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By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Now that the 2018 NASCAR season is complete and the year is drawing to a close, we’ll take this opportunity to take a look back at the year that was. On the docket today is Part One of the 10 most memorable moments of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. 20 Years Later: Austin Dillon Returns No. 3 to Daytona 500 Victory Lane In 1998, Dale Earnhardt finally broke through with his first win in the Daytona 500 after coming so close for so manyRead More

Posted On December 21, 2018By Seth EggertIn Breaking News, Headline News, Xfinity

Cole Custer Reflects on 2018 Season

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer NASCAR Xfinity Series regular Cole Custer had a career season in 2018. The Stewart-Haas Racing driver was among the most consistent throughout the season, making the Championship Four for the first time. Custer earned his second career victory at Texas Motor Speedway, securing a spot in the Championship Four after narrowly missing it in 2017. On his way to making the Playoffs and competing for a Championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the 20-year-old earned 14 top-fives, 26 top-10s, and a series-leading six pole positions. Although pitRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series prepares for their season finale as four drivers battle it out for the championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday. For Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr., this is a chance to further their legend with a second title, while Joey Logano attempts to capture his maiden championship. Our friends from Mobil 1 The Grid produced an overview on the playoff journey to the final race of the 2018 campaign.Read More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Even with a penalty causing him to start from the rear of the South Point 400, Austin Dillon flew under the radar at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. With nine of the 16 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Grid drivers involved in incidents, Dillon quietly kept his nose out of trouble. Dillon finished just outside the Top-10 after being forced to climb through the field throughout the race. Halfway into the first stage, his No. 3 Dow Frost Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 finally caught up to JimmieRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor All year long, the talk of the NASCAR world has revolved around the “Big Three” and everyone wondering who would be the fourth driver to join then in the championship race at Homestead in November. Well, that question has been answered and it’s Brad Keselowski. Prior to the last few weeks, two drivers in the “Big Three”, Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch, had delivered a three-peat of wins, and now that group has a new member in Keselowski. In addition to making it three in aRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor When looking at the 10 races that make up the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs, Sunday’s South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway would not have been the one many circled to give the drivers competing for the championship the most issues, but by the time the checkered flag flew, more than half of the 16 playoff drivers ran into problems of some sort. Kyle Larson kicked things off with a blown tire early in Stage 1, but luckily for him, he was ableRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Team Penske’s Ryan Blaney was among those starting the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs strong. The third-year driver avoided the misfortunes of most Playoff Grid drivers to finish fifth in the South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Over the course of the final restarts, Blaney’s No. 12 PPG Ford Fusion was in tow with his Team Penske teammates. In the chaotic scramble in overtime he battled three-wide with Kyle Larson and defending champion Martin Truex, Jr. While Larson and Truex chasedRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service LAS VEGAS – In a war of attrition that caused a multitude of problems for the majority of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff contenders, Brad Keselowski emerged unscathed with his third straight victory in the series and the 500th triumph for Team Penske in all forms of racing combined. Sunday’s South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the Playoff opener for NASCAR’s foremost series, went to overtime, lasting five laps longer than the scheduled 267. But Keselowski held the top spot through threeRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Not even halfway through the opening race for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs and two drivers contending for the championship will leave Las Vegas with Lady Luck not on their side. On lap 147 in Sunday’s South Point 400, Kevin Harvick, who entered the day as the co-points leader suffered a blown tire in Turn 1 sending him hard into the outside wall and collecting fellow playoff driver Erik Jones in the process. The crash would relegate Harvick and Jones to 37th and 38th,Read More

Posted On September 15, 2018By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, Xfinity

NASCAR Xfinity Series 12-Driver Playoff Field Set

By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service LAS VEGAS – The NASCAR Xfinity Series regular season finale at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was high action and great drama with a first time winner in Ross Chastain and the 12 championship eligible drivers entering the race maintaining their contention for the opening round of the Playoffs, which begin next week at Richmond, Va. Chastain’s Chip Ganassi Racing No. 42 Chevrolet held off five-time season winner Justin Allgaier and fellow Playoff bound driver Cole Custer for his first career victory in 132 NASCAR XfinityRead More