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.

Racing on TV Listings for September 7-11

Here’s a guide to major racing, recent race rewinds on TV and major streaming services this week, compiled by Auto Week‘s MIKE PRYSON.  NTT IndyCar Series championship race at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca highlights the week’s offerings.

Another Daytona Near-Miss for Joey Logano

At least Joey Logano of Middletown, CT finished this time. One week after he was wrecked out of the lead on the final lap of the Daytona 500, Logano had another win at Daytona International Speedway slip through his fingers Sunday, this time on the road course.

Joey Logano Warms to Dirt after Maiden Modified Voyage at Volusia

Joey Logano arrived in Florida last weekend, but it wasn’t to prepare for the 63rd running of the Daytona 500. The driver of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford’s focus was looking months ahead—to the inaugural Cup race on dirt at Bristol Motor Speedway. Logano had never raced on dirt and never really had any desire to do so.

Team Penske NASCAR Cup Series Race Report – Charlotte II

Team Penske NASCAR Cup Series Race Report Track:                Charlotte Motor Speedway Race:                 Alsco Uniforms 500 Date:                 May 28, 2020 ____________________________________ No. 2 Discount Tire Ford Mustang – Brad Keselowski Start: 20th Stage 1: 25th Stage 2: 27th Finish: 7th Status: Running Laps Completed: 208/208 Laps Led: 0 Point Standings (behind first): 5th (-66) Notes:  Brad Keselowski overcame early right-front damage to the No. 2 Discount Tire Ford Mustang resulting from a cut tire to score a “Keselowski-esque” seventh-place finish in Thursday night’s NASCAR Cup Series event at Charlotte Motor Speedway. By virtue of winning the Coca-Cola 600 last Sunday, Keselowski was…

No. 10 Smithfield Ford Racing: Aric Almirola Charlotte II Race Report

Smithfield Ford Driver Endures Handling Issues After Starting in the Rear   Date: May 28, 2020 Event: Alsco Uniforms 500k (Round 8 of 36) Series: NASCAR Cup Series Location: Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) Format: 208 laps, broken into three stages (55 laps/60 laps/93 laps) Start/Finish: 6th/20th (Running, completed 208 of 208 laps) Point Standing: 9th (225 points, 106 out of first)   Race Winner: Chase Elliott of Hendrick Motorsports (Chevrolet) Stage 1 Winner: Joey Logano of Team Penske (Ford) Stage 2 Winner: Alex Bowman of Hendrick Motorsports (Chevrolet)   Stage 1 Recap (Laps 1-55): ●  Aric Almirola started sixth and finished 16th.…

COLE CUSTER A Second Consecutive Cup Series Start at Darlington

KANNAPOLIS, North Carolina (May 18, 2020) – Cole Custer and the No. 41 HaasTooling.com Ford Mustang team for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) head back to Darlington (S.C.) Raceway on Wednesday for the second consecutive event at the egg-shaped oval. Custer’s Mustang will once again highlight Gene Haas’ newest holding, HaasTooling.com. Haas Tooling was launched just weeks ago as a way for CNC machinists to purchase high quality cutting tools at great prices. Haas’ cutting tools will be sold exclusively online at HaasTooling.com and shipped directly to end-users.   After much anticipation, the 2020…

Team Penske NASCAR Cup Series Race Report – The Real Heroes 400 at Darlington Raceway

Team Penske NASCAR Cup Series Race Report Track:                Darlington Raceway Race:                 The Real Heroes 400 Date:                 May 17, 2020 ____________________________________   No. 2 Discount Tire Ford Mustang – Brad Keselowski Start:  1st Stage 1: 5th Stage 2: 1st Finish: 13th Status:  Running Laps Completed: 293/293 Laps Led: 80 Point Standings (behind first): 5th (-60) Notes:  Brad Keselowski did a lot of good things in The Real Heroes 400 Sunday afternoon at Darlington Raceway, NASCAR’s first race in more than 70 days during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The driver of the Discount Tire Ford Mustang led 80 laps and won Stage 2, his…

ARIC ALMIROLA Racing for Recovery

KANNAPOLIS, North Carolina (May 13, 2020) – The No. 10 Smithfield / #GoodFoodChallenge Ford Mustang team for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) makes its way to historic Darlington (S.C.) Raceway for Sunday’s resumption of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season with two goals in mind – cross the finish line first to secure a spot in the NASCAR playoffs, and earn as many donations as possible to Feeding America on behalf of Smithfield.   Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Almirola’s longtime sponsor Smithfield Foods was quick to develop a way to help families…

Is iRacing Doing It For You?

First of all, I hope that you all are healthy and staying home for the most part. I know we started self-isolating before we were warned to, so this has been nearly a month of being stuck at home. But anyway, it’s a small price to pay to keep loved ones from getting sick.