Chevy SS Memories from Chevrolet Racing

This weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway will mark the final race for the Chevy SS as the flagship vehicle for Chevrolet in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competition. The SS made its on-track debut at during speedweeks in 2013 at Daytona, winning the first points paying race as Jimmie Johnson took the SS to Winner’s Circle in the season-opening Daytona 500. Since then, the SS has gone on to win 72 more races, making it the most successful Generation-6 NASCAR race car over its competitors. The SS has carried two drivers…

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Kyle Busch Finally Wins A Race At Charlotte

There is a reason I don’t pay a lot of attention to the All-Star race. It’s at a 1.5 mile track known for aero challenges. The leader gets away and it’s all over. No matter what kind of gimmicks NASCAR puts in place with clown shows before the race, untested tire compound choices and stages, nothing really works to make for a really good race. The All-Star race used to be worth watching, but it hasn’t lived up to expectation in years. The only element I like is whittling the…

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Mr. 7-Time Is Now Also Mr. 2017 2-Time

Remember all that early season scuttlebutt about Hendrick and the 48 team having lost something? Did Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus forget how to win? After Bristol, the message from the 48 team is a resounding NO. Don’t look now, but Jimmie Johnson may be hitting his stride.

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Kurt Busch Rides Last-Lap Pass to DAYTONA 500 Victory

Three-Time DAYTONA 500 Runner-Up Finally Gets Career-Defining Result Ryan Blaney, AJ Allmendinger Finish 2nd, 3rd Mid-Race Accident Ends Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Run   DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 26, 2017) – Kurt Busch used a last-lap pass to win the 59th annual DAYTONA 500 Sunday in a raucous, rough-and-tumble season-opening race for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Busch (No. 41 Haas Automation/Monster Energy Ford), a three-time DAYTONA 500 runner-up and the 2004 series champion, made a high-line move coming off the Daytona International Speedway backstretch to pass Kyle Larson (No.…

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Can-Am Duels Are Today…. PLUS Other MENCS Notes Before the 2017 Daytona 500

Can-Am Duels Set For Thursday The drivers of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will take to the track at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday night for the Can-Am Duels. The Duels will determine who starts in the third through 40th positions in Sunday’s DAYTONA 500. Thirty-eight teams are locked into the DAYTONA 500 (36 via charter and the two fastest open teams from Sunday’s qualifying – Elliott Sadler and Brendan Gaughan). The highest finisher in each Duel among the Open teams will make the Daytona 500. The other Open teams…

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