Bowyer Hit With L-1 Penalty Following Improper TV Camera Infraction From Martinsville

NASCAR competition officials announced penalties Wednesday from last weekend’s events at Martinsville Speedway, including an L1-level infraction for the Stewart-Haas Racing No. 14 team for driver Clint Bowyer. Race officials determined that the SHR No. 14 Ford team was in violation of Section 20.18.5.2 in the NASCAR Rule Book, a section that relates to the TV video package. If teams are not carrying an in-car camera for a given week, they must mount a simulated weight that makes up the difference. That TV package simulated weight did not meet NASCAR…

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Kyle Busch Stamps His Name Into The Championship 4 With Last Lap Pass and Win at Martinsville

For the third straight season, Kyle Busch will race for a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. Busch, took the checkered flag first in Sunday’s wild First Data 500 at the Martinsville Speedway, as the win in the opening race of the Round of 8 automatically puts Busch into the Championship 4. But, despite leading a race-high 184 of the 505 laps on Sunday afternoon, the fifth victory of the season for Busch didn’t necessarily come easy. In fact, if not for some late race drama,…

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Bowyer Looking For Win at Hometown Track, Says Win Here Just As Big As Daytona

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to the Kansas Speedway this weekend for the Hollywood Casino 400 (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN). It’s the last race of the second round of the Cup playoffs, meaning this Sunday’s race has a ton of importance on it. But, for one driver, this weekend’s race on the 1.5-mile track is as meaningful as any other on the 36 race schedule. For Clint Bowyer, he’d love nothing more than to win a Cup race at Kansas. The reason? It’s his home track. Bowyer, 38, grew…

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All 4 SHR Cars Make The Final Round Of Bank of America 500 (2 p.m. ET/NBC/PRN) Qualifying

Concord, NC – It appears that Ford may have something for the Toyota’s this weekend at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Yes, Toyota cars will have three of the top four starters in Sunday’s Bank of America 500 (2 p.m. ET/NBC/PRN), but Ford will also have four cars in the first four rows themselves. In fact, three of those four Fords belong to Stewart-Haas Racing. Even further, for the first time all season, all four SHR Fords made it to the third and final round of Coors Light Pole Award qualifying as…

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Hamlin Earns Bank of America 500 Pole (2 p.m. ET/NBC/PRN) Kenseth To Start 2nd

Concord, NC – Last week, Toyota put five cars in the top six of the starting lineup for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover. This weekend, they will take three of the top four starting spots. Denny Hamlin powered his No. 11 Toyota to the pole for Sunday’s Bank of America 500 (2 p.m. ET/NBC/PRN), as the Joe Gibbs Racing driver qualified with a speed of 191.598 mph in the third and final round of Coors Light Pole Award qualifying. 

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Good Nights for Playoff Bubble Drivers Bayne/Jones, Gap Becomes Wider Still

Bristol, TN – Erik Jones came away with his best career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series finish with a runner-up on Saturday night at the Bristol Motor Speedway. He led a race-high 260 of the 500 laps in tonight’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol and also earned his first career pole position this weekend. Unfortunately, he finished second. That wasn’t what he needed for a playoff run, as he’s now 126 points out of the final playoff spot. With just two races to go in the regular season,…

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Hamlin Leads Opening Cup Practice at Bristol, Ryan Blaney Tops Final Practice

Bristol, TN – Earlier this week, Denny Hamlin welcomed the birth of his second child into the world. Perfect timing too. He didn’t have to miss any race time and the race this weekend isn’t too far from his North Carolina home. Plus, out of the gates, Hamlin was quickest in the opening of two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice sessions from the Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway this weekend. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver topped the speed charts on Friday morning with a lap around the .533-mile high banked Tennessee…

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