Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Category

By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Continuing the speed shown earlier in the day, Joey Logano was the fastest once again in final practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Homestead-Miami Speedway, jumping to the top of the board early on and staying there for the duration of the session. Logano clocked in at 31.450 seconds, 171.701 mph, with fellow championship contender Martin Truex Jr. following close on his heels with the second fastest time in practice. “I think we were pretty good,” Logano said. “I amRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor HOMESTEAD, Fla. – A day after struggling to find speed in the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice session of the weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Joey Logano topped the board in the first of two Saturday practice sessions. Logano ran 40 laps throughout practice, but it was his first lap on track that was the fastest, posting a time of 31.838 seconds, 169.609 mph. The Team Penske driver was also fastest among 10-lap averages. “How do you not feel confident in that?  You have to,”Read More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Three of the four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship 4 drivers qualified near the top of the board in Friday’s knockout time trials at Homestead-Miami Speedway, but Denny Hamlin, who has his own agenda, stole the pole for Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 (at 3 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90). Trying to extend his streak of winning at least one race per season to 13 consecutive years, Hamlin streaked around the 1.5-mile track in 31.059 secondsRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor HOMESTEAD, Fla. – To no one’s surprise, the Championship 4 drivers were at the top of their game when the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice session of the weekend began Friday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Though it might be their final race before closing up shop, Martin Truex, Jr. and Furniture Row Racing came out with guns ablazing, setting the fastest speed of the session with a lap of 31.035 seconds, 173.997 mph. “A lot of emotions talking with the guys, but they’re fired up,Read More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor HOMESTEAD, Fla. – When the checkered flag flies on Sunday, the book will finally be closed on Furniture Row Racing as the team will be shuttering its doors over the offseason regardless if they win a second-straight title or not. Ahead of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series cars hitting the track for the first time, team president Joe Garone addressed the team’s closure and how they have been rallying around each other in the final days. “It’s been brutal at the end here. But inRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series prepares for their season finale as four drivers battle it out for the championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday. For Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr., this is a chance to further their legend with a second title, while Joey Logano attempts to capture his maiden championship. Our friends from Mobil 1 The Grid produced an overview on the playoff journey to the final race of the 2018 campaign.Read More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor NASCAR and the motorsports world in general has lost a legend as David Pearson passed away Monday at the age of 83. The Spartanburg, South Carolina native, nicknamed the “Silver Fox”, first entered the sport in 1960 and though he never ran a full-time season during his time in NASCAR’s Premier Series, he still claimed 105 wins in 574 starts. Pearson is mostly associated with the Wood Brothers Racing team, who he drove for between 1972 and 1979, but he also climbed behind the wheel forRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Furniture Row Racing may be closing the doors at season’s end, but their focus is still laser sharp on pulling off the ultimate mic drop moment by claiming their second straight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship on their way out. After accumulating enough points to make it through Sunday’s race at ISM Raceway and claim one of the berths into the championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway next weekend, the dream is still alive and well. “It gives me chills,” said Martin Truex, Jr. “Honestly, I’mRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service AVONDALE, Ariz. – Holding off Brad Keselowski after a restart with 12 laps left in Sunday’s Can-Am 500 at ISM Raceway, Kyle Busch claimed his eighth Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season and led NASCAR’s Big Three into the Championship 4 race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. After a wreck on Lap 269 of 312 ended the championship hopes of Kurt Busch and Chase Elliott—both of whom had been in the mix throughout the day—Busch grabbed the lead from Joe Gibbs Racing teammate ErikRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer  A pit road speeding penalty ultimately sealed Chase Elliott’s fate in the Can-Am 500. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver’s Championship hopes came to an end following a late wreck. On a restart with 32 laps to go, Elliott found his No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 mid-pack following a pit road speeding penalty. Like many others, he was in the middle of a hornet’s nest. Contact between Denny Hamlin’s Toyota and Kurt Busch’s Ford saw both spinning on the narrow backstretch.Read More