Truex, Toyota’s In General Shock The Fords At Daytona On Saturday Night

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – Former Furniture Row Racing teammates worked well together in the final laps of Saturday night’s Coke Zero Sugar 400. Erik Jones was a rookie last season with FRR and he pushed his former teammate Martin Truex Jr. to the lead on Lap 161. After he did so, a caution flew making this race extend to a second overtime. Instead of Truex and Jones finishing 1-2, they’d have to do it all over again. But, on that final restart, Jones made a great move to the lead and…

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Can The Toyota’s Find The Speed That It Will Take To Win Sunday’s Overton’s 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

JOLIET, Ill – Heading into this weekend, it was a preconceived notion that either Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch or Martin Truex Jr. would be winning Sunday’s Overton’s 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at the Chicagoland Speedway. They’ve combined to win 22 of the last 31 races overall and have won the last 11 consecutive races on 1.5-mile tracks in general. Harvick, had won five times already this season and finished third at the 1.5-mile track last September. Plus, on 1.5-mile tracks in 2018, Harvick has finishes of first, first, second,…

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Sunday’s AAA 400 (2 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) Could Come Down To Toyota’s Vs. Fords

Chevrolet hasn’t been anywhere close to their past strength during this entire 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. They have only one driver not just in the top 10 in the overall points standings, but just one in the top 10 of lap leaders too. Their only win this year came back in the season opener at Daytona. They haven’t won a race since that February race and Kyle Larson earning the pole for this weekend’s race at Dover was the first Busch Pole Award since Daytona too. Also,…

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How Did The 1st Day of Daytona 500 Practice Shape Up

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers took to the high banks of the Daytona International Speedway on Saturday for not one, but two practice sessions in preparation for next Sunday’s 60th Running of the Daytona 500 (2:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). These practices were very tame though, as most of the time, teams decided to do single car runs, or run in draft with teammates. There were times late in both sessions that some drafting practice too place too. In the first of two 50 minute…

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Is Ford At a Big Disadvantage For 2018, Will Chevy Have Steep Learning Curve?

Since last summer, Brad Keselowski has been banging the Ford’s are at a disadvantage drum. While some see that as controversial, I see it as he’s right. Yes, you can look at Homestead and see that Ford has half of the Championship 4 in NASCAR’s premiere series. But, if you take a deeper look, you’d see that they didn’t make it there on pure speed alone. It is pretty clear that Ford and Chevrolet had an aero and speed differential compared to the Toyota’s last season. Toyota rolled out a…

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Making Sense Of ThorSport Seeking A New Manufacturer In The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series For 2018

ThorSport Racing announced on Tuesday that they have mutually agreed to end their six-year relationship with Toyota Racing. It’s some shocking news to say the least. ThorSport has become one of the most successful NASCAR Camping World Truck Series teams over the last six years, all of which have come under Toyota power. The organization first joined Toyota for the 2012 season, and immediately won two championships in the first three years with them. In fact, all 14 of their victories in the series have come with Toyota. The team…

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Keselowski Warns Ford Is Set For a “Drubbing” In 2018, He’s Likely Right Too

The 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season is now over. Martin Truex Jr. was crowned the season champion on Sunday night at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. He and fellow Toyota driver Kyle Busch had an intense battle over the final 18 laps, as the duo came home 1-2 in the race as well as the final standings too. It was fitting, because both were the top two drivers all year long as well. But, one driver warns that his manufacturer is set to get walloped in 2018. 

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Toyota’s Strength Great Sign For Championship Hopes on Sunday

Homestead, Fla – Four drivers enter Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 (3 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN) with a chance to be crowned the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion. Among those four drivers are two Ford cars and two Toyota. With qualifying and three practice sessions in the books this weekend at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, there’s nothing else left other than to settle to season championship. With the stats forming, it looks like it may be a battle between the Toyota drivers for the title. 

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Toyota Makes Statement In Domination On Sunday at Phoenix

Avondale, AZ – Heading into this weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Phoenix Raceway, it was assumed that maybe Toyota’s advantage was lost. While Kyle Busch in a Toyota won at Martinsville two weeks ago and Martin Truex Jr. was into the Championship 4 on points alone, it looked like Kevin Harvick and maybe even Ford could have something for them. Instead, Toyota turned up the wick a little more on a non downforce track this weekend at the Phoenix Raceway. Kyle Larson in a Chevrolet did end…

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Can Toyota Drivers Capitalize On Advantage This Weekend?

It’s unanimous in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series garage, the Toyota drivers have a huge advantage on downforce tracks. Everyone knows that the Toyota cars will be the ones to beat in Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN). With that being said, can they capitalize on that? Martin Truex Jr. has five straight top 10 finishes at the Texas Motor Speedway. He’s won all three playoff races on the 1.5-mile tracks this season, including having six of his seven wins in 2017 come on intermediate tracks. The favorite…

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