Can Keselowski Go 4 Straight In Richmond? Why All 3 Penske Drivers Can Win

No one is arguably as hot right now in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series than Team Penske. Brad Keselowski won the final two races of the regular season and the opening race of the playoffs to earn three straight trips to victory lane. Also, all three drivers are in good spots to advance to the Round of 12. But, if they want to definitely get all three drivers through, Ryan Blaney needs to finish better on Saturday night in Richmond. Blaney, has made five career starts in the Cup…

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Has Keselowski Made It The “Big 4?”

All year, we wondered if anyone could seriously threaten the “Big 3” in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. It was Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr’s title to lose. One problem, in order to complete the Championship 4 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, we needed one more driver. Well, as we head into the second race of the playoffs this weekend in Richmond, maybe that driver has emerged as Brad Keselowski. Can we really have the same four drivers vying for this year’s championship?

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NASCAR Showing That Heat Of The Day Could Really Improve Races On 1.5-Mile Tracks, Why Drafting Package May Not Be Needed On Them

Everyone keeps talking about how NASCAR needs to change up their cars in the future to allow for better racing. While I agree with that in theory, one thing that’s happening recently and one that’s kind of flying under the radar too, is just how good the racing has been when the events are run in the heat of the day. Think about it, two of the better races during the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season have been run in near 100 degree temperatures. Remember that race at…

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Smith Earns 12th Place Finish In 2nd Start Since Last June

Prior to last week, Regan Smith hadn’t driven a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series car since June 2017. When Aric Almirola was injured last year, Smith was one of the drivers called to sub. He finished 22nd in Charlotte and 34th in Dover. Then, when Kasey Kahne would announce that he would sit out last weeks Brickyard 400, Smith got the call again. Literally, he was called on a golf course asking if he’d sub. Kahne, then announced that he’d sit out at least the next three races allowing Smith…

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Keselowski Earns 3rd Straight Win In Wild Race At Vegas, Penske’s 500th Career Victory Too

Team Penske made a large statement on Sunday. Brad Keselowski took his No. 2 Ford to victory lane for the third consecutive week as he led the final 21 laps en route to a big win in the opening race of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. Once again, Keselowski benefitted from a late pit call which his No. 2 Ford crew got him out of the pits in the lead. He’d never look back despite several late race yellows. It was Keselowski’s 27th win of his Cup Series…

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Penske Makes A Statement In Vegas

Brad Keselowski entered Sunday’s opening race of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs on the heels of two straight victories. But, despite winning each of the last two races, most didn’t think that he nor his Team Penske organization had the amount of speed that it was going to take to seriously compete for this year’s championship. Well, after Sunday’s South Point 400 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, they made a statement. 

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Big 3 Continue To Struggle, But Truex Gets Back On Track

We’ve seen four straight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races now that the “Big 3” failed to win a race. In fact, they’re just 1 for the last 6. Before that, they had won four of the last five and 16 of the first 19. I wrote leading into Sunday’s South Point 400 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway that we’re they slowing down or was everyone else catching up. Well, on Sunday, some of the top guys that we’re catching up crashed. 

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Hendrick Looked Strong Until Mistakes In Final Stage In Vegas

The speed that the entire Hendrick Motorsports camp was missing throughout the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular season all the sudden showed up in the opening race of the playoffs on Sunday at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The only problem was, the finishes didn’t back up the speed. The first two stages went great for all four HMS drivers. Alex Bowman finished third and ninth respectively in his No. 88 Chevrolet in the opening two stages. Jimmie Johnson was 17th and fourth while Chase Elliott was fifth…

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Joe Gibbs Racing Struggles In Sunday’s South Point 400

Joe Gibbs Racing should have been among the favorites for Sunday’s South Point 400 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. They had three of the top four starters on the 1.5-mile track and were arguably the top team to beat. Unfortunately, all four of their drivers struggled. 

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Chip Ganassi Racing Surging With Larson’s Top 5 Finish

Kyle Larson looked to be the fastest driver on the Las Vegas Motor Speedway race track until his right front tire went down on his No. 42 Chevrolet on Lap 70. He moved up from his 12th place starting spot all the way up to the top three with 10 laps-to-go in the opening stage of Sunday’s South Point 400 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Then, the tire went down. 

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