NASCAR Cup Series Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into February’s running of the Daytona 500. Age: 28 Years in Cup: Five Career Wins: Zero “I’m not done yet. Something will come open. It’s going to happen. I’m here to win. Something’s going to come open.” Those are the words Matt DiBenedetto said after his greatest drive of his ongoing roller coaster NASCAR career during last August’s memorable Bristol Night Race. The sport’s favorite underdog led 93 of 500Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into February’s running of the Daytona 500. Age: 27 Years in Cup: Five Career Wins: One Cup Series win, three Xfinity Series wins Accomplishments: 2012 ARCA championship, 2015 Xfinity Series championship After a four-year absence, Chris Buescher is headed back home to Roush Fenway Racing in 2020, taking over in the No. 17 Ford that had been driven by Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. since 2013. Before he climbs behindRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into February’s running of the Daytona 500. Age: 29 Years in Cup: Seven Career Wins: Two Austin Dillon’s 2019 campaign can be described as ambivalent. On one side, his playoff streak of three consecutive snapped as he struggled finding consistency on race days as shown with a dip on his average finish from 17.5 in 2018 to 19.5. Add insult to injury, he failed toRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into February’s running of the Daytona 500. Age: 25 Years in Cup: Rookie Career Wins: Seven Truck Series wins, 16 Xfinity Series wins Accomplishments: 2017 Truck Series championship Welcome to the big show, Christopher Bell. After working his way through the Toyota driver development pipeline over the past five years, the Norman, Oklahoma native finally gets his shot in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2020, taking over theRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor The much maligned aerodynamic packages that were rolled out for the NASCAR Cup Series last year are getting a facelift heading into 2020 — at least on the short tracks and road courses. Last season, the aero packages were split between a 750 horsepower package that ran on oval tracks one-mile or shorter and road courses, along with a 550 horsepower package that ran the remainder of the schedule. The massive eight-inch spoiler and other aerodynamic devices had a negative effect on the racing atRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into February’s running of the Daytona 500. Age: 32 Years in Cup: Seven Career Wins: Two Accomplishments: 2x Xfinity Series champion (2011 and 2012) The year 2019 was indeed forgettable for Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., who had his worst Cup Series season in recent memory. Stenhouse’s lone top-five was in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte, where he finished fifth. One of the few times in his careerRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into February’s running of the Daytona 500. Age: 27 Years in Cup: Four Career Wins: One Xfinity Series win, Three Truck Series wins When it comes to some of the smaller teams in the garage area, year over year improvement is one of the biggest goals for all involved. For Germain Racing and Ty Dillon, it was mission accomplished in 2019 as they had one ofRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into February’s running of the Daytona 500. Age: 24 Years in Cup: Rookie Career Wins: Nine Xfinity Series wins and Three Truck Series wins Accomplishments: 2x Xfinity Series champion (2018 and 2019) Heading into the 2019 season, few expected Tyler Reddick being a guy that would set the NASCAR world on fire after leaving JR Motorsports for Richard Childress Racing in the Xfinity Series, which manyRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into February’s running of the Daytona 500. Age: 29 Years in Cup: Two Career Wins: Two NASCAR Xfinity Series wins Not too long ago, Ryan Preece was just looking to make a name for himself in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, landing a part-time ride with Joe Gibbs Racing and hoping to make the most of it. Two wins later, Preece parlayed that success into a full-time slotRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor The list of drivers and teams with their sights set on making it into the field for the 62nd running of the Daytona 500 continues to grow. On Friday, two more drivers announced their intentions to compete in the Great American Race. First came the announcement from David Ragan, who retired from full-time racing in the NASCAR Cup Series last year. The 34-year old native of Unadilla, Georgia will pilot the No. 36 Ford Mustang in the Great American Race, with sponsorship from Select BlindsRead More