The Closer Clinches Championship 4 Berth: Kevin Harvick scores big at Texas, advancing to his third Championship 4 appearance

A late pass by Kevin Harvick secured him a Championship 4 berth for the third time in four years after winning the AAA Texas 500. Martin Truex, Jr. also makes the final round by points after finishing second. A late error by Martin Truex, Jr. gave Kevin Harvick the race lead with 10 laps to […]

Dramatic Round Closer: Martin Truex Jr. becomes the first 7x winner since 2013, Jimmie Johnson advances into the next round

Racing with a heavy heart, Martin Truex, Jr.’s seventh win of 2017 was in memory of road-crew fabricator Jim Watson. His championship rival Kyle Larson failed to make the Round of 8 after an engine failure while Jimmie Johnson escaped multiple issues to advance. The carnage from Talladega paled in comparison to Sunday’s Hollywood Casino […]

Last Driver Standing: Brad Keselowski wins attrition-filled Alabama 500, Dale Jr. finishes 7th in final Talladega start

In his 300th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start, Brad Keselowski escaped Talladega with his fifth victory after a last lap pass over Ryan Newman. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. finished seventh after surviving madness filled with crashes and pit road woes in his final start in Alabama. Attrition was the word as Brad Keselowski survived the […]

Take That: Kyle Busch pulls his second Bristol Trifecta

The broom came out at Bristol once again as Kyle Busch held off Erik Jones for his second triple sweep, his first since 2010. Matt Kenseth finished fourth, bumping Jamie McMurray down to the 16th and final playoff spot with two regular season races remaining. On a bright night of Aug. 21, 2010, Kyle Busch […]

Michigan Beast: Kyle Larson’s four-wide pass led to third straight win at Michigan

Kyle Larson continued his winning ways at Michigan International Speedway, leading only two laps after a four-wide pass for the lead in overtime. Michigan International Speedway continues to be Kyle Larson’s yard after leading the most important two laps of his career in Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 for his third straight victory at the two-mile […]

Aggressive Goes On Top The Leaderboard: Martin Truex, Jr. victorious at Watkins Glen

Smart strategy prevailed Martin Truex, Jr. to his fourth win of the season, extending his championship points lead over new second place man Kyle Busch. Emotions ran rampant in Sunday’s I Love New York 355 at the Glen at the legendary Watkins Glen International. Fuel strategy snake bitten Ford drivers Brad Keselowski and Ryan Blaney […]

Everything’s "Finally" Great: Kyle Busch snaps winless streak at Pocono for Toyota’s 100th Cup win

After several heartbreaking outcomes, Kyle Busch checks off another track he’s won in the Monster Energy Cup Series after winning at “The Tricky Triangle” Sunday for Toyota’s 100th Cup victory. The first 20 races of 2017 has been the tale of bad luck for Kyle Busch, dominant car after dominant car but unable to produce […]

That’s Gotta Be Kahne: A career defining victory for Kasey Kahne, winner of the 6 Hours of Indy

Rain delay, pre-race favorites plummeted, vicious crashes and three red flags didn’t stop Enumclaw native Kasey Kahne from snapping his 102-race drought at Indianapolis, clinching a playoff berth in what may be a career saving performance. Six hours makes up a quarter of the day and that’s all it took for Hendrick Motorsports driver Kasey […]

Joe Gibbs Racing’s Lobster Weekend: Denny Hamlin snaps team’s winless streak after dramatic week

Joe Gibbs Racing’s week of media attention ends with Denny Hamlin in victory lane at New Hampshire. Ex-points leader Kyle Larson bounces back from penalties to finish second. The first half of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season was something Joe Gibbs Racing wanted to forget, going winless after winning 12 races in 2016. […]

Killing the Epidemic: Why I don’t see Matt Kenseth retiring anytime soon and where he'll end up after 2017

Matt Kenseth is the one driver that’ll remain competitive for years to come and retirement shouldn’t be brought up into the conversation as silly season looms. EDITORS NOTE: This was published hours before the announcement came out that Erik Jones will replace Matt Kenseth in Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 20 Toyota beginning in 2018. Here […]