Regan Smith to Fill in for Aric Almirola in This Weekend’s Coca-Cola 600

With Aric Almirola out indefinitely, Richard Petty Motorsports needs a replacement driver for the interim. In last weekend’s Monster Energy Open, RPM tabbed Regan Smith as the replacement. This weekend, Smith will drive the No. 43 Ford again, this time in the Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Smith, drove to a fourth-place finish last weekend and did so with only 85 minutes of practice under his belt. He will drive the U.S. Air Force car this weekend, paying tribute to fallen Senior Airmen Mark Forester. 

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Why Kasey Kahne and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Both Need Top 5’s In Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600

It’s not time to ring the alarm just yet for Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kasey Kahne and Dale Earnhardt Jr. but if another bad finish occurs in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, then it may be time to start the signal for it. Right now, they sits a disappointing 16th and 25th respectively in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points standings. If 12 races go by and they’re still not challenging for top fives, then it’s time to start writing them off as championship contenders for 2017.…

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Can Martin Truex Jr. Go Back-to-Back in the Coca-Cola 600?

If you ask me, go ahead and give Martin Truex Jr. the checkered flag and race winning trophy for this Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Now, I know that anything can happen and that seems premature to say, but is there a driver right now that enters this weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race with as much momentum as the Furniture Row Racing driver? Truex, won the last points paying race at Kansas earlier this month. He also has two wins all season, both on 1.5-mile…

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Kyle Larson Has Good Shot at Another Win on Sunday Night in Coca-Cola 600

The 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season has gone about as good as one could go for points leader Kyle Larson. The Chip Ganassi Racing driver has five top two’s and seven top six finishes in 11 races. The only problem is, that he’s only taken his No. 42 Chevrolet to victory lane just once all year despite those lofty stats. But, that could change on Sunday night at the Charlotte Motor Speedway for NASCAR’s longest race of the season, the Coca-Cola 600. Larson, has yet to finish in…

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Jimmie Johnson Driver to Watch This Weekend in Charlotte

As weird as this sounds, I think Jimmie Johnson is a sleeper to win this weekend’s Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The reason a seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion and eight time winner at the 1.5-mile track is labeled as a sleeper is, no one is talking about him as a favorite for this weekend’s race. Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson are the ones everybody is picking to win. Johnson?

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Kyle Busch Wins Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race

It’s been a rough start to the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season for the entire Joe Gibbs Racing organization. At this point last year, JGR had seven wins in the first 12 races. This season? Zero. But, Kyle Busch gave them some hope on Saturday night, as the Las Vegas native took his No. 18 Toyota to victory lane for the first time of his career in NASCAR’s All-Star race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. 

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Regan Smith Will Fill In for Aric Almirola in No. 43 for Saturday Night’s All-Star Race

Regan Smith will make his return to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this weekend, as he will fill in for injured Aric Almirola in the No. 43 Ford for Richard Petty Motorsports. Smith, will drive in Saturday night’s Monster Energy Open (6 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN) in a substitute role, as Almirola suffered a compression fracture to his T5 vertebra as a result of a scary multi-car accident last Saturday night at the Kansas Speedway. An update on Almirola’s condition will be given at the Charlotte Motor Speedway at 11 a.m.…

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