Christopher Bell races to first-career road course victory
CTECH Manufacturing 180 at Road America In a two-lap shootout in Saturday afternoon's CTECH Manufacturing 180 at Road America, Christopher Bell checked out from the competition to claim his sixth NASCAR Xfinity Series win of the season. Bell found himself battling the best of the best when it comes to road course racing in NASCAR inside the final laps of the race between AJ Allmendinger and Austin Cindric, but when Gray Gaulding went into the gravel in Turn 1, the full-course caution waved setting up an eight-mile dash to the finish.
Denny Hamlin beats Matt DiBenedetto for Bristol win
Bass Pro Shops NRA Night race at Bristol Motor Speedway The first thing Denny Hamlin did after winning Saturday's Bass Pro Shops NRA Night race at Bristol Motor Speedway was apologize to the man he beat to the finish line in the 24th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of the season. With 11 laps left in the grueling 500-lap event, Hamlin drove to the inside of Matt DiBenedetto and cleared him from the lead. Roughly three minutes later, Hamlin crossed the stripe .502 seconds ahead of the No. 95 Leavine Family Racing Toyota and handed DiBendetto his second major heartache of a difficult week.
Tyler Reddick rallies from worst to first to win at Bristol
Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway Defending NASCAR Xfinity Series Champion Tyler Reddick rallied from last place and a lap down to win Friday night's Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway and cement his spot in the Xfinity Series playoffs. Reddick came from the rear of the field twice and found himself leading the field after race leader Justin Allgaier hit the wall with 11 laps to go.
Denny Hamlin beats out Kyle Larson for Bristol Pole
First Pole of the season for Hamlin and Toyota Denny Hamlin and Kyle Larson played a late game of King of the Mountain in Friday's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series time trials at Bristol Motor Speedway. After 38 drivers made qualifying runs, it was Hamlin who was left at the top of the peak.
Brett Moffitt Advances With Bristol Truck Series Victory
Secures Berth In Next Round Of Truck Series Playoffs Top-seeded Brett Moffitt held off determined 17-year-old Chandler Smith after a restart with three laps left and took home the trophy in Thursday night's UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway. With the victory in the first event of the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Playoffs, Moffitt, the defending series champion, gained an automatic berth in the Round of 6, as other Playoff contenders either overcame adversity or succumbed to it.
Johnson hits wall early Kevin Harvick held on for his second victory of the Monster Energy Series season Sunday, stretching his final fuel run at Michigan International Speedway. Harvick’s Stewart-Haas Racing No. 4 Ford led 22 of the 200 laps in the Consumers Energy 400. Denny Hamlin wrapped up second place in the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 11 Toyota. Kyle Larson took third place, with Martin Truex Jr. fourth and Daniel Suarez closing out the top five.
Austin Cindric wins second-straight Xfinity Series race
B&L Transport 170 at Mid-Ohio Just one week after claiming his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory, Austin Cindric collected his win in as many weeks – earning an impressive 3.78-second win over Christopher Bell and former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup driver A.J. Allmendinger Saturday afternoon at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.
Austin Hill survives late-race crash to win at Michigan
Matt Crafton clinches final Truck Series playoff spot Austin Hill's victory in Saturday's Corrigan Oil 200 at Michigan International Speedway provided sweet relief for two-time NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series champion Matt Crafton. With Hill's second victory of the season, Crafton has a chance to run for a third title, having clinched the final spot in the series Playoffs on points.
Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway The last qualifier in Friday's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series time trials at Michigan International Speedway will be first to the green flag on Sunday afternoon. The final driver to make an attempt, after shadows started to shroud the track, Brad Keselowski covered the 2.0-mile distance in his No. 2 Team Penske Ford in 37.801 seconds (190.471 mph) to knock Kevin Harvick off the provisional pole for Sunday's Consumers Energy 400.
Top NASCAR points position continues to change hands
Kyle Busch new points leader A season-long duel for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship lead took another new turn over the weekend with Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch wrestling the top position away from Team Penske’s Joey Logano. Busch reclaimed the lead by 13 points over Logano following Sunday’s action-packed afternoon on the historic Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International road course, where Busch finished 11th and Logano was 23rd.
Joe Gibbs teammates hoping Irish Hills smile upon them
Toyota team has had mixed results at MIS In a season stretch where all four Joe Gibbs Racing cars have shined and excelled, it will be compelling to see how the team fares this week at a track not normally considered a JGR showplace. Michigan International Speedway has not traditionally been one of the brightest spots on a typically very bright JGR highlight reel. Toyota has won one time (Matt Kenseth in 2015) in the last 10 years and four times in the last 20 years (Denny Hamlin 2010 and 2011 and Brian Vickers, 2009).
Can Logano repeat? Following a five-win first half of the season for Team Penske, and substantial time atop the driver standings for defending series champ Joey Logano, this team is obviously regarded as a favorite for the title stretch. Logano, the driver of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford, has been in a tight battle with Kyle Busch for the regular season championship – with a frustrating 23rd-place finish Sunday at Watkins Glen, N.Y. costing him the points lead for the first time in three months. He trails Busch by a scant 13 points heading into a favorable venue for the reigning champ.
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