Last Sunday was meant to be an exciting day of NASCAR at Atlanta, however, due to the Coronavirus scare that was not to be. All of the race events would be suspended at Atlanta Motor Speedway and also the following weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Instead, a replacement race of sorts was assembled by both iRacing and NASCAR to fill the void left by the missed action. It would be broadcast live by Podium eSports on the popular streaming service Twitch. Continue reading →
First off, I would like to wish Ryan Newman a speedy recovery and I hope to see him at the track as soon as possible. This week the NASCAR Xfinity Series heads to Las Vegas for the Boyd Gaming 300. Just like the Daytona 500, the Boyd Gaming 300 does not look good weather-wise. Most likely qualifying will get rained out so the field will be set by points. I’ll be giving you the driver I think will dominate the race, a couple of contenders, and an underdog that will surprise people with a strong run.
Denny Hamlin’s second straight Daytona 500 win, would come down to a photo finish, between both himself and Ryan Blaney. This was the second closest finish in Daytona history, the closest, in fact, being in 2016 when Hamlin would beat out Martin Truex Jr. by 0.010 seconds. Chris Buescher, David Ragan, Kevin Harvick, Clint Bowyer, Brendan Gaughan, Corey Lajoie, Ryan Newman, and Kyle Larson would fill out the top 10.
After a wreck-filled Busch Clash last weekend, in which Erik Jones would manage to push his torn up Camry to victory thanks to an assist from teammate Denny Hamlin. It is now time to kick off a brand spanking new season with the Super Bowl of Nascar events the Daytona 500. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will start on pole, opposite Alex Bowman, as they were the two lone drivers to have qualified early.
So without further ado, let’s delve into the driver options for this upcoming Daytona. I’ve broken down, the selections between high salary drivers and value plays. Continue reading →
NASCAR season is back. Well not officially until the Daytona 500 but this weekend we get the Clash. The Clash is an exhibition race and consists of 2019 NASCAR pole winners, past Clash champions, past Daytona 500 winners, and past Daytona 500 pole winners. They also had to have completed the full schedule in the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series. The race is only 75 laps and the winner gets bragging rights and cash.
Needing to get one of the last two spots, Denny Hamlin would put on a very decisive performance in Phoenix. Earning himself the victory along with a seat at the Final Four table in Homestead. Hamlin had one of the quickest cars all day, topping most laps led with 143.