Tag Archive: NASCAR National Series News & Notes

Nov 08

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Phoenix

5 Drivers To Fight For Final Championship 4 Berth At Phoenix

NASCAR logoThe Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Phoenix Raceway for its penultimate race of the season and the Playoffs Round of 8 cutoff event – Sunday’s Can-Am 500 (2:30 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 01

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Texas

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs Turbos Into Texas

NASCAR logoOne week after the dramatic Round of 8 opener at Martinsville, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Texas Motor Speedway for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 (2 p.m. ET on NBCSN). Kyle Busch has locked up a berth in the Championship 4 with his win at “The Paperclip.”  Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 18

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Kansas

Round Of 12 Cutoff Race

NASCAR logoThe Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series rolls into Kansas Speedway for the Round of 12 cutoff race – the Hollywood Casino 400 (3 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

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Oct 12

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Talladega

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs Travels To Talladega

NASCAR logoThe Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs travel to the second race of the Round of 12 – Sunday’s Alabama 500 at Talladega Superspeedway (2 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

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Sep 20

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — New Hampshire and Kentucky

Truex Wins Playoff Opener

NASCAR logoMartin Truex continued his winning ways in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs opener by taking the checkered flag at Chicagoland Speedway – his second consecutive victory. Because of his win, he advances to the second round automatically. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 13

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Chicago

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs open at Chicagoland Speedway           

NASCAR logoThe Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series kicks off its Playoffs with the Tales of the Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway (3 p.m. ET on NBCSN,, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 06

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Richmond

Three’s A Crowd: A New Winner At Richmond Would Shake Up The Playoff Picture

NASCAR logoThe Playoffs are almost here as NASCAR concludes its regular season with Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway (7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 30

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Darlington and Canadian Tire

2 To Go: Pressure Mounting For Winless Drivers To Make Playoffs

NASCAR logoOnly two races remain for winless drivers to clinch berths in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. The penultimate opportunity for drivers to earn an automatic postseason bid is Sunday’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway (6 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 23

NASCAR National Series News & Notes – Road America

Kyle Busch Pulls Off Bristol Sweep

NASCAR logoKyle Busch led 156 laps on his way to Victory Lane in Saturday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway to complete the sweep of all three national series races at the high-banked short track. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 09

NASCAR National Series News & Notes – Michigan and Mid-Ohio

Truex Wins Series-Best Fourth Race

NASCAR logoSaving fuel in the closing laps, Martin Truex Jr. passed Brad Keselowski and Ryan Blaney, who had to pit for gas, to win the I LOVE NEW YORK 355 at Watkins Glen International – his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series-high fourth victory of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 02

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Watkins Glen

Busch Goes For Second Straight Win

NASCAR logoKyle Busch notched his first win of the season – and first in 36 races – in Sunday’s Overton’s 400 at Pocono Raceway. By capturing the checkered flag at Pocono, Busch has now won a points race at every Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series track but Charlotte.

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Jul 27

NASCAR National Series News & Notes – Pocono and Iowa

Dude. Sweep. Blaney Hopes To Find Pocono Victory Lane For Second Time This Season

NASCAR logoA month after he notched his first career win at Pocono, Ryan Blaney will attempt to visit Victory Lane once again when the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns to the Tricky Triangle on Sunday for the Overton’s 400 (3 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 19

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Indianapolis and Eldora

Denny Delivers: Hamlin Sends Joe Gibbs Racing To Victory Lane For First Time This Season

NASCAR logoDenny Hamlin led 54 laps in his backup car, beating second-place Kyle Larson to the start/finish line by .509 seconds to deliver Joe Gibbs Racing its first visit to Victory Lane this season in Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 12

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — New Hampshire

10 races left in the regular season

NASCAR logoTried And Truex: No. 78 Toyota Driver Goes For Second Straight Win Following Dominant Kentucky Performance. Martin Truex Jr. was the class of the field at Kentucky, leading a race-high 152 laps and winning every stage on his way to Victory Lane.

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Jun 28

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Daytona

Parity Party: 11 Different Winners In First 16 Races

NASCAR logoHeading into Saturday’s Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola (7:30 p.m. on NBC, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), 11 different drivers have visited Victory Lane through the first 16 races of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 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 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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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 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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