Truex and Hamlin Win (While NASCAR Is Changing Before Our Eyes)

Views: 21 With weekday races nearly at end, this week we saw Martin Truex, Jr. win at Bristol and Denny Hamlin winning at Homestead. This was the first win of the season for Truex and Hamlin has now notched three wins to lead all drivers.

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Harvick Rallies to Finish 11th at Bristol

Views: 9 Hunt Brothers Pizza Ford Mustang Driver Remains First in NASCAR Cup Points Date: May 31, 2020 Event: Food City presents the Supermarket Heroes 500 (Round 9 of 36) Series: NASCAR Cup Series Location: Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway (.533-mile oval) Format: 500 laps, broken into three stages (125 laps/125 laps/250 laps) Start/Finish: 8th/11th (Running, completed 500 of 500 laps) Point Standing: 1st (370 points, 24 ahead of Joey Logano)   Race Winner: Brad Keselowski of Team Penske (Ford) Stage 1 Winner: Chase Elliott of Hendrick Motorsports (Chevrolet) Stage 2 Winner: Chase Elliott of Hendrick Motorsports (Chevrolet)   Stage 1…

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Buescher Finishes 23rd at Bristol

Views: 9 BRISTOL, Tenn. (May 31, 2020) — After a promising start and another stage point collected with a 10th–place finish in the second stage of Sunday’s 500-lap race at Bristol Motor Speedway, Chris Buescher and the No. 17 SUNNYD team’s bid at a strong finish came to a halt when the No. 17 Ford contacted the wall and cut a tire midway through the event, ultimately resulting in a 23rd- place finish.    Buescher rolled off the grid at the .533-mile oval in 19th battling a tight handling condition. The No. 17 team made their first trip down pit road with the competition caution at lap 20 for four tires, fuel and a…

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DiBenedetto Finishes 15th at Charlotte

Views: 15 After a promising start to Thursday’s Alsco Uniforms 500-kilometer Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Matt DiBenedetto and the No. 21 Menards/Richmond team struggled with a loose handing condition for the remainder of the race and wound up with a 15th-place finish. DiBenedetto started fourth when the line-up was set using a modified inversion of the finish of Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600, where he finished 17th. On the start of Thursday’s 208-lap race, he pushed pole-sitter William Byron into the lead going into Turns One and Two then…

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Autodesk Fusion 360/HaasTooling.com Racing: Cole Custer Alsco 500k Race Report

Views: 12 Ford Driver Earns Top-20 at 1.5-Mile Track     Date: May 28, 2020 Event: Alsco Uniforms 500k (Round 8 of 36) Series: NASCAR Cup Series Location: Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) Format: 208 laps, broken into three stages (55 laps/60 laps/93 laps) Start/Finish: 9th/18th (Running, completed 208 of 208 laps) Point Standing:22nd with 138 points, 193 out of first     Race Winner:       Chase Elliott of Hendrick Motorsports (Chevrolet) Stage 1 Winner:  Joey Logano of Team Penske (Ford) Stage 2 Winner:  Alex Bowman of Hendrick Motorsports (Chevrolet)     Stage 1 Recap (Laps…

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No. 10 Smithfield Ford Racing: Aric Almirola Charlotte II Race Report

Views: 15 Smithfield Ford Driver Endures Handling Issues After Starting in the Rear   Date: May 28, 2020 Event: Alsco Uniforms 500k (Round 8 of 36) Series: NASCAR Cup Series Location: Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) Format: 208 laps, broken into three stages (55 laps/60 laps/93 laps) Start/Finish: 6th/20th (Running, completed 208 of 208 laps) Point Standing: 9th (225 points, 106 out of first)   Race Winner: Chase Elliott of Hendrick Motorsports (Chevrolet) Stage 1 Winner: Joey Logano of Team Penske (Ford) Stage 2 Winner: Alex Bowman of Hendrick Motorsports (Chevrolet)   Stage 1 Recap (Laps 1-55): ●  Aric Almirola started sixth and…

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Buescher Comes Home 22nd at Charlotte

Views: 12 CONCORD, N.C. (May 28, 2020) – After earning a valuable stage point by finishing 10th in the first stage of racing Thursday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Chris Buescher and the No. 17 Fastenal team battled a tight handling car to a 22nd -place finish in the second race at the 1.5-mile track this week.    The team got off to a fast start, rolling off the grid 11th and holding position through the first caution of the race on lap one. At lap 29, another caution flag flew for lightning in the area and the team came down pit road for a 75-minute red flag delay. When the caution flag was displayed again, the No.…

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DiBenedetto Finishes 17th in the Coca-Cola 600

Views: 31 Matt DiBenedetto and the No. 21 Menards/FVP team had an up-and-down day in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway before ending up 17th at the finish. The day started on the down side as the Menards Mustang was super loose in the first qualifying session held since the Cup Series resumed racing following a 10-week halt due to the coronavirus. DiBenedetto lost control and bounced off the wall, forcing the team to pull out a back-up Mustang. That meant he had to start the 600-mile marathon from the…

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DiBenedetto Finishes 9th at Darlington

Views: 47 Despite struggling to find the speed he hoped to have at Darlington Raceway, Matt DiBenedetto came away from two races in four days with two solid finishes, including his second top-10 finish of the season, a ninth-place effort in Wednesday night’s 500-kilometer race at the Lady in Black. DiBenedetto and his No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Mustang fired off fast in Wednesday’s race, the start of which was delayed by rain throughout the day. He started seventh after the qualifying order was set through an inversion of the finishing…

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Today. Tomorrow. Toyota Racing: Daniel Suárez Toyota 500k Race Report from Darlington

Views: 28 Date: May 20, 2020 Event: Toyota 500k Series: NASCAR Cup Series Location: Darlington (S.C.) Raceway (1.366-mile oval) Format: 228 laps, broken into three stages (60 laps/65 laps/103 laps) Start/Finish: 25th / 27th (Running, completed 207 of 208 laps) Point Standing: 30th with 54 points, 204 out of first Note: Race called official 20 laps short of its scheduled 228-lap distance due to rain.   Race Winner: Denny Hamlin of Joe Gibbs Racing (Toyota) Stage 1 Winner: Clint Bowyer of Stewart-Haas Racing (Ford) Stage 2 Winner: Clint Bowyer of Stewart-Haas Racing (Ford)   Stage 1 Recap (Laps 1-60): ● Started 25th,…

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