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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2019 Preview: Team Penske

They may call him "The Captain," but Roger Penske is enjoying the king's life as a NASCAR owner. Joey Logano is a champion, his other two drivers are contenders, and his manufacturer- Ford- is currently top dog as a NASCAR nameplate. Times are good for Team Penske. Say what you will about Joey Logano, his dad, or his "rich kid" rep, he's a champion, and no one can take that away from him. So much for that big three talk. When the final checkered flag flew at Homestead-Miami, it was the 22 ...

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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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Adam Stevens: Most Underrated Crew Chief In NASCAR

Who are the best crew chiefs in NASCAR? Love him or hate him, Chad Knaus comes to mind. Rodney Childers has done great work throughout his career. How about Todd Gordon? Or Cole Pearn? Or Adam Stevens? Adam Stevens? Who's that? Just possibly one of the best in the business these days. How many can say they helped their driver to a championship in their rookie season atop the pit box? Adam Stevens can. Not unlike a lot of pit bosses, Stevens started out a racer. Not unlike a lot of raci ...

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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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