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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Just How Lucky Was Ryan Blaney?

[caption id="attachment_688518" align="aligncenter" width="520"] during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bank of America Roval 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on September 30, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina.[/caption] Ryan Blaney got lucky. That's what Clint Bowyer says, even Blaney was a bit sheepish in taking the trophy. After all, the 12 cruised to the checkered flag after Jimmie Johnson crashed into Martin Truex Jr., taking both of the front runners out. One could understand the se ...

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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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Some Notable Names Among Winless Drivers

So Kurt Busch got his first win of the season last Saturday. He knocked on the door patiently, and kicked it in at Bristol. If you thought he was bound to eventually score, that wasn't bad pizza. It was going to happen sooner or later. Have you looked at who remains on the list of winless drivers in 2018? It's a pretty interesting collection. Who would have thought Jimmie Johnson would be a winless driver this far into 2018? This is a seven-time champion. What's more, it's not he's become ...

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Five Drivers I’m Watching In The NASCAR Cup Series In 2018

The 2018 season will bring a different looking NASCAR Cup Series. For the first time in nearly 20 years, the series' most popular driver will not be on the track, but in the broadcast. A notable former champion will also be on the sidelines. The NASCAR Cup Series will also be missing its lone female driver for the first time in several years. In light of that alone, there will be quite some number of fresh faces making headlines. For this fan, it will be interesting to see how the newbies ...

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