5 Favorites, 5 Sleepers For Sunday’s Food City 500 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at Bristol

If mother nature cooperates, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway on Sunday should be a thriller. Several drivers enter Sunday’s Food City 500 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) are threats to win. But, who will emerge victorious? Try these 10.

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Ryan Newman Looking For 5th Top 10 Finish In Last 7 Bristol Starts On Sunday

Austin Dillon has already stamped his name into the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. He did that in the first race of the 2018 season. Now, the focus for Richard Childress Racing is to get Ryan Newman in it. That could happen this weekend in the Food City 500 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at the Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway. Newman, currently sits 17th in the Cup points standings, one point out of the 16th and final playoff spot. While it’s still very early to be looking at playoff…

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5 Favorite, 5 Early Sleepers and 5 Don’t Touch Drivers For This Weekend in Martinsville

March Madness is still thriving as the term “favorites” and “sleepers” are stealing the headlines. Well, NASCAR can play to that role too. This weekend at the Martinsville Speedway, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers will try to head into the off week with as much momentum as they possibly can. But, after tons of research, it’s looking like we have some clear cut favorites and sleepers to keep an eye out on for Sunday’s STP 500 (2 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). There’s also some drivers to stay clear…

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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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Richard Childress Racing Flying Quietly Under The Radar During Speedweeks

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – Richard Childress Racing has always been among the superior teams in restrictor plate racing. Thank Dale Earnhardt for that. But, in the wake of his passing, it seems like RCR dropped a little bit as far as their restrictor plate prowess. Now, it appears that it’s rising again. During the 2018 Daytona Speedweeks, RCR and the teams they have aligned with are flying under the radar and should make some noise in Sunday’s 60th annual Daytona 500 (2:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Austin Dillon finished fifth in…

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5 Storylines For Richard Childress Racing For 2018 Cup Season

While the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season wasn’t a championship winning one for Richard Childress Racing, in my opinion, it was deemed to be a successful one. RCR got not just one, but two drivers into the playoffs last year. Yes, both were eliminated in the first round, but the fact that both made it, and how they made it, was by in large a turning point for the organization. Both Ryan Newman and Austin Dillon took their RCR cars to victory lane in 2017, now both are…

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Caterpillar Renews Sponsorship With Richard Childress Racing

RCR and Caterpillar Inc. have renewed their overall partnership and sponsorship of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series No. 31 Chevrolet Camaro team, and will use the platform for the introduction of new digital and social content campaigns. The partnership between RCR and Caterpillar began in 2009 and has been highlighted by the Cat Racing program’s consistent activation and engagement with Cat dealers and customers. Since the 2014 debut of driver/crew chief combination of Ryan Newman and Luke Lambert, the team has earned a career-best finish in the Monster Energy…

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Liberty National To Sponsor Ryan Newman For Select Races In 2018

RCR announced on Wednesday that its No. 31 Chevrolet will carry new colors during the 2018 season with Texas-based Liberty National Life Insurance company agreeing to a partnership with RCR and driver Ryan Newman. Liberty National (#LNLRacing) will be featured as primary sponsor for select races in 2018 with an associate sponsorship all season. “We feel that this partnership is a terrific opportunity for Liberty National to expose its brand and products to millions of NASCAR fans while expanding its footprint,” said Torrey Galida, president of RCR. “We look forward to hosting…

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Stenhouse Advances To The 2nd Round After Early Race Pit Call, Dillon Isn’t Happy About That

Dover, DE – For Ricky Stenhouse Jr., he will be the first to admit that his No. 17 Ford was junk on Sunday at the Dover International Speedway. He said his car was off on both ends of the race track which is something that you can’t just fix over the course of one race. They’d need a miracle. They’d get it too. 

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Saturday’s Cup Practice Report From Chicagoland

After one practice session as well as setting the field for Sunday’s Tales of the Turtles 400 (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN) on Friday, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers had two more practices on Saturday as the final preparation for this weekend’s first race of the playoffs. In the initial session, Martin Truex Jr. led the way with a fast lap of 180.650 mph. Truex, has been so strong on 1.5-mile tracks this season and that success hasn’t wavered one bit at the Chicagoland Speedway. 

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