In the heat of the day on Thursday afternoon, 45 Nationwide Series teams took to the 2.5 mile tri-oval that is Daytona Internationals Speedway for their only practice session, two hours of grinding and searching to see who was best in the draft. Ultimately, the speeds may not matter all that much on the surface, …
Should the three Richard Childress Racing drivers make a charge for the Nationwide Series championship in the fall, perhaps they’ll look back at the month of June as their catalyst. It was a month where their cars were in firm control of the series and all three races that were run. Michigan, Road America and …
Some drivers just sneak up on you, and so far in 2014, Brian Vickers has been one of those drivers. He’s quietly put together some strong runs, including his fourth-place finish in Talladega this week. Vickers wasn’t totally stealthy on Sunday; he did lead three times during the race. The No. 55 team does still have some holes to patch (they’re not yet consistent enough to be a title threat), but Vickers sits 10th in points. That’s ahead of race winners Brad Keselowski, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch, as well as three-time champion Tony Stewart and teammate Clint Bowyer. Vickers still needs to win to lock down a Chase spot, but he’s making a case for that happening.
Key Moment – When five drivers lost tires between laps 193 and 197, a caution finally came out. All of the lead lap cars except for Landon Cassill hit pit lane. Kurt Busch, Tony Stewart and Paul Menard took two tires, moving to the front while the remainder of lead-lap cars took four. In the …
Brian Vickers spun in turn three on lap 396 to bring out the final caution flag of the night. It brought most of the field to the pits, scrambling the running order and cost Juan Pablo Montoya his first win on an oval.
Decimated. Dominated. Obliterated. Owned. Whatever adjective, it applies to Austin Dillon’s throttling of the Nationwide Series field on Friday.
DOVER, Del. – The scoresheet will show Saturday’s Nationwide race at Dover as a Joey Logano romp (June 2).
In the end, Joe Gibbs Racing took the trophy, but it wasn’t Denny Hamlin. That honor instead went to Joey Logano and it didn’t come without controversy.
Even as a single-car operation, Roush Fenway Racing didn’t miss a beat after two weeks off.
The Nationwide Series regulars’ streak of wins to start 2012 ended at four in southern California, with polesitter Joey Logano pulling away from the field.
A decade removed from the site of his first career Cup win, Elliott Sadler drove away from the field on a lap 272 restart with old tires.