Experienced Championship 4 Crew Chiefs Embrace the Season Finale Pressures

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – There are innumerable factors that will go into deciding the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway (at 3 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). One element that will not play a role, however, is experience; or a lack thereof among the four teams vying for the title.

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Highly Touted Championship 4 Shift their Focus to the Season Finale in Miami

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – There was certainly no shortage of drama, suspense and emotion in Sunday’s Can-Am 500 at ISM Raceway – as you would expect of the race to determine which three drivers will join Martinsville winner Joey Logano in the Championship 4 round this week at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

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Multiple Changes at Stewart Haas Racing ahead of the 2018 Season

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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

Pressure Builds as Playoff Round of 16 Concludes Sunday at Dover

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As the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series travels to the Dover International Speedway for Sunday’s running of the Apache Warrior 400, several teams are feeling intense pressure to advance into the next round of the playoffs. Following the first two playoff races at Chicagoland and New Hampshire, only 12 drivers will advance to the next round following playoff race number three at Dover this Sunday, meaning four teams are in jeopardy of elimination from playoff contention. Continue reading

Saving Fuel Gets Kurt Busch a Sprint Cup Win at Pocono

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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