NASCAR, F1 and NHRA Roundup For 2018

We have experienced a thrilling season of auto racing with many wins and records being set. In this article, we provide a brief roundup of NASCAR, Formula One and NHRA series. If you are into online casino games and betting with a draft promotion code, we are sure you would love to know what the racing world is up to ahead of the 2019 season to start in just two months time.

HOMESTEAD, FL – NOVEMBER 18: Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, pits during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 18, 2018 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

But first let’s take a look back on 2018.

NASCAR

NASCAR saw three of the most famous drivers taking on each other in the championship- Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. who fought to establish the supremacy of their team. But it was Joey Logano who turned out to be the champion by winning the cup.

In the next to last race, Busch was the winner for the eighth time on November 11th. He was victorious for the eighth time which put him in a tie with Kevin Harvick for the most number of cup victories. But he was not able to deliver in the finals where Logano beat defending champion Martin Truex Jr. at the Ford EcoBoost 400.

At first, it didn’t seem Logano would beat the likes of Busch, Harvick and Truex, who were at the top of the scoreboard. But he was able to overtake Truex and Harvick even though they were leading when 15 laps were remaining.

Logano won the race with his Ford driving for Roger Penske. Truex drove a Toyota for Barney Visser while Harvick raced with a Ford for Tony Stewart.

Check out when racing begins again in 2019 with AR1.com’s race schedules

Formula One

World champion Lewis Hamilton was on a winning spree this season in Formula One races. He won the Brazilian Grand Prix in November enabling his Mercedes team to grab the constructor’s title. Hamilton had already bagged the Formula One title for a 5th time and beat Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari for the title. It was also his tenth victory of the season and fueled his inspirations for the Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

He emerged as the winner one more time on November 25 recording his fourth win at the championship. Hamilton was leading the pack but dropped to the fifth position after a visit to the pit stop. But he regained his spot on Lap 33 and relegated Sebastian Vettel to the second position with a lead of 2.5 seconds.

Hamilton associated his win with the correct strategy of his Mercedes-GP team.

Check out who the British Telegraph thought were the best drivers of 2018 and check out our 2019 F1 Schedule

NHRA

J.R. Todd had his way in the Funny Car eliminations winning the season title at Pomona, California. He went on to win the event for Kalitta Motorsports.

Matt Smith won the Pro Stock Motorcycle title for the third time at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. Steve Torrence won the Top Fuel season title while Tanner Gray made his claim on the Pro Stock title.

Unofficial point standings following the completion of the Auto Club NHRA Finals, the final event in the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.

TOP FUEL
Position Driver Points Behind Leader
1 Steve Torrence 2900 -0
3 Tony Schumacher 2596 304
3 Clay Millican 2573 -327
4 Leah Pritchett 2456 -444
5 Brittany Force 2417 -483
6 Antron Brown 2378 -522
7 Mike Salinas 2308 -592
8 Doug Kalitta 2308 -592
9 Terry McMillen 2301 -599
10 Scott Palmer 2231 -669
FUNNY CAR
1 JR Todd 2726 -0
2 Robert Hight 2532 -194
3 Tommy Johnson 2519 -207
4 Ron Capps 2510 -216
5 Tim Wilkerson 2418 -308
6 Courtney Force 2409 -317
7 Jack Beckman 2405 -321
8 Matt Hagan 2371 -355
9 John Force 2356 -370
10 Shawn Langdon 2285 -441
PRO STOCK
1 Tanner Gray 2758 -0
2 Jeg Coughlin 2571 -187
3 Drew Skillman 2559 -199
4 Erica Enders 2525 -233
5 Jason Line 2472 -286
6 Vincent Nobile 2452 -306
7 Greg Anderson 2418 -340
8 Bo Butner 2379 -379
9 Deric Kramer 2268 -490
10 Chris McGaha 2184 -574
PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE
1 Matt Smith 2666
2 Eddie Krawiec 2627 -39
3 Hector Arana Jr. 2536 -130
4 LE Tonglet 2532 -134
5 Jerry Savoie 2464 -202
6 Andrew Hines 2450 -216
7 Angelle Sampey 2349 -317
8 Angie Smith 2303 -363
9 Steve Johnson 2290 -376
10 Scotty Pollacheck 2258 -408

 

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