Race Weekend Central

New eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series Formed

#20: Christopher Bell, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Supra Rheem And #18: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Supra Ik9 Nascar Xfinity Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

A new exhibition esports series, the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series, has been formed, NASCAR and iRacing announced Tuesday evening (March 17). The simulation-style series will have competitors from the top three NASCAR national touring series as well as former drivers. Some of these include Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Clint Bowyer, Kyle …

Read more

Five Points to Ponder: Two vs. Three Working for FOX

2018 Atlanta Zach Catanzareti Clint Bowyer Cup

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Two vs. Three My local track is Sonoma Raceway, and I was there last June when good old DW’s duties in the FOX broadcast booth ended after nearly two decades behind the microphone. I saw him at various points around the track across the three-day weekend. From unveiling the tribute paint scheme Denny Hamlin would …

Read more

Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Brings Action, Questionable Waltrip Role to Fontana

2020 Fontana Nxs Harrison Burton Celebrates Nkp

(Photo: NKP)

Opinions on Auto Club Speedway have shifted significantly over the years. There was originally joy that NASCAR was back in Southern California, then anger that it was boring, and finally supreme anger toward NASCAR for giving the track a second date on Labor Day weekend back in 2004. That move was problematic for a bunch …

Read more

Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Auto Club 400 at Fontana

2020californiancsalexbowmanracingrlp

(Photo: Randy Lanning)

The Headline(s): After winning the first stage and showing speed all weekend, Alex Bowman took the lead on lap 133 after a hotly-contested restart to begin the final stage, and never looked back. Gapping Ryan Blaney over the final run, Bowman cruised to his second career Cup victory and third career NASCAR national series win. …

Read more

The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Auto Club 400

Nascar Xfinity Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Who… should you be talking about after the race? After losing a major sponsor prior to the season, Alex Bowman could be racing for his ride this year.  The 26-year-old Arizona native is a free agent after the season, and he may need to convince Hendrick Motorsports that keeping him is in the team’s best …

Read more

Alex Bowman Dominates for 2nd Career Victory in Auto Club 400

2020 California NCS Alex Bowman Victory Lane RLP

(Photo: Randy Lanning)

A dominating performance at Auto Club Speedway by a Hendrick Motorsports driver isn’t a surprise — however, it wasn’t the driver most would expect. Alex Bowman dominated the Auto Club 400 on Sunday afternoon (March 1) en route to his second career NASCAR Cup Series victory. Bowman led 110 of the race’s 200 laps. He …

Read more

Clint Bowyer Wins NASCAR Cup Pole at Auto Club

Clint Bowyer

(Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Clint Bowyer will start from the pole position for the NASCAR Cup Series’ race at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday, March 1. Bowyer won the pole with a speed of 179.614 miles per hour on Saturday afternoon (Feb. 29) for his fourth career pole. He’s now won poles in each of the past two seasons …

Read more

Stewart Friesen, Brennan Poole Join Kyle Busch Bounty Hunt

2020 Daytona Ngrots Stewart Friesen Truck Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kevin Harvick‘s NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series bounty on Kyle Busch has exploded in popularity. Halmar Racing’s Stewart Friesen is the latest to announce his involvement in the bounty hunt, where Harvick’s plan will award $100,000 to the first full-time Cup Series driver to beat Kyle Busch in Truck Series competition. Busch won …

Read more

The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Busch Clash

2019 Michigan I Cup Clint Bowyer Helmet Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Who… should you be talking about after the race? With just six cars still running at the end of the 2020 Busch Crash — er, Clash — at Daytona International Speedway, it was Erik Jones getting by Ryan Newman with a little help from his friend Denny Hamlin to take the win and the bragging rights …

Read more

Up to Speed: NASCAR Cup Drivers With Something to Prove in 2020

Matt DiBenedetto

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

A new racing season means new opportunities and new challenges.  Over the winter, NASCAR’s Cup Series saw its usual flurry of changes among drivers, teams and crews.  As a result of these changes, many drivers, rookies and veterans alike will be feeling the pressure to perform in 2020.  Whether measuring their success against other competitors …

Read more

Toyota Teams Rocket Fast in Daytona Draft; Hendrick Motorsports Show Single-Car Strength

2020 Daytona Ncs Denny Hamlin Draft Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Though the speed charts will show the Chevrolets of Ty Dillon and Bubba Wallace atop the two Daytona 500 practice sessions Saturday, the storylines were elsewhere in the Cup garage. Taking a page from the aggressive display of drafting put on by the Ford camp in Busch Clash qualifying, all six Toyota teams took to …

Read more

Erik Jones Leads Joe Gibbs Racing Sweep in Busch Clash Practice

2020 Daytona Ncs Erik Jones Car Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Picking up right where they left off in Speedweeks a year ago, the Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas posted the top four speeds of the lone practice for Sunday’s Busch Clash. Erik Jones, Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch were joined by Ryan Blaney in the top five. All four JGR Toyotas broke 199.5 …

Read more