All posts by David Morgan

David Morgan is the Associate Editor for Motorsports Tribune. A 2008 graduate from the University of Mississippi, David has followed NASCAR since the early 90’s. Learning to love the sport at an early age after attending his first race at Talladega Superspeedway in 1993, he has been hooked ever since. David is a National Motorsports Press Association member, having covered races across the country since 2012 and looks forward to visiting every track on the circuit in the near future.

By David Morgan, Associate Editor TALLADEGA, Ala. – Johnny Sauter crossed the finish line first in Saturday’s NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway, but the driver of the No. 13 Ford for ThorSport Racing would not finish there. Sauter and Riley Herbst were in the midst of a tense battle through the tri-oval, with Herbst winding up below the yellow line and NASCAR ruling that Sauter had forced the Kyle Busch Motorsports driver down there. As a result, Sauter was dropped to the last truck on theRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor TALLADEGA, Ala. – Halfway though Saturday’s Sugarlands Shine 250 at Talladega Superspeedway, Brett Moffitt and Stewart Friesen were sailing along at the front of the field when a ruling came down from the tower ordering the two drivers to pit road to serve a penalty. The call? Locking bumpers. While several drivers had been doing the same thing throughout the first half of the race, the sanctioning body made the call that Moffitt and Friesen had crossed the line and would be handed a passRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor TALLADEGA, Ala. – Back in the spring, Chase Elliott gave the fans at Talladega a thrill by scoring the victory. Nearly six months later, the Hendrick Motorsports driver is hoping to channel some of that same energy into another win on the 2.66-mile superspeedway to punch his ticket to the next round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. This time around, a good performance is needed even more after retiring just six laps into the Round of 12 opener at Dover last weekend,Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor TALLADEGA, Ala. – Though Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. will be leaving the cockpit of the No. 17 Roush-Fenway Racing Ford at the end of the season, there is still work to do for the 32-year old Mississippian over the final six races of the year. Sunday’s 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega could be the most important race of those remaining in 2019 as Stenhouse has had success on the superspeedways, claiming his two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series wins at Daytona and Talladega in 2017. Stenhouse notedRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor TALLADEGA, Ala. – The opening day of on-track activity at Talladega Superspeedway was all about practice, with both the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series rolling out for a pair of 50-minute practices for both series. Austin Hill, Harrison Burton Lead Toyota Truck Series Practice Sweep While the first half of the opening Truck Series practice featured single car runs and a few drivers teaming up in tandems, business really picked up in the latter half of practice as multipleRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor TALLADEGA, Ala. – Round One of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs had the Charlotte ROVAL as the big wild card and this weekend the wild card race of the second round of the Playoffs looms large as the series rolls into Talladega Superspeedway for Sunday’s running of the 1000Bulbs.com 500. Racing at Talladega has always been crazy from the time the track opened back in 1969. From the driver boycott of the first race that led to unknown driver Richard Brickhouse scoring hisRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor This weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Talladega Superspeedway and in celebration of the 50th anniversary for both the track and Richard Childress Racing, the No. 3 Chevrolet driven by Dale Earnhardt to the final win of his career will pace the field with Richard Childress behind the wheel. With that in mind, this week’s edition of “Throwback Thursday Theater” will look back at the 2000 Winston 500 and the amazing comeback Earnhardt was able to make in the waning laps ofRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor CONCORD, N.C. – For Alex Bowman, Sunday’s Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway was a war on many fronts. Not only did the Hendrick Motorsports driver have the points battle and advancing on in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs to worry about, but as the race progressed, he also had to contend with fellow drivers out on track and his own health issues to be able to make it out of the first round of the postseason with his championshipRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor CONCORD, N.C. – Sometimes you’re the windshield, sometimes you’re the bug. Weeks after winning the Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington to punch his ticket into the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs and solidifying his place at Joe Gibbs Racing for 2020, Erik Jones has been on a downward spiral ever since and things didn’t get much better in the first elimination race of the postseason. Since his Darlington win, Jones hadn’t scored a finish better than 36th in the races since, putting him inRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor CONCORD, N.C. – A year ago, Chase Briscoe was celebrating his first NASCAR Xfinity Series win in Victory Lane at Charlotte Motor Speedway after conquering the ROVAL. On Saturday, he looked to be gunning for a repeat trip, but ran into speed bumps along the way and had to settle for a ninth-place finish. Starting on pole, Briscoe led every lap of Stage 1 en route to the stage win, flexing his muscles early on. Briscoe continued his strong run with a runner-up finish inRead More