Harvick edges Hamlin in final-lap clash to win in Loudon
Ends 21-race winless streak with first victory of the season Kevin Harvick sewed up his long-awaited first Monster Energy Series win of the season Sunday, benefiting from a bold pit strategy move and holding back Denny Hamlin’s last-lap charge at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Harvick led 41 of the 301 laps in the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301, his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford holding an 0.210-second advantage at the drop of the checkered flag.
NASCAR Xfinity Series ROXOR 200 at Loudon Christopher Bell got just what he needed on an uncharacteristically hot day at New Hampshire Motor Speedway—a breeze. That's an apt description of Bell's victory in the ROXOR 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday. In winning for the fifth time this season and the second time in as many starts at the Magic Mile, Bell led 186 of 200 laps and crossed the finish line 4.068 seconds ahead of runner-up Cole Custer.
Ends his Qualifying drought Brad Keselowski put a decisive end to his qualifying drought Friday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, edging Kyle Busch for the top starting spot in Sunday’s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301. Fastest on the first of his two laps in time trials, Keselowski beat Busch by .015 seconds, covering the one-mile distance in 27.927 seconds (136.384 mph). Busch clocked in at 136.311 mph.
Ends 64-race winless drought for owner Chip Ganassi Denied victory at Daytona by an inopportune pit call last Sunday, Kurt Busch drove like lightning in a two-lap overtime dash to the finish to win Saturday night’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway. Swapping sheet metal with brother Kyle Busch as the siblings battled for the victory throughout the overtime, Busch collected his first victory of the season in the No. 1 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet. The 2004 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion won for the first time at Kentucky and the 31st time in his career.
At Kentucky Daniel Suarez saved the best for last in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying Friday at Kentucky Speedway. The 27-year-old driver from Monterrey, Mexico, was the last to run a qualifying lap at the 1.5-mile track, and he used the opportunity to knock Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Aric Almirola off the provisional pole for Saturday’s Quaker State 400
in dominant style Christopher Bell was dominant in the daytime, but when the sun set Friday over Kentucky Speedway, Cole Custer turned out the lights on his NASCAR Xfinity Series competition. Under the lights at the end of a 104-lap green-flag run to the conclusion of the Alsco 300, Custer’s No. 00 Ford crossed the finish line 1.651 seconds ahead of Bell’s No. 20 Toyota.
Truck Series Rookie Tyler Ankrum Nabs First Victory
Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway In a week that started with Justin Haley's remarkable upset win at Daytona on Sunday, 18-year-old Tyler Ankrum added another on Thursday night at Kentucky Speedway—and simultaneously threw a wrench into the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Playoff standings. Driving the No. 17 DGR-Crosley Toyota, Ankrum inherited the lead in the Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 at the 1.5-mile track when Brett Moffitt ran out of fuel on the next-to-last lap. Ankrum crossed the finish line 7.373 seconds ahead of runner-up Stewart Friesen.
Justin Haley and team A driver never forgets his first big win, and today 20 year-old Justin Haley became the latest first-time winner with a lifetime of stories to tell. Haley and his No. 77 Fraternal Order of Eagles Camaro ZL1 team made their way through on-track wrecks, pit-road chaos and Mother Nature to be in position to be crowned the winner of the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway.
First Cup win for Xfinity Series regular Justin Haley won Sunday’s weather-shortened Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway, putting the No. 77 Spire Motorsports Chevrolet in Victory Lane for the first time. Haley, 20, held the lead when NASCAR red-flagged the race at Lap 127 of 160 because of lightning strikes within an 8-mile radius of the 2.5-mile track. After a wait of more than two hours, rain came into the area and the track eventually was lost.
Ross Chastain Wins in Wild Xfinity Race at Daytona
Scores 1-2-3 Finish For Kaulig Racing Kaulig Racing found the key to victory in Saturday night's Circle K Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway, and the team did so in triplicate. In a wild race that featured five multicar wrecks, hired gun Ross Chastain teammates Justin Haley and AJ Allmendinger across the finish line in a 1-2-3 finish for Kaulig Racing, which collected its first NASCAR victory. Chastain finished .109 seconds ahead of Haley and .206 ahead of Allmendinger, who made his first NASCAR start since last year and his first-ever Daytona start in a NASCAR Xfinity Series car.
Gets his first ever Monster Cup win Alex Bowman said he was tired of finishing 2nd, and dug deep to win his first Monster Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway over fellow Chevy driver Kyle Larson. Larson passed Bowman for the lead with about 8 laps to go and it appeared Larson had the race won. But Bowman came back and got Larson back with five laps to go and held on to win. Joey Logano came home third in his Penske Ford while Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski rounded out the top-5.
Fourth Xfinity Win of the Season For the vast majority of Saturday’s Camping World 300 at Chicagoland Speedway it looked like another non-too-subtle reminder of how good the NASCAR Xfinity Series triumphant trio has been – championship leaders Cole Custer, Christopher Bell and Tyler Reddick showed the way. Ultimately it was Custer’s time to celebrate this weekend, leading a dominant 151 of the race’s 200 laps to take his fourth Xfinity win of the season in the No. 00 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford and the sixth victory of his career.
Truex Jr. fends off Kyle Busch for repeat Sonoma win
Joe Gibbs Toyota 1-2 Martin Truex Jr. held off Kyle Busch, his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, to win Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event at Sonoma Raceway. With three-lap fresher tires after the final set of green-flag pit stops at the 2.52-mile road course -- which for the first time since 1997 featured use of the carousel connecting Turns 4 and 7 -- Busch closed an 8.269-second gap to slightly more than a second over the last 24 laps. But the driver of the No. 18 Toyota could get no closer, given that Truex’s No. 19 Camry had better drive off the corners at the 12-turn course and was able to keep Busch at bay.
Chastain Earns Redemption with Truck Series Victory
CarShield 200 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway A week after having their NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series win stripped due to a post-race technical inspection failure at Iowa Speedway, Ross Chastain and his Niece Motorsports rebutted the disqualification with a thrilling victory in Saturday night's CarShield 200 presented by CK Power at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway.
Third-Straight Sonoma Raceway Pole Kyle Larson returned home to his native California in style this weekend, grabbing the top starting spot at his hometown track for the third straight year after topping Saturday's qualifying session for Sunday's Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. Larson circled the 2.52-mile road course in 94.780 seconds to beat out William Byron and Joey Logano for his first Busch Pole Award on the season.
Leads 186 Laps for Fourth Win of the Season Christopher Bell pulled off a dominating performance in Sunday's CircuitCity.com 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Iowa Speedway to notch his series-leading fourth victory of the season. Bell pulled away from Cole Custer on the final restart with 10 laps to go and easily held on to take the checkered flag to wrap up the Father's Day weekend.
Brett Moffitt Scores First Truck Series Win Of The Season
Race Winner Ross Chastain Disqualified at Iowa Speedway For the first time since NASCAR announced earlier this year that the sanctioning body would begin disqualifying race winners for failing post-race inspection, Brett Moffitt became the first beneficiary of the new rule after race winner Ross Chastain was disqualified following his win in Sunday's NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series M&M's 200 race at Iowa Speedway when his No. 44 Chevrolet was deemed illegal in post-race inspection. The unexpected windfall earned Moffitt his first victory of the season and secured a spot in the truck series playoffs for the defending series champion.
Penske dominates every series Joey Logano held on for a Monday evening victory at Michigan International Speedway, surviving NASCAR Overtime to claim his second victory of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Logano started from the Busch Pole and led 163 of the 203 laps in the Team Penske No. 22 Ford to win Monday’s FireKeepers Casino 400, which was delayed a day by persistent rain. With the weather clear, Logano notched his third win at the 2-mile track and the 23rd of his career in NASCAR’s top division.
LTI Printing 250 at Michigan International Speedway "Three" was the magic number in Saturday's LTI Printing 250 at Michigan International Speedway, and that was just fine with Tyler Reddick. The NASCAR Xfinity Series leader—one of the so-called "Big Three" in the series this year—saved enough fuel over the closing 44-lap green-flag run to win for the third time this season, matching fellow Big Three members Christopher Bell and Cole Custer for most so far this year.
Joey Logano Leads Ford Sweep In Michigan Qualifying
Firekeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway Joey Logano led a Ford sweep of the front row after taking the pole position in Saturday's qualifying session for Sunday's Firekeepers Casino 400 Monster Enery NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway. Logano clocked in at 38.474 seconds (187.139 mph) to beat out fellow Ford driver Aric Almirola for the top spot and collect his second pole of the season. Ford drivers claimed eight of the top 10 starting spots for Sunday's race which is held right in the automaker's backyard.
SpeedyCash.com 400 at Texas Motor Speedway Greg Biffle ended a self-imposed three-year retirement from NASCAR by winning Friday night's 23rd annual SpeedyCash.com 400 at Texas Motor Speedway. Biffle, who last raced in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series on Nov. 19, 2004 at Homestead-Miami Speedway and last won in 2001, scored his second series victory on TMS' high-banked/1.5-mile quad-oval in a one-off appearance in place of team-owner/driver Kyle Busch.
Leads 79 laps for fourth victory of the season With a dominating performance at a track he has learned to love, Kyle Busch cruised to his fourth Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season in Sunday's Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway. Busch led a race-high 79 of 160 laps—including the final 21 after a cycle of green-flag pit stops—in collecting his second straight win at the 2.5-mile triangular track and his third overall, all three of which have come in the last four events after years of frustration at the Tricky Triangle.
Last-Lap Pass Propels Cole Custer to Victory at Pocono
Passes Tyler Reddick in Final Turn Cole Custer led 59 laps from the pole and, at one point in Saturday's Pocono Green 250, held a lead of more than 13 seconds, but it took a pass through the final corner in overtime for the driver of the No. 00 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford to win his third NASCAR Xfinity Series race of the season. Series leader Tyler Reddick had grabbed the lead from Custer moments after the overtime restart on Lap 102. Custer gave chase and, one lap later, took full advantage in Turn 3 at Pocono Raceway when Reddick failed to hold the bottom of the track entering the corner.
Lands second straight Busch Pole On Saturday at Pocono Raceway, William Byron continued to assert his mastery of pole qualifying in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Charging around the 2.5-mile triangular track in 51.875 seconds (173.494 mph), Byron claimed the top starting spot for Sunday’s Pocono 400. Kyle Busch (172.629 mph) was 2nd just 0.260 seconds behind. Now Byron faces the more difficult task of not having Busch destroy him in the race.
Martin Truex Jr. beats Logano to win Coca-Cola 600
by Pete McCole Martin Truex, Jr. rallied back after hitting the wall and took his beat up and broken Toyota Camry to Victory Lane in a wild night of racing in Sunday’s 60th-running of the Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.Truex, Jr. powered to the lead with a thrilling four-wide pass following a restart with five laps to go to beat out Joey Logano and Kyle Busch to score his second Coca Cola 600 victory and the 22nd of his career.
by Brandon Reed The only thing hotter than the weather in Charlotte on Saturday was Tyler Reddick. With temperatures hovering in the mid 90s, Reddick powered his Richard Childress Racing Chevy to the lead for the first time on a lap 71 restart, and was the dominant car from there on en route to the win in Saturday's NASCAR Xfinity Series Alsco 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
William Byron Youngest-Ever Coca Cola 600 Pole Winner
by Pete McCole Growing up in Charlotte, William Byron used to sit in the stands and watch drivers like Dale Earnhardt, Rusty Wallace and Jeff Gordon duke it out for 600 miles around the famous 1.5-mile Charlotte Motor Speedway and imagined himself taking to the track himself someday. On Thursday night, Byron became the youngest driver to win the pole for NASCAR longest race after claiming the pole position for Sunday's 60th running of the Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
NASCAR Three-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart will join the NASCAR Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2020, arguably the most interconnected group of five inductees yet to be voted into the sport's most prestigious fraternity, as announced Wednesday at the Hall of Fame. Joining Stewart in the Class of 2020 are car owner Joe Gibbs, fellow series driver Bobby Labonte, crew chief and engine builder Waddell Wilson and hard-charging former driver Buddy Baker.
Kyle Larson Wins Million Dollar Payday In All Star race
by Pete McCole All Kyle Larson had to do to win Saturday night’s Monster Energy NASCAR All Star Race and collect a million dollar payday was pick up a victory in a 50-lap qualifying race, survive an 85-lap slugfest and beat out the two previous two All Star Race winners in a final 12-lap shootout to the finish. With a final push from Kevin Harvick, Larson rocketed from sixth to first on a restart on lap 76 and then managed to hold off Kyle Busch and Harvick over the remaining laps to score his first-career win in NASCAR’s all-star event and take home a check for a cool million dollars.
Alex Bowman Wins Fan Vote The field for Saturday night's Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway grew by four following an exhilarating 50-lap Monster Energy Open as William Byron, Bubba Wallace and Kyle Larson picked up stage wins to advance to the all-star event. Alex Bowman won the Fan Vote to complete the 19-car field
Kyle Busch Beats Up The Truck Series Guys Yet Again
by Pete McCole The NASCAR rulebook says Kyle Busch can only run five truck races this season, so why not win them all? Busch laid yet another beatdown on the rest of the truck series contenders and put his Toyota Tundra into Victory Lane for the fifth time this season, earning a perfect five-up-and-five-down for the year. Busch led 102 of the 134 laps to win Friday night’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway for his 56th-career truck series win - still the most all-time - holding off Brennan Poole on a final restart with three laps to go.
by Pete McCole Clint Bowyer claimed the pole for Saturday night's 35th-annual Monster Energy NASCAR All Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, beating out Kyle Busch with a near-perfect lap to score his first-career pole in the all-star event. Bowyer clocked in at 118.794 seconds during his run, which consisted of three laps and a four-tire pit stop in the unique qualifying setup. Bowyer's crew pulled off the pit stop in 14.8 seconds, giving him just enough of edge to top Kyle Busch for the pole.
Digital Ally 400 at Kansas Speedway Brad Keselowski wasn't even on the radar for much of Saturday nights NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway, but he showed up when it counted. Thanks to a timely pit strategy that got him out in front and past race leader Alex Bowman with six laps to go, Keselowski managed to stay out front through a three-lap overtime finish to secure the win in the Digital Ally 400 for his third Cup Series victory of the season.
Leads Final Two Laps As Race Leader Runs Out Of Fuel Elation and heartbreak were barely more than a lap apart when Ross Chastain took the checkered flag to win Friday night’s Digital Ally 250 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway. Chastain took the lead on Lap 165 of 167 after Stewart Friesen ran out of fuel, crossing the finish line .483 seconds ahead of runner-up Ben Rhodes to secure his first victory in the series in his 66th start and the first for Niece Motorsports and owner Al Niece.
Kevin Harvick Leads Team Sweep in Kansas Qualifying
Stewart-Haas Racing Takes First Four Spots Kevin Harvick gave his Stewart-Haas Racing team a big shot in the arm on Friday as he lead a four-car team sweep of the first four positions in qualifying for Saturday night's Digital Ally 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway. Harvick turned in a lap of 30.131 seconds to lead teammates Aric Almirola, Clint Bowyer and Daniel Suarez for his third Busch Pole Award of the season.
Chevys lose again in rain delayed race Martin Truex Jr. came all the way from the back to win the Gander RV 400 on Monday at Dover International Speedway, beating Alex Bowman to the finish line by 9.501 seconds. Truex earned his second victory in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this season despite starting from the rear after multiple pre-race inspection failures.
Christopher Bell Earns Third Xfinity Win Of The Season
Collects $100K Xfinity Dash 4 Cash Bonus Christopher Bell won the battle that counted by a few feet—and that small victory launched him to his third NASCAR Xfinity Series triumph of the season in the Allied Steel Buildings 200 at Dover International Speedway - collecting a Miles the Monster trophy and a check for $100,000 as the final Dash 4 Cash winner of the season.
Johnny Sauter Wins Third-Straight Dover Truck Race
Jegs 200 at Dover International Speedway Johnny Sauter earned a measure of revenge over his biggest rival, Brett Moffitt, after rallying to win Friday's Jegs 200 at Dover International Speedway to collect his third-straight Dover truck series victory and his first NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race of the season.
Chase Elliott Sets Track Record In Dover Qualifying
Gander RV 400 at Dover International Speedway In a battle of Hendrick Motorsports teammates, Chase Elliott knocked William Byron off the pole for Sunday’s Gander RV 400 at Dover International Speedway, stealing the top starting spot late in Friday’s single-car qualifying at the one-mile concrete track. In winning his first Busch Pole Award at Dover, his second of the season and the sixth of his career, Elliott was .053 seconds faster than Byron (165.555 mph), whose time stood up until Elliott, who drew the 30th qualifying position, ran his pole-winning lap.
Will it be less of a dog in NASCAR? A new front-end appearance for the SS and a new LT1 V-8 performance model add style and choice to the 2020 Camaro lineup, while a newly available 10-speed automatic transmission enhances models equipped with the available 3.6L V-6 engine. The new Camaro SS front-end appearance is based on the distinctive design of the Camaro Shock show vehicle that debuted last fall at the SEMA Show. The SS now features a repositioned bowtie emblem in the upper grille and a body-color bar between the upper and lower grilles.
By Brandon Reed With cars crashing behind him on the final lap, Chase Elliott was locked into his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series superspeedway victory Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. The Dawsonville, Georgia speedster took the lead when Joey Logano and Kurt Busch pushed up the track while battling for the top spot ahead of him. Elliott powered by, with teammate Alex Bowman pushing from behind. Elliott held the spot as the white flag came out.
RCR gets first Xfinity Series win at Talladega too No one expects Austin Dillon to stay out front long once the green flag drops, but Dillon won the Pole Award for the 50th Annual GEICO 500 with a lap of 49.734 seconds, 192.544 mph.. Everyone knows the Chevys have near-zero chance to win unless most of the field wrecks out. Since the introduction of the Camaro body the Chevrolet cars have stunk up NASCAR and it continues in 2019. Aric Almirola will start on the outside of the front row Sunday.
Beats back three Fords Saturday night’s victory in the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway was a first for Martin Truex Jr.--and more of the same for Joe Gibbs Racing. Truex won his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on a short track in his 81st try and in the process picked up his first victory with Joe Gibbs Racing since moving from now-defunct Furniture Row Racing between seasons.
Beats Erik Jones' Toyota On Friday afternoon at Richmond Raceway, Kevin Harvick and his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford got through the corners better than everyone else in winning the unofficial pole position for Saturday’s Toyota Owners 400 at the 0.75-mile track. Harvick posted a lap at 124.298 mph (21.722 seconds) to edge Erik Jones (124.081 mph) for the top starting spot by 0.038 seconds. The front-row start will be Jones’ first of the season. Kurt Busch qualified third at 123.870 mph
Wins by less than 1-second Kyle Busch did not care if the grandstands were half empty for Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, he battled back from a crash on Lap 1 to earn his third victory of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Busch received rear damage to the No. 18 Toyota on the opening lap after Ricky Stenhouse Jr. slammed into the back of him, sending Busch for a spin down the straightaway. But repairs were made and Busch was able to methodically work his way back up to the front, taking his first lead of the day on Lap 418 after starting 17th.
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as Blaney sets new track record Chase Elliott surged ahead in the final round of Busch Pole Qualifying at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday to earn the pole for Sunday’s Food City 500 after the he sped his No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet around the track at 131.713 mph. Ryan Blaney set the new track record in the second round of qualifying after surging his No. 12 Ford around the track at 132.076 mph - but fell behind in the final round of qualifying and will start third.
After pair of penalties Denny Hamlin powered to his second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season Sunday, recovering from two pit-road penalties to win at Texas Motor Speedway. Hamlin rallied after a pair of pit-road penalties -- one for speeding, another for an uncontrolled tire -- to lead 45 of the 334 laps in the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 11 Toyota. His triumph in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 was his third win at the 1.5-mile Fort Worth track and the 33rd of his Monster Energy Series career.
leads Hendrick 1-2-3 in Texas qualifying Jimmie Johnson is back in the saddle again. After leading first practice at Texas Motor Speedway and the first two rounds of qualifying, the seven-time champion bumped his Hendrick Motorsports teammate Chase Elliott from the top spot with seconds remaining in the final round with a lap at 188.890 mph to win the pole for Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500
Major revamp of Cup schedule A champion crowned in the desert. The Last Great Colosseum becomes a postseason factor. A tricky doubleheader. The birthplace of NASCAR bookends the regular season. NASCAR today announced significant, dynamic changes to the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series schedule, with intriguing shifts during both the regular season and the Playoffs. Most notably next season, NASCAR’s championship will transition from the beaches of Miami to the desert near Phoenix, Arizona, following the renovation and reconfiguration of ISM Raceway. The schedule also includes a doubleheader at Pocono in June.
by Amy Henderson Team Penske put an exclamation point on the organization’s hot start to 2019 as Brad Keselowski conquered NASCAR’s shortest track Sunday to win the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway in a purely dominant performance, becoming the first driver to win more than one race in 2019. Keselowski led 446 out of 500 laps and swept the stage wins on Sunday in a race that saw long green-flag runs and plenty of on-track action.
by Amy Henderson Joey Logano led a Ford charge in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying at Martinsville speedway on Saturday, winning the pole with a speed of 97.830 mph. Aric Almirola will start on the outside of the front row. Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick will take up the second row. Denny Hamlin was the only non-Ford driver to crack the top 5. William Byron’s last-second run made him the top Chevrolet driver in sixth.
by Amy Henderson A week after locking up his 200th NASCAR national series victory at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, Kyle Busch took the first step toward the next century mark. Holding off challenges from Ross Chastain and runner-up Ben Rhodes, Busch survived a late restart in winning Saturday’s TruNorth Global 250 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway.
by Amy Henderson Stewart Friesen snatched the pole for Saturday’s TrueNorth Global 250 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway. With a pole speed of 96.484 mph, he beat out Kyle Busch for the top spot. Busch will start on the outside of the front row. Todd Gilliland, Sheldon Creed and Brett Moffitt rounded out the top 5.
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Ties Richard Petty Kyle Busch picked up his 200th career NASCAR national series victory by virtue of his win in Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway, the same track where he notched his first career Monster Energy Series victory in 2005. The win is the Joe Gibbs Racing driver’s 53rd in the series. Busch also has piled up 94 wins in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and another 53 in NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Series competition.
Has no chance in race Austin Dillon will start on the pole for Sunday’s Sunday’s Auto Club 400 after recording the fastest time in Friday’s Busch Pole Qualifying. Dillon recorded the fastest lap in what became a frantic three round, knockout qualifying session in advance of Sunday’s race. It is Dillon’s second pole at the Fontana, California, track and his fourth career pole.
Win #199 for Busch Polesitter Ryan Blaney held a charging Kyle Busch as long as he could, but he couldn’t hold onto the lead as Busch’s No. 18 passed the No. 12 for the lead on Lap 296 with 17 laps to go at ISM Raceway on Sunday. Busch stretched his lead in the waning laps in the desert, notching his 199th NASCAR victory, one away from tying Richard Petty.
NACSR Win No. 198 Kyle Busch won Saturday’s IK9 Service Dog 200 at ISM Raceway. Busch beat runner-up Ryan Truex to the finish line by 3.025 seconds. The victory was Busch’s 11th at ISM Raceway. Busch won for the second time in two starts this season and for the record 94th time in the series, bringing his total victories across NASCAR’s three national series to 198 and putting him within reach of his stated goal of 200 during the current West Coast Swing.
First race for new sponsor and presto! Ryan Blaney will unofficially have the best view of the green flag at ISM Raceway, earning the pole position for Sunday’s TicketGuardian 500. Blaney scored the top spot with a fastest lap of 141.287 mph in the No. 12 Team Penske Ford during the final round of Friday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Busch Pole Award qualifying session. Chase Elliott will start alongside Blaney on the front row with a lap of 140.171 mph for the second starting spot.
Logano holds off Keselowski for Penske 1-2 in Las Vegas
Pennzoil car wins Pennzoil race Joey Logano driving the #22 Pennzoil Ford held off teammate Brad Keselowski to win the Pennzoil 400 NASCAR Monster Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sunday. It was the second Penske win in a row as Brad Keselowski took home the bacon in Atlanta last weekend. Kyle Busch was third in the #18 Toyota and probably would have won had he not lost a lap earlier for speeding on pit lane. He was closing on the leaders at the end but ended up 1.4 sec. short. Last year's race winner Kevin Harvick was 4th in the #4 SHR Ford while Kurt Busch rounded out the top-5 in the #1 Ganassi Chevy.
Busch holds off Nemechek to win Xfinity race in Vegas
Wins in double OT It took successful a gamble, a serendipitous caution and a couple of overtimes for Las Vegas native Kyle Busch to win a second NASCAR Xfinity Series race on his home track, but Busch beat the odds in Saturday’s Boyd Gaming 300. A lap down at Las Vegas Motor Speedway after an unscheduled pit stop for a loose wheel, Busch rallied to win his 93rd Xfinity race, extending his series record and bringing his victory total across NASCAR’s three national series to 197.
Kyle Busch sweeps stages to win Strat 200 at Las Vegas
Another Truck win for Busch Little would make Kyle Busch happier than a three-race weekend sweep in his hometown. The driver of the No. 51 Toyota took the first step on Friday night, winning the Strat 200 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. In his 2019 series debut last Friday at Atlanta, Busch broke a tie with NASCAR Hall of Famer Ron Hornaday Jr. for most career victories. On Friday, he extended the record to 53.
Hamlin on outside front row Wheeling a fast lap of 180.517 mph in the final minutes of Friday’s qualifying session, Kevin Harvick notched his first Busch Pole Award of the 2019 season at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Harvick won this race last year in his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford. Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin will roll off the grid second on Sunday, while his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch nabbed the third starting position.
NASCAR Using his powerful Toyota motor, Kyle Busch roared to the pole for tonight’s Stratosphere 200 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Busch earned his 22nd career Truck Series pole with a speed of 178.903 mph. Brett Moffitt was second-fastest at 178.359 mph, followed by Harrison Burton (178.224 mph), Grant Enfinger (178.036 mph) and Cory Roper (177.895 mph).
Keselowski Beats Flu And Truex, Jr. For Atlanta Victory
by Brandon Reed Brad Keselowski overcame a stomach bug and the competition to score the victory in Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Keselowski powered around teammate Joey Logano with 32 laps left to go, and then held off a late charge by Martin Truex, Jr. to score the win. It’s his 28th career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race and his second at Atlanta. It also breaks a tie with Mark Donahue for all-time wins with Team Penske.
by Brandon Reed Not rain or fog or a loose wheel could keep Kyle Busch out of victory lane at Atlanta. Busch bounced back from a loose wheel early in the second segment of Saturday’s Ultimate Tailgating 200 for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race to score the victory in dominating fashion. The win came as the rains that threatened the Hampton, Georgia area all day increased while the field sat under a red flag due to a multi-truck crash with 13 laps to go.
by Brandon Reed Christopher Bell nailed it in Atlanta it on Saturday. The Norman, Oklahoma native completely crushed the competition at Atlanta Motor Speedway en route to the victory in Saturday’s Rinnai 250 for the NASCAR Xfinity Series. It’s also a milestone victory for Toyota, as Bell gave the new Supra its first NASCAR victory and the 150th overall victory for the manufacturer.
first since 2012 Aric Almirola topped the leaderboard at 181.473 mph in the No. 10 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford on Friday, winning the Busch Pole Award for Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 (2 p.m. ET, FOX, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at Atlanta Motor Speedway. This is Almirola’s first pole at Atlanta, and the second of his career — the first came in 2012. Right behind the No. 10 Ford was Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in the No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford at 180.428 mph.
by Brandon Reed Denny Hamlin scored an emotional overtime victory in Sunday’s 61st annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. It marks Hamlin’s second win in the Great American Race, and it comes while driving a car in honor of J.D. Gibbs, team president and co-founder of Joe Gibbs Racing, who passed away earlier this year. After a trio of multi-car crashes decimated the field, leaving only 14 cars on the lead lap, it came down to a battle of Joe Gibbs Racing teammates between Hamlin and Kyle Busch.
by Brandon Reed It took him eight years, but it was well worth the wait. Michael Annett held off his teammate, Justin Allgaier, to get to the checkered flag first and score the win in Saturday’s NASCAR Racing Experience 300 at Daytona International Speedway. It gives the Des Moines, Iowa driver his first win in 230 starts in the series, and it gives JR Motorsports their fifth overall Daytona victory.
by Brandon Reed Austin Hill held off a hard last lap charge from Grant Enfinger in double overtime to score his first career NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series win Friday night in a war of attrition at Daytona International Speedway. With all but a record nine of the 32 starters eliminated after a record 11 cautions, Hill grabbed lead on the final restart with a push from Spencer Boyd. He then held off a hard charge from Matt Crafton and Enfinger over the final lap en route to the win.
Harvick, Logano Give Ford A Sweep Of Daytona Duels
by Brandon Reed Have you driven a Ford lately? The winners of Thursday night’s Gander RV Duel at Daytona qualifying races were. Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano showed the muscle of the new Ford Mustang in by scoring wins in their respective qualifying races at the Daytona Internationals Speedway. The twin events sets the field for the Sunday’s running of the Daytona 500. The wins give Harvick and Logano starting spots in the second row of the “Great American Race” and it gives the Mustang its first visit to Victory Lane in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
Jimmie Johnson, who had crashed in the past six Advance Auto Parts Clash races at Daytona International Speedway, found a way to win the 2019 version of the season-opening exhibition race--by helping to trigger a wreck that eliminated nearly everyone else. Johnson--running second on Lap 56--pulled to the inside of leader Paul Menard, who moved down the track slightly as Johnson was attempting a close side-draft. Contact between the cars in Turn 3 sent Menard spinning and caused a massive pileup behind him.
by Brandon Reed William Byron made a statement for Hendrick Motorsports on Sunday, as he scored the pole for next weekend’s Daytona 500. Byron led an all Team Hendrick juggernaut in the final round of qualifying, as all four drivers took the top four spots on the leader board. The 21-year-old toured the 2.5 mile Daytona International Speedway with a lap in 46.319 seconds at 194.305 mph in the No. 24 Chevrolet Camaro to record his first pole in the “Great American Race."
Brad Keselowski aiming to finally win the Daytona 500
Driving powerful Penske Ford Brad Keselowski is hoping to accomplish what his Penske teammate Joey Logano did several years ago. Keselowski already owns a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series championship, but he wants to check off another box of lifelong dreams by winning the Daytona 500 on Feb. 17th for The Captain
Menard hopes to ride #21 Mustang to front at Daytona
As Pony Cars now rule NASCAR The season-opening Daytona 500 always brings an air of optimism to the NASCAR race teams who have spent a big portion of the off season preparing for the event that has come to be known as the “Great American Race.” Adding to the positive vibes for Paul Menard and the No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane team is the upcoming competitive debut of the Ford Mustang, which will be making its first appearance in a points-paying Monster Energy Cup Series race.
Allison, Gordon, Kulwicki, Penske and Roush Officially Enshrined Five of NASCAR’s legendary competitors – three drivers and two owners – were enshrined into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina, Friday tonight during the Induction Ceremony held in the Crown Ball Room at the Charlotte Convention Center. Davey Allison, Jeff Gordon, Alan Kulwicki, Roger Penske and Jack Roush comprise the 10th Class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame – now home to 50 inductees.
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