Tag Archive: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

Dec 05

Ryan Newman ready to ride RCR, new Chevrolet to Victory Lane in 2018

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

Ryan Newman has advanced to the Championship 4 during his tenure with Richard Childress Racing, but he had never won a race with the organization entering 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 01

Dale Earnhardt Jr. ends full-time racing career with 15th consecutive MPD Award (+video)

Earnhardt, 43, was named on nearly 68 percent of the votes cast by fans

Dale Earnhardt Jr., who retired from full-time competition in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at the conclusion of the 2017 season, has been named the National Motorsports Press Association Most Popular Driver for the 15th consecutive time.

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Nov 20

Martin Truex Jr. wins Miami race, 2017 championship (+video)

“It’s just overwhelming” – Truex

At the end of a riveting, breathtaking battle that had fans in the grandstands on their feet long after the checkered flag, Martin Truex Jr. held off Kyle Busch by .681 seconds at Homestead-Miami Speedway to win Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 and his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 19

Martin Truex Jr. Wins 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship

Jones Takes Sunoco Rookie of the Year; Toyota Captures Manufacturers’ Title

NASCAR Monster Energy logoFollowing a long and winding road, Martin Truex Jr. finally owns the biggest prize in motorsports. The driver of the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota capped off a dominant season in fitting fashion –by capturing the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship with a stirring victory in Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

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Nov 13

Kenseth denies Elliott for Phoenix win; Keselowski ices final Miami spot (+video)

Sunday’s Can-Am 500 at Phoenix Raceway

The middle-aged man without a ride for 2018 drove a dagger through the heart of the youngster expected to shine in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for years to come. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 08

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Phoenix

5 Drivers To Fight For Final Championship 4 Berth At Phoenix

NASCAR logoThe Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Phoenix Raceway for its penultimate race of the season and the Playoffs Round of 8 cutoff event – Sunday’s Can-Am 500 (2:30 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 08

Stewart-Haas Racing adds Aric Almirola to driver lineup

Almirola Will Pilot No. 10 Smithfield Ford Fusion Beginning in 2018

Stewart-Haas Racing has signed Aric Almirola to join its Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series lineup in 2018. The 33-year-old from Tampa, Florida, will drive the team’s No. 10 Smithfield Ford Fusion.

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Nov 06

NASCAR Announces Start Times for 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

Return of the DAYTONA 500 to President’s Day weekend for the historic 60th running of The Great American Race®

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™ logoTogether with FOX, NBC, race teams and tracks, NASCAR today unveiled 2018 race start times and network coverage for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™, including the DAYTONA 500® on FOX and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship on NBC. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 01

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Texas

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs Turbos Into Texas

NASCAR logoOne week after the dramatic Round of 8 opener at Martinsville, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Texas Motor Speedway for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 (2 p.m. ET on NBCSN). Kyle Busch has locked up a berth in the Championship 4 with his win at “The Paperclip.”  Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 25

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs Kicks Off Round of 8

NASCAR logoThe Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs kicks off its Round of 8 at Martinsville Speedway with Sunday’s First Data 500 (3 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Martin Truex Jr. heads the Playoffs leaderboard (52 points ahead of Jimmie Johnson on the cutoff line). Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 25

2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion to be Honored in Las Vegas

NASCAR Champion’s Week in Las Vegas

NASCAR logoMonster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Awards Set for Thursday, November 30, NASCAR After The Lap Features Concert by Grammy-Nominated Artist Lee Brice

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Oct 18

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Kansas

Round Of 12 Cutoff Race

NASCAR logoThe Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series rolls into Kansas Speedway for the Round of 12 cutoff race – the Hollywood Casino 400 (3 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

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Oct 12

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Talladega

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs Travels To Talladega

NASCAR logoThe Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs travel to the second race of the Round of 12 – Sunday’s Alabama 500 at Talladega Superspeedway (2 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

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Oct 04

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Charlotte

Round Of 12 Starts At Charlotte

NASCAR logoThe Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs opens its Round of 12 with Sunday’s Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway (2 p.m. ET on NBC, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 27

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Dover and Las Vegas

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Heads To Dover For Playoff Cutoff Race

NASCAR logoThe Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series travels to Dover International Speedway Sunday for the Round of 16 Playoffs cutoff race – the Apache Warrior 400 presented by Lucas Oil (2 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 20

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — New Hampshire and Kentucky

Truex Wins Playoff Opener

NASCAR logoMartin Truex continued his winning ways in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs opener by taking the checkered flag at Chicagoland Speedway – his second consecutive victory. Because of his win, he advances to the second round automatically. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 13

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Chicago

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs open at Chicagoland Speedway           

NASCAR logoThe Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series kicks off its Playoffs with the Tales of the Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway (3 p.m. ET on NBCSN,, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 10

Kyle Larson foils Truex, snags Richmond win in regular-season finale

Federated Auto Parts 400

A caution on Lap 397 of a scheduled 400 in Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 turned what looked like a coronation for Martin Truex Jr. into an unexpected overtime victory for Kyle Larson, as the field of 16 drivers was set for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs.

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Sep 06

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Richmond

Three’s A Crowd: A New Winner At Richmond Would Shake Up The Playoff Picture

NASCAR logoThe Playoffs are almost here as NASCAR concludes its regular season with Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway (7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 30

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Darlington and Canadian Tire

2 To Go: Pressure Mounting For Winless Drivers To Make Playoffs

NASCAR logoOnly two races remain for winless drivers to clinch berths in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. The penultimate opportunity for drivers to earn an automatic postseason bid is Sunday’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway (6 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Read the rest of this entry »

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