RICHMOND, VA – RIS - Alex Bowman took the lead with 10 laps to go and went on to win the NASCAR Cup Toyota Owners 400 race at Richmond. The race had been dominated by three drivers – Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex, Jr., and Joey Logano until a caution came out late in the race. A good pit stop put him in a position to pass Logano and Hamlin and charge on to the victory.
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JOHN HUNTER NEMECHEK, No. 4 Safeway Toyota Tundra, Kyle Busch Motorsports - Finishing Position: 1st - You were frustrated last time we talked and then you became a dad two days later. Today, you dominated today’s race. How do put that in perspective?
RICHMOND, VA – RIS – John Hunter Nemechek passed teammate Chandler Smith with 17 laps to go and outran team owner Kyle Busch to win the NASCAR Truck Series race at Richmond Raceway on Saturday. Nemechek, the series point leader, gave Kyle Busch Motorsports its fourth consecutive victory in the series but deprived Busch of a victory at the only track where he hasn't won in the Truck Series. Busch also was trying to become the only driver to win in all three of NASCAR's top series on the 0.75-mile, D-shaped oval.
MARTINSVILLE, VA – RIS – It was a Joe Gibbs Racing and Team Penske kind of day. In the end, a colossal battle between two JGR drivers found Martin Truex, Jr. getting by Denny Hamlin for the win. All in all, it was a classic Martinsville Speedway battle in the NASCAR Cup Blue Emu Total Pain Relief 500.
(MARTINSVILLE, VA – April 11, 2021 – RIS) The rain-interrupted Cook Out 250 NASCAR Xfinity race at Martinsville was 'lucky 13' for Josh Berry, the winner, in his 13th career series start. Second place finisher Noah Gragson won the Dash for Cash $100,000 bonus.
MARTINSVILLE, VA - RIS - For the third time in 2021, NASCAR has postponed a race due to weather. The Blue Emu 500 NASCAR Cup Series race will be run at 4:00 PM on Sunday, April 11th. The trace will be broadcast on FS1. Denny Hamlin was leading the race with Joey Logano second when the rains returned. The Cup cars were only able to complete 41 laps after the track was dried. The original 8:00 start was pushed back because of track drying.
The Xfinity race which was postponed on Friday night due to rain will now be run at 4:00 PM on FS1. Both races were started when inclement weather forced them to be stopped.
BRISTOL, TN – RIS – It wasn’t easy, but Joey Logano became the first NASCAR Cup Series driver to win a dirt race In 51 years. Logano took the lead late in the second stage and won the final stage and the race. Conditions were iffy all week due to large amounts of rain that caused flooding in the parking lots of the racetrack, but inside, fans were treated to a good show and a surprising winner. Logano drove away from Denny Hamlin during the 50-lap final stage and drove away from Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Hamlin on a two-lap restart to end Monday's rain-delayed race. The race was the first Cup Series race on a dirt surface since 1970.
BRISTON, TN – RIS – Martin Truex, Jr. won the NASCAR Camping World Truck race on the dirt at Bristol Motor Speedway Monday afternoon. He was in the No. 51 truck from Kyle Busch Motorsports. It was his first truck series race since 2006, and his first Bristol checkered flag at Bristol. Truex dominated the race winning all three stages.
(BRISTOL, TN - MAR 26, 2021 - RIS) Alex Bowman set the quickest time in practice for the first NASCAR Cup Series race on dirt since 1971. In practice for the trucks, Raphael Lessard and Ben Rhodes topped the speed charts.
HAMPTON, GA – RIS – Ryan Blaney took advantage of a late-race pit stop, beating Kyle Larson out of the pits. Larson, who had dominated the race, winning the first two stages, saw Blaney looking smaller and smaller in the view out of his windshield. Blaney had been strong all day and running in the top five, but the win a surprise.
HAMPTON, GA – RIS – Justin Allgaier punched his ticket to the Xfinity Series playoffs on Saturday by winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Allgaier led the final 27 laps and held off Cup Series regular Martin Truex Jr., who settled for second after recovering from a pit road speeding penalty with less than 50 laps to go.
(Hampton, GA - Kyle Busch dominated the Fr8 Auctions 200 Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, leading 102 of the 130 laps, taking the final checkered flag over four seconds ahead of Austin Hill, who was over five and a half seconds ahead of John Hunter Nemechek. "It's just a part of good people, having good people. Coach (Joe Gibbs) always says you have to have good people to have success. We’ve had great people, and we’ve had good people too and it’s just a matter of evolving. This sport is ever-changing. Six months from now the setups will be different again. It’s cool to have fresh ideas, different concepts and things that we can continue and try and continue to improve. It's good to see John Hunter (Nemechek) come home with another top-three today with him racing for a championship this year, that’s important. Certianly, I want to give a shoutout to Samantha (Busch) and Brexton (Busch) at home. Brexton is racing tomorrow, so he didn’t make it this weekend, so good luck buddy. Thank you to Rowdy Energy, Murphy USA for being on board today.
AVONDALE, AZ – RIS – Martin Truex, Jr. held off Joey Logano to win the NASCAR Cup race at Phoenix Raceway on Sunday afternoon. Truex beat the four championship finalists from last year. He had failed to advance into the season-ending finale for the first time in four years and could only watch as Chase Elliott beat Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski for the title at the desert oval. All four tailed Truex across the finish line.
AVONDALE, AZ – RIS – Austin Cindric held off Jason Allgaier and Ty Gibbs on a two-lap shootout to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Phoenix. A late caution bunched the field together to what became a race to the finish. Cindric took the outside lane with Allgaier right behind. As the green flag was shown, Allgaier looked to get to the outside of Cindric, but the marbles near the wall slid his car into the wall. Gibbs, the 18-year-old grandson of JGR owner Joe Gibbs, challenged on the inside, but it wasn’t enough as Cindric crossed the finish line first for the win.
(Las Vegas, NV - 07 Mar 2021 - RIS) In almost a reply of last week's victory by teammate William Byron, Kyle Larson drove the No. 5 Ricky Hendrick throwback painted Camaro to a dominating win at Las Vegas, leading 103 of the 267 laps in the Pennzoil 400. In his fourth race after a suspension last season, he continued the demonstration of ability he showed in running a series of sprint and midget races while going through the sensitivity training required by NASCAR after a 'slip of the tongue' during an online race last year.
LAS VEGAS, NV – RIS – A.J. Allmendinger won the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon. It was the first win in his comeback season after spending some years in television commentary recently. The victory was the sixth in the Xfinity Series for Allmendinger, who retired at the end of the 2018 season rather than drive for an uncompetitive team.
LAS VWGAS, NV – RIS – John Hunter Nemechek led early and led often and late to win the NASCAR Camping World truck race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Friday night. He our ran his truck owner Kyle Busch who finished second. It was the first win for Nemechek on the 2021 season. Busch, NASCAR's biggest race winner over the past decade, had thoroughly dominated the NASCAR Truck Series and was the favorite to win his fourth straight truck race at Las Vegas. But John Hunter Nemechek got the better of his teammate and boss Friday night, winning in his No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports truck
HOMESTEAD, FL – RIS – William Byron came to the party late but came powerfully. Byron won the second stage of the Dixie Vodka 400 NASCAR Cup race and checked out in the final laps of the contest on Sunday. The 23-year-old driver of the No. 24 Chevrolet checked out from the rest of the field as the laps ran down. Byron’s win gives the circuit three different wins in three races.
HOMESTEAD, FL – RIS – Myatt Snider inherited the lead late in the race when leader Noah Gragson ran into the back of a slower car with two laps remaining. He went on to victory in overtime. It was the 26-year-old driver’s first NASCAR Xfinity Series win and was a win for Richard Childress Racing’s organization, it’s first of 2021. Snider celebrated his first victory in 36 starts with a reverse lap around the 1 1/2-mile track.
CONCORD, N.C. (Feb. 24, 2021) – North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and state health officials announced a plan Wednesday to allow outdoor sports venues, including Charlotte Motor Speedway, to host events with fans up to 30 percent of their capacity, beginning Feb. 26. The announcement paves the way for a limited number of fans to be part of the action when NASCAR’s best return to America’s Home for Racing for the first-ever tripleheader weekend – featuring the North Carolina Education Lottery 200, Alsco Uniforms 300 and historic 62nd running of the Coca-Cola 600 – at Charlotte Motor Speedway May 28-30.
DAYTONA BEACH, FL – RIS – Christopher Bell won his first career NASCAR Cup race in the O’Reilly 253 race on the Daytona International Speedway road course. Joey Logano had gone out to a lead as Bell, who had taken tires on a late caution, motored by him late in the race and went on to victory.
DAYTONA BEACH, FL – Ty Gibbs, grandson of team owner Joe Gibbs notched his first victory in the NASCAR Xfinity Series by holding off Austin Cindric at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday. The race was held on the road course there, and it was supposed to be a two man race between Cindric and road ace A.J. Allmendinger. The 18-year-old Gibbs had something to say about that.
(DAYTONA BEACH, FL – FEB 19, 2021 – RIS) Ben Rhodes came back to Daytona after winning last week’s Camping World Truck Series race with hopes of giving Toyota the manufacturer’s 200th series win, his second win in two weeks at the speedway and another win for ThorSport Racing after the team changed manufacturers between seasons. Despite starting on a wet track after heavy rain in the afternoon with rain tires mounted and windshield wipers going, the race ran fairly smoothly until the third stage, with triple restarts at the end but Rhodes held on for his fifth series victory. “It’s unbelievable. I don’t have words for it,” he said. “I don’t even know what to say. This is so cool. I just have to thank my team. The Bombardier Tundra was fast all day. ThorSport Racing gave me a truck that handled this year and we were fast. Rich (Luches) is a really good crew chief. It’s good to be paired up with him and all of the guys on my team. I’m just thrilled. I don’t know what to say. I’ve been on cloud nine all week, so it’s above that. I’m just so happy.”
DAYTONA BEACH, FL – RIS – Michael McDowell won the 63rd Daytona 500 on early Monday morning after a spectacular wreck on the final lap. As the last lap unfolded, Joey Logano was leading with Brad Keselowski close behind. McDowell was behind Keselowski. When Keselowski made his move, he was being pushed by McDowell, and the extra speed that resulted made Keselowski’s attempted pass put him into the rear of Logano’s car, spinning both of them in a fiery crash. McDowell was able to hold off Chase Elliott for the win.
DAYTONA BEACH, FL -RIS -In a battle of the last survivor, reigning Xfinity champion Austin Cindric won the Beef, It’s What’d for Dinner 300 with crafty moves on the final overtime lap. Cindric had been up front all day, starting on the pole. Cindric led the final laps of a two-lap overtime shootout following a late caution in the race, titled the “Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. 300.”
DAYONA BEACH, FL – RIS – Ben Rhodes made a daring pass to get by Troy Roper to win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona International Speedway on Friday night. In a race filled with crashes and mishaps, it was an awesome victory. The fourth win of his Truck Series career was his first at the 2.5-mile Florida track.
Unofficial starting lineup, Daytona 500:
1) Alex Bowman, No. 48 Ally Chevrolet
2) William Byron, No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet
3) Aric Almirola, No. 10 Smithfield Ford
4) Austin Dillon, No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet
5) Christopher Bell, No. 20 DEWALT Toyota
6) Bubba Wallace, No. 23 DoorDash Toyota
7) Ryan Newman, No. 6 Kohler Generators Ford
8) Kevin Harvick, No. 4 Busch Light #TheCrew Ford
9) Joey Logano, No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford
10) Kyle Busch, No. 18 M&M's Toyota
11) * Ryan Preece, No. 37 Cottonelle Chevrolet
12) Chase Elliott, No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet
13) Kyle Larson, No. 5 Nations Guard Chevrolet
14) Ryan Blaney, No. 12 Menards/Blue DEF/PEAK Ford, 63
15) Daniel Suarez, No. 99 iFly Chevrolet, 60
DAYTONA BEACH, FL – RIS – Same old thing, as they say. Alex Bowman will sit on the pole for Sunday’s Daytona 500 for 2020. It was his fourth consecutive front row start in the Great American Race. Bowman claimed the pole with a lap of 191.261 mph. Bowman’s Hendrick Motorsports teammate William Byron qualified second with a lap of 190.219 mph to lock in a spot in the Daytona 500. This is the seventh time Hendrick Motorsports swept the front row for the 500.
DAYTONA BEACH, FL – RIS - Kyle Busch scored a surprising preseason victory Tuesday night in the Busch Clash exhibition, avoiding a crash between front-runners Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliott, to kick off the NASCAR Cup Series season with the annual exhibition held for the first time on the Daytona International Speedway road course.
Team Penske held a media day on Wednesday, January 27, 2021. Full transcripts of the crew chief and driver interviews can be found in the NASCAR press PR section of the main menu. This is the start of many media day leading up to SpeedWeeks at Daytona International Speedway in February.
Santa Clarita, CA (January 18, 2021) – Honda Performance Development (HPD) has joined with Honda Motor Company, Ltd., to offer a scholarship program to the Super Formula Championship for the winner of the 2021 Formula Regional Americas series.
WORLD OF OUTLAWS, DIRTcar INVADE BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY IN APRIL 2021
World of Outlaws Bristol Bash featuring the Late Models and UMP Modifieds will be held April 8-10 and the World of Outlaws Bristol Throwdown showcasing the famed Sprint Cars and Big Blocks will be held April 22-24
Santa Claus leads a group of nearly 250 children through Speedway Christmas during the Speedway Children's Charities (SCC) Charlotte chapter grant distribution event at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday. SCC distributed $300,000 to area nonprofits that serve children in need. (RIS/John Davison photos)
The Charlotte chapter of Speedway Children's Charities, with support from the Kevin Harvick Foundation, distributed $300,000 to 30 area nonprofits Wednesday at Charlotte Motor Speedway
More than 250 children joined SCC officials and representatives from the area charities for a socially distant, drive-through holiday experience at Speedway Christmas
Fans can register to volunteer or donate to Speedway Children's Charities by visiting www.speedwaycharities.org
(CONCORD, NC - NOV 25, 2020) - This was first written as an exercise in historical research. Since then, we’ve tried to keep it updated. In light of past seasons’ somewhat controversial endings, especially where the 2004 championship is concerned, here’s the version for the year just ended.)
Speedway Christmas presented by Count On Me NC opens this weekend for its 11th season.
CHIP GANASSI RACING’S, KURT BUSCH, is participating in a two-day Next Gen test held by NASCAR at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Kurt Busch met with media via teleconference to discuss his thoughts after the first day of the test, what he’s learned from the test so far, and more. Martin Truex, Jr. is also testing the non branded car.
AVONDALE, AZ – RIS - Like father, like son, Chase Elliott won the playoff race at Phoenix Rsceway on Sunday to join his father, Bill Elliott, as champion of the NASCAR Cup Series. The younger Elliott is the third-youngest champion in series history. He wins the crown on a day that seven-time champ Jimmie Johnson ran his final Cup race as a full-time series driver before embarking on an IndyCar campaign, while Cup champion Matt Kenseth and Clint Bowyer ended their careers.
(PHOENIX, AZ - NOV 7, 2020 - RIS) Austin Cindric probably had the best car at Phoenix, setting the fastest time of the race and leading 72 of the 206 laps to win the season-ending Desert Diamond Casino West Valley 200 on his way to the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series championship.
(PHOENIX, AZ - NOV 6, 2020 - RIS) Sheldon Creed led only twice and for only 27 laps in winning the season-ending Lucas Oil 150 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoor Truck Series race and the year's championship.
MARTINSVILLE, VA – RIS – It was make-or break day at the little paper clip track in Ridgeway, Virginia, known as Martinsville Speedway. The powers that be decided to make NASCAR’s playoff final four for all national series be determined on the circuits smallest track and it was brilliant. Chase Elliott needed to win to sneak into the final four that will vie for the NASCAR Cup championship, and he did just that. Elliott passed Martin Truex Jr. for the lead with 43 laps to go. He held that lead the rest of the way to get the win and the automatic berth in the four-driver championship race next weekend in Phoenix. He led a race-best 236 laps at the .526-mile short track and won by 6.5 seconds over friend Ryan Blaney.