Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan Speedway Last week at Watkins Glen, Chase Elliott's maiden victory on the road course interrupted the season of the Big Three. But on Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, Kevin Harvick restored the status quo, winning for the seventh time this season and breaking a tie with third-place finisher Kyle Busch for most victories in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Harvick led 108 of the 200 laps in the Consumers Energy 400 and cruised to a 3.233-second win over runner-up Brad Keselowski, who took over second place when Austin Dillon slowed with a cut tire on the next-to-last lap.
Rock N Roll Tequila 170 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Justin Allgaier pulled off the NASCAR version of a "spin and win" to take the Xfinity Series victory in Saturday's Rock N Roll Tequila 170 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The JR Motorsports driver of the No. 7 Brandt Chevrolet rallied from late-race contact and a spin to pass Austin Cindric with eight laps remaining, claiming his third win of the season and first at the famed 2.4-mile road course.
Teammate Kyle Busch on outside of front row With a blistering lap at 202.794 mph (35.504 seconds) on Friday, Denny Hamlin won his second straight pole position in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. For the second straight week, Hamlin and JGR teammate Kyle Busch (202.731 mph) will start 1-2. Hamlin edged Busch by 0.011 seconds to earn his second Busch Pole Award of the season.
Ford unveils the Mustang for NASCAR Cup competition
Follows the Chevy Camaro into Cup Ford unveiled the new NASCAR Mustang that will compete in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2019 for employees at the company’s World Headquarters today. The world’s best-selling sports coupe moves to America’s most popular form of racing – for the first time ever – debuting at 2019 Daytona 500 in February. Ford Performance and Ford Design teams worked together on new model to create competitive race car that remains true to its heritage
Brian France Takes Leave of Absence Following Arrest
by Pete McCole NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France announced he would be taking an indefinite leave of absence following his arrest on Sunday of DUI and possession of a controlled substance. France's uncle, NASCAR Executive Vice President Jim France – son of NASCAR founder Bill France, Sr. – will take over as chairman and CEO on an interim basis, according to a statement released by NASCAR.
Chase Elliott holds off Truex for first career Cup win
by Brandon Reed Chase Elliott has career win No. 1 after holding off Martin Truex Jr. on Sunday at Watkins Glen International. After eight runner-up finishes, Elliott outdueled the defending champ this time en route to his first win, coming in his third full-time season and his 99th start in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Truex put about as much pressure as he could in the final laps without coming away victorious. Truex won Stage 1, with Elliott winning Stage 2, but Elliott took the lead on Lap 57 and did not relinquish it.
Kyle Busch 2nd Denny Hamlin blitzed the Watkins Glen road course with the fastest lap of the day on Saturday to win the provisional pole for Sunday's Go Bowling at the Glen, pending post-qualifying inspection on Sunday morning. Hamlin covered the 2.45-mile distance in 70.260 seconds (125.534 mph), edging Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch (125.427 mph) by 0.060 seconds. First-round leader Chase Elliott was third fastest in the final session at 125.421 mph, just 0.003 seconds slower than Busch.
Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen Joey Logano reaffirmed his mastery of the road course at Watkins Glen International, but it took a three-wide restart late in Saturday's Zippo 200 for the driver of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford to get the job done. After winning his fourth straight NASCAR Xfinity Series pole at the 2.45-mile track, Logano took teammate Brad Keselowski and Joe Gibbs Racing driver Ryan Preece three-wide into Turn 1 after a restart on lap 75 of 82.
Beats teammate Saurez at end Kyle Busch drove away from Toyota teammate Daniel Suarez after a green-white-checkered finish to win the Gander Outdoors 400 Monster Energy Cup race by 1.8 sec. at Pocono. It was his 49th Cup win to tie him with Tony Stewart on the win list. Alex Bowman drove the #88 Chevy to third place just holding off Kevin Harvick while Erik Jones rounded out the top-5.
NASCAR Christopher Bell pushed his way past Justin Allgaier in a thrilling double-over time finish to win Saturday's U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway, becoming the first Xfinity Series regular driver to win three races in a row since Dale Earnhardt, Jr. in 1999.
Kyle Busch Beats Erik Jones For 51st Truck Series Win
Ties Ron Hornaday For All-Time Series Lead In his last start of the season, Kyle Busch got the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory he coveted most. Holding off a charge from Kyle Busch Motorsports teammate Erik Jones—who started the race in place of ailing Noah Gragson—Busch, the pole winner, powered his No. 51 Toyota across the finish line 1.469 seconds ahead of Jones' No. 18 to win the Gander Outdoors 150 at Pocono Raceway for his 51st-career Truck Series victory - tying him for the all-time series lead with NASCAR Hall of Famer Ron Hornaday Jr.
Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch Disqualified Thanks to a double disqualification of two of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series' so-called "Big Three," Daniel Suarez earned the first Busch Pole Award of his career. In the final round of Friday's knockout qualifying at Pocono Raceway, Suarez navigated the 2.5-mile track in 50,851 seconds (176.988 mph) to claim the top starting position when the cars of Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch failed post-qualifying inspection.
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