Tag Archive: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

Jun 21

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Sonoma and Iowa

Larson Wins Second Race Of Season, Takes Back Points Lead

NASCAR logoKyle Larson led a race-high 96 laps on his way to his second win of the season in last Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway. In the process, he passed Martin Truex Jr. for the points lead and now holds a five-marker advantage over him. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 19

Grand Finale: NASCAR announces date, venue for postseason Awards

Las Vegas Set to Host Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion’s Week, Awards

NASCAR logoNASCAR announced today a return to Las Vegas for the ninth consecutive year with the annual postseason culmination of Champion’s Week — the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Awards — to be held at Wynn Las Vegas on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 19

Kyle Larson fends off restart challengers for Michigan win

Two weeks ago at Dover, Kyle Larson took a painful master class in restarts from Professor Jimmie Johnson

In Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway, Larson graduated with high honors, using a series of exceptional restarts to win his second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of the season and his second in a row, dating to last August, at the 2-mile track in the Irish Hills. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 17

Kyle Larson wins Coors Light Pole at Michigan

“We made some good adjustments there for that final round” – Larson

Kyle Larson photo Getty Images Martin Truex Jr. thought he had the pole for Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 — until Kyle Larson made the last run in the final round of Friday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series knockout qualifying at Michigan International Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 14

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Michigan and Gateway

Blaney Captures First Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Win At Pocono

NASCAR logoWood Brothers Racing’s Ryan Blaney passed Kyle Busch with 10 laps to go in Sunday’s Axalta presents the Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway and held Kevin Harvick off the rest of the way to earn his first career victory. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 12

Ryan Blaney makes late pass, holds off Harvick for thrilling win

“I think it exceeds the dream a little bit” – Blaney

Dogged by Kevin Harvick for the final eight laps of Sunday’s Axalta presents the Pocono 400, Ryan Blaney held off the 2014 series champion in a breathtaking battle to claim the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of his career. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 07

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Pocono and Texas

Johnson Continues To Etch Name In History

NASCAR logoJimmie Johnson notched his 83rd career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win Sunday at Dover International Speedway, tying him with NASCAR Hall of Famer Cale Yarborough for sixth on the all-time win list. The victory was also the 11th for Johnson at Dover, making him the third driver – along with NASCAR Hall of Famers Richard Petty and Darrell Waltrip – to amass 11 or more victories at a single track. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 04

Jimmie Johnson tames Dover in ot, ties Yarborough on all-time list

AAA 400 Drive for Autism

Jimmie Johnson passed Kyle Larson on an overtime restart to roar to his third Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season Sunday at Dover International Speedway, tying NASCAR Hall of Famer Cale Yarborough on the all-time win list. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 31

NASCAR National Series News and Notes – Dover

Dillon Wins First Race, Brings No. 3 Back To Victory Lane

NASCAR logoAustin Dillon stretched his fuel to win the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway – the first victory of his career. His triumph also marked the first time the No. 3 Chevrolet reached Victory Lane since Dale Earnhardt won at Talladega on Oct. 15, 2000. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 29

Austin Dillon claims Coca-Cola 600 for first Monster Energy Series victory

“It hasn’t sunk in yet” – Dillon

Armed with a new crew chief and a gas tank that held just enough fuel to get him to the end of 600 miles with less than a second to spare, Austin Dillon won the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series of his career and put the vaunted No. 3 Chevrolet back in Victory Lane for the first time since 2000. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 24

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Charlotte

Busch Breaks Through At Charlotte With All-Star Win, Eyes Sweep In Coca-Cola 600

NASCAR logoKyle Busch finally notched his first Charlotte Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win by speeding to victory in the final stage of the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race.

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May 23

Playoff Makeover Headlines 2018 NASCAR Schedules

Daytona 500 Returns to Historic Presidents Day Weekend

NASCAR logoNASCAR today announced sweeping changes to the lineup of tracks that make up the playoffs as part of its 2018 national series schedules. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 14

Martin Truex Jr. wins after thrilling battle in the final laps at Kansas

Martin Truex Jr. finally ended his Kansas hex

Truex streaked away on the final restart with two laps left in Saturday night’s Go Bowling 400 to win his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 10

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Kansas

‘Dega Delight: Stenhouse Parks It In Victory Lane For First Career Win

NASCAR logoRicky Stenhouse Jr. earned his first career victory in his 158th start on Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. The 29-year-old Roush Fenway Racing driver shoved Kyle Busch on the final lap then veered to pass him for the lead, before speeding away from the field to the win.

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May 08

Stenhouse Jr. wins in NASCAR overtime at Talladega

There’s no longer a goose egg in the win column next to Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s name

With a last-lap pass in Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, Stenhouse collected his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory in his 158th start and delivered the first win for Roush Fenway Racing since Carl Edwards triumphed at Sonoma in June 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 03

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Talladega

Richmond Winner Logano Goes For Second Straight ‘Dega Victory

NASCAR logoJoey Logano, 26, won his first race of the season Sunday at Richmond in his 300th career start. He’ll attempt to win again in his 301st start in Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway (2 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) – a track where he won the latest race last fall. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 26

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Richmond

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NASCAR logoDale Earnhardt Jr. To Retire At End Of Season. Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced Tuesday he will retire from Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing at the end of the season. He is still under contract to run two NASCAR XFINITY Series races in 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 24

Monster Energy Series Bristol race postponed

The race, No. 8 on the 36-race schedule for 2017, has been rescheduled for a 1 p.m. ET start Monday.

Sunday’s Food City 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway has been postponed due to rain.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 19

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Bristol

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NASCAR logoBusch Bros At Bristol. The Busch brothers will battle at Bristol Motor Speedway for sole possession of the active track wins lead in Sunday’s Food City 500 (2 p.m. ET on FOX). Kyle and Kurt pace active drivers with five victories each at “The Last Great Colosseum.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 12

NASCAR National Series News & Notes

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

NASCAR logoRacking Up The Points: Larson Logs Another Runner-Up Finish. Kyle Larson continued his breakout season at Texas with his fourth runner-up showing. The result marked his fifth top-two finish in the last six races. Read the rest of this entry »

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