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.
Fast forward to 2018, and things have done a total 180-degree turn for the team.
Continue reading “A Year After Swap to Ford, Things Are Clicking For Stewart-Haas Racing”
Feb. 25, 2018
By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service
HAMPTON, Ga. – On Sunday night, after 17 barren years, Kevin Harvick finally completed the second chapter of his love affair with Atlanta Motor Speedway. Continue reading “Kevin Harvick gets long-awaited Monster Energy NASCAR Cup victory at Atlanta”
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service
For so many longtime NASCAR fans, Kevin Harvick’s maiden win at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2001 was memorable for the context he scored it in. It was only Harvick’s third start after suddenly being asked to drive Richard Childress Racing’s Chevrolet after Childress’ driver — the great seven-time champion Dale Earnhardt — perished on the final lap of the season-opening Daytona 500.
Continue reading “Atlanta Holds Strong Memories For Harvick”
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”
By: Toby Christie – follow on twitter @toby_christie
This week, on Sirius XM radio’s Happy Hours show Kevin Harvick attributed most of NASCAR’s attendance and ratings slide over the last few years to Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s lack of production on the race track.
Continue reading “Christie: Sorry Harvick, Dale Jr. is Not the Reason NASCAR is Slumping”