For Some, a Win is Only Way to Postseason Glory as NASCAR’s Playoffs Approach

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A former multi-time winner at Bristol Motor Speedway, Kurt Busch is well-experienced in hoisting trophies at the famed short track, but Saturday’s victory there is his first win this season – and first since his 2017 Daytona 500 win. Now three times in the last seven races, ‘new’ winners have assured themselves Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff berths – from Busch to career first-time winners Erik Jones in the Daytona night race and Chase Elliott at Watkins Glen, N.Y. Continue reading

Denny Hamlin Says Kyle Busch’s Success is All about the Execution

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Two days before Kyle Busch’s victory in last Sunday’s Gander Outdoors 400 at Pocono Raceway, Denny Hamlin provided a precise blueprint for his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate’s sixth Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win of the season. Continue reading

Erik Jones Showing he’s Ready to Rise to the Top

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It was wild, often chaotic and featured no shortage of drama. The kind of race that either seemingly rewards the patience of a veteran, or where the spotlight shines on an unlikely winner whose turn comes via favorable circumstances brought about by half the 40-car field not seeing the finish due to being involved in one of the multitudes of accidents. Continue reading

Sonoma Holds Fond Memories for Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Champion

Martin Truex Jr., the driver of the #78 5-hour ENERGY/Bass Pro Shops Toyota, practices for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on June 22, 2018, in Sonoma, California. Photo – Sean Gardner/Getty Images

SONOMA, Calif. – Martin Truex Jr.’s 2013 victory at Sonoma Raceway holds a special place among the 17 wins the reigning Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion has accumulated since his full-time debut in 2006. Continue reading

Clint Bowyer Comes to Kansas Speedway with a Fighting Chance to Win

(R-L) Clint Bowyer, the driver of the #14 Haas 30 Years of the VF1 Ford, talks with NASCAR vice chairman Mike Helton outside the inspection tent during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series KC Masterpiece 400 at Kansas Speedway on May 11, 2018, in Kansas City, Kansas. Photo – Sean Gardner/Getty Images

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – There’s still a major hole in Clint Bowyer’s bucket list. Continue reading