Based on replays, there is little, if any, evidence to justify the type of anger that Brian Vickers unleashed towards Matt Kenseth in his post-wreck remarks.
Phoenix will begin a repaving process this week, which includes changes to the banking and the dogleg on the backstretch. But are these changes necessary?
After winning the Daytona 500 last weekend, Trevor Bayne raced in the Nationwide and Sprint Cup series races at Phoenix and didn’t finish either one of them.
This past weekend, NASCAR was in Avondale, Ariz. for the last major race at Phoenix International Raceway before the track is ripped up and reconfigured.
3 – the number of cars out of the race because of “electrical” problems after just 72 laps of the Sprint Cup race at Phoenix.
Kyle Busch weathered a rash of late-race cautions (five in the last 40 laps) to score his first win of the Truck Series season in the Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix.
Following a questionable non-call last weekend in the season-opener, NASCAR has issued penalties in relation to the spoiler failure on Michael Waltrip’s winning No. 15 Toyota. The truck was found in violation of Sections 12-1 (Actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4-J (any determination by NASCAR Officials that the race equipment used in the event does not conform to NASCAR rules); and 20B-3.12E (rear spoiler did not meet specifications in post-race inspection).
Crew Chief Doug Howe was fined $25,000 and placed on probation until December 31st, and owner Billy Ballew was docked 25 owner points. Waltrip will not receive a fine since he’s not running for the Truck Series championship, and his win will stand.
Frontstretch caught up with Mike Skinner earlier in Speedweeks to discuss his new ride and role with the Eddie Sharp truck organization.
Michael Waltrip pulled into Daytona with three rides and a new NAPA commercial starring himself more than Martin Truex Jr., who actually wheels their car.
Unpredictable. That sums up Daytona weekend, from the photo finishes in the Truck and Nationwide series races to Trevor Bayne scoring his first NASCAR victory.
With NASCAR’s three national series back with the biggest race for each, there was plenty to cover as Daytona Speedweeks reached a thrilling conclusion.
Michael Waltrip took the checkers 0.061 seconds ahead of Elliott Sadler to win the NextEra Energy Resources 250 Friday night at Daytona International Speedway.