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.
With his first win of the season, Christopher Bell made it increasingly hard for Kevin Harvick to make the playoffs. Bell has been a contender in several races this season but just hasn’t had the car or strategy to pull it off. This time was different.
ELKHART LAKE, Wis., May 12, 2021 – Jockey International, a 145-year-old brand recognized for its premium underwear and apparel, has signed on to be the title sponsor of the NASCAR Cup Series race at Road America on the Fourth of July. This year’s race will be known as the Jockey Made in America 250 presented by Kwik Trip. The green flag will fly on the event at approximately 1:30 pm CST, and the race will be aired LIVE on NBC.
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.
Martin Truex Jr. won the Cup series race at Darlington this past weekend. He’s originally from Stafford Township, NJ.
In a week of contrasts that featured the unveiling of NASCAR’s sleek Next Gen Cup Series cars, Darlington Raceway hosts its immensely popular Throwback Weekend, where race teams pay homage to the past. But while race fans will see a panoply of paint schemes dedicated to bygone heroes of the sport, drivers will be looking ahead toward the finish line—particularly those accustomed to winning who haven’t done so yet this year.
The Next Gen car is a collaboration of the brightest engineering minds in racing, with contributions coming from all sides of the NASCAR and automotive industries. The design of the Next Gen car gives the drivers greater control while putting an emphasis back on race strategies, team personnel and vehicle setups. While wind tunnels and computer simulations play an important role in racing, we want the competition to remain focused on the racetrack.
The Triple Truck Challenge was introduced in 2019, as a three-race program that provides drivers in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series an opportunity to win up to $500,000 in bonus money.
May 6, 2021 (Katy, Texas) – Today, Igloo released three new NASCAR-licensed Playmate coolers that expand upon their previously released special-edition Playmate series. Featuring custom artwork inspired by driver Martin Truex Jr., a limited-edition Chase Elliott Hooters design honoring Alan Kulwicki and a retro NASCAR design, these new Playmate Pal coolers — launching ahead of the Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR at Darlington Raceway May 7–9, 2021 — are available now at igloocoolers.com/NASCAR.
After a wild race at the behemoth that is Talladega Superspeedway last weekend, the NASCAR Cup Series prepares for this Sunday’s Buschy McBusch Race 400 (3 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at Kansas Speedway, its fourth event of the 2021 season on a 1.5-mile track.