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By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer BRISTOL, Tenn. – The carnage started early in Saturday night’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. It all started when Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points leader Kyle Busch broke loose while battling Ryan Blaney on lap 2, and by the time all was said and done, 12 more cars slid and spun into the multi-car incident. When the dust settled, the damage for AJ Allmendinger, Darrell ‘Bubba’ Wallace, Jr., Gray Gaulding, Michael McDowell was terminal. For Busch, the damage costRead More

Posted On August 16, 2018By Seth EggertIn Breaking News, Headline News, Trucks

Climbing the Ladder: Stefan Parsons

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer BRISTOL, Tenn. – For this week’s edition of Climbing the Ladder, Seth Eggert sat down with Stefan Parsons at Bristol Motor Speedway. The 20-year-old competes in Late Model competition and for Premium Motorsports in the No. 15 Phoenix Construction Chevrolet Silverado. Seth Eggert: Why did you follow your Hall of Fame Uncle, Benny Parsons, and your father, Phil Parsons’ footsteps into Motorsports? Stefan Parsons: “Ever since I was little, I’ve been at a racetrack. It was the only thing that I’ve ever known. I’ve literally only known racing.Read More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer  A calm final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice for the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 turned violent for Michael McDowell. With just under 30 minutes left in the session, the Front Row Motorsports driver spun into the outside wall in turn three at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. McDowell’s team will go to a back-up car for Sunday’s race. McDowell never sensed that something was wrong with his No. 34 Starkey Hearing Foundation Ford Fusion on just his seventh lap of the session. When he braked,Read More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor DAYTONA BEACH, Florida – It’s safe to say Chase Elliott has a knack for restrictor plate qualifying as the driver of the No. 9 Chevrolet laid down a blistering lap of 194.095 mph to score his fourth career pole in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, all of which have come at either Daytona or Talladega. “I didn’t know it was that fast,” said Elliott. “Our Hooters Chevy has been nice all weekend.  We made a couple of changes actually at the end of that lastRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer SONOMA, California — Kurt Busch wasted no time during Friday’s final practice at Sonoma Raceway, scorching the fastest time of the session at 76.163 seconds (94.061 mph), edging Denny Hamlin by 0.040 seconds. Martin Truex, Jr., Jamie McMurray, Kevin Harvick, Chris Buescher, Brad Keselowski, Trevor Bayne, Aric Almirola, and Michael McDowell rounded out the top-10. Bayne, who was in the bottom eighth during morning practice, drastically improved this session and ended up eighth quickest. Sonoma marks Bayne’s his first start since Dover in May. WithRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer  For the fifth year in a row, the GoPro Motorplex, a go-kart track located in Mooresville, N.C. and co-owned by Michael McDowell, brought NASCAR fans and drivers together as part of the 600 Festival. The Little 600 saw the fifth different winner in the events’ history with ARCA Racing Series regular Sheldon Creed taking the victory. Creed beat fellow West Coast racers Noah Gragson (NASCAR Camping World Truck Series) and Zane Smith (ARCA) to take the win. Creed had some help taking the victory. RaceRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer BRISTOL, Tenn. – The final practice for the Food City 500 had several different Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers inside the top-10. David Ragan set the fastest lap early in session at Bristol Motor Speedway. Ragan ran a 15.051 second, 127.487 mph lap in the No. 38 The Pete Store Ford Fusion. He out-paced Hendrick Motorsports’ Chase Elliott by 0.049 seconds. Denny Hamlin was third fastest with Kurt Busch fourth fastest. Ragan’s Front Row Motorsports teammate, Michael McDowell was fifth fastest. McDowell earned bothRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer BRISTOL, Tenn. – Congestion and patience were the stories of Busch Pole qualifying for the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. For the third time in history, the Busch brothers, swept the front row. Kyle Busch won the pole each time. Kyle beat his older brother Kurt Busch by 0.002 seconds to score his 29thcareer Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pole position. “It was you know tough going years ago obviously for a few times,” Kyle Busch said about racing with Kurt, “but latelyRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season for the top-30 drivers in the series leading into next month’s 60th running of the Daytona 500. Age: 33 Years in Cup: 10 Career Wins: One Xfinity Series win After spending the last four seasons driving for Leavine Family Racing, Michael McDowell has a new home for the upcoming 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series campaign – Front Row Motorsports. McDowell’s new tenure with Front Row won’t be the first timeRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer Two of the remaining questions for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season have been answered. Front Row Motorsports announced that David Ragan will return to the organization and that Michael McDowell will replace the departing Landon Cassill. 2018 will be Ragan’s fifth year with the organization and McDowell’s first full season. Ragan earned the organization’s first victory at Talladega Superspeedway in dramatic fashion in 2013. He has also earned eight of the organization’s 14 top-10s. In 2017, Ragan scored three top-10s, the mostRead More