Carl Edwards Tag

By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor For any multi-car team owner, their proudest and most anxious moment at the racetrack is when the majority of their drivers are fighting it out for the win at the front of the field. In the 2008 Camping World RV 400 at Dover, Roush-Fenway Racing would provide those feeling for team owner Jack Roush. Though the first 300 miles around the Monster Mile was a mixed bag, with 10 different drivers leading, the final quarter of the race was all Roush-Fenway. Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards,Read More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor In the spring of 2016, Carl Edwards entered Richmond looking for his second win in a row, while his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, Kyle Busch, was looking for his third win in the last four races. By the time all was said and done, the win would come down to those two drivers. Taking the lead from Edwards with 35 laps to go, Busch looked to have a clear path to victory on the 0.75-mile oval, but as his tires began to give up overRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer As NASCAR sees another changing of the guard, Jamie McMurray has become one of the elder statesmen of the series. McMurray, who enters the 2018 season at 41-years-old, is now one of the oldest drivers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, but he has no plans on slowing down anytime soon. McMurray burst onto the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series scene in 2002 when he snatched a victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway while filling-in for Sterling Marlin. Since then, he has competed full-time forRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor As the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Chicagoland Speedway for this weekend’s opening round of the playoffs, it’s time again for another edition of “Throwback Thursday Theater”. Since Chicago has only been on the schedule since 2001, there are few races that really stick out in the track’s history, but one in particular sticks out above the rest. That race is the 2010 Lifelock.com 400, which saw a multi-time champion get bested by an underdog. Jimmie Johnson started on the outside of theRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Before Furniture Row Racing became the juggernaut it is in 2017, the Colorado based team had to scratch and claw for everything single position on the track, especially in their early years. The team which just started a full-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule back in 2008 brought Regan Smith on board starting in 2009 for a part-time schedule before moving back to full-time the next season. Smith came onto the Cup Series scene with Bobby Ginn and Dale Earnhardt, Inc. in 2007, butRead More

Posted On June 19, 2017By Seth EggertIn Breaking News, Headline News, Xfinity

Climbing The Ladder: Matt Tifft

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer For this week’s edition of Climbing the Ladder, Seth Eggert sat down with Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) driver Matt Tifft. Tifft is a 21-year-old NASCAR Xfinity Series driver. He drives the No. 19 National Brain Tumor Society, Tunity, Surface Sunscreen, SiriusXM, Wastebits Toyota Camry. Tifft is campaigning for the 2017 Xfinity Series Championship as well as Rookie of the Year honors. Seth Eggert: How did you become interested in motorsports? Matt Tifft: My Dad, he was always around it. When I was about five-years-old, heRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Drivers always remember their first win. For Brad Keselowski, his first win in the 2009 Aaron’s 499 at Talladega will be one that him, Carl Edwards, and NASCAR as a whole will never forget. Eight years later, the sight of Edwards’ car taking flight toward the catchfence with the finish line in sight as Keselowski captured his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win is one that is still seared into the minds of NASCAR nation. To this day, the finish is one that isRead More
By Aaron Bearden, NASCAR Contributor Like many in the NASCAR world, I was left with a torrid mixture of happiness and sadness amid Dale Earnhardt, Jr.’s retirement release on Tuesday morning. There was shock to the suddenness of the announcement, one of the few news stories in recent years to not be leaked (looking at you, Stewart-Haas Racing to Ford announcement). But at the same time, Earnhardt’s retirement – coming in his 18th year in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, and following a season marred by concussion-like symptoms – was expected sooner ratherRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor After a rain delayed race at Bristol Motor Speedway last weekend produced one of the best races of the season, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series packs up and heads to another short track, the third in the last four races, with Sunday’s running of the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway. Often described as the perfectly designed race track by drivers, the 0.75 mile track lends itself to not only short track characteristics of beating and banging, but also the characteristics of aRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor After a trip to the smallest track on the circuit for some great racing at Martinsville last weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to the Lone Star State and Texas Motor Speedway for Sunday’s running of the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500. First joining the circuit in 1997, the 1.5 mile Texas track has provided some great racing over the years as the surface wore down as each season passed. However, this go around, the track will be a completely different animal as theRead More