Harvick Penalty Fall-Out: Who is the New Favorite to Win Championship?

By Toby Christie, Editor — Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie

Man, I hate the final stretch of the NASCAR season. There doesn’t ever seem to be any big stories that break this time of year — oh, wait. That’s right. Kevin Harvick and his team were busted with one of the biggest most egregious examples of cheating we have seen in some time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

After utterly dominating the field by winning all three stages of the AAA Texas 500 and leading 177 of the 337 laps on the day in Texas, Harvick’s car was found to have an illegal spoiler at the NASCAR R&D Center during post-race tear down. But the crazy thing wasn’t just that Harvick’s spoiler was illegal, it was that crew chief Rodney Childers and the No. 4 team attempted to completely circumvent the NASCAR rule book. Continue reading “Harvick Penalty Fall-Out: Who is the New Favorite to Win Championship?”

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Martin Truex Jr. and Cole Pearn to Joe Gibbs Racing No. 19 Team in 2019

By Toby Christie, Editor — Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie

We all knew it was happening, we just had no idea when it would officially be announced. Wednesday, Joe Gibbs Racing ended the worst kept secret of this year’s silly season by announcing in a press release that Martin Truex Jr. and his crew chief Cole Pearn will be joining the organization next season. Continue reading “Martin Truex Jr. and Cole Pearn to Joe Gibbs Racing No. 19 Team in 2019”

Truex Potentially Saves Championship Hopes After Rough Luck in Texas

By Toby Christie, Editor — Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie

FORT WORTH, Texas — Fireworks singed into the clear Texas sky after a hectic overtime restart at Texas Motor Speedway. Kevin Harvick became the latest championship contender that was revealed for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship race in two weeks at Homestead-Miami Speedway, as the No. 4 Ford Fusion capped off a dominating performance with a victory in the AAA Texas 500.
But while Harvick was busy tasting the spoils of victory, another driver hoping to contend for the title, Martin Truex Jr., caught his breath after a feverish effort to save his championship hopes after a trying afternoon at the 1.5-mile speedway. Continue reading “Truex Potentially Saves Championship Hopes After Rough Luck in Texas”

Furniture Row Racing to Cease Operations After 2018 Season

“I’ve always felt that we could be a competitive team and run for a championship even when it seemed like a pipe dream to many racing insiders. But to be successful in any business you need to assemble the right people and make a strong commitment to succeed. We achieved what we set out to do and feel like we climbed Mount Everest. To continue with anything less than a competitive team would not be acceptable. It’s been one incredible ride.”

Barney Visser
Team Owner
Furniture Row Racing Continue reading “Furniture Row Racing to Cease Operations After 2018 Season”

TFLW NASCAR Podcast: #522 Martin Truex Jr. / Chicagoland NASCAR Prerace

SHOW #522 – Guest: Martin Truex Jr. – We recap the Sonoma race that he won, discuss our upcoming T-Shirts, introduce more catch-phrases, shout one word summaries, oh yeah, and NASCAR news like dirt racing at Indy?, the fate of the All Star plate package, limits to Cup Superstars in lower series, Toby’s Texas revenge, and a full Chicago-style race preview don’t cha know. Hosted by Kerry Murphey and Toby Christie
(Roughly 48:00 mins)

TFLW T-Shirts provided by: Krista Christie

Continue reading “TFLW NASCAR Podcast: #522 Martin Truex Jr. / Chicagoland NASCAR Prerace”