5 Storylines For Stewart Haas Racing For 2018 Cup Season

After a year under their belt with Ford power, Stewart-Haas Racing enters the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series campaign with high hopes. They won the Daytona 500 last February with Kurt Busch and saw Kevin Harvick make it all the way to the Championship 4 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2017. But, can they make 2018 a banner season? Here are their five storylines for the upcoming season. 

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Now That Busch And SHR Have Signed, How Silly Season Has Shaped Up And What’s Left

The long awaited announcement on what Kurt Busch and Stewart-Haas Racing would do is now over, as the two sides have mutually agreed on a new contract that will keep the reigning Daytona 500 champion with the organization for another season. The move wasn’t surprising though. Busch, was wanting more money as obviously the new deal is less than his previous contract, but he also wasn’t going to leave if he couldn’t find a ride as competitive as the one he was in. With how the chips fell in silly…

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Kurt Busch Wise To Stay With Stewart-Haas Racing, The Reason This Deal Took So Long

On Tuesday, Kurt Busch signed a one-year deal to remain with Stewart-Haas Racing for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. The move wasn’t shocking at all being that Busch has been in the No. 41 Ford for the last four seasons. Really, the only shock to me was that this deal didn’t get done sooner. Back on Aug. 1, SHR informed Busch that they wouldn’t be honoring their option for his contract next season. While it seemed shocking that SHR would let a talented driver like Busch go,…

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Kurt Busch Signs 1 Year Deal To Remain With Stewart Haas Racing

The deal is finally done as Kurt Busch has agreed to a one-year contract with Stewart-Haas Racing for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Busch, 39, confirmed the move on Wednesday. The Las Vegas native first joined SHR in 2014 as that year really helped his image. After a fall out with Team Penske in 2011, he’d land with Phoenix Racing in 2012. Then, it was onto Furniture Row Racing for the 2013 season. After cleaning up his past, Busch was set to join SHR for 2014. Team…

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Tony Stewart On The Verge Of A 3rd Cup Championship As An Owner In 7 Years, 2017 Could Cap Banner Year For SHR

When you look at the “big” teams in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Hendrick Motorsports, Joe Gibbs Racing and Team Penske are pretty much the “big 3” in the sport. Each, are top dogs for their own manufacturers. Back in the 70s, 80s and 90s, it was Richard Petty Motorsports and Richard Childress Racing. Then, it was made into those three. But, one team owner is saying not so fast. Tony Stewart bought into Gene Haas’ racing team for the 2009 season. He left a stable ride at JGR…

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Kurt Busch Bad Fast This Weekend at Texas, Can He Steal Playoff Win?

Fort Worth, TX – A non eligible playoff driver has a very difficult time winning a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. In fact, it hasn’t happened at all this season. The main reason though, is the drivers that are still eligible for the title, are contending for a wins for good reason, they’re the best out there. Plus, if you’ve already been eliminated from the playoffs, it’s because you weren’t winning to begin with. Even further, the non playoff drivers in the field aren’t as aggressive because they don’t want…

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Kurt Busch Wins The Pole For Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 (2 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN) In Record Setting Fashion

Fort Worth, TX – It was a record shattering day at the Texas Motor Speedway on Friday. Kurt Busch not only set the Texas NASCAR track record, but he also set the quickest qualifying lap for a 1.5-mile track in general. Busch, circled the 1.5-mile North Texas track with a speed of 200.915 mph in his No. 41 Ford. It was Busch’s first Coors Light Pole Award of the season as the non playoff eligible driver will start on the top spot for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 (2 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN). The…

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