Monster Energy NASCAR – SpeedwayMedia.com http://www.speedwaymedia.com Online Resource for Motorsports Information Tue, 21 Aug 2018 00:40:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 The Final Word – B is for Bristol where the Busch Boys run wild http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/20/the-final-word-b-is-for-bristol-where-the-busch-boys-run-wild/ http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/20/the-final-word-b-is-for-bristol-where-the-busch-boys-run-wild/#respond Tue, 21 Aug 2018 00:40:43 +0000 http://www.speedwaymedia.com/?p=138983 Officially, Saturday night’s race was not billed as the Bristol Busch Brothers 500. Those two boys are almost always front and center at the venue. Even when they do not want to be.]]> http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/20/the-final-word-b-is-for-bristol-where-the-busch-boys-run-wild/feed/ 0 NASCAR Top-10 Power Rankings: Bristol http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/20/nascar-top-10-power-rankings-bristol-17/ http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/20/nascar-top-10-power-rankings-bristol-17/#respond Tue, 21 Aug 2018 00:33:46 +0000 http://www.speedwaymedia.com/?p=138979 Kurt Busch: Busch took the lead on a restart with 23 laps to go and held off Kyle Larson to capture his first win of the season and sixth career win at Bristol.]]> http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/20/nascar-top-10-power-rankings-bristol-17/feed/ 0 Tire Issues Force Stenhouse to Settle for a 24th-Place Finish at Bristol http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/19/tire-issues-force-stenhouse-to-settle-for-a-24th-place-finish-at-bristol/ http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/19/tire-issues-force-stenhouse-to-settle-for-a-24th-place-finish-at-bristol/#respond Sun, 19 Aug 2018 15:31:08 +0000 http://www.speedwaymedia.com/?p=138952 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was solidly running in the top 15 when a cut right front tire derailed his day. Over the 500 laps, Stenhouse had multiple tire issues forcing him to settle with a 24th-place finish in Saturday night’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) race at Bristol Motor Speedway.]]> http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/19/tire-issues-force-stenhouse-to-settle-for-a-24th-place-finish-at-bristol/feed/ 0 Early Crash Leaves Menard 36th At Bristol http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/19/early-crash-leaves-menard-36th-at-bristol/ http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/19/early-crash-leaves-menard-36th-at-bristol/#respond Sun, 19 Aug 2018 14:54:04 +0000 http://www.speedwaymedia.com/?p=138950 A fast Ford Fusion and an even faster start in Saturday’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway were all for naught for Paul Menard and the No. 21 Menards/Knauf team.]]> http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/19/early-crash-leaves-menard-36th-at-bristol/feed/ 0 Bayne Drives AdvoCare Ford to Season-Best Finish at Bristol http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/19/bayne-drives-advocare-ford-to-season-best-finish-at-bristol/ http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/19/bayne-drives-advocare-ford-to-season-best-finish-at-bristol/#respond Sun, 19 Aug 2018 14:53:19 +0000 http://www.speedwaymedia.com/?p=138948 Trevor Bayne drove his No. 6 AdvoCare Rehydrate Ford Fusion to his best finish of the 2018 season on Saturday night under the lights at Bristol Motor Speedway, finishing 11th at his home track.]]> http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/19/bayne-drives-advocare-ford-to-season-best-finish-at-bristol/feed/ 0 Busch secures playoff spot with the win at Bristol http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/19/busch-secures-playoff-spot-with-the-win-at-bristol/ http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/19/busch-secures-playoff-spot-with-the-win-at-bristol/#respond Sun, 19 Aug 2018 13:06:24 +0000 http://www.speedwaymedia.com/?p=138942 Kurt Busch held off Kyle Larson in the final 13 laps and won Saturday nights Bass Pro Shops Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway and secured a 2018 NASCAR Playoff spot. This was his first win of the season, sixth win at Bristol and ended a 58-race winless streak.]]> http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/19/busch-secures-playoff-spot-with-the-win-at-bristol/feed/ 0 Ford Performance NASCAR: Kurt Busch Winner’s Press Conference Transcript http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/19/ford-performance-nascar-kurt-busch-winners-press-conference-transcript/ http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/19/ford-performance-nascar-kurt-busch-winners-press-conference-transcript/#respond Sun, 19 Aug 2018 12:12:43 +0000 http://www.speedwaymedia.com/?p=138940 Q. We were doing some numbers. The last time you were in Victory Lane here was when most of these people were in high school. How does it feel to be locked in for the Playoffs now with this big win?]]> http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/19/ford-performance-nascar-kurt-busch-winners-press-conference-transcript/feed/ 0 Team Penske Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race Report – Bristol http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/19/team-penske-monster-energy-nascar-cup-series-race-report-bristol-2/ http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/19/team-penske-monster-energy-nascar-cup-series-race-report-bristol-2/#respond Sun, 19 Aug 2018 12:11:33 +0000 http://www.speedwaymedia.com/?p=138938 Brad Keselowski scored a 16th-place finish on Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway and officially clinched a spot in the 2018 NASCAR Playoffs.]]> http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/19/team-penske-monster-energy-nascar-cup-series-race-report-bristol-2/feed/ 0 RCR Post Race Report – Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/19/rcr-post-race-report-bass-pro-shops-nra-night-race-3/ http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/19/rcr-post-race-report-bass-pro-shops-nra-night-race-3/#respond Sun, 19 Aug 2018 12:10:01 +0000 http://www.speedwaymedia.com/?p=138936 Austin Dillon and the Dow NORKOOL Camaro ZL1 Team Cap Off Strong Bristol Motor Speedway Performance with Top-15 Finish "Man, we passed a lot of cars tonight in the No. 3 Dow NORKOOL Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. We started at the back of the field and worked our way to the front a couple of times. We went back and forth on handling tonight."]]> http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/19/rcr-post-race-report-bass-pro-shops-nra-night-race-3/feed/ 0 CHEVY MENCS AT BRISTOL TWO: Kyle Larson Secures Playoff Position with Second-Place Finish at Bristol http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/19/chevy-mencs-at-bristol-two-kyle-larson-secures-playoff-position-with-second-place-finish-at-bristol/ http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/19/chevy-mencs-at-bristol-two-kyle-larson-secures-playoff-position-with-second-place-finish-at-bristol/#respond Sun, 19 Aug 2018 12:08:50 +0000 http://www.speedwaymedia.com/?p=138934 After taking home the victory in Friday night’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway, Kyle Larson wanted to pilot his No. 42 DC Solar Camaro ZL1 to a weekend sweep, but came up one position shy after 500-miles of beating and banging in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at the ‘World’s Fastest Half-Mile’. Larson’s runner-up finish unofficially locks him into the 2018 NASCAR Playoff’s giving him the opportunity to race for a championship in the final 10 races of the Cup Series season. The run is Larson’s sixth top 10 finish in ten races at Bristol and 13th top 10 of the 2018 season.]]> http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/19/chevy-mencs-at-bristol-two-kyle-larson-secures-playoff-position-with-second-place-finish-at-bristol/feed/ 0 Strong Run Ends in Frustration for Truex Jr. at Bristol http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/19/strong-run-ends-in-frustration-for-truex-jr-at-bristol/ http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/19/strong-run-ends-in-frustration-for-truex-jr-at-bristol/#respond Sun, 19 Aug 2018 12:07:42 +0000 http://www.speedwaymedia.com/?p=138932 The Bristol Motor Speedway hard luck continued for Martin Truex Jr. in Saturday’s Bass Pro Shops/NRA Night Race. While running a close second with 67 laps remaining in the 500-lap race at the half-mile short track, Truex’s day took a premature ending when he spun and hit the wall as a result of getting clipped by the No. 18 car (Kyle Busch). He was credited with a 30th-place finish.]]> http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/19/strong-run-ends-in-frustration-for-truex-jr-at-bristol/feed/ 0 Ford Performance NASCAR: Fusion Wins #100, Post-Race Bristol Quotes http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/19/ford-performance-nascar-fusion-wins-100-post-race-bristol-quotes/ http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/19/ford-performance-nascar-fusion-wins-100-post-race-bristol-quotes/#respond Sun, 19 Aug 2018 12:06:52 +0000 http://www.speedwaymedia.com/?p=138930 KURT BUSCH, No. 41 Monster Energy/Haas Automation Ford Fusion – VICTORY LANE INTERVIEW – “It’s awesome to do it at Bristol. I love this place. We now have won six times here and I have great teams that have always helped me win. This group of guys, Billy Scott, my crew chief, this is his first win and to be able to do it with Ford and Monster and Haas Automation is just what it’s all about is executing as a team and we had good restarts when we had to, and then you’ve got to get clever and start throwing everything at it.”]]> http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/19/ford-performance-nascar-fusion-wins-100-post-race-bristol-quotes/feed/ 0 Toyota MENCS Bristol Post-Race Recap http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/19/toyota-mencs-bristol-post-race-recap-3/ http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/19/toyota-mencs-bristol-post-race-recap-3/#respond Sun, 19 Aug 2018 12:05:17 +0000 http://www.speedwaymedia.com/?p=138927 Erik Jones was the highest-finishing Toyota driver in Saturday night’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) race at Bristol Motor Speedway.]]> http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/19/toyota-mencs-bristol-post-race-recap-3/feed/ 0 CHEVY MENCS AT BRISTOL TWO: Post Race Notes and Quotes http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/19/chevy-mencs-at-bristol-two-post-race-notes-and-quotes/ http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/19/chevy-mencs-at-bristol-two-post-race-notes-and-quotes/#respond Sun, 19 Aug 2018 12:02:59 +0000 http://www.speedwaymedia.com/?p=138926 KYLE LARSON, NO 42 DC SOLAR CAMARO ZL1 – Finished 2nd - WAS THERE ANY TIRE ADVANTAGE ON TRACK POSITION THERE AT THE END? “I think if I had a better car, tires probably would have showed what they are really capable of. This was just a really frustrating day. Our DC Solar Chevy was not very good from lap 1 to lap 500 there, but we fought and got a second place finish out of it. "]]> http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/19/chevy-mencs-at-bristol-two-post-race-notes-and-quotes/feed/ 0 Charlotte Motor Speedway Reveals Stunning Bank of America ROVAL™ 400 Trophy http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/18/charlotte-motor-speedway-reveals-stunning-bank-of-america-roval-400-trophy/ http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/18/charlotte-motor-speedway-reveals-stunning-bank-of-america-roval-400-trophy/#respond Sat, 18 Aug 2018 20:40:41 +0000 http://www.speedwaymedia.com/?p=138920 A striking, three-foot-tall trophy made of acrylic and metal and featuring iconic images known to Charlotte residents and racing fans alike will await the winner of the inaugural Sept. 30 Bank of America ROVAL™ 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Speedway officials revealed the Stephen Gould-designed trophy at a press event at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday.]]> http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/18/charlotte-motor-speedway-reveals-stunning-bank-of-america-roval-400-trophy/feed/ 0 Sammy Hagar and The Circle Ready to Rock the ROVAL™ during Bank of America ROVAL™ 400 Race Weekend http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/18/sammy-hagar-and-the-circle-ready-to-rock-the-roval-during-bank-of-america-roval-400-race-weekend/ http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/18/sammy-hagar-and-the-circle-ready-to-rock-the-roval-during-bank-of-america-roval-400-race-weekend/#respond Sat, 18 Aug 2018 20:39:03 +0000 http://www.speedwaymedia.com/?p=138916 The speed limit is 55 miles per hour on Bruton Smith Boulevard, but Charlotte Motor Speedway has the answer for those who can’t drive 55. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Sammy Hagar and his supergroup, The Circle, will rock the ROVAL™ with a spectacular Saturday-night concert on pit road prior to the Sept. 30 Bank of America ROVAL™ 400. The Grammy Award-winning Hagar will thrill a captivated crowd of race fans the night before the first road course race weekend in the history of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs.]]> http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/18/sammy-hagar-and-the-circle-ready-to-rock-the-roval-during-bank-of-america-roval-400-race-weekend/feed/ 0 Kyle Larson claims Cup Series pole at Bristol http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/17/kyle-larson-claims-cup-series-pole-at-bristol/ http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/17/kyle-larson-claims-cup-series-pole-at-bristol/#respond Sat, 18 Aug 2018 03:50:05 +0000 http://www.speedwaymedia.com/?p=138897 Kyle Larson won his first Busch Pole Award at Bristol Motor Speedway Friday night in his No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Camaro with a 127.792 mph qualifying lap. It's his third pole of the season and his seventh Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career pole.]]> http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/17/kyle-larson-claims-cup-series-pole-at-bristol/feed/ 0 CHEVY MENCS AT BRISTOL TWO: Kyle Larson Wins the Pole at Bristol http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/17/chevy-mencs-at-bristol-two-kyle-larson-wins-the-pole-at-bristol/ http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/17/chevy-mencs-at-bristol-two-kyle-larson-wins-the-pole-at-bristol/#respond Sat, 18 Aug 2018 01:00:34 +0000 http://www.speedwaymedia.com/?p=138883 Kyle Larson stole the show in qualifying for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway with a fast lap of 15.015 seconds, 127.792 mph in his No. 42 DC Solar Camaro ZL1, and will start from the pole position in Saturday evening’s 500-lap race. The feat marked Larson’s seventh pole in 171 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races and his first pole at the half-mile short track. It was also Chevrolet’s 699th pole win in NASCAR’s premier racing series.]]> http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/17/chevy-mencs-at-bristol-two-kyle-larson-wins-the-pole-at-bristol/feed/ 0 CHEVY MENCS AT BRISTOL TWO: Post Qualifying Notes and Quotes http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/17/chevy-mencs-at-bristol-two-post-qualifying-notes-and-quotes-2/ http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/17/chevy-mencs-at-bristol-two-post-qualifying-notes-and-quotes-2/#respond Sat, 18 Aug 2018 00:59:05 +0000 http://www.speedwaymedia.com/?p=138881 CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 9 KELLEY BLUE BOOK CAMARO ZL1 – Qualified 2nd - HOW CLOSE WAS YOUR LAP IN WHAT YOU WERE LOOKING FOR? “It was close. It wasn’t perfect. But I got through (Turns) 1 and 2 pretty good and maybe gave up a little bit in (Turns) 3 and 4. But I mean, heck, two-hundredths of a second. I don’t really know how to characterize that. But, I just hate we couldn’t grab a pole. We put a lot of effort into it. Our KKB Chevrolet was fast today and if there was ever a place still, with these closer segment times on pit road, that you want that first pit box, this is it. So, that would have been big. But, we’ll go get it from second.”]]> http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/17/chevy-mencs-at-bristol-two-post-qualifying-notes-and-quotes-2/feed/ 0 CHEVY MENCS AT BRISTOL 2: Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott Sweep Qualifying – Front Row Quick Quotes http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/17/chevy-mencs-at-bristol-2-kyle-larson-and-chase-elliott-sweep-qualifying-front-row-quick-quotes/ http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/17/chevy-mencs-at-bristol-2-kyle-larson-and-chase-elliott-sweep-qualifying-front-row-quick-quotes/#respond Sat, 18 Aug 2018 00:25:52 +0000 http://www.speedwaymedia.com/?p=138879 KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 DC SOLAR CAMARO ZL1 – Pole Winner: THAT QUALIFYING SESSION WAS REALLY TIGHT “Yeah, the top 5 was tight. I saw William (Byron) run his .04 there before I went out and I thought man, that’s going to be tough to beat. And, I would have never thought that three other guys would have squeezed in between him and me."]]> http://www.speedwaymedia.com/2018/08/17/chevy-mencs-at-bristol-2-kyle-larson-and-chase-elliott-sweep-qualifying-front-row-quick-quotes/feed/ 0