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By David Morgan, Associate Editor TALLADEGA, Ala. – Uncertainty surrounded the first day of on-track activity at Talladega Superspeedway, with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series getting their first glimpse at the new post-restrictor plate aero package that will be used at the 2.66-mile facility as well as Daytona for the foreseeable future. The new package features a tapered spacer instead of a restrictor plate, making it the first race since 1987 to feature the horsepower sapping device. To counteract the increase in horsepower, about 100 more than the teamsRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent *Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into next month’s 61st running of the Daytona 500. Age: 33 Years in Cup: 12 Career Wins: Two Although the 2018 on-track results fail to show it, David Ragan had his best Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season since 2011 as the veteran driver finished 25th in the final championship standings. In 2018, Ragan earned just one top-10 finish, at the spring race at Talladega Superspeedway. The seasonRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent *Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into next month’s 61st running of the Daytona 500. Age: 22 Years in Cup: Rookie Season Career Wins: Zero Coming off of a career season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Matt Tifft will move up to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2019. The Hinckley, Ohio native will move from the Chevrolet Camaros of Richard Childress Racing to Front Row Motorsports’ brand new Ford Mustangs. ForRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Matt Tifft is moving up to the big leagues in 2019 as Front Row Motorsports announced Tuesday that he would be joining the organization’s three-car effort in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, piloting the team’s No. 36 entry full-time. The 22-year old native of Hinckley, Ohio will be joined by David Ragan and Michael McDowell in the team’s other two Ford Mustangs. “Today is a huge moment in my career, announcing my move to the Cup series,” said Tifft. “This has been a dream ofRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service AVONDALE, Ariz. – In a Playoff round that has been feast or famine for Christopher Bell, the driver of the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry gorged to his heart’s content on Saturday at ISM Raceway. Starting from 38th, Bell roared through the field to win the Whelen Trusted To Perform 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race and advance to the Nov. 17 season championship finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Faced with a must-win situation entering the Round of 8 elimination race, Bell did exactly that.Read More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer It’s the 32nd race of the season, and the fifth of the Playoffs. Five full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars have combined to score 14 victories as the series returns to ISM Raceway for the Whelen Trusted to Perform 200. The continued Playoff battle and stage racing are just some of the storylines heading into this weekend. Coverage for the Whelen Trusted to Perform 200 is scheduled to start Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET. ISM Raceway has been on the schedule since the 1999 season. It has hostedRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer It’s the 31st race of the season, and the fourth of the Playoffs. Four full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars have combined to score 13 victories. The Series returns to Texas Motor Speedway for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300. The continued Playoff battle and stage racing are just some of the storylines heading into the 31st race of the season. Coverage for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge is scheduled to start Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET. Texas has been on the schedule since the 1997 season. It has hostedRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer In spite of surviving the mayhem, Tyler Reddick will leave Kansas Speedway a bit shameful after being denied a possible top-three finish in Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300. Throughout the 200-lap contest, Reddick had one of his finest races this season, running in the top-five for much of the afternoon and ended up sixth in Stage 1, followed by a stellar fourth in Stage 2. While quiet, his eyes were set on a top-three result, which he hasn’t achieved thus far in the playoffs, and notRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer It’s the 30th race of the season, and the fourth of the Playoffs. Four full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars have combined to score 13 victories. The Xfinity Series returns to Kansas Speedway for the Kansas Lottery 300. The continued Playoff battle and stage racing are just some of the storylines heading into the 30th race of the season. Coverage for the Kansas Lottery 300 is scheduled to start Saturday at 3:00 p.m. ET. Kansas has been on the schedule since the track opened in 2001. It has hostedRead More
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By Matt Tifft, Driver Columnist Editor’s note: Matt Tifft, driver of the No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro for Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, shares his 2018 campaign with Motorsports Tribune as he aims for a shot at the championship.  Advancing to the Round of 8 in our 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs campaign was a definite goal of ours, and now that we’ve achieved that it’s time for us to focus on maximizing this opportunity to make it to the Championship Four and contend for the title at Homestead-Miami Speedway.Read More