NCS:Brad Keselowski wins Cup playoff race at Richmond
Brad Keselowski won Saturday’s NASCAR Cup playoff race at Richmond Raceway, earning him a spot in the second round of the playoffs.
“Man, this thing was awesome,” Keselowski told NBCSN post-race.
Driver No. 2 led 192 of the 400 lap race, including the final 48 laps.
Keselowski said post-race that he hopes this id the car they use for the championship race at Phoenix later this year.
“We knew this was gonna be a really big pit strategy race, but we had the speed, we had the strategy. This team today did it all,” Keselowski told NBCSN post-race.
Rounding out the top five were Martin Truex Jr. in second, Joey Logano in third, Austin Dillion in fourth and Chase Elliott in fifth.
Kyle Busch, who before the race started failed pre-race inspection twice, finished sixth.
Completing the top ten were Kevin Harvick in seventh, Aric Almirola in eighth, Alex Bowman in ninth and Clint Bowyer in tenth.
Clint Bowyer, who finished tenth currently holds the final transfer spot to the second round of the playoffs. He ahead of William Byron by three points and ahead of Cole Custer by eight points. Matt DiBenedetto is 25 points below the cutoff and Ryan Blaney is 27 points below the cutoff.
Denny Hamlin secured a spot in the second round of the playoffs with his 12th place finish.
The NASCAR Cup Series heads to Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday Sept. 19th at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. This race will cut the playoff field from 16 drivers to 12 drivers.
Sheldon Creed won Sunday’s NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series race at Gateway to win his third race of the season.
Driver No. 2 took the race lead from his GMS Racing teammate Sam Mayer on a restart with 13 laps to go in the final stage.
Sunday’s win gave Creed his second win as apart of the “Triple Truck Challenge,” giving Creed a $150,000 bonus.
“I want to start with apologizing to Gilliland,” Creed told FS1 post-race. “It’s so hard to pass here and I got the opportunity to get to his inside, just was really loose getting in and he was close to my door. They were having such a good day. Hate to do that to him. He owes me one. Hats off to my guys. Great adjustments all day, came from 17th. Had my work cut out for me.”
Gilliland, who won the first two stages of the race finished 22nd after he got into the Turn 2 wall after making contact with Sheldon Creed as they battled for the race lead with under 40 laps to go.
Rounding out the top five were Brett Moffitt in second, Austin Hill in third, Sam Mayer in fourth and Stewart Friesen in fifth.
Rounding out the top ten were Raphael Lessard in sixth, Zane Smith in seventh, Grant Enfinger in eighth, Ty Majeski in ninth and Tanner Gray in tenth.
Championship contender Johnny Sauter would have to leave the race before Lap 30 due to a mechanical problem. Rising start Chandler Smith finished 24th after he wrecked after making contact with Ben Rhodes on Lap 78.
The NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series will head to Darlington at 2 p.m. Eastern on Sept. 6th on FS1.
Stage 1 Winner: Todd Gilliland
Stage 2 Winner: Todd Gilliland
Race Winner: Sheldon Creed
NXS: Justin Allgaier holds off Chase Briscoe to win Saturday's Xfinty Series race at Dover
Justin Allgaier won Sunday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Dover to win his first Xfinity Series race of 2020, ending a 20-race winless streak.
Allgaier led 120 laps of the 200 lap race, including the remaining 50 laps.
For driver No. 7, it’s his sixth straight Dover race in which he’s finished third or better.
“These last 18 to 24 month have been crazy,” Allgaier told NBCSN post-race. “Just proud of these guys and the no give of attitude they’ve got. What a day. What a racecar. We were off a little bit in the beginning and Jason did a great job of getting us where we need to be at.”
Rounding out the top five were Austin Cindric in second, Ross Chastain in third, Noah Gragson in fourth and Noah Gragson in fifth.
Austin Cindric, who finished second has finished runner-up in the last seven races.
Rounding out the top ten were Riley Herbst in sixth, Jeb Burton in seventh, Justin Haley in eighth, Michael Annett in ninth and Chase Briscoe in tenth.
Jeb Burton, who finished seventh earned his third top 10 of the 2020 season with only six starts thus far.
The NASCAR Xfinity Series will race once again on Sunday as part of the doubleheader from Dover this weekend with coverage beginning at 1 p.m. Eastern on NBCSN.
For Sunday’s race, the top 15 finishers will be inverted. Brett Moffitt will start from the pole and Brandon Brown will start alongside in second.
Stage 1 Winner: Austin Cindric
Stage 2 Winner: Justin Allgaier
Race Winner: Justin Allgaier
Austin Cindric won Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the Daytona International Speedway road course.
Driver No.22 passed Brandon Jones for the lead with five laps to go in the race and would hold command of the lead to win.
“I didn’t feel I drove my best today but we executed,” Cindric told NBCSN post-race.
For Cindric, this marks his fifth victory in the last six races. Cindric’s five total victories ties him with Chase Briscoe for the most thus far in the 2020 Xfinity Series season.
Rounding out the top five were Brandon Jones in second, Noah Gragson in third, AJ Allmendinger in fourth and Andy Lally in fifth.
Noah Gragson, who finished third earned his top 10 finish in all road course starts in the Xfinity Series.
After a restart with seven laps to go several drivers lost control of their car in Turn 1. Playoff contender Chase Briscoe was involved. He ran into the back of Allmendinger. That would end Briscoe’s race and he would finish 29th.
Rounding out the top ten were Jeremy Clements in sixth, Riley Herbst in seventh, Harrison Burton in eighth, Justin Allgaier in ninth and Myatt Snider in tenth.
Justin Allgaier, who finished ninth, had a post-race confrontation with AJ Allmendinger for spinning him out late in the race while Allgaier was running third at the time.
The NASCAR Xfinity Series will head to Dover on Saturday, August. 22 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern on NBCSN.
Stage 1 Winner: Austin Cindric
Stage 2 Winner: Chase Briscoe
Race Winner: Austin Cindric
NCS: Kevin Harvick wins FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan
Kevin Harvick won Saturday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway in overtime. Harvick beat Keselwoski in overtime to win the first of two Cup races at Michigan this weekend.
“The restarts were obviously a handful but our Busch Light Apple Ford Mustang was really fast today and we held on for the long run and would really go on the short run and did everything we needed it to do,” Harvick told NBCSN post-race.
Driver No. 4 led the remaining 14 laps and took the lead with 8 laps to go in the race after nearly making contact with Kyle Busch, who got loose and sent him up the turn 4 wall.
“I didn’t know if I hit him or not but I saw the video and didn’t touch him,” Harvick told NBCSN. “i must have packed a bunch of air on his left rear. I knew I needed to be right there. You have to take the chance when you have it and I needed that side draft down the front straightaway. I got within like an inch and it looked like on the video I didn’t know if I had just barley touched him but in the video I definitely didn’t touch him.”
Rounding out the top five were Brad Keselowski in second, Martin Truex Jr. in third, Ryan Blaney in fourth and Kyle Busch in fifth.
The late race restart was set up by a wreck involving Austin Dillion, Michael McDowell and Ryan Newman.
Rounding out the top ten were Denny Hamlin in sixth, Chase Elliott in seventh, Joey Logano in eighth, Bubba Wallace in ninth and Kurt Busch in tenth.
Bubba Wallace, who finished ninth earned his fourth top-10 this season, his most ever in a single season.
Stage 1 Winner: Kevin Harvick
Stage 2 Winner: Kevin Harvick
Race Winner: Kevin Harvick