Tire Problems Wreck Havoc For Playoff Bubble Contenders Sunday in Michigan

Brooklyn, MI – If any of the 16th, 17th, and 18th place drivers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff standings had any luck in their side in Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 at the Michigan International Speedway, they could have either put more distance between the other two, or made up a ton of ground in the standings. But, tires had other thoughts in their mind. Entering Sunday’s race at the two-mile Irish Hills oval, Matt Kenseth led Clint Bowyer by 28 points in the standings for the final playoff…

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Top 5 Favorites For Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN) at Michigan

Brooklyn, MI – This weekend is proving to be tough to predict who will be strong for Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN). Ford drivers have been very strong at the Michigan International Speedway, but they’ve also only led two laps here back in June. Plus, they’ve only led just eight percent of the overall laps over the last five weeks. On the flip side, Toyota drivers have led 875 of the last 992 laps the last five races and with the two-mile Irish Hills track rewarding the manufacturers with…

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Team Penske Earns Lockout Of Front Row, Keselowski On Pure Michigan 400 Pole (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN)

Brooklyn, MI – Friday was Fords day at the Michigan International Speedway. Ryan Blaney was fastest in practice earlier this afternoon, then the Wood Brothers driver was quickest in the first two rounds of Coors Light Pole Award qualifying at the two-mile track this evening. Unfortunately, if not for a bobble in the final round, he would have been on the pole. Instead, he will start 12th on Sunday. But, when it was all said and done, another Ford tandem was left standing on top. 

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Why Kenseth Is the Best Choice In No. 5 Chevrolet Instead of Byron At The Moment For Hendrick Motorsports

Hendrick Motorsports announced on Monday that Kasey Kahne won’t be back with the team for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. That honestly wasn’t much of a shock to the racing world. But, rumors are starting to swirl on who will be in the No. 5 Chevrolet for the 2018 season instead. HMS said that they will have a driver announcement at a later date, meaning that car will likely be on the grid next year. He even said as much at Indy last month. 

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Kenseth, Kahne, Kurt Busch All Free Agents, Where Do They Land? Why They’re Free Agents Anyways

In baseball, three “k’s” mean three strikes and you’re out. Well, in NASCAR, it means the same right now. The three “K’s” are currently without rides for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, with Matt Kenseth, Kurt Busch and now recently Kasey Kahne all listed as notable free agents for the next year. Kenseth, was replaced by Erik Jones with Joe Gibbs Racing in the No. 20 Toyota, but both Busch and Kahne are out with Stewart-Haas Racing and Hendrick Motorsports respectively due to their options not being…

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Martin Truex Jr/Toyota’s Dominate I Love New York 355 at Watkins Glen

Martin Truex Jr. and Toyota’s are on a roll. After seeing 11 different race winners in as many races the last 11 weeks, Truex becomes the first repeat winner in the last three months when he took his No. 78 Toyota to victory lane at the Watkins Glen International road course on Sunday afternoon. Truex, had a dominate car, but he was better at making it go slower in the end than faster. See, with only three total caution flags flying on the day, two of which for the end…

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Will Watkins Glen Really Shake Up Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Wildcard Bubble, Sizing Up the Field

We’re down to just five races left in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular season and with that being said, the playoff bubble is still wide open. Currently, 14 different drivers have won the 21 races to this point in the season. 13 of which though can use those wins as a spot in the playoffs come September. With that being said, that means we only have three wildcard spots open and really five main drivers vying for those positions. But, with Watkins Glen next on the schedule, the…

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