Saturday afternoon, JR Motorsports driver Justin Allgaier raced to Victory Lane at Darlington Raceway. This win marked his second of the season and capped off a day in which the majority of the team performed well, simultaneously creating questions about whether the team will move to the Cup Series. Now Dale Earnhardt Jr. has provided an answer.
Martin Truex, Jr. went out and showed everyone how it’s done. He won the first two Stages, led 248 of 293 laps and then went to victory lane for his series-leading third win — something no other Stage winner has done. That’s what we call a spanking.
For Bob Tasca III, his grandfather’s word was gospel. And being a faithful believer has shaped the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Mustang Funny Car driver into a highly successful NHRA Camping World Drag Racing racer, automotive-industry businessman, and Ford Motor Company evangelist.
Here’s where to find the major racing action on TV and online this week:
Brad Keselowski led the most important lap at Talladega, the final one. In a wild, pitched battle for the win, Keselowski got a huge push from Michael McDowell and Kevin Harvick to eke out his 6th Talladega win over Matt DiBenedetto. DiBenedetto (P5) once again came up just short for his first ever Cup win after leading 28 laps and “winning” Stage 1.
Break out the earplugs, Formula E is returning to the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn in 2021. Wait. These are all-electric open-wheel racers. No engine noise to speak of. Hold the earplugs.
The Indianapolis 500 will not take place behind closed doors this year, nor will it take place far removed from its traditional Memorial Day Weekend slot. The state of Indiana and Marion County will permit the Greatest Spectacle in Racing up to 40 percent capacity next month, meaning a maximum of 135,000 fans will be allowed to attend the May 30 race, as confirmed by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Wednesday.
Here’s where to find the major racing action on TV this weekend, including the NASCAR Cup Series at Martinsville:
Formula 1 is off until April 18, when the series races at Imola, Italy, but that doesn’t mean F1 leaders aren’t planning on starting something rather big in the coming days.
At the end of the night, youngster William Byron took the checkered flag at Homestead besting a hard charging Tyler Reddick. Byron joins McDowell and Bell as early winners this season who are payoff bound ahead of the expected veteran racers. Many analysts thought this would be the race for Joe Gibbs Racing with either Bell repeating or seeing one of his strong veteran teammates in victory lane.