Bristol’s Cup Race: Buescher Wins As Harvick And Rowdy Fail To Advance

Let this sink in for a moment – not a single NASCAR Cup Series playoff driver won a race in Round One of the playoffs.

Bristol Motor Speedway: A Coliseum For The NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs’ Round Of 16 Elimination Race

Under the lights, at the ‘World’s Fastest Half-Mile,’ the greatest stock car drivers on the planet will battle it out in the Bass Pro Shops Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, this Saturday, Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. ET on USA, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. With this weekend’s event serving as the elimination race for the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs Round of 16 a lot is on the line.

Kansas Speedway Marks the Midway Point of NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs Round of 16

Switching gears and mashing the gas has this season’s NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs off to a feverish start and for the first-time in series history not one of the 16 Playoff drivers are locked into the Round of 12 following the postseason opener. That’s because Petty GMS and driver Erik Jones, a non-Playoff competitor this season, snatched the victory at Darlington Raceway last weekend, leaving the Playoff standings shaken-up like never before.

Erik Jones Puts Iconic 43 Back Into Darlington Victory Lane

Hate to say I told you so, but I told you so. Last week I said that Erik Jones was my sleeper driver to turn the tables on the playoffs and he did it in rare form.

How Did New England-Connected Drivers Do At Daytona?

Jeremy Clements won Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Daytona while Anthony Alfredo of Ridgefield, CT came in seventh and Jeb Burton finished 19th. Alfredo and Burton drive team cars for Cape Cod’s Chris and Mary Our, who reside in Harwich, MA.

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announcement that Kurt Busch was not going to make the start of the Cup playoffs and that his waiver request had been withdrawn, effectively giving up any hope of a return for the former champion.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.

Kyle Larson Sweeps the Weekend at Watkins Glen

Kyle Larson pulled off a rare sweep of the weekend races at Watkins Glen. In the Xfinity race, he was the beneficiary of contact between the leaders that sent them both spinning and allowing Larson through to hold off AJ Allmendinger. Fast forward to the rain delayed Sunday race and it was Larson once again holding off AJ for the win. But the win wasn’t without some controversy.

NASCAR Cup Series Goes Road Course Racing in Watkins Glen, New York

Tensions are high and anticipation is running rampant amongst competitors as the NASCAR Cup Series prepares for the penultimate race of the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series regular season, the Go Bowling at The Glen at Watkins Glen International, this Sunday, August 21 at 3 p.m. ET on USA, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Channel 90).

Seven Former DAYTONA Champions Need Coke Zero Sugar 400 Victory to Have Shot at NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (August 16, 2022) – With the NASCAR Cup Series’ regular season finale Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway less than two weeks away, seven – yes seven – former DAYTONA Champions are in a “must-win” situation if they want to have a chance to make the 2022 NASCAR Playoffs.

NASCAR Xfinity Series: For AJ Allmendinger, Dreams Do Come True

When asked what Indianapolis Motor Speedway means to A.J. Allmendinger he responded, “There is no bigger track for me.” Then it should be no surprise that it was a dream come true for the road course ace to win for the second year-in-a-row at the one facility that is so dear to his heart.