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Matthew Jackson

Matthew Jackson

Chase Elliott won the pole for Sunday's Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway with a track record of 131.713 mph.

For Elliott, this is the fifth pole of his NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series career and first of the 2019 season. All four of driver No. 9's previous poles have came on superspeedways.

"I've been wanting a pole outside Daytona and Talladega for quite some time," Elliott told FS1. "I feel like i haven't done my part. It was nice to get my guys one today. I had a fast NAPA Chevy."

"We have some work to do. I think it's doable. Our car has pace. If we get it driving good, we can hopefully give ourselves a chance."

Rounding out the top five were Hendrick Motorsports teammate William Byron in second (131.371 mph), Ryan Blaney in third (131.371 mph), Erik Jones in fourth (131.182 mph) and Denny Hamlin in fifth (131.057 mph).

For William Byron, it marks the second straight race that the No. 24 car will start on the front row. Byron finished second in last weeks qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway coming up short to teammate Jimmie Johnson.

Ryan Blaney, who initially topped the practice charts and broke the track record in the second round of qualifying, felt that his No .12 Ford was strong enough to win the pole, but errors by Blaney in turns 3 and 4 would cost driver No. 12.

Last year's Food City 500 winner Kyle Busch will start 17th after coming up short of advancing to the final round of qualifying.

Live coverage for Sunday's Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway begins at 2:00 p.m. Eastern on Fox Sports 1. 

Denny Hamlin won Sunday's NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, overcoming two pit road penalties over the course of the afternoon.

For Hamlin, this is his second win of the season and 33rd of his career. Driver No. 11 also won the Daytona 500 earlier this year.

Rounding out the top five were Clint Bowyer in second, Daniel Suarez in third, Erik Jones in fourth and Jimmie Johnson in fifth.

Erik Jones claimed his second top five finish of the year and Clint Bowyer earned his second top five finish and best finish of the year. Daniel Suarez earned his first top five finish with his new team Stewart-Haas Racing. Jimmie Johnson, who is looking to rebound on his past season struggles would earn his first top five finish of the season.

Hamlin had to overcome two separate penalties for speeding and an uncontrolled tire.

"Just a fast car. They gave me a car that could really pass anyone in the field," Denny Hamlin told FOX Sports. "That means a lot. It definitely was a different type of race here, trying to draft and everything and trying to get out of everyone's way."

Kyle Busch who was going for the weekend sweep, winning both the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series race on Friday and the NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday led a race-high 66 laps but was forced to pit with only 53 laps to go after getting into the wall. Driver No. 18 would overcome to finish tenth.

All three of Team Penske's drivers had a bad day Brad Keselowski (mechanical issues), Joey Logano (pit road penalty) and Ryan Blaney (engine problems) finishing outside the top fifteen.

Notable Kyle Larson finished 39th after he wrecked during Stage 2.

The NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series will head into Bristol Motor Speedway next Sunday, April 7th in the running of the Food City 500. Live coverage begins at 2:00 p.m. Eastern on Fox Sports 1.

Stage 1 Winner: Joey Logano

Stage 2 Winner: Denny Hamlin

Race Winner: Denny Hamlin

Kyle Busch won Saturday's NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. Saturday marked Busch's third win of the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series season and second of the weekend. Busch won Friday's NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series race as well.

Driver No. 18 won in a six lap shootout to decide it all, beating out Tyler Reddick and Christopher Bell.

Busch led 33 of the 200 lap race while Christopher Bell led 127 laps.

"Not taking any tires certainly helped, Kyle Busch told FS1. "We jumped the field there. I was worried about the restart. I just didn't think there was going to be enough grip. This car certainly had enough grip in it."

Christopher Bell led 127 laps before he would loose the lead during pit stops. Bell would bounce back from the speeding penalty to contend for the win.

Rounding out the top five were Tyler Reddick in second, Christopher Bell in third, Chase Briscoe in fourth and Jeb Burton in fifth.

The final laps would be set by a caution from Jeremy Clements, who stalled on pit road during green flag pit stops with 11 laps to go.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series will head into Bristol Motor Speedway next Saturday April 6 on Fox Sports 1.

Stage 1 Winner: Christopher Bell

Stage 2 Winner: Ryan Sieg

Race Winner: Kyle Busch

Brad Keselowski put on a dominate performance Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, leading 446 of the 500 lap race. Sunday marked Keselowski's second win of the 2019 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series season.

It was also driver NO. 2's 29th career NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series win and his second at the paperclip.

"The car was really good," Brad Keselowski told FS1. "Just a great day for our team. Awesome execution on pit road. Just one of those days you dream of as a race car driver where you have a great car."

Chase Elliott, who finished second, tried to make a late-race surge on Keselowski but ran out of time.

"Our Camaro was good and felt we were about as even with him (Keselowski) as we could be," Chase Elliott told FS1. "I tried to move up there at the end, but don't know if i could have got him, maybe if i had moved up a little sooner. Maybe next time."

Rounding out the top five were Chase Elliott in second, Kyle Busch in third, Ryan Blaney in fourth and Denny Hamlin in fifth.

Kyle Busch, who made the 1,000th start of his NASCAR career would finish third, snapping his two-race winless streak (ISM Raceway and Auto Club Speedway).

Rounding out the top ten were Kevin Harvick in sixth, Clint Bowyer in seventh, Martin Truex Jr. in eighth, Aric Almirola in ninth and Daniel Suarez in tenth.

The NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series will head into Texas Motor Speedway in the running of the O'Rilly Auto Parts 500 on Sunday, March 31 on FOX; green flag is scheduled for just after 3 p.m. Eastern.

Stage 1 Winner: Brad Keselowski

Stage 2 Winner: Brad Keselowski

Race Winner: Brad Keselowski

Joey Logano will start from the pole in tomorrow's STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

The Fords dominated qualifying on Saturday, capturing four out of the five top spots.

Logano covered the paperclip with a speed of 97.830 mph, claiming the 21st pole of his NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series career.

"You just have to be so precise and pushing yourself so hard in the corners, and a mistake is such a penalty," Joey Logano told FS1 after qualifying. "It was awesome to get another pole here at Martinsville and hopefully we can top it off with another win in the books."

Rounding out the top five were Aric Almirola in second (97.643 mph), Brad Keselowski in third (97.458 mph), Kevin Harvick in fourth (97.832 mph) and Denny Hamlin in fifth (97.362 mph).

Aric Almirola who qualified second seemed to have the pole wrapped up until Joey Logano put down the fastest lap with just 34 seconds remaining in the final round.

Kyle Busch, who won the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series race earlier on Saturday failed to make the final round of qualifying. Busch will take the green flag tomorrow from the fourteenth position in his 1,000th NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series race of his career.

Sunday's STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway is scheduled to begin just after 2 p.m. Eastern with live coverage on FS1, MRN and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.

Kyle Busch won Sunday's Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway, earning his 200th NASCAR National Series win.

Busch earned his 53rd NASCAR Monster Energy Series victory and his fourth at Auto Club Speedway along with his 94 wins in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and 53 wins in the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series. Driver No. 18 became the second driver in the history of NASCAR to reach the 200 win mark, joining Richard Petty, who earned all 200 of his NASCAR wins in the Cup series.

Driver No. 18 led 134 laps of the 200 lap race, finishing with a two second margin over second place Joey Logano. Sunday was also Busch's second NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series win this season after winning last Sunday at ISM Raceway and is the first driver to clinch multiple wins thus far in 2019.

"It feels just like No. 1, just like yesterday," Busch told Fox Sports. "It was such an awesome race car. I mean dang. I'm glad we put on a heck of a show for all of these fans here at Auto Club Speedway."

Rounding out the top five were Joey Logano in second, Brad Keselowski in third, Kevin Harvick in third and Ryan Blaney in fifth.

Busch also won both stages on Sunday at Auto Club Speedway for the third time in his career. He did so previously at the 2018 Coca-Cola 600 and 2017 Brickyard 400. Driver No. 18 would restart 18th after the second stage due to a speeding penalty on pit road. Busch would rebound back to the lead in route to his milestone victory.

"Sometimes, you have to have a little bit of luck on your side," Busch told Fox Sports. "It certainly is a monumental moment for all of us. Maybe the stars aligned a little bit for us today."

Rounding out the top ten were Kurt Busch in sixth, Denny Hamlin in seventh, Martin Truex Jr. in eighth, Aric Almirola in ninth and Austin Dillion in tenth.

The NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series will head to Martinsville Speedway next Sunday, March 24th at 2:00 p.m. Eastern on FS1 and MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Stage 1 Winner: Kyle Busch Stage 2 Winner: Kyle Busch Race Winner: Kyle Busch

Austin Dillion won the pole for Sunday's Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway and didn't even have to post a speed in the final round of qualifying to do so.

Dillon along with the other 11 drivers waited too late to post a lap in the final round of qualifying.

None of the 12 drivers who advanced into the final round did not reach the timing/scoring line before the five-minute clock expired, which left all 12 drivers without a qualifying speed in the final round. With that occurrence, the lineup would be set based on speeds in Round 2, where Austin Dillion had the fastest speed. 

This would mark Dillion's first pole of his career.

"That was fun right there. That goes back to Round 2 when Andy Houston did a great job getting us a hole," Dillion told Fox Sports.

"Our car has been good all day. I felt like we had the fastest car here. It feels good to get that pole. That was wild right there. Everybody was fighting for it."

Rounding out the top five were Kevin Harvick in second, Aric Almirola in third, Kyle Busch in fourth and Joey Logano in fifth.

Rounding out the top ten were Denny Hamlin in sixth, Ryan Newman in seventh, Chase Elliott in eighth, Clint Bowyer in ninth and Ryan Blaney in tenth.

Live coverage of Sunday's Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway begins at 3:30 p.m. Eastern on FOX.

Kyle Busch won Saturday's iK9 Service Dog 200 at ISM Raceway.

Busch made it 2 for 2 on Saturday leading 116 laps of the 200 lap race.

For Busch, this marks his 198th win of his career in NASCAR national series competition. Busch, who competes regularly in the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series has wins in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series as well.

"If i'm allowed to race, i'm going to enter a race and try to go out there and win," said Busch.

Rounding out the top five were Ryan Truex in second, Tyler Reddick in third, Cole Custer in fourth and Austin Cindric in fifth.

For Ryan Truex, he matched a career-best second place in just his first NASCAR Xfinity Series start of the season for JR Motorsports.

Christopher Bell who started from the pole, won the second stage and led 69 laps, but his hopes for victory would diminish in a Lap 129 incident.

Stephen Leicht's engine would expire while entering Turn 3, creating a cloud of smoke. Justin Allgaier who was running second and Christopher Bell who was running third at the time would make contact with the outside retaining wall as result of Leicht's engine problems.

"I saw Leicht blow up so i knew that i was in trouble," Bell said to FS1 following the incident. "I saw the 7 get sideways and then by that time, i entered the smoke wall and i knew that i was sliding, but i just couldn't see anything and i didn't know where i was and i backed her into the wall."

Justin Allgaier would finish 14th while Christopher Bell would finish 30th.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series will head into Auto Club Speedway next Saturday in the running of the Production Alliance Group 300. Coverage begins at 5:00 p.m. Eastern on FS1, MRN and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.

Stage 1 Winner: Austin Cindric

Stage 2 Winner: Christopher Bell

Race Winner: Kyle Busch

Joey Logano won Sunday's Penzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Logano earned Team Penske their second consecutive win this season, leading 86 laps.

For Logano, this marks his first win at Las Vegas in twelve career tries and the 22nd of his NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series career.

Driver No. 22 held off teammate Brad Keselowski, who won last Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Keselowski would make a charge at Logano in the final turn, but would not be enough to pass teammate Joey Logano.

''What a great race, Brad and i were so evenly matched," Logano told Fox Sports. "The way the draft is, you can't just drive away. In the last 5-6 laps, Brad was catching me so quick and i got stuck behind a lapped car. To be so close and get it at the end there, it was fun."

Rounding out the top five were Brad Keselowski in second, Kyle Busch in third, Kevin Harvick in fourth and Kurt Busch in fifth.

There were no cautions in Sunday's Penzoil 400 for race incidents, just the two yellow flags to end each stage.

Rounding out the top ten were Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in sixth, Aric Almirola in seventh, Martin Truex Jr. in eighth, Chase Elliott in ninth and Denny Hamlin in tenth.

Kyle Busch, who was going for three wins straight this weekend came up just short of victory today. Busch bounced back from a speeding penalty on pit road, finishing third. "I think we would have won the race if it wasn't for that," Busch said.

The NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series continues its "West Coast Swing" next Sunday, March 10, with the running of the TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway.

Stage 1 Winner: Kevin Harvick

Stage 2 Winner: Joey Logano

Race Winner: Joey Logano

Kevin Harvick will start Sunday's Penzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway from the pole. Driver No. 4 clinched the top spot with a speed of 180. 517 mph.

For Harvick, this marks his 26th pole of his NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series career and first at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Rounding out the top five were Denny Hamlin in second, Kyle Busch in third, Austin Dillion in fourth and Daniel Hemric in fifth.

Friday's qualifying session was defined by drafting as result of the new rules package for the 2019 season.

Rounding out the top ten were David Ragan in sixth, Kyle Larson in seventh, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in eighth, Jimmie Johnson in ninth and Joey Logano in tenth.

Drivers waited until the final minutes of qualifying in the final two sessions to leave pit road mainly because drivers didn't want to be the first car leading the draft.

Brad Keselowski, who won last weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway would qualify 19th. Aric Almirola, who started on the pole last weekend in Atlanta would qualify 25th. The Penzoil 400 can be seen at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Sunday on FOX.

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