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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Drivers beefing and rage quitting will define Sunday’s Food City Showdown at virtual Bristol Motor Speedway as the 150-lap race marred by crashes left-and-right. Once the smoke finally cleared, only one driver ended up with a smile and that was William Byron, who led 116 laps to claim the victory in the third race of the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series. His afternoon was so seamless that Byron’s only true pressure of the day came when he pitted for four fresh tires before the halfway point.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Timmy Hill’s unforgettable 2020 season continues by winning the O’Reilly Auto Parts 125 at the virtual Texas Motor Speedway Sunday, holding off a hard charging Ryan Preece by 0.050 seconds in overtime. Hill put the pedal to the metal and cleared Garrett Smithley before heading into the first turn. Preece put the pressure on Smithley and got by on the bottom, putting him in excellent position for the win. Coming to the final corner, Preece found a small yet grand opportunity to steal the win. However,Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – When the 62nd annual Daytona 500 takes the green flag on Sunday, the 40-car field will be without Daniel Suarez and Gaunt Brothers Racing. The No. 96 team, looking to run their first full-time season with Suarez as their driver, failed to post a fast enough lap during qualifying last Sunday, leaving the team with their work cut out for them as they would have to race their way in during the first of Thursday night’s Bluegreen Vacations Duel at Daytona. “WeRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Heading into tomorrow’s Bluegreen Vacations Duels at Daytona International Speedway, we already know that Justin Haley and Brendan Gaughan are locked in for the 62nd Daytona 500 after being the fastest open cars in last Sunday’s time trials. However, the biggest angle are those five guys on the outside looking in as only two spots are left. The immense pressure of racing among themselves to be the top guy in their respective Duel races is there but each their own story. InRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The youngest and the oldest driver on the grid have made “The Great American Race.” Both Justin Haley (age 20) and Brendan Gaughan (age 44) were not only the first two cars out to qualify, but they were fastest among the open cars during Sunday’s Daytona 500 qualifying and to each story is their own. For Haley, he was 31st fastest at 190.018 mph and the most recent NASCAR Cup Series winner at Daytona. Not only that, Haley making the field willRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The quest of to the 62nd Daytona 500 for Gaunt Brothers Racing began Tuesday as they finally confirmed Daniel Suarez will be piloting the No. 96 Toyota Camry with Coca-Cola and CommScope being his primary backings. Not only they’re working 24/7 on preparing a competitive car for “The Great American Race” (February 16), but they must either be among the fastest two non-charter teams in qualifying (February 9) or race their way in (February 13) as its the team’s first ever crack on a full-time NASCARRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor HOMESTEAD, Fla. – To say that Daniel Suarez was caught off guard by the news that he would be out of the No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford at season’s end would be an understatement. In fact, Suarez seemed as shocked as everyone else about the way everything played out and the steps that led to him being out and Cole Custer replacing him in the SHR Cup Series program. “I am a little disappointed,” Suarez said. “A lot of people have worked very hard onRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor HOMESTEAD, Fla. – The tagline of the NASCAR Xfinity Series is ‘Names are Made Here,’ but given the recent advancements of some of the series’ biggest stars, it should be ‘Moving on Up.’ Stewart-Haas Racing’s Cole Custer is the latest to make the move to the Cup Series in 2020, joining fellow championship contenders Tyler Reddick and Christopher Bell in NASCAR’s top division next year. Reports of Custer’s move broke out on Thursday, but the driver of the No. 00 Ford shrugged off the news,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer FORT WORTH, Texas — Stewart-Haas Racing made Texas Motor Speedway their own playground after the four-car stable led 245 of 334 laps and had a 1-2-3 finish in Sunday’s AAA Texas 500. Among the top-three finishers was Daniel Suarez, who backed up his third-place result from the spring race with yet another third as his No. 41 Walmart Family Mobile Ford Mustang wowed his fan club “Daniel’s Amigos” by leading 25 laps. Having people Suarez cares about support him at the 1.5-mile circuit and with theRead More