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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Ryan Newman has had the reputable trait of being the hardest competitor to battle in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway was no different as that aggression led to his first top-10 with Roush Fenway Racing after scoring a ninth-place result. “It was a good run for us,” said Newman. “We had a car better than what we finished.” “The Rocket Man” showed strong and consistent pace all afternoon, running inside the top-five for a majority ofRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Chaos ensued in the opening laps of Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee, where it collected multiple cars but only one wasn’t able to continue and that’s Aric Almirola’s No. 10 Shazam! Ford Mustang, who’s top-10 streak at six ended and pending on post-race inspection, he’ll take 37th place. Almirola started in sixth and right out of the gate, moving up to third after the first lap. Then coming into Turn 2, Almirola was running the high line and targeted on passingRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Justin Allgaier’s demoralizing NASCAR Xfinity Series season takes another steep hit after a mechanical failure led to a cut right front tire resulted in a 30th place finish during Saturday’s Alsco 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee. Not only Allgaier’s second DNF damaged his bid of turning his year around, but also his armored spirit as the 2010 Bristol winner couldn’t believe his No. 7 Armour Vienna Sausage Chevrolet Camaro all of sudden gave up when it appeared he was going to score his 11th XfinityRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer “Two Doors Down” was probably Tyler Reddick’s main tune out of the Dolly Parton discography, as it was nothing but the number two that truly defined his afternoon in Saturday’s Alsco 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway as his No. 2 pink and white Dolly Parton Chevrolet Camaro started and finished all three stages in second, even ended up second in laps led and in the Dash4Cash. “It’s funny because we were two in Stage 1, two in Stage 2, and we finished second in Stage 3,”Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Darrell Waltrip is one of only four broadcasters (the others being Mike Joy, Larry McReynolds and Matt Yocum) that’s been with FOX NASCAR since its inception in 2001. Now after 19 seasons, the NASCAR Hall of Famer announced Thursday that he’ll hang up his headsets for the final time after the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway June 23. Over the past few days, fans and media members alike have been locked into a huge social media battle regarding their views on the three-time Cup SeriesRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Joe Gibbs Racing announced Monday that current NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series rookie points leader Harrison Burton has signed an eight-race deal to run in the Xfinity Series this season, driving the No. 18 DEX Imaging Toyota Supra, beginning at Bristol Motor Speedway this Saturday. Following Bristol, Burton will also run at Iowa Speedway (June 16), New Hampshire Motor Speedway (July 20), Richmond Raceway (Sept. 20), the Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway (Sept. 28), Dover International Speedway (Oct. 5), Kansas Speedway (Oct. 19), and Texas Motor SpeedwayRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Friday was “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” for all four Stewart-Haas Racing drivers after going through the ropes with NASCAR’s latest qualifying format. Fast forward to Sunday, all four drivers delivered stellar results in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway in Ft. Worth, but each had an adventurous day that became one fascinating tale to the next. Out of the four SHR drivers, Clint Bowyer stole Friday’s headlines after letting out his raw emotions about the latest system after Ryan NewmanRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer From a dominant hero last week at Martinsville to near absolute zero at the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway Sunday for Brad Keselowski after a sudden mechanical issue knocked him out of contention from scoring back-to-back wins and finished 36th. Keselowski’s woes capped off a miserable weekend after failing to finish Saturday’s Xfinity Series race due to an accident that was beyond repairable. Despite a frustrating Saturday, Keselowski had hoped to turn things around and build the momentum he has in Cup afterRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Turn 1 at Texas Motor Speedway has become calamity corner this weekend, and it bit both Cole Custer and Brandon Jones on Lap 131 when they tangled while battling for the fourth spot during Saturday’s My Bariatric Solutions 300 and finished outside the top-30 for the first time this season. Prior to their encounter, both competitors had a dramatic race, due in most part they had near scares that could’ve possibly impacted their outcomes earlier. For Jones, who was having another strong run in his No. 19Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Qualifying in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series has become the true hot bed of controversy in recent weeks. Many drivers have been critical, but for one team, they’re as vocal than most and that’s Stewart-Haas Racing, who’s quartet competitors of Aric Almirola, Clint Bowyer, Kevin Harvick and Daniel Suarez endured the emotions and drama the latest qualifying format provided Friday at Texas Motor Speedway. The best way to describe the session is none other than Clint Eastwood’s classic 1966 film “The Good, the Bad andRead More