Snoopy Dawn Clings To Her Small Lead

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Joey Logano secured his spot in the NASCAR Playoffs’ Championship 4 when he held off Martin Truex Jr. in a frantic final lap and took the checkered flag in the First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday. Logano’s first career Monster Energy Series win in Martinsville came on a dominant day when he led a race-high 309 laps. Logano had taken the lead for what appeared the final time for good off pit road on Lap 460 of 500, starting from the top spot after his No. 22 Team… Read MoreSnoopy Dawn Clings To Her Small Lead »

It’s A Mixed Bag At Martinsville

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This week the NASCAR haulers are heading 114 miles Northeast from Charlotte to Martinsville Speedway this week.  It is the smallest track on the NASCAR schedule.  Since Martinsville is the race track with the slowest speeds, it would be fair to say that there may be some retribution handed out this weekend!  It usually is a place where some scores get settled! That being said, Martinsville usually has some very good, hard, close, door-to-door racing during the 500 lap race.   Our Martinsville Choices   This week at Martinsville we… Read MoreIt’s A Mixed Bag At Martinsville »

Snoopy Dawn Slips Into The Lead After Kansas

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Chase Elliott powered to victory Sunday at Kansas Speedway, as the Round of 8 was set in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. Elliott led the final 44 of 267 laps in Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400. His Hendrick Motorsports No. 9 Chevrolet was .903 seconds ahead of Kyle Busch at the drop of the checkered flag as Elliott claimed his third win of the season and the third of his premier-series career. The win was also Elliott’s second in the last three weeks. “I didn’t see why not,” Elliott… Read MoreSnoopy Dawn Slips Into The Lead After Kansas »

The Kansas Homeboy Has The Votes This Week

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This week the NASCAR haulers are making one final trip to the heartland of the US, the Kansas Speedway.  This week is an elimination race and four more drivers will have their dreams destroyed when the checkered flag flies in the Hollywood Casino 400.   Our Kansas Choices   As you can tell by the accompanying photo, the Kansas farm boy, Clint Bowyer, is the apple of many of the eyes in The Redneck Fantasy League this week.  Is it because he ran really strong last week at Talladega, or is it… Read MoreThe Kansas Homeboy Has The Votes This Week »

The Buschwacker Maintains An Extremely Narrow Lead After Talladega

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On a day when it was good to have friends, Aric Almirola needed one of those friends to run out of gas on the last lap in order to emerge victorious in NASCAR Overtime in Sunday’s 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Almirola pulled in front on the final lap when race leader Kurt Busch ran dry, and Almirola drove away for his first win in the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. For Almirola, it was his second career win in NASCAR’s premier series and it advanced him to… Read MoreThe Buschwacker Maintains An Extremely Narrow Lead After Talladega »

Could Larson Punch His Ticket At Talladega?

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This week NASCAR makes its second visit to “Sweet Home Alabama“!  By the time you read this post, there are two things that you can take to the bank.  The first thing is that the NASCAR haulers will be heading Southwest on I-85 to Atlanta followed by a turn to the west on I-20, exiting on Speedway Blvd to Talladega Superspeedway!  The other fact is that Your Most Humble Sheriff will be on the road heading back up to Fresno for some “family time”.   Our Talladega Picks   It appears… Read MoreCould Larson Punch His Ticket At Talladega? »

Jerry The Buschwacker Resumes The Lead After Dover

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What looked like a Stewart-Haas Racing victory parade for much of Sunday afternoon ended in a wild overtime scramble, with Chase Elliott taking the checkered flag in the Gander Outdoors 400 at Dover International Speedway. On considerably older tires, Elliott pulled ahead cleared runner-up Denny Hamlin through Turns 1 and 2 after a restart on Lap 403 and powered his No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet across the finish line .265 second ahead of Hamlin’s Toyota. With the victory—his second of the season and the second of his career—Elliott punched his… Read MoreJerry The Buschwacker Resumes The Lead After Dover »

The Monster Mile: Who Is Gonna Be Somebody?

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This week NASCAR rolls into the Mid Atlantic States for the last time in 2018.  As you read this post the haulers will be pulling out of Charlotte, turning north on I-95, and driving to Dover, Delaware for a race at “The Monster Mile”.  Dover is the first race in the Round of 12 for this segment of the Playoffs.   Our Dover Choices   This week we have a three-way tie in the most popular choice for Dover!  The above photo would lead one to believe that the players have… Read MoreThe Monster Mile: Who Is Gonna Be Somebody? »

David Maintains His Lead After All The Crumbled Sheet Metal Is Cleared

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In a race that was as wild as advertised in the closing laps, Ryan Blaney sped past crashing Jimmie Johnson and Martin Truex Jr. in the final corner to win Sunday’s inaugural Bank of America ROVAL 400 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course. With his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season and the second of his career, Blaney advanced to Round of 12 in the Playoffs. Johnson wasn’t as lucky. The seven-time series champion was pressuring Truex on the final lap and powered his No.… Read MoreDavid Maintains His Lead After All The Crumbled Sheet Metal Is Cleared »

Can Denny Hamlin Show Them The Fast Way Around “The Roval”

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This week NASCAR will have its second home race at Charlotte Motor Speedway of the season,  The difference this time around is that Bruton Smith and the SMI folks have turned this race at CMS into a “roval” race.  Using the term “roval” at Charlotte means that this race will run on part of the 1 1/2 mile oval then go into the infield to add a road course of left and right turns, kind of like what the Rolex Series cars do at Daytona. Since the race at Charlotte is… Read MoreCan Denny Hamlin Show Them The Fast Way Around “The Roval” »