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By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service FORT WORTH, Tex. – This time, there was no late-race glitch to interrupt Kevin Harvick’s domination of a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. Streaking away from pole winner Ryan Blaney during an overtime restart on Lap 336, Harvick won Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway with the utmost of authority, sweeping the stages and leading a race-high 177 laps on the way to his series-best eighth victory of the season and a guaranteed spot in the Nov. 18 Championship 4 raceRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer For the fourth time this season, Richard Petty Motorsports driver Bubba Wallace will have a new sponsor to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Transportation Impact will adorn the No. 43 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. Transportation Impact joins Click n’ Close, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, and World Wide Technology as sponsors of the NASCAR’s Premier Series team. In the debut race for Click n’ Close, the team finished runner-up in the Daytona 500. Across NASCAR’s three NationalRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor CONCORD, N.C. – Day two at the new Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course has been just as eventful as the first, with Jimmie Johnson putting up the fastest time on the board, while others found themselves ensnared by the 17-turn, 2.28-mile layout. Daniel Hemric led the way for the majority of the session before Johnson took over the No. 1 spot with a lap of 1 minute, 18.043 seconds at 105.173 mph. Hemric finished the session in second place, followed by Martin Truex, Jr., Brad Keselowski,Read More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Over the last few seasons, brake failures have become commonplace at Pocono with speeds topping 200 mph entering Turn 1 on the 2.5-mile track. On Sunday, Darrell Wallace, Jr. became the latest to have a brake failure coming off of the longest straightaway in NASCAR, leading to a massive hit into the outside SAFER barrier. “I’m okay. That was a huge hit,” said Wallace. “Babe, I’m fine, Mom, everybody back at home, I’m okay.  Hardest one of my career.  I was just telling them here thereRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer With just over half of their first full-season together, Richard Petty Motorsports has signed Darrell ‘Bubba’ Wallace, Jr. to a multi-year contract extension. Wallace, who debuted in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with the team co-owned by NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty at Pocono Raceway last season, will make his 25th Premier Series start on Sunday. Wallace, a Sunoco Rookie of the Year competitor, earned a runner-up finish in the Daytona 500 and has two top-10s this season. Prior to the season, RPM movedRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor DAYTONA BEACH, Florida – Through the first 17 races of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, there have only been six drivers to visit victory lane, leaving 10 playoff spots up for grabs heading into the home stretch of the regular season. Enter Saturday night’s Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona, which presents an opportunity for a new winner on the season to punch their ticket to the postseason. Restrictor plate racing plus an overabundance of drivers hungry for a win means the 160-lapRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Entering last June’s race at Pocono Raceway, Darrell Wallace, Jr. was in new territory, making his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start with Richard Petty Motorsports with his driving future still up in the air. A year later, Wallace returns to the “Tricky Triangle” as the full-time driver for RPM, his future secure behind the wheel of the No. 43 car as both driver and team have their sights set on improving their performance thus far in 2018. “I was thinking about it in theRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor TALLADEGA, Alabama – Stewart-Haas Racing has served notice that they will be contenders when it comes to Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega after teammates Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch laid down the fastest times in qualifying to secure the front row. Harvick was fastest in the first round and backed it up in the final round with a lap of 49.247 seconds, 194.448 mph to put his Ford at the top of the board. The fast laps weren’t without issue though as Harvick had startedRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Brad Keselowski’s bid of scoring his first win of the season went flat after bringing out the 10th and final caution at the two-day Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, finishing 23rd after scoring both stage wins and led 67 of 500 laps. Keselowski led four times in the race, notably putting his No. 2 Discount Tire Ford Fusion on top of the leaderboard during the closing laps of both stage one and two. After multiple red flags slowed the race down, Keselowski heldRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor FORT WORTH, Texas – It may have taken pit strategy to do so, but Darrell Wallace, Jr. will leave Texas with his best finish since the Daytona 500, scoring an eighth-place finish. After regrouping over the off weekend, Wallace and Richard Petty Motorsports came into the Lone Star State looking to turn things around after they have been on a backslide since the season opener. The team had failed to finish higher than 20th in the five races since but were bound and determined toRead More