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Friday Faceoff: Will JGR Pit Crew Swap Help Denny Hamlin?

Denny Hamlin pit stop, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin swapped pit crews. What will come of it?

Did You Notice?: Stewart-Haas Racing at a Crossroads … Just Like Kyle Busch

Riley Herbst and Chase Briscoe of Stewart-Haas Racing chat on pit road at Charlotte. (Photo: NKP)

#98: Riley Herbst, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Monster Energy #99: Chase Briscoe, B.J. McLeod Motorsports, Ford Mustang Production Alliance Group

Lackluster performance for Stewart-Haas Racing the past two years has them in purgatory with a lot of Silly Season moves already resolved.

Riley Herbst, Monster Energy Staying With Stewart-Haas in Xfinity in 2022

Riley Herbst smiling at Nashville Superspeedway NASCAR Xfinity NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Riley Herbst will continue to pilot the No. 98 car in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Stewart-Haas Racing announced Nov. 15. Monster Energy will also stay on as a partner. Herbst finished his second full-time Xfinity season and first with SHR, earning five top fives and 13 top 10s in 2021. He ended the year 11th …

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Did You Notice?: What’s Next for Ford’s NASCAR Future After Rocky 2021 Playoffs?

Ford drivers Ryan Blaney and Austin Cindric chat on pit road at Kansas Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

#12: Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Menards/Moen and #33: Austin Cindric, Team Penske, Ford Mustang MoneyLion

Did You Notice? … The way Ford has struggled during the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs? As I first pointed out at CBS Sports, they’ve gone 0-for-8 and sit outside Championship 4 position for the first time in the history of the format, implemented in 2014. That could change this weekend at Martinsville Speedway if any …

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