Category Archives: NASCAR

Weekend preview: Fords hope to continue roll at Talladega

Certainly in recent years, Ford drivers have shown the way to Talladega Superspeedway’s famous Victory Lane — the seven most recent race trophies all belong to the manufacturer and its teams. Yet NASCAR’s biggest and fastest speedway always remains a place where last-lap maneuvers and daring from-the-gut calls have produced some of the most thrilling…MORE

Auto Racing Glance

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES: GEICO 500 (188 laps, 500.1 miles around a 2.66-mile D-shaped oval), Talladega Superspeedway; Lincoln, Ala. TV: Sunday, 2 p.m. ET (Green flag approx. 2:20 p.m. ET) — Fox (Radio: Motor Racing Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90). THIS WEEK: The 10th of 36 races on the season after a week…MORE

Toyota Owners 400 results

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race – 65th Annual Toyota Owners 400 Richmond Raceway Richmond, Virginia Saturday, April 13, 2019 1. (5) Martin Truex Jr, Toyota, 400. 2. (3) Joey Logano, Ford, 400. 3. (14) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 400. 4. (1) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 400. 5. (30) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 400. 6. (6) Austin Dillon,…MORE

Truex Jr. gets long-awaited short-track win at Richmond

One of the raps against driver Martin Truex Jr. during his Monster Energy NACAR Cup Series career has been his inability to win at a short track. On Saturday night, he rubbed out that rap when he won the Toyota Owners 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the . 75-mile Richmond Raceway. Truex,…MORE

NASCAR notebook: Kurt Busch takes quantum leap in qualifying in stride

RICHMOND, Va. — You would have thought Kurt Busch would have been elated at his third-place qualifying effort for Saturday’s Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway. After all, in the previous two races — at Texas and Bristol — Busch had failed to advance past the first round under the knockout format. He started those…MORE

Hamlin leans on ‘home track’ advantage at Richmond

When Denny Hamlin rolls into Richmond Raceway, it brings an air of familiarity that gives him a depth of knowledge about the Virginia track unlike any other on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule. That knowledge stems not just from visiting the track twice a season for the past 13 seasons, but also because…MORE

Harvick captures pole for Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. — Where the short tracks are concerned, Kevin Harvick and his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing team appear to have turned a corner. And on Friday afternoon at Richmond Raceway, Harvick got through the corners better than everyone else in winning the pole position for Saturday’s Toyota Owners 400 at the 0.75-mile track (7:30…MORE

NASCAR notebook: Buescher tries to build momentum

RICHMOND, Va. — The hurt still lingers for Chris Buescher. Headed for a possible top-five finish last Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway, Buescher had to make a late pit stop to fix a loose wheel and saw a potential breakthrough performance deteriorate into a 22nd-place finish. “We didn’t qualify very good (25th), and that caught…MORE

Busch looking to cement legacy among Richmond giants

Kyle Busch has a lot of fond memories of Richmond Raceway, though not among them is the first time he competed at the three-quarter-mile Virginia track. That race was in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series in 2001, and by Busch’s recollection it was a night to quickly forget. “Hit about everything but the pace car,”…MORE

Weekend Preview: Busch brothers roll into Richmond

Kurt Busch knew what he was going to do if he caught leader Kyle Busch in the waning laps of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race last Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway. The oldest of the Busch brothers said he would’ve had no issue putting the bumper to his younger sibling and shoving him…MORE

NASCAR notebook: Harvick rallies from four laps down

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Kevin Harvick finished 13th and on the lead lap in Sunday’s Food City 500, and that’s about as amazing of a comeback as you’re likely to see at Bristol Motor Speedway. Making up a lap, perhaps two, is difficult. Harvick, at one point, was four laps in arrears. Down. Out. Finished. Done.…MORE

Kyle Busch overcomes early trouble to win Food City 500

After his car took a nasty bash to its rear end just a lap and a half into Sunday’s Food City 500, it looked like Kyle Busch’s bid to win his third race of the season was doomed. But you don’t become NASCAR’s career victory leader by giving up so early in a race. The…MORE

Harvick to start at rear after pre-race inspection failures

Kevin Harvick will start at the rear of the pack for Sunday’s Food City 500 in Bristol, Tenn., after failing a pre-race inspection three times. Harvick originally qualified 13th. His car passed on the fourth attempt. The driver of the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford also must serve a pass-through penalty and will lose 30…MORE

Waltrip reflects on career as driver, broadcaster

BRISTOL, Tenn. — A day after it was announced that Darrell Waltrip would end his broadcasting career this year, the three-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion sat down and spoke with the media about his legendary career behind the wheel and in the television booth. “Some people have thought that this was a spur-of-the-moment…MORE

Elliott posts record time to win pole at Bristol

BRISTOL, TENN. — Forget about the superspeedways. Chase Elliott roared to his first pole of the season Friday, capturing the No. 1 starting spot for Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Elliott, driver of the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, established a track qualifying record for the 0.533-mile, high-banked track with his final-round…MORE

Hamlin believes he can improve on hot start

Denny Hamlin has won twice in seven Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races this season and is second in the standings heading into Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Despite a stellar a start to the season, Hamlin prefers not to rejoice over what his Joe Gibbs Racing No. 11 Toyota team has…MORE

Weekend Preview: Johnson aiming for victory lane at Bristol

It may not have been the outcome that Hendrick Motorsports has historically come to expect but considering its recent finishes last weekend at Texas Motor Speedway, the four-car team has reason to be encouraged by its collective performance. The result saw Jimmie Johnson place fifth, William Byron sixth and Chase Elliott 13th. For Johnson and…MORE

Hamlin’s victory was quite the feat

Conventional wisdom suggests one pit road penalty can be overcome, but two pit road penalties is something a driver and team generally cannot recover from if they have any intention of winning a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. It just doesn’t happen with any regularity. Denny Hamlin and the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 11…MORE

Hamlin overcomes penalties to win in Texas

Denny Hamlin twice was slammed with pit-road penalties during Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. Didn’t matter. Hamlin and his Joe Gibbs Racing team worked their way back from those penalties and went on to win at Texas Motor Speedway. The victory was the second of the season for Hamlin…MORE

NASCAR notebook: Suarez embraces mentor role

FORT WORTH, Texas – As he did for much of his racing career, Stewart-Haas Racing’s Daniel Suarez forged his own path in qualifying Friday night for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 (on Sunday, March 31 at 3 p.m. ET on FOX, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). While his fellow competitors hesitated to make a lap,…MORE

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