Hamlin, Blaney Quietly Getting The Job Done This Weekend In New Hampshire

All the attention this weekend at New Hampshire has been centered around Toyota and the “Big 3.” Toyota, enters Sunday’s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 (1 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) on the heels of four straight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victories including six of the last seven. Furthermore, they’ve led 97.1-percent of the overall laps around the Magic Mile over the last two years and have won five of the last six races there too. On Friday’s first practice session, they had three of the top four speeds. On Saturday…

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Blaney Gets Back On Track With Runner Up Finish In Kentucky

SPARTA, KY – Ryan Blaney just wanted to salvage a good finish this weekend. See, he was on a demotivating slump heading into this weekend’s Quaker State 400. Blaney, went from being a legitimate Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title contender to outside of the top 10 in the points standings. It’s not like he hasn’t had a fast race car though. Entering Saturday night’s race, Blaney led the third most laps in all of the series this season. He just hasn’t had the luck to go along with the speed. 

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Blaney Everybody’s Pick For Saturday’s Quaker State 400, Can He Win?

SPARTA, KY – Can we get two straight weeks of young gun Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers winning? Last week, the President of the International Speedway Corporation put some of the blame for sagging attendance and TV ratings on the lack of young drivers in victory lane this year. Prior to last weekend’s Coke Zero Sugar 400 at the Daytona International Speedway, 15 of the 17 drivers to win this season were 32 years of age or older. Coincidentally enough, the two youngest drivers to win this year were both…

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Ryan Blaney Earns Pocono 400 (2 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) Pole

Ryan Blaney returns to the race weekend that netted him his first and current only Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory. Last year, Blaney held off Kevin Harvick en route to a win in the June Pocono race weekend. Now, in the return trip, Blaney earned the Busch Light Pole. Blaney’s final-round lap of 176.897 mph in the Team Penske No. 12 Ford sealed the No. 1 starting spot in Sunday’s Pocono 400 (2 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM). Blaney, who scored his first Monster Energy Series victory in this…

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Logano Has Led A Ton Of Laps In Pocono, Just Doesn’t Have The Finishes, His Teammate Keselowski Has Been Dominant Instead

The “big three” among the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers should be the ones to beat this weekend in Pocono. After all, when Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick have combined to win 10 of the first 13 races of the season, you can’t go against them. But, this may be the time when Team Penske lands in victory lane again. So far, Joey Logano is the only one of the three drivers to win in 2018. Can he or his two other Team Penske teammates of…

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Blaney’s Turn To Win Could Come Saturday Night

If Ryan Blaney is going to get to victory lane this season, Saturday night at the Kansas Speedway is it. Blaney, has been very good at the start of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. He just hasn’t had a car to win yet. That changes this weekend. Blaney, has been so good over the course of his career at Kansas. He has three top five finishes in his last four starts and four in the last five. He led five laps and finished fifth in the fall…

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Can Penske Turn Dover Struggles Around In Sunday’s AAA 400 Drive For Autism (2 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

If there’s any week where you may want to steer clear of the Team Penske drivers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, this may be the week. Unfortunately, their trio of drivers haven’t fared too well at the Dover International Speedway lately. That’s why I wouldn’t think any of them would be in the hunt to win Sunday’s AAA 400 Drive For Autism (2 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Joey Logano hasn’t taken his No. 22 Ford home to a top five finish at the Monster Mile since 2004. In…

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Blaney Surprises His Dad With Darlington Throwback Scheme

We have another Darlington throwback paint scheme unveiled. Ryan Blaney showed off his No. 12 Ford that he will race in the prestigious Southern 500 at the Darlington Raceway in September. Blaney’s car will resemble the paint scheme that his dad Dave Blaney drove from the 2002 to 2003 seasons with Jasper as the sponsor on the car. In his two full season in the No. 77 entry with Penske, the elder Blaney scored one top five finish to go along with nine top 10’s. Blaney’s best finish was third…

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Busch, Harvick, Truex Leaps and Bounds Ahead Of Everyone Else In 2018

Parity is normally high in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. We’d threaten to have 16 winners heading into the playoffs each of the last two years. But, in 2018, three drivers have combined to win seven of the nine races. If you’re looking at a favorite to win the 2018 Cup championship, look no further than Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick or Martin Truex Jr. That trio of drivers are the ones everyone is trying to beat right now. The problem is, no one has enough speed to catch them.…

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Team Penske Falters Out In Food City 500 at Bristol

I originally didn’t expect much out of the Team Penske trio for this weekend’s Food City 500 at the Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway. In the two race practices on Saturday morning, they were seventh (Joey Logano), 20th (Ryan Blaney) and 28th (Brad Keselowski) in the first session, followed by 16th (Blaney), 20th (Keselowski) and 21st (Logano) in final practice. But, in the race itself, they were all three actually very strong. 

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