Kurt Busch Out Of Cup Playoffs, Austin Dillon Races In At Daytona

The week started with the announcement that Kurt Busch was not going to make the start of the Cup playoffs and that his waiver request had been withdrawn, effectively giving up any hope of a return for the former champion. That announcement left the window open for Martin Truex, Jr. and Ryan Blaney to make the playoffs on points if neither won at Daytona. That is, unless no one NEW won at Daytona.

Racing on TV Listings for August 29-September 5

Here’s a guide to major racing, recent race rewinds on TV and major streaming services this week, compiled by Auto Week.  NHRA U.S. Nationals takes center stage over the Labor Day weekend; NASCAR Playoffs, F1 and more.

The Night the Lights Went Out in Oxford as Gluchacki Goes Lights-Out on the Field

Oxford, ME — The annual American-Canadian Tour 125 at Oxford Plains Speedway headlining the Saturday night before the Oxford 250 program did not disappoint. 38 American-Canadian Tour cars from all six New England states and the Canadian province of Quebec made the trek to the Vacationland home of ACT to take part in one of New England’s crown jewel events. Fireworks on the track split into darkness with a first-time blackout delaying the event in the early goings.

Justin Brown Rides The Outside To First Career NASCAR Modified Win At Riverhead Raceway Saturday

What a difference a week makes, just ask Justin Brown of Manorville. A week after being the first car out of The Bubba 150, Justin rebounded Saturday night scoring his first career NASCAR Modified victory in a 50-lap, non stop event before a standing room only crowd at Riverhead Raceway. Brown earned the win the old fashioned way by going to the outside to execute the winning pass.

Austin Dillon Grabs NASCAR Cup Playoff Spot With Dramatic Coke Zero Sugar 400 Victory at Daytona International Speedway; Blaney Also Advances

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – With a huge assist from Richard Childress Racing teammate Tyler Reddick after a rain delay of more than three hours, Austin Dillon forced his way into the NASCAR Cup Series Playoff and broke Martin Truex Jr.’s heart.

Results From Grandview Speedway, Bechtelsville, PA 8/27/22

BECHTELSVILLE, PA. – Ray Swinehart of Boyertown, Pa. was able to withstand the challenges of Jeff Strunk of Boyertown, Pa. and Brett Kressley of Orefield, Pa. in the closing stages of the 30-lap T.P. Trailer NASCAR Modified feature, and race home to his first win of the season and 32nd of his career on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway.

Jeremy Clements Scores Upset Win in Wild Wawa 250 Powered By Coca-Cola at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 26, 2022) – Friday night’s bizarre, attrition-filled, rain-delayed NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway produced an appropriately unexpected outcome when Jeremy Clements took the checkered flag under caution at the end of the third attempt at overtime.

Smithfield and Almirola Return to Stewart-Haas Racing with Multiyear Agreement Beginning in 2023

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 26, 2022) – Smithfield Foods and NASCAR Cup Series driver Aric Almirola will continue their longstanding partnership as both return to Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) with a multiyear agreement that begins in 2023.