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By David Morgan, Associate Editor Kevin Harvick has come close to winning at Kentucky Speedway over the years only to fall short in the end and Sunday’s Quaker State 400 was yet another example of how elusive a victory at the 1.5-mile track has been for the 2014 NASCAR Cup Series champion. Coming into the race with the momentum of two wins in the two weeks prior, Harvick would be looking to finally get the monkey off his back at Kentucky, but despite his third-place start, handling issues quickly came intoRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service NASCAR Cup Series rookie Cole Custer pulled off a daring four-wide pass for the lead on the final lap to earn the victory in Sunday’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway – the first rookie to win in NASCAR’s premier series in four years. Custer, who restarted fifth on a restart with two laps to go, made his way forward – daring to go high on track to the outside of a three-wide challenge for the lead among Martin Truex Jr., Ryan Blaney andRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It was a banner day for Stewart-Haas Racing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Sunday as three out of its four cars finished in the top-five with Kevin Harvick scoring his third Brickyard 400 victory. Aric Almirola crossed the line in third while Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender Cole Custer finished a career-high fifth. SHR’s trio survived the 161-lap madness Indy provided as tire issues eliminated several top contenders, including Denny Hamlin who was leading with 8 to go. When the dust finally settled, it was HarvickRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service In an action-filled afternoon of NASCAR Cup Series racing in Sunday’s Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 Powered by Big Machine Records, Kevin Harvick held off the field in a overtime sprint to the finish line to earn his fourth victory of the season, and his second consecutive and third overall win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. To celebrate the big victory, Harvick and his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford team climbed the front grandstand fence – reminiscent of the fence celebration his team owner, IndianaRead More

Posted On February 28, 2020By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, Monster Energy Cup

Friday Fontana Notebook

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Jimmie Johnson brings vivid memories in return to home track FONTANA, Calif. – Eighteen years ago, Jimmie Johnson came to Auto Club Speedway with no job security. This weekend, Johnson returns to the two-mile track for his last ride as a full-time NASCAR Cup Series driver with 83 victories, seven championships and nothing left to prove. That wasn’t the case in 2002 in his first season with Hendrick Motorsports. Despite assurances to the contrary, Johnson thought he was on a short leash with theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer 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: 21 Years in Cup: Rookie Career Wins: Nine in Xfinity Series and Two in Truck Series Six years competing on the national tour has culminated to this pinnacle moment for Cole Custer. It feels like yesterday when Custer broke through with a win at Loudon in just his seventh Truck Series start at the tender age ofRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor HOMESTEAD, Fla. – The “Big Three” of the NASCAR Xfinity Series – Tyler Reddick, Christopher Bell, and Cole Custer – will be heading to the Cup Series in 2020, but before making the leap to the big leagues, the trio made sure their final season in the Xfinity Series was a memorable one. Reddick may have come away with the championship for the second-straight season, but all three were instrumental in shaping the landscape of NASCAR’s second tier series in 2019. The three combined forRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor HOMESTEAD, Fla. – When Tyler Reddick gets in the zone riding the high line at Homestead-Miami Speedway, he seems almost unstoppable. For a second straight year, the 23-year old ran inches from the wall in the closing laps of the Ford EcoBoost 300 to take the lead from Cole Custer with 19 laps to go and set sail en route to his second straight NASCAR Xfinity Series championship. While the other championship contenders found themselves getting into the wall trying to match Reddick’s pace, theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It might’ve been a chaotic final stage for third-place finisher Chase Briscoe, but he’ll leave Homestead-Miami Speedway knowing he’ll be this year’s Sunoco NASCAR Xfinity Series Rookie of the Year. Briscoe’s No. 98 Ford Performance Ford Mustang was strong in the opening two stages in Saturday’s Ford EcoBoost 300, battling with the Championship 4 contenders. Briscoe wound up scoring the stage win over his Stewart-Haas Racing teammate and title contender Cole Custer. The Mitchell, Indiana native backed up his momentum with fifth in the next stage.Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor HOMESTEAD, Fla. – One championship down, two to go. The NASCAR Xfinity Series is next up on the docket during Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway as the final four in NASCAR’s second tier series – Justin Allgaier, Christopher Bell, Cole Custer, and Tyler Reddick – will line up for a Saturday afternoon showdown to see which of them will come away with the championship hardware. Bell, Custer, and Reddick are all moving to the Cup Series in 2020, so this will be the lastRead More