Kyle Busch Wins the Pole for Sunday’s Axalta presents the Pocono 400

For the second straight week, it was another Toyota show in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying. Last week, Toyota’s swept the top two rows at Dover, this week at Pocono, they took the top three qualifying spots. Like last week, Kyle Busch will start on the pole, his second of the season, with the Joe Gibbs Racing driver turning a lap of 179.151 mph in his No. 18 Toyota. It was his third of his career at the 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway and 21st of his Cup career. 

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Kyle Busch Earns Cup Pole at Dover, Toyota’s Sweep Top 2 Rows

It was a Toyota lockout of the first two rows for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Dover International Speedway, as three Joe Gibbs Racing cars and a Furniture Row Racing entry swept qualifying spots 1-2-3-4. Kyle Busch earned his first Coors Light Pole Award of the 2017 season, and first of his career at Dover, turning a lap of 158.954 mph in his No. 18 Toyota for his 20th career Cup pole. The JGR driver finished second at Charlotte last weekend, and now hopes to get…

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Erik Jones/Toyota’s Lead Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Practice at Bristol

Rain washed out the morning Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice session at the Bristol Motor Speedway, but with rain coming back later on today, NASCAR decided to cancel qualifying this evening and replace it with a practice session instead. Luckily, with rain threatening the area, they were still able to get the full 55-minute session in. Rookie Erik Jones topped the speed charts with a speed of 127.843 mph in his No. 77 Toyota. Jones, has typically been good at Bristol over his brief NASCAR career, so him being…

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Start to 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Season Pretty Even Among Manufacturers

It’s been a great start to the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season for all three of the series’ manufacturers. After four races so far, each of the three manufacturers have won a race already, and each of the three have a driver in the top four of the Cup points standings as he head to race No. 5 at the Auto Club Speedway this weekend. At the start though, it appeared that maybe Fords were going to run away with this thing as Ford drivers won the first…

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Much Different Start to 2017 For Toyota As Well As Ford Than 2016 Season

Last year, Toyota was by far the manufacturer to beat at NASCAR’s top level. They won 16 of the 36 races and 57-percent of the overall laps. A Toyota driver was pacing the field for 5,592 of the 10,523 laps a year ago. They even led 158 of the 200 laps in the season opening Daytona 500 and placed four cars in the top five of the finishing order. The stats only proceeded to get better and better throughout the year too. The 2015 Sprint Cup champion Kyle Busch started…

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Fords Fast, Toyota’s and RCR Cars Struggle in XFINTY Series Practices in Atlanta on Friday

Hampton, GA – Daytona was a great start to the 2017 NASCAR season for the entire Ford group. They won two of the three main Daytona Speedweeks races including Ryan Reed winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series season opener last Saturday afternoon. But, how would that success carryover to a 1.5-mile track like the Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend? After three practices on Friday, I’d say pretty well. In the first of three XFINITY Series practices from the 1.54-mile Georgia track on Friday, Ford drivers had three of the top four speeds…

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Toyota’s Phenomenal 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Season

The 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season may not have ended the way that Toyota or its talented pool of drivers had hoped it would, with Chevrolet driver Jimmie Johnson hoisting the championship trophy at the Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 20, but the manufacturer can certainly hold its head high after another dominating season in NASCAR’s premiere series. Toyota dominated over its two competing manufacturers, Chevrolet and Ford, in the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, winning 16 of the season’s 36 races. That’s remarkable. Additionally, Toyota drivers led an astounding…

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