(Sponsorship) Money Talks In Securing A Ride

So you have a championship caliber driver with 38 Cup wins and a 2003 title. Then there's this other driver- though solid- with one career win. Which one would you take? You'd take the former, right? Wood Brothers didn't. Paul Menard- he of one career Cup win at Indianapolis- will succeed Ryan Blaney at Wood Bros. What? Why? With Menard comes sponsorship money from his father's business. Welcome to the economic realities of motorsports. No, we're not bagging on Menard. Being a top 25 driv ...

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Has The Kasey Kahne Narrative Changed?

Sometimes the win goes to those who survive. Kasey Kahne didn't need GPS to find victory lane Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but one had to wonder if he wasn't headed down the perilous path to irrelevance. Congratulations Kasey, you're making good headlines again. So the question is posed to you, fellow fan, does this change the Kasey Kahne is on his way out from Hendrick Motorsports narrative? Is Sunday's victory in the Brickyard 400 merely delaying the inevitable? Is this beginn ...

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No Band-Aid Measures For The 88 Car

Matt Kenseth says he doesn't envision the 88 car being an option for his 2018 season. We agree. Fortunately, it's hard to imagine the 2003 champion not driving in the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series next season. It wouldn't seem logical to go to Hendrick. Now if he did, it wouldn't be the first time a time a rent-a-ride scenario has played out. Fans may remember Kasey Kahne's cameos with Team Red Bull in 2011. Just last season, Clint Bowyer toiled with H.Scott while awaiting to take over ...

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Denny Hamlin Is In, How About The Rest of JGR?

Rumors of JGR's demise have been somewhat exaggerated. I think most of us who follow NASCAR closely knew it was only a matter of time before they would get that long-overdue first win of 2017. What about the other three in Coach Gibbs' stable? Who gets in? Who misses the playoff cut? Wouldn't it be a surprise of Denny Hamlin were the only JGR driver to make the playoffs? In spite of his age and currently unsettled status, Matt Kenseth is far from washed up. Kyle Busch is, well, Kyle Busch ...

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If Matt Kenseth Wants To Race, He Will

That sounds like a "Well, duh" kind of statement. You know what I mean. For example, Greg Biffle found himself out of a ride at season's end after a long career at Roush Fenway. How badly he wanted to drive, only he knows. What we know is that the Biff is not racing in the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series this year. Yours truly submits this will not be the case for Matt Kenseth. Matty Ice (with all apologies to the Falcons QB) isn't a caution flag waiting to happen. Whatever it is that ke ...

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