Toby is the Editor of TheFinalLap.com and Social Media Director of all things @TheFinalLap. He is the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly radio show and podcast, and he is the writer and co-host of the Racing Legends podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.

By Toby Christie, Editor (Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie)

The freshman campaign is in the books for Bubba Wallace, and when you look back at the 2018 season for the young racer it can be summed up simply as a roller coaster ride.

Wallace began the season with a bang in the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. He rolled from the grid in the seventh position. In a crash-marred event the rookie drove like a cagey veteran as he stayed out of trouble and was in position to chase a win in the closing laps. Continue reading “Review / Preview: Bubba Wallace”

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By Toby Christie, Editor (Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie)

David Ragan may not have won any races in 2018, and he scored just one top-10 finish through 36 races, but he did have his most consistent season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series since 2011. Continue reading “Review / Preview: David Ragan”

By Toby Christie, Editor (Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie)

There was a sense of feeling that when Michael McDowell announced he was moving to Front Row Motorsports at the end of the 2017 season, that the 33-year-old Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series veteran would have his best season to date in 2018. That didn’t quite come to fruition but McDowell and the No. 34 did put out a formidable effort in their first season together. Continue reading “Review / Preview: Michael McDowell”

By Toby Christie, Editor (Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie)

Daytona International Speedway announced that Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be the honorary driver of the pace vehicle for the upcoming 61st-annual Daytona 500. Earnhardt will pace the field in a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado. According to the release, this will be the first time that a truck has been the pace vehicle for The Great American Race. Continue reading “Dale Earnhardt Jr. Will Drive Pace Truck For the Daytona 500”

By Toby Christie, Editor (Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie)

On Tuesday, NASCAR officially unveiled the start times, television channels and radio channels for the upcoming 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Later start times highlight the changes, as no race all season will begin before 2:00 PM ET. Continue reading “Start Times Revealed for 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Schedule”