Dramatic Round Closer: Martin Truex Jr. becomes the first 7x winner since 2013, Jimmie Johnson advances into the next round

Racing with a heavy heart, Martin Truex, Jr.’s seventh win of 2017 was in memory of road-crew fabricator Jim Watson. His championship rival Kyle Larson failed to make the Round of 8 after an engine failure while Jimmie Johnson escaped multiple issues to advance. The carnage from Talladega paled in comparison to Sunday’s Hollywood Casino […]

Last Driver Standing: Brad Keselowski wins attrition-filled Alabama 500, Dale Jr. finishes 7th in final Talladega start

In his 300th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start, Brad Keselowski escaped Talladega with his fifth victory after a last lap pass over Ryan Newman. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. finished seventh after surviving madness filled with crashes and pit road woes in his final start in Alabama. Attrition was the word as Brad Keselowski survived the […]

Flying Comeback: Ray Hendrick's "Flying 11" driven by Denny Hamlin wins the Southern 500

Sporting Ray Hendrick’s colors, Denny Hamlin overcame near disaster and capped off Throwback Weekend at Darlington with a clean sweep after regular season champion Martin Truex, Jr.’s right front tire went down with three laps to go. One word best describes Darlington Raceway in South Carolina, tradition. In what’s become NASCAR’s most anticipated weekends of […]

Take That: Kyle Busch pulls his second Bristol Trifecta

The broom came out at Bristol once again as Kyle Busch held off Erik Jones for his second triple sweep, his first since 2010. Matt Kenseth finished fourth, bumping Jamie McMurray down to the 16th and final playoff spot with two regular season races remaining. On a bright night of Aug. 21, 2010, Kyle Busch […]

Michigan Beast: Kyle Larson’s four-wide pass led to third straight win at Michigan

Kyle Larson continued his winning ways at Michigan International Speedway, leading only two laps after a four-wide pass for the lead in overtime. Michigan International Speedway continues to be Kyle Larson’s yard after leading the most important two laps of his career in Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 for his third straight victory at the two-mile […]

That’s Gotta Be Kahne: A career defining victory for Kasey Kahne, winner of the 6 Hours of Indy

Rain delay, pre-race favorites plummeted, vicious crashes and three red flags didn’t stop Enumclaw native Kasey Kahne from snapping his 102-race drought at Indianapolis, clinching a playoff berth in what may be a career saving performance. Six hours makes up a quarter of the day and that’s all it took for Hendrick Motorsports driver Kasey […]

Buckeye’s Favorite Son Has Arrived: Ryan Blaney brings legendary Wood Brothers back in victory lane at Pocono

Ryan Blaney snaps a six-year drought for the Wood Brothers and becomes the third first time winner in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this season. Since 1992, the name Blaney has tried to reach the summit in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series known as victory lane. For 473 starts, 1995 World of Outlaws […]

Mississippi King: Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. slayed his foes for maiden win at Talladega

Avoiding late race carnage, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. capped off a dream weekend with his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win at Talladega. Headlines in the state of Mississippi will not read Ole Miss football or NFL draftee Chad Kelly. Instead, it’ll read NASCAR driver and Olive Branch native Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. capping off a […]

Twice the Celebration: Brad Keselowski becomes first repeat winner of 2017 in Penske’s 1,000th Cup Series start

Brad Keselowski escaped the bumps and tire woes to win at Martinsville Speedway Six races down, one driver named Brad Keselowski returned to victory lane and matched his car number with the number of wins he has in 2017. In Team Penske’s 1,000th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start, Keselowski delivered a special victory in […]