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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Two drivers misfortunes became one man’s tremendous gain. That man was Daniel Suarez, who finished fifth in Sunday’s Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway. After facing near disaster during Saturday’s final practice when a tire went down, Suarez’s quiet race day led to his third top-five this season and the first since the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ last visit at Michigan in June, where he scored a fourth. More importantly, Suarez cut down his deficit from 23 down to six markers with just threeRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer IMSA GTD racer Jack Hawksworth made the most of his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, finishing a respectable 15th in Saturday’s B&L Transport 170. After joining Joe Gibbs Racing on a short notice due to the departure of Jeffrey Earnhardt, the British racer made the most out of his No. 18 iK9 Toyota Supra. He was a top-tier competitor, setting the pace during Friday’s final practice and started second alongside Austin Cindric, who won the 75-lap race. While the top-15 resultRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A simple start in Saturday’s Corrigan Oil 200 at Michigan International Speedway was all Grant Enfinger needed to do to clinch the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series regular season championship and indeed he did. The Alabaman’s quiet but consistent day ended with a seventh place result, summing up his regular season to a tee. Although winless after 16 races, Enfinger has finished in the top-10 in 13 of them and will seeded second in the eight-man championship battle. This was a result of earning 19 playoffRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Kyle Busch Motorsports, the team to beat in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series throughout the decade, is out of the playoffs. In a tremendously disappointing campaign, neither Harrison Burton nor Todd Gilliland were able to score an elusive victory, let alone finish in the top-10 in Saturday’s Corrigan Oil 200 at Michigan International Speedway. No matter the bells and whistles KBM tried to do to get either driver in excellent position to win and take the eighth and final spot, it simply didn’t pay off.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The Richard Childress Racing duo of Austin Dillon and Daniel Hemric will start at the rear of the field for Sunday’s Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway. This occurred after NASCAR officials disallowed both drivers’ qualifying times after their Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 entries were found having unapproved alternators. Consequently, it results an L1-level penalty and according to Bob Pockrass’ tweet about the matter, NASCAR stated the following penalties: Both Dillon and Hemric will be deducted 10 drivers points, 10 owners points and crew chiefs DannyRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Current IMSA and ex-Indy car racer Jack Hawksworth is set to add the NASCAR Xfinity Series on his resume as he’ll drive the No. 18 iK9 Toyota Supra at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The Englishman commented he’s excited to join Joe Gibbs Racing and compete at the 2.258-mile circuit for the first time in a stock car. “I’m excited to be joining the Joe Gibbs Racing team and driving the No. 18 iK9 Toyota Supra this weekend at Mid-Ohio,” said Hawksworth. “It’s a fantastic opportunityRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Both Denny Hamlin and Erik Jones, two drivers in subject of silly season rumors all season, continue their string of top-five runs this summer after Sunday’s Go Bowling at The Glen. Despite all talks involve on Kyle Busch being erased off both William Byron and Bubba Wallace’s Christmas list due to separate incidents and Martin Truex, Jr.’s second attempt of chasing down race winner Chase Elliott coming up short. The other two Joe Gibbs Racing teammates had a quiet afternoon at Watkins Glen International in NewRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It appeared Thursday’s Eldora Dirt Derby was going to be renamed the Chase Briscoe Dirt Derby, but a series of incidents knocked the defending winner out of contention and had to settle for a painful seventh at Eldora Speedway. “Last night was probably the most frustrated I’ve ever been in a race car,” Briscoe told the press at Watkins Glen Friday, preparing for the Xfinity Series race. “That was probably the first NASCAR race for sure where I felt I was dominant.” Briscoe won the firstRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It was an intense Thursday night for rookie Sheldon Creed, who exits Eldora Speedway with a career-high second in the 7th annual Eldora Dirt Derby. This comes after being involved in multiple incidents throughout the night, which he recovered tremendously and brought the No. 2 GMS Racing Chevrolet Silverado its first top-five since the finale at Homestead last year, where he finished fifth. “This place is so tough. You have to be so easy,” Creed on the demanding dirt circuit. “Man I don’t know if there’sRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer An extremely bad month by Chase Elliott is an understatement. Sunday’s Gander RV 400 at Pocono Raceway capped off a not just a forgettable month, but the entire weekend. After crashing his primary car in practice, Elliott and the entire No. 9 NAPA Chevrolet team pulled out the backup car. While it slowed them down drastically, Elliott was able to work his way inside the top-10, a feat he hasn’t since a fourth-place finish at Pocono in June. Since the last stop at the “Tricky Triangle,”Read More