William Byron Needs One More Clutch Moment

Byron is in need of another clutch moment after mediocre results in two of three NASCAR Cup Series playoff races in the Round of 16.
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – SEPTEMBER 12: William Byron, driver of the No. 24 Liberty University Chevrolet, waits on the grid prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway on September 12, 2020, in Richmond, Virginia. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

William Byron needs one more clutch moment after mediocre results in two of three NASCAR Cup Series playoff races in the Round of 16.

The buzzer-beater basket; The go-ahead field goal as time expires; the walk-off home run; These are the clutch moments in sports that are the reason people watch and look forward to seeing. 

In the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway, 22-year-old William Byron pulled off NASCAR’s version of that moment.  Byron entered the race in a tight battle with Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson and Wood Brothers Racing’s Matt DiBenedetto for the final two playoff spots. In Byron’s Daytona clutch moment, he not only advances to the playoffs but he scores his first career NASCAR Cup Series victory.

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Matt DiBenedetto is Set to Make his First Playoff Appearance

Matt DiBenedetto is set to make his first NASCAR Cup Series playoff appearance at Darlington Raceway on Sunday, September 6th.

Matt DiBenedetto is set to make his first NASCAR Cup Series playoff appearance at Darlington Raceway on Sunday, September 6th.

As the checkered flag was falling on the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway last Saturday night, one driver most certainly was breathing a huge sigh of relief.  Matt DiBenedetto, the driver of the No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford is in the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs.  In his post-race interview, he talks about how mentally exhausting the pressure cooker of a race was for him.

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Daytona, Gateway NASCAR Race Review with Hot Topics on Fan4Racing Radio

Dover, Colorado NASCAR Race Review is presented by host Sharon Burton and co-host Andy Laskey. Join us for the smartest race talk around! Then stick around for Hot Topics Sound Off with the Fan4Racing crew!

Our guest in this episode…

NASCAR Xfinity Series driver, Joe Graf Jr. with SS Greenlight Racing is RESCHEDULING to next week Tuesday, Sept 8th.

This episode centers around the Daytona International Speedway for the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series, along with the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck, and ARCA Menards Series at WWT Raceway at Gateway. We’ll also give a few updates with the ARCA East and West with post-race audio as time allows.

The Agenda

  • First, we review the ARCA Menards Series and NASCAR Truck Series at Gateway
  • Next, we review the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Daytona
  • Then, we review the NASCAR Cup Series at Daytona.
  • Next is Hot Topics Sound Off with our Fan4Racing Crew.

As always…Thanks for listening!

Byron Earns Ticket to Playoffs, DiBenedetto Clinches Final Spot

Byron earns ticket to playoffs after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway.
DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – AUGUST 29: William Byron, driver of the #24 Liberty University Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway on August 29, 2020 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Byron earns ticket to playoffs after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway.

With his NASCAR Cup Series Playoff hopes on the line, Hendrick Motorsports’ driver William Byron earned his first career victory Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway in the Coke Zero Sugar 400 regular-season finale.

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Justin Haley Gets Second Win in Wild Daytona Finish

Justin Haley gets second win in the Xfinity Series with a wild finish in the Wawa 250 on Friday night at Daytona International Speedway.
DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – AUGUST 28: Justin Haley, driver of the No. 11 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series Wawa 250 Powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway on August 28, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Florida. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Justin Haley gets second win in the Xfinity Series with a wild finish in the Wawa 250 on Friday night at Daytona International Speedway.

Teamwork was the buzz word of the night for the Wawa 250 Powered by Coca-Cola NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway. But, ultimately, it came down to team members aggressively deciding the win amongst themselves instead of a team versus team surge for the checkered flag.

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Daytona, Gateway NASCAR Weekend Preview with Hot Topics Sound Off on Fan4Racing Radio

Daytona, Gateway NASCAR Weekend Preview is presented by host Sharon Burton along with Hot Topics Sound Off with the Fan4Racing crew!

Daytona, Gateway NASCAR Weekend Preview is presented by host Sharon Burton and co-host Jay Husmann. Join us as rev up NASCAR fans for the upcoming weekend of racing. Then stick around for Hot Topics Sound Off with co-host Andy Laskey and the Fan4Racing crew! 

Our guest in this episode…

Zane Smith

NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series driver with GMS Racing

The Agenda

This episode centers around Daytona International Speedway for the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series, along with the Gander RV & Outdoors, ARCA Menards Series, and  ARCA East at WWT Raceway at Gateway.  We’ll also give a few updates from the ARCA West along with pre-race audio from drivers as time permits.

  • First, we preview the ARCA Menards Series and ARCA East along with the Truck Series at Gateway.
  • Next, our guest Zane Smith joins the conversation to help us preview the Truck race.
  • Next, our preview continues with the NASCAR Xfinity and Cup Series at Daytona.
  • Then, it’s Hot Topics Sound Off with the Fan4Racing Crew.

As always…Thanks for listening!

Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick Show Doubleheader Dominance at Dover

Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick make gains to their wins total in the doubleheader Drydene 311 this weekend at Dover International Speedway.
Denny Hamlin, driver of the No. 11, and Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 in the NASCAR Cup Series earn victories in the Drydene 311 doubleheader at Dover International Speedway on August 22nd and 23rd, 2020. Photos by Getty Images

Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick make gains to their wins total in the doubleheader Drydene 311 this weekend at Dover International Speedway.

The NASCAR Cup Series have their last doubleheader weekend at Dover International Speedway this weekend. Before the weekend, there are three races left in the regular season, with two races at Dover, and the last race of the season at Daytona International Speedway next weekend. For drivers on the cusp of the playoff bubble, many look to Dover as the place to secure their spot. However, after Dover, the playoff competition is tighter than anyone expected.

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Post-Daytona Road Course NASCAR Cup Series Power Ranking

Post-Daytona Road Course Power Ranking is for the NASCAR Cup Series after their inaugural race the Go Bowling 235 on the road course at Daytona International Speedway.
DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – AUGUST 16: Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, drives during the NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling 235 at Daytona International Speedway on August 16, 2020 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

Post-Daytona Road Course Power Ranking is for the NASCAR Cup Series after their inaugural race the Go Bowling 235 on the road course at Daytona International Speedway.

As if 2020 isn’t already unpredictable enough, imagine how Kevin Harvick was feeling leading the field into the sharp left-handed first turn at the Daytona Road Course on Sunday. While the race didn’t necessarily bring the insanity people were expecting after wreck-filled Xfinity and Truck Series races, the track did give an exhibition of driver skill in its first Cup Series Daytona Road Course event. Chase Elliott grabbed a huge win, his second of the season, and a few drivers picked up some big points in the race as well. 

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Chase Elliott Makes History with First-Ever Daytona Road Course Cup Series Win

Chase Elliott makes history in the NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling 235 by winning the series' first-ever race on the Daytona Road Course at Daytona International Speedway.
DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – AUGUST 16: Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, crosses the finish line to win the NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling 235 at Daytona International Speedway on August 16, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Florida. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Chase Elliott makes history in the NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling 235 by winning the series’ first-ever race on the Daytona Road Course at Daytona International Speedway.

Adding a wrinkle to the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series schedule, NASCAR decided to race at the Daytona Road Course instead of racing at Watkins Glen because of COVID 19 limitations. For the first time, the NASCAR Cup Series raced the infield road course within the superspeedway oval.

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Elliott Holds Off Hamlin to Win First Cup Race at Daytona Road Course

Elliott holds off Hamlin to win the NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling 235 on the series' inaugural race on the Daytona Road Course at Daytona International Speedway.
DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – AUGUST 16: Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling 235 at Daytona International Speedway on August 16, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Florida. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Elliott holds off Hamlin to win the NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling 235 on the series’ inaugural race on the Daytona Road Course at Daytona International Speedway.

No practice, no qualifying, new course. No problem for Hendrick Motorsport’s driver Chase Elliott.

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