Furniture Row Racing Strong Weekend So Far in Richmond

Last weekend at the Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway, Furniture Row Racing was stellar. Martin Truex Jr. and his teammate Erik Jones ran inside the top five for most of the afternoon in Monday’s rain delayed Food City 500, before Jones had an issue and Truex was caught speeding on pit road. Truex though, led 116 of the 500 laps at Bristol and finished eighth while Jones came home 17th. But, in practice they were strong too. 

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Part of NASCAR’s Decline, They’ve Turned Their Backs On the Southern Fan Base

Lately, everyone has been questioning where the NASCAR fan base is going. Year over year, both attendance as well as TV ratings are on a sharp decline. That’s led to a ton of questions on where that once growing fan base, is going. Now, with Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s retirement announcement, folks are even more worried about what’s to come for 2018 and beyond. Well, after doing some deep digging, the answer may be right in front of our faces. NASCAR is losing their roots. They’re losing their original fan base…

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Rick Hendrick Appreciative of Earnhardt, “There Will Never Be Another Dale Earnhardt Jr.”

When Dale Earnhardt Jr. signed with Hendrick Motorsports in 2008, Earnhardt nation was stunned. Their leader, their savior, was going to the “darkside.” Prior to that, since 1993, Hendrick was treated like a rival to the Earnhardt fans. It all stemmed from the Jeff Gordon vs. Dale Earnhardt battles. But, what most people don’t know, is behind the scenes, Gordon and Earnhardt were actually friends. Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr., well they were friends too. So, within the garage, Earnhardt going to Hendrick Motorsports wasn’t as shocking as it seemed. 

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Can Kyle Busch Get Joe Gibbs Racing to Victory Lane Sunday in Richmond

Its been a trying year for the entire Joe Gibbs Racing camp during the 2017 NASCAR season. Out of the first eight races in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, six different teams have won already. Unfortunately for JGR, they’re not among those six teams. In fact, they’ve struggled a bunch all year, with only Kyle Busch among the four standing out so far. With that being said, can Busch put JGR in victory lane for the first time all season this weekend at the Richmond International Raceway?

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NASCAR Facing Harsh Reality to Find New Fan Engaging Stars Quickly

From Richard Petty, Donnie/Bobby Allison, Cale Yarborough, Darrell Waltrip, Buddy Baker etc, to Dale Earnhardt, Davey Allison, Bill Elliott, Mark Martin etc, to Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr, etc. to whom? That’s NASCAR’s major problem now. All but one of those aforementioned drivers, well they’ve either retired, passed away, or will soon be retired. But, like that list states, there’s always been a bridge to gap the loss of one iconic group of drivers to another. In the last two years, NASCAR has seen Gordon, Stewart,…

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Hendrick Has to Make the Right Hire To Replace Dale Earnhardt Jr

Here’s something to think about, right now, at this moment, the Hendrick Motorsports driver lineup could be Jimmie Johnson, Chase Elliott, Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski. Seriously, that could be their team right now. If they didn’t hire Mark Martin and Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2008 and 2009, they’d have those two drivers instead. Busch and Keselowski have gone away to other teams and have shined. Meanwhile, Martin, Earnhardt Jr. and Kasey Kahne have been the drivers since. Martin and Kahne have combined to win 10 races in the No. 5…

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Top Options to Replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Hendrick

Dale Earnhardt Jr. shocked the NASCAR world on Tuesday when he announced that the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season would be his last. Earnhardt, has made 603 career Cup starts over the course of 17 full-time seasons. He’s also missed 20 races due to concussions, which is even more of a reason to why he’s ready to hang up his helmet. But, with Earnhardt stepping away, who’s left to fill in?

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