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2018 season summary ahead of 2019 season
Monday, December 17, 2018

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Joey Logan pits in the season finale at Homestead
Joey Logan pits in the season finale at Homestead
 Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

We have experienced a thrilling season of auto racing with many wins and records being set. In this article, we provide a brief roundup of NASCAR, Formula One and NHRA series.  If you are into online casino games and betting with a draft promotion code, we are sure you would love to know what the racing world is up to ahead of the 2019 season to start in just two months time.

But first let's take a look back on 2018.

NASCAR

NASCAR saw three of the most famous drivers taking on each other in the championship- Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. who fought to establish the supremacy of their team. But it was Joey Logano who turned out to be the champion by winning the cup.

In the next to last race, Busch was the winner for the eighth time on November 11th. He was victorious for the eighth time which put him in a tie with Kevin Harvick for the most number of cup victories. But he was not able to deliver in the finals where Logano beat defending champion Martin Truex Jr. at the Ford EcoBoost 400.

At first, it didn't seem Logano would beat the likes of Busch, Harvick and Truex, who were at the top of the scoreboard. But he was able to overtake Truex and Harvick even though they were leading when 15 laps were remaining.

Logano won the race with his Ford driving for Roger Penske. Truex drove a Toyota for Barney Visser while Harvick raced with a Ford for Tony Stewart.

Check out when racing begins again in 2019 with AR1.com's race schedules

Formula One

World champion Lewis Hamilton was on a winning spree this season in Formula One races. He won the Brazilian Grand Prix in November enabling his Mercedes team to grab the constructor's title. Hamilton had already bagged the Formula One title for a 5th time and beat Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari for the title. It was also his tenth victory of the season and fueled his inspirations for the Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

He emerged as the winner one more time on November 25 recording his fourth win at the championship. Hamilton was leading the pack but dropped to the fifth position after a visit to the pit stop. But he regained his spot on Lap 33 and relegated Sebastian Vettel to the second position with a lead of 2.5 seconds.

Hamilton associated his win with the correct strategy of his Mercedes-GP team.

Check out who the British Telegraph thought were the best drivers of 2018 and check out our 2019 F1 Schedule

NHRA

J.R. Todd had his way in the Funny Car eliminations winning the season title at Pomona, California. He went on to win the event for Kalitta Motorsports.

Matt Smith won the Pro Stock Motorcycle title for the third time at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. Steve Torrence won the Top Fuel season title while Tanner Gray made his claim on the Pro Stock title.

Unofficial point standings following the completion of the Auto Club NHRA Finals, the final event in the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.

TOP FUEL

Position

Driver

Points

Behind Leader

1

Steve Torrence

2900

-0

3

Tony Schumacher

2596

304

3

Clay Millican

2573

-327

4

Leah Pritchett

2456

-444

5

Brittany Force

2417

-483

6

Antron Brown

2378

-522

7

Mike Salinas

2308

-592

8

Doug Kalitta

2308

-592

9

Terry McMillen

2301

-599

10

Scott Palmer

2231

-669

 

FUNNY CAR

1

JR Todd

2726

-0

2

Robert Hight

2532

-194

3

Tommy Johnson

2519

-207

4

Ron Capps

2510

-216

5

Tim Wilkerson

2418

-308

6

Courtney Force

2409

-317

7

Jack Beckman

2405

-321

8

Matt Hagan

2371

-355

9

John Force

2356

-370

10

Shawn Langdon

2285

-441

 

PRO STOCK

1

Tanner Gray

2758

-0

2

Jeg Coughlin

2571

-187

3

Drew Skillman

2559

-199

4

Erica Enders

2525

-233

5

Jason Line

2472

-286

6

Vincent Nobile

2452

-306

7

Greg Anderson

2418

-340

8

Bo Butner

2379

-379

9

Deric Kramer

2268

-490

10

Chris McGaha

2184

-574

 

PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE

1

Matt Smith

2666

 

2

Eddie Krawiec

2627

-39

3

Hector Arana Jr.

2536

-130

4

LE Tonglet

2532

-134

5

Jerry Savoie

2464

-202

6

Andrew Hines

2450

-216

7

Angelle Sampey

2349

-317

8

Angie Smith

2303

-363

9

Steve Johnson

2290

-376

10

Scotty Pollacheck

2258

-408

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