Team Penske NASCAR Cup Series Race Report – Bristol

Team Penske NASCAR Cup Series Race Report Track:                Bristol Motor Speedway Race:                 Food City Presents Supermarket Heroes 500 Date:                 May 31, 2020 ____________________________________   No. 2 Discount Tire Ford Mustang – Brad Keselowski Start:  1st Stage 1: 3rd  Stage 2: 9th Finish: 1st (32nd-career NASCAR Cup Series victory) Status: Running  Laps Completed: 500/500 Laps Led: 115 Point Standings (behind first): 4th (-55) Notes:  Brad Keselowski went from third to first with three laps to go to score his second NASCAR Cup Series victory of the 2020 season Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway.  Keselowski was running behind leaders Joey Logano and Chase Elliott…

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Almirola Finishes 29th at Bristol

Smithfield Ford Driver Races as High as Second; Involved in Lap-464 Accident   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: 2nd/29th (Accident, completed 470 of 500 laps) Point Standing: 11th (240 points, 130 out of first)   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 Recap (Laps 1-125):…

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Almirola Finishes 12th at Darlington

Smithfield/#GoodFoodChallenge Ford Driver Runs Top-Five Before Penalty Derails Day   Date: May 17, 2020 Event: The Real Heroes 400 Series: NASCAR Cup Series Location: Darlington (S.C) Raceway (1.366-mile oval) Format: 293 laps, broken into three stages (90 laps/95 laps/108 laps) Start/Finish: 5th/12th (Running, completed 200 of 200 laps) Point Standing:  7th (151 points, 67 out of first)   Race Winner: Kevin Harvick of Stewart-Haas Racing (Ford) Stage 1 Winner: William Byron of Hendrick Motorsports (Chevrolet) Stage 2 Winner: Brad Keselowski of Team Penske (Ford)   Stage 1 Recap (Laps 1-90): ●  Aric Almirola started fifth and finished sixth, earning five bonus points. ●  The No. 10 Smithfield/#GoodFoodChallenge…

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On This Date in NASCAR History…

Sunday, April 15, 2007 – On this day in history, NASCAR Cup Series driver Jeff Burton, driving for Richard Childress Racing, led just the final lap when he stole the win from Roush Fenway Racing’s Matt Kenseth in the NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. The last lap win was Burton’s only victory in 2007 and the 19th of his 21 win career.

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On This Date in NASCAR History…

Sunday, April 8, 2002 – On this day in history, retired NASCAR Cup Series champion Matt Kenseth came from the furthest starting spot in the field (31st) to win a NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. Kenseth swapped the lead with NASCAR Hall of Famer Tony Stewart five times in the closing laps of the race to take the victory. It was Kenseth’s second of five wins in 2002.

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On This Date in NASCAR History…

Sunday, April 5, 1992 – On this day in history, NASCAR Hall of Famer Alan Kulwicki stretched his short track muscles leading 282 of 500 laps and winning from the pole in the NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. One of just two wins during his famous championship 1992 season (Bristol-1, Michigan-1).

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Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Folds Of Honor QuikTrip 500

DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA (March 10, 2020) – Below is a look at some of the top statistical performers at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia, going into the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 on March 15 at 2 p.m. ET on FOX, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

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NASCAR Cup Series News & Notes – Auto Club Speedway

Next Race: Auto Club 400 The Place: Auto Club Speedway The Date: Sunday, March 1 The Time: 3:30 p.m. ET TV: FOX, 2:30 p.m. ET Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Distance: 400 miles (200 laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 60), Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 120), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 200) 2019 Race Winner: Kyle Busch

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NASCAR Xfinity Series News & Notes – Auto Club Speedway

Next Race: Production Alliance 300 The Place: Auto Club Speedway The Date: Saturday, February 29 The Time: 4 p.m. ET TV: FS1, 3:30 p.m. ET Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Distance: 300 miles (150 Laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 35), Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 70), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 150) 2019 Race Winner: Cole Custer

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AUTO CLUB 400 TOTAL PURSE TOPS $7 MILLION

FONTANA, Calif. (Feb. 25, 2020) – NASCAR today announced that the total purse for the Auto Club 400 will be more than $7 million as motorsports’ best drivers go for the checkered flag at one of the circuit’s fastest tracks.

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