Welcome back race fans! Long time to be away from racing. As many of you know, the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona is the kickoff to the season for me but I have to admit my attention was elsewhere a lot of this young season. After watching qualifying for the 500, I pretty much missed the Duels for the first time in forever. There have been a fair amount of changes this year leaving me to question just how good the racing was going to be.Read More
Tag: Corey LaJoie
Jon McKennedy Recovers from Late Crash to Win 2022 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Championship
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (Oct. 27, 2022) – In a battle that came down to the final race – and final laps – of the season at Martinsville Speedway, Jon McKennedy came out on top to win his first NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship while NASCAR Cup Series regular Corey LaJoie won the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 200.Read More
Historic Martinsville Speedway Ready to Finalize NASCAR Cup Series Championship 4
Known as one of the best tracks to settle a score or decide who gets to advance on for a championship in an elimination race, the historic 0.526-mile Martinsville Speedway will once again play host to the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs’ Round of 8 elimination race, the Xfinity 500 on Sunday, October 30 at 2 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.Read More
Spire Motorsports To Field Two Full-Time NASCAR Cup Series Entries In 2023
CONCORD, N.C. (October 18, 2022) – Spire Motorsports announced today Corey LaJoie will return to the seat of the No. 7 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and veteran Ty Dillon will join the team’s two-car effort, taking over full-time driving duties of the No. 77 Chevy for the NASCAR Cup Series 2023 season.Read More
Finally, At Talladega, A Cup Series Playoff Driver Wins A Cup Series Playoff Race
Well it finally happened – a playoff driver won a playoff race. And Chase Elliott did it in fine form, racing clean and hard right to the checkered flag. It had a record number of lead changes, in a race where it was very hard to pass. The only real wreck was a multi-car spin that wasn’t all that serious.Read More
Reddick’s NASCAR Cup Win At Texas Marred By Goodyear Tire Failures
The 2022 playoffs continue without a playoff driver winning a race. This may be a season where the eventual champion may only win a single race in the final 10 races. Tyler Reddick was the fourth consecutive non-playoff driver to win a race. Reddick was eliminated from the Round of 16 but proved that his remaining time with RCR will not go quietly.Read More
How Did New England-Connected Drivers Do This Past Weekend at Kansas?
John Nemechek won the Camping World Truck race at Kansas with Berlin, CT’s Ryan Preece taking a third with Parker Kligerman of Westport, CT finishing in 11th while Boston’s Kaz Grala ended his day in 18th.Read More
How Did New England-Connected NASCAR Drivers Do This Past Weekend?
In the Xfinity race on Saturday at Darlington, SC, Austin Hill was the winner.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More