5 Sleepers For Sunday’s 60th Annual Daytona 500 (2:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – Everyone loves a good Cinderella story right? That’s what moves the needle for the NCAA Tournament each year. Everyone wants to find the small school that can knock off the giants. Well, what about in racing? Vegas and I agree on the favorites, as all five of mine are in the top seven of theirs. READ: 5 Favorites For Sunday’s Daytona 500 READ: 60th annual Daytona 500 Starting Lineup But, what about some darkhorses? I list five sleepers for Sunday’s 60th annual Daytona 500 (2:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM…

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Paul Menard Seaching For Wood Brothers 100th Cup Victory In Sunday’s Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – One name to keep an eye out on for Sunday’s 60th annual Daytona 500 is Paul Menard. While the Team Penske trio is stealing all the headlines among the favorites, we can’t sleep on Menard either. He recently moved from Richard Childress Racing to the Wood Brothers for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season and should immediately be a favorite for this weekend’s season opener. One reason is the Wood Brothers are a Ford team. Ford drivers have won seven straight points paying restrictor plate…

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Wood Brothers Secure 2018 Charter

Wood Brothers Racing today announced a long-term partnership with Archie St. Hilaire, owner of Go FAS Racing. The agreement grants full operating control of one of the 36 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Charters to the Wood Brothers and its iconic No. 21 Ford. The Charter guarantees a starting position in every Monster Energy Series race, providing further competitive stability for a team that returned to full-time competition for each of the past two seasons and earned a berth in the Monster Energy Series Playoffs in 2017. “This Charter is…

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Motorcraft To Stay With Wood Brothers For 2018

When it was announced that Paul Menard would be joining the Wood Brothers for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, we all knew that it was a perfect situation for the team. Yes, they’d be losing out on a young up and coming driver like they’ve had over the last several years. From Trevor Bayne to Ryan Blaney, the Wood Brothers were well taken care of from Roush/Fenway Racing and now Team Penske. But, with Blaney moving over to a third Penske car for next season and beyond,…

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Spin and Win, Kyle Busch Victorious In XFINITY Series Race at Watkins Glen

The box score for Saturday’s Zippo 200 may read Kyle Busch as the race winner, but the win didn’t come easy like most of the others have for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver. Busch, led 43 of the 82 laps, but his No. 18 Toyota had to overcome a lot. On the drop of the green flag, Busch immediately jumped to the lead in the first corner, shooting by pole sitter Joey Logano. He’d led the first 16 laps of the race, but with four laps left in the first…

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Penske Duo Keselowski/Logano And Cup Regulars Lead Both XFINITY Series Practices Friday in Watkins Glen

It should come to no surprise at all that Team Penske was strong in the two NASCAR XFINITY Series practice sessions at Watkins Glen International on Friday. Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano have combined to win two of the last three XFINITY Series races on the upstate New York track and dominated the speed charts this year as well. So, to no avail, Keselowski led session No. 1 and Logano quickest in final practice. Keselowski, turned a lap of 122.200 in his No. 22 Ford in the first practice, as…

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How Wood Brothers and Paul Menard Deal Came About

Most people are wondering why the Wood Brothers would go from young drivers like Trevor Bayne and Ryan Blaney to having Paul Menard in their driver lineup for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. The historic team has had legends driving for them over the years, and in recent seasons had a youth movement. So, why would the Virginia team, with currently 99 Cup victories to their credit, hire a veteran in Menard who has just one career Cup victory in 383 career starts himself? The answer is…

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