Are We Set Up For More Parity In 2019?

With where we stand heading into Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, I have to wonder if we are in store for even more parity during the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. I wouldn’t have said that in late July when the “Big 3” had combined to win 16 of the first 21 races of this season. The only ones they didn’t win where the three plate races and the two that were won by Clint Bowyer. Mix that with them…

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Despite Slower 2nd Part Of The Season, “Big 3” Still Make It To Homestead

For the first 21 races of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, everyone wondered who the fourth member would be in the Championship 4 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. We all figured Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch were permanently in. Rightfully so too. Through the July race at Pocono, the “Big 3” had won 16 of the opening 21 races to the year. Factor in winning eight of the 10 playoff races in 2017, and you had no reason to believe that they wouldn’t be competing…

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Will Sunday Produce A 1st Time Cup Champion, Or 2nd Time? It’s Logano vs. The “Big 3”

With the four drivers vying to win the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship on Sunday, we know one thing will occur, it will either be a first time champion or second time. Joey Logano is the only one of the four to have never won a Cup Series title before. The other three (Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr.) have each hoisted the championship trophy once. Ironically enough, all have come in the last four years too. Harvick, won in 2014 while Busch and Truex Jr.…

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After Dominating Homestead Last Year, Custer Looking For Repeat Performance, 2018 Championship

Stewart-Haas Racing has a very real opportunity to win two of the three NASCAR championships this season. Cole Custer is eligible to win the NASCAR XFINITY Series title and Kevin Harvick can do so in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. First things first though, Custer needs to win Saturday’s Ford EcoBoost 300 (3:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Custer, dominated last year’s race en route to his first career win in the series. I mean it wasn’t even close. He put a pounding on the field. If he can replicate…

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Reddick Looking To Bookend Season By Winning Season Finale, Give No. 9 Chevrolet 3rd Championship In 5 Years

What a crazy season its been for Tyler Reddick. He narrowly beat his JR Motorsports teammate of Elliott Sadler in a wild season opening race at Daytona. The margin of victory was a tie. He would go nine starts before he’d score his next top five finish, a fifth place run in early May at Dover. From there, it would be 14 more starts before Reddick got his No. 9 Chevrolet into the top five of the final finishing order. That’s right, Reddick had just three top five finishes in…

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Can Hemric Win Championship Despite 0 Career Wins?

Daniel Hemric is back in the Championship 4. He went to Homestead last year as a rookie with a shot at the NASCAR XFINITY Series championship. It came down to him vs. the JR Motorsports threesome. Hemric, didn’t have enough. Now, he’s back wanting to end his XFINITY Series career with some hardware. See, Hemric is heading to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2019. He was promoted and will remain with Richard Childress Racing and replace Ryan Newman in NASCAR’s premiere series. 

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Parity Big In XFINITY Series Championship 4

Last year, we had four Chevrolet cars vying for the 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series championship. Three of those four belonged to the same team, JR Motorsports. This year, we have the complete opposite. Cole Custer, Christopher Bell, Daniel Hemric and Tyler Reddick will battle each other for the 2018 title this weekend at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. This year, we have all three manufacturers in the final round and four different teams too. Stewart-Haas Racing (Custer) represents Ford. Joe Gibbs Racing (Bell) are part of Toyota. Richard Childress Racing (Hemric) and…

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Sauter Looking To Add To Truck Series Legacy, His Teammate Justin Haley Eyeing 2018 Championship

The 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship goes through GMS Racing. That’s just my opinion, but one that I feel is justified. They’ve been the most dominant team throughout the course of the season and have half of the field in the Championship 4. Out of them, I honestly feel this is Johnny Sauter’s title to lose. If he does win the championship, we have to start looking at him like a future Hall of Famer. I mean this would be championship No. 2 for the Wisconsin native. Both…

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Moffitt, Hattori Racing Enterprises The Little Team That Could

Hattori Racing Enterprises started off their NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career in 2013 with Brett Moffitt. Here they are five years later with Moffitt back as their driver with a shot at winning the 2018 championship. While on the surface it may seem like this team built with Moffitt for five years for this opportunity, but if you dig deeper, it’s far from it. That 2013 race at Michigan that Moffitt appeared in was the only start for the two sides together that year. The No. 16 entry actually…

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Will Engine Wars Dictate Who Wins Truck Series Championship Friday Night

After Friday night’s NACAR Camping World Truck Series race at Phoenix, a war between words between two teams have taken place. The war is all predicated by engine packages. Hattori Racing Enterprises have been using a OEM from Joe Gibbs Racing and Toyota. The engine according to some teams, had given them an advantage. While a majority of the teams have went with the spec engine produced by Ilmor or dubbed NT1. 

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