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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Ever wonder how NASCAR would either benefit or become a detriment if they have a graduate level system to where performance and actions defines a competitor’s future in the sport? That’s what I got from Brad Keselowski’s comments following Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Following a ninth-place finish, Keselowski had a lot to say about NASCAR needing to police drivers, making it pretty obvious he was referring to Quin Houff, on whether or not they’re capable of competing in the sport’s highestRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Multi-time Indianapolis 500 starter James Davison’s much talked about NASCAR Cup Series debut will have to wait another time. The Australian confirmed Thursday that he’ll no longer pilot the No. 77 Chevrolet for Spire Motorsports for this Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Instead, the ride will now be piloted by B.J. McLeod, who forgoes his own No. 78 Chevrolet to make the switch possible. Due to this, Garrett Smithley will run McLeod’s own car after getting the okay from Rick Ware Racing. Wow! This wasRead 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 Luis Torres, Staff Writer Clint Bowyer is heading into Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 125 at the virtual Texas Motor Speedway with a positive mindset, knowing that everyone is making the most of a very tumultuous times in our society due to the COVID-19 health crisis. Not only he’ll be competing in the second eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series event, but also provides in-car coverage for the FOX NASCAR telecast where he gets a different perspective than his peers who either have years of experience in simulation racing like William ByronRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The virtual world of NASCAR took center stage and it definitely didn’t disappoint as three-time Daytona 500 champion Denny Hamlin held off Dale Earnhardt, Jr. to win the first-ever eNASCAR/iRacing Pro Invitational Series race at the virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway Sunday. Coming to the white flag, Dale Jr. had the advantage over Hamlin as he controlled the more gripped bottom lane, but Hamlin wouldn’t be denied as he had fresher tires after pitting late in the race despite being on the top groove. Hamlin’s No. 11 FedExRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer AVONDALE, Arizona — Hours removed from NASCAR penalizing Bubba Wallace 50 driver points and fined $50,000 for admitting that he deliberately spun out in last Sunday’s AAA Texas 500, several Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers were asked about their take of his penalty. Among those vocal from the very beginning was Kyle Larson, who felt it was clear as day that it was on purpose. After qualifying fifth for tomorrow’s Bluegreen Vacations 500 at ISM Raceway, Larson hopes the message will be sent to everyRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A “Rumble in the Sunflower State” went down in Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway as second-place finisher Tyler Reddick was confronted by a heated Cole Custer. Custer, who finished 11th, said to Reddick that “he can be a dumb fuck” and laid his right hand on Reddick’s left shoulder, the latter didn’t appreciate the action resulting in a throw down between them. Take a look at what happened between @ColeCuster and @TylerReddick on pit road at @kansasspeedway. #NASCARPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/Ys8TDtooVn — NASCAR Xfinity (@NASCAR_Xfinity) OctoberRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent CONCORD, N.C. – The Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway lived up to its’ reputation as A.J. Allmendinger and Christopher Bell were fastest in two eventful NASCAR Xfinity Series practices. Bell’s No. 20 Rheem / Gemaire Toyota Supra ran a 98.853 MPH, 1:24.489 second lap. Austin Cindric, who had extra seat time filling-in for Michael McDowell in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice was second fastest in the No. 22 Money Lion Ford Mustang. Almendinger was third on the speed charts for the Drive for theRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent One year removed from his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut, Garrett Smithley returns to Michigan International Speedway with Victory Lane Quick Oil Change and Premium Motorsports. The FireKeepers Casino 400 will mark Smithley’s seventh career Cup Series race. It will be just his second with the Jay Robinson-owned Premium Motorsports. Smithley will replace his JD Motorsports teammate Ross Chastain in the No. 15 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. Smithley will also compete in the NASCAR Xfinity Series LTi Printing 250 with Victory Lane Quick Oil ChangeRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Garrett Smitley will have a familiar sponsorship adorned in his NASCAR rides as Victory Lane Quick Oil Change returns as a primary sponsorship for three Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and three Xfinity Series races this season. The Michigan based company will be in Smithley’s Spire Motorsports No. 77 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for both Michigan races and at the fall Texas race in November. On the Xfinity side, it’ll be in his JD Motorsports’ No. 0 Camaro at Kentucky, the Charlotte Roval and Phoenix. Additionally,Read More