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Timmy Hill wins NASCAR iRacing Cup race at Texas
  Wins in overtime over Ryan Preece
Timmy Hill drove his #66 Toyota Camry to victory in the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Series Invitational O’Reilly Auto Parts 125 NASCAR Cup race at virtual Texas Motor Speedway Sunday. Hill used a late bump of William Byron to get the lead, then held on for an overtime win. Hill had his mirrors filled with the #37 Chevy of Ryan Preece and the #51 Chevy of Garrett Smithley. 
Hamlin beats Earnhardt Jr. in Homestead iRacing event
  A peek into the future when cars drive themselves
In what was a peek into the future of auto racing when cars drive themselves and drivers are no longer needed to put on real races at a race track, Denny Hamlin passed Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the final lap to win Sunday’s NASCAR Pro Invitational iRacing Series exhibition race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Earnhardt was second in the 100-lap race. Timmy Hill was third. Chase Briscoe placed fourth. Garrett Smithley was fifth.
A LOOK BACK 1 YEAR: NASCAR at Martinsville
  Amy Henderson - Keselowski dominates to win Martinsville
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.
Logano gets 2nd 2020 win in Phoenix
  Holds off Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch to win on overtime
Joey Logano drove his Pennzoil Penske Ford to win the Fanshield 500 NASCAR Cup race at ISM Raceway by holding off Kevin Harvick (Ford) and Kyle Busch (Toyota) through a late caution restart and then a green-white-checker finish in overtime. Logano credited the HP of his Penske Ford with the victory. "Even though this is a 1-mile oval this is a Horsepower track," said Logano. Kyle Larson (Chevy) and Clint Bowyer (Ford) rounded out the top-5.
NASCAR Phoenix Saturday Post-Race Press Conference
  NASCAR Xfinity Race
David Wilson - President and General Manager Toyota Racing Development USA on Toyota's 500th NASCAR national series win. He was followed by Xfinity Winning Crew Chief Jeff Meendering, Owner Joe Gibbs, Winning Driver Brandon Jones (#19 Menards/Turtle Wax Toyota) 
Brandon Jones leads Toyota 1-2-3 in Phoenix
  NASCAR Xfinity Race
Buoyed by a strong run through Turns 3 and 4, Brandon Jones shot past fellow Toyota driver Kyle Busch into the lead on the frontstretch on Lap 181 and pulled away to win by 3.556 seconds over Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Harrison Burton, who passed Busch on Lap 190 for the NASCAR Xfinity Series LS Tractor 200 runner-up position. The 1-2-3 finish for JGR was the sixth in company history. More important, Jones’ second victory in the series and first at Phoenix was the 500th win for Toyota in NASCAR’s top three national series combined.
Chase Elliott beats Kevin Harvick for pole at Phoenix
  NASCAR Cup Series
Kevin Harvick showed the way, and Chase Elliott proved the model student in Saturday’s NASCAR Cup Series time trials at Phoenix Raceway. After Harvick tested the traction compound at the top of the 1-mile track and made it work -- running a qualifying lap in 26.110 seconds (137.878 mph) -- Elliott followed with a pole-winning effort of 26.065 seconds (138.116 mph).` Denny Hamlin (137.841 mph) and Kyle Larson (137.604 mph) will start third and fourth, Ryan Blaney will start fifth, followed by Aric Almirola, Kurt Busch and Alex Bowman, last week’s winner at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Matt DiBenedetto qualified ninth, and Kyle Busch, the defending winner of the race, will line up 10th.
NASCAR Phoenix Pre-Race Press Conference
  NASCAR Cup Series
Tyler Reddick (No. 8 I Am Second Chevrolet)
Ryan Blaney (No. 12 Menards / Tarekett Ford),
Michael McDowell (No. 34 Love's Travel Stops Ford)
Denny Hamlin (No. 11 FedEx Freight Toyota)
Alex Bowman (No. 88 Axalta Chevrolet) 
Auto Club 400 Sunday Press Conference
  NASCAR Cup Post-Race
Alex Bowman, winning driver, No. 88 Cincinnati Chevrolet
Greg Ives, Alex Bowman Crew Chief
Alex Bowman wins Auto Club 400
  Hendrick driver dominates for 2nd career Cup win
Alex Bowman dominated the Auto Club 400 NASCAR Cup race in his Hendrick Chevy Sunday. Bowman pulled away to beat the Busch brothers - Kyle and Kurt - by 9-seconds in his #88 Camaro. His teammate Jimmie Johnson ran at the front all day but faded on long runs when the car would push at the end of the run and was 7th. Chase Elliott, Brad Keselowski and Denny Hamlin ran 4-5-6.
Bowyer nips Johnson for Fontana pole
  Auto Club 400 NASCAR Cup race
Clint Bowyer paced the field in Saturday’s Busch Pole Qualifying at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, clocking a 40.086-second lap at 179.614 mph. This is Bowyer’s fourth career pole. His No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford will be the first to take the green flag in Sunday’s Auto Club 400 (3:30 p.m. ET, FOX, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Jimmie Johnson, the final NASCAR Cup Series driver to qualify, made it close at the end. The No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet was 0.007 seconds short of Bowyer’s time. Johnson’s 179.093 mph will put him second.
Motorsports is at a Major Crossroad
  by Andrew Maitland
Even though Formula 1 says it can be net carbon zero by 2030, petrol and even hybrid road cars will begin to become totally illegal all over the world as soon as 2032, thanks to over-zealous governments who care more about virtue-signaling to a growing and increasingly hysterical voter block than doing the sensible thing. And do you know what? It really could kill Formula 1 and the other forms of traditional motor racing that also still go 'broom broom'. And no matter what happens, it's going to change the racing we know and love forever. There's no doubt about that.

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