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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Brad Keselowski entered the Round of 8 on the outside looking in. He’ll still leave Texas Motor Speedway outside the top-four standings despite finishing fourth in Sunday’s Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500. In fact, he cut the gap from 16 to 15 going into next Sunday’s race at Kansas Speedway. It might’ve been just a point, but Keselowski’s No. 2 Discount Tire Ford Mustang showed good pace. This was the case during long runs when Keselowski had one of the better showings outside the Hendrick Motorsports duoRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Tyler Reddick rallied from 29th to score a strong runner-up result in Sunday’s Bank of America ROVAL 400, capping off a positive news week for Richard Childress Racing. On a day where non-playoff drivers really showed their muscle against the 12 playoff drivers. Some came and went due to various circumstances. Such as AJ Allmendinger finishing second in Stage 1 only for an engine failure knocking him out of the race. For Reddick, his No. 8 Lenovo Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE continually got better throughout theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer William Byron entered Saturday’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race 18 points below the cutoff line to make the Round of 12. 500 wild and grueling laps later, Byron advanced into next round with a third-place finish at Bristol Motor Speedway. With Kurt Busch struggling all night and Aric Almirola fading towards the end, Byron made most out of their pitfalls by being up front. That’s thanks in large part of an all around team effort from the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports crew to put himRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For the first time in the history of The Clash, it’ll not take place at “The World Center of Racing.” Instead, it’ll move to “The City of Angels” as NASCAR announced Tuesday they’ll kick off the sport’s 74th season at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Southern California. It’s set to take place Sunday, February 6, 2022, a week before Super Bowl LVI held at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood. Two weeks after the 44th edition of The Clash, the 64th Daytona 500 will take place. The stadiumRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer When the NASCAR Cup Series have its final 10 races, the main focus shifts directly to the playoffs. For non-playoff driver Ross Chastain, his goal is delivering strong results in his final 10 races with Chip Ganassi Racing before moving to Trackhouse Racing in 2022. Chastain was best of the rest and felt to have had the strongest car during Sunday’s Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. As the laps were winding down, Chastain was able to go toe-to-toe with the likes of DarlingtonRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer William Byron was among the many NASCAR Cup Series playoff drivers who were tamed by “The Lady in Black.” Not once, but twice in Sunday’s Cook Out Southern 500, becoming the third competitor crashing out at Darlington Raceway. Following a late-race crash in last Saturday’s Coke Zero Sugar 400, Byron hoped Darlington would be a turnaround weekend. Especially, that it’s the playoff opener and having a career season. However, it wasn’t in the cards the from the very beginning. On Lap 15, Byron couldn’t avoidRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Sunday’s opening stage of the Cook Out Southern 500 had chaotic moments involving NASCAR playoff drivers. One negatively impacted by the madness was Michael McDowell, the first to have a mulligan in the Round of 16. Entering the backstretch on Lap 31, McDowell went from gaining track position to losing everything in front of the competition. Consequently, his No. 34 Love’s Travel Stops Ford Mustang slammed the Turn 2 wall. It was already game over for the Daytona 500 champion as he’ll leave Darlington RacewayRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Roush Fenway Racing’s No. 17 team began the day with optimism, but it initially ended with a crushing runner-up finish by Chris Buescher. Nearly two hours later, their entire day went under as Buescher’s team was disqualified for an illegal track bar mounting assembly as specified in Rule 20.3.3.3.b REAR SUB-FRAME ASSEMBLY; I-4 Track Bar Mounting Assembly “The track bar mounting assembly must conform to the following drawing:  FRAME-TRACK BAR MOUNTING ASSEMBLY A-002-01171D-19 REV. A” Thus, Buescher will be credited with a 40th place result forRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Richard Childress Racing’s stress levels were already chaotic entering Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Especially for one Austin Dillon, who was 28 points behind teammate Tyler Reddick for the 16th and final playoff spot. With just a single race left in the regular season, the stress levels reached the summit after Dillon’s hard crash at the end of Stage 2. After holding off Brad Keselowski for the sixth spot to collect five stage points, Dillon would get clipped by Keselowski and sentRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer On a chaotic Sunday afternoon at Indianapolis, you’ll have an extremely hard time finding any driver but AJ Allmendinger smiling. Ryan Blaney was among those bummed after finishing second in the Verizon 200. Not because of the madness during the final hour, but simply getting the shortest straw. During the final restart, Blaney was fifth and one of the few competitors who weren’t snake bitten by the dreaded Turn 6 curbs. Suddenly, shenanigans happened in front of him as Denny Hamlin and Chase Briscoe eliminatedRead More