Claims spot among title favorites Brad Keselowski won Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, besting Denny Hamlin to the finish line by 1.647 seconds and leading the final 81 circuits of the 318.46-mile event.The victory marked Keselowski’s third of the 2020 season. His No. 2 Team Penske Ford led 184 of the 301 laps at the 1.058-mile track in Loudon, New Hampshire.Martin Truex Jr. was third in the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301, while Joey Logano came in fourth. Kevin Harvick finished the top-five finishers.
Highlights from Jimmie Johnson IndyCar test Tuesday
At IMS with Chip Ganassi Racing 7-time NASCAR Cup champion Jimmie Johnson made his long-awaited IndyCar test debut Tuesday on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with Chip Ganassi Racing. Here are some highlights from the day's events. No word on lap times - it was hot and there was no rubber down on the track. Johnson spun several times trying to feel the limits of the car. At his age, having never driven an IndyCar in his life, he would have a difficult beating the far more experienced drivers in IndyCar, but we applaud him for giving it a try.
The Importance Of Mental Strength For Race Car Drivers
Part 1 by Helmet's Off Motorsports is a unique sport in many ways. It's one of the only sports where one mistake, one wrong turn, one millisecond of distraction can have huge consequences, both monetary and more importantly of life or death. Couple this with extremely limited practice, and the pressure of having the hopes and dreams of a full team of people who’ve spent countless man-hours preparing the race car, all fall in the hands of one person, and you’ll start understanding the crucial role that mental health plays in a race car driver’s career.
For the novice motorsport fan There are hundreds of articles and arguments comparing the relative positives of F1 vs. NASCAR, and the endless debate doesn't look like going anywhere anytime soon. However, the fact is that despite the many differences between the two motorsports, many similarities make it easy for fans of one to start developing an interest in the other.
Jones wins Xfinity Series race at Kansas on final lap
In overtime finish Brandon Jones won Saturday night’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Kansas Speedway, taking the lead on the final lap in overtime to capture the checkered flag. It marked Jones’ second straight Kansas win. The driver of the No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota passed and held off a dominant Austin Cindric to win the Kansas Lottery 250. Cindric ultimately finished second by .405 seconds in his No. 22 Team Penske Ford despite leading a race-high 131 of the 175 laps. Jones led twice for 10 total laps.
2nd Truck race of weekend doubleheader After a 67-race winless streak, former NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series champion Matt Crafton earned victory in Saturday’s e.p.t. 200 at Kansas Speedway. After taking the lead following the final restart on Lap 113 of the 134-lap event at the 1.5-mile track, Crafton, the defending series champion, never looked back, but Kyle Busch Motorsports rookie Christian Eckes didn’t make it easy on the veteran. Eckes mounted a charge with less than 10 laps remaining, before giving up in defeat.
5th Truck win of his career Austin Hill drove his Toyota Tundra to the win in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway on Friday evening. Hill, the series points leader, earned the fifth Truck Series win of his career, and it was the Truck Series-leading fifth victory this season for the Toyota Tundra. After swapping the top spot with Brett Moffitt following the final restart on Lap 88, Hill grabbed the lead for good on Lap 96 of 134 and held it the rest of the way. All told, Hill led four times for a race-high 65 laps.
Mid-week NASCAR Cup Race Denny Hamlin should have won at the Brickyard until his Goodyear tire exploded, but made up for it in Kansas Thursday night to win the Super Start Batteries 400 NASCAR Cup race. Hamlin outdueled the Ford of Brad Keselowski by 1/2-second despite Hamlin taking just 2 new tires on the last stop vs. four for Keselowski. Hamlin's Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota teammate Martin Truex Jr. was third 0.7 sec back while Kevin Harvick (SHR Ford) and Erik Jones (JGR Toyota) rounded out the top-5.
1-2 finish for RCR Austin Dillon rose to the top in the final exchange of pit stops then outlasted rookie teammate Tyler Reddick on Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway, netting his first victory of the NASCAR Cup Series season. Dillon led 22 of the 334 laps in the Richard Childress Racing No. 3 Chevrolet, shaking up the playoff picture by sealing a postseason berth. His first win at the 1.5-mile Fort Worth track was the third of his Cup Series career. Reddick came home in second place in RCR’s No. 8 Chevrolet, crossing under the checkered flag 0.149 seconds behind Dillon. Joey Logano finished third with Kyle Busch fourth and Kevin Harvick claiming the last top-five spot.
At Texas Kyle Busch held off 19-year old rookie Christian Eckes by 0.777-seconds to earn the victory in the Vankor 350 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night. It was master and protégé showing the way with Eckes still scoring a career-best second-place finish in the No. 18 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota. The two – running first and second – held a 12-second advantage on the field during much of the final stage of the race.
Cindric handed NASCAR Xfinity race win Kyle Busch was disqualified from an apparent victory in the NASCAR Xfinity Series on Saturday after his Joe Gibbs Racing No. 54 Toyota failed post-race inspection at Texas Motor Speedway. Busch’s car was found out of compliance with the height requirements, according to the NASCAR Rule Book. That ruling elevated Austin Cindric, who was the second driver to take the checkered flag, to his third Xfinity Series victory of the year in the My Bariatric Solutions 300. It also sent Busch’s No. 54 to last place in the 37-car field.
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