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By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor In his 29 previous starts at Martinsville, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. had come so close, so many times on capturing that elusive grandfather clock trophy. But in the 2014 Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500, the stars aligned for NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver, as he finally scored a win on the half-mile bullring that is Martinsville Speedway. Starting 23rd, Earnhardt first made his way to the lead on lap 192 for a 13 lap stint before being overtaken Matt Kenseth for one lap and then returned toRead More

Posted On February 22, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar, Opinion

DEHARDE: Rediscovering IndyCar Racing

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer January 23, 2008. I was in my dorm room at Louisiana State University visiting speedtv.com to look up the motorsports news from the day. A Robin Miller headline immediately stopped my scrolling. CHAMP CAR: Tony George Makes an Offer for Unity Eyes widened, I clicked and read, finding numerous quotes that were smile-inducing. “We’ve got to find a way to make a deal with Tony George,” said 1996 CART champion Jimmy Vasser. “I was never consulted on anything that had to do with the Speedway butRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season for the top-30 drivers in the series leading into this week’s 60th running of the Daytona 500. Age: 39 Years in Cup: 17 Career Wins: 29 The return of Kurt Busch to Stewart-Haas Racing wasn’t officially announced until December, becoming one of the final pieces of what has become well-known as “Silly Season.” Busch returns behind the wheel of the No. 41 Haas Automation/Monster Energy Ford, marking his fifth season with theRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season for the top-30 drivers in the series leading into next month’s 60th running of the Daytona 500. Age: 38 Years in Cup: 13 Career Wins: Eight Clint Bowyer went through a career rejuvenation in 2017 with his move to Stewart-Haas Racing and the No. 14 car vacated by Tony Stewart. After suffering through his worst season ever the year before, Bowyer was back to being his old self and back upRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season for the top-30 drivers in the series leading into next month’s 60th running of the Daytona 500. Age: 33 Years in Cup: Six Full-Time, 244 Cup Series starts Career Wins: 1 (2014 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway) The 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season will be one of change for Aric Almirola, as he will have a new team, crew chief and car number. Officially announced back in November,Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer For the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, Stewart-Haas Racing will have two returning crew chiefs and two new crew chiefs for their four drivers. Clint Bowyer and 2014 Premier Series Champion Kevin Harvick will have the same crew chief, meanwhile 2004 Premier Series Champion Kurt Busch and newcomer Aric Almirola will have new faces atop the pit box. Almirola, who will replace the out-going Danica Patrick, will have John Klausmeier leading his No. 10 Smithfield Ford Fusion. Klausmeier has been a race engineerRead 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
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Ahead of this weekend’s race at Homestead-Miami Speedway that will see one of four drivers walk away with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship trophy, we’ll take a step back to 2004 and the first year of the Chase format, along with the drama that played out in the season finale to deliver Kurt Busch with his first Cup championship. With Sprint/Nextel taking over the series title sponsorship from Winston at the end of the 2003 season, a new championship format was introduced, calledRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer Friendship can be a very strong bond. Two people that know that very well are Stewart Haas Racing’s co-owner Tony Stewart, and the team’s newest acquisition starting in 2018, Aric Almirola. Almirola and Stewart have been competing together for years. However, their careers have taken very different paths. Stewart won two championships with Joe Gibbs Racing before becoming an owner himself and winning a third Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship in 2011. Almirola, who was once a Joe Gibbs Racing development driver spent timeRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor It’s been well known that Tony Stewart has enjoyed his retirement from driving in the Cup Series this year as he’s been able to go and do the things he never had time to do while he was a full-time driver, but in Wednesday’s press conference announcing Aric Almirola would take over the No. 10 car at Stewart-Haas Racing in 2018, Stewart let it slip that his driving days in NASCAR might not be over yet. Almirola was asked about running in the Xfinity SeriesRead More