Martin Truex, Jr. scores two in a row with Richmond win
Wins the first two races of the opening round of Cup Series playoffs On a night of "firsts' for Joe Gibbs Racing drivers, Martin Truex Jr. continued to assert his mastery over the first round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. Rallying from a spin off the bumper of Ricky Stenhouse Jr.'s Ford, and passing Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch for the lead with 25 laps left, Truex led an 1-2-3-4 finish for JGR in Saturday night's Federated Auto parts 400 at Richmond Raceway.
The story of Bill France Sr. and the Talladega driver boycott It was a day that will never be forgotten, and was one where Talladega Superspeedway creator Big Bill France Sr., never flinched. On Saturday, September 13, 1969, the day before the first-ever Talladega 500 at the brand-new Alabama International Motor Speedway (today known as Talladega Superspeedway), more than 30 of the top drivers in NASCAR’s premier series decided to withdraw over “supposed” tire safety concerns at France’s 2.66-mile palace of speed. France, the then-president of NASCAR and International Speedway Corporation, was adamant the race would go on. And, it did, without a hitch.
Chris Bell wins Xfinity playoff opener at Richmond
Automatically advances to next round Eager to add a NASCAR Xfinity Series championship to his resume in perhaps his final season in the series, Christopher Bell made an emphatic statement in Friday night's Go Bowling 250 at Richmond Raceway. Bell swept the first two stages of the series Playoff opener—bringing his total of stage wins to 17—and led a career-best 238 laps in the No. 20 Joe Gibbs racing Toyota, winning for the seventh time this season, the third time in five starts at the .75-mile short track and the 15th time in his career.
Harvick's Ford to start 2nd Brad Keselowski won the provisional Busch Pole Award on Friday night at Richmond Raceway with a fast lap of 127.185 mph in the No. 2 Team Penske Ford. For Keselowski it was the 17th Busch Pole Award of his career in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and his second pole win at the 0.75-mile Virginia short track. Kevin Harvick finished second in the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford with a lap of 126.559 mph and will start alongside Keselowski on the front row for Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400
Truex, Jr. wins Cup Series playoff opener in Vegas
Earns fifth Cup victory and advances to second round It had been almost three months since Martin Truex Jr. last raised a trophy and while others may have wondered about his No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota team's Playoff potential, this team never wavered in its confidence or pursuit. And sure enough, they were the ones celebrating in Victory Lane at Las Vegas Motor Speedway after Sunday night's South Point 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs opener.
Crowned Xfinity Series regular-season champion Tyler Reddick and his Richard Childress Racing Team gambled and hit the jackpot at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Saturday evening – taking a chance on fuel mileage; racing just hard enough and simultaneously saving just enough fuel to hold off Christopher Bell by .738-seconds in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Rhino Pro Truck Outfitters 300, capturing his fifth Xfinity Series victory of the season and winning the regular season championship.
Las Vegas: Bowyer wins Cup pole, Custer on Xfinity pole
NASCAR in the Sin City Stewart-Haas Racing flat out dominated Cup qualifying for the South Point 400 and it was Clint Bowyer who led the charge with a 178.926 mph lap. Daniel Suarez will start alongside Bowyer on the front row with Kevin Harvick and Aric Almirola locking up the second row. On a track that was hot and slick, Cole Custer hung on to win the pole for this evening's Rhino Pro 300 with a 181.372 mph lap. Christopher Bell was the final driver to take a qualifying lap and he just missed knocking Custer off the pole with a 181.056 mph effort.
As NASCAR Truck Series heavyweights eliminated Austin Hill cashed in on a big win in the Westgate 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to move on to Round 2 of the NASCAR Xfinity Series 2019 Playoffs. Hill battled back from a pit road miscue to take the lead with 11 laps to go and beat Ross Chastain to the checkers by 1.8 seconds.
Harvick crushes field, Johnson misses Playoffs at Indy
by Brandon Reed Kevin Harvick was the class of the field at the Brickyard. Harvick drove away from the competition all day long, leading 119 of 160 laps en route to the win in Sunday’s Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Harvick went largely unchallenged all day, with the exception of on restarts, and by the end, drove away from Joey Logano by over five seconds to record his second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win at the historic 2.5 mile raceway.
Keivn Harvick takes the pole for the Brickyard 400
NASCAR Kevin Harvick will lead the field to the green flag for today's Big Machine Vodka 400 after taking the top spot in this morning's qualifying session at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Harvick cut a lap of 185.766 mph in his No. 4 Ford Mustang to beat out Paul Menard and Clint Bowyer for the pole. Joey Logano and Jimmie Johnson rounded out the top five qualifiers.
Holds off Justin Allgaier to win at Indianapolis It was more of the same for Kyle Busch in Saturday's Indiana 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but "more of the same" was anything but easy. Busch held off Justin Allgaier by .132 seconds during a five-lap run to the finish at the 2.5-mile track, but only after a hard crash that took out frontrunners Christopher Bell and Tyler Reddick with seven laps left.
Erik Jones holds off Kyle Larson to win Southern 500
NASCAR As the clock ticked toward 2 a.m. on Monday, in a race delayed by rain for nearly four hours, Erik Jones claimed the most important victory of his career in the Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. With his contract status at Joe Gibbs Racing a source of speculation throughout much of the current Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, Jones made an emphatic statement, holding off teammate Kyle Busch and charging Kyle Larson after taking the lead from Larson on Lap 283.
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