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 […]

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 […]

Monster Unleashes Drama: Kyle Busch wins back-to-back after late pass on Chase Elliott while Ryan Newman was eliminated from playoff contention

Kyle Busch scores his fourth win of the season, denying Chase Elliott’s shot of his first career win by 0.357 seconds. Jeff Gordon and Ryan Newman had a heated confrontation during post-race after Newman was eliminated from the playoffs. It was the tale of two 24’s during the final race of the Round of 16. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Both Sides of the Junior Spectrum: Stenhouse wins at Daytona, Earnhardt collected in crash in final start

Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. overcame other driver’s mistakes and heartbreaks to become the fifth repeat winner of 2017 after a late overtime pass. Dale Jr. finishes 32nd after a crash on lap 107 in his final Daytona start. The once success story known as Chevrolet at the restrictor plate tracks has become a distant memory as […]

Dover’s Legit Monster: Jimmie Johnson wins for the 11th time at the Monster Mile and ties his childhood hero at 83 wins

Jimmie Johnson becomes the first three-time winner in 2017, tying Cale Yarborough for sixth all-time Cup victories No active driver has won a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series circuit at least 10 times besides Jimmie Johnson at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware. Now, not only Johnson won for the 11th time at Dover Sunday, […]

Drought Extinguished: Late pit call puts Newman and Childress back on top

Ryan Newman stood the heat and scorches up a win at Phoenix, ending both he and Richard Childress Racing’s winless streaks A late-race caution by Joey Logano put the race in the hands of the crew chiefs. Veteran crew chief Luke Lambert made the call and kept driver Ryan Newman on the track to take […]