With the impending retirement of seven-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson, the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet remains one of the biggest, most coveted open rides projected for the 2021 season and beyond. So far, there’s no announcement of a successor to Johnson in the No. 48 car, which is leading to wild speculation among fans and lucrative writing opportunities for NASCAR media.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – With the car of Ryan Newman sliding upside-down trailing sparks behind him, Denny Hamlin joined elite company on Monday night in the second-closest finish in Daytona 500 history.
Hamlin beat Ryan Blaney to the finish line at Daytona International Speedway by 0.014 seconds, and while the driver of the No. 11 celebrated with a burnout on the infield grass, the emergency crew worked to extricate Newman from his No. 6 Ford, which came to rest on its roof at the end of the tri-oval.
Editor’s Note: Due to the postponement of the Monster Energy NASCARCup Series race at Michigan, our Fan4RacingRadio show, scheduled for tonight is also postponed to Tuesday (June 11th) night at 8:30 pm ET.
BROOKLYN, Mich. – A persistent drizzle foiled track-drying efforts on Sunday at Michigan International Speedway and forced postponement of the Firekeepers Casino 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event until Monday afternoon.
The race has been rescheduled for 5 pm ET Monday and will be broadcast on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
With pole winner Joey Logano and second-place starter at the head of the field, the Cup drivers got the one-to-go signal at 3 pm. Sunday, but as the cars circled the track, the rain picked up in turns three and four and scrapped the start.
NASCAR ordered the cars to pit road, and the drivers exited. The track was almost dry by 4:15 pm ET when another rain cell struck and forced the postponement. Ryan Blaney, Bubba Wallace, and Corey LaJoie passed the time during the rain delay by throwing a football, eventually lobbing it into the grandstand and playing catch with fans who braved the rain.
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams are set to run their next playoff race the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway on Saturday, September 22nd at 7:30 pm ET. Pre-race coverage is available at 6:30 pm ET on NBCSN, MRN, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Continue reading →
Industry Initiative Spotlights Future Stars of the Sport
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 15, 2018) – The nine drivers who comprise the 2018 NASCAR Next class are no strangers to accolades. This year’s group of emerging stars includes the Rookies of the Year in both the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West, as well the ARCA Rookie of the Year, a former USAC Midget Champion and Lucas Oil Off Road Driver of the Year.Continue reading →