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It’s been one week since 46-year old George Floyd was murdered at the knee of former police officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Floyd, the latest case of police brutality in the United States targeting African-Americans has set off a wave of protests and riots all across the nation.

Since the incident, NASCAR drivers — who usually stay away from hot topics such as this — have begun to voice their displeasure for the racial inequality being shown to African-Americans in the USA. Continue reading “Jimmie Johnson Headlines NASCAR Drivers Taking a Stance Against Racial Inequality in America”

AVONDALE, ARIZONA – MARCH 06: Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, practices during practice for the NASCAR Cup Series FanShield 500 at Phoenix Raceway on March 06, 2020 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Chase Elliott took the pole for Sunday’s Fan Shield 500 at Phoenix Raceway with a lap of 138.116 mph, which equates to 26.065 sec.

Elliott’s lap, which secured his first pole of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season, and ninth of his career, was just 0.045 sec. faster than Kevin Harvick, who will start from second. Continue reading “Chase Elliott Takes Pole at Phoenix, First Pole of 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Season”

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There has been a lot of speculation about whether NASCAR would continue to utilize a five-lug nut wheel when the NextGen car comes to the NASCAR Cup Series for the 2021 season. On Monday, NASCAR confirmed that the NASCAR Cup Series will move to a single-lug nut wheel next season. Continue reading “NASCAR Ditching Five Lug Nut Wheel Design For Single Lug Nut Wheel in 2021”

FONTANA, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 01: Alex Bowman, driver of the #88 Cincinnati Chevrolet, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 01, 2020 in Fontana, California. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Post-race technical inspection following Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway has been completed. Alex Bowman’s race-winning No. 88 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE has passed.

RELATED: Alex Bowman Delivers Signature Moment, Dominates at Auto Club For Second-Career Cup Win

As a result, NASCAR has declared Bowman the official winner of the race. Continue reading “Alex Bowman Declared Official Auto Club 400 Winner After Passing Inspection”

FONTANA, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 28: Alex Bowman, driver of the #88 Cincinnati Chevrolet, emerges with the fastest practice laps at Auto Club Speedway on February 28, 2020 in Fontana, California. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)

Alex Bowman delivered a convincing win in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway. Bowman was head and shoulders above the competition as he won Stage 1 and led 110 laps en route to his second-career victory in the Cup Series.

For Bowman, the victory was sweet as it proves to his doubters that his first-career win, which came last season, wasn’t a fluke. Continue reading “Alex Bowman Flat-Out Dominates on Path to Second-Career Win”

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Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson have already announced their plans to participate in the $100,000 Kyle Busch NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Bounty, which was originally tossed out by Kevin Harvick as a challenge to any full-time NASCAR Cup Series driver who could defeat Kyle Busch in any of his remaining four NASCAR Truck Series starts of the season.

Elliott will compete at Atlanta and Kansas, while Larson is set for Homestead. Both drivers will run for GMS Racing.

Now, it is beginning to look like Clint Bowyer could be in play as well, soon. Continue reading “Clint Bowyer to Join the Kyle Busch Bounty Challenge? Maybe”

The NASCAR world has been buzzing about Kevin Harvick’s $50,000 bounty for any full-time NASCAR Cup Series driver who would sneak down into the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series and beat Kyle Busch in one of his remaining four starts left in 2020.

Harvick came up with the bounty idea, after Busch captured his seventh-straight NASCAR Truck Series win this past weekend in Las Vegas. Busch’s win streak dates back to the end of the 2018 season. Continue reading “Chase Elliott Accepts Bounty, Will Attempt to Defeat Kyle Busch at Atlanta Truck Series Race”

Kyle Busch was all set to roll from the top spot in Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 at his hometown track — Las Vegas Motor Speedway. However, unfortunately for Busch his car was found to have body modifications that didn’t meet specs, this time on the nose of his car. As a result, Busch will officially be credited with starting first, but he’ll forfeit the No. 1 spot on the grid and go to the back of the field before the green flag on Sunday.

In addition to Busch, Denny Hamlin (scheduled to start fourth), who won last week’s Daytona 500 and Christopher Bell (scheduled to start 22nd) will also drop to the rear for illegal body modifications stemming from the noses of their Toyota Camrys as well. Continue reading “Kyle Busch, Hamlin and Bell Receive L1 Penalties For Illegal Body Modifications on Saturday”