Toby is the Founder, Editor and go-to man for TobyChristie.com. He is the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.
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.
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.
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.
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.