Cup / Xfinity / Truck News

Joey Logano Dominates NASCAR Cup Race at North Wilkesboro

NORTH WILKESBORO, NC - RIS - Joey Logano dominated the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series Race at Northboro Speedway on Sunday night. Logano won the pole position and led 199 of 200 laps to finish first.  It was his second All Star win and the winner went home with 1 Million dollars   Logano started on the pole after posting the fastest time in qualifying on Saturday and was never really challenged, setting a record by leading more laps than any driver has in the race's 40-year history.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 11:02 PM, 05.19.2024

Gibbs and Wallace Race into the All-Star

(NORTH WILKESBORO, NC – MAY 19, 2024 – RIS) Ty Gibbs led every lap of the All-Star Open to gain a slot in the NASCAR All-Star race. Bubba Wallace followed him about a half second ahead of Josh Berry to earn the second transfer slot.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 7:05 PM, 05.19.2024

North Wilesboro is Heim Time in Trucks

(NORTH WILKESBORO, NC – MAY 19, 2024 – RIS) Corey Heim scored his third victory in the season. The brand-new pavement got washed clean when torrential rain hit the track just after the first stage ended Saturday, forcing the Wright Brand 250 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race to be completed on Sunday. In spite of the rain-cleaned new asphalt, the race resumed with some three-wide passes, side-by-side battles that lasted for lap after lap. Series rookie Laybe Riggs took third place, just ahead of first-time series racer Brenden Queen who finished fourth after making over 60 position passes in the race. 

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 2:27 PM, 05.19.2024

Logano and Crew Win All-Star Pole

(NORTH WILKESBORO, NC – MAY 18, 2024 – RIS) Joey Logano and his crew had the fastest series of laps on the track and quickest pit stop to earn the pole for the 2024  NASCAR All-Star race. William Byron’s combined track and pit time was quicker, but he was timed speeding entering pit road and the penalty dropped him to 13th in the field. Weather continued to affect the event as the truck race qualifying was rained out and later on Saturday, the truck race was halted for lightning and then rain less than a third of the way through the race.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 3:48 PM, 05.18.2024

Gibbs Tops All-Star Practice, Weather Wins Friday

(NORTH WILKESBORO, NC – MAY 17, 2024 – RIS) Ty Gibbs set the quickest lap in practice for the 2024 NASCAR All-Star with Ryan Blaney just 0.031 second back of Gibbs’ 18.145 sec / 124.001 mph lap. Gibbs set his quickest lap time late in a session on the softer ‘option’ tire before changing to the standard tire compound. 

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 7:52 PM, 05.17.2024

Queen Reigns Truck Practice at North Wilkesboro

(NORTH WILKDSBORO, NC – MAY 17, 2024 – RIS) Brenden “Butterbean” Queen, winner of last year’s CARS Tour race at North Wilkesboro Speedway’s  up and downhill oval, jumped to the top of the practice chart for the Wright Brand 250 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race. Queen’s best time was his 29th of 30 laps, at 17.911 seconds and 125.621 mph. Qualifying and the truck race will be held Saturday.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 4:04 PM, 05.17.2024

RIS Gets Taken for a Ride by zMAX CARS Tour Driver

(NORTH WILKESBORO, NC – MAY 13, 2024 – RIS) Broadcaster and NASCAR winner Michael Waltrip, zMAX CARS Tour winner Brenden Queen met with th media today at the newly repaved North Wilkesboro Speedway for a preview of this week’s NASCAR All Star events.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 8:57 PM, 05.13.2024

Keselowski Returns Blue Oval to Victory Lane at Darlington

(DARLINGTON, SC – MAY 12, 2024 – RIS) Brad Keselowski found Victory Lane at Darlington for his second win at the old track and 36th career win. Keselowski led five times for only 37 laps, while Tyler Reddick dominated the race, running in front of the pack on four occasions for a total of 174 laps. Ty Gibbs led once for 34 laps and Chris Buescher was in front of the field for 21 laps, only to be taken out late in the race by an error by Reddick. The win is Keselowski’s first in 110 races, the first for a team co-owner since Tony Stewart won in 2016 and the first Ford victory in the 2024 season.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 7:43 PM, 05.12.2024

Allgaier Scores Third Darlington Win

(DARLINGTON, SC – May 11, 2024 – RIS) Justin Allgaier dominated the NASCAR Xfinity Series Royal Crown Purple Bag Project 200, leading 119 of the 147 laps in the race on his way to a third checkered flag at the ‘Lady in Black’ – NASCAR’s oldest superspeedway. Only one other driver led more than ten laps as Cole Custer headed the first 21 laps of the race until a competition caution flag allowed the teams to check tire wear and other setup details after rain prevented practice and qualifying.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 5:55 PM, 05.11.2024

Reddick Tops Darlington Cup Qualifying

(DARLINGTON, SC – MAY 11, 2024 – RIS) Tyler Reddick learned the lessons of practice and moved to second in group one of time trials for the Goodyear 400 at Darlington Raceway, then improved again to take the pole for Sunday’s race.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 4:56 PM, 05.11.2024

Chastain Gets Smashing Darlington Truck Win

(DARLINGTON, SC – MAY 11, 2024 – RIS) “Protect Your Melon – Buckle Up” may be one of the most ironic sponsorships on a driver’s suit. Ross Chastain, the watermelon farmer turned race driver, has the tradition of smashing a watermelon on the track when he wins a race and he smashed another melon after winning the rain-delayed Buckle Up SC 200.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 12:30 AM, 05.11.2024

Weather Reigns in Darlington Xfinity Qualifying

(DARLINGTON, SC – MAY 10, 2024 – RIS) Weather won qualifying at Darlington Raceway for the Xfinity Series Crown Royal Purple Bag Project 200 with heavy rain starting a few minutes after qualifying for the truck series finished. Cole Custer and Chandler Smith will start on the front row with ‘guest’ drivers John Hunter Nemechek and William Byron will start 34th and 38th respectively. 

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 7:09 PM, 05.10.2024

Nick Sanchez Tops Truck Qualifying at Darlington

(DARLINGTON, SC – MAY 10, 2024 – RIS) Nick Sanchez only scored the 21st-fastest lap in practice for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Buckle Up South Carolina 200 at Darlington Raceway but he more than made up the gap in qualifying, earning the pole position 0.148 second quicker than Corey Heim who is fresh off his win last week at Kansas. Kyle Busch, making a rare start in the trucks, qualified fourth, just 0.050 second slower than third-starter Tanner Gray.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 5:37 PM, 05.10.2024

Larson Over Buescher in NASCAR's Closest Photo Finish.

(KANSAS CITY, KS – MAY 5, 2024 – RIS) Kyle Larson used a good run off the second turn to squeeze by leader Chris Buescher on the outside, then the two battled and bumped to the closest finish in NASCAR history with Larson just edging out Buescher by a scant thousandth of a second at the line. The top four cars were separated by a margin of only three thousandths of a second at the checkered flag, a margin that would have been a new record close finish at the track had it been only the lead pair.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 10:37 PM, 05.05.2024

Kansas Trucks are Heim Time

(KANSAS CITY, KS – MAY 4, 2024 – RIS) Corey Heim took the Tricon Garage truck to his second victory of 2024 in the Heart of America 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway. Heim led for a total of 79 laps, heading the race on four occassions, leading the final 33 laps of the race. Nick Sanchez recovered from starting 31st after pre-race inspection woes to finish sixth. The race was slowed by only one caution other than the two stage ending periods.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 10:41 PM, 05.04.2024

Bell Rings Eleventh Pole at Kansas

(KANSAS CITY, KS – MAY 4, 2024 – RIS) Christopher Bell rang up his eleventh career pole by lapping Kansas Speedway at 29.491 seconds and 183.107 mph. Ross Chastain put the No. 1 Chevy beside Bell on the front row with a lap just 65 thousandths slower with Noah Gragson 0.106 second behind Bell’s lap time. Kyle Larson was last to qualify and a track suddenly under almost full sunlight slowed his time to fourth, followed by Kyle Busch.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 7:34 PM, 05.04.2024

Purdy Speeds to Third Truck Pole

(KANSAS CITY, KS – MAY 4, 2024 – RIS) Chase Purdy drove his No. 77 Bama Buggies Chevy to the top of the time charts in qualifying for the Heart of America 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race. Purdy’s best practice lap was good for ninth place and his ten-lap average of 171.057 mph was twelfth on the tables. The pole is Purdy’s third career pole in the series.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 2:01 PM, 05.04.2024

Ryan Truex Wins; In Overtime, the BetRivers 200 at Dover Motor Speedway

Dover, DE. -RIS-  Tickets to the Monster Mile turned into one hot commodity on a very cool and drizzly day. The Dover Motor Speedway hosted the BetRivers 200 for NASCAR Xfinity Series event. Once all the smoke finally cleared and with Rain threatening all dayRyan Truex stood tall and was telling Mother Nature this race is mine. Truex brought the Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota #20 to victory lane after a number of Yellow Flags due to hard side by side racing. In a 200 lap event it took 209 laps to get this one in the books.

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Volume 2024, Issue 4, Posted 5:49 PM, 04.27.2024

Wurth 400 Busch Pole Award Winner: Kyle Busch

Dover, DE.    Kyle Busch won the Busch Pole Award for the Wurth 400 with a lap time of 22.196 seconds and a speed of 166.191 MPH. Busch has 34 Pole Wins in 689 NASCAR Cup Series races. Busch takes the #8 FICO Chevrolet to the front row for the event. For 2024 this would be his first pole and a third top-10 start on the season.

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Volume 2024, Issue 4, Posted 2:29 PM, 04.27.2024

Brandon Jones Fastest in Dover Xfinity Qualifying

DOVER, DE - RIS - Brandon Jones was fastest in qualifying on Friday for Saturday's Xfinity race at Dover Motor Speedway.  Jones got his fifth pole of his career by running with a speed of 156.863 mph.  Riley Herbst will start on the front row alongside Jones with a second-place speed of 156.781 mph.  Justin Allgaier will start third, with Austin Hill starting on the outside of row two in fourth. Sheldon Creed rounds out the top five. Kyle Weatherman will start sixth.  

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Volume 2024, Issue 4, Posted 7:11 PM, 04.26.2024

It's First For Love at Talladega

(TALLADEGA, AL – APR 20, 2024 – RIS) Jesse Love fulfilled the promise shown with earlier events by winning the Ag-Pro 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. The rookie’s win is the third drafting race victory for Richard Childress Racing in the 2024 season.

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Volume 2024, Issue 4, Posted 7:21 PM, 04.20.2024

McDowell Leads Ford to Front Row Sweep at Talladega

TALLADEGA, AL - RIS - Michael McDowell led qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday. McDowell and Front Row Motorsports proved to once again be unstoppable in qualifying on the superspeedways, leading both rounds of qualifying by a sizeable margin. It’s the second career pole for the Phoenix, Arizona-native, and the third front-row start for the No. 34 this year.

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Volume 2024, Issue 4, Posted 1:17 PM, 04.20.2024

Austin Hill Speeds to Third Talladega Pole

(TALLADEGA, AL – APR 19. 2024 – RIS) Austin Hill has raced five times at Talladega Superspeedway and has sat on the pole in five of those events. He added the third by beating out rookie Jesse Love with a lap of 52.723 seconds at a speed of 181.629 mph to Love’s 52.871 / 181.120 lap. Love  edged out third-place Parker Kligerman whose lap of 52.996 sec / 180.693 mph earned his fifth top-ten start in 2024.

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Volume 2024, Issue 4, Posted 8:18 PM, 04.19.2024

Chase Elliott Wins Wild NASCAR Cup Race at Texas Motor Speedway

FORT WORTH, TX – RIS – It was 42 races since favorite driver and former champion Chase Elliott had won a NASCAR Cup Series race, but never missing a beat, that is over. Chase EIt was the 19th Cup victory of Elliott's career and his first since winning at Talladega in October of the 2022 season. Elliott, 28, had five top-5 finishes in 2023.Elliott survived three restarts to get the win at Texas Motor Speedway. 

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Volume 2024, Issue 4, Posted 8:08 PM, 04.14.2024

Mayer Over Sieg by Inches in Texas Thriller

(FORT WORTH, TX – APR 13, 2024 – RIS) Sam Mayer sped in pursuit of Ryan Sieg in the final lap of the Andy’s Frozen Custard 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Texas Motor Speedway to eke out a win of only two thousandths of a second (it looked like two or three inches at most on the race broadcast) ahead of the family team driver in search of his first series win.

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Volume 2024, Issue 4, Posted 5:44 PM, 04.13.2024

Kyle Larson Wins Third Straight Pole of 2024 at Texas

FORT WORTH, TX – RIS – Kyle Larson won his third straight NASCAR Cup pole on Saturday’s race at Texas Motor Speedway.  Larson’s lap at 190.369 mph was just enough to beat Ty Gibbs for the top spot.  Gibbs will start second, just 0.035 seconds short of his first career pole.

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Volume 2024, Issue 4, Posted 1:20 PM, 04.13.2024

Rowdy Ties The Onion’s Win Record in Trucks at Texas

(FORT WORTH, TX – APR 12, 2024 – RIS)  Kyle Busch led 112  of the 1667 laps in matching Todd Bodine’s record of six series races. The win was the 66th win in 174 race starts for Busch in the truck series and his 20th at TMS. “They kept me honest, I’ll give them that,” said Busch after the race. Corey Heim ran second, almost challenging Busch in the closing laps to finish just 0.112 second behind the victor.

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Volume 2024, Issue 4, Posted 11:32 PM, 04.12.2024

Sanches, Eckes on Front Row for Texas Truck Race

(FORT WORTH, TX - APR 12, 2024 – RIS) Nick Sanchez and Stewart Eckes, were two of the last drivers to take to the track in qualifying for the SpeedyCash.com 250 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. The pair of Chevies will start side-by-side on the front row with Sanchez earning his second career pole position on the Fort Worth mile and a half track.

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Volume 2024, Issue 4, Posted 6:27 PM, 04.12.2024

Hendrick Motorsports Wins Hat Trick in Overtime at Martinsville Cup Race

MARTINSVILLE, VA - RIS - Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway turne into a rout for Hendrick Motorsports. William Byron earned his third NASCAR Cup Series win of the season with Sunday's victory in the Cook Out 400, as the Chevrolet teams finished the top three spots.  It sas a storybook ending for NASCAR's winningness team.  Following Byron across the finish line were Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott.  Bubba Wallace and Ryan Blaney rounded out the top five. Alex Bowman, the fourth HMS driver, ended the day eighth.

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Volume 2024, Issue 4, Posted 7:26 PM, 04.07.2024

Almirola A Winner in Xfinity Race at Martinsville Speedway

MARTINSVILLE, VA - RIS - Aric Almirola survived NASCAR Overtime to win the Xfinity Series race at Martinsville Speedway after leading 148 laps in his No. 20 Toyota. The longtime veteran also scored the $100,000 Dash 4 Cash prize, finishing highest among qualified participants.

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Volume 2024, Issue 4, Posted 10:54 PM, 04.06.2024

Kyle Larson Wins the NASCAR Cup pole at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, VA - RIS - Kyle Larson won the pole for the Cook Out 400 at Martinsville Speedway Saturday (April 6) with the quickest time being 96.034 mph. This is Larson’s second pole at Martinsville and 18th pole of his NASCAR Cup Series career.  He won it by  turning a fast lap at 96.034 miles per hour to edge Bubba Wallace for the top spot by one one-thousandth of a second. Wallace completed his best lap around the 0.526-mile oval at 96.029 mph.  

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Volume 2024, Issue 4, Posted 10:30 PM, 04.06.2024

Eckes Wins Heated Battle in Martinsville Truck Race

MARTINSVILLE, VA - RIS -  Christian Eckes survived multiple late-race restarts to win the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway. He led 133 of 200 laps in the Long John Silver's 200, holding off ThorSport Racing's Ty Majeski, who led 66 laps. Chase Purdy, Nick Sanchez and Tyler Ankrum rounded out the top five. Taylor Gray, Rajah Caruth, Sammy Smith, Kaden Honeycutt and Corey Heim completed the top 10.

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Volume 2024, Issue 4, Posted 10:37 PM, 04.05.2024

Majeski Wins Martinsville Truck Pole

MARTINSVILLE, VA - RIS -  ThorSport Racing driver Ty Majeski scored the second pole of the 2024 NASCAR Truck Series season. He is set to lead the field to the green flag at the start of the Long John Silver's 200 at Martinsville. He posted a lap time of 19.417 seconds and a speed of 97.523 mph. It marked Majeski's seventh truck pole of his career.

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Volume 2024, Issue 4, Posted 5:53 PM, 04.05.2024

Hamlin Steals Richmond Cup Race in Overtime

RICHMOND, V A – RIS – De3nny Hamlin was at home, but for most of the race (228 laps) his teammate, Martin Truex was in the lead, but a late caution necessitated a two lap shoot out to determine the winner.  In the two-lap showdown, Hamlin got the jump ahead and Truex could never regain the lead.

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Volume 2024, Issue 3, Posted 11:50 PM, 03.31.2024

Chandler Smith Repeats at Richmond with Xfinity Win

(RICHMOND, VA – MAR 30, 2024 – RIS) Chandler Smith, Aric Almirola and Taylor Gray swept Joe Gibbs Racing into the top three positions in the ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway. Bubba Pollard finished sixth after starting on the pole for JR Motorsports in his series debut.

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Volume 2024, Issue 3, Posted 5:01 PM, 03.30.2024

Byron Lords Over COTA Road Course

(AUSTIN, TX – MAR 24, 2024 – RIS) William Byron won his twelfth NASCAR Cup Series checkered flag in a race that went caution free (except for the two stage breaks) with Christopher Bell second, Ty Gibbs third, Alex Bowman and Tyler Reddick finishing fourth and fifth. Byron’s pit crew got him out of the pits either in the lead or in position to take the lead when other cars stopped at each of their three stops. 

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Volume 2024, Issue 3, Posted 7:40 PM, 03.24.2024