Beats back three Fords Saturday night’s victory in the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway was a first for Martin Truex Jr.--and more of the same for Joe Gibbs Racing. Truex won his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on a short track in his 81st try and in the process picked up his first victory with Joe Gibbs Racing since moving from now-defunct Furniture Row Racing between seasons.
Beats Erik Jones' Toyota On Friday afternoon at Richmond Raceway, Kevin Harvick and his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford got through the corners better than everyone else in winning the unofficial pole position for Saturday’s Toyota Owners 400 at the 0.75-mile track. Harvick posted a lap at 124.298 mph (21.722 seconds) to edge Erik Jones (124.081 mph) for the top starting spot by 0.038 seconds. The front-row start will be Jones’ first of the season. Kurt Busch qualified third at 123.870 mph
Wins by less than 1-second Kyle Busch did not care if the grandstands were half empty for Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, he battled back from a crash on Lap 1 to earn his third victory of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Busch received rear damage to the No. 18 Toyota on the opening lap after Ricky Stenhouse Jr. slammed into the back of him, sending Busch for a spin down the straightaway. But repairs were made and Busch was able to methodically work his way back up to the front, taking his first lead of the day on Lap 418 after starting 17th.
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as Blaney sets new track record Chase Elliott surged ahead in the final round of Busch Pole Qualifying at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday to earn the pole for Sunday’s Food City 500 after the he sped his No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet around the track at 131.713 mph. Ryan Blaney set the new track record in the second round of qualifying after surging his No. 12 Ford around the track at 132.076 mph - but fell behind in the final round of qualifying and will start third.
After pair of penalties Denny Hamlin powered to his second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season Sunday, recovering from two pit-road penalties to win at Texas Motor Speedway. Hamlin rallied after a pair of pit-road penalties -- one for speeding, another for an uncontrolled tire -- to lead 45 of the 334 laps in the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 11 Toyota. His triumph in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 was his third win at the 1.5-mile Fort Worth track and the 33rd of his Monster Energy Series career.
leads Hendrick 1-2-3 in Texas qualifying Jimmie Johnson is back in the saddle again. After leading first practice at Texas Motor Speedway and the first two rounds of qualifying, the seven-time champion bumped his Hendrick Motorsports teammate Chase Elliott from the top spot with seconds remaining in the final round with a lap at 188.890 mph to win the pole for Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500
Major revamp of Cup schedule A champion crowned in the desert. The Last Great Colosseum becomes a postseason factor. A tricky doubleheader. The birthplace of NASCAR bookends the regular season. NASCAR today announced significant, dynamic changes to the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series schedule, with intriguing shifts during both the regular season and the Playoffs. Most notably next season, NASCAR’s championship will transition from the beaches of Miami to the desert near Phoenix, Arizona, following the renovation and reconfiguration of ISM Raceway. The schedule also includes a doubleheader at Pocono in June.
by Amy Henderson Team Penske put an exclamation point on the organization’s hot start to 2019 as Brad Keselowski conquered NASCAR’s shortest track Sunday to win the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway in a purely dominant performance, becoming the first driver to win more than one race in 2019. Keselowski led 446 out of 500 laps and swept the stage wins on Sunday in a race that saw long green-flag runs and plenty of on-track action.
by Amy Henderson Joey Logano led a Ford charge in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying at Martinsville speedway on Saturday, winning the pole with a speed of 97.830 mph. Aric Almirola will start on the outside of the front row. Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick will take up the second row. Denny Hamlin was the only non-Ford driver to crack the top 5. William Byron’s last-second run made him the top Chevrolet driver in sixth.
by Amy Henderson A week after locking up his 200th NASCAR national series victory at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, Kyle Busch took the first step toward the next century mark. Holding off challenges from Ross Chastain and runner-up Ben Rhodes, Busch survived a late restart in winning Saturday’s TruNorth Global 250 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway.
by Amy Henderson Stewart Friesen snatched the pole for Saturday’s TrueNorth Global 250 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway. With a pole speed of 96.484 mph, he beat out Kyle Busch for the top spot. Busch will start on the outside of the front row. Todd Gilliland, Sheldon Creed and Brett Moffitt rounded out the top 5.
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