Paul Menard Seaching For Wood Brothers 100th Cup Victory In Sunday’s Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – One name to keep an eye out on for Sunday’s 60th annual Daytona 500 is Paul Menard. While the Team Penske trio is stealing all the headlines among the favorites, we can’t sleep on Menard either. He recently moved from Richard Childress Racing to the Wood Brothers for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season and should immediately be a favorite for this weekend’s season opener. One reason is the Wood Brothers are a Ford team. Ford drivers have won seven straight points paying restrictor plate…

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Wood Brothers Secure 2018 Charter

Wood Brothers Racing today announced a long-term partnership with Archie St. Hilaire, owner of Go FAS Racing. The agreement grants full operating control of one of the 36 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Charters to the Wood Brothers and its iconic No. 21 Ford. The Charter guarantees a starting position in every Monster Energy Series race, providing further competitive stability for a team that returned to full-time competition for each of the past two seasons and earned a berth in the Monster Energy Series Playoffs in 2017. “This Charter is…

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Ryan Blaney Sleeper To Watch In Round of 12, This Weekend’s Race at Charlotte Key To That

I don’t have him advancing past this round, but I could in turn regret that. Right now, I think Ryan Blaney is a sleeper driver to watch in the Round of 12. The reason? The three tracks in the second round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs suit him. First off is the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Sunday’s Bank of America 500 (2 p.m. ET/NBC/PRN). Blaney, won the XFINITY Series race at Charlotte back in May and loves to race on his home 1.5-mile track. No, he hasn’t…

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Motorcraft To Stay With Wood Brothers For 2018

When it was announced that Paul Menard would be joining the Wood Brothers for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, we all knew that it was a perfect situation for the team. Yes, they’d be losing out on a young up and coming driver like they’ve had over the last several years. From Trevor Bayne to Ryan Blaney, the Wood Brothers were well taken care of from Roush/Fenway Racing and now Team Penske. But, with Blaney moving over to a third Penske car for next season and beyond,…

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Last Round Bobble Cost Ryan Blaney Shot at Pure Michigan 400 (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN) Pole

Brooklyn, MI – Ryan Blaney was five minutes away from the pole for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Michigan International Speedway. Blaney, led the way in the lone practice session of the day on Friday afternoon, then backed that speed up in his No. 21 Ford with being fastest in the first two round of Pure Michigan 400 (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN) qualifying later on in the day. The pole was all but his. Until a bobble. 

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How Wood Brothers and Paul Menard Deal Came About

Most people are wondering why the Wood Brothers would go from young drivers like Trevor Bayne and Ryan Blaney to having Paul Menard in their driver lineup for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. The historic team has had legends driving for them over the years, and in recent seasons had a youth movement. So, why would the Virginia team, with currently 99 Cup victories to their credit, hire a veteran in Menard who has just one career Cup victory in 383 career starts himself? The answer is…

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Blaney to Penske, Menard to The Wood Brothers for 2018

If you were paying attention, I told you this move would be coming soon. Well, it happened this morning. A shift in the NASCAR Silly Season happened, with Ryan Blaney moving to Team Penske’s newly formed third car for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. He joins Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski with the team. Back at Daytona in February, Logano said a long-term deal. Yesterday, Keselowski signed his long-term deal. As I stated, Penske was waiting on Keselowski to decide what to do with Blaney. If Keselowski…

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