NASCAR fans seemed to have adopted Solo's attitude in response to Joe Gibbs Racing's strategy Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. The team has four drivers and three were guaranteed a spot in the third round of the playoffs if they simply stayed out of trouble at Talladega. Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth raced with a purpose, but it wasn't to win the race.
Posted on 24 October 2016 @ 10:08 pm
Joe Gibbs Racing used meticulous strategy when Denny Hamlin won the season-opening Daytona 500. To continue his championship chances, he was on his own. JGR used a split plan Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway, where three drivers lagged at the back of the field all day as Hamlin raced at the front to avoid elimination in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
Posted on 24 October 2016 @ 6:46 am
When an engine failure knocked title favorite Martin Truex Jr. from NASCAR's playoffs, the rest of the top contenders got a little bit of breathing room. Then Brad Keselowski suffered the same cruel elimination when his engine failed Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. There was suddenly a wide-open competition to earn the final transfer spots into the third round of the Chase, and Denny Hamlin and Austin Dillon raced a tense final two laps in overtime to fill the bracket.
Posted on 23 October 2016 @ 11:34 pm
Martin Truex Jr. showed up at Talladega Superspeedway determined to be at the front of the field and in control of his chances in NASCAR's playoffs. The run came after NASCAR confiscated a bolt from his Toyota, but Truex said he was not worried about ramifications to his Furniture Row Racing team.
Posted on 22 October 2016 @ 11:27 pm
Grant Enfinger's love of racing began as a fan at Talladega Superspeedway, where he made an annual trip as a child with his father and friends. Enfinger grabbed his first career NASCAR victory - at his home track, no less - by holding off the pack to win the Truck Series race Saturday at Talladega. Enfinger, from Fairhope, used a plan with his GMS Racing teammates to move to the front and led a race-high 45 laps to secure the win.
Posted on 22 October 2016 @ 9:53 pm
Chase Elliott has been inching toward his first career Sprint Cup victory all year, only to come up short time and time again. There have been five times this year that Elliott has finished second or third. Then a tire problem at Kansas dropped him to last in the Chase for the Sprint Cup standings and on the edge of elimination.
Posted on 21 October 2016 @ 9:47 pm
NASCAR will resurrect its series in Mexico behind new title sponsor PEAK, an automotive products company seeking to boost its profile. The rebranded NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series will mark its return with an exhibition race in Mexico City in December. The announcement Tuesday night in Mexico City was attended by Daniel Suarez, who used the series as a starting point that led to his current ride with Joe Gibbs Racing. Posted on 19 October 2016 @ 1:18 amSpeed TV - United States
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