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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Where Is The End Of The Line For Kasey Kahne?

The other shoe has dropped at Hendrick Motorsports, and Kasey Kahne will move on in 2018, in favor of William Byron. Open seats are opening up right and left, and yet just as quickly, they're filling up. In most cases, the fannies filling those seats have less mileage on them. In looking over the free agent market, Kasey Kahne is an interesting case. While he didn't set the world on fire racing for Rick Hendrick, he was far from horrible. Hey, this is the most recent winner of the Brickya ...

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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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Is It Really Any Mystery Who Will Take Over The 88?

They call it the Coke Zero 400. Hard core fans still call it the Firecracker 400. It's the summer race at Daytona International Speedway. A name synonymous with Daytona is Earnhardt, and this year marks Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s final go round at DIS as a full-time NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series contestant in the 88 car. The occasion causes one to consider who "gets next." Some logical names get tossed in such as Alex Bowman, and then there's some slightly more far-fetched possibilities as R ...

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NASCAR, HMS Will Survive The Dale Earnhardt Jr Exit

The response has been as diverse as NASCAR Nation itself. The announcement that Dale Earnhardt Jr. is retiring after this season is blowing up the blogosphere. Like it or not, it's a big deal. Among the many topics of discussion is what lies ahead for Earnhardt's team- Hendrick Motorsports- and NASCAR itself. Make no mistake, the exit of the sport's most popular and most recognizable figure will have a seismic effect. Already gone from the Sunday scene at the race track are two other icon ...

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