Observations From Turn One

The more things, change the more they stay the same. As the 2019 campaign enters Turn One, things still look largely familiar when looking back in recent history. The Contenders Still Contend Even with all the talk about the proliferation of youngsters in the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series, it's still the top dogs outrunning the pack. Joey Logano, Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick- you remember those guys, right? The cream still rises to the top. Oh, the diaper da ...

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Richard Petty Motorsports Switches To Chevrolet

Remember the jingle? "Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet," the iconic commercial tune went. Just as iconic as those symbols is Richard Petty to the world of NASCAR racing. RPM will not only align with "the bowties" in 2018, they will also align technically with Richard Childress Racing. That's the word at Jayski.com. While Richard Petty himself is more of a NASCAR ambassador and organizational figurehead, in this season of change, it's good to see an icon from the sport's heyday ...

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Will Chevrolet Be Shut Out Of The Final Four?

Heading into Phoenix International Raceway, three of the final four contenders have punched their tickets to the club. By virtue of wins, Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick are in. Thanks to points, Martin Truex Jr. is in. Brad Keselowski is the last of the final four as we speak, though technically, Denny Hamlin is right to set up an intriguing battle of hard chargers. If all goes gunny bag for Bad Brad and Hambone, Ryan Blaney can get in with a great day, and that's not an impossibility for the ...

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Kevin Harvick More Than “Good Enough” At Bristol

  For so long, NASCAR broadcasters liked to call Kevin Harvick "The Closer." Remember his RCR days where his cars would be lousy in qualifying, and somehow Harvick would find a way to win? In recent lore, it hasn't worked that way for the 2014 Sprint Cup champion. Check this out: coming into Sunday's race at Bristol, Kevin Harvick had nine top fives and 17 top 10s. 17 in 22 races! In terms of consistency, Harvick has been right there with Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski. The differ ...

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Fantasy Takes Hard Blow From Reality In Stewart-Haas Switch

In our neatly constructed dream sports worlds, things never change. Lebron James never leaves the Cavs. Brett Favre retires a Packer. Peyton Manning brings a second Lombardi trophy to Indy before he retires. Most of all, Tony Stewart, a man perceived as synonymous with Chevrolet, never, ever associates with a.........Ford! Given the reaction of fans throughout NASCAR Nation, you would have thought Coach K was announcing he was leaving Duke to go coach at UNC when it was announced that Stewar ...

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