Brian France responded to concerns regarding continual declines in ratings and attendance saying they "could always be better," but NASCAR is "pleased with where we're at."
Johnny Sauter continued Chevrolet’s winning tradition in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) by capturing his first Championship with a third-place finish in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Since the inception of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) in 1995, Chevrolet and Silverado have been competing for wins and championships. Sauter is the 13th NCWTS driver in Chevrolet’s storied history to take the Bowtie Brand to the Championship Stage.
AVONDALE, Ariz. – It was just another routine Saturday at Phoenix International Raceway for Kyle Busch. But nothing else in the Ticket Galaxy 200 was at all ordinary. All the drama unfolded behind Busch, as eight drivers scrambled for four positions in the NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase’s Championship 4 Round at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Kyle Busch topped the chart in final Sprint Cup Series practice at Phoenix International Raceway. The driver of the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 26.401 and a speed of 136.358 mph.
Martin Truex Jr. topped the chart in second Sprint Cup Series practice at Phoenix International Raceway. The driver of the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota was the fastest in the second practice session with a time of 26.573 and a speed of 135.476 mph.
When the engine in Byron’s No. 9 Toyota expired on Lap 141 of 150 – ending the championship run for the series’ most prolific winner this year – Kyle Busch Motorsports teammate Daniel Suarez took over the race lead and went on to score the first NCWTS victory of his career.