New England Connections At The Bristol Dirt Colosseum – How Did They Fare?

Sunday’s washout at the Bristol Circus Maximus resulted in NASCAR rescheduling both the NASCAR Pinty Truck race and the Cup event to Monday.  Martin Truex, Jr. ended up the winner in the Trucks while Parker Kligerman of Stamford, CT ended the day in 18th place with Brett Moffit driving Cape Cod’s Chris Hour entry, who resides in Harwich, MA, to a disappointing 24th.

“The Spoiler” Ryan Blaney Steals Atlanta Win

Kyle Larson was absolutely dominant at Atlanta on Sunday. As Mike Joy kept reminding us, Larson had never won both stages and the race and he was proved right once again. Larson won both Stages handily and led 269 of the 325 circuits around the fast speedway.

Ryan Blaney Wins at Atlanta, Spoils Kyle Larson’s Dominant Run

You can call Ryan Blaney “The Spoiler.”

Logano Left Puzzled After Runner-up Finish at Phoenix

Joey Logano didn’t lose the Instacart 500 at Phoenix Raceway because of a lousy last restart or a vibration. Logano admitted afterward that even if he had broken away from Martin Truex Jr. on the final restart, he would probably have been overtaken by Truex at some point during the run to the checkered flag. Logano, however, was still left puzzled Sunday night.

5 Races, 5 Winners… Truex Wins in the Desert

Martin Truex, Jr. was certainly a contender for a win at Phoenix but not the first name that came to mind. He was a no show in Stage 1 after brushing the wall but was running second to Joey Logano at the end of Stage 2.

NASCAR Free Agency: Erik Jones, Ryan Preece of Berlin, CT Most Likely To Enhance Value

For Erik Jones and Ryan Preece of Berlin, CT, respective finishes of 10th and 15th in last Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race in Las Vegas were quietly effective outings. Considering the teams for which they drive — Richard Petty Motorsports for Jones, JTG Daugherty Racing for Preece — exist on the competitive fringes, as small programs not likely to secure position in the series’ lucrative playoffs.

Welcome Back to Victory Lane, Kyle Larson!

It wasn’t a question of “if” Kyle Larson could find his way back to Victory Lane, it was a question of “when.” But I still think it is safe to say that Kyle Larson winning at Las Vegas continues the streak of surprise winners this season.

Underdog Michael McDowell Wins the Daytona 500

Michael McDowell was finally rewarded for years of toiling away in underfunded teams by being in the right place at the right time late Sunday night as he went to victory lane in the Daytona 500. McDowell has run well in this race before with his best finish being fourth in 2017, but he hasn’t always been rewarded with his patience at the Great American Race.

Michael McDowell Pulls off a Stunner with Last-Lap DAYTONA 500 Victory (full results)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 14, 2021) – In a stunning upset at the end of an action-filled, rain-interrupted DAYTONA 500, Front Row Motorsports driver Michael McDowell claimed his first NASCAR Cup Series victory after charging into the lead during a brutal multicar wreck in Turn 3 on the final lap. “I can’t believe it,” McDowell said. “I’ve got to thank God. So many years of just grinding it out, hoping for an opportunity like this. I’ve got to thank (team owner) Bob Jenkins for giving me this opportunity. I’m so thankful.

Berlin, CT’s Ryan Preece Puts JTG Daugherty Racing Into Daytona 500 Field

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla: Ryan Preece will sleep very well the rest of the week. After losing their team charter during the off-season, JTG Daugherty Racing arrived at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway knowing they had to make the “Great American Race” based on their qualifying speed Wednesday night.