Ben Rhodes Takes Dramatic Overtime Victory in NextEra Energy 250 At DAYTONA

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 12, 2021) – With a gaggle of trucks wrecking behind him as the field approached the finish line, Ben Rhodes shot past Cory Roper in the tri-oval at Daytona International Speedway to win Friday night’s NextEra Energy 250, the 2021 season-opener for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

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NASCAR Cup Series News & Notes – Daytona International Speedway

Get ready, the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season is full of a bunch of ‘New’. With great anticipation we have all waited for the off season to come to a close and the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season to begin. And now that 2021 has arrived, it brings tons of new elements to the sport that has fans and media alike ready for the green flag to drop.

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Floridian Aric Almirola wins the Bluegreen Vacations Duel 1 at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 11, 2021) – Florida native Aric Almirola drove to a convincing victory in the opening Bluegreen Vacations Duel at Daytona qualifying race Thursday night at Daytona International Speedway. Almirola’s No. 10 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford led a dominating 52 of the 60 laps and held off Christopher Bell’s No 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota by a mere .041-seconds for the Tampa native’s first victory in the DAYTONA 500 field-setting race.

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Alex Bowman and William Byron Qualify on the Front Row of the 2021 DAYTONA 500 (Full Qualifying Results)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 10, 2021) – Alex Bowman swapped car numbers for the 2021 season – from 88 to 48 – but has certainly retained his Daytona magic, earning the pole position for Sunday’s DAYTONA  500 (2:30 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), giving the Hendrick Motorsports driver a record fourth consecutive front row start in the NASCAR Cup Series season-opener.

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Track Talk – Race of Champions Modified Series Releases 2021 Schedules

Elma, N.Y. – Included within and attached is the current Race of Champions Family of Series ”to-date” schedules. The schedule gives fans an opportunity to visit premier racing facilities throughout the Northeast. These dates and locations will bring together traditional events with some exciting additions to the promotional calendar, giving everyone a variety of exciting events throughout the 2021 season to showcase the Race of Champions brand of racing. Race of Champions management is currently in negotiation with Spencer Speedway ownership in Williamson, N.Y., but two tentative dates that can…

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

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 finished 16th.…

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Chase Briscoe Wins at Darlington

HighPoint.com/Ford Performance Racing School Driver Takes Championship Points Lead Date:  May 21, 2020 Event:  Darlington 200 (Round 5 of 33) Series:  NASCAR Xfinity Series Location:  Darlington (S.C.) Raceway (1.366-mile oval) Format:  147 laps, broken into three stages (45 laps/45 laps/57 laps) Start/Finish:  11th/1st (Running, completed 147 of 147 laps) Point Standing:  1st (223 points, 19 ahead of second)   Race Winner:  Chase Briscoe of Stewart-Haas Racing (Ford) Stage 1 Winner:  Noah Gragson of JR Motorsports (Chevrolet) Stage 2 Winner:  Kyle Busch of Joe Gibbs Racing (Toyota)   Overview: Chase Briscoe beat one of the best…

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

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, finished 30th.…

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

Date: May 20, 2020 Event: Darlington 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: 9th/7th (Running, completed 208 of 208 laps) Point Standing: 7th (186 points, 72 out of first) Note: Race called official 20 laps shorts 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): ●  Aric Almirola started ninth and finished sixth, earning five bonus points.…

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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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