As the season winds to a close, C.J. Radune recaps the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead and gives his thoughts on the upcoming 2019 season.
C.J. Radune says that underdogs have done well in past high-stakes races, which could be good for Joey Logano, who’s the only championship contender not to have won at Homestead or won the Cup.
Kyle Busch won the Can-Am 500 at Phoenix Raceway to solidify his position as one of the final four championship contenders heading to Homestead.
Despite his heavy penalties following Texas, Kevin Harvick still a good pick for Phoenix, as he’s been the best at the track recently and has some extra motivation to succeed this week.
Kevin Harvick grabbed his eight victory of the season at the AAA Texas 500 and advances to the finale in Homestead.
C.J. Radune thinks consistency could be the key for Brad Keselowski Sunday. He finished in the top 10 in the last two races at Texas as well as the two most recent races heading into this weekend.
Joey Logano dominated the First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway, and after a final-lap battle with Martin Truex Jr., he walked away the winner and advances to the final four.
C.J. Radune’s safer lineup option pairs springtime Martinsville winner Clint Bowyer with Penske teammates Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano.
C.J. Radune says that by winning his second playoff race, the Hollywood Casino 400, Chase Elliott has the all important momentum heading into the final four races of the season.
C.J. Radune says that Clint Bowyer’s two top-fives and six top-10s make him a good choice for higher-risk lineups this weekend.
Aric Almirola won the 1000Bulbs.com 500, his second career race and second on a super speedway, and advances to the next round of the playoffs.
C.J. Radune notes that Joey Logano heads the higher-risk lineup this week because of Penske's recent domination at the track.
C.J. Radune says that while Chase Elliott wasn’t the fast on the track Sunday, he took advantage of late restarts and track position to claim his second win of the season and remain in the championship hunt.
Kyle Larson leads C.J. Radune’s Higher-Risk Lineup because he led more than 100 laps in two of his last three races at Dover and started from pole before finishing 10th earlier this season.
Ryan Blaney recorded his first win of the season at the Bank of America 500 by taking advantage of a crash between Jimmie Johnson and Martin Truex Jr.
C.J. Radune is putting future driver of the No. 31 machine, Daniel Hemric, in his Lower-Risk Lineup, as the value driver got the hang of the new circuit early and will start Sunday’s race in 11th position.
C.J. Radune says Kyle Busch is cruising into the next round of the playoffs after his victory at the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway.
C.J. Radune notes that Clint Bowyer was quick in Friday’s opening practices and has typically been very good at Richmond, with two wins at the track and a ninth-place finish in the spring.
C.J. Radune describes Brad Keselowski taking advantage of the final restart in Monday’s rain-delayed Brickyard 400 to pass Denny Hamlin and claim victory.
Kyle Busch has been the master of Indianapolis Motor Speedway recently, says C.J. Radune, which makes him an obvious selection for the lower-risk lineup in the rain-delayed race.
Keselowski pulled off a perfect pit stop to topple dominant Kyle Larson and win the Bojangles’ Southern 500, his first victory of 2018.
Kurt Busch is ready for a win at Darlington where has been close a handful of times, including a third-place finish last season. He’s in the middle of C.J. Radune’s Lower-Risk Lineup.
The Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race saw its top three championship contenders have trouble, which opened the door for Kurt Busch to get his first win of the season.
Bristol’s tight circuit puts a premium on track position, and the high line is where cars have been fastest recently. C.J. Radune expects a good race from Brad Keselowski, who’s looking for his first season win.
C.J. Radune describes Kevin Harvick’s domination at the Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan, which was capped by his seventh win of the season.
Ryan Blaney sits in the middle of C.J. Radune’s Lower-Risk Lineup, after he spent 15 laps out front at Michigan earlier this season and finished on a day that Stewart-Haas Racing dominated.
C.J. Radune describes Chase Elliott holding off veteran Martin Truex Jr. to win the Go Bowling at the Glen, his first ever Cup victory.
Kyle Busch has the best Watkins Glen record among the top three contenders with two victories and 11 top-10s from 13 tries, and therefore leads C.J. Radune’s Lower-Risk Lineup.
Despite failing inspection and losing his fastest qualifying lap, Kyle Busch won his sixth race of the season in Sunday’s Gander Outdoors 400.
C.J. Radune notes mechanical failures are common at Pocono, so drivers like Clint Bowyer in the Higher-Risk Lineup, will need to manage their equipment effectively.