Ryan Preece’s short-lived, but ambitious 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series schedule began three weeks ago at his de facto home track, New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Austin Dillon topped the chart in first XFINITY Series practice at Bristol Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 2 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 15.570 123.237 mph.
But since the drivers are now questioning it, it's time for us to reevaluate our position and work with the community on looking at possibly different ways to enforce the pit road rules. The teams are obviously pushing harder than they ever have in this area, and it's time for us to take a look at it. But we'll do that as an industry.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will serve as a guest analyst during the Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona on Feb. 18, FS1 announced on Race Hub Thursday. The Hendrick Motorsports driver will join full-time FOX analysts Darrell Waltrip, Mike Joy and former teammate Jeff Gordon in the broadcast booth.
MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Kyle Larson topped the chart in first Sprint Cup Series practice at Martinsville Speedway. The driver of the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 19.289 and a speed of 98.170 mph.
BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Kyle Busch topped the chart in first Sprint Cup Series practice at Bristol Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 14.878 and a speed of 128.969 mph.
A day-long slate of inclement weather didn’t dampen the fun for race fans who partied in the rain on Friday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but showers pushed back the exciting Sprint Showdown and the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 to a Saturday showcase of races that will conclude at night with the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, the biggest all-star event in sports.
Denny Hamlin captured the pole for the 2016 Federated Auto Parts 400 after turning a lap of 122.344 mph. Hamlin, who was born in nearby Chesterfield, Virginia, took risks by going out first in the final two rounds and ended up beating the more conservative teams that waited until the last few minutes.