2018 Team Preview: Stewart-Haas Racing

Sometimes the best moves are the ones you don't make. It will be interesting to see how things go for 2004 champion Kurt Busch at Stewart-Haas Racing. There had been some speculation that Busch would join a veteran driver like Matt Kenseth as a rideless racer. He'll be back in 2018. Kurt Busch has been written off more than once. Controversies sparked departures for the driver of the 41 at Jack Roush and at Penske. Each time, he's been able to bounce back. While Busch has generally dodged ...

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2018 Team Preview: Team Penske Expands

For the first time in several seasons, the number 12 will run for Team Penske. After a solid start with the Wood Bros., Ryan Blaney will join a stable that already includes Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano. There once was a time when Roush Racing was the class of the field for Ford. Since switching over from Dodge, Team Penske is now the standard bear for the Blue Oval, with all apologies to Stewart-Haas, who didn't fare poorly after leaving Chevrolet. Roger Penske has long been known as " ...

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2018 Team Preview: The Kids Are Alright At Joe Gibbs Racing

[caption id="attachment_686814" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Courtesy: https://twitter.com/SRIPerformance[/caption] There seems to be a recurring theme as we gear up for the 2018 campaign for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Youth is being served. Such is also the case at Joe Gibbs Racing. In the 20 car, Erik Jones takes over for Matt Kenseth. In spite of his status as a former champion, it's really hard to argue the move. Sponsors love young drivers in pursuit of that millen ...

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2018 Cup Teams Preview: Hendrick Motorsports Gets Younger

For the next few days, we will offer a team-by-team, driver-by-driver preview of the 2018 season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.  Who ever thought we'd see the day? Jimmie Johnson is now the old man at Hendrick Motorsports. Just a few short years ago, the seven-time champ was the resident kid at HMS with the likes of Mark Martin, Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr. in tow. Times have changed. With his impressive resume, Johnson has been the standard bearer at Hendrick Motorsports f ...

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Cool, Calm Fuels Christopher Bell Chili Bowl Win

So what can one take away from the triumph of Christopher Bell at the Chili Bowl Nationals? Well, for one thing, he can win on dirt. Second, and more importantly, Christopher Bell has proven he knows how to win. In what turned out to be a battle at the front between the 2017 Truck Series champion and dirt track extraordinaire Kyle Larson, Bell prevailed; not by hard charging, by with calm and cool. What was it that Dale Earnhardt said about refusing to lose? Even after Larson passed Be ...

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