Truex Jr. fends off Kyle Busch for repeat Sonoma win
Joe Gibbs Toyota 1-2 Martin Truex Jr. held off Kyle Busch, his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, to win Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event at Sonoma Raceway. With three-lap fresher tires after the final set of green-flag pit stops at the 2.52-mile road course -- which for the first time since 1997 featured use of the carousel connecting Turns 4 and 7 -- Busch closed an 8.269-second gap to slightly more than a second over the last 24 laps. But the driver of the No. 18 Toyota could get no closer, given that Truex’s No. 19 Camry had better drive off the corners at the 12-turn course and was able to keep Busch at bay.
Chastain Earns Redemption with Truck Series Victory
CarShield 200 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway A week after having their NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series win stripped due to a post-race technical inspection failure at Iowa Speedway, Ross Chastain and his Niece Motorsports rebutted the disqualification with a thrilling victory in Saturday night's CarShield 200 presented by CK Power at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway.
Third-Straight Sonoma Raceway Pole Kyle Larson returned home to his native California in style this weekend, grabbing the top starting spot at his hometown track for the third straight year after topping Saturday's qualifying session for Sunday's Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. Larson circled the 2.52-mile road course in 94.780 seconds to beat out William Byron and Joey Logano for his first Busch Pole Award on the season.
Leads 186 Laps for Fourth Win of the Season Christopher Bell pulled off a dominating performance in Sunday's CircuitCity.com 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Iowa Speedway to notch his series-leading fourth victory of the season. Bell pulled away from Cole Custer on the final restart with 10 laps to go and easily held on to take the checkered flag to wrap up the Father's Day weekend.
Brett Moffitt Scores First Truck Series Win Of The Season
Race Winner Ross Chastain Disqualified at Iowa Speedway For the first time since NASCAR announced earlier this year that the sanctioning body would begin disqualifying race winners for failing post-race inspection, Brett Moffitt became the first beneficiary of the new rule after race winner Ross Chastain was disqualified following his win in Sunday's NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series M&M's 200 race at Iowa Speedway when his No. 44 Chevrolet was deemed illegal in post-race inspection. The unexpected windfall earned Moffitt his first victory of the season and secured a spot in the truck series playoffs for the defending series champion.
Penske dominates every series Joey Logano held on for a Monday evening victory at Michigan International Speedway, surviving NASCAR Overtime to claim his second victory of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Logano started from the Busch Pole and led 163 of the 203 laps in the Team Penske No. 22 Ford to win Monday’s FireKeepers Casino 400, which was delayed a day by persistent rain. With the weather clear, Logano notched his third win at the 2-mile track and the 23rd of his career in NASCAR’s top division.
LTI Printing 250 at Michigan International Speedway "Three" was the magic number in Saturday's LTI Printing 250 at Michigan International Speedway, and that was just fine with Tyler Reddick. The NASCAR Xfinity Series leader—one of the so-called "Big Three" in the series this year—saved enough fuel over the closing 44-lap green-flag run to win for the third time this season, matching fellow Big Three members Christopher Bell and Cole Custer for most so far this year.
Joey Logano Leads Ford Sweep In Michigan Qualifying
Firekeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway Joey Logano led a Ford sweep of the front row after taking the pole position in Saturday's qualifying session for Sunday's Firekeepers Casino 400 Monster Enery NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway. Logano clocked in at 38.474 seconds (187.139 mph) to beat out fellow Ford driver Aric Almirola for the top spot and collect his second pole of the season. Ford drivers claimed eight of the top 10 starting spots for Sunday's race which is held right in the automaker's backyard.
SpeedyCash.com 400 at Texas Motor Speedway Greg Biffle ended a self-imposed three-year retirement from NASCAR by winning Friday night's 23rd annual SpeedyCash.com 400 at Texas Motor Speedway. Biffle, who last raced in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series on Nov. 19, 2004 at Homestead-Miami Speedway and last won in 2001, scored his second series victory on TMS' high-banked/1.5-mile quad-oval in a one-off appearance in place of team-owner/driver Kyle Busch.
Leads 79 laps for fourth victory of the season With a dominating performance at a track he has learned to love, Kyle Busch cruised to his fourth Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season in Sunday's Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway. Busch led a race-high 79 of 160 laps—including the final 21 after a cycle of green-flag pit stops—in collecting his second straight win at the 2.5-mile triangular track and his third overall, all three of which have come in the last four events after years of frustration at the Tricky Triangle.
Last-Lap Pass Propels Cole Custer to Victory at Pocono
Passes Tyler Reddick in Final Turn Cole Custer led 59 laps from the pole and, at one point in Saturday's Pocono Green 250, held a lead of more than 13 seconds, but it took a pass through the final corner in overtime for the driver of the No. 00 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford to win his third NASCAR Xfinity Series race of the season. Series leader Tyler Reddick had grabbed the lead from Custer moments after the overtime restart on Lap 102. Custer gave chase and, one lap later, took full advantage in Turn 3 at Pocono Raceway when Reddick failed to hold the bottom of the track entering the corner.
Lands second straight Busch Pole On Saturday at Pocono Raceway, William Byron continued to assert his mastery of pole qualifying in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Charging around the 2.5-mile triangular track in 51.875 seconds (173.494 mph), Byron claimed the top starting spot for Sunday’s Pocono 400. Kyle Busch (172.629 mph) was 2nd just 0.260 seconds behind. Now Byron faces the more difficult task of not having Busch destroy him in the race.
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