Busch, Harvick, Truex Leaps and Bounds Ahead Of Everyone Else In 2018

Parity is normally high in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. We’d threaten to have 16 winners heading into the playoffs each of the last two years. But, in 2018, three drivers have combined to win seven of the nine races. If you’re looking at a favorite to win the 2018 Cup championship, look no further than Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick or Martin Truex Jr. That trio of drivers are the ones everyone is trying to beat right now. The problem is, no one has enough speed to catch them.…

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Truex Almost Out Of Rough Stretch Of Races

Heading into the a five race stretch that started at the Martinsville Speedway and ended at the Talladega Superspeedway, Martin Truex Jr. was aware of what kind of stretch that he could have. See, at that part of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, Truex had just swept all three stages at Fontana and coming into the race with four straight top five finishes. But, look at his stats at the upcoming tracks. 

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For 3rd Time In Last 4 Richmond Races, Truex Leads The Most Laps But Doesn’t Win

Martin Truex Jr. has to be wondering what he ever did to the Richmond Raceway. Richmond was the spot that started his downward spiral in NASCAR. It was the site that he thought at the time that he raced his way into the playoffs, only to be taken back out, when it was deemed that his then Michael Waltrip Racing teammate Clint Bowyer purposely brought out a late caution flag which helped aid in Truex making it into NASCAR’s postseason. In the aftermath of that, Truex would get taken out…

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Truex Earns Toyota Owners 400 (6:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) Pole

Martin Truex Jr. is a pole machine. The Furniture Row Racing driver earned his third Busch Pole Award of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season and 18th of his career, as he will start first in Saturday night’s Toyota Owners 400 (6:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Truex, turned a lap of 123.859 mph in his No. 78 Toyota in the third and final round of knockout qualifying to earn the top starting spot at the Richmond Raceway. 

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Truex Hoping To Get Back To Form Saturday Night In Richmond

Martin Truex Jr. had a great start to the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. He was running in the top five in the closing laps of the season opening Daytona 500, but was caught up in a crash not of his doing. He’d finish 18th as a result. The next five straight races, he finished in the top five in each. But, starting at Texas a few weeks ago, he’s struggled. He was involved in early crashes at Texas and Bristol and hasn’t finished in the top 30…

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Truex/Larson/Keselowski Could Struggle Again This Weekend In Bristol

Last weekend in Texas, Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Larson and Brad Keselowski had miserable days. All three crashed out of the race and suffered their worst days of the year. But, I caution that they could be in store for long days again this weekend at the Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway. Lets start with Truex. He saw his 13 race top 10 streak on 1.5-mile tracks end with a crash at the end of the first stage of the race last Sunday. At Bristol, he has an average finishing position…

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Harvick Says “We’re Better Than Truex” And Stats Prove Him Right

Martin Truex Jr. set a single season record for most wins on intermediate tracks for one year. Seven of his eight victories during the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season happened on 1.5-mile tracks. That earned him the title of king of the intermediate tracks. But, another driver is saying not so fast. In fact, Kevin Harvick says Truex isn’t the best on intermediate tracks, he is. 

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Truex Had 2 Tracks Circled This Offseason To Win At, 1 He Did Win Already, Texas Up Next

Heading into the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, Martin Truex Jr. had a main goal of repeating as Cup champion. Another goal was to cross off two tracks that he’s had strong cars at recently, but not won at before. Well, he’s 1-for-1 on that list, with a chance to knock off both tracks by time we even hit May. Truex, wanted to get to victory lane at Fontana and Texas in 2018. He felt like both owed him wins. “We’ve settled one score in California and it’s…

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Can Kyle Busch Or Martin Truex Jr. Dethrone Kevin Harvick And Team Penske On Sunday In Texas

It’s not much of a secret, the top drivers to beat in Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 (2 p.m. ET/FS1/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) is going to be Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick and the Team Penske trio of drivers. That’s six drivers that could honestly finish in spots 1-6. With how the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season is shaping up so far, I really can’t see anyone other than these six drivers winning the acutal race this weekend. The favorite has to be Harvick though right?

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5 Early Favorites, 5 Early Sleepers, 5 Don’t Touch Drivers For Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 (2 p.m. ET/FS1/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

After a week off to recharge their batteries, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers return to action this weekend at the Texas Motor Speedway. So far, three drivers stand out as favorites to land the 2018 title. Did all three make my favorites list? I also have five early sleepers to keep an eye out on. In the last race in Martinsville, I had Clint Bowyer on this list. If you threw a couple bucks his way based off the early line, you would be a lot richer right…

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