Charlotte Motor Speedway Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It’s Bristol baby, All-Star edition! The 2020 NASCAR All-Star Race will have a whole new vibe as President and CEO of Speedway Motorsports Inc. Marcus Smith announced on NASCAR Race Hub Monday that Bristol Motor Speedway will now host the million-dollar event, replacing Charlotte Motor Speedway. Bristol becomes only the third-ever track to host the All-Star Race and the first since Atlanta Motor Speedway in 1986. The race date remains in tact, taking place on Wednesday, July 15 with FS1’s live coverage beginning at 7 p.m.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Justin Haley is simply focused on competing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series as there’s no sign of him running in the Cup Series anytime soon, including next month’s All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. When I asked about Haley’s plans of running the race due to last July’s upset victory in the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway, he confirmed during Thursday’s video conference the sport’s top level is not on his radar. “There’s no talk of any kind of Cup starts for me,”Read More
Staff Report, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced Thursday the next installment of events in its return to racing, featuring races at Pocono Raceway, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Kentucky Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway, Kansas Speedway and New Hampshire Motor Speedway. NASCAR returned to racing on May 17 at Darlington Raceway with a NASCAR Cup Series race that was won by Kevin Harvick. Since then, NASCAR has also raced twice at Charlotte Motor Speedway and then at Bristol Motor Speedway, and had previously announced races up through the weekend ofRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It was a superb effort for Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. and Austin Dillon, who finished fourth and eighth respectively in Thursday’s Alsco Uniforms 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Each scored their first top-10s since the second race of the season at Las Vegas three months ago and credited their crew chiefs for a job well done. Thursday’s stellar performances were much needed results as they’ve struggle to put a full race together where their speed is proven following their standout race. More so for Stenhouse, who’s hadRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Lightning struck near Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday night. Bad luck didn’t, where Chase Elliot was concerned. After two crushing defeats since the re-opening of NASCAR’s 2020 season May 17 at Darlington, Elliott got to the checkered flag without incident and won the rescheduled Alsco Uniforms 500 NASCAR Cup Series race at the 1.5-mile intermediate track. In an event contested at 500 kilometers (312 miles), Elliott passed fading Kevin Harvick for the lead on Lap 181 of 208 and cruised to a 2.208-second victoryRead 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 All the talk during Tuesday’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 was about the much anticipated $100,000 bounty battle between race winner Chase Elliott and the man he needed to beat which was Kyle Busch. However, third-place Zane Smith made some impressive noise of his own at Charlotte Motor Speedway. As Elliott went on to win the 134-lap NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race, Smith had the breakthrough race he has hoped for with a record-tying 40 trucks on the grid taking the green flag.Read More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service On his first try, the bounty hunter got his prey. In the closing laps of Tuesday night’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Chase Elliott held off a determined charge from Kyle Busch in the closing laps to earn the victory and a $100,000 bounty offered to any full-time NASCAR Cup Series driver who could beat Busch. Not bad for a guy who hadn’t competed in a NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race since 2017. Busch had won eachRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service In NASCAR’s new normal, with a Memorial Day race in a stretch of four national events in four days, Kyle Busch returned to the old normal—winning. But for Busch to secure his record 97th victory in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, the driver of the No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota had to make a last-lap pass of Austin Cindric, who blew past Busch during an overtime restart in Monday’s Alsco 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Helped by a spate of cautions over the finalRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Charlotte Motor Speedway remains frustrating for Austin Cindric following a third-place finish in Monday’s Alsco 300 after leading 30 of 203 laps. The frustration was due to how close he was of capturing his first-ever NASCAR Xfinity Series oval victory and making it 2-for-2 for Team Penske at Charlotte. More so, losing the race to Kyle Busch on the final lap as neither driver lifted in that intense battle. “I am really proud of this team. We were talking about it on the drive to theRead More