Don’t worry, we didn’t have to wait too long for some more NASCAR DFS. NASCAR’s new schedule due to COVID-19 has allowed them to experiment with some mid-week races. The cars and drivers are right back to Darlington for the second cup race in four days. Sunday’s race was great and we saw Kevin Harvick ultimately end up winning the race. Just like Sunday’s race, there will be no practice or qualifying. Instead, the lineup will be set by having drivers who finished 1-20 in Sunday’s race inverted. Followed by drivers 21-40 who will start where they finished Sunday. Let’s dive right into my top drivers for Wednesday night’s race.
Another week, another Pro Invitational win for William Byron. This win at Dover is Byron’s third in the past four weeks, throwing out the sixth-place finish at virtual Talladega. A pass on the inside with eight laps to go gave Byron the lead. Christopher Bell would manage to move himself up to the second position, and with just one lap left to go Bell was pressing hard. He was able to get to within a quarter of a second on Byron, before the No. 24 car captured another hard fought eNASCAR victory.
Week three of the NASCAR Cup Series is upon us. The drivers stay out west this weekend and head out to Fontana, California. The track is Auto Club Speedway and the race will be 200 laps. The track is wide enough to go five wide, and I expect it to be a hectic race. Below I will be providing my dominator, some contenders, and some underdog drivers.
It was a Daytona 500 that offered plenty of memories, including a photo-finish victory by Denny Hamlin, along with a visit by President Trump to kick the new season off. Good news on the Ryan Newman front. Two days after being involved in that scary wreck on Monday, with people waiting for any good news. Newman was walking out of the hospital hand in hand with his two children. It was announced this week, Ross Chastain will fill in for Newman while he completes his recovery.
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.
Martin Truex Jr picked up a victory for the first time at a short track in his 14 full-time seasons in the Monster Energy series, snapping an 80 race winless streak. Truex held off a strong chase down from Joey Logano over the final three laps to win Saturday night at Richmond. He had grabbed the lead with 79 laps remaining and held on from there on out, finishing with a race-high 186 laps led.