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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”