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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Blaney to Penske, Menard to The Wood Brothers for 2018

If you were paying attention, I told you this move would be coming soon. Well, it happened this morning. A shift in the NASCAR Silly Season happened, with Ryan Blaney moving to Team Penske’s newly formed third car for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. He joins Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski with the team. Back at Daytona in February, Logano said a long-term deal. Yesterday, Keselowski signed his long-term deal. As I stated, Penske was waiting on Keselowski to decide what to do with Blaney. If Keselowski…

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William Byron Shows He’s The Real Deal, Wins Lilly Diabetes 250

INDIANAPOLIS – About a month ago, William Byron finished second in the closest margin of victory, or in his case, defeat, at the Michigan International Speedway. What has he done since? Three victories, a third place finish and seventh place effort. 

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Wins Crash Filled Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

Daytona Beach, Fla – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. backed up his Talladega triumph back in May with a late race pass on David Ragan in overtime, en route to winning Saturday night’s crash filled Coke Zero 400 at the Daytona International Speedway. Stenhouse, restarted the race tonight third, and used a late race push to get the lead in Turn 3 on the second to last lap and never looked back for his second career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory. Both have happened this year, both also on restrictor plate tracks.…

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Joey Logano Leads XFINITY Series Practices in Fontana

The NASCAR XFINITY Series took to the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway for their lone two practice sessions of the race weekend on Friday. In the first session, Joey Logano topped the speed charts with a lap of 178.904 mph in his No. 22 Ford. The Team Penske driver turned that lap on the first lap that he ran around the D-shaped California oval this morning. Kyle Larson who’s been runner-up in three straight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races was runner-up in the first XFINITY Series practice with a speed…

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Kurt Busch Wins 59th Annual Daytona 500

Daytona Beach, Fla – The Busch brothers bookended the stage victories at the Daytona International Speedway on Sunday. Kyle Busch won the first of the newly formed stages for the NASCAR season when he was shown the leader on Lap 60 of Sunday’s Daytona 500. Unfortunately for Busch, he was involved in an accident on Lap 105. But, his older brother Kurt Busch won the stage that mattered the most- the last one. Busch, outdueled the youth movement getting by Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Larson in the end and…

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Menard/Kenseth Lead Sprint Cup Practice on Saturday in Kansas

KANSAS CITY, KS – The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series took to the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway for two more practice sessions on Saturday afternoon, as these two sessions were the final time that the 40 drivers would get to take to the track before Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 (2:15 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN). In the first session, Paul Menard topped the speed charts as he turned a lap of 184.672 mph in his No. 27 Chevrolet. Kevin Harvick was second quickest in the opening session in his No. 4 Chevrolet. Rounding out the…

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