5 Favorites and 5 Sleepers For Sunday’s Geico 500 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Talladega, Ala – Restrictor plate racing in NASCAR is one of the most hardest things to predict. That’s why some places will offer $1-million to whoever can predict the exact same finishing order as the top five at races in Daytona and Talladega. The reason they do this? They know it can’t be done. With cars are racing at speeds in excess of 200 mph and running wheel-to-wheel, you could be running in the lead pack but fall from a top five result to sub 20th place finish in a matter…

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5 Long Winless Droughts That Could End In Sunday’s Geico 500 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Talladega, Ala – It’s Talladega time. Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway should be a wild one. That’s normal though. But, there are several drivers that could end long winless droughts in Sunday’s Geico 500 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) on the high speed, high banked restrictor plate track. Clint Bowyer already ended a 190 race winless drought a few weeks ago in Martinsville. These five drivers could join him in ending those droughts.

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Top 10 Surprising Drivers In NASCAR For 2018 – Good and Bad

Now that we’re heading into the annual Easter holiday break, we’ve had enough of a sample size to see who the main contenders will be for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship. We’ve also seen who likely won’t be contending for the title as well. Another thing we’ve seen are drivers who are surprising us. Some are exceeding expectations, some aren’t living up to the expectations that were set forth coming into the year. Here are the 10 drivers that are either surprising us in a good way,…

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Paul Menard Quietly Strong So Far In Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga – Not many people have Paul Menard as a favorite to win Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Heck, if I gave you 20 drivers to name as winners of the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 (12 p.m. ET/FOX/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) you likely wouldn’t even mention Menards name. But, for the second straight week, I have him as my top sleeper. At Daytona, he was my No. 1 sleeper and he nearly won the race in his No. 21 Ford. Now, he’s again…

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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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