Cup / Xfinity / Truck News

Logano Overcomes Problems and Wins Cup Race at Phoenix Speedway

AVONDALE, AZ – RIS -Joey Logano had his share of bad luck in the Ticket Guard 500 NASCAR Cup race, but recovered from each to win his second race of the season. An uncontrolled tire sent Joey Logano to the rear of the field. A broken jack cost him time on pit road, and an overtime restart put the field on his back bumper.

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Volume 2020, Issue 3, Posted 11:00 PM, 03.08.2020

Brandon Jones Passes Kyle Busch for Phoenix Xfinity Win

AVONDALE, AZ - RIS - Brandon Jones passed Kyle Busch with 20 laps to go and held on to win Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Phoenix Raceway. It was Jones’ second career win in 141 Xfinity starts. His previous win came last October at Kansas.

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Volume 2020, Issue 3, Posted 10:31 PM, 03.07.2020

Elliott Nips Harvick for Phoenix Pole

AVONDALE, AZ – RIS – Chase Elliott was able to outrun Phoenix master Kevin Harvick after Harvick tested the top and Elliott followed him.  Elliott won the pole position for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Phoenix Speedway.  Harvick will start beside Elliott when they come to the green flag.

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Volume 2020, Issue 3, Posted 10:02 PM, 03.07.2020

18-Inch Centerlock Wheels Coming With Next Gen NASCAR Racer

NASCAR Cup Series Next Gen Goes To Center-Lock Wheels
Just one of numerous changes for 2021
(CONCORD, NC – MAR 5, 2020 – RIS) The Next Gen's fourth on-track test, scheduled this week at Auto Club Speedway saw NASCAR's 'Next Gen' car tested by William Byron on the new design's . The three previous tests featured a larger aluminum wheel, but with the five-lug pattern that's been used in NASCAR for decades.

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Volume 2020, Issue 3, Posted 4:48 PM, 03.05.2020

Alex Bowman Wins at Fontana

FONTANA, CA – RIS – Alex Bowman won his second career NASCAR Cup race by holding off the Busch brothers at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA.  Bowman had one of the fastest cars all weekend, but after Ryan Blaney had to pit late in the race for tires, the win was his. Coincidentally, Bowman’s contract is up at the end of the season.  Winning is imperative.

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Volume 2020, Issue 2, Posted 11:00 PM, 03.01.2020

Harrison Burton Wins First Career Xfinity Race at Fontana

FONTANA, CA – RIS – Harrison Burton won his first career Xfinity Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California on Saturday.  Burton held off fellow Joe Gibbs Racing driver Riley Herbst in the closing laps of the race.  The 19-year-old Burton is the son of NASCAR veteran Jeff Burton, and he finished strong with an impressive final restart.

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Volume 2020, Issue 2, Posted 9:10 PM, 02.29.2020

Bowyer Wins California Pole

FONTANA, CA – RIS – Clint Bowyer won the pole for the NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday at Auto Club Speedway.  He ran a lap of 40.086 seconds or 179.614 mph.  Six-time winner at the track, Jimmie Johnson was.007 seconds slower.  He will start on the front row with Bowyer.

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Volume 2020, Issue 2, Posted 7:31 PM, 02.29.2020

Logano Takes the Pennzoil 400 at LVMS

LAS VEGAS< NV – RIS – Joey Logano missed a strategy call from his crew chief, but won the Pennzoil 400 NASCAR Cup race anyway.  Logano still wound up in victory lane for the second year in a row, winning a two-lap sprint to the finish that ended under caution after Logano had moved out to a large lead.

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Volume 2020, Issue 2, Posted 9:13 PM, 02.23.2020

Briscoe Takes Las Vegas Xfinity Checker

(LAS VEGAS, NV – RIS – FEB 23, 2020) Chase Briscoe gained only one net position in the rain delayed Boyd Gaming 300, but considering he started second on the field, his win capped a Ford sweep of the day. Joey Logano took his Ford to victory in the Pennzoil 400 earlier.

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Volume 2020, Issue 2, Posted 11:13 PM, 02.23.2020

Kyle Busch Win Vegas Truck Race in Dominating Performance

LAS VEGAS, NV - RIS - Kyle Busch does what Kyle Busch does in truck races.  He dominated.  Johnny Sauter won the pole in a ThorSport Ford, butit was the Kyle Busch show. Busch ran away with the race at a large margin and the laps ran down. Put Busch in one of his own Kyle Busch Motorsports trucks, and he’s all but certain to win. That’s been the case for seven straight starts in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, counting Friday night’s victory in the Strat 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, his home track.

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Volume 2020, Issue 2, Posted 1:55 AM, 02.22.2020

Denny Hamlin Wins Third Daytona 500, and NASCAR Nation's Thoughts move to Ryan Newman

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – RIS – Denny Hamlin won the 2020  Daytona 500, but a crash at the end left everyone praying.  As Denny Hamlin, Ryan Newman, and Ryan Blaney raced for the lead, Newman’s car flipped into the air and then was hit by Corie LaJoie’s car at full speed.  No injury report has been issued by NASCAR and Roush Fenway Racing as of this hour.

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Volume 2020, Issue 2, Posted 10:06 PM, 02.17.2020

Noah Gragson Gets his First Victory in the Xfinity Series at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - RIS - Noah Gragson won his first NACAR Xfinity race on stock cars biggest showplace-Daytona International Speedway.  Gragson was min the lead when a caution came out do to a crash behind him.  The race finished under caution by rule.  It was business as usual.  JR Motorsports car, Chevrolet Camaro, and lots of crashes, a scenario that has gone on for the last three races at this 2.5-mile superspeedway. 

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Volume 2020, Issue 2, Posted 8:48 PM, 02.15.2020

Grant Enfinger Wins the Daytona Truck race by 1/100 of a Second

DAVTONA BEACH, FL – RIS – Grant Enfinger won the NewEra 250 the old-fashioned way on Friday night.  In a side-by-side battle on the last lap in overtime. .Enfinger skillfully beat and banged on that final home stretch to win by 1/00 second.  It was Ford's 100the win in the NASCAR Outdoors truck series. Enfinger beat Jordan Anderson in a frantic push to the finish that drew sparks as the trucks banged back and forth.

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Volume 2020, Issue 2, Posted 12:05 AM, 02.15.2020

Herbst Wins Daytona Truck Pole

Daytona Beach, FL - RIS - Riley Hebst won the pole for tonight's NextEra 250 Gander Outdoors truck race at Daytona International Speedway.  H will start alongside Brett Modditt at the start.

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Volume 2020, Issue 2, Posted 11:32 PM, 02.14.2020

Logano Wins Bluegreen Daytona 500 Qualifying Race One with some help from Almirola

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – RIS – Joey Logano rode the inside lane to win the first Bluegreen Vacations Duel one at Daytona International Speedway.  The Daytona 500 has a unique form of qualifying.  The field is split into two races, one led by the pole winner, and the other by the outside pole winner.  These races determine the starting lineup for the 500- mile race on Sunday.

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Volume 2020, Issue 2, Posted 11:36 PM, 02.13.2020

William Byron Wins Duel Two at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - RIS - William Byron won the second Daytona 500 qualifying race Thursday night, beating Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Larson.  The 60-lap races set the field for the Daytona 500 raced on Sunday.  Byron led the final three laps after he passed Kevin Harvick for the lead with help from a push by Kurt Busch.

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Volume 2020, Issue 2, Posted 11:55 PM, 02.13.2020

Hamlin Pushes Erik Jones to Clash Finish Line

Erik Jones Pushed to 42nd Annual Busch Clash At Daytona
(DAYTONA BEACH, FL – FEB 9, 2020 – RIS) The original sponsor of the Busch Clash returned for the 2020 edition of SpeedWeeks at Daytona and the nickname for the event featuring last season's pole winners became somewhat appropriate again: "The Busch 'Crash'"returned with three major incidents punctuating the race. Erik Jones led only a single lap, and had to have help doing that, but he won the race.

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Volume 2020, Issue 2, Posted 7:22 PM, 02.09.2020

Stenhouse Opens 2020 With Daytona 500 Pole

Stenhouse Puts JTG-Daugherty on the Daytona 500 pole

(DAYTONA BEACH, FL – FEB 9, 2020 – RIS) Ricky Stenhouse Jr, in his first drive for JTG-Daugherty Racing after transitioning from a ride with Roush, set a quick time of 0.730 sec quicker than the previous top qualifier, clocking a lap on the 2.5-mile Daytona Speedway of 46.253 sec over Tyler Reddick's lap. His reign on the pole lasted for the rest of the session as variable winds seemed to affect speeds. "It’s cool," said Stenhouse. "Tad (Geschickter, team owner) and (wife) Jodi are back at the shop with everybody. So. I’m just thankful for the opportunity to be here and to bring guys with me like Brian (Pattie, crew chief). They’ve been working really hard. They’re in my corner. They’ve been behind me throughout all my career. Ernie (Cope, competition director) runs a great organization and a great shop.

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Volume 2020, Issue 2, Posted 4:01 PM, 02.09.2020

Junior Johnson - 1931-2019

(CONCORD, NC – RIS – DEC 21, 2019) The racing world has lost another superstar in Junior Johnson's passing Dec. 20 in a hospice center in Charlotte, NC. Starting his NASCAR racing career at Darlington in 1953, he won five races two seasons later and added 45 more victories to his career total. He is credited with discovering how to draft and slingshot and named one of NASCAR's 50 greatest drivers in 1998 and inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame as a member of the inaugural class of 2010.

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Volume 2019, Issue 12, Posted 4:37 PM, 12.22.2019

Hailie Deegan Signs with Ford Performance

CONCORD, NC - RIS -Hailie Deegan, who made NASCAR history when she became the first female driver to win a race in what is now known as the ARCA Menards Series West (formerly K&N Pro Series West) in 2018, has signed a development contract to drive with Ford Performance.

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Volume 2019, Issue 12, Posted 1:38 AM, 12.19.2019

Jimmie Johnson Will Retire After 2020 Season

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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Volume 2019, Issue 11, Posted 9:02 PM, 11.20.2019

Kyle Busch Wins the Ford Ecoboost 400 to Claim the 2019 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup

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.

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Volume 2019, Issue 11, Posted 8:57 PM, 11.17.2019

Matt Crafton Wins the Championship as Austin Hill Wins at Homestead

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.

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Volume 2019, Issue 11, Posted 1:21 AM, 11.16.2019

Denny Hamlin Wins Phoenix and a Chance to Win his First Championship

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.

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Volume 2019, Issue 11, Posted 8:37 PM, 11.10.2019

Allgaier Wins in Phoenix Xfinity Race and Joins Championship Four

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.

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Volume 2019, Issue 11, Posted 12:00 AM, 11.10.2019

Freisen the Big Winner in NASCAR Truck Race at Phoenix

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.

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Volume 2019, Issue 11, Posted 12:30 AM, 11.09.2019

Chase Briscoe Takes The Pole At Dover With 157.246 MPH

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.

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Volume 2019, Issue 9, Posted 1:59 PM, 10.05.2019

Custer on Pole for Vegas Xfinity Race

LAS VEGAS, NV – RIS – Cole Custer won the pole for tonight’s Rhino Pro Outfitters 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  The two have dominated the Xfinity season in 2019, each winning six races.

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Volume 2019, Issue 9, Posted 6:09 PM, 09.14.2019

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.

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Volume 2019, Issue 9, Posted 10:06 PM, 11.03.2019

Bell Dominates Texas Xfinity Race and Punches His Ticket for Homestead

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.

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Volume 2019, Issue 9, Posted 12:28 AM, 11.03.2019

Kevin Harvick Wins the Pole for the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway

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.

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Volume 2019, Issue 9, Posted 9:36 PM, 11.02.2019

Tyler Reddick Wins Texas Xfinity 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).

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Volume 2019, Issue 9, Posted 7:59 PM, 11.02.2019

Martin Truex Jr. Dominates at Martinsville Speedway - First Data 500

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

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Volume 2019, Issue 9, Posted 8:50 PM, 10.27.2019

Martin Truex, Jr Dominates First Data 500 at Martinsville

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.

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Volume 2019, Issue 9, Posted 7:48 PM, 10.27.2019

Todd Gilliland Wins Martinsville NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 for 1st Victory

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.

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Volume 2019, Issue 9, Posted 5:41 PM, 10.26.2019

Hamlin Wins Kansas Race as Keselowski Fails to Advance

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. 

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Volume 2019, Issue 9, Posted 10:17 PM, 10.20.2019