(FORT WORTH, TX - OCT 25, 2020 - RIS) Sheldon Creed captured his fourth Gander RV & Outdoors NASCAR Truck Series win, dominating the race by leading 132 of the 152 laps and ending the race under an overtime caution when Josh Bilicki and Ben Rhodes spun in the second turn. the win ensured Creed of a shot at the championship in the final race of the season at Phoenix.
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FORT WORTH, TX – RIS – Harrison Burton passed Noah Gragson on the final turn of the last lap to punch is ticket to the next round of the Xfinity Series race at Texas Motor Speedway and went on to the win with seconds to spare. Gragson took the lead on the final restart but Burton, who spun earlier in the race, chased him down and scored his third win of the season.
SVRA Surges Forward with Record Number of Race Weekends
Southlake, TX (October 19, 2020) – Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) today announced a 17-race schedule for 2021, affirming its resilience in the face of the pandemic-produced global business challenges. SVRA’s vintage racing, contemporary sports cars, and other features present the most diverse and exciting array of race car design and engine sounds in the world and continues to generate growth in sponsorship and membership.
The 2021 schedule boasts 17 SpeedTour race weekends, a record number in SVRA’s 42-year history. New to the schedule are Charlotte Motor Speedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Brainerd International Raceway, and Utah Motorsports Campus. The schedule also includes an unprecedented number of West Coast events starting with Auto Club Speedway in February. Also, West Coast weekends will include a return after a three-year hiatus to Sonoma Raceway, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, and Portland International Raceway. Most of the races will be live-streamed on the SVRA app.
Another feature of the schedule is its design to allow racers a single tow between tracks within the same region on successive weekends. The approach provides SVRA members with a convenient and economical way to plan a vacation road trip over two weekends. "Single Tow" weekends begin in February with Sebring International Raceway and Homestead, in March with Charlotte and Road Atlanta, and then again between Laguna Seca and Sonoma in April.
KANSAS CITY, KS – RIS – Joey Logano held off the season’s biggest winner to win the NASCAR Cup playoff race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday. Logano used every bit of the track Sunday to hold off the winningest driver this season, Logano took the checkered flag on a cold, blustery Sunday to secure a spot in the championship round of the playoffs. Harvick was followed across by Alex Bowman and Brad Keselowski as postseason contenders swept the top four spots in the opener of the round of eight.
KANSAS CITY, KS – RIS – The most dominant driver in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series continues to rack up wins. Chase Briscoe collected his series-high ninth win of the season Saturday night at Kansas Speedway and earned a spot in next month’s championship race at Phoenix. Briscoe dominated, leading 159 of the 200 laps.
Unofficial Results, Clean Harbors 200, Kansas Speedway
Ford Performance Zoom Call Transcript, Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Clint Bowyer, driver of the No. 14 Rush Truck Centers Ford Mustang, announced last week that he will trade his steering wheel for a microphone and transition to the NASCAR On Fox broadcast booth in 2021. Bowyer, who was eliminated from championship contention on Sunday, joined this week's Ford Performance Zoom call to talk about his decision and hopes for winning on Sunday at his home track -- Kansas Speedway.
CONCORD, NC – RIS – Chase Elliott Seems to have a knack for road racing. Elliott won the NASCAR Cup Bank of America 400 race for the second straight year and won convincingly. In other news, defending Cup champion Kyle Busch no longer can defend his championship. He did not make it into the final eight vying for the crown this year.
CONCORD, NC – RIS – Road racing ace A.J. Allmendinger won the road race at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Roval course on Saturday, in the NASCAR Xfinity series playoff elimination race. . It was raining, sometimes pouring, it was dark, and it was quite a spectacle. Allmendinger avoided spinning cars and kept his car on track during a driving rain to win Saturday’s Xfinity playoff race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval.
Team Penske And Austin Cindric Reach Multi-Year Contract Extension
Team press release: Xfinity Series Title Contender to Race Full NXS Season and Select Cup Series Races in 2021 and will move to the No. 21 Wood Brothers Ford Mustang in 2022 and Beyond
TALLADEGA, AL – RIS – It took three overtimes and a lot of bent race cars, but in the end, Denny Hamlin won his seventh NASCAR Cup race of 2020 by holding off Matt DiBenedetto in a wild run to the finish. It was the longest race ever run at Talladega Superspeedway, 532 miles. Later NASCAR said they had determined that while racing After the race, NASCAR penalized the driver of the No. 21 Ford for racing below the out of bounds line. He official finishing position was in 21st place (agate below). It was the 44th career victory for Hamlin.
TALLADEGA, AL – RIS – Justin Haley charged from 10th place to win the Ag-Pro 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series playoff race Saturday afternoon. It is Haley’s third consecutive superspeedway win. He won at Talladega in June and at Daytona in August. Only Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr. had won three consecutive Xfinity races on superspeedways.
(TALLADEGA, AL - OCT 3, 2020 - RIS) Raphael Lessard got a hard shove from Chandler Smith on the last lap of the Chevrolet Silverado 250 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoor Truck Series race to give the young Canadian the win in his first start at Talladega and Kyle Busch Racing's first win in 2020.
The 2021 NASCAR Cup Schedule brings many changes to the series. Some tracks have lost races or even a place on the schedule. New tracks have been added and some will only have one race next year. The official schedule is listed below.
LAS VEGAS, NV – RIS – After 21 tries, Kurt Busch is a winner at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the South Point 400 NASCAR Cup race. Busch held off a racy Matt DiBenedetto in overtime for his first win of the 2020 season. It was Busch’s first win at his home track.
LAS VEGAS, NV – Chase Briscoe more than dominated the ALSCO 300 Xfinity Series Saturday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Briscoe led 164 of the 200 laps to win in the Xfinity Series for the second straight week. The triumph was also his second consecutive win at the 1.5-mile Nevada track, giving him an even 10 wins for his Xfinity career.
(LAS VEGAS, NV - SEP 25, 2020 - RIS) Austin Hill goes back to Victory Lane at Las Vegas with his second win after winning the Fall race here last year. Sheldon Creed dominated the race until a late restart, when other traffic dropped him back and let Hill grab the lead.
BRISTOL, TN - RIS – Kevin Harvick held off a charging Kyle Busch and went on to win the NASCAR Cup Series NRA 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday night. It was his ninth win of the season. Harvick held Busch at bay over the final 32 laps of Saturday night’s Bristol night race to get his ninth win of the season and keep Busch winless. The regular season champion has become the odds-on favorite to win it all, but Busch gave him all he wanted.
BRISTOL, TN – RIS – Chase Briscoe won at Bristol Motor Speedway for his seventh win of the season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Briscoe passed leader Austin Cindric with six laps to go and held on for the win. Ross Chastain finished second and Cindric faded to third. Ross Chastain, Justin Allgaier, Anthony Alfredo, Noah Gragson, Brandon Jones, Jeb Burton and Riley Herbst rounded out the top 10 in order.
BRISTOL, TN – RIS – Sam Myer, all of 17 years old, won the UNOH 200 in his first race in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series on Thursday night at Bristol Motor Speedway. It was the first national series race for Mayer. Mayer was hired this week to race in the Xfinity Series next season for JR Motorsports. His win in his seventh career Truck Series start — fourth this year — was an upset in the opening race of the playoffs.
RICHMOND, VA – RIS – Brad Keselowski dominated the Federal Auto Parts 400 NASCAR Cup race at Richmond Raceway, leaving no doubt he will be a factor in the championship run. By winning, he locks his team into the next round with one more race next week at Bristol Motor Speedway.
(RICHMOND, VA - SEP 12, 2020 - RIS) The Virginia is for Racing Lovers 250 checkered flag went to Justin Allgaier, completing a sweep of the weekend for the No. 7 car after he won the Friday evening race and moving him ahead of Austin Cindric in total laps led for the season. Jeb Burton followed in second, with Ross Chastain third, Harrison Burton, Noah Gragson, Justin Haley, Michael Annett, Brandon Jones, Kaz Grala and Austin Cindric completing the top ten.
The First 30 Years of the Indianapolis 500. by David Story
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, is unquestionably the apex of all motorsports. Many of our readers have a deep enthusiasm for The Speedway. The history, the traditions, the cars, the characters, are really almost a way of life for so many of us.
David Story, like us, is one of those people with The Speedway in his blood. A successful homebuilder in the Northwest, his passion since he was a kid was cars, motorsports, and racing, more specially, creating wonderful art of those racing cars. Now retired, he and his wife Kymm live in the small town of Inkom, Idaho. But don’t be fooled by his background, David Story is a great illustrator and artist.
RICHMOND, VA – RIS - Justin Allgaier chased Justin Haley down and moved past Haley for the lead with about 30 laps to go and went on to win Friday night’s Xfinity Series race at Richmond Raceway. Allgaier lost the lead to Haley on Lap 174 of 250 and began to pull away. Allgaier rallied and got by Haley with 29 laps to go. Allgaier went on to win his second race of the season.
RICHMOND, VA – RIS – Grant Enfinger passed teammate Matt Crafton with seven laps to go to Win the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck race at Richmond Raceway. It was a 1-2-3 finish for ThorSport Racing and their F-150 Ford trucks. Crafton held on for second and Ben Rhodes finished third.
DARLINGTON, SC – RIS – Kevin Harvick won the Southern 500 on Sunday after Martin Truex, Jr. and then-leader Chase Elliott tanged when Truex tried to pass. Harvick was running third and finished first after a valiant attempt by Austin Dillon failed. It was the eight win in 2020 and his second at Darlington. Harvick didn’t dominate the Southern 500 in his series-best eighth victory of the season. The regular-season champion and top seed in the playoffs inherited the lead and win.
(DARLINGTON, SC - SEP 6, 2020 - RIS) Ben Rhodes and his crew gambled on not taking tires with a late race caution leading to an overtime finish, then had to overcome a challenge from Derek Kraus to earn his first Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race in almost 50 events, with his last victory at Kentucky Speedway in 2018. Rookie Derek Kraus, Austin Hill, Grand Enfinger and another rookie, Christian Eckes completed the top five finishers.
(DARLINGTON, SC - SEPT 5, 2020 - RIS) Brandon Jones inherited his third Xfinity Series victory of 2020 when Denny Hamlin and Ross Chastain battled to the end of the last twenty laps before a slide job send Hamlin into the outside wall as Chastain ran into the wall and Hamlin's rear bumper, handing the win to Jones with Chastain taking second and Hamlin falling back to fifth.
(MADISON, IL - AUG 30, 2020 - RIS) Sheldon Creed swept around Sam Mayer on a late restart to take his third 2020 victory and a bonus of $100,000 in the CarShield 200 Presented by CK Power at World Wide Technology Raceway.
DAYONA BEACH, FL - RIS - The final race of the NASCAR Cup season at Daytona International Speed was a wild affair, as expected. William Byron rallied to win the race in overtime and Jimmie Johnson's accident near the end kept him out of his final chance to win his eighth Cup championship. The win locks him in the playoffs.
(DAYTONA BEACH, FL - AUG 28, 2020 - RIS) Justin Haley took advantage of a wreck between his two Kaulig Racing teammates to win his second career Xfinity race, taking the lead down the back straight on the last lap as AJ Allmendinger and Ross Chastain wrecked out of the lead.
INDIANAPOLIS (Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020) – Takuma Sato climbed to a higher level of immortality Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, winning the 104th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge and becoming just the 20th driver to capture “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” at least twice.
Sato, from Japan, won the race under caution in the No. 30 Panasonic/PeopleReady Honda fielded by Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing when Spencer Pigot crashed in Turn 4 on Lap 195. Sato also won the race in 2017, with Andretti Autosport.
“This was the entire Rahal Letterman Lanigan team,” Sato said on Victory Podium. “HPD and Honda gave us a lot of power, a lot fuel mileage. And my boys … they sacrifice a lot. I can’t thank all of the people (enough).”
Scott Dixon finished second in the No. 9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda despite leading a race-high 111 laps. It was the third career Indy 500 runner-up finish for Dixon, a five-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion and the 2008 Indianapolis 500 winner.
DOVER, DE – RIS – Kevin Harvick won his seventh NASCAR Cup race of 2020 on Sunday at Dover International Speedway in runway fashion. Harvick set the pace for 223 of the 311 laps, pushing his Stewart-Haas Racing No. 4 Ford Mustang to a 3.525-second margin of victory in Sunday’s Drydene 311. His third win at the 1-mile Delaware track was the 56th in his Cup Series career. The victory also marked Ford’s 700th in Cup Series competition.
(DOVER, DE - AUG 23, 2020 - RIS) Early on race day, Chase Briscoe texted his wife that he would win the second Xfinity race at Dover and he went on to dominate, leading 102 of the 200 laps on his way to the point leader's sixth victory of the season, followed across the line by Ross Chastain and Austin Cindric. "As soon as we took the green I knew that I was going to be really good," said Briscoe following the race. "The car was way better than what it was yesterday and was really what I was looking for."
(DOVER, DE - AUG 22, 2020 - RIS) Denny Hamlin scores sixth 2020 victory at Dover, leading a one-two-three sweep of the top three positions for Joe Gibbs Racing. The win is his 43rd career win and first ever at Dover.
(DOVER DE - AUG 22, 2020 - RIS) Justin Allgaier takes the opening race in the Drydene 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Dover. Allgaier's win comes after a twenty-race cold spell since his last victory. Austin Cindric notched his second race in second place in the last seven races, after winning the other five. Allgaier gave credit to the 'haters' on social media after his run-in with AJ Allmendinger in last week's race at Daytona's road course. "This is the power of social media. I got blasted all week last week and so I guess I need to thank AJ for giving me the drive and the determination and all the haters on social media because that's what's definitely given me some fire and we're firing at the right time," said Allgaier following the race.
(DOVER DE - AUG 21, 2020 - RIS) Zane Smith goes one for one in trucks at Dover. Rookie Zane Smith scored his second career NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race, taking the victory at the 'Monster Mile'. Smith's first series win was at Michigan, two weeks earlier.
INDIANAPOLIS (Friday, Aug. 21, 2020) – Rookie Pato O’Ward turned the fastest lap of Miller Lite Carb Day practice for the 104thIndianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on Friday, Aug. 21, with winners of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” looming large in the next three spots on the speed charts.
O’Ward, from Monterrey, Mexico, produced a top lap of 225.355 mph in the No. 5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet during the two-hour final practice before Race Day this Sunday. O’Ward will start 15th when “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” takes the green flag at 2:30 p.m. (ET), with live coverage starting at 1 p.m. on NBC and the Pennzoil INDYCAR Radio Network.
“I think it's just been really important to try and get the best car under us for Race Day,” O’Ward said. “I think traffic running is going to be key. It's going to be my first ‘500.’ From just feeling out practice and everything, it's so important to have a car that's able to follow closely and be able to get runs on people, ultimately move forward instead of moving backward.”
DAYTONA BEACH, FL – RIS – Chase Elliott proved he was certainly “King of the Road,” after winning for the third straight time on a road course in a NASCAR Cup Race at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday. After a late caution, he held off Denny Hamlin for the win. Elliott was dominant on the 3.61-mile course. With no practice and qualifying before the race, there were many questions by drivers, but Elliott showed the way, leading 34 of 65 laps.
(DAYTONA BEACH, FL - AUG 16, 2020 - RIS) Sheldon Creed withstood a green-white-checker overtime restart challenge from fellow GMS Racing driver Brett Moffitt to win his second race of the season.