Monday, Feb 06
Matthew Jackson

Matthew Jackson

Kyle Larson won tonight's Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Larson won over NASCAR Xfinity Series rookie Christopher Bell in a overtime finish.

Driver NO. 42 led 202 of 310 laps and won every stage in route to claiming his fourth NASCAR Xfinity Series win of the 2018 season.

"It feels really good. I wish Kyle Busch wouldn't have had his trouble so I could have raced him but it still feels really, really cool to win a race here - finally - at Bristol," Larson said. "I've been close so many times and it's my best race track by far, I feel like.

"It feels cool to win. Hopefully we can get another tomorrow night and that would be really special as well. It's just really exciting because I've been so close so many times and I thought Bell was going to steal this one from me a couple times throughout the race. He was really good. He and I have very similar driving styles.

"We had the yellow there with two to go and I was make, 'Man, again, again. I'm going to lose another one late.' But we were able to get an average restart and get the win. I can't wait until tomorrow."

Kyle Larson also holds the pole for tomorrow's Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race.

Rounding out the top five were Christopher Bell in second, Justin Allgaier in third, Cole Custer in fourth and Joey Logano in fifth.

Friday nights win came in Larson's ninth Bristol Motor Speedway start and after having six top-five finishes in his first eight starts. 2018 has been good for driver NO. 42 as he has won four out of the six races that he has ran in this year.

The overtime finish came when Daniel Hemric wrecked with two laps to go in the 300-laper.

Kyle Busch was having a great night up until he tagged the wall on lap 66. One Lap 70, Busch lost a tire and got into the outside wall, ending his night. 

Kyle Busch would go on to finish 36th.

Stage 1 Winner: Kyle Larson

Stage 2 Winner: Kyle Larson

Race Winner: Kyle Larson

Next Race: Johnsonville 180 at Road AMerica at 3:30 p.m. Eastern on August, 25th on NBCSN.

Kevin Harvick won today's Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway.

Sunday's win marked driver NO. 4's seventh win of the 2018 Monster Energy Cup Series season and 44th of his career which tied him with NASCAR Hall Of Famer Bill Elliott.

Harvick swept both stages in persuite of his victory on Sunday afternoon.

"The most important thing is winning races and getting all the points you canto position yourself for Homestead," Harvick told NBCSN following Sunday's victory. "That's what we've been doing all year."

Harvick ends Sunday's race with the series-high 40 playoff points.

Sunday also marked the third time that the Bakersfield, California native swept both stages and won the race. He last swept both stages and won at Las Vegas and Dover.

For driver NO. 4 this is his second win at the 2-mile track. Harvick last won there in August of 2010.

Last week's race winner Chase Elliott finished ninth and has placed in the top ten in all of his six starts at Michigan International Speedway.

Rounding out the top five were Brad Keselowski in second, Kyle Busch in third, Austin Dillion in fourth and Ryan Blaney in fifth.

Championship favorite Martin Truex Jr. ran out of fuel before the end of Stage 2. The gamble would cost Driver NO. 78 at a chance at victory.

Martin Truex Jr. would go on to finish 14th.

Stage 1 Winner: Kevin Harvick

Stage 2 Winner: Kevin Harvick

Race Winner: Kevin Harvick

Next Race: Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday, August 18th on NBCSN. 

Chase Elliott won today's NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International Sunday afternoon.

This was Elliott's first win of his Monster Energy Cup Series and 250th for his car owner Rick Hendrick.

"What a thrill. I don't know what to say," Elliott said."I'm so thrilled, so emotional, so much relief, working on three years and i hadn't won one.

Since Geoff Bodine's win in 1984, Seventeen drivers have gone to victory lane for Hendrick Motorsports.

After Chase Elliott drove into victory lane, several drivers in the field went over to Elliott to congratulate him on his achievement. 

After Sunday's race, Bill Elliott joined his son Chase Elliott in victory lane.

"I don't know how to describe this feeling," Bill Elliott said.

Elliott, who had the dominate car of the field on Sunday won the second stage and traded for the lead throughout the race, but was challenged by 2017 Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. during the final fifteen laps.

Driver NO. 78 threatened Elliott most noticebly on the final lap, after Elliott locked up Turn 1 which would allow Truex Jr. to close in on Elliott's gap. However, Martin Truex Jr. would be denied by Elliott after Elliott pulled away from Truex throughout the circuit.

In Elliott's previous 98 starts, driver NO. 9 has finished second on eight different occasions. 

With his win on Sunday, Chase Elliott now books his place in the Monster Energy Cup Series playoffs.

Rounding out the top five were Martin Truex Jr. in second, Kyle Busch in third, Daniel Suarez in fourth and Erik Jones in fifth.

Stage 1 Winner: Martin Truex Jr.

Stage 2 Winner: Chase Elliott

Race Winner: Chase Elliott

Next Race: Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday, August 12 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on NBCSN and MRN.

Kevin Harvick won Sunday's Monster Energy Cup Series race at New Hampshire in dominating fashion after putting the bumper to race leader Kyle Busch with less than 10 laps to go.

Harvick bumped past Busch with less than seven laps to go to pick up his sixth win of the 2018 Monster Energy Cup Series season and 43rd of his career.

Harvick now leads the series with six wins.

"I just didn't know if i was going to get there again and felt like that was my best opportunity to do what i had to do to win. I didn't want to wreck him but i didn't want to waste abunch of time behind him.

"Winning is important and you need to take every opportunity you can," Kevin Harvick said following his victory on Sunday.

Kyle Busch who finished second called Harvick's move "Just racing" but gave a hint that he might consider returning the favor to Kevin Harvick if similar circumstances.

"He could have made the move cleaner than that, but how you race is how you get raced," Kyle Busch said following Sunday's race.

Rounding out the top five was Kyle Busch in second, Aric Almirola in third, Martin Truex Jr. in fourth and Chase Elliott in sixth.

Rounding out the top ten were Ryan Newman in sixth, Ryan Blaney in seventh, Kurt Busch in eighth, Joey Logano in ninth and Jimmie Johnson in tenth.

Stage 1 Winner: Martin Truex Jr.

Stage 2 Winner: Chase Elliott

Race Winner: Kevin Harvick

Next Race: Gander Outdoors 400 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday, July 29th at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on NBCSN and MRN.

Christopher Bell went from last to first on Friday night at Kentucky Speedway to win the Alsco 300.

Friday night's win marked Christopher Bell's third win of his career and second of his 2018 rookie season.

Bell led 17 laps in the final stage after having his back to the wall following his spin in qualifying that sent him to the rear of the field for the start of the race.

Driver NO. 20 passed Justin Allgaier for the lead and held off hard charging Daniel Hemric at the end to race to victory.

Rounding out the top fiver was completed by Kyle Busch,Cole Custer and Justin Allgaier.

Race favorite Kyle Busch finished in third after having a dominate Stage 1. Busch would battle discomfort with his NO. 18 Camry that ultimately harmed his chances at victory on Friday night.

For Christopher Bell this is the third win of his career and thus far Bell has ten top ten place finishes through seventeen races of the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series Season.

Stage 1 Winner: Kyle Busch

Stage 2 Winner: John Hunter Nemecheck

Race Winner: Christopher Bell

Kyle Larson won tonight's Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway in dramatic fassion.

Driver NO. 42 won after Justin Haley was penalized for going below the yellow line on the last lap.

Justin Haley would finish 18th.

Rounding out the top five were Elliott Sadler in second, Christopher Bell in third, Ryan Blaney in fourth and Kaz Grala in fifth.

Larson edged Elliott sadler at the start finish line. Fiday was another heart-breaking loss for Sadler at Daytona, who finished second for the third straight time.

Pole sitter Ryan Preece left the race early on Friday night after an overheating issue. Preece would finish 39th.

This would mark the first time in four races that Preece did not finish in the top ten.

Towards the end of the race the big one happened when 16 cars wrecked with 19 laps to go.

Notables that wrecked include Febuary Daytona winner Tyler Reddick and Austin Cindric who walked away from a wreckafter flipping multiple times.

The red flag would last 12 minutes.

Chase Elliott who will start from the pole tomorrow night finished 29th after an oil pump failure late in the race.

Saturday's win marked Kyle Larson's second win in-a-row after winning last weekend at Chicagoland Speedway.

Stage 1 Winner: Kyle Larson

Stage 2 Winner: Kyle Larson

Race Winner: Kyle Larson

Next Race: Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway on Friday, July 13 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern on NBCSN.

Kyle Larson came from the back of the pack to the front to win Saturday's Overton's 300 at Chicagoland Speedway.

After winning the pole, Larson would have to start from the back of the pack due to an unapproved tire change.

Driver NO. 42 outlasted Kevin Harvick as well as Xfinity Series regulars Cole Custer and Daniel Hemric. Saturday marked Larson's tenth career victory in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race and the second of the season. Larson's other win of 2018 came at Las Vegas.

Kyle Larson also won Stage 2 after making a three wide pass for the lead with 19 laps to go in the stage. Xfinity Series regular, Tyler Reddick won Stage 1, driver NO. 9's first stage victory in the Xfinity Series.

Reddick would exit the race early after making heavy contact with Ryan Reed on Lap 98.

Drivers was faced with the heat and humid temperatures on a miserably hot day in Chicago.

NASCAR Xfinity Series cup regular Cole Custer took over the points lead after Saturday's race. 

Elliott Sadler who has held the points lead thus far finished sixth. Driver NO. 1 is currently thirs in the points standings behind Cole Custer and Daniel Hemric.

Stage 1 Winner: Tyler Reddick

Stage 2 Winner: Kyle Larson

Race Winner: Kyle Larson

Next Race: Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway on July 6 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern on NBCSN

Martin Truex Jr. and team NO. 78 played a gamble late in Sunday's Toyota Savemart 350 that would pay off in end and Truex would go onto win,

Sunday marked Truex Jr.'s second career win at Sonoma Raceway and his third win of the 2018 season. Driver NO. 78 also won here at Sonoma in 2013.

Kevin Harvick, who won here in 2018 finished in second. Clint Bowyer in third, Chase Elliott in fourth and Kyle Busch rounding out the top five.

The winning move for the NO. 78 team came when the pit crew positioned for their driver Martin Truex Jr. to come in and pit for a final stop on lap 73 of the 110 lap race. This would lead Kevin Harvick and the NO. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford to come to pit road. Harvick was leading over Martin Truex Jr. at the time.

Driver NO. 4 brought his Stewart-Haas Racing Ford in for tires and fuel, while Truex Jr. stayed out for the next seven laps. When Truex Jr. would pit he would have much fresher tires than Harvick.

The 110 lap race had only one caution that came when race favorite AJ Allmendinger exited the race on lap 33 when he missed a shift and blew up his engine. NO. 47 led five laps that came at laps 23-27. Allmendinger would also win the first stage.

In the 110 lap race at Sonoma Raceway, the race would feature seven different race leaders.

Stage 1 Winner: AJ Allmendinger

Stage 2 Winner: Denny Hamlin

Stage 3 Winner/Race Winner: Martin Truex Jr.

Next Race: Overton's 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday, July 1 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on NBCSN.

Clint Bowyer claimed his second win of the 2018 Monster Energy Cup Series season on Sunday at Michigan International Speedway.

Bowyer capitalized on a two-tire pit stop to take the lead and would go on to outlast Stewart-Haas Racing teammate and win Sunday's Fire Keepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway.

For Bowyer this is his second win of the season. Bowyer's first win came earlier this year at Martinsville Speedway.

Bowyer and team NO.14 gambled when pitting under yellow after the second stage ended on Lap 120. Bowyer took the lead from Kasey Kahne on Lap 124.

Bowyer would go on to hold off teammate Kevin Harvick on a restart on Lap 126.

The caution came for the final time when Ricky Stenhouse Jr. would spin out after contact with Kasey Kahne on Lap 129. NASCAR would go on to red-flag the race on Lap 133 of the scheduled 200 lap race due to rain.

Stewart-Haas Racing would make it a 1-2-3 sweep with Clint Bowyer taking the top spot, Kevin Harvick in second and Kurt Busch in third.

Stage 1 Winner: Ryan Blaney

Stage 2 Winner: Kevin Harvick

Stage 3 Winner/Race Winner: Clint Bowyer

Next Race: Toyota/Save Mart 350 on Fox Sports 1 at 3 p.m. ET on June 24th at Sonoma Raceway.


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