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By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service In what could be a sneak preview of the Championship 4 race later this year, Denny Hamlin outdueled Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski and Martin Truex Jr. to win the Super Start Batteries 400 presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts Thursday night at Kansas Speedway. After a wild restart on Lap 246, Hamlin passed Harvick for the lead on Lap 255 of 267 and held off a late charge from Keselowski to score his NASCAR Cup Series-best fifth victory of the season, his third at KansasRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service The sport’s reigning Most Popular Driver, Chase Elliott earned his first NASCAR All-Star Race win Wednesday night at Bristol Motor Speedway – holding off the reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch in the closing laps. Elliott led 60 of the 140 laps en route to the $1.1 million paycheck. He and his father Bill Elliott join father/son combination of Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr. to have won the sport’s midseason All-Star exhibition. Interestingly, Bill Elliott won the race when it was heldRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Moving away from Charlotte for only the second time since its conception, the NASCAR All-Star Race heads to Bristol Motor Speedway Wednesday night for one of the most anticipated races in the event’s 35 year history. Racing at Bristol is always intense, but with $1 million on the line for the winner, the intensity should get cranked to 11. The aggressiveness that the drivers will show on the high-banked bullring that is called “The Last Great Colosseum” to take home the coveted Bristol trophy and theRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Two weeks ago, NASCAR and Bristol Motor Speedway announced the NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race would be moving from Charlotte to Bristol for the first time in the history of the event. Now we know the format for the July 15 extravaganza under the lights. The 140-lap race will be divided into four stages, with lengths of 55 laps, 35 laps, 35 laps, and 15 laps. All of the laps will count in the first three stages, while the final stage will only count green flagRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Denny Hamlin turned the tables on Kevin Harvick on Sunday at Pocono Raceway. Staying out on old tires and building a lead while Harvick battled traffic late in the Pocono 350, Hamlin won the second race of the historic NASCAR Cup Series doubleheader by 3.068 seconds over Harvick, reversing the finishing order of the two drivers from a day earlier. For the first time in its history, NASCAR ran two Cup events on the same weekend at the same track. Hamlin achieved several milestonesRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service An event that began with a massive show of support for Bubba Wallace ended with one of Wallace’s best friends, Ryan Blaney, celebrating in Victory Lane for the second straight race at Talladega Superspeedway. In a frenetic overtime dash, Blaney won Monday’s GEICO 500 by .007 seconds over Ricky Stenhouse Jr. as crashing cars bounced of each other and the outside wall behind the top two finishers. The victory was Blaney’s first of the season, second straight at the 2.66-mile track and the fourthRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service Martin Truex Jr. won his second consecutive Martinsville Speedway race Wednesday night, ultimately cruising to a 4.232-second victory over a super competitive Team Penske trio of cars in the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500. Compared to his dominating victory at the half-mile track last Fall (he led 464 of 500 laps), Truex had to negotiate and muscle his way to the front this time. “We’ve been working a long-time on trying to figure this place out and just been chipping away at it,” saidRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service A hard rain at Charlotte Motor Speedway, described by FOX Sports broadcaster Mike Joy as “the party guest that will not leave,” forced postponement of Wednesday night’s Alsco Uniforms 500 NASCAR Cup Series race until Thursday. The eighth Cup race of the season and the fourth since the hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic will be run Thursday night at 7 p.m. ET. FS1 will televise the event, with PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio providing radio coverage. In addition, because of travel and setupRead More
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 Alex “Bowman the Showman” ekes out Corey LaJoie by just 0.036 seconds in an entertaining GEICO 70 at virtual Talladega Superspeedway Sunday. It was no doubt quite the day for Bowman as his road towards victory had many bumps along the way. Not only he was collected in the big one on Lap 16, but also had to save fuel heading into overtime. Those thoughts were thrown out the window LaJoie turned race leader Ty Dillon coming to the tri-oval for the final time in theRead More