Late Race Pit Gamble Leads Ryan Newman to End Winless Drought in Phoenix

Avondale, AZ – Kyle Busch appeared to have Sunday’s Camping World 500 at the Phoenix International Raceway well in control. Inside of 10 laps-to-go, Busch held a commanding lead in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the 1.022-mile Arizona oval. But, today was just another reason to show that you can’t turn off the TV early. Busch, held a 3.23-second lead over second place Kyle Larson with six laps left, but unfortunately for them, pole sitter Joey Logano blew a right front tire on the front stretch and…

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Fords in General Strong at Atlanta

Hampton, GA – It’s no secret, Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career hasn’t gone the way he’s wanted it to. Stenhouse, has yet to win a Cup race as he’s winless in 148 career starts. Furthermore, he only has 17 top 10’s in those 148 starts as well. But, 2017 so far is showing that Stenhouse may very well be on the verge of winning his first career Cup race. In fact, maybe it can come this weekend in Atlanta. Stenhouse, was fast off the truck on…

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Kevin Harvick Wins the Pole for Sunday’s Fold of Honor QuikTrip 500

Hampton, GA – Kevin Harvick saved his best lap for the best possible moment on Friday afternoon, putting his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford on the pole for Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 400 at Atlanta Motor Speedway (2:30 p.m. ET on FOX). In the third and final round of knockout qualifying for the second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of the season, Harvick toured the 1.54-mile track in 29.118 seconds (190.398 mph) to post the fastest lap of the entire qualifying session. In winning his second pole at…

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How Many Winless Drivers Will Win 1st Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Races in 2017?

If a recent trend hasn’t been clearer prior to this season, it’s pretty clear now. The youth movement is taking over in NASCAR, as drivers like Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards have all stepped away from the sport the last two years. Now, the younger generation is primed to step in. With that being said, several of these drivers are going to be ready to compete for wins with Gordon, Stewart and Edwards taking over 150+ victories away with them. Over the last three years, Kyle Larson, Chris…

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Joey Logano Advances to Next Round With Win at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala – One teammates misfortunes lead to another one’s gain. Brad Keselowski who dominated today’s Hellmann’s 500 at the Talladega Superspeedway got some debris on the front end of his car and his engine expired with 44 laps-to-go as a result. Keselowski, led a race-high 90 of the 192 laps on Sunday afternoon from the 2.66-mile Alabama race track and was the driver to beat. He won the previous two plate races and looked like he would win and take his No. 2 Ford to the next round. Instead,…

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Biffle/Johnson Lead Sprint Cup Practices from Talladega on Friday

TALLADEGA, Ala – Friday was Fast Friday for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, as with this weekend being a restrictor plate race, the top brass gave the teams two practice sessions today to get acclimated to drafting on the 2.66-mile high banked Talladega Superspeedway. Normally, the series will practice in the early afternoon, then qualify later on in the day on Friday and have two more practice sessions on Saturday on most race weekends, but with plate tracks, the schedule is a bit different. Greg Biffle topped the leaderboard in…

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Earns Bittersweet Runner-Up Finish at Bristol

If you paid attention to the site this past week, I wrote that Ricky Stenhouse Jr. would be a threat to win this weekend’s Bass Pro Shops NRA night race at Bristol. Well, he nearly did in the rain delayed race that was completed on Sunday afternoon. Stenhouse, fell two laps down early on, but he fought hard for a second place finish at the Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday. It was the second time he finished runner-up in a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, as both have ironically come…

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