Cup / Xfinity / Truck News

Kyle Busch Sweeps Bristol Weekend with Tough-Fought Cup Win

BRISTOL, TN – RIS – Kyle Busch won all three races at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend, sweep the Camping World Truck Series race on Wednesday night, the Xfinity Series race last night and tonight, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race.  Busch is the only one who has done this anywhere, and this is the second time he has done it.  The last time was 2010.  It was also his sixth win of the season for the Las Vegas native.

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Volume 2017, Issue 8, Posted 11:40 PM, 08.19.2017

Kyle Busch Does the Double in Xfinity race at Bristol

BRISTOL, TN - RIS - For the second consecutive night, Kyle Busch dominated a race at Bristol Motor Speedway.  This time it was the NASCAR Xfinity Series Food City 300.  He led 186 of the 300 laps run. It was the 19th win at the tiny high-banked half mile track in the three NASCAR series.  He won the truck series race Wednesday, and now has only the Monster Energy Cup series race on Saturday to complete the sweep.  He had to overcome a speeding penalty in both races.

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Volume 2017, Issue 8, Posted 11:36 PM, 08.18.2017

Erik Jones Wins MENC Poll at Bristol

BRISTOL, TN - Erik Jones won his first career pole in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday.  The rookie turned a lap at 128.082 mph around the high-banked bullring to take the top starting spot for Saturday night's race. Jones, who drives for Furniture Row Racing, bumped Kyle Larson from the pole.

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Volume 2017, Issue 8, Posted 12:07 AM, 08.19.2017

Despite Penalty, Kyle Busch Wins Bristol Truck Race

BRISTOL, TN – RIS – Kyle Busch won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday night, even though he had to face a penalty for speeding on pit road.  It was the third win this season for Busch in only 15 races.  The 2015 Cup Series champion has now combined for eight victories throughout the three-major series in 2017 and will look to sweep the track with victories on Friday and Saturday nights in the Xfinity and Monster Cup series races.

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Volume 2017, Issue 8, Posted 1:05 AM, 08.17.2017

With an Exciting Restart in Overtime, Kyle Larson Wins Third Straight at Michigan

BROOKLYN, MI – RIS – When the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway went to overtime, Kyle Larson was running fourth with three strong Toyotas in front of him.  On the restart, Larson made a daring move to get past three of the cars, and later passed Martin Truex, Jr. in the two-lap shootout to win his third straight race at the speedway.

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Volume 2017, Issue 8, Posted 11:30 PM, 08.13.2017

Hornish Wins Xfinity Race at Mid Ohio

LEXINGTON, OH – RIS – After two disastrous starts in the 2017 Xfinity series, Sam Harnish used experience to win the Xfinity Mid-Ohio Challenge at the Mid-Ohio road course.  Hornish, an expert on road courses and an Indy 500 champion, won for Team Penske in a Ford Mustang. Hornish, an Ohio native, dominated in his home state.

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Volume 2017, Issue 8, Posted 1:25 AM, 08.13.2017

Bubba Wallace Wins First Truck Race Since 2014 at Michigan

BROOKLYN, MI – RIS – Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr.  hadn’t been in a Camping World truck for three years, but on Saturday at Michigan International Speedway, he started again and won.  It was his fifth truck series victory. After taking the lead in his No. 99 Chevrolet with about 10 laps remaining, Wallace had to contend with Austin Cindric and Bell toward the end. He edged Bell by 0.176 seconds.

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Volume 2017, Issue 8, Posted 9:26 PM, 08.12.2017

Keselowski and Logano on the Front Row at Michigan

BROOKLYN, MI – RIS – Brad Keselowski led a Ford contingent to dominate qualifying at Mihigan International Speedway for Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400.  Keselowski, a Michigan native came home to put his Team Penske Ford Fusion on the point.  To add to that, his teammate, Joey Logano will start alongside Keselowski on the front row.

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Volume 2017, Issue 8, Posted 3:27 AM, 08.12.2017

Martin Truex, Jr. Wins at the Glen by Saving Fuel

WATKINS GLEN, NY – RIS – Like so many road course races, the I Love New York 355 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race involved fuel mileage, or rather fuel conservation.  In the end, the driver who conserved the most fuel was Martin Truex, Jr. by .04 seconds.

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Volume 2017, Issue 8, Posted 8:45 PM, 08.06.2017

Kyle Busch Adds Watkins Glen to his Win Total in the Zippo 200

WATKINS GLEN, NY - RIS - Kyle Busch finally added the famous road course at Watkins Glen International to his list of tracks he had conquered.  It was his 90th win in the Xfinity Series.  He continued his hot streak in NASCAR Series races.  Busch took his customary bow to the stands, which was a milestone win for the Toyota driver.

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Volume 2017, Issue 8, Posted 1:26 AM, 08.06.2017

BY400 Stage 2

Despite losing the lead on a caution, Kyle Busch wins Stage 2 at the Brickyard 400.

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Volume 2017, Issue 7, Posted 6:46 PM, 07.23.2017

Kyle Busch Ends Year Long Winless Drought With 44th Annual Overtonís 400 Win At Pocono

Long Pond, PA - RIS - Kyle Busch ends a year long Win Drought with class, speed, and pure power. Busch and his team take some strategy with a four tire, and two fuel can Pit Stop and finds himself 6 seconds behind with about 36 Laps remaining. Within seven laps he has caught the leaders and was about to put a spanking on them….. He makes the pass for a lead and goes on to beat Kevin Harvick, and Martin Truex, Jr by half the straight away lead at Pocono International…. If you know anything about that straight away you know just how much of a spanking he put on two of the hottest drivers in NASCAR today.

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Volume 2017, Issue 7, Posted 8:48 PM, 07.30.2017

Top Dogs Take Front Row For 44th Annual Overtonís 400 At Pocono

Long Pond, PA - RIS - Top dogs run to the front and Kyle Busch and Martin Truex, Jr. are truly the Top Dogs. They may have traded paint last week, at Indy, this week they will start side by side for the drop of the Green at the 44th Annual Overton’s 400. Kyle Busch uses the final lap of Qualifying to make a statement in the #18 M&M’s Caramel Toyota. He ran that lap almost .4 faster than Martin Truex, Jr’s Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Toyota #78. It has been decades since NASCAR used race day as qualifying and race day. It appears that all kinds of different strategy will have to be put in place today for sure.

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Volume 2017, Issue 7, Posted 1:48 PM, 07.30.2017

Ryan Preece Takes Iowa Xfiinity Race

NEWTON, IA – RIS – In a NASCAR Xfinity Series race that had not one Monster Energy Cup driver, it figured that one of the stars of the series with come through with a victory.  Only Indy 500 champion Sam Hornish, Jr., a former MENC driver was in the field, so it was left up to the regulars to put on a show.  In the end Ryan Preece won the US Cellular 250.  The 26-year old driver had long dreamed to get into good equipment to show what he could do, and won the race.

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Volume 2017, Issue 7, Posted 11:32 PM, 07.29.2017

Christopher Bell Wins Pocono Truck Race

LONG POND, PA – RIS – On a day that favorite Kyle Busch dominated the Overton’s 150 NASCAR Camping World Series truck race, you would have to believe he won.  He didn’t.  Christopher Bell did.  Bell passed John Hunter Nemechek for the lead with six laps left and held on to win  Saturday at Pocono Raceway.

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Volume 2017, Issue 7, Posted 11:11 PM, 07.29.2017

Plans Announced for 2018 - Team Penske and Wood Brothers Racing

MOORESVILLE, NC - RIS - Things have been busy at Team Penske this week.  Earlier in the week. Team Penske announced Brad Keselowski's contract extension in the No. 2 Ford, and today the organization announced that they would field a third car for Ryan Blaney.  The Ford will carry the number 12. Blaney has long thought to be part of the Penske organization and just on loan to the Wood Brothers until they could create a new team.

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Volume 2017, Issue 7, Posted 12:45 PM, 07.26.2017

Exhausted Kahne Wins Brickyard 400 Just Before Nightfall

SPEEDWAY, IN - RIS - July 23, 2017 -

Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
24th Annual Brickyard 400

An exhausted Kasey Kahne wins a wreck-filled Brickyard 400 just before night falls at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Pit strategy brought the 5 car to the front and then Kahne survived a few accident-filled restarts after the two fastest cars wrecked during the final segment of racing.

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Volume 2017, Issue 7, Posted 9:33 PM, 07.23.2017

William Byron Wins Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

19 year old William Byron overcame several challenges to win the XFINITY Series Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway today.  In the closing phase of the race, he had to first pass Kyle Busch for the lead, which is never an easy task.  Then Byron had to trust the vibrating tire on his #9 Liberty University Chevrolet to hold out for the last 12 laps while holding off a hard charging Paul Menard for final 3 laps to win the race.  Byron said, "Over the last 15 or 20 laps, I thought the tire was going to go, but it hung on."  Byron consistently ran in the lead group of cars all afternoon and earned his 3rd XFINITY victory and 12th top 10 finish of the year.

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Volume 2017, Issue 7, Posted 8:26 PM, 07.22.2017

BY400 - Cup Practice Sessions

Welcome to the opening activities for the Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400, also known as the 24th running of the Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.


The Saturday Cup practice sessions have ended, and the brand to beat is Toyota.


Toyota drivers Denny Hamlin (#11), Martin Truex, Jr., (#78) and Matt Kenseth (#20) dominated the first session, with Hamlin setting the fastest speed overall at 187.414 mph.


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Volume 2017, Issue 7, Posted 1:51 PM, 07.22.2017

Crafton Ends 27 Race Winless Streak with Eldora Victory

(ROSSBURG, OH – JULY 20, 2017 – RIS) Matt Crafton decided to buy a dirt Modified to practice for the Eldora Dirt Derby 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. Why a dirt car? Because the Eldora race is the sole dirt track race in any of the NASCAR top three national race series. The investment paid off as Crafton used the additional dirt track experience to lead 52 of the 150 laps and snap a losing streak that lasted over a year.

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Volume 2017, Issue 7, Posted 12:57 AM, 07.20.2017

Hamlin Gets His First Win of 2017 at New Hampshire

LOUDON, NH – RIS – Denny Hamlin punched his ticket to the playoff by winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Overton's 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday.  It was the first win for Hamlin and Joe Gibbs Racing in 2017.  It was Hamlin’s third win at NHMS and the first win of any kind for Joe Gibbs Racing in 2017.

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Volume 2017, Issue 7, Posted 11:31 PM, 07.16.2017

Kyle Busch Runs Away With Xfinity Race at New Hampshire

LOUDON, NH – RIS – Kyle Busch, aided by an inopportune pit penalty by Brad Keselowski, for leaving the area with pit equipment, ran away from the field and won the Xfinity Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday.  The Joe Gibbs Racing driver led 77 laps from the pole and beat Ryan Preece, William Byron, Kyle Larson and Keselowski for his third win in six starts this year.

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Volume 2017, Issue 7, Posted 10:34 PM, 07.15.2017

Truex on New Hamshire Pole After Larson Disqualified.

LOUDON, NH – RIS – Kyle Larson continued his hot streak by winning the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway—almost.  Once again, NASCAR officials found illegal parts on his Chevrolet and his time was not allowed.  Larson now moves to the back of the field for Sunday’s race.

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Volume 2017, Issue 7, Posted 11:42 PM, 07.14.2017

Truex Dominates Cup Race at Kentucky for Third Win

SPARTA, KY – RIS – Martin Truex, Jr. continued to show that he is the class of the tracks 1.5 miles in length by dominating the Quaker State 400 NASAR Monster Energy Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway.  It was his third win of the season.

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Volume 2017, Issue 7, Posted 12:52 AM, 07.09.2017

Rowdy Romps in Kentucky Xfinity Alsco 300

(SPARTA, KY – JULY 8, 2017 – RIS) Kyle Busch put an end to William Byron's hunt for a third straight victory in the NASCAR Xfinity Series by winning his 88th race in the series. "Line selection and how the restarts run," was just one of the comments Busch had about looking ahead to the evening's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race.

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Volume 2017, Issue 7, Posted 4:16 PM, 07.08.2017

Bell Spins and Wins Kentucky Trucks

(SPARTA, KY – JUL 7, 2017 – RIS) Christopher Bell spun early in the Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race but thanks to not hitting anything, came back to dominate the closing laps and win his third race of the season.

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Volume 2017, Issue 7, Posted 1:31 AM, 07.07.2017

Kyle Busch Leads Toyota Sweep in Qualifying at Pocono

LONG POND, PA - RIS - Kyle Busch led a trio of Toyotas to win the first three starting positions for Sunday's Pocono 400 at Pocono International Raceway.  Martin Truex, Jr will start second and Matt Kenseth third in similar Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas.

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Volume 2017, Issue 6, Posted 2:03 PM, 06.29.2017

Harvick is Happy After Winning Sonoma Cup Race

SONOMA, CA – RIS – They often say you can’t go home again, but nothing was farther from the truth at Sonoma Speedway on Sunday.  Bakersfield, California native Kevin Harvick turned in a late-race dominating run that led to a double digit second lead that couldn’t be headed.  Clint Bowyer finished second, giving Stewart-Haas Racing a 1-2 finish.  Brad Keselowski finished third, giving Ford the top three spots.

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Volume 2017, Issue 6, Posted 2:02 PM, 06.29.2017

Stenhouse Wins Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – RIS – Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. won his second consecutive restrictor plate race in the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup race at Daytona International Speedway.  His Roush Fenway No. 17 Ford led 17 laps and finished ahead of fellow Ford driver Clint Bowyer in a wild and wreck-filled race.

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Volume 2017, Issue 6, Posted 1:59 AM, 07.02.2017

Byron Scores Second Xfinity Win in Daytona Overtime

(DAYTONA BEACH, FL – JULY 1, 2017 – RIS) William Byron scored his second Xfinity Seris race in eight days by taking the checkered flag at the Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 race. After three different red flags, two for weather and one for track cleanup, the race finally ended under caution for a crash back in the field just after Byron crossed the

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Volume 2017, Issue 6, Posted 5:51 PM, 07.01.2017

Rain Postpones NASCAR Xfinity Race Until Saturday Afternoon

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – RIS – Rain limited on-track action to three laps tonight.  The Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 Xfinity Series race will resume at noon, Eastern Standard time tomorrow, where hopefully it will be dryer.  It’s a double header with the Monster Energy Cup race later as darkness falls.  The starting lineup is as follows:

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Volume 2017, Issue 6, Posted 12:30 AM, 07.01.2017

Harvick is "Happy" After Sonoma Cup Win

SONOMA, CA – RIS – They often say you can’t go home again, but nothing was farther from the truth at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday.  Bakersfield, California native Kevin Harvick turned in a late-race dominating run that led to a double digit second lead that couldn’t be headed.  Clint Bowyer finished second, giving Stewart-Haas Racing a 1-2 finish.  Brad Keselowski finished third, giving Ford the top three spots.

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Volume 2017, Issue 6, Posted 8:46 PM, 06.25.2017

William Byron Gets First Xfinity Win at Iowa Speedway

NEWTON, IA – RIS – Redemption is sweet.  Last week, in a NASCAR Xfinity race at Michigan, William Byron watched Denny Hamlin almost pass his Chevrolet and beat him by about 12 inches.  Later in post-race inspections, Hamlin’s car was found to be illegal and his win was “encumbered.”  That’s NASCAR’s way of saying you get the win, but we won’t pay you and you get to keep the trophy. This week it was different as he prevailed to win the Ethanol E-15 250 at Iowa Speedway.

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Volume 2017, Issue 6, Posted 12:07 PM, 06.25.2017

Nemechek Wins Gateway Truck Race

MADISON, Ill. — John Hunter Nemechek gave his dad and truck owner Joe Nemechek an early Father’s Day present. The 20-year-old driver took the lead with four laps remaining and pulled away to win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race Saturday night at Gateway Motorsports Park.

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Volume 2017, Issue 6, Posted 7:51 PM, 06.18.2017

Hamlin Edges Byron for Michigan Xfinity Win

BROOKLYN, MI – RIS – Denny Hamlin held of a charging William Byron to win the Irish Hills 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Michigan International Speedway.  The race began with a bang when Brad Keselowski made contact with Kyle Busch on the restart and ended with a close run to the checkers, much to the fans delight.

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Volume 2017, Issue 6, Posted 7:39 PM, 06.18.2017

Kyle Larson Wins Michigan Pole

BROOKLYN, MI - RIS - Kyle Larson continued his hot streak as the fastest Chevrolet by qualifying on the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Monster Energy Cup race at Michigan International Speedway.  It was the second pole of 2017 for Larrson, but the fourth time he will start first.  Two of his poles were because qualifying was rained out and Larson was leading the season standings.

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Volume 2017, Issue 6, Posted 12:05 AM, 06.17.2017