Pit Strategy Pays Off For Busch But Nothing Went His Way In 4th Place Finish

HOMESTEAD, Fla – Kyle Busch just didn’t have it on Sunday. Neither did his pit crew. When given track position, his No. 18 Toyota just didn’t have enough launch of power to keep it as he went from first on the final restart to finish fourth in Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. “I don’t know how much adjustments we were doing and happening and things like that,” Busch said of his day in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season finale. “We were so bad tonight on the…

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Who Wins The 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship On Sunday?

HOMESTEAD, Fla – Alright, the time is here. It’s time to crown the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion on Sunday. But, who will it be? After three practice sessions and qualifying to set the field for Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, here’s who I think will win the title and who finishes second through fourth. 

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“Big 3” Would Be Upset But Fine If 1 Of Them Wins Title On Sunday, Would Be Upset If It’s Logano

HOMESTEAD, Fla – Joey Logano is remaining quiet this week. While he said on Thursday that he still considers himself the favorite to win this year’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship, the Team Penske driver said that his driving at the Homestead-Miami Speedway will do the talking. But, Logano is also an underdog in some people’s minds. See, Logano has just two victories in 2018. One was on a superspeedway, the other on a short track. Martin Truex Jr. thinks the win in Martinsville should have been his and that…

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Busch Having Career Year, Can He Capitalize By Winning Championship Sunday?

I kind of feels like Kyle Busch is getting shuffled out of the championship discussion for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Martin Truex Jr. is the defending champion and the overall story of the weekend with Furniture Row Racing shutting down upon the completion of Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). How can that not be the top story? Then there’s Kevin Harvick and the drama surrounding the team amid the L-1 penalty suffered from Texas. He has the top overall speed this season and is…

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Despite Slower 2nd Part Of The Season, “Big 3” Still Make It To Homestead

For the first 21 races of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, everyone wondered who the fourth member would be in the Championship 4 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. We all figured Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch were permanently in. Rightfully so too. Through the July race at Pocono, the “Big 3” had won 16 of the opening 21 races to the year. Factor in winning eight of the 10 playoff races in 2017, and you had no reason to believe that they wouldn’t be competing…

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Will Sunday Produce A 1st Time Cup Champion, Or 2nd Time? It’s Logano vs. The “Big 3”

With the four drivers vying to win the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship on Sunday, we know one thing will occur, it will either be a first time champion or second time. Joey Logano is the only one of the four to have never won a Cup Series title before. The other three (Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr.) have each hoisted the championship trophy once. Ironically enough, all have come in the last four years too. Harvick, won in 2014 while Busch and Truex Jr.…

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Kyle Busch Earns Phoenix Win, Clinches Championship 4 Spot, Why He Thought About But Didn’t Let Almirola By

AVONDALE, AZ – Kyle Busch thought about it. The thought crossed his mind. But, he decided against it. Busch, drove his No. 18 Toyota to victory lane on Sunday at the ISM Raceway in Phoenix for the eighth time of the season and 51st of his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career. It stamped his name into the Championship 4 as he will battle Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. for the 2018 title. But, that thought. Man, that thought. 

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Truex And Busch Will Make It Hard For Anyone Not In Top 4 To Get In At Phoenix

Heading into the final race of the Round of 8, it looks like unless Kurt Busch, Chase Elliott, Aric Almirola or Clint Bowyer win Sunday’s Can Am 500 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at the ISM Raceway in Phoenix, then the Championship 4 is set. Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. are 28 and 25 points up on the bubble respectively. With how strong that they’ve been at Phoenix lately, don’t expect either of these two to stumble. Yes, both had some bad luck at Texas, but do you really…

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Will “Big 3” Dominate Sunday In Texas?

Through the first 21 races of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. combined to win 16 of them. Take out the three restrictor plate races and they were 16-for-18. Heck, if you go back to last year’s playoffs, they won 24 of the last 31 races. The only ones they didn’t win were the four restrictor plate races, Phoenix, Martinsville and Michigan. But, over the last 12 races, they’ve won just twice. In last year’s playoffs, they went 8-for-10. In this…

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Playoff Points Proving Key For “Big 3” Can They All Still Make It To Homestead?

When Kyle Busch was victorious at the Pocono Raceway back at the end of July, everyone assumed the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship was the “Big 3’s” to lose. After all, dating back to the start of last year’s playoffs, Busch, Martin Truex Jr. and Kevin Harvick had combined to win 24 of the last 31 races to that point of the season. If you take out the plate races, they were 24-for-27. But, over the last 12 races on the year, they’ve combined to win just twice.…

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