Chase Elliott wins the first-ever NASCAR Cup Series Grand Prix at COTA in Austin, Texas in a weather-shorten race on Sunday afternoon.
For the first time, Circuit of the Americas hosted a NASCAR Cup Series Event. A new circuit for teams to challenge themselves to understand. With this being a new test on the season, teams were granted practice and qualifying as preparation for Sunday’s race. Despite all of this, Sunday afternoon proved to be difficult for many.
The Pre-Dover Power Ranking comes after their race at Darlington and before the Drydene 400 at Dover International Speedway on Sunday afternoon.
After the first 11 races of the season brought ten different winners, with plenty of unpredictable finishes, more of the same was expected at Darlington. Martin Truex Jr, however, decided to throw a wrench in the season’s plan. Truex put on an absolutely dominating performance, sweeping both stages and the race for his third victory of the season. His performance drew him closer to the top of the point standings for a new No. 1 in the power ranking for the first time in a long time.
Martin Truex Jr dominates at Darlington for this third victory this year in the NASCAR Cup Series Goodyear 400 on Sunday afternoon.
The NASCAR Cup Series schedule is introducing a second race at Darlington Raceway this year. The first race at ‘The Lady in Black’ was last Sunday for the Goodyear 400. This event also includes the throwback weekend, where drivers pay tribute to those of the past by sporting symbolic paint schemes from legends throughout the years. In recent years the event is during Labor Day weekend in September. This year the throwback weekend is returning to the more traditional Mother’s Day weekend. Whatever the date, the tribute is always a fun way of honoring NASCAR history.
Martin Truex Jr. wins a NASCAR Cup Series nail-biter at Darlington Raceway in the Goodyear 400 on Sunday afternoon.
DARLINGTON, S.C. – In the final stage of Sunday’s Goodyear 400, Kyle Larson turned a Martin Truex Jr. cakewalk into a study in suspense, but Larson couldn’t keep Truex out of Victory Lane in the 12th NASCAR Cup Series race of the season.
Alex Bowman denies Denny Hamlin a Richmond win in the NASCAR Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway on Sunday.
Richmond Raceway brings a wrap to the NASCAR Cup Series short track stretch. Richmond is always a tough track even for the best teams in the Cup Series. The 0.75-mile track causes a lot of inconsistencies for teams and drivers. One difference is that the spring race is typically in the afternoon, whereas the fall race is at night. The different times of the season and the time of the day forces drivers to adapt to a change in track temperature, which brings a change in grip level. Every race is a different story at Richmond Raceway.