Kyle Busch Wins at Phoenix to Punch His Ticket to Miami
Logano, Harvick, Truex, Jr. Make Up The Championship 4 Holding off Brad Keselowski after a restart with 12 laps left in Sunday's Can-Am 500 at ISM Raceway, Kyle Busch claimed his eighth Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season and led NASCAR's Big Three into the Championship 4 race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, joining Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex, Jr, and Joey Logano in the quest for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title.
Christopher Bell Races Into Xfinity Championship 4
Scores Do-Or-Die Win to Advance Faced with a must-win situation entering the Round of 8 elimination race, Christopher Bell did exactly that. In a Playoff format in which victory provides redemption for a multitude of ills, Bell rallied from first-lap crashes at both Kansas and Texas to earn his spot in the final four with a win in Saturday's Whelen Trusted To Perform 200 at ISM Raceway and will battle it out with Cole Custer, Daniel Hemric and Tyler Reddick for the Xfinity Series title one week from now at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Beats Custer and Cindric John Hunter Nemechek will start from the Xfinity pole at ISM Raceway beating Cole Custer and Austin Cindric in final round qualifying. Nemechek is not a playoff driver and looks to play spoiler. View the full NASCAR Xfinity Series starting lineup for Phoenix at ISM Raceway below. The green will drop on the Whelen Trusted To Perform 200 in just two hours time.
Gragson Clinches Final Transfer Spot into Championship 4 Charging from third to first with a strong inside move after a restart with three laps left, Brett Moffitt clinched his spot in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship 4 with a dramatic victory in Friday night's Lucas Oil 150 at ISM Raceway. Moffitt pulled away to win his fifth race of the season by .456 seconds over Noah Gragson, who qualified for the Championship 4 on points, as Grant Enfinger faded to fourth and out of the Playoff picture.
Six Drivers Vie For Final Three Spots in Championship 4 Following Kevin Harvick's penalty for an illegal racecar after his win last weekend at Texas Motor Speedway, Joey Logano stands alone as a guaranteed finalist for next weekend's season-finale race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. This weekend's race at ISM Raceway in Phoenix is the last chance for Harvick and the six other drivers in the Round of 8 to race their way into the Championship 4 and a chance at the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title.
Funny how those things happen Kevin Harvick rolled to the Busch Pole Award in Monster Energy Series qualifying Friday at ISM Raceway in Phoenix. Harvick, a nine-time Phoenix winner, landed a best lap of 139.340 mph around the 1-mile track, putting the Stewart-Haas Racing No. 4 Ford in the first starting spot for Sunday’s Can-Am 500 (2:30 p.m. ET, NBC/NBC Sports App, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). The pole position is the fourth for Harvick this season, his second at Phoenix and 25th of his Monster Energy Series career.
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AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway Update: The team cheated and won - see report. This time, there was no late-race glitch to interrupt Kevin Harvick's domination of a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. Streaking away from pole winner Ryan Blaney during an overtime restart on Lap 336, Harvick won Sunday's AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway with the utmost of authority, sweeping the stages and leading a race-high 177 laps on the way to his series-best eighth victory of the season and a guaranteed spot in the Nov. 18 Championship 4 race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Cole Custer Advances to Xfinity Series Championship 4
O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway In a race that produced a last-lap pass for the win, a record 13 cautions and an unmitigated disaster for favorite son Christopher Bell, Cole Custer moved past Tyler Reddick on the backstretch to win Saturday's O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway. Custer's first victory of the season gave the driver of the No. 00 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford an automatic berth in the Nov. 17 NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship 4 race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where Custer dominated last year in winning for the first time in the series.
Justin Haley Wins as Todd Gilliland Runs Dry at Texas
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Todd Gilliland's heartbreak was serendipity for Justin Haley, who staked out his place in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship 4 race with a stunning victory Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway. Gilliland was half a lap away from collecting his first series win in the Jag Metals 350 when his No. 4 Toyota sputtered on the backstretch and ran out of fuel. Haley, who was 1.3 seconds back on the white-flag lap, surged past Gilliland and crossed the finish line 8.133 seconds ahead of runner-up Ben Rhodes.
Fords 1-2-3-4-5 Penske driver Ryan Blaney won the Pole Award for the 14th Annual AAA Texas 500 with a lap of 26.932 seconds, at a speed of 200.505 mph. Blaney led a Ford 1-2-3-4-5 and 8 of the top-10. This is the year of Ford in NASCAR and their domination continues. Clint Bowyer will start 2nd in the #14 SHR Ford and was the only other driver over 200 mph in the final round of qualifying. Kevin Harvick will start third in the #4 SHR Ford.
by Pete McCole Joey Logano punched his ticket into the Championship 4 after a thrilling side-by-side battle with Martin Truex, Jr. to win the First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway and advance to the final round of the playoffs for the second time in three years. Logano put the bumper to Truex going into the final turn and banged doors coming to the start/fimish line with Truex nearly spinning out but holding on to finish third as Denny Hamlin flashed by to take second.
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