Cup / Xfinity / Truck News

Chase Elliott Rolls to Victory at Nashville Superspeedway

LEBANON, TN – RIS – Chase Elliott came on after rain caused delays on Sunday night, to rally and win the NASCAR Cup race at Nashville Superspeedway. With rain in the area, officials started the race early to avoid the weather, but before the end of the second stage, parked the cars.  The race resumed at 10:00 pm with Kyle Busch leading. The 300-lap contest came down to a restart with five laps remaining. Elliott, the only driver inside the top five before the final caution to opt out of pitting, led each of the final 39 laps to claim his second victory of the season.

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Volume 2022, Issue 6, Posted 1:34 AM, 06.27.2022

Jason Allgaier Dominates and Wins Nashville Xfinity Race

LEBANON, TN – RIS – Jason Allgaier led all but 53 laps to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Nashville Superspeedway on Saturday.  In the end it was Allgaier holding off former Daytona 500 champion Trevor Bayne for the win.  It was the second win and 10th top-10 finish of the season for the 36-year-old Allgaier, who is from nearby Spaulding, Illinois.

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Volume 2022, Issue 6, Posted 7:01 PM, 06.25.2022

Hamlin Sits on the Pole for Sunday's Cup race at Nashville

LEBANON, TN – RIS – It rained on the NASCAR Cup series qualifying, but not before Denny Hamlin had the fastest lap and will sit on the pole for Sundays Cup race at Nashville Superspeedway. After Mother Nature made the surprise visit to Nashville Superspeedway with a pop-up shower on Saturday, NASCAR canceled the second round of qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series at the 1.33-mile facility. His fast lap of 29.848 seconds (160.413mph) is standing as the official pole time.

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Volume 2022, Issue 6, Posted 3:15 PM, 06.25.2022

Ryan Preece Wins Nashville Race for the Second Year in a Row

LEBANANON, TN – RIS – Ryan Preece is two-for-two.  Preece, the winner last year at Nashville Superspeedway, won again on Friday night in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and dominated the race.  The 31-year-old driver from Berlin, Connecticut, won the inaugural NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rackley Roofing 200 race in 2021 and repeated Friday night before an estimated crowd of 7,000.

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Volume 2022, Issue 6, Posted 11:51 PM, 06.24.2022

Ryan Preece Wins First Truck Pole at Nashville Superspeedway

NASHVILLE, TN – RIS  - Ryan Preece won the pole for Friday night's  NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race  at Nashville Superspeedway \named the  Rackley Roofing 200.  Preece motored around the track  a speed of 160.925 mph, Preece topped the charts in Friday’s qualifying session. Preece will be joined on the front row by Zane Smith, who tied his career-best effort in qualifying. Carson Hocevar clocked in third; he has now started in the top three for the last three races.  Both drivers were in Fords.

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Volume 2022, Issue 6, Posted 7:42 PM, 06.24.2022

Todd Gilliland Gives David a Knoxville Father's Day Win

(KNOXVILLE, IA – JUNE 18, 2022 – RIS) “Happy Father’s Day, Dad” could be the engraving Todd Gilliland has added to the winning team owner’s trophy after he won the first Camping World Truck Series race he competed this year. The team owner for the deal that got set up just Monday is Todd’s dad, David Gilliland.

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Volume 2022, Issue 6, Posted 12:19 AM, 06.19.2022

Daniel Suarez Wins His Initial Cup Race Win at Sonoma

SOMONA, CA – RIS - Daniel Suarez dominated the final stage of the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday, pulling away at the restart and leading almost from beginning to end, holding off hard charges from Chris Buescher.

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Volume 2022, Issue 6, Posted 11:38 PM, 06.15.2022

Kyle Busch Wins Truck Race at Sonoma

SONOMA, CA – RIS – Kyle Busch led 45 of 75 laps to win the HASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the road course at Sonoma’s 1.99 track in wine country.  Busch held off Zane Smith in a frantic two-lap push to the finish at Sonoma  Raceway to earn his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory of the year; extending his record career total to 62 series victories and a streak of 10 consecutive years with at least one series win.

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Volume 2022, Issue 6, Posted 11:20 PM, 06.15.2022

Kyle Larson Goes Five for Five in Sonoma Cup Qualifying

(SONOMA, CA – JUNE 11, 2022 – RIS) Stretching out a string back to 2017, Kyle Larson out-qualified the field for the fifth race in a row at Sonoma’s road course. In his eight NASCAR Cup Series starts on the California wine country road course, he has never started outside the top five and has one win. Kyle Larson’s pole is his 12th-career pole in his NASCAR Cup Series career.

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Volume 2022, Issue 6, Posted 9:05 AM, 06.12.2022

Hocevar Crashes to Sonoma Truck Pole

(SONOMA, CA – JUNE 11, 2022 – RIS) Carson Hocevar accelerated his recovery from a fractured right lower fibula in last weekend’s race at World Wide Technologies Raceway by winning his career first Camping World Truck Series pole by over four tenths of a second over Ross Chastain. 

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Volume 2022, Issue 6, Posted 9:14 AM, 06.12.2022

Joey Logano Wins First Cup Race at Gateway

MADISON, IL – RIS – Joey Logano passed Kyle Busch in overtime to win the NASCAR Cup Illinois 300 race on Sunday afternoon.  Logano passed Busch in Turns 3 and 4 on the final lap after Busch slid up the track. Busch had the lead ahead of the two-lap overtime finish, but Logano got the better restart and nosed ahead entering the first turn. Busch then crossed Logano over and had the edge down the backstretch, but his car didn’t stick in the groove in Turn 3 ahead of the 245th and final lap.

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Volume 2022, Issue 6, Posted 8:12 PM, 06.05.2022

Allmendinger Survives to Win Xfinity Race at Portland International

PORTLAND, OR – RIS – The NASCAR Xfinity Series headed out west for a road course race and found the competitors in a race at Portland International Raceway in the rain for the most part.  Road ace A.J. Allmendinger took the lead late in the race and went on to win quite the messy event.  Allmendinger started at the rear for unapproved adjustments. He went off course before the green flag flew and slid off course another time before recovering and working his way through the field.

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Volume 2022, Issue 6, Posted 8:46 PM, 06.04.2022

Joey Logano Wins Pole for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series Race at Darlington

KEVIN HARVICK, No. 4 Rheem Ford Mustang – NOTE: Harvick cut a left-rear tire during practice and did not make a qualifying attempt while repairs were made.  “It’s really just kind of a guess. How long the tire was going flat. Trying to decide did the tire come apart or was it going low. You’re kind of guessing as to what was what to analyze your handling characteristics of the car. So it’s definitely a lot of guessing at this point. Fixing the diffuser, not having a backup car, no spare parts or anything like that. You have to round all that stuff up from somebody else and put that stuff on your car and repair those couple of pieces that were damaged. They got all that done. The big key is just trying to figure out how to analyze your car and not knowing what the circumstances were with the tire.”

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Volume 2022, Issue 5, Posted 9:46 PM, 05.07.2022

Hamlin Survives Longest Coca-Cola 600

(CONCORD, NC – MAY 29, 2022 – RIS) Denny Hamlin overcame a multitude of problems to win his first points race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, taking the checkered flag 0.119 second ahead of fellow Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch after two overtime attempts stretched the Coca-Cola 600 to 413 laps. Including the stage concluding flags, the race was slowed for 18 times, with one of those including a red flag when Chris Buescher’s car rolled on the front straight ‘ballfield’ after contact with Daniel Suarez’ car. Thirteen driver swapped the lead for 31 lead changes. Hamlin led three times for fifteen laps, including the final round. With regular crew chief Chris Gabehart serving a four-race suspension after a wheel and tire loss, team engineer Sam McAulay served as crew chief, earning his first home track win as a crew chief.

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Volume 2022, Issue 5, Posted 2:12 AM, 05.30.2022

Hamlin Leads Toyotas to Top Four '600' Starting Positions

(CONCORD, NC – MAY 28, 2022 – RIS) Denny Hamlin added a second Coca Cola 600 pole to his career, beating out Kurt Busch by the razor-thin margin of only three thousandths of a second for the top qualifying position in NASCAR’s longest race. Ironically, Hamlin is an owner of Busch’s car, even though Hamlin drives for the Joe Gibbs Racing team.

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Volume 2022, Issue 5, Posted 11:21 PM, 05.28.2022

Berry Claims Alsco Uniforms 300 for Second Win of 2022

(CONCORD, NC – MAY 28, 2022 – RIS) Josh Berry took his second NASCAR Xfinity Series win of the 2022 season, leading 89 of the 200 laps on five different occasions, finally passing Justin Allgaier for the win on lap 178 when Allgaier slid into the wall after the two had swapped the lead back and forth several times. Ty Gibbs never led but finished second, 18 seconds in arrears, chased closely by pole-sitter Sam Mayer, with Noah Gragson about a second behind Mayer in fourth and Ryan Preece fifth. Daniel Hemric was the last car on the lead lap, finishing sixth, with Justin Allgaier a lap down in seventh.

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Volume 2022, Issue 5, Posted 5:13 PM, 05.28.2022

Sam Mayer Wins Charlotte Xfinity Pole, Chastain Smashes Truck Watermelon, Brandon Jones Wins ARCA General Tire 150 in Busy Day at Charlotte

(CONCORD, NC – MAY 27, 2022 – RIS) Brandon Jones ruled the ARCA General Tire 150 in qualifying and the race; Zane Smith and Ty Majeski swapped the top position between NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice and qualifying sessions before and Trevor Bayne headed Xfinity practice but Sam Mayer grabbed the pole while Ross Chastain got the lead in the second overtime restart in the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 Camping World Truck Series race after Carson Hocevar spun.

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Volume 2022, Issue 5, Posted 12:06 AM, 05.28.2022

Stenhouse, Beuscher, Suarez, and Jones Advance to the NASCAR Cup All-Star race Field

FORT WORTH, TX – RIS – The full field for the NASCAR Cup All-Star race is set.  Heading to the big show are Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., winner of the opening run, Chris Beuscher, who won the second stage, and Daniel Suarez, winner of the final 10-lap final stage.  Eric Jones, driver of the No. 43 Petty car won the fan vote and will run in the All-Star race.

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Volume 2022, Issue 5, Posted 7:21 PM, 05.22.2022

Kyle Busch Wins NASCAR Cup All-Star Pole and Tyler Reddick Wins Open Pole on Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway

FORT WORTH, TX – RIS – Kyle Busch won the pole for the NASCAR Cup All-Star Race on a fast pit stop.  In a complicated way to determine who starts first, drivers faced an elimination concept pitting driver against driver.  The eight fastest cars were faced with a competition on who might win the pole, ending in a battle of pit crews.  It all came down to Busch and Ryan Blaney for that honor.  Busch ousted Ryan Blaney in a head-to-head battle for the pole, with his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota team completing a four-tire pit stop, and Busch getting a solid launch and prevailing in the race off pit road and a lap back to the checkered flag in the final matchup.

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Volume 2022, Issue 5, Posted 10:04 PM, 05.21.2022

Reddick Puts Big Machine in Victory Lane

(FORT WORTH, TX – MAY 21, 2022 – RIS) Tyler Reddick gave Big Machine Racing the team’s first Xfinity Series race win, ending Chevy’s victory drought at Texas, leading William Byron across the line by nearly two seconds, taking the lead a major crash at lap 137 and leading the last 31 laps of the race. 

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Volume 2022, Issue 5, Posted 5:54 PM, 05.21.2022

Friesen Dominates Texas Trucks

(FORT WORTH, TX – MAY 20, 2022 – RIS) Stewart Friesen dominated the 220 at Texas Motor Speedway, leading 60 of rhe 149 laps run and beating out Christian Eckes by 0.122 second for his third career series victory.

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Volume 2022, Issue 5, Posted 11:23 PM, 05.20.2022

Noah Gragson Wins First Career Xfinity Pole at TMS

FORT WORTH, TX - RIS - With a speed of 182.791 mph, Noah Gragson knocked Tyler Reddick off the pole as the last car in the NASCAR Xfinity Series qualifying session to win his first career series pole via speed at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday, May 20.

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Volume 2022, Issue 5, Posted 10:52 PM, 05.20.2022

Three Poles in a Row for John Hunter Cancelled by Penalty

(FORT WORTH, TX, MAY 20, 2022 – RIS) John Hunter Nemechek’s roll of fast qualifying runs continued in qualifying for the 220 at Texas Motor Speedway, setting fastest time of 29.612 sec / 182.359 mph for his third straight pole of the season. “Looking forward to seeing what we can do tonight,” said the young driver. Corey Heim joins Nemechek on the front row and Stewart Friesen placed third, with Christian Eckes fourth.

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Volume 2022, Issue 5, Posted 6:37 PM, 05.20.2022

Kurt Busch Passes Kyle Larson to Win at Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, KS – RIS – Kurt Busch got by Kyle Larson with eight laps to go and went on to win the NASCAR Cup race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday.   Busch was near the top of the leaderbolard all day and in the end it was Larson or Busch to win.  Larson took his usual high one and Busch passed him as the No. 5 Chevy brushed the wall.  After that it was all Kurt Busch, as he never surrendered the lead.

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Volume 2022, Issue 5, Posted 7:29 PM, 05.15.2022

Zane Smith Dominates Kansas Truck Race for Third Victory of 2022

KANSAS CITY, KS – RIS - Zane Smith dominated the Kansas NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race in a dominating performance as he led 108 of 134 laps to win on Saturday night.  It was the third victory for Smith, driving the No. 38 Ford 150 out of Bob Jenkins’ Front Row Racing stable. 

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Volume 2022, Issue 5, Posted 10:59 PM, 05.14.2022

Christopher Wins Kansas Cup Pole as Others have Tire Problems

KANSAS CITY, KS – RIS – Christopher Bell will sit on the pole for Sunday NASCAR Cup race at Kansas Speedway.  Bell ran a fast .lap of 179.575 mph to start first.  . Tyler Reddick joins Bell on the front row after a lap of 178.855 mph. It’s Reddick’s best start of the season.  Kyle Larson (178.772 mph) qualified third. Daytona 500 winner Austin Cindric (178.448) qualified fourth. Kurt Busch (178.359) completed the top five. Kyle Busch (177.983) joins his brother in the third row.

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Volume 2022, Issue 5, Posted 8:22 PM, 05.14.2022

Nemechek On Kansas Truck Pole

(KANSAS CITY, KS - MAY 14, 2022 - RIS) John Hunter Nemechek has become the second-generation “Front Row” qualifier in the family, joining his father Joe in posting fast qualifying times. This time, he qualified on pole position for the Heart of America 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway. Corey Heim will start second, with Ty Majeski and Zane Smith third and fourth.

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Volume 2022, Issue 5, Posted 3:39 PM, 05.14.2022

Joey Logano Wins at Darlington With a Little Shove and a Good Luck Charm

DARLINGTON, SC – RIS – Joey Logano did it all at Darlington on Sunday.  He won the pole on Saturday, won the Southern 500 on Sunday, and pretty much shoved William out of way  en route to his first victory of 2022 on a day he wore his “Smokin’ Joe” t-hirt under his firesuit for the first time (his father used that nickname when he was a child prodigy). 

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Volume 2022, Issue 5, Posted 8:22 PM, 05.08.2022

Logano Drives to First Pole of 2022 at Darlington

(DARLINGTON, SC – MAY 7, 2022 – RIS) Joey Logano won the pole position for the Goodyear 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway, beating out Kyle Larson with a fast lap of 28.805 seconds at 170.720 mph, against the Hendrick Chevy driver's 28.887/170.236 lap. Logano's pole is his first at the old egg-shaped South Carolina oval and the 23rd pole in his NASCAR Cup Series career of 483 races.

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Volume 2022, Issue 5, Posted 2:00 PM, 05.07.2022

UPDATED: Nemechek Takes Darlington Trucks, Crafton DQ'ed

(DARLINGTON, SC - MAY 6, 2022 - RIS) John Hunter Nemechek took his first victory of 2022 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series over Carson Hocevar in a NASCAR overtime finish. Grant Enfinger, Ty Majeski and Matt Crafton filled out the top five finishers in a race slowed by ten cautions, featuring  16 lead changes among nine trucks. Later, Crafton was disqualified in post-race inspection when his truck was found too low in the front end, this moves all trucks up one position with the No. 88 Jack Links/Menards Toyota scored last.

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Volume 2022, Issue 5, Posted 10:51 PM, 05.06.2022

John Hunter Nemechek Dominates Darlington Truck Sessions

(DARLINGTON, SC – MAY 6, 2022 – RIS) John Hunter Nemechek set the pace in practice for the Dead on Tools 200 Cometic Gasket NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Darlington Raceway, then clobbered the field with his qualifying lap of 28.719 sec/171.232 mph eclipsing Ty Majeski's second-place lap at 19.151 sec by 0.432 second and almost three mph.

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Volume 2022, Issue 5, Posted 5:35 PM, 05.06.2022

Chase Elliott Wins at Dover for his First Victory of 2020

DOVER, DE – RIS – Chase Elliot is a winner after 26 races without a win on an oval.  After taking the lead from Ross Chastain on a restart, Chase Elliott was able to drive away from Ricky Stenhouse Jr. over the final run and win the rain-delayed DuraMAX Drydene 400 at Dover to take his first victory of 2022 and the 14th of his Cup career on Monday. Elliott's win snapped a 26-race winless streak that had dated back to Road America last July, and it is also his first win on an oval since his Phoenix victory that won him the Cup Series championship in 2020. With Elliott entering the winner's circle, all four Hendrick Motorsports drivers -- Elliott, Kyle Larson, Alex Bowman, and William Byron -- have now won this season.

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Volume 2022, Issue 5, Posted 3:47 PM, 05.02.2022

Josh Berry Leads His Teammates Across the Finish Line in Dover Xfinity Race

DOVER, DE - RIS - Josh Berry won his third career NASCAR Xfinity Series race in an event dominated by JR Motorsports Camaros.  Berry led for 55 of the 200 laps in the No. 8 JRM Chevrolet. His triumph in the A-GAME 200 was his first of the season, and his first at the 1-mile Delaware track. Justin Allgaier won Stage 2, led a race-high 67 laps and wound up second in the No. 7 JRM Chevy. Ty Gibbs placed third with two more JR Motorsports drivers finishing well being Noah Gragson fourth and Sam Mayer rounding out the top five.

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Volume 2022, Issue 4, Posted 4:41 PM, 04.30.2022

Chris Beuscher Gives RFK First NASCAR Cup Pole since 2017 at Dover

DOVER, DE – RIS – In a total surprise, Chris Beuscher did what no other RFK driver has done in five years.  He will sit on the pole of Sunday’s race at Dover Motor Speedway.  Buescher set the pace in the final 10-driver group, posting a best lap of 160.149 mph in the No. 17 RFK Racing Ford. He scored the organization’s first pole in nearly five years, dating back to May 2017 at Talladega, and he became the fourth first-time pole winner so far this season in the Cup Series.

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Volume 2022, Issue 4, Posted 1:41 PM, 04.30.2022

Brandon Jones Wins Dover Xfinity Pole

DOVER, DE – RIS – Brandon Jones will sit on the pole position for Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Dover Motor Speedway. Jones’ lap of 157.398 miles per hour around the one-mile concrete oval was enough to earn his first pole of the season. It came after he ran the fastest lap in the preceding practice session. Jones last won an Xfinity pole in February 2020 at Auto Club Speedway, 72 starts ago.

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Volume 2022, Issue 4, Posted 9:30 PM, 04.29.2022