Denny Hamlin dominates the NASCAR Cup Series final stage to win the Bristol Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday night.
The elimination race of the NASCAR Cup Series opening Round of 16 took place at Bristol Motor Speedway under the Tennessee night sky. A 500-lap battle around the high-banked, concrete surface was the final test for which 12 drivers will continue in the playoffs.
Kyle Larson is first to advance into the Round of 12 of the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs after winning the Cookout Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.
DARLINGTON, S.C.—Welcome back, Kyle Larson.
The 2021 NASCAR Cup Series champion held off a desperate charge from fellow Playoff driver Tyler Reddick at sold-out Darlington Raceway to claim victory in Sunday night’s Cook Out Southern 500 and earn an automatic berth in the Round of 12.
The NASCAR Cup Series Power Ranking after the Daytona 500 is presented by Fan4Racing contributor Owen Stewart.
The NASCAR season is officially underway, and as usual, the Daytona 500 provided plenty of excitement to begin the 2023 campaign. After two overtime restarts, this year’s opener was the longest Daytona 500 in history, ending with an upset after Ricky Stenhouse Jr. took his first checkered flag since 2017. It’s difficult to make too much of a read on the field after just one race, especially at a track that provides as much uncertainty as Daytona, but the power rankings still see a bit of a shakeup heading into race number two. The top sees some minor changes, while the bottom half of the top 20 sees a few new faces and a few drivers drop out following a topsy-turvy race. There should be some more clarity following the series’ second race, as NASCAR will head to Auto Club this coming Sunday.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr wins the longest Daytona 500 in two overtimes for the NASCAR Cup Series in the season opener on Sunday afternoon.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — In the longest DAYTONA 500 in NASCAR history, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. got help from an unexpected source and won the sport’s most prestigious race when a wild wreck froze the field in the second overtime.