There’s Hope For Harvick

So the number four car of Kevin Harvick failed post-race inspection, eh? Fancy that. Everyone colors outside the lines a little, Harvick and company are no worse than anybody else. They say if you ain't cheatin', you ain't tryin'. The real trick is to avoid getting caught at the wrong time. For Harvick, the timing couldn't be worse. Or is it? Perhaps for Kevin Harvick, it's really not so bad. But he lost his automatic bid for the finals, his crew chief got suspended, and he lost points. I ...

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New Pairing of Johnson & Ally Financial Signals New Opportunities

In a season of change for seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson comes a new sponsor. Ally Financial- a digital bank with a focus on auto loans- will be his new sponsor. Well now, what do we have here? A different kind of sponsor, and quite possibly, a sign of where the next wave of sponsors may come from. As time passes and things change, so does the sponsorship landscape. If you look back to the early days, it was about all things auto. Auto dealerships, auto mechanics, and auto care produc ...

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Joey Logano? Martin Truex Jr? Who’s Right?

Hours of boredom followed by minutes of sheer terror. The physical finish (see it here) at Martinsville between Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr. is the topic of discussion in the world of NASCAR. Naturally, there are varying opinions on the use of the chrome horn by Logano. Truex made his feelings known on the cool down lap, rubbing hard on the race winner's rear end. Nothing over the top, just showing his displeasure. Even in his post-race interview, the defending series champion avoided ...

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Chase Elliott Not Surprised By Success

"Well, I felt like as a team we were capable of winning and doing it often.  I felt like I believed in my ability to do so.  I believed in my team's ability, Alan's ability, our pit crew, road crew, the whole deal.  That's never really been a question mark in my mind."- Kansas race winner Chase Elliott. With three wins on the campaign, the son of 1988 champion and winner of 44 races has starting carving out his own niche in NASCAR. Oh sure, the Elliott name opened doors for Chase, but you ...

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Change Will Do Knaus, Johnson Good

Few things last forever- especially race car driver and crew chief pairings. Given that, the combo of seven-time champion and crew chief Chad Knaus have defied the odds with 17 years together. This week we learned that Johnson and Knaus will go their separate ways in 2019. Knaus will lend his talents to the 24 team and William Byron, while Johnson will collaborate with Kevin Mendeering. Current Byron crew chief Darian Grubb takes on the role of technical director at Hendrick Motorsports. ...

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