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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season have proven to be a year Ross Chastain has had superb outings or making enemies on the track. Notably, with Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin. Now the latest victim in the eyes of the Cup competitors was Hamlin’s teammate Kyle Busch. During Sunday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway, Chastain had won the opening stage but would have an up and down afternoon from there. Rather than being an early contender being the headline, it was the battle betweenRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A day removed from Sunday’s controversial M&M’s Fan Appreciation 400 at Pocono, Joe Gibbs Racing announced they won’t appeal the double disqualification involving Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch. After their drivers crossed the line 1-2, NASCAR found issues on the front facia of both Toyota Camrys. It affected the aerodynamics which led the sanctioning body no choice but strip Hamlin and Busch from their top-two results. Wally Brown, the team’s Director of Competition, issued the following statement regarding why they won’t appeal NASCAR’s decision: “In ourRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer After a Stage 3 spin, Ryan Blaney was able to bounce back to finish third in Sunday’s Ally 400 at Nashville Superspeedway. Throughout the 300-lap race, Blaney was consistently in the top-10 and racked up 10 stage points to his name with a third-place outing in Stage 1 being the highlight. Despite having a solid run, Blaney struggled matching the pace the Joe Gibbs Racing trio of Martin Truex, Jr., who won the first two stages, Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin, laid on the competition. TheyRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Another instance of “what might’ve been” for Chase Briscoe following a fourth-place finish in the five-plus hour Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Sunday. Similar to the battle with Tyler Reddick in the Bristol Dirt Race early in the season, Briscoe was in the mix for the win. Only this time, Briscoe was chasing down Kyle Larson and with four laps left in regulation, Briscoe made his move to get by Larson for the top spot. Briscoe couldn’t fully clear Larson before the exit of TurnRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Prior to Dover Motor Speedway, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.’s 2022 NASCAR Cup Series campaign has been an eye sore. After Monday’s conclusion of the DuraMAX Drydene 400, Stenhouse had plenty to smile about after finishing second at “The Monster Mile.” Aside from a 10th at Auto Club Speedway in late February, Stenhouse’s third season with JTG Daugherty Racing has had nothing but downs all across the board. At track’s he’s normally done well, no result to shown for. It hit its lowest point last Sunday afterRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400 will be remembered as the one that got away for William Byron. After owning the competition throughout Stage 3, Byron led 122 of 400 laps. However, the No. 24 Chevrolet began regressing once the race reached its final 15 laps. That’s when the long-time veterans hunted the 24-year-old down with Martin Truex, Jr. being the first one attempting to conquer him. Once Truex began cutting the gap, both Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick also took a crack at Byron’s race lead.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Toyota haven’t had many positives to start off the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series campaign. Although the Busch Brothers (Kurt and Kyle) and Bubba Wallace have scored top-fives, the rest of the drivers from the camp have struggled. Whether it’s luck, shortcomings, pure pace or all of the above, Toyota remain winless after six races. For Christopher Bell, just finishing third in Sunday’s EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas was rewarding. More so when he drove without power steering for most of theRead More
By Jeff Olson, NASCAR / IMSA Wire Service SEBRING, Fla. – It’s been nearly 46 years since a NASCAR entry competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Jim France remembers talking to driver Dick Brooks shortly afterward. “He said, ‘No. 1, the fans love the car,’” said France, NASCAR’s chairman and CEO. “‘No. 2, it was a fantastic experience. No. 3, it’s a hell of a challenge.’”  NASCAR is about to relive that Le Mans challenge. In conjunction with Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet, IMSA and Goodyear, NASCAR intends to fieldRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Pole sitter Ryan Blaney had an up and down afternoon during Sunday’s Ruoff Mortgage 500 at Phoenix Raceway. Despite leading a race-high 143 of 312 laps, Blaney wound up fourth. When things appear to go well for the Penske driver, a few setbacks plagued the veteran from being a contender for the win. During the first 25 laps, Blaney was in control but once the competition caution came out, his day became challenging. Although Blaney had a solid pit stop, he was caught speeding on pitRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Aric Almirola is off to his best season start of his NASCAR Cup Series career following a sixth-place finish in Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He’s the only driver to finish in the top-10 in all three races this year which puts him sixth in the championship standings. In the closing laps, Almirola was barely hanging onto 10th place until the race went into overtime after Erik Jones and Bubba Wallace crashed on the frontstretch. When the race boiled down to a two-lapRead More