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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 Fresh off his maiden NASCAR Cup Series win last Saturday at Daytona, William Byron has been upbeat now that he got the win, but also a contract extension. On Tuesday, Hendrick Motorsports announced that Byron will stay in the No. 24 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE through 2022. A day later, Byron discussed that talks about staying with them have been going on for some time with Rick Hendrick saying the deal was signed on August 8, according to Bob Pockrass. “I had one year left afterRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor The 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase for the Championship started with optimism for 16 drivers and teams. After Sunday’s Citizen Soldier 400 at Dover International Speedway, the championship aspirations for four of those 16 have come to an abrupt end. Tony Stewart, who is in his final season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, was one of the four drivers eliminated from the 2016 Chase following the Citizen Soldier 400 at Dover International Speedway. Stewart, who never showed the speed to contend for a win on Sunday, endedRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor What a year it’s been for 26-year-old Austin Dillon. The driver who won championships at the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Xfinity Series levels, looked to be out of his element in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for the past couple of seasons. Fast forward to Sunday’s Citizen Soldier 400 at Dover International Speedway, and Dillon was busy racing his way into the round of 12 of the 2016 NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup. Dillon entered the day with a five-point deficit toRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor Are you currently at a cross roads in life? Are you fighting an uphill battle to achieve your dreams? Are you a true fighter? If you answered yes to all three of these questions, there is a driver you should be pulling for this Chase season. Thousands of drivers have come and gone over the history of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Some drivers latch on and have productive careers, others like Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt and Jeff Gordon, change the sport forever and becomeRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor The opening round of the 2016 NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup wraps up this Sunday. Heading into the weekend, first-time Chase competitor Kyle Larson finds himself in the final transfer spot for the Round of 12, and he is clinging to a slim five point advantage over his teammate Jamie McMurray and Austin Dillon. Despite the narrow margin, I fully expect Larson to easily move into the Round of 12 after 400 miles of racing this Sunday. The reason why? Dover International Speedway is the place whereRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor The three-race round of 16 of the 2016 Chase for the Sprint Cup concludes with next week’s race at Dover International Speedway. This means the final four drivers in the Chase Grid following next Sunday’s race will be eliminated from Championship contention. The bottom four after New Hampshire are: Jamie McMurray, Austin Dillon, Tony Stewart and Chris Buescher. For Buescher, Dover is basically a must-win situation as he stands a daunting 30-points behind the 12th-place driver in the Grid — Kyle Larson. “Yeah, that’s prettyRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor It looked like Sunday would be a negative turning point for Joey Logano’s 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship hopes. After rolling from the starting grid in 15th, Logano had a car that wasn’t quite to his liking in the early going of the Bad Boy Off Road 300 at New Hampshire. Unfortunately for Logano, the race would start with a Chase-record 124-lap green flag stretch. While Logano was struggling with an ill-handling machine, race leader Martin Truex Jr. was busy laying down some superRead More