Martin Truex Jr Asserts Front-Runner Status

Was there any doubt that Martin Truex Jr may be a driver of destiny in 2017? If there was, it was erased Sunday at Chicagoland. It would be something of a shock if Truex didn't win it all. Given the playoff format, that possibility isn't remote. How do you fend off that scenario? You keep grinding every week. even when you don't win, you're contending. If you have a down day, you bounce back the following. This is what the 78 team of Martin Truex Jr is doing. You fend off any notion of a ...

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The Clock Strikes Twelve For Danica Patrick

Few didn't see it coming, and now it's official: Danica Patrick won't be back with Stewart-Haas Racing in 2018. It's no one thing, it's a lot of things. Sponsorship is the publicly stated issue. After all, there's more than a couple of really good drivers struggling to find someone for support. Former champion and perennial contender Matt Kenseth is looking for a ride, and you know sponsorship dollars are a part of it. What will shake out of Smithfield Foods leaving Richard Petty for Stew ...

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Contenders, Pretenders For 2017 NASCAR Playoffs

Playoffs? You want to talk about the playoffs? I can't resist this video morsel in light of Saturday's debacle at Richmond. Like many of you, this fan would prefer running a season full of races and crowning whomever has the most points as champion. Since that's not the world we live in, we'll just go with it. Sizing up the field of contenders, here's who we think has a shot to win it all in the 2017 NASCAR playoffs..... Just Happy To Be Here Kasey Kahne, Jamie McMurray, Ryan Newman ...

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The Tail That Wags The Dog- NASCAR Sponsors

So, let me get this straight: Daniel Suarez hands out Dunkin' Donuts to fans on some TV segment, and so Subway drops him like a rock? Look at the mad scramble now. It goes to show you where the real power in NASCAR lies- with NASCAR sponsors. You already heard how Monster Energy is a little perturbed with the governing body over some of the on track deliverables. As one who has lived this trip as a media advertising rep, I am not surprised. A bit disappointed, but not surprised. Do you ever w ...

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Denny Hamlin Wills His Way To Victory

Is it possible for a race car driver to will his way to victory? In other sports, you can run faster and push harder, and it just might work. Auto racing is a different breed of cat, yet somehow, Denny Hamlin kicked in the afterburners on his number 11 car and shot like a rocket past Martin Truex Jr. to win the Bojangles Southern 500 Sunday at Darlington. For this fan, that kind of cat and mouse chase between Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr. is edge of your seat television. You watch that gap ...

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