With Win in Phoenix, Kyle Busch Leads Big Three into Title Race


Kyle Busch, the driver of the #18 M&M’s Toyota, and his wife Samantha pose with the winner’s decal in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Can-Am 500 at ISM Raceway on November 11, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona.
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AVONDALE, Ariz. – Holding off Brad Keselowski after a restart with 12 laps left in Sunday’s Can-Am 500 at ISM Raceway, Kyle Busch claimed his eighth Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season and led NASCAR’s Big Three into the Championship 4 race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

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Kyle Busch Holds Off Kevin Harvick to Win Richmond Playoff Race

Kyle Busch, the driver of the #18 M&M’s Toyota, poses with the trophy in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway on September 22, 2018, in Richmond, Virginia. Photo – Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images

RICHMOND, Va. – On a night of important milestones, in a car hastily repaired after a brush with the wall during qualifying, Kyle Busch held off Kevin Harvick to win Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway to advance to the second round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. Continue reading

Hamlin and Johnson Among those Hoping Darlington is a Throwback to Past Success

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – What better place than the track known as ‘Too Tough to Tame,’ the venerable Darlington (S.C.) Raceway to provide a final frantic push for NASCAR’s Monster Energy Cup Series championship set-up. Continue reading

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Preview

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams will race 400.5 miles over 267 laps in the Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts on Saturday, July 9th at Kentucky Speedway. NBC Sports Network will begin their coverage at 6 pm ET with a green flag around 7:30 pm ET with radio coverage on PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.

Halfway, Next Time By

Tune in to the ‘Officials’ channel on the NASCAR Mobile app, and you’ll hear it at the midpoint of every race: ‘Halfway next time by.’ It’s a phrase that lets competitors know that on the next lap, the race is official.

As for the 2016 season, Kentucky is the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ halfway point. But we all know … it ain’t official until the champion raises the trophy in Miami.

But, this is a good time to reflect back on an incredible first half, one in which fans have taken notice for one fairly obvious reason – the racing is as good as its been in years – heck, maybe ever. Continue reading

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Coke Zero 400 at Daytona Preview

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams are at Daytona International Speedway for the second time this season as the series starts counting down last ten races before the Chase begins at Chicagoland Speedway in September.  On Saturday, July 2nd they’ll race 400 miles over 160 laps in the Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola with NBC coverage starting at 7 pm ET and a green flag at 7:45 pm ET. Radio coverage is available on MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.

Smoke Show: Stewart Fires Up Win at Sonoma

Even Smokey the Bear couldn’t have prevented the fire performance Tony Stewart produced in Sunday’s Toyota / Save Mart 350.

Stewart, who paced the field for 22 circuits, lost the lead to Denny Hamlin on the last lap, but moved him off the 11th turn to win his first race since June 2, 2013 at Dover – 110 events ago. The triumph marked Stewart’s first win in 84 starts. Continue reading