RIS - In a surprise announcement,seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Champion announced today that the 2020 season will be his last season. He announced that 2020 will be the final year he will drive competitively on a full-time basis. He has been racing in NASCAR for 18 seasons and he's looking to win one more championship before he retires.
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HOMESTEAD, FL – RIS- Kyle Busch won the Ford Ecoboost 400 going away at Miami-Homestead Speedway on Sunday and won the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Championship for the second time. He was aided by his two teammates, and they had problems. Martin Truex, Jr had to make an early pit stop because the wrong tires were installed, and Denny Hamlin for overheating in the final stage. Kevin Harvick, who had the only non-Toyota in the final four, finished fourth.
HOMESTEAD, FL – RIS – Tyler Reddick outran Cole Custer to win the NASCAR Xfinity driver’s championship-his second straight victory in the playoffs-and rolled to his second-straight Xfinity championship in a JR Motorsports Chevrolet.
HOMESTEAD, FL – RIS -Matt Crafton won the 2019 NASCAR Outdoors Truck Series driver championship by finishing second, the highest finishing of the four drivers eligible to win the title. Driving the No. 88 ThorSport Racing Ford, Crafton finished second to race winner Hill (led a race-high 56 laps), but placed higher than the other Championship 4 drivers – Ross Chastain (finished fourth in the race, second in the season standings), 2018 champ Brett Moffitt (fifth in the race and third in the season standings) and Stewart Friesen (11th in the race and fourth in the season standings) – to take home his third career Truck Series title.
AVONDALE, AZ - RIS - Denny Hamlin was under the cut line for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship 4, was able to hold off Kyle Busch and Ryan Blaney and now gets to run for a championship at Miami-Homestead Speedway next weekend. A final three lap shootout saw him drive away and take the race at ISM Speedway in the desert in Arizona.
AVONDALE, AZ - RIS - Justin Allgaier won the NASCAR Xfinity race at ISM Speedway Saturday to join three others in the Championship 4 that will determine the 2019 Xfinity champion. Allgaier will race Christopher Bell, Cole Custer and reigning champion Tyler Reddick for the title next Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Only Reddick has a championship.
Sweet Victory: Williamson, Sweet, Sheppard Celebrate Titles at Can-Am World Finals
Brad Sweet edged Donny Schatz for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series title in Saturday’s Can-Am World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, while Mat Williamson nipped Matt Sheppard for the Super DIRTcar Series big-block modified championship
David Gravel completed a sprint car sweep of the Can-Am World Finals, while Jimmy Owens won in the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series and Billy Decker triumphed in the Super DIRTcar Series feature
Nifty 50 - Gravel Claims 50th World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Win at Can-Am World Finals; Schatz Cuts Sweet's Points Lead to Two
The battle for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and Super DIRTcar Series championships will come down to Saturday’s final-race showdown at the Can-Am World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte; the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models Series is also on tap for a thrilling finish to the 2019 season
AVONDALE, AZ - RIS - Stewart Friesen held off a challenge from Branson Jones to win the Lucas Oil 150 Gander Outdoors NASCAR Gander Outdoors truck race at ISM Speedway on Friday night. He also qualified to race for the truck series race next week in Homestead, Florida. Friesen will be joined in the championship race by defending Truck Series champion Brett Moffitt, Ross Chastain and Matt Crafton.
NASCAR drivers and dirt racers Clint Bowyer, far left, and Christopher Bell, far right, previewed this weekend’s Can-Am World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte and took high-speed rides around the four-tenths-mile clay oval with iRacing champions Alex Bergeron and Blake Matjoulis.
-- For Immediate Release -- NASCAR drivers and dirt racers Clint Bowyer and Christopher Bell previewed this weekend’s Can-Am World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte and took high-speed rides around the four-tenths-mile clay oval with iRacing champions Alex Bergeron and Blake Matjoulis as well as local media
Kevin Harvick Wins Playoff Race at Texas and Secures a Place in the Championship Final Four at Homestead
FORT WORTH, TX – RIS – Kevin Harvick started from the pole, went to the back of the field on an unusual pit penalty, but came through to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series AAA Texas 500 on Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway. The win locked him into the championship two weeks from now at Miami-Homestead Speedway on November 17th.
FORT WORTH, TX – RIS -Christopher Bell led 101 of the 200 laps in the Xfinity race at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night. He has secured his team will be part of the “final four” to race for the 2019 Xfinity driver’s title at Homestead later in the month.
FORT WORTH, TX – RIS – Kevin Harvick powered to the pole for tomorrow’s Monster Ener4gyNASCAR Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway. Harvick claimed his sixth pole of the year with a top speed of 189.707 mph around the 1.5-mile track. Harvick has won the last two fall races at the track, and now runs from the pole.
FORT WORTH, TX – RIS – Tyler Reddick won the pole for tonight’s NASCAR Xfinity race at Texas Motor Speedway. Reddick claimed his fourth pole of the year with a top speed of 190.705 mph.After playoff driver Reddick, the top five was completed by Harrison Burton, Christopher Bell (playoffs), Cole Custer (playoffs) and Chase Briscoe (playoffs).
Lewis sets the pace on Friday at the Circuit of the Americas
In the morning session, the team focused on understanding the prototype 2020 Pirelli tyres
Lewis finished the afternoon session on top of the time sheets with Valtteri in P5
"It was pretty cold out there on the track today, but at least the sun came out. The first session was interesting as we tried the 2020 tyres. FP2 was more of a normal session and it actually went quite smoothly. The track is very bumpy this year – bumps can add character to a circuit, so I’m not a fan of completely smooth circuits, but the bumps here are just massive. The problem for the drivers is that we don’t have really much suspension, it doesn’t really move very much, so it feel like sitting straight on the floor and your spine takes a lot of compression."
MARTINSVILLE, VA – RIS – Martin Truex, Jr. won the First Data 500 for his 26th victory in 510 races with a dominating performance by leading twice for a total of 464 laps that included the final 241 laps. This is Martin’s seventh victory and 21st top ten finish in the 2019 season. Truex Jr. leads the points standings by 20 points over Denny Hamlin
MARTINSVILLE, VA – RIS- Martin Truex led 464 of 500 laps in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series First Data 500 on Sunday. A dominating performance by Truex and close playoff racing led to an altercation between Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano post-race. Logano survived to finish eight and Hamlin came in finish fourth. Logano was called to the NASCAR trailer.
Gander Outdoors Truck Series Race Number 21
Starting Line Up by Row
MARTINSVILLE, VA - RIS – Todd Gilliland in the #4 Mobil 1 Toyota survived a wild short track shootout that went into one lap of overtime to win the NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 for his first victory in 46 Gander Outdoors Truck Series races. Ross Chastain finished second after a battle for the lead with Harrison Burton and Gilliland on the final restart. On that restart, Chastain and Gilliland fought hard for the lead with Chastain trying to push Gilliland up the track. Burton then got into the back of Chastain’s truck resulting in Burton spinning and Chastain having to regain control of his truck. In the meantime, Gilliland was able to pull away in the race lead. Harrison Burton finished in 18th position.
KANSAS CITY, KS – RIS - Denny Hamlin won his fifth race of the season and a former champion failed to make the field of eight at Kansas Speedway on Sunday. Hamlin held off Chase Elliott to win the Hollywood Casino 400. Elliott still made the cut for the final contenders for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, knocking Brad Keselowski out of the championship by three points.
KANSAS CITY, KS – RIS – Bradon Jones escaped the carnage and held on to win his first career NASCAR Xfinity Series Kansas Lottery 300 race at Kansas Speedway on Saturday. Jones got his chance when a lapped car wrecked what was shaping up to be an entertaining duel between playoff contenders Chase Briscoe and Christopher Bell. After that, drama ensued.
KANSAS CITY, KS - RIS - Daniel Hemric, driving a Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, won the pole for Sunday's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race at Kansas Speedway. And even more surprising was David Ragan qualifying second sharing the fron row with Hemric. Here are the final qualifying results:
TALLADEGA, AL – RIS – Ryan Blaney beat Ryan Ne3wman in a photo finish that saw only about one foot was the difference in the winner and second place. It was a race that had wrecks, wrecks, and more wrecks, many from playoff teams. The race, suspended after just one stage on Sunday due to rain, came down to a two-lap shootout for the win after a red flag was thrown on lap 181 of 188 following a big accident for the leading pack of cars. It was a battle of Ford Mustangs from different teams.
TALLADEGA, AL - RIS - The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race will resume on Monday, October 14th after rain showers wet the massive track. Forecasts tended to predict more rain, so the race will resume on NBCSN at 2:00 EDT. The field was able to complete the opening stage of the 1000bulbs.com 500 Sunday at the 2.666-mile track — NASCAR's largest — before rain hit the area. NASCAR threw the red flag shortly before 3 p.m. ET and directed cars down pit road on lap 57. Talladega does not have lights, so racing at night was not an option.
TALLADEGA, AL – RIS – Spencer Boyd was declared the winner of Saturday’s NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Shine 250 race after Johnny Sauter took the checkered flag and did a celebratory burn out. Just minutes later, Sauter was penalized for going below the yellow “out of bounds” line and Boyd was declared the winner.
Dover, DE - RIS - Kyle Larson makes a statement with his commanding run for the checkered flag at Dover International Speedway. Larson’s victory to win a Gold Miles the Monster Trophy at the 50th Annual Drydene 400 ends a two year drought for NASCAR Monster Cup Series wins. There could not have been a better time to win that truly counts. Ending his winless streak with this win makes it his first for the 2019 season, but his fifteenth top-10 finish for the season. Taking this win also makes this his first win at Dover in the twelve races he has run here. In those twelve starts he has also finished in the top-10 nine times so he has always been a top competitor at Dover. Kyle Larson was wheeling the #42 Clover Chevrolet and made that team a happy winner with this super fast run.
Dover, DE - RIS - Cole Custer takes the #00 Production Alliance Group Ford to the Checkered Flag with his first victory at Dover International Speedway. With the cool weather in Delaware Custer took full advantage and won the 34th Annual Use Your Melon Drive Sober 200 besting #7 Justin Allgaier, who lead earlier for 67 laps.
This win is Custer’s seventh win in the 2019 campaign NASCAR Xfinity Cup Series, but his first win in six starts at Dover. Justin Allgaier posted his 11th top ten finish in 18 starts at Dover, and his twenty-first top ten finish for the 2019 season.
Dover, DE - RIS - Chase Briscoe runs a 22.894 to take the Pole for the 34th Annual Use Your Melon Drive Sober 200 at Dover International Speedway. Taking his second Pole for the 2019 Xfinity Series season. This will be his third start at Dover and he takes a Pole position, not too bad for a Rookie.
Dover, DE - RIS - Not an overly large field of competitors, and probably the smallest fan attendance on the year for the General Tire 125 and season ending event for the K&N Series. What does stand out is the young driver who totally dominated the event. at just 16 years, 3 months, and all of 8 days old Sam Mayer tamed the Monster Mile.
(CONCORD, NC – SEP 29, 2019 – RIS) Chase Elliott locked his brakes and slid into the Turn One (Heartburn Turn) tire barrier on a restart, then drove through the field to victory in the Bank of America ROVAL ™ at Charlotte Motor Speedway's road course. Chase Elliott, carried too much speed past Start/Finish on a restart in the last stage and slid into the barrier at "Heartburn Turn", causing another immediate yellow flag and dropping out of the top twenty. Following the incident, he was still turning lap times in the top ten and gaining positions almost every lap.
(CONCORD, NC – SEP 28, 2019 – RIS) AJ Allmendinger overcame disappointments earlier in the season to take his third career Xfinity Series race, the second Xfinity race on Charlotte's ROVAL™ and his first win for the 2019 season.
(CONCORD, NC – 27 SEP – RIS) William Byron added another first to his racing career by sweeping both NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series race poles at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Byron's speeds topped the lists in both qualifying sessions, with a first session lap of 80.901 seconds at 103.237 mph, heading Kyle Larson's best time in the session by 0.049 second. "We've had a good day here at Charlotte," said Byron later. "The first run in practice went pretty smooth. I just kind of had to go back to the bus and think about it, then talk to my guys about it and we did some things to the car. We just made those little improvements that we felt like have led to our success in qualifying. The car has been getting a little better and I've been getting a little better. It just all came together at the same time. I almost messed it up on the last chicane when I locked the tires up, but I knew I had to get in there pretty hard. Fortunately, we came out with the pole and I'm really excited about Sunday now."
-- For Immediate Release -- Sunday’s second running of the Bank of America ROVAL™ 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway marks the cutoff race in the first round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs
CONCORD, N.C. (Sept. 26, 2019) – With race fans from all 50 states and 20 foreign countries converging on Charlotte Motor Speedway for the second running of the Bank of America ROVAL™ 400, excitement is building for the cutoff race in Round 1 of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs.
CONCORD, NC – RIS – Chris Beuscher is going back to Roush Fenway Racing in the No. 17 Ford Mustang in the NASCAR Cup Series for 2020. Apparently, former driver Ricky Stenhouse, Jr, was taken by surprise with the news.
CONCORD, NC – RIS – As has been rumored for weeks, Christopher Bell, the young star in NASCAR’s Xfinity series, will move to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2020 with Leavine Family Racing in the No. 95 Toyota. There was no place for the young Bell to go in the Cup series with Joe Gibbs Racing since all four cars being filled with NASCAR stars. He now moves to an associative team with ties to JGR.
RICHMOND, VA – RIS – Martin Truex survived a spin while in the lead, but battled Kyle Busch for the win at the Federated Auto Parts Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Race at Richmond International Raceway. Truex survived a spin with Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., to hunt down Busch and pass him with 25 laps to go. He moved away and was never headed.
RICHMOND, VA – RIS- Christopher Bell made a statement on Friday night as he dominated the NASCAR Xfinity Series Go Bowling 250 at Richmond International Raceway. It was the first race of the Xfinity playoffs, and he now moves on to the next round.
RICHMOND, VA - RIS - Brad Keslowski won the Busch Pole for Sunday's Monster Energy Cup Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway. Felow Ford driver Kevin Harvick will start second.
VROC Expands To Four Races, SVRA And Trans Am Share Tracks On Ten Weekends
Southlake, TX (September 17, 2019) – Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) today announced a 14-race schedule for 2020 that affirms the success of its “SpeedTour” brand introduced earlier this year. The synergies of SVRA vintage racing, Trans Am, IGT contemporary sports cars, and the popular Vintage Race Of Champions (VROC) featuring legendary drivers have generated growth in sponsorship, membership, and event attendance.
“We are on the right trajectory with the SpeedTour national platform and the businesses it represents,” said SVRA CEO Tony Parella. “By combining Trans Am and IGT with over 100 years of historic racing machines we are meeting a market demand from motorsports fans for diversity of design and engine sounds. Our high net worth demographic in our paddocks is very appealing to sponsors. I am particularly proud to see the enthusiasm for our VROC series, which will expand with the addition of the race at COTA in 2020.”