Championship 4 crew chiefs in the NASCAR Cup Series are featured before the Season Finale 500 at Phoenix Raceway on Sunday.
On Sunday, November 8th, four NASCAR Xfinity Series crew chiefs will lead their Championship 4 drivers in the Season Finale 500. Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski, and Joey Logano will compete for the 2020 series title. Their crew chiefs, Adam Gustafson, Chris Gabehart, Jeremy Bullins, and Paul Wolfe will lead their respective teams. The race begins at 3 pm ET on NBC, MRN, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
Defending race winner Ryan Blaney didn’t have a smooth afternoon in Sunday’s Bank of America ROVAL 400 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course, but he salvaged an eighth-place finish-with the help of two timely cautions—and advanced to the second round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs.
Martin Truex Jr., the driver of the #78 Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota, poses in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart at Kentucky Speedway on July 14, 2018, in Sparta, Kentucky. Photo – Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images
SPARTA, Kentucky – Martin Truex Jr., made it a clean sweep at Kentucky Speedway this weekend. Continue reading →
Pit road penalty thwarts strong run by Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Johnson had mixed feelings about his 12th-place run in Sunday’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway.
On the positive side, Johnson’s No. 48 Chevrolet showed excellent speed in the opening race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
The six-time Sprint Cup champion led a race-high 118 laps, but he drew a pit road speeding penalty during a green-flag stop on lap 234 of 270, and that infraction cost Johnson a shot at victory. After serving a pass-through penalty, he fell to 18th in the running order but rallied to finish 12th. Continue reading →
Ryan Blaney, driver of the #21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 1, 2015 Photo – Matt Sullivan/Getty Images
Ford Motor Company in general, and the Wood Brothers in particular, have had some glorious Sunday afternoons at Talladega Superspeedway through the years.
In the early years of the track that opened in 1969, the Wood Brothers won five races from the spring of 1971, when Donnie Allison drove the iconic No. 21 to victory at his home track, until the fall of 1979, when another Alabama driver, the late Neil Bonnett, scored the victory.
In between were three consecutive wins in the spring race by David Pearson, from 1972-1974. Continue reading →