Charlotte Motor Speedway Tag

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 Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent As a man of many talents, Bubba Wallace joined the multitude of photographers documenting the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Kentucky Speedway last Friday night. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver got his start in the photography world in 2010. Wallace, along with his cousin, took photos throughout the weekend at the Sparta, Kentucky track. The duo shot photos during the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 and the Alsco 300. This wasn’t the first time the Richard PettyRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Halfway into the season, Bubba Wallace is a championship contender, just not where one may think. With support from Domino’s and Sunoco, Wallace is competing in the BoJangles Summer Shootout Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s 0.250-mile frontstretch oval every Tuesday night for Chris Rogers. His No. 76 Legend Car has not finished outside the top-five in the four races he has competed in. Plans for Wallace to compete weekly at the Summer Shootout date back to February. With a team needing a new driver, theRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Hattori Racing Enterprises will return to the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Daytona International Speedway with Austin Hill. The NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series regular will attempt his Xfinity Series debut in the organization’s No. 61 AISIN Group Toyota Supra in the Coca-Cola Firecracker 250. Hill will have to qualify the No. 61 Supra on time since the team does not compete full-time in Xfinity competition. HRE last competed in the Xfinity Series in 2015 with Ross Kenseth. In nine series starts, the team has oneRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent For this week’s edition of Climbing the Ladder, Seth Eggert sat down with NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series driver Tyler Dippel. He drives the No. 02 D&A Concrete / Lobas Productions / Jersey Filmmaker Chevrolet Silverado for Young’s Motorsports. Dippel finished runner-up in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Championship Standings last year and in the 2014 PASS National Super Late Model Series. The 19-year-old is currently 11th in the championship points standings, 146-points behind points leader Grant Enfinger, and 81-points behind the playoff cutoff, heldRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Despite being the defending NASCAR Xfinity Series Champion, Tyler Reddick feels like he is making his debut at Pocono Raceway this weekend. Although Reddick finished ninth in the Pocono Green 250 last year, the series ran the restricted aero duct package that weekend. This year, his No. 2 TAME THE BEAST Chevrolet Camaro SS team will the same package that the series has utilized all season long. Reddick is not alone as less than half the field entered for Saturday’s race had competed at theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Motorsports Christmas shouldn’t be taken away from the fans, who have a day to celebrate their favorite sport. There’s an outlandish statement Ken Willis from The Daytona Beach News-Journal made about the Indianapolis 500 should be moved to Saturday and the Coca-Cola 600 staying on Sunday or even moved to Memorial Day. It’s a joke and who can blame the people who feel this way. I understand the earlier days of the Indy 500 had the “Never on Sunday” rule, but we’re beyond past thoseRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service CONCORD, N.C. – Martin Truex Jr. survived an early brush with the outside wall and a frenetic restart with five laps left to win Sunday night’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. On a race that featured 16 cautions—most since the record 22 in 2005—Truex made a four-wide pass to the inside coming off Turn 2 on Lap 396 of 400 at the 1.5-mile track and beat runner-up Joey Logano to the finish line by .330 seconds. The victory was Truex’s third of theRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent CONCORD, N.C. – A wild night at Charlotte Motor Speedway leaves Ricky Stenhouse Jr with a top-five finish. The Roush Fenway Racing driver lined up inside the top-five on the final restart of the Coca-Cola 600. With five laps to go in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race, Stenhouse took advantage of the slower traffic of his teammate Ryan Newman and David Ragan. Although Stenhouse gained two positions in the chaos from his fellow Ford Performance drivers, he slipped behind eventual race winner MartinRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent CONCORD, N.C. – After he wrecked his Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 early, Chris Buescher rebounded to earn a top-10 finish in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600. Buescher had to climb through the field in his Kroger – Thrill of the Grill machine over the final 80 laps at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He picked off car after car as he inched his way towards the top-10. With 50 laps to go, Buescher finally broke into the top-10. However, Buescher bounced in and out ofRead More