By Toby Christie, Editor — Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie

Man, what a race Bristol Motor Speedway put on. The race had it all. Big crashes, tight battles all night long, and in the end a driver — Kurt Busch — got their first win of the season.

Not only that, but three more drivers — Ryan Blaney, Brad Keselowski and Kyle Larson — did enough to secure berths in the Playoff Grid. With two races remaining 12 of the 16 slots have been filled, which leaves four positions for 18 drivers to battle for.

Who is locked in? Who is currently hanging on? And who is on the outside looking in? Continue reading “Updated Playoff Standings and Clinch Scenarios”

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By Toby Christie, Editor – Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. comes into Saturday night’s Bass Pro Shops night race at Bristol Motor Speedway in an unenviable position – the first man outside the cutline for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs.

The 30-year-old driver currently sits 62 points behind Hendrick Motorports driver Alex Bowman. Stenhouse could erase that point deficit over the next three races, but it is highly unlikely that it will happen. But if Stenhouse were to win one of the three remaining regular season races the Olive Branch, Mississippi native would leapfrog his way automatically into the post season. The three races left include Bristol, Darlington and Indianapolis. Continue reading “Bristol Marks Stenhouse’s Last Real Shot at Playoffs”

SHOW #471 – Guests: Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Matt Tifft – We recap the thrilling, wreck-filled Daytona, do drivers wear fire suits in public?, what driver is coming out of retirement?, Jeff Gordon to drive at Indy, Larson is just a winner, plus a full Kentucky preview. Hosted by Kerry Murphey and Toby Christie.

Continue reading “The Final Lap Weekly NASCAR Racing Radio Podcast #471 Stenhouse/Tifft Kentucky Preview”

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SHOW #412 – Guest: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – We recap the thrilling, exciting, and confusing All Star Race from Charlotte, Hendrick gets another #001, so long Dollar General, Carl was live on Facebook (I know right?) plus a full Coca-Cola 600 preview. Hosted by Kerry Murphey and Toby (I got my audio 1/2 right) Christie.

( Roughly 48:00 mins)

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Continue reading “The Final Lap Weekly NASCAR Radio Podcast – #412 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. / Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Preview”

No. 17 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Team Penalized
For Rules Infraction At Homestead-Miami Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 20, 2014) — The No. 17 team that competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has been penalized for a rules infraction discovered during pre-qualifying inspection Nov. 14 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Continue reading “Roush Fenway No. 17 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Team Penalized”