Final Playoff Spot To Come Down To Past Champions Johnson, Kenseth, Kyle Busch at Kansas

With 12 drivers still eligible to win this year’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship, 42-percent of them have won a Cup championship in the past. But, 60-percent of those past champions are in danger of not even making it to the Round of 8. Currently, Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth sit eighth, ninth 10th respectively in the Cup playoff standings. With only eight drivers making out of the second round, all three of them are in danger of being eliminated. With Kansas Speedway this weekend being the…

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Busch Feeling Good About Kansas Chances, Why Hamlin, Kenseth Should Be Worried

You would think the Toyota camp would be elated to be going to another 1.5-mile track this weekend. After all, they’ve been down right dominate on intermediate tracks during the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Well, some of the Toyota camp is joyful heads to the Kansas Speedway for this weekend’s race, while some are not. If you look at Kyle Busch’s average finishing position on the 1.5-mile track, you’d see it’s 17.74. Immediately, you’re going to think he’s in trouble. With a 29th place finish at Charlotte…

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Stage Points The Reason McMurray, Kyle Busch, Kenseth, Stenhouse All in Trouble Leaving Talladega

Talladega, Ala – When the predictions came in for who would be eliminated from the Round of 12 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, two of the four drivers not picked to move on were Jamie McMurray and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Nothing against them, but they weren’t having the seasons that they needed to in order seriously contend for this year’s title. Their best shots to advance onto the next round were to win at Talladega. McMurray, was involved in a Lap 25 crash. He’d finish 37th. Stenhouse, was…

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2018 NASCAR Silly Season Update

As the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs are heating up, so are the silly season rumors. Just this week alone, another driver was made available via free agency as Front Row Motorsports announced that Landon Cassill won’t be back for the team in 2018. But, a possible destination for a free agent was taken away too, as Furniture Row Racing announced that they were shutting down the No. 77 Toyota entry due to a lack of funding. So, what’s left? Who’s rumored to go where? Here’s what we’re hearing. 

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Joe Gibbs Racing Strong On Friday at Charlotte

Concord, NC – The first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice session of the weekend proved to not be very indicative on how the Joe Gibbs Racing cars would perform this weekend at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Just one of their four cars were in the top 10 of the speed charts. In fact, they were 4-16-17-21 in the opening practice at the 1.5-mile North Carolina track. But, in qualifying later on in the day, they flipped the script. 

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Hamlin Earns Bank of America 500 Pole (2 p.m. ET/NBC/PRN) Kenseth To Start 2nd

Concord, NC – Last week, Toyota put five cars in the top six of the starting lineup for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover. This weekend, they will take three of the top four starting spots. Denny Hamlin powered his No. 11 Toyota to the pole for Sunday’s Bank of America 500 (2 p.m. ET/NBC/PRN), as the Joe Gibbs Racing driver qualified with a speed of 191.598 mph in the third and final round of Coors Light Pole Award qualifying. 

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Martin Truex Jr. Wins The Pole for Sunday’s Apache Warrior 400 (2 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN) at Dover

Dover, DE – Kyle Busch was well on his way to sweeping the first round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs pole positions. He started first at Chicagoland as well as New Hampshire and there his No. 18 Toyota sat on top of the leaderboard in Round 1, Round 2 and in the third and final round of Coors Light Pole Award qualifying on Friday afternoon at the Dover International Speedway. Instead, Martin Truex Jr. had other thoughts in mind. 

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