Kyle Larson First Time Sprint Cup Winner at Michigan
by Pete McCole The next generation of NASCAR's superstar drivers was on full display Sunday at Michigan International Speedway as twenty-four year old Kyle Larson beat out 20-year-old rookie Chase Elliott to score his first-career NASCAR Sprint Cup victory in the Pure Michigan 400. Larson snatched the lead away from Elliott on a restart with nine laps to go and hit his marks over the final laps to beat Elliott by nearly 1.5 seconds for his first win in 99-career series starts and secure himself a spot in the field for the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
Michael McDowell Scores First Xfinity Series Victory
Leads 24 of Final 25 Laps at Road America Michael McDowell led 24 of the final 25 laps of the NASCAR XFINITY Series Road America 180 Fired Up by Johnsonville for his first victory in 94 series races. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular finished .534 seconds ahead of his Richard Childress Racing teammate Brendan Gaughan after two late restarts, including a green-while-checkered overtime finish.
First Career NASCAR Truck Series Victory In five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts, Brett Moffitt had never led a lap. But in Saturdayâ€™s Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan International Speedway, Moffitt picked the perfect time to take the point for the first time. Powering around Red Horse Racing teammate Timothy Peters and five-time series winner William Byron off the second corner of the final lap at the two-mile track, Moffitt held off Peters by .098 seconds to win a NASCAR national series race for the first time.
Logano captures the pole for the Pure Michigan 400
NASCAR Michigan International Speedway is one of Joey Loganoâ€™s favorite tracks and on Friday it was no different. He captured the pole award and will lead the Pure Michigan 400 to the green flag. Logano steadily improved his car the first two rounds of qualifying and then showed his dominance in the final round. He posted the top speed of 201.698 mph in the third round to win the award.
Kevin Harvick Wins Rain-Delayed Bristol Night Race
by Pete McCole
In a race that seemed like it would never end, Kevin Harvick took the checkered flag in Sundayâ€™s rain-delayed Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Harvick passed race leader Denny Hamlin with 71 laps to go and hung on through one final red-flag for rain with 49 laps to go to beat out Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. by nearly two seconds for his second win of the season and second-career Bristol victory.
Austin Dillon Steals Victory In Bristol Xfinity Race
by Pete McCole Austin Dillon stole the victory at Friday night's Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway, taking advantage of Brad Keselowski's bad luck and holding off Kyle Larson on a final overtime restart to score his second Xfinity Series victory of the season. Dillon led just four laps - the final four laps - and wasn't even in a position to win until all hell broke loose among the front four drivers in the final 20 laps.
by Pete McCole Carl Edwards spoiled the day for teammate Denny Hamlin but carried the day for Joe Gibbs Racing, winning the pole for Saturday night's Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Edwards topped the third and final round of Friday's qualifying session with a lap of 14.602 seconds (131.407 mph) to give him his second straight Bristol pole and give JGR a sweep of the top three qualifying spots.
Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race Fellow NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers should fear Carl Edwards this weekend. The No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing wheelman claims he's more prepared to tackle Bristol Motor Speedway in Saturday's Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race than he was when he led a race-high 276 laps on his way to victory at the Tennessee track in April.
by Pete McCole Twenty-four-year-old Ben Kennedy scored his first truck series victory in the UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday night, passing race leader William Byron for the top soot with 17 laps to go and then held off a furious bid for the lead from Brett Moffitt in the final lap to score the victory - his first win in 63 starts in the Truck Series.
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