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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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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Brad Keselowski Changes The Playoff Narrative

[caption id="attachment_688501" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Brad Keselowski wins the SouthPoint 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.[/caption] Remember the "Big Three?" Brad Keselowski has wadded up that story line and thrown it in the trash can. No, we're not forecasting a second championship for "Bad Brad," but his recent success serves to remind us how quickly racing fortunes can change. It's all because of three wins in a row. That's impressive enough. Check it out where he did it. Da ...

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Brad Keselowski Punches His Ticket In The Pits

Sweet relief for Brad Keselowski. The 2012 champion gets that elusive first victory of 2018 in the Southern 500. The win effectively gets him into the playoffs. It's been an interesting year for Brad Keselowski and the Penske gang. Thanks in no small part to Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford is having a strong year. While their performance has been no shock, what is mildly surprising is that Keselowski, Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney don't have more wins to show for their efforts. That's not saying ...

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Matt Kenseth Apparently Isn’t Finished Yet

Matt Kenseth returns! Reports are out that the 2003 champion will return to Roush Fenway Racing to drive the number six car on a part-time it will re-unite him with the organization where he enjoyed his greatest successes before moving on to Joe Gibbs Racing. While he wasn't exactly knocking it dead in 2017, it would have been a stretch to say Matt Kenseth was washing up. His release from JGR was nothing more than a means for opening up a ride for Erik Jones, a young driver with greater p ...

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