Friday, Sep 24
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Matthew Jackson

Clint Bowyer will start from the pole in tomorrow's NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Bowyer posted a top speed of 136.371 mph to clinch the pole.

This marked Bowyer's first pole in 10 appearances in the NASCAR Monster Energy All-Star Race.

Kyle Busch will start second tomorrow night. Driver No. 18 posted a speed of 136.168 mph.

Rounding out the top five was Kevin Harvick in third who posted a speed of 136.068 mph, Austin Dillion in fourth with a speed of 135.776 mph and Martin Truex Jr. in fifth who posted a speed of 134.625 mph.

Kyle Busch who has started on the pole three times in the All-Star Race will start alongside Clint Bowyer in the second position.

Prior to All-Star Race qualifying, Monster Energy Open qualifying was held and Daniel Hemric posted the fastest time in his No. 8 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet. Michael McDowell will start alongisde Hemric in the second position.

Three drivers from tomorrow's Monster Energy Open can earn their spot into the All-Star Race by winning a stage and or race..The stages are broken down into 20, 20 and 10 laps.

Coverage of the Monster Energy Cup Series Open begins at 6:00 p.m. Eastern on Fox Sports 1.

Coverage of tomorrow's NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series All-Star race begins at 8:00 p.m. Eastern on Fox Sports 1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

All-Star Race Final Practice:

Austin Dillion was fastest in Friday's final All-Star practice at Charlotte Motor Speedway in preparation for tomorrow's Monster Energy All-Star Race.

Behind Dillion was Ryan Blaney in the No. 12 Team Penske Ford Mustang with a top speed of 178.559 mph.

Rounding out the top five was Clint Bower in third with a top speed of 178.335 mph, Joey Logano in fourth with a top speed of 177.953 mph and Denny Hamlin in fifth with a top speed of 177.713 mph.

Qualifying for the NASCAR Monster Energy Series All-Star Race is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. Eastern on Fox Sports 1.

 

All-Star Open Final Practice:

Rookie Daniel Hemric finished first in Monster Energy NASCAR Open final practice with a top speed of 180.234 mph in his No. 8 Richard Childress Racing Chevorlet.

Michael McDowell ended Monster Energy NASCAR Open final practice right behind Hemric in second with a top speed of 179. 539 mph.

Rounding out the top five was Matt Tifft in third with a top speed of 178.998 mph, Kyle Larson in fourth with a top speed of 178.159 mph and Ty Dillion in fifth with a top speed of 177.690 mph.

Qualifying for the NASCAR Monster Energy Open is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Eastern on Fox Sports 1.

Johnny Sauter held off 2018 NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series Champion Brett Moffitt to win Friday's JEGS 200 at Dover International Speedway.

Brett Moffitt started from the pole and led a race-high 82 laps in the 200-lap race.

It was Sauter's third straight win at Dover International Speedway and his 24th career victory in the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series. For Sauter, this was his first win of the 2019 season since returning to his former team ThorSport Racing.

"When you get kicked in the curb, you feel like you have a lot to prove," Johnny Sauter told FS1. "I can't thank Duke and Rhonda Thorson enough.

"A couple months ago, i didn't know if i would be racing. To get three in a row is extra special. I was highly motivated. This is so special. It ranks up there as one of the beast wins of my career."

Sauter won Friday's race by 0.603 seconds over Brett Moffitt of GMS Racing after starting second alongside Moffitt.

Rounding out the top five were: Brett Moffitt in second, Harrison Burton in third, Grant Enfinger in fourth and Matt Crafton in fifth.

Friday's race featured 11 lead changes among six drivers including: Johnny Sauter, Brett Moffitt, Harrison Burton, Ben Rhodes, Grant Enfinger and Sheldon Creed.

The race also featured six cautions over the course of Friday's race. Of the six cautions, four were result of on-track incidents and two were the stage cautions after the end of each stage.

Rounding out the top ten were: Ben Rhodes in sixth, Austin Hill in seventh, Derek Kraus in eighth, Tyler Ankrum in ninth and Ross Chastain in tenth.

The NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series will head into Kansas Speedway next Friday May 10, in the running of the Digital Ally 250 at 8:30 p.m. Eastern on Fox Sports 1.

Stage 1 Winner: Brett Moffitt

Stage 2 Winner: Johnny Sauter

Race Winner: Johnny Sauter

Chase Elliott won Sunday's Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway giving Chevrolet their first win of the 2019 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series season.

Driver No. 9 took the lead after a restart with just four laps remaining and worked with three other Chevrolet drivers to hold off the rest of the competition. For Elliott, this is his first victory since October and his fourth victory of his career.

"What a day! A huge thanks to all my partners, my team, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet. There was a lot of teamwork done today," Elliott told FOX. "You guys up there, you're the ones that really make it happen.

Rounding out the top five were Alex Bowman in second, Ryan Preece in third, Joey Logano in fourth and Daniel Hemric in fifth.

Elliott joins six other drivers to win through the ten races so far this season and would lock up his spot in the playoffs.

Elliott's victory also ends a seven-race winning streak for Ford at Talladega.

The finish of the Geico 500 ended under caution after David Ragan made contact with William Byron , who made contact with Kyle Larson and sent driver No. 42 sliding across the backstretch. Larson would flip six times before coming to a stop.

"It was a little bit scary, but thankfully i'm all right," Larson told FOX.

Rounding out the top ten were Kurt Busch in sixth, Ryan Newman in seventh, Brendan Gaughan in eighth, Aric Almirola in ninth and Kyle Busch in tenth

The NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series will head into Dover International Speedway in the running of the Gander RV 400. Live coverage begins at 2:00 p.m. Eastern on Fox Sports 1.

 

Stage 1 Winner: Ty Dillion

Stage 2 Winner: Chase Elliott

Race Winner: Chase Elliott

Austin Dillion won the Pole for Sunday's Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.

Dillion, who's 29th birthday was on Saturday, posted a time of 49. 734 seconds with a top speed of 192.544 mph in the final round of Saturday's single-vehicle, two-round qualifying session at Talladega.

"This is a great starting position," Austin Dillion told FOX. "Starting position is one thing but finishing the race tomorrow is the big thing. We've got to go out there and gain as many points as we can.

"The great thing is we have a fast car. So, we just need to keep this momentum building."

No matter Dillion's result on Sunday, his No. 3 Chevorlet team may still face a penalty from NASCAR after officials confiscated the rear deck lid of his car on Friday.

Rounding out the top five were Aric Almirola in second (192.131 mph), Clint Bowyer in third (191.723 mph), Brad Keselowski in fourth (191.654 mph) and Daniel Hemric in fifth (191.436 mph).

Notables who missed out on the final round of qualifying included Kurt Busch in 14th, Kevin Harvick in 19th, Martin Truex Jr. in 20th, Kyle Busch in 22nd and 2019 Daytona 500 Champion Denny Hamlin in 23rd.

Live coverage of Sunday's Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway begins at 2:00 p.m. Eastern on FOX.

Kyle Busch won Sunday's Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, while older brother Kurt Busch finished in second.

Sunday was Busch's eighth career Monster Energy Cup Series win at Bristol and becoming the winningest driver at Bristol Motor Speedway. Kyle Busch's brother Kurt Busch has seven wins at the .533-mile short tracks.

Kyle Busch was faced with trouble on Lap 2 when Ricky Stenhouse Jr. rear-ended driver No. 18. The move of the race would happen when Busch would stay during the final caution of the race with 20 laps to go instead of stopping and would hold on for the remaining 19 laps to win the Food City 500.

"We're crazy, we just do what we do to try to win," Kyle Busch told Fox Sports 1. "It's awesome that we were able to snooker those guys to be able to get our win. I love this place. It was fun to battle my brother there at the end. We didn't quite get side-by-side racing, but i saw him working the top and i'm like, 'i better go' and i was able to make up some ground."

This was the second time Kyle and Kurt finished 1-2 in a Cup race. It last occurred at Sonoma Raceway in 2015.

"That one was tough, I really wanted to beat him," Kurt Busch told Fox Sports 1. "I was going to wreck him. I was wanting to stay close enough so that when we took the white flag, I was just going to drive straight into 3 and 4. I mean he's already won, I figured he could give a little love to his brother. No, of course not.

"I wanted that one bad. I feel like him right now - all mad because i didn't win."

Rounding out the top five were Kurt Busch in second, Joey Logano in third, Ryan Blaney in fourth and Denny Hamlin in fifth.

Rounding out the top ten were Paul Menard in sixth, Clint Bowyer in seventh, Daniel Suarez in eighth, Ryan Newman in ninth and Jimmie Johnson in tenth.

The NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series will head into Richmond Raceway in the running of the Toyota Owners 400 Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern on FOX.

Stage 1 Winner: Ty Dillion

Stage 2 Winner: Joey Logano

Race Winner: Kyle Busch

Chase Elliott won the pole for Sunday's Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway with a track record of 131.713 mph.

For Elliott, this is the fifth pole of his NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series career and first of the 2019 season. All four of driver No. 9's previous poles have came on superspeedways.

"I've been wanting a pole outside Daytona and Talladega for quite some time," Elliott told FS1. "I feel like i haven't done my part. It was nice to get my guys one today. I had a fast NAPA Chevy."

"We have some work to do. I think it's doable. Our car has pace. If we get it driving good, we can hopefully give ourselves a chance."

Rounding out the top five were Hendrick Motorsports teammate William Byron in second (131.371 mph), Ryan Blaney in third (131.371 mph), Erik Jones in fourth (131.182 mph) and Denny Hamlin in fifth (131.057 mph).

For William Byron, it marks the second straight race that the No. 24 car will start on the front row. Byron finished second in last weeks qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway coming up short to teammate Jimmie Johnson.

Ryan Blaney, who initially topped the practice charts and broke the track record in the second round of qualifying, felt that his No .12 Ford was strong enough to win the pole, but errors by Blaney in turns 3 and 4 would cost driver No. 12.

Last year's Food City 500 winner Kyle Busch will start 17th after coming up short of advancing to the final round of qualifying.

Live coverage for Sunday's Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway begins at 2:00 p.m. Eastern on Fox Sports 1. 

Denny Hamlin won Sunday's NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, overcoming two pit road penalties over the course of the afternoon.

For Hamlin, this is his second win of the season and 33rd of his career. Driver No. 11 also won the Daytona 500 earlier this year.

Rounding out the top five were Clint Bowyer in second, Daniel Suarez in third, Erik Jones in fourth and Jimmie Johnson in fifth.

Erik Jones claimed his second top five finish of the year and Clint Bowyer earned his second top five finish and best finish of the year. Daniel Suarez earned his first top five finish with his new team Stewart-Haas Racing. Jimmie Johnson, who is looking to rebound on his past season struggles would earn his first top five finish of the season.

Hamlin had to overcome two separate penalties for speeding and an uncontrolled tire.

"Just a fast car. They gave me a car that could really pass anyone in the field," Denny Hamlin told FOX Sports. "That means a lot. It definitely was a different type of race here, trying to draft and everything and trying to get out of everyone's way."

Kyle Busch who was going for the weekend sweep, winning both the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series race on Friday and the NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday led a race-high 66 laps but was forced to pit with only 53 laps to go after getting into the wall. Driver No. 18 would overcome to finish tenth.

All three of Team Penske's drivers had a bad day Brad Keselowski (mechanical issues), Joey Logano (pit road penalty) and Ryan Blaney (engine problems) finishing outside the top fifteen.

Notable Kyle Larson finished 39th after he wrecked during Stage 2.

The NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series will head into Bristol Motor Speedway next Sunday, April 7th in the running of the Food City 500. Live coverage begins at 2:00 p.m. Eastern on Fox Sports 1.

Stage 1 Winner: Joey Logano

Stage 2 Winner: Denny Hamlin

Race Winner: Denny Hamlin

Kyle Busch won Saturday's NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. Saturday marked Busch's third win of the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series season and second of the weekend. Busch won Friday's NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series race as well.

Driver No. 18 won in a six lap shootout to decide it all, beating out Tyler Reddick and Christopher Bell.

Busch led 33 of the 200 lap race while Christopher Bell led 127 laps.

"Not taking any tires certainly helped, Kyle Busch told FS1. "We jumped the field there. I was worried about the restart. I just didn't think there was going to be enough grip. This car certainly had enough grip in it."

Christopher Bell led 127 laps before he would loose the lead during pit stops. Bell would bounce back from the speeding penalty to contend for the win.

Rounding out the top five were Tyler Reddick in second, Christopher Bell in third, Chase Briscoe in fourth and Jeb Burton in fifth.

The final laps would be set by a caution from Jeremy Clements, who stalled on pit road during green flag pit stops with 11 laps to go.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series will head into Bristol Motor Speedway next Saturday April 6 on Fox Sports 1.

Stage 1 Winner: Christopher Bell

Stage 2 Winner: Ryan Sieg

Race Winner: Kyle Busch

Brad Keselowski put on a dominate performance Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, leading 446 of the 500 lap race. Sunday marked Keselowski's second win of the 2019 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series season.

It was also driver NO. 2's 29th career NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series win and his second at the paperclip.

"The car was really good," Brad Keselowski told FS1. "Just a great day for our team. Awesome execution on pit road. Just one of those days you dream of as a race car driver where you have a great car."

Chase Elliott, who finished second, tried to make a late-race surge on Keselowski but ran out of time.

"Our Camaro was good and felt we were about as even with him (Keselowski) as we could be," Chase Elliott told FS1. "I tried to move up there at the end, but don't know if i could have got him, maybe if i had moved up a little sooner. Maybe next time."

Rounding out the top five were Chase Elliott in second, Kyle Busch in third, Ryan Blaney in fourth and Denny Hamlin in fifth.

Kyle Busch, who made the 1,000th start of his NASCAR career would finish third, snapping his two-race winless streak (ISM Raceway and Auto Club Speedway).

Rounding out the top ten were Kevin Harvick in sixth, Clint Bowyer in seventh, Martin Truex Jr. in eighth, Aric Almirola in ninth and Daniel Suarez in tenth.

The NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series will head into Texas Motor Speedway in the running of the O'Rilly Auto Parts 500 on Sunday, March 31 on FOX; green flag is scheduled for just after 3 p.m. Eastern.

Stage 1 Winner: Brad Keselowski

Stage 2 Winner: Brad Keselowski

Race Winner: Brad Keselowski

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