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.
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