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Erik Jones
FORT WORTH, Texas—Teenager Erik Jones turned his first NASCAR XFINITY Series pole  at Texas Motor Speedway into his first series victory Friday night, schooling NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars Brad Keselowski and Dale Earnhardt Jr. en route to the checkered flag in the 19th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts 300. Jones, 18, held off Keselowski on a restart on Lap 175 of the scheduled 200 around TMS’ high-banked, 1.5-mile quad-oval for a margin of victory of 1.624-seconds in the first night race of the season. Jones’ first series win came inRead More
Joey Logano now has a win in each of NASCAR’s three premier series.

Posted On March 28, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Trucks

Logano Wins Wild Truck Race in Martinsville

MARTINSVILE, Va.—Race runner-up Matt Crafton said Joey Logano barreled into Turn 1 on the final restart “like he was shot out of a cannon.” Ducking to the inside with the accelerator mashed was the move Logano, the Coors Light Pole Award winner, had to make to vault from third to first and win Saturday’s Kroger 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway in an event that went eight circuits past its posted distance of 250 laps. Logano led 150 laps in winning the first NCWTS race ofRead More
Kevin Harvick wins the Drive4Clots.com 300.
FONTANA, Calif.—It’s about time to start reserving a spot on the NASCAR podium for Kevin Harvick. With a dominating victory in Saturday’s Drive4Clots.com 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race, Harvick won his second race of the season, his first at Auto Club Speedway and the 46th of his career, third-most all-time. Incredibly, Harvick scored his 28th consecutive top 10 in the XFINITY Series, dating to 2013. With two victories and two seconds in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this year to go with two wins and a third in the XFINITYRead More

Posted On March 14, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Xfinity

Logano Scorches XFINITY Field in Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz.—Joey Logano summed up his dominating victory in one word. “Finally!” Logano exclaimed after taking the checkered flag in Saturday’s Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter. 200 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Phoenix International Raceway. Logano had reason to be frustrated. He had finished second in his last four XFINITY Series starts, the last three after winning the pole. And the driver of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford hadn’t been to Victory Lane in the series since Sept. 28, 2013 at Dover International Speedway. On Saturday, however, Logano won theRead More

Posted On February 28, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Trucks

Matt Crafton Dominates the Field in Atlanta Truck Win

HAMPTON, Ga.—There’s no letup in Matt Crafton. The two-time defending NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion, Crafton charged to the front from his 15th-place starting position and ran away from the rest of the field in Saturday’s Hyundai Construction Equipment 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. At the end of a 74-lap green flag run—the longest in NCWTS history at Atlanta—Crafton crossed the finish line 8.752 seconds ahead of runner-up Ty Dillon. Keystone Light Polesitter Ben Kennedy came home third, a distant 10.275 seconds behind the race winner. Daniel Suarez finishedRead More
Matt Crafton
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – After a vicious crash left Joe Gibbs Racing’s Kyle Busch with a right lower leg compound fracture and a left mid-foot fracture, the team has decided to put defending Camping World Truck Series champion Matt Crafton in the No. 18 M&M’s Toyota for the Daytona 500. The source is a person close to the team and wished to keep their anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the situation. Crafton and Busch have familiarity among the Toyota Racing family in the Truck Series, Busch withRead More

Posted On February 21, 2015By Joey BarnesIn Monster Energy Cup

Kyle Busch Injured, Will Miss Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Following a vicious crash in a NASCAR Xfintiy Series race at Daytona, Sprint Cup star Kyle Busch is ruled out of the 57th annual Daytona 500. The extent of his injuries are unconfirmed to this point, but was receiving attention to his right leg by the track medical personnel at the site of the crash. Busch was put on a stretcher and transported to Halifex Medical Center and is currently still being evaluated. The crash happened on lap 113 while Busch was running fourth of theRead More

Posted On February 21, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Xfinity

Reed Strikes at Right Time in Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—With a spectacular last-lap move to the inside, not to mention a timely shove from Roush Fenway Raceway teammate Chris Buescher, Ryan Reed stormed to his first NASCAR XFINITY Series victory in Saturday’s Alert Today Florida 300 at Daytona International Speedway. “Oh, my God, we won Daytona!” exulted Reed, who has overcome a diagnosis of Type I diabetes to drive full-time in the XFINITY Series. Buescher finished second, .089 seconds behind, with Ty Dillon, Austin Dillon and Brad Keselowski claiming positions three through five. Keselowski was leading atRead More

Posted On February 20, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Trucks

Reddick Survives Wild Truck Race at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—As trucks fanned out four-wide behind him, Tyler Reddick took the first checkered flag of his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career in Friday night’s NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway. Behind the race winner, Erik Jones charged to the outside to grab the runner-up spot, followed by Scott Lagasse Jr. and Austin Theriault, Reddick’s Brad Keselowski Racing teammate. Teamwork between the two BKR trucks was crucial to Reddick’s maiden win. “I just had all the confidence in the world in our trucks going into theRead More