Kevin Harvick Searching for 1st Richmond Win Since 2013

One of the many shockers to start the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season is that Kevin Harvick is still winless. We’re eight races in and Harvick hasn’t won yet. The last time its been this late in the season before Harvick won was in 2013. The race he ended that winless drought? The spring race in Richmond. Here we are, heading to the spring race in Richmond this weekend, and Harvick is hoping to end his winless streak to start the 2017 campaign. He’s been good so far…

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SHR Puts 2 Cars in the Top 3 in Monday’s Food City 500

It didn’t start out as a good day for the Stewart-Haas Racing camp in Monday’s rain delayed Food City 500 at the Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway. Kurt Busch crashed early on and would limp home with a 25th place finish while Danica Patrick wrecked not too long after and came home 36th. Also, Clint Bowyer was struggling with the handling of his car early on, as his No. 14 Ford was far too free. Two wrecked race cars and a third one without much grip. But, when the dust settled, two of the four…

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Bowyer Doesn’t Like Repaves, But Calls Texas’ Change Necessary

If you poll the drivers in the NASCAR garage, they’d all agree that they’re prefer the series leaves the tracks alone. Most aren’t in favor of repaving a racing surface. By doing so, it makes passing so tough because the groove is smoother than normal which makes for quicker speeds without any drop off. Faster cars that are virtually not lifting without any tire drop off equals a parade. When tracks have character to it, that makes racing better. Hence the deal with the Atlanta Motor Speedway. But, when the…

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Kevin Harvick Hoping for 1st Texas Victory on Sunday

Parity has been king in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this season, as so far, five different drivers from five different teams have won the first six races. Now, we head to a familiar track, but one that has been given a big face lift since the last race back in November. In the offseason, the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway was repaved, had a drainage system installed, the banking changed in Turns 1 and 2 as well as making those turns wider. Because of that, mixed with no testing…

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Mobil 1 The Grid Comes Out With Feature About Kurt Busch’s Daytona 500 Victory

Mobil 1 the grid came out with another video, this time they produced a phenomenal feature chronicling Kurt Busch’s Daytona 500 victory with him and his crew chief Tony Gibson and their commentary about that special day on Feb. 26. Busch, won his first Daytona 500 in 17 tries, while his crew chief, a Daytona Beach native, also reached victory lane in his home town race for the first time as well. “It’s my hometown, my hometrack, as a little kid, it’s the first track I ever walked into,” Gibson…

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Clint Bowyer Looking to Build Off Of Fontana Run, With Good Finish at His New “Hometrack”

Clint Bowyer admitted that after his third place finish at Fontana last Sunday, that he was having fun again in NASCAR. Prior to this year, Bowyer struggled to even get top 10 finishes. That’s why a third place run last weekend, his first in nearly two years, was so special to him. Now, he’s hoping this momentum carries over to this weekend’s race at the Martinsville Speedway. Bowyer scored sixth- and fourth-place finishes in the first two stages of Sunday’s Auto Club 400, then rallied from sixth to third in…

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Danica Patrick Hoping Past Success at Martinsville Helps With Good Effort This Weekend

The start of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season hasn’t gone the way Danica Patrick has hoped it would. After the first five races, Patrick has just one top 20 finish as that came with a 17th place effort at Atlanta in the second race of the year. The other results are 33rd, 36th, 22nd and 26th respectively. But, she’s looking forward to this weekend’s race at the Martinsville Speedway, as Patrick is hoping that her past success on the .526-mile Virginia short track would help her with…

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