Busch’s XFINITY Series Win At Pocono Now An L-1 Penalty

NASCAR hit the No. 18 team in the Xfinity Series with an L1-level penalty following last weekend’s action at Pocono Raceway. The No. 18 did not meet height measurements in post-race inspection, violating Sections 20.17.3.2.1.2.a of the NASCAR Rule Book. Crew chief Eric Phillips was fined $10,000 and suspended for the next NASCAR Xfinity Series championship points event (Saturday’s LTi Printing 250 at Michigan International Speedway). The team was also assessed with the loss of 10 owner points. Kyle Busch drove the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota to the…

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Truex, Busch And Harvick’s Dominance Eye Opening

Parity used to ring kind in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. But, over the last calendar year, that is becoming to be a foregone conclusion. In fact, if you go back to one year ago today, 36 races to be exact, three drivers are leaps and bounds better than anyone else competing in the series on a full time basis. There are 36 races in a Cup season, so this in theory is a full seasons worth of data. Take a look at what Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch…

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Big 3 Dominate Pocono With Truex Earning Pocono 400 Victory

Why else would anyone think that this year’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series “Big 3” would dominate Sunday’s race at the Pocono Raceway? Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. had the top three speeds in final practice on Saturday and all three started in the top five for Sunday’s Pocono 400. So, when the trio combine to lead 133 of the 160 laps for Sunday’s race and take three of the top four finishing positions, is anyone really shocked?

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Kyle Busch Overcomes Early Pit Road Speeding Penalty, Dominates XFINITY Series Race In Pocono

It only took two laps before Kyle Busch moved his way into the lead in Saturday afternoon’s Pocono Green 250. He’d easily win the first stage of the race and look like he’d have the car to beat at the Pocono Raceway this weekend. But, on his first pit stop after the opening stage break, his No. 18 Toyota was hit with a speeding penalty. That forced him to the back. 

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Look For Sunday’s Pocono 400 (2 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) To Be Dominated By NASCAR’s Big 3 Right Now

As we have reached the midway mark of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular season, it’s a preconceived notion that three of the four spots for the Championship 4 at Homestead are already accounted for. Between Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr., the championship at this point goes through them. Combined, they’ve won 10 of the first 13 races in 2018. With this weekend’s race being at the Pocono Raceway, I don’t see how someone other than these three drivers land in victory lane in Sunday’s Pocono…

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For 2nd Time In 3 Years, Coca Cola 600 Dominated, This Time Kyle Busch Victorious

For the second time in the last three years, the Coca Cola 600 ended with a ho-hum race. Two years ago, Martin Truex Jr. led 392 of the 400 laps en route to a dominating victory. On Sunday night, it was Kyle Busch’s turn. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver led 377 out of the 400 laps in this year’s race in winning for the first time at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competition. Busch, made history Sunday night by capturing his first victory on the…

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Keselowski/Busch Dominate Alsco 300 As Keselowski Wins Rain Marred Race

The return of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stars to the NASCAR XFINITY Series occurred this weekend, as Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski combined to lead 171 out of the 204 laps at the Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday afternoon. In the end, Keselowski led the final 44 laps en route to his fourth career XFINITY Series win on the 1.5-mile track. The Team Penske driver becomes the first driver to win multiple races in 2018, as the first 10 races to the year saw a different winner in…

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Kyle Busch Earn Coca-Cola 600 (6 p.m. ET/FOX/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) Pole

Kyle Busch sped to his 30th career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pole on Friday as he turned a lap of 191.836 mph en route to the Coca-Cola 600 (6 p.m. ET/FOX/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) pole. Busch, topped two of his teammates in scoring his fourth Busch Pole Award of the 2018 season. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver is desperately trying to turn his season back around after having three straight ho-hum races in his No. 18 Toyota. 

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Sauter Wins Truck Series Race In Charlotte, Busch Blasts Pit Crew

As drivers battled for position behind him, Johnny Sauter pulled away his No. 21 GMS Racing Chevrolet during the final 10-lap run to win Friday night’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. “We won Charlotte!” an elated Sauter screamed over his radio as he crossed the finish line 1.340 seconds ahead of Kyle Busch, who was frustrated in his attempt at a series-record tying 51st victory. A few minutes later, in Victory Lane, Sauter, the pole winner, reveled in the significance…

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Truex, Kyle Busch Drivers To Watch On Saturday Night

The two drivers to beat for Saturday night’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Kansas Speedway has to be Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch. The duo have combined to win four races already in 2018, with Busch taking three checkered flags first and Truex one. But, they could add to that total under the lights this weekend, because both have been so dominant at the 1.5-mile track lately. Truex, swept both races in 2017 after leading 104 laps last May and 91 more in the fall. He…

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