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By David Morgan, Associate Editor As crew chief Harry Hogge once said in the movie Days of Thunder, “Tires is what wins races,” and that was never truer than in Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. For the first time in three years, the spring date on the half-mile high banked oval in East Tennessee was back on its concrete surface and back to the Bristol we all know and love, but this time around the NASCAR Cup Series teams and drivers would have to go into gladiator modeRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into February’s running of the Daytona 500. Age: 39 Years in Cup: 16 Career Wins: 37 For the third time in his career, Denny Hamlin made it to the championship finale with a shot at the NASCAR Cup Series title, but like each time before, ultimately fell short at the end and had to watch as another driver hoisted the championship trophy. However, this time around wasRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent *Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into next month’s 61st running of the Daytona 500. Age: 38 Years in Cup: 13 Career Wins: 31 Biggest Accomplishment: 2016 Daytona 500 Winner Despite having speed throughout the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, Denny Hamlin saw his worst results since 2013. For the first time in his full-time career, he went winless in the No. 11 FedEx Toyota Camry. Twice, the Joe Gibbs RacingRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer BRISTOL, Tenn. – In racing, sometimes you have to take a gamble as Brandon Jones and his team did. Jones fought hard trying to score his first-career NASCAR Xfinity Series victory in the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway, but it was not meant to be. On the final restart, Jones restarted on the outside in the No. 19 Menards / Turtle Wax Toyota Camry. His crew chief, Chris Gabehart elected to put on just left-side tires, leaving the 127-lap old right-side tiresRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer In his first of just two scheduled NASCAR Xfinity Series starts, Ryan Preece finishes second in the Overton’s 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Preece impressed in both qualifying and the race, starting up front and finishing up front. In fact, he was one of only six to finish on the lead lap. Preece ran up front all day long in the No. 20 Mohawk Northeast Toyota Camry. He even challenging his teammate, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular Kyle Busch, as well as CupRead More
By NASCAR Wire Service Following a tough-luck 31st-place finish in the season-opener at Daytona, 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Erik Jones is beginning to hit his stride in his first full-time NASCAR XFINITY Series season. The 20-year-old NASCAR Next alum has produced a third-place finish in each of the last two races, jumping from 22nd in the points standings to seventh, 20 notches behind leader Daniel Suárez. Jones will attempt to continue his ascent up the standings and try to capture the first berth in the 12-driver, four-roundRead More