Josh Slate

Josh Slate

Hello, my name is Josh Slate and I'm from Richmond, Virginia. I'm currently a student at Randolph-Macon College studying Communications with a minor in Journalism. I am following my dream of pursuing a career in the media side of the NASCAR industry. In my free time, I love to spend time with my family, watch sports and explore the outdoors.

After 400 miles around Homestead-Miami Speedway, it was William Byron who brought home the checkered flag.

“That guy has been huge for my career. He’s why I’m here. I’m glad we could get him; he’s just awesome” Byron said about his crew chief, Rudy Fugle, in his post-race interview with FOX Sports.

“I can’t even believe it, honestly. This was just a really smooth day, and we worked hard in the winter on this track. I can’t believe it.”

Four cars were forced to start at the rear of the field on Sunday including pole-sitter, Denny Hamlin, Alex Bowman, Corey LaJoie, and James Davison. With Hamlin starting in the rear, Joey Logano was the control car on the initial start.

Brad Keselowski was able to take the lead from his teammate on lap 13 and led until the competition caution flew on lap 26. Keselowski remained on-point until Chris Buescher passed him on lap 53.

10 laps after Buescher took the lead, the caution came out for James Davison when his engine expired. Buescher went on to claim the stage one win, marking his second stage win of his career. Other drivers receiving points in this stage included: Brad Keselowski, Martin Truex Jr., William Byron, Alex Bowman, Kyle Larson, Joey Logano, Chase Elliott, Kurt Busch, and Austin Dillon.

Green flag pit stops in stage two started on lap 38 when Ryan Newman came to get service. The leaders soon followed, and Truex Jr. was able to cycle around as the leader, passing Buescher. 

The third caution of the race came on lap 153 when Corey LaJoie’s engine blew up. This set up a one lap shootout for the stage win, which ultimately went to William Byron. The rest of the top-ten included: Denny Hamlin, Kurt Busch, Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Larson, Chris Buescher, Kevin Harvick, Ryan Blaney, Alex Bowman, and Brad Keselowski.

The yellow flag was thrown again on lap 199 for debris from an incident between Aric Almirola and Ryan Blaney. Under this caution, Hamlin was caught for speeding on pit road.

With 40 laps to go, Kurt Busch hit pit road for a vibration. The Team Penske cars followed him to pit road shortly after to get four tires and fuel.

The race went green the rest of the way, and it was William Byron who was victorious.

Next week, the NASCAR Cup Series heads to Las Vegas for the running of the Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube. Tune into FOX at 3:30 PM ET on Sunday for coverage of the race.


After the two and a half month offseason, the stars of the NASCAR Cup Series hit the track for the Busch Clash. Kyle Busch reigned victorious in Daytona in the 35 lap event.

“I just knew to keep my head down and keep my focus ahead to see if I could hit my marks and get close enough to have a shot at it if something like that were to materialize, fortunately it did for us.” Kyle Busch said about the finish to FOX Sports.

When asked about the new crew chief on the No. 18, Ben Beshore, Busch said, “Been through a couple crew chiefs anyways and it always seems to go well for a little while then it fizzles out. It is what it is in this kind of racing.”

For the first time ever, the Busch Clash was held on the road course instead of the typical oval. 2020 champion, Chase Elliott, had to start in the rear of the 20 car field for unapproved adjustments. 

When the green flag waved, it was Ryan Blaney leading the field to green, beside Alex Bowman in second. Tyler Reddick made an aggressive three-wide move going into turn-one, propelling him to third place from his sixth place starting position. By the end of lap one, Denny Hamlin was able to steal the lead from Blaney and stretch his lead to almost two seconds in two laps.

On lap three, Kevin Harvick went through the dirt in the backstretch chicane, spinning his No. 4 Mustang around. 

After early damage to the nose of Joey Logano, he made his way down pit road under green on lap 6 with Kurt Busch. On the next lap, the caution flag flew for the first time for debris. This led to a track cleanup for the dirt thrown on the racing surface.

On the restart, Blaney overshot turn-one, allowing Reddick to snag the lead while Harvick spun around behind him. Hamlin, who made his way down pit road on the lap 7 caution, made his way through the pack and back to the lead on lap 13. The competition caution flew on lap 15 and Martin Truex Jr. was able to pass his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate for the lead on the lap prior.

Under this caution, Truex Jr. did not make it through the frontstretch chicane, making him restart at the tail-end of the field.

The third caution came on lap 22 when Cole Custer was stopped in the frontstretch chicane; NASCAR deemed this as a mechanical problem and allowed the team to return to competition if they fixed it.

With eight laps to go, Truex Jr. fought his way back up to the lead, just to spin out in the backstretch chicane on the next lap. This brought out the fourth caution of the race.

Coming to three laps to go, Tyler Reddick got into the back bumper of Chris Buescher, spinning the No. 17 around collecting Alex Bowman; the race remained green.

On the last lap, Chase Elliott drove into Blaney, which spun Blaney around, allowing Kyle Busch to take the inside line to steal the win from Elliott.

The Busch Clash was just the start of all the action in Daytona. Make sure to tune in to FOX on Sunday, February 14th, at 2:30pm EST for your coverage of the Daytona 500.


After 312 miles around Phoenix Raceway, Chase Elliott was able to capture both the win and the NASCAR Cup Series championship. This win marks his fifth win of the season and this championship is the first of his career.

Championship contenders Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin rounded out the top-four.

“Awesome. Awesome. Awesome. We are the champions,” Elliott screamed over the radio.

In his post-race interview with NBC, Elliott said, “I’m at a loss for words. This is so unbelievable. We did it, that's all I have to tell you. Championship crew chief, Alan Gustafson, is now a NASCAR Cup Series champion."

“I can't say enough about our group; we took some really big strides this year and having a chance to race is unbelievable.”

Pole-sitter, Elliott, had to start at the rear of the field due to multiple failed inspections, so Joey Logano led the field to green. From the top spot, Logano pulled away from Keselowski by 1.5 seconds in the first ten laps.

Chase Elliott made his way up into the tenth position when the competition caution came out on lap 31. By lap 40, Elliott entered the top-five.

Joey Logano led all but one lap in the first stage in way to his stage one victory.

Stage One

  1. Joey Logano
  2. Denny Hamlin
  3. Chase Elliott
  4. Brad Keselowski
  5. Ryan Blaney
  6. Kyle Busch
  7. Alex Bowman
  8. Clint Bowyer
  9. Kurt Busch
  10. Matt Dibenedetto

Stage two was highlighted by an almost 50 lap battle between Logano and Hamlin. Elliott was able to drive up from third to steal the lead from Logano on lap 120.

Halfway through the stage, green flag pit stops began with Keselowski being the first of the championship contenders to make his way down pit road.

The first incident related caution came on lap 160 when James Davison scraped the wall in turn two. All the leaders pit under this caution and Kurt Busch won the race off pit road taking two tires.

Keselowski was able to just edge out Elliott to rally for the win in stage two.

Stage Two

  1. Brad Keselowski
  2. Chase Elliott
  3. Joey Logano
  4. Denny Hamlin
  5. Ryan Blaney
  6. Jimmie Johnson
  7. Kurt Busch
  8. Kyle Busch
  9. Matt Dibenedetto
  10. William Byron

Green flag pit stops allowed Logano to pass Elliott after short pitting, but Elliott soon fought back and took the lead on lap 270. Elliott led 154 laps as he captured his first Cup Series title.

In their final starts in full-time NASCAR Cup Series competition, Jimmie Johnson finished fifth and Clint Bowyer ended up with a 14th place finish.

This race marks the end of the 2020 NASCAR season. The 2021 season starts in February at the historic Daytona International Speedway.


Chase Briscoe was able to capture the checkered flag Saturday night in the Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway. This victory marks his ninth win of the season and locks him into the Championship Four.

“Super happy to be locked into Phoenix. It's going to be a lot less stressful the next two weeks; so that will be nice. Big thanks to Stewart-Haas Racing, this Ford Performance Mustang was lights out. This was the car we had at Vegas,” Briscoe said in his post-race interview with NBC Sports.

When asked about what advantage this gives him heading into Texas and Martinsville, Briscoe said, “I'm glad after the chaos at the beginning of the race a lot of guys are going to be in scary points situations so I’m glad we don't have to deal with that.”

This event marked the first race of the Round of Eight for the NASCAR Xfinity Series; the drivers still in contention for the championship include: Chase Briscoe, Austin Cindric, Justin Allgaier, Noah Gragson, Justin Haley, Brandon Jones, Ross Chastain, and Ryan Sieg.

Last week’s winner, Noah Gragson, started on pole with Cindric starting alongside in second and Daniel Hemric in third.

The first caution came on lap 10 when the No. 5 of Matt Mills spun in turn two.

On the restart, an aggressive four-wide move by Brandon Jones bunched up the leaders and caused the No. 9 of Gragson to get into Cindric, causing heavy damage to both cars. Chase Briscoe barely made it through the chaos in front of him. Cindric was able to return to the race, but Gragson had to retire early.

On lap 26, NASCAR threw the competition caution to give teams the opportunity to evaluate tire wear and perform routine pit stops.

Lap 33 brought trouble to Daniel Hemric when he had a tire go down running eighth. He was able to make it to pit road and the race stayed green.

Briscoe was able to maintain his one second gap to Brandon Jones as he won the first stage and picked up another valuable playoff point.

Stage One:

  1. Chase Briscoe
  2. Brandon Jones
  3. Harrison Burton
  4. Anthony Alfredo
  5. Ross Chastain
  6. Riley Herbst
  7. Justin Allgaier
  8. Ryan Sieg
  9. Brandon  Brown
  10. Justin Haley


When the field returned to green, they couldn’t make it back around to the start/finish line as Joe Graf Jr. drove into the back bumper of Jeffery Earnhardt, spinning Earnhardt around in turn four.

Chase Briscoe once again held off Brandon Jones to pick up another playoff point as he swept the first two stages for the third time in the last four races.

Stage Two:

  1. Chase Briscoe
  2. Brandon Jones
  3. Anthony Alfredo
  4. Harrison Burton
  5. Ross Chastain
  6. Riley Herbst
  7. Justin Allgaier
  8. Ryan Sieg
  9. Brett Moffitt
  10. Austin Hill


The final stage was relatively calm until lap 155 when Josh Reaume had a mechanical problem that sent him wrecking on the apron in turn four. This caution came out in the middle of a green flag pit cycle and gave Ryan Sieg the advantage of being able to take fresh tires under this yellow.

Harrison Burton was the cause of the eighth caution as he spun off of turn two in an effort to avoid contact with Chastain and Alfredo after they had an incident in front of him. His car was unscathed and he was able to continue the race.

With 28 laps to go, Justin Allgaier got loose on the apron in turn one sliding up the track into Anthony Alfredo, sending Alfredo hard into the outside wall and eventually on his roof. The red flag was displayed while they cleaned up the wreck, Alfredo was able to walk away under his own power.

The last caution came out with nine laps to go after an incident involving Myatt Snider while Briscoe was extending his lead.

At the end of the night it was Chase Briscoe who lead 159 laps en route to his domination of the Kansas Lottery 300


  1. Chase Briscoe
  2. Daniel Hemric
  3. Ryan Sieg
  4. Justin Haley
  5. Austin Hill
  6. Josh Williams
  7. Brett Moffitt
  8. Michael Annett
  9. Brandon Jones
  10. Ross Chastain

Next week, NASCAR heads to Fort Worth, Texas to race at the Texas Motor Speedway. You can catch all the action in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 on October 24 at 4:30pm EST on NBCSN.


The NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs began under the lights in Las Vegas and it was Chase Briscoe who locked himself into the Round of 8. Briscoe led 165 laps en route to his Alsco 300 victory.
In his post-race interview with NBC Sports' Marty Snider, Briscoe said, “First off, incredible car by Stewart-Haas; that made my job way too easy. I knew if i could just take the lead on the restart I would be okay, but I was spinning the tires so bad all night for whatever reason. I guess it's all that Roush Yates horsepower.”

Last week’s winner, Chase Briscoe, led the field to green with Austin Cindric starting second. As things were getting settled up front, Kyle Weatherman had a steering issue that sent him spinning on the front stretch.

Eleven laps later, Austin Hill lost control of his Chevrolet Camaro in turn-two and brought out the second caution; this also counted as the competition caution.

With six to go in the stage, Briscoe made an aggressive move off of turn-four to get past Ryan Sieg and Ross Chastain to steal the lead and capture the stage win.

Stage One:

  1. Chase Briscoe
  2. Ross Chastain
  3. Ryan Sieg
  4. Noah Gragson
  5. Anthony Alfredo
  6. Justin Haley
  7. Austin Cindric
  8. Daniel Hemric
  9. Brandon Jones
  10. Riley Herbst


Midway through the second stage, Noah Gragson came over the radio and reported that his nose was bleeding. His crew chief, Dave Elenz, told him to use roll bar padding the stuff up his nose to stop the bleeding.

Briscoe was able to hold off Gragson to win his second stage of the race. This is the first time Briscoe has swept the first two stages in a race.

Stage Two:

  1. Chase Briscoe
  2. Noah Gragson
  3. Austin Cindric
  4. Ryan Sieg
  5. Anthony Alfredo
  6. Brandon Jones
  7. Justin Haley
  8. Daniel Hemric
  9. Justin Allgaier
  10. Riley Herbst


In a calm final stage, Harrison Burton brought his Toyota Supra down pit road to begin the green flag pit cycle. Sieg had trouble on pit road when he overshot his pit box.

Before the green flag stops cycled through, the caution came out when Joe Graf Jr. 's pit crew lost control of a tire while Michael Annett was leading. This caution was exactly what Annett needed as he was going to be a lap down once he pitted.

With 14 to go, Alex Labbe lost power in his car bringing out the sixth caution. This changed the strategy of the race and gave drivers the opportunity to put their last set of tires on the car. Every lead lap car took advantage of the opportunity and Briscoe won the race off pit road.

The race resumed to green with nine laps to go and Briscoe held off Gragson to put a gap between him and the No. 9. Briscoe was able to stretch the gap to almost two seconds as he picked up his eighth win of the season.

Top Ten:

  1. Chase Briscoe
  2. Noah Gragson
  3. Daniel Hemric
  4. Justin Allgaier
  5. Ryan Sieg
  6. Austin Cindric
  7. Michael Annett
  8. Anthony Alfredo
  9. Harrison Burton
  10. Justin Haley


Next week, the NASCAR Xfinity Series travels to Talladega, Alabama for the running of the Ag-Pro 300. You can catch all the action from Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday, October 3rd at 4:30pm EST on NBCSN.

Overcast skies hovered over Richmond Raceway as Justin Allgaier won the Go Bowling 250, the first of two races for the NASCAR Xfinity Series this weekend.

“I didn't know when it was time to be honest with you,” Allgaier said when asked about when he needed to push. “He [Justin Haley] pushed the pace there early on."

"These guys did such a fantastic job. I feel like we’ve had so many get away here and we just haven’t been able to seal the deal.” 

“I got damage early so I feel bad so I had to make up for the damage, it’s just how it goes I guess,” Allgaier joked.

Ross Chastain started on the pole with Brandon Jones starting alongside in second place. 

NASCAR Cup Series champion, Kyle Busch, was entered into the event in the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 54. He started the race in 29th, but made his way up front in a hurry.

Chastain used his first place starting position to his advantage as he was able to gap Jones by a half-second in the first two laps.

Colby Howard brought out the first caution when he lost power in his No.15 Camaro on the exit of turn four.

The lap before the competition caution on lap 40, Justin Haley passed teammate, Chastain, for the race lead. 

When they went back green on lap 46, the group of cars who pitted were nestled behind the drivers who stayed out. Chastain made it four-wide in turn two and had to hit the brakes as he made contact with the wall; this started an accordion effect behind him, causing Myatt Snider to spin around and hit the inside safer barrier. 

Austin Cindric passed Chase Briscoe for the lead with 15 laps to go in the stage and went on to collect 10 more championship points along with an important playoff point.

Stage One:

  1. Austin Cindric
  2. Chase Briscoe
  3. Ross Chastain
  4. Justin Haley
  5. Justin Allgaier
  6. Michael Annett
  7. Kaz Grala
  8. Kyle Busch
  9. Brett Moffitt
  10. Jeremy Clements


Justin Haley had to repair nose damage under the stage break causing him to start shotgun on the field for the start of the second stage.

Justin Allgaier stole the lead from Cindric at the halfway mark, lap 125. When Allgaier made his way around Cindric, that opened the door for Chastain and Kyle Busch to advance their position around the No. 22 Mustang.

Allgaier led the last 25 laps in the caution-free stage two en route his ninth stage win of 2020.

Stage Two:

  1. Justin Allgaier
  2. Ross Chastain
  3. Justin
  4. Kyle Busch
  5. Kaz Grala
  6. Austin Cindric
  7. Brett Moffitt
  8. Noah Gragson
  9. Jeb Burton
  10. Michael Annett


Brett Moffitt, who gathered stage points in both stages Friday night, passed Chastain for fourth early in the final stage to continue his solid night for Our Motorsports.

Haley made his way past Allgaier on lap 174 to regain the lead after coming from the back at the beginning of stage two.

Allgaier battled way back past Haley on lap 222 while Kyle Busch sat 2.5 seconds back and he led the last 29 laps on his way to his second victory of the year.

Top Ten:

  1. Justin Allgaier
  2. Justin Haley
  3. Kyle Busch
  4. Austin Cindric
  5. Ross Chastain
  6. Brett Moffitt
  7. Michael Annett
  8. Noah Gragson
  9. Kaz Grala
  10. Riley Herbst


Tomorrow, the NASCAR Xfinity Series hits the track for their second race at the .75 mile short track. You can catch the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 250 at 2:00pm EST on NBCSN.


Justin Haley claimed his second victory of the year under the lights at the World Center of Racing. Haley made his way through his wrecking teammates on the final lap to claim his Wawa 250 victory.

“Yeah I mean an amazing effort by Kaulig Racing. I hate that AJ and Ross got together there. As you guys at home can see, Matt Kaulig and Chris Rice, we build a team and a family. We all worked together and we just won”, Haley said in his post-race interview with NBC Sports.

“I parked it right here on the double yellow line where I went a little lower two years ago in an Xfinity race."

Chase Briscoe led the field to green with Kaulig Racing’s Ross Chastain starting alongside. Riley Herbst was the sole car who had to start at the rear of the field due to three failed inspections.

A single-file train on the bottom lane broke out in the first lap as the top-five all jumped in line. The field remained mostly single-file until lap seven, when Joe Graf Jr. and Caesar Bacarella had an incident in the trioval that ended Graf Jr.’s day early. This caution also served as the competition caution that was scheduled for lap 10.

On lap 14, Bacarella’s rough night continued as he spun around on the backstretch with heavy nose damage that sent him to the garage.

With six to go in stage one, Jeffery Earnhardt lost control of his car in turn one. This incident also collected Earnhardt’s teammate, BJ McLeod as well as Kody Vanderwhal.

NASCAR returned to green with one lap remaining in the stage and Justin Haley blocked a charging Austin Cindric to win stage one.

Stage One:

  1. Justin Haley
  2. Ross Chastain
  3. Austin Cindric
  4. Brandon Brown
  5. Chase Briscoe
  6. Riley Herbst
  7. Noah Gragson
  8. Justin Allgaier
  9. Brandon Jones
  10. Daniel Hemric


Kaulig Racing teammates Chastain, Haley and AJ Almendinger made their way up to the front as the three of them led the inside line around the inside, a common trend throughout the night.

Lap 40 brought trouble to a majority of the field when Brandon Jones turned into Briscoe collecting the following: Noah Gragson, Justin Allgaier, Daniel Hemric, Brett Moffitt, Alex Labbe, Anthony Alfredo, Myatt Snider, Brandon Brown, Tommy Joe Martins, Colby Howard, Michael Annett.

Seven laps later, Allgaier blew a left rear tire and lost control of his car. Other drivers involved in this wreck include: Joey Gase, Alex Labbe, Myatt Snider and Brandon Brown. The cleanup for this incident required a red flag.

The seventh caution of the race came on lap 53 when debris flew onto the racetrack setting up for a shootout for the stage win which resulted in Allmendinger making a last lap pass on Gray Gaulding to capture the second stage victory of the night for Kaulig Racing.

Allmendinger was able to make a last lap pass on Gray Gaulding to capture a stage two victory.

Stage Two:

  1. AJ Allmendinger
  2. Ross Chastain
  3. Justin Haley
  4. Gray Gaulding
  5. Michael Annett
  6.  Brandon Jones
  7. Harrison Burton
  8. Chase Briscoe
  9. Austin Cindric
  10. Ryan Sieg


When the final stage began, the top ten cars broke away from the field with the Kaulig Racing drivers continuing their domination at the front of the train.

The stage was relatively calm until the last five laps when Chase Briscoe made an aggressive move to make a pass that pushed him to the rear of the nine car pack.

On the last lap, Chastain and Allmendinger made contact and collected Michael Annett. Justin Haley was able to slide through the mayhem and win his second superspeedway race of 2020.


  1. Justin Haley
  2. Gray Gaulding
  3. Chase Briscoe
  4. Riley Herbst
  5. Harrison Burton
  6. Ross Chastain
  7. Michael Annett
  8. Austin Cindric
  9. Josh Williams
  10. Jesse Little


Next weekend, the NASCAR Xfinity Series heads to Darlington Raceway for their annual Labor Day weekend date with the Lady in Black. You can catch all the action from Darlington on Saturday, September 5th at 12:30pm EST for the running of the Sports Clips Haircuts 200 on NBC.

On Saturday afternoon, Denny Hamlin was able to conquer the Monster Mile to capture his sixth win of the 2020 season. 

“I've been running down the leaders these past few weeks and have been unable to get there. We didn’t control that restart there and we just had to battle back. We had to go back and get it and we were able to work that top line there to get some momentum. It looked like our car was just a little bit better by moving around to different lines” Hamlin said to NBC Sports post-race.

When asked about how it feels to get his first win at Dover Hamlin said, “People always ask when we have Q&As, ‘what's your least favorite track?’ and I always say Dover because I’m just not good here. I love the track but I just haven’t been good here.”

Last week's winner, Chase Elliott, started on pole with championship favorite Denny Hamlin starting second. Four cars were required to start in the rear: the No. 15 of Brennan Poole (two inspection failures), the No. 96 of Daniel Suarez (unapproved adjustments), the No. 51 of Joey Gase (unapproved adjustments and the No. 7 of Garrett Smithley (impound procedure infraction).

When the Motor Racing Network’s Mike Bagley waved the green flag, Elliott got a big jump over Hamlin as the dove into turn one. 

The action started when Kurt Busch brought out the first caution on lap 8 as he spun around after contact with Erik Jones. Alex Bowman was also damaged in the incident that ended Busch’s day.

The competition caution came out on lap 26 as Elliott continued to stretch out his lead. Austin Dillon and Matt Kenseth led the field to green during this restart after they stayed out under the yellow.

Dillon was able to stretch his lead to 3.7 seconds before Hamlin got around Kenseth and started closing the gap, ultimately taking the lead from Dillon on lap 59. Hamlin went on to grab his sixth stage win of the season as he won stage one.

Stage One:

  1. Denny Hamlin
  2. Austin Dillon
  3. Brad Keselowski
  4. Clint Bowyer
  5. Martin Truex Jr.
  6. Joey Logano
  7. Kevin Harvick
  8. Jimmie Johnson
  9. Chris Buescher
  10. Aric Almirola


Midway through the stage, sixth placed Kevin Harvick came down pit road to begin the cycle of green flag pit stops; Hamlin was able to cycle back around to the lead. 

Denny Hamlin continued his domination as he also won stage two.

Stage Two:

  1. Denny Hamlin
  2. Martin Truex Jr.
  3. Clint Bowyer
  4. Kyle Busch
  5. Brad Keselowski
  6. Kevin Harvick
  7. Jimmie Johnson
  8. Joey Logano
  9. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  10. Chase Elliott


Martin Truex Jr. was able to win the race off of pit road and jump out to the lead on the restart followed by his teammate Kyle Busch. Joe Gibbs Racing took the top three positions of the race when Hamlin took the third position from Brad Keselowski on lap 208.

All eyes were on the playoff picture throughout the race as there are only two races left in the regular season. William Byron, who came into the race 25 points ahead of Jimmie Johnson, struggled most of the day, eventually going two laps down in the second stage after staying out under green much longer than the leaders.

Harvick was yet again the first of the leaders to bring their car to get service under green. New tires are roughly one second per lap faster than old tires. Because of that, when Harvick brought his Stewart-Haas Racing entry to pit road, all the leaders pitted right away.

With 13 to go, the battle for the lead heated up when Hamlin chased down Truex Jr. as they weaved in and out of lapped traffic. Hamlin was able to steal the lead from his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate with nine laps to go. The driver of the No. 11 Toyota Camry never looked back as he swept all three stages, scoring 60 championship points along with seven playoff points.


  1. Denny Hamlin
  2. Martin Truex Jr.
  3. Kyle Busch
  4. Kevin Harvick
  5. Chase Elliott
  6. Clint Bowyer
  7. Jimmie Johnson
  8. Joey Logano
  9. Brad Keselowski
  10. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.


The NASCAR Cup Series is back in action tomorrow for the second leg of their doubleheader at Dover. You can catch the Drydene 311 on Sunday, August 23rd at 4:00pm EST on NBCSN for the penultimate race of the Cup Series regular season.


Sunday afternoon, Sheldon Creed won the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series inaugural race at the Daytona road course. With their previously scheduled race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park being canceled due to COVID-19 protocols, this was their sole road course race of the season.

In a post-race interview with Fox Sports, Creed said, “Brett is really good at road courses and he's helped me so much. I don't know, it was all about not making a mistake. He tried to cross me up over in turn three and five, but I just stopped mid-corner so he couldn't get a run”  

Zane Smith and Christian Eckes led the field to green in their first career road course starts in the Truck Series. When the green flag was thrown it was Smith who got a jump on the start and overshot turn one, allowing Brett Moffitt to steal the lead as he led lap one.

The stalled car of Mark Smith brought out the caution with two laps to go in Stage one, ultimately allowing Moffitt to secure his fourth stage win of the season.

Stage One:

  1. Brett Moffitt
  2. Sheldon Creed
  3. Christian Eckes
  4. Austin Hill
  5. Todd Gilliland
  6. Ben Rhodes
  7. Tyler Ankrum
  8. Tanner Gray
  9. Austin Wayne Self
  10. Derek Kraus


Eckes stayed out under caution along with Matt Crafton and teammate Raphael Lessard. A battle for the lead ensued between those three until Crafton took the lead on lap 15.

After battling for the lead the lap before, Eckes made a mistake in the international horseshoe, which spun him around and put him back into 18th position.

Crafton missed the backstretch chicane while leading the race with seven laps to go in the stage; this caused him to fall back to fifth once he got back up to speed. Sheldon Creed moved into the lead, followed by Lessard in second.

Differing strategies started to show as Eckes decided to bring his Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 18 truck to pit road to split the race in half. Moffitt and Lessard also came to pit road prior to the stage break. 

On the final lap of stage two, Sheldon Creed made a mistake and thought the stage was over. Despite the issue, Creed was able to beat Austin Hill to the green/white checkered flag to win his fourth stage win of 2020.

Stage Two:

  1. Sheldon Creed
  2. Austin Hill
  3. Tyler Ankrum
  4. Zane Smith
  5. Kris Wright
  6. Spencer Davis
  7. Raphael Lessard
  8. Alex Tagliani
  9. Brett Moffitt
  10. Ty Majeski


Coming to 14 to go, Lessard blew the frontstretch chicane and had to come to a complete stop before he could return to racing; Crafton returned to the lead with Moffitt on his back bumper.

On lap 32, Jordan Anderson was stalled on track bringing out the third caution. They restarted with ten laps to go in the race with Crafton leading Creed, Tyler Ankrum and Eckes who all stayed out. Creed was able to get back to the lead on lap 34 when he passed Crafton on the backstretch.

With six laps to go, the caution flag flew when Derek Kraus was stopped on track on the exit of turn four.

The No. 40 of Carson Hocevar was the reason for the fifth caution as his Niece Motorsports entry lost power and was stopped on track. This setup for the first attempt of a NASCAR Overtime.

A battle between GMS teammates, Creed and Moffitt, continued when the green flag waved for the start of overtime.

After 44 laps and one green/white/checkered, Sheldon Creed was victorious in the Sunoco 159 at Daytona.


  1. Sheldon Creed
  2. Brett Moffitt
  3. Raphael Lessard
  4. Matt Crafton
  5. Austin Hill
  6. Tyler Ankrum
  7. Grant Enfinger
  8. Parker Kligerman
  9. Scott Lagasse Jr.
  10. Stewart Friesen

Next weekend, the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series heads to Dover International Speedway for the running of the KDI Office Technology 200. You can catch all the action from the Monster Mile on Friday, August 21st at 5:00pm EST on Fox Sports One.


After the rain passed through New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Brad Keselowski dominated the Foxwoods ResortCasino 301, leading 184 of the 301 laps. This win marks Keselowski’s third win of the season and his second at New Hampshire.

“We've had a lot of great races this year with the No. 2 car, but we haven't really gone out here and dominated a race. I was Talking to Jeremy Bullins and that's what we needed to get to the next level, and we were right there” Keselowski said to NBC Sports in a post-race interview

When asked about why he and Bullins have been so good, Keselowski said, “It’s been good, I’ve had a good career and probably needed a kick in the ass. Jeremy and this whole team have been a kick in the butt for me and it made me a little better.”

Aric Almirola started the race on pole, his third random draw pole since the return from the COVID-19 break. Almirola pulled away on the initial start, but it didn’t take Keselowski long to steal the lead from him.

Traction compound was added to the racetrack on the bottom and outsides lines and it proved to be very challenging early, as multiple drivers including Ryan Blaney and William Byron, overshot the corners and put them out of the racing line.

The cautions began on lap 16 when Kyle Busch made hard contact with the outside wall after puncturing a tire from debris on the racetrack. He made contact with the wall a few laps earlier, but Goodyear discovered it was a debris puncture and not caused by damage on Busch’s car.

The competition caution flew on lap 31 and allowed the drivers to pit for tires and fuel. Tires proved to be very crucial throughout the race as many drivers had tire issues.

After the caution, a battle between Keselowski, Blaney and Denny Hamlin emerged which Keselowski was able to prevail from. Shortly after the battle concluded, Jimmie Johnson lost control of his car after contact with Clint Bowyer in turn two, bringing out the caution.

Denny Hamlin was able to steal the lead back after the caution, and go on to win Stage One.

Stage One:

  1. Denny Hamlin
  2. Martin Truex Jr.
  3. Kevin Harvick
  4. Christopher Bell
  5. Brad Keselowski
  6. Ryan Blaney
  7. Clint Bowyer
  8. Joey Logano
  9. Ryan Preece
  10. Aric Almirola

Shortly after going green in stage two, precipitation began over the racetrack. The rain did not change the track, so no red flag was needed and the cars were able to go back green within a few laps.

After drivers pitted under the caution, Kevin Harvick stayed out and took the lead but Hamlin made his march back up to the front, taking back the lead on lap 104.

Everywhere Hamlin went, Keselowski seemed to follow as Keselowski took back the lead on lap 146 after a short battle that resulted in Hamlin tapping the wall on the exit of turn two.

Harvick, who ran well thus far, had to make a green flag pit stop for fuel and tires after not pitting under the previous yellow. Harvick lost two laps on pit road but made his way back up to the front in no time.

On lap 171, Christopher Bell had a right-rear tire go down after running top-ten most of the race to this point; this was the sixth caution. 

When they went back green, Matt Kenseth lost control of his No. 42 Camaro, keeping it off the wall with no damage. This set up for a two lap shootout for the stage win and Keselowski was able to win by a car length over Hamlin.

Stage Two:

  1. Brad Keselowski
  2. Denny Hamlin
  3. Joey Logano
  4. Aric Almirola
  5. William Byron
  6. Clint Bowyer
  7. Austin Dillon
  8. Martin Truex Jr.
  9. Chase Elliott
  10. Matt Dibenedetto 

After both Keselowski and Hamlin stayed out under caution, a battle ensued for the race lead until the caution flag flew once more. Kenseth was the cause of the yellow as he hit the wall with a tire down.

Less than ten laps later, Kenseth’s nightmare of a race got worse, as he had another tire go down which sent him to the garage, as well as it brought out the 10th caution of the race. 

The last caution of the race came out on lap 214 when John Hunter Nemechek slammed the outside wall with a tire issue.

When the race returned to green, Keselowski took the lead from Hamlin once more and from there, he didn’t look back. 

Harvick, who was two laps down at one point, marched his way back to the front, passing Matt Dibenedetto with only a few laps to go.

Nobody seemed to have anything for Brad Keselowski as he was able to cruise to victory with a 1.647 second gap over second-place, Denny Hamlin.


  1. Brad Keselowski
  2. Denny Hamlin 
  3. Martin Truex Jr.
  4. Joey Logano
  5. Kevin Harvick
  6. Matt Dibendetto
  7. Aric Almirola
  8. Cole Custer
  9. Chase Elliott
  10. Tyler Reddick

Next week, the NASCAR Cup Series heads to Michigan International Speedway for a doubleheader weekend. The FireKeepers Casino 400 is on Saturday, August 8th at 4:00pm EST with the Consumers Energy 400 closing out the weekend on Sunday, August 9th at 4:30pm EST. You can catch both races from Michigan on NBCSN.


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