Race Weekend Central

Stat Sheet: When the Race Is Over Before It Even Begins

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(Photo: Danny Peters)

Denny Hamlin completed a whopping two laps before blowing an engine at Sonoma. How many other drivers have seen their days end before lap 5?

Only Yesterday: When Running 3rd Was a Charm

#12: Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, MenardsRichmond Water Heaters Ford Mustang, #2: Austin Cindric, Team Penske, Freightliner Ford Mustang

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This past weekend’s race wasn’t the only time the third-place car was the benefactor of running there in the closing laps.