The start of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season is only a little over a month away and when Stewart Haas Racing(SHR) hits the track for Speedweeks in Daytona, there will be some notable changes. SHR will once again field four full-time Cup teams with a new driver piloting one of those entries, a rookie crew chief leading another, and another crew chief swapping teams. The intentions of these changes are to produce the highest level of performance in pursuit of another Championship. Continue reading
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Saving Fuel Gets Kurt Busch a Sprint Cup Win at Pocono
Working with a substitute crew chief, and saving enough fuel to get to the finish line and complete a celebratory burnout, Kurt Busch won Monday’s rain-delayed Axalta ‘We Paint Winners’ 400 at Pocono Raceway.
Busch won for the first time this year in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and for the third time at Pocono, a 2.5-mile speedway featuring three widely different corners. And Busch claimed his 28th victory in NASCAR’s premier series with race engineer John Klausmeier leading the team in place of crew chief Tony Gibson, who was serving a one-race suspension for a lug nut violation last week at Charlotte.
Told he was two laps short at the start of the last 33-lap green-flag run, Busch saved enough fuel to get to the finish while keeping race runner-up Dale Earnhardt Jr. behind him. Continue reading