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By David Morgan, Associate Editor SPEEDWAY, Ind. – NASCAR is back where it belongs on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval in preparation for Sunday’s running of the Brickyard 400. Friday was all about practice for both the NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series, with both series getting a 50-minute session on-track to dial in their machines around the 2.5-mile circuit before their respective races over the next two days. Tyler Reddick came away as the fastest driver in Cup Series practice, setting the quick time of 49.293 seconds, 182.582 mph.Read More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service LONG POND, Pa. – Joe Gibbs Racing’s Ty Gibbs earned his second career NASCAR Cup Series Busch Light Pole Position Saturday claiming the top starting spot for Sunday’s The Great American Getaway 400 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway (2:30 p.m. ET, USA Network, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). The 21-year old Gibbs will line up first in the No. 54 JGR Toyota, equaling his best previous series qualifying effort at Charlotte Motor Speedway this May. His lap of 170.039 mph around the 2.5-mile Pocono oval was .118-seconds faster than WilliamRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor CHICAGO – Bowman is back. It has been a long road for Alex Bowman since he last visited Victory Lane in the NASCAR Cup Series, but he’ll have to wait no more after winning Sunday’s NASCAR Chicago Street Race to break a winless streak dating back some 80 races. Since that win in March 2022 at Las Vegas, the driver of the No. 48 Chevrolet has been through a lot, including a concussion that sidelined him for a number of races that same year, as wellRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor CHICAGO – Kyle Larson made everyone stand up and take notice on Saturday in Chicago, scoring the pole for Sunday’s second-annual running of the NASCAR Chicago Street Race. After posting the fast time in practice, Larson rolled that speed right into qualifying, leading his group to advance to the final round, where he was fast once again, rocketing around the 12-turn, 2.2-mile course in one minute, 27.836 seconds to claim his fifth pole of the season. Larson, who currently leads the Cup Series points standings, willRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service LOUDON, N.H. – Christopher Bell kept it dramatic at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon, relying on a last lap pass in overtime to claim the SciAps 200 victory – giving him a perfect four-for-four track record in NASCAR Xfinity Series races at the 1.058-mile track. Bell’s No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota pulled off a daring three-wide move with two corners to go and ultimately pulled away to a .254-second win over fellow JGR team driver Sheldon Creed. The runner-up showing for theRead More

Posted On June 22, 2024By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, Monster Energy Cup

Saturday New Hampshire Notebook

By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service LOUDON, N.H. – NASCAR Cup Series qualifying was cancelled Saturday afternoon because of inclement weather at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Sunday’s USA Today 301 (2 p.m. ET on USA Network, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) starting lineup will instead be based on a metric including owners points, driver points, last week’s race finishing position and last week’s fastest laps. NASCAR Cup Series championship leader, Hendrick Motorsports’ Chase Elliott will start from pole position, alongside reigning series champion, Team Penske’s Ryan Blaney. “To be honest, IRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor NEWTON, Iowa – Ryan Blaney had come so close to victory on so many occasions in 2024, only to fall short in the end. On Sunday at Iowa Speedway, it was finally Blaney’s time, scoring the win in Sunday’s Iowa Corn 350 ahead of the Hendrick Motorsports duo of William Byron and Chase Elliott. It was a dominant drive from the driver of the No. 12 Team Penske Ford, who led a race-high 201 laps, winning the first stage and finishing the second stage in theRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor NEWTON, Iowa – Iowa’s partial repave was the talk of the NASCAR Cup Series garage area coming into Iowa Corn 350 weekend, but after Friday’s lone practice session, tires have become the main concern. By the time all was said and done, more than a handful of drivers had issues with their tires being unable to cope with the mix-and-match between the old and new Iowa pavement. Noah Gragson finished the 63-minute practice session at the top of the board with a lap of 22.828 seconds,Read More

Posted On June 8, 2024By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, Monster Energy Cup

Saturday Sonoma Raceway Notebook

By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service SONOMA, Calif. – Team Penske’s Joey Logano claimed his third pole position of the season Saturday afternoon at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway – turning a fast lap of 97.771 mph in the No. 22 Team Penske Ford, bettering the previous record by more than a second on the newly-paved 1.99-mile road course in Northern California. The two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion will start Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 (3:30 p.m. ET on FOX, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) alongside 23XI Racing’s Tyler Reddick, who was aRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service CONCORD, N.C. – A lightning delay that turned into a heavy rainstorm made a winner of Christopher Bell in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Not that Bell didn’t deserve the victory in the rain-shortened race, which NASCAR was forced to call after 249 of 400 laps were complete. The driver of the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota started third, led a race-high 90 laps and won the second stage of the 14th NASCAR Cup Series race of the season. The decisiveRead More