All posts by Michael Guzman

By Michael Guzman, Contributing Writer Homestead, FL – After a carefully curated weekend full of interviews, appearances, and simply making sure he was seen, Dale Earnhardt Jr. crossed the finish line and collected his trophy. Then, he proceeded to immediately damage it. On purpose. Simply because he could. He had held up his end of the bargain. Team owner Rick Hendrick promised Earnhardt Jr. he could keep the car he drove during the 2017 finale if he brought it home in piece. All Hendrick wanted was his helmet. And afterRead More
By Michael Guzman, Contributing Writer Homestead, FL – It’s never too early to start thinking about 2018. Most of the time when someone is looking ahead, they’re optimistic that better things are in store. But following Sunday’s season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Team Penske driver Brad Keselowski doubled down on his disappointment with some surprising comments about the competition as well as the overall state of the sport. While Chevrolet debuts a new body next season, taking the Camaro to the Monster Energy NASCAR track, Ford’s plan on not makingRead More

Posted On November 19, 2017By Michael GuzmanIn Breaking News, Headline News, Monster Energy Cup

Kevin Harvick Comes Up Short

By Michael Guzman, Contributing Writer Homestead, FL – Kevin Harvick has been known as “The Closer” for quite a while, but when it came down to the final run of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the Stewart-Haas Racing driver was unable to make up the ground he needed to catch eventual champion Martin Truex Jr. “It was kind of up and down where you were against the championship guys,” a disappointed Harvick said following the race. “There at the end, we got a hole in the nose, had the tiresRead More
By Michael Guzman, Contributing Writer Homestead, FL – NASCAR’s annual state of the sport featured Chairman and CEO Brian France alongside President Brent Dewar preached patience and offered optimism, but suggested there will not be drastic changes to the sport as the sanctioning body fights stagnation in regards to attendance and TV ratings. “Attendance is up at many, many events, I think its 20 something events, 22 or 23,” France said, objecting to ESPN’s Bob Pockrass and his assessment of the season thus far. “And consumption has changed for everybody,Read More
By Michael Guzman, Contributing Writer Homestead, FL – Roughly 24 hours before legends Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Matt Kenseth take their final checkered flag, , 2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series champion William Byron and Ford EcoBoost 300 winner Cole Custer combined to display NASCAR’s youth movement did not stop with drivers such as Erik Jones and Chase Elliott. Friday night, Christopher Bell continued to announce his presence as one of NASCAR’s future stars. Saturday evening, it was Custer posting the strongest performance of the Xfinity Series season with a perfect 150.0Read More

Posted On November 18, 2017By Michael GuzmanIn Breaking News, Headline News, Xfinity

Ryan Preece: I Was Going to Let Sadler Go

By Michael Guzman Homestead, FL – “He cost us a championship and he’s not even racing anybody.” Following Saturday evening’s Ford EcoBoost 300, tempers flared between part-time Joe Gibbs Racing driver Ryan Preece and championship contender Elliott Sadler. Preece, 27, defended his actions by stating his need to prove himself at one of NASCAR’s highest levels and also mentioned that the situation warranted racing Sadler hard. “To be honest with you, if there’s a person you don’t want to cost a title, it’s Elliott Sadler. Growing up I was aRead More

Posted On November 18, 2017By Michael GuzmanIn Breaking News, Trucks

Brad Keselowski Racing Ends an Era in Victory Lane

By Michael Guzman Homestead, FL – After a decade of competition and over 300 total starts, Brad Keselowski Racing closed its doors in victory lane as Chase Briscoe collected the checkered flag at Homestead-Miami Speedway to close the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. As Christopher Bell collected his championship trophy over Austin Cindric, BKR’s bittersweet finale came to a close with Briscoe posting his first career victory and being named Rookie of the Year. “To finish out that era on a win is massive, and I’m so excited,Read More

Posted On November 18, 2017By Michael GuzmanIn Breaking News, Trucks

Christopher Bell Clinches Truck Series Title

By Michael Guzman Homestead, FL – Every season as the playoff picture becomes clearer, the laps wind down and a champion materializes before our eyes. NASCAR’s current playoff format therefore poses a question every year: Is it more satisfying if the best driver all season defies the playoff system and completes their championship quest, or is it inherently better to hope for chaos and the creation of an opportunistic Cinderella story? The answer, at least this season, is that the best driver in the best truck won. And that’s theRead More
By Michael Guzman Homestead, FL — Denny Hamlin nabbed the pole for Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, topping fellow Toyota driver Martin Truex Jr. after time expired in Friday night’s final session. Truex Jr. topped all four drivers competing for a title and will start Sunday’s race from the second position. Kyle Busch qualified third and has been chasing Truex Jr. Friday for bragging rights as the class of the field thus far. Brad Keselowski narrowly made it to the final round of knockout qualifying, but posted theRead More
Prolific Driver to Close Her Career with the 2018 Daytona 500 and Indy 500 By Michael Guzman, Contributing Writer Homestead, FL – Stewart-Haas Racing driver Danica Patrick confirmed her retirement from full-time racing Friday afternoon at Homestead-Miami Speedway, citing sponsor issues as the deciding factor in a decision that had been speculated since earlier this season. Following an emotional announcement, the veteran Patrick stated her plans for 2018 are to run the Daytona 500 and likely close her career at the Indianapolis 500 in May. Patrick has not named aRead More