Bristol Motor Speedway Tag

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 Drivers beefing and rage quitting will define Sunday’s Food City Showdown at virtual Bristol Motor Speedway as the 150-lap race marred by crashes left-and-right. Once the smoke finally cleared, only one driver ended up with a smile and that was William Byron, who led 116 laps to claim the victory in the third race of the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series. His afternoon was so seamless that Byron’s only true pressure of the day came when he pitted for four fresh tires before the halfway point.Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor The much maligned aerodynamic packages that were rolled out for the NASCAR Cup Series last year are getting a facelift heading into 2020 — at least on the short tracks and road courses. Last season, the aero packages were split between a 750 horsepower package that ran on oval tracks one-mile or shorter and road courses, along with a 550 horsepower package that ran the remainder of the schedule. The massive eight-inch spoiler and other aerodynamic devices had a negative effect on the racing atRead More

Posted On October 3, 2019By Seth EggertIn Breaking News, Headline News, Xfinity

Climbing the Ladder: Gray Gaulding

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent For this week’s edition of Climbing the Ladder, Seth Eggert sat down with NASCAR Xfinity Series regular Gray Gaulding. The 21-year-old drives the / The Country Network / Panini Trading Cards / JT Marine / Worldwide Safety Consulting / Two Men and a Truck / / ABA of Illinois / Atlantic Contractors / East Stroudsburg University Chevrolet Camaro SS for Bobby Dotter’s SS-Green Light Racing. Gaulding was the first driver on the outside, looking in for the Xfinity Series playoffs. The Colonial Heights,Read More

Posted On September 5, 2019By Seth EggertIn Breaking News, Headline News, Xfinity

Climbing the Ladder: Brandon Brown

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent For this week’s edition of Climbing the Ladder, Seth Eggert sat down with Brandonbilt Motorsports’ Brandon Brown. Brown drives the No. 86 Coastal Carolina University / W.G. Speaks / Carrier / Vector Security / ABS Vans / Vero Chevrolet Camaro SS for his family owned team. The 25-year-old sits 15th in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship Points standings. Brown is 590-points behind points leader Tyler Reddick and 224-points behind Ryan Sieg who holds the cutoff for the playoffs. He is also competing for Sunoco Rookie ofRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced Wednesday some important new procedural changes for the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season, all designed to strengthen the quality of the race fields and add to the intensity of the racing on track. The updates come at a time the sanctioning body – along with the series sponsors, teams and the broadcast partners – have seen a tangible increase in interest level and excitement for the two series. There are strong fields filledRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor BRISTOL, Tenn. – Matt DiBenedetto was 12 laps away from a lifelong dream being realized as he held the lead in Saturday night’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Unfortunately for the driver of the No. 95 Leavine Family Racing Toyota, that dream would not come true as Denny Hamlin passed him on lap 489, leaving DiBenedetto to watch Hamlin’s car pull away through his windshield en route to the victory. A dejected DiBenedetto fought back tears on pit road afterRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway changed the landscape of the playoff bubble. Continued woes for both Clint Bowyer and Jimmie Johnson saw the duo slip further down the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points standings with just two races remaining in the regular season. Meanwhile Ryan Newman and Daniel Suarez capitalized on the misfortunes of their competitors. Johnson’s troubles started 80 laps into the 500-lap race. A cut tire for Austin Dillon left the No. 48Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent BRISTOL, Tenn. – Despite having a flat tire late in the race, Ryan Blaney rebounded to finish inside the top-10 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Contact between Blaney and Daniel Hemric cut the right front tire on the No. 12 Dent Wizard Ford Mustang. The Team Penske driver careened up the track and collected Ricky Stenhouse Jr., David Ragan, Michael McDowell, and Jimmie Johnson. The damage to Blaney’s car was minimal. “I clipped the No. 8,” Blaney explained. “I kind of got loose and I just touchedRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service BRISTOL, Tenn. – The first thing Denny Hamlin did after winning Saturday’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night race at Bristol Motor Speedway was apologize to the man he beat to the finish line in the 24th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of the season. With 11 laps left in the grueling 500-lap event, Hamlin drove to the inside of Matt DiBenedetto and cleared him from the lead. Roughly three minutes later, Hamlin crossed the stripe .502 seconds ahead of the No. 95 LeavineRead More