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

Matt DiBenedetto’s 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season was another positive step in the right direction for a driver looking to make his mark on this sport. Sure, his overall box score and championship points ranking (29th) aren’t super impressive on paper, but what DiBenedetto did for the small GoFas Racing organization was a good effort. Continue reading “Review / Preview: Matt DiBenedetto”

By Robert Schloemer, NASCAR Fan Contributer – Follow on Twitter @SchloemerZ

*Editor’s note: The Schloemer Zone is a place for NASCAR fans to hear the ranting and raving of a true NASCAR fan — Robert Schloemer. Schloemer is not a trained journalist, and has no skin in the game financially, he is just a huge NASCAR fan and has agreed to bring his thoughts and opinions in a periodic column on The Final Lap.

Hold onto your hat folks. The 2019 NASCAR Xfinity season is shaping up to be a real barn burner. With Friday’s news of Ross Chastain earning a full-time ride in the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet Camaro, and yesterday’s announcement of Austin Cindric in the No. 22 Penske Ford Mustang, we are seeing some big names being put into some top-notch cars! Continue reading “Schloemer Zone: The 2019 Xfinity Series, Where Big Names Will be Made”

By Toby Christie, Editor – Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie

Brad Keselowski’s 2018 season started off in a frustrating manner.

The Michigan-native is regarded as one of the greatest restrictor plate drivers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series garage today, yet Keselowski’s ninth bid to win the Daytona 500 ended in a devastating crash while running inside the top-three. It’s the fifth time that Keselowski, 34, has had a DNF (four crashes and one engine failure) in The Great American Race. Understandably Keselowski was disappointed.

Continue reading “Time to Go All-In on Brad Keselowski, Team Penske In Las Vegas”

454042534Race Weekend Preview

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Race: Food City 500
Place: Bristol Motor Speedway
Date and Time: Sunday, April 17 at 1 p.m. ET
Tune-in: FOX, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
Distance: 266.5 miles (500 laps)
What to Watch For: Kyle Busch goes for his third straight win. … Matt Kenseth attempts to defend his spring 2015 Bristol victory. … One week after finishing sixth despite leading a race-high 141 laps at Texas, Martin Truex Jr. tries to turn around his luck at Bristol. … Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has a single-track career-high two top fives and 11.2 average finish in six starts at Thunder Valley. … Ryan Blaney tries to catch Chase Elliott in the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings at Bristol where he owns a NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win. Continue reading “2016 Bristol NASCAR Racing Weekend Guide, TV and Radio Schedule”

3rd Annual Sprint Unlimited at Daytona - PracticeSHOW #401 – Guests: Cole Pearn (78 Crew Chief)/Greg Ives (88 Crew Chief) – We break down the Las Vegas weekend, Hendrick plane news, Goodyear Tire Test, Payton Manning is NASCAR news somehow, plus we preview Phoenix and do a video version for the first time, check us out on YouTube, keyword finallapradio. Hosted by Kerry Murphey and Toby Christie.

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