RFK Racing Tag

By David Morgan, Associate Editor CONCORD, N.C. – Through two rounds of the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs, the 16-driver starting field has now been cut in half, with four more drivers getting axed from title contention following Sunday’s Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte. Entering the day, Tyler Reddick, Bubba Wallace, Ross Chastain, and Kyle Busch were the four drivers on the outside looking in, with Brad Keselowski hanging on by a thread, just two-points ahead of the cut-off line. By the time the checkered flag flew, Reddick had racedRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor TALLADEGA, Ala. – The Round of 12 comes down to one race. Following the conclusion of Sunday’s YellaWood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, the picture has become clearer for the drivers not yet locked into the next round of the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. Among the 10 drivers still hoping to punch their ticket to the Round of 8, there are some that just need a solid day on the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL, while others will need a win or some help to be able toRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor TALLADEGA, Ala. – It’s race day in Alabama. For the 11 drivers still looking to punch their ticket into the next round of the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs, Sunday’s Yellawood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway will be a major hurdle to clear and will go a long way in determining who makes the cut at the end of the Round of 12 and who will be on the outside looking in. Here is what some of those championship contenders had to say ahead of the green flagRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Lack of 2024 contract doesn’t dismay Denny Hamlin as NASCAR Cup Playoffs begin CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Denny Hamlin enters the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs without a contract to drive next season, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have job security. Though Hamlin expressed emphatically his desire to return to No. 11 Toyota at Joe Gibbs Racing, he does have other options—namely the 23XI Racing team he owns with NBA superstar Michael Jordan. “I have a race team—I always have options,” Hamlin bantered on ThursdayRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The RFK Racing duo of Chris Buescher and Brad Keselowski were up to their old superspeedway tricks again Saturday night at Daytona, with Buescher capturing his third win of the season in the Coke Zero Sugar 400. Both Buescher and Keselowski were in the mix throughout the night, but when the race was pushed into overtime after a violent crash by Ryan Preece, it was go time for the two Ford drivers with Buescher lining up just ahead of his team ownerRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service BROOKLYN, Mich. — After the completion of the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway, we can hold the following truths to be self-evident: In an extended, dramatic, nail-biting green-flag run to the finish, Buescher held off hard-charging Martin Truex Jr. to win his second straight Cup Series race. With team co-owner Brad Keselowski finishing fourth and Buescher winning—the ninth straight victory for Ford drivers at the 2.0-mile speedway—RFK can claim bragging rights as the top Ford team in the Cup garage, at leastRead More

Posted On August 5, 2023By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, Monster Energy Cup

Saturday Michigan Notebook

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service BROOKLYN, Mich. – By his own admission, Ty Gibbs didn’t have his best race last Sunday at Richmond.   Nevertheless, he salvaged a 15th-place finish and gained both positions and points in the standings at the expense of other bubble drivers—Daniel Suarez, Michael McDowell and AJ Allmendinger—who fared worse at the .75-mile short track.   Gibbs comes to Michigan International Speedway 17th in the NASCAR Cup Series standings, 18 points behind McDowell for the final Playoff-eligible position.    There are potential good omens for Gibbs at Michigan. NotRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service RICHMOND, Va. – Chris Buescher capped Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing’s dominant day at Richmond (Va.) Raceway with a trophy, holding off the field on a restart with three laps remaining to win the NASCAR Cup Series Cook Out 400 Sunday afternoon – his and the RFK team’s first victory of the season. Buescher and his teammate Brad Keselowski (also a co-owner of RFK) combined to lead a race-best 190-of-400 laps – Buescher’s 88 laps out front was the most laps he’s ever led in a raceRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. – On wet-weather tires, Daniel Suárez fashioned a convincing victory at North Wilkesboro Speedway in the first of two qualifying heats for Sunday’s NASCAR All-Star Race (8 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). With the win in damp conditions on Saturday night, Suárez earned the pole position for the 200-lap All-Star Race, which pays over $1 million to win. Chris Buescher won Heat 2 wire-to-wire in a race that started on slick tires before switching to the wet-weatherRead More
By Matt Weaver, Special Contributor DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Brad Keselowski was released from the infield care center at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday night and proceeded to walk directly to his waiting golf cart and set sail into the distance. The disappointment was palpable. Keselowski led six times for a race high 42 laps in the Daytona 500. It is the only remaining omission from his NASCAR Cup Series resume. The No. 6 he co-owns at RFK Racing was the dominant force of the afternoon. It was quickest in finalRead More