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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It was a tale of two stories for Hendrick Motorsports in Sunday’s The Real Heroes 400 at Darlington Raceway. Two of them ended up crashing while being front runners (Jimmie Johnson and William Byron) while two others (Alex Bowman and Chase Elliott) brought home top-fives. The best of the bunch was Bowman, who not only is fresh off signing a contract extension through 2021, but scored a runner-up finish. The black and gold No. 88 NOCO/ChevyGoods.com Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE led 41 of 293 laps andRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Jimmie Johnson’s bid for a fourth Darlington Raceway victory ended in a last lap Stage 1 crash during Sunday’s The Real Heroes 400. Throughout the stage, the seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion had a superb No. 48 Ally Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE. This came into fruition once long green flag runs began to unravel and had a shot of being one of the guys to beat in the 293-lap race. That became apparent after cutting his Hendrick Motorsports teammate Alex Bowman’s lead from 3.5 seconds downRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Timmy Hill’s 2020 NASCAR season has been quite the ride thus far and it’s paying off as RoofClaim.com have extended its sponsorship deal with him and MBM Motorsports, beginning with this Sunday’s The Real Heroes 400 at Darlington Raceway. The extension will cover Hill as he’ll run all seven NASCAR races across Cup, Xfinity and Truck Series at Darlington and Charlotte Motor Speedway in a span of 11 days. Since the technology service company came onboard during Speedweeks at Daytona, Hill has represented them beyond expectationsRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer More encouraging news from NASCAR were announced Thursday as the second batch of races were realigned. They’ll be racing at five tracks in a span of 23 days across all three national touring series and the ARCA Menards Series. The sport will start their odyssey at Bristol Motor Speedway, beginning with Xfinity Series action at Bristol Motor Speedway May 30. The Cup Series will race the following day with both races being held at 3:30 pm EST on FS1. Following Bristol, it’s off to Atlanta MotorRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Sunday’s The Real Heroes 400 at Darlington Raceway has multiple storylines and one of them is the return of 2003 NASCAR Cup Series champion Matt Kenseth, who’ll start his tenure at Chip Ganassi Racing by piloting the No. 42 Credit One Bank Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE for the rest of the 2020 season. The ride offer was well publicized after owner Chip Ganassi fired Kyle Larson due to using a racial slur on a Twitch stream last month. Since then, Kenseth is focused on being smartRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor There have been plenty of weird and quirky moments in NASCAR history — then there’s the 1999 Transouth Financial 400 at Darlington Raceway. Having been delayed once already due to rain, Mother Nature had one more trick up her sleeve with 130 laps remaining in the race, leading to one of the most bizarre finishes in recent memory. As Jeff Burton led the way over Jeremy Mayfield, the skies darkened and rain started falling again as the leaders made their way off Turn 4 and ontoRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The entry list for Sunday’s resumption of the NASCAR Cup Series campaign at Darlington Raceway came out Monday with 40 cars slated to run the 400-mile one-day event. Among the 40, two teams stand out and those were Tommy Baldwin Racing and B.J. McLeod Motorsports. Making their first attempt since Ryan Truex failed to qualify in the 2019 Daytona 500, TBR confirmed that they’ll be running the 293-lap race with Josh Bilicki behind the wheel of the No. 7 Gravely/CNC Swiss Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. Baldwin, who’llRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Two months ago, Denny Hamlin started the eNASCAR/iRacing Pro Invitational Series campaign going to virtual victory lane at Homestead and he’ll end the season in virtual victory lane as the three-time Daytona 500 champion won Saturday’s North Wilkesboro 160. Hamlin, who led 24 of 160 laps, had to overcome a quick fix after wrecking John Hunter Nemechek at the exit of Turn 1 on Lap 5. This appeared to be payback from last Sunday at Dover as the two had multiple incidents before Nemechek tried finishingRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer When the dust settled on NASCAR’s 2020 schedule realignment due to COVID-19 last Thursday, it became apparent that by having multiple races at both Darlington Raceway and Charlotte Motor Speedway, certain tracks will pay the unfortunate price. On Friday, NASCAR announced that three tracks will lose their dates in favor of having additional races at Darlington and Charlotte. Those were Sonoma Raceway, Chicagoland Speedway and Richmond Raceway, with the first two no longer having a race at their venue in 2020. The latter track maintained itsRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service In a much-applauded highly-anticipated schedule move the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series – featuring many of the sport’s top competitors – will conclude its inaugural run with the North Wilkesboro 160 at the virtual North Wilkesboro Speedway on Saturday, May 9 at 3 p.m. ET on FOX (where available and subject to change), FS1 and the FOX Sports app. Jeff Gordon, who won the last NASCAR Cup Series race at the historic former stop on the series schedule (Sept. 29, 1996), will again stepRead More