By Toby Christie, Editor – Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie
A year ago, Stewart-Haas Racing went through the daunting task of swapping the manufacturer of their four-car Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series organization from Chevrolet to Ford. It was a move that had the usually potent championship contending team staggering for much of the 2017 season.
The team captured just three victories, and even though Kevin Harvick worked his way into the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, it just felt like a lost season as Furniture Row Racing’s Martin Truex Jr. burned the ground down following his first-career Cup Series title celebration.
Now, in 2018, things have done a total 180-degree turn for the four-car SHR team.
Continue reading “A Year After Swap to Ford, Things Are Clicking For Stewart-Haas Racing”
By: Toby Christie, Editor – Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie
Speedweeks 2018 is in the books. For the last couple of weeks, we were treated to a stunning display of brightly colored race cars driving two to three, and sometimes four-wide.
We saw breathtaking crashes, that luckily every driver walked away from.
In all, 58 machines were wadded up past the point of being able to finish the race between the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and ARCA Racing Series events in Daytona. Continue reading “There’s More Than Wrecked Cars to Talk About After Daytona”
By: Reid Spencer – NASCAR Wire Service
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – On February 18, in the 2018 Daytona 500, Danica Patrick will drive a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series car for the 191st time.
It will also be the last.
Last November at Homestead-Miami Speedway, a tearful Patrick announced she would end her driving career with the “Danica Double”—final appearances in both the Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500.
Patrick confirmed on Monday she will drive the No. 7 GoDaddy Chevrolet fielded by Premium Motorsports in her stock car swan song. Both the car number and sponsor harken to her NASCAR debut.
Continue reading “Harvick Says Danica Started Stock Car Career at a Disadvantage”
Matt Lauer, Al Roker, Natalie Morales and Hoda Kotb faced off against one another this morning on the TODAY Show plaza to celebrate NASCAR racing returns to NBC with the Sprint Cup Coke Zero 400 Saturday, July 2 at 7 p.m. ET. NASCAR Driver Danica Patrick and NASCAR on NBC analyst Dale Jarrett served as crew chiefs for the showdown that saw the Matt and Al capture the checkered flag.
Catch the clip here: