Eddie Lopes's Articles – March 2021 Archive (11)

Logano holds off Stenhouse in OT for Bristol Dirt Track win

On the restart, Hamlin went high in Turns 1 and 2 hoping to gain momentum for a pass for the lead but couldn’t make any progress. Martin Truex Jr., who was running third, also drifted high but with a flat tire that sent him falling back through the field.

That left Ricky Stenhouse Jr. as Logano’s only serious…


Added by Eddie Lopes on March 29, 2021 at 8:04pm — No Comments

Ryan Blaney passes Larson late, captures Atlanta Cup win

Larson took both stage victories and led a race-high 269 of 325 laps but a 56-lap run on tires at Atlanta Motor Speedway is pushing their limits and as the laps wound down, Blaney’s No. 12 Ford appeared to gain ground quickly.

With eight laps remaining and as Larson and Blaney both approached the lapped car of Joey Logano, Blaney dove to the…


Added by Eddie Lopes on March 21, 2021 at 7:39pm — No Comments

Kyle Busch dominant in NASCAR Truck win at Atlanta

Busch dominated Saturday’s Fr8 Auctions 200, leading 102 of the 130 laps and cruised to victory over Austin Hill by more than 4 seconds to win the Truck Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

The only thing Busch didn’t do was collect the stage wins – his teammate John Hunter Nemechek passed on the final lap of the first two stages to collect…


Added by Eddie Lopes on March 20, 2021 at 6:18pm — No Comments

Two NASCAR Cup Series crew chiefs suspended for lug nut issues

This week, NASCAR handed out $70,000 in fines for lug nut violations, resulting in the suspensions of two Cup Series crew chiefs.

The crew chiefs of Kurt Busch (Chip Ganassi Racing), Kyle Busch (Joe Gibbs Racing) and William Byron (Hendrick Motorsports) were all fined $10,000 for one improperly installed lug nut.…


Added by Eddie Lopes on March 16, 2021 at 8:28pm — No Comments

Truex joins KBM for Truck race at Bristol Dirt Track

Although he wasn’t planning to make the announcement Sunday following his first Cup win of the season at Phoenix Raceway, Truex ended up confirming his entry in the race after he was told one of his sponsors promoted his appearance in an Instagram post.

“Damn, they spilled the beans? Okay, yeah, we are,” Truex said. “We’re going to run the…


Added by Eddie Lopes on March 16, 2021 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Two Cup teams to be without crew chief at Atlanta for penalties

The teams of Brad Keselowski and Daniel Suarez will be without their crew…


Added by Eddie Lopes on March 14, 2021 at 9:33pm — No Comments

Truex snaps winless streak, bests Logano at Phoenix

Joey Logano was first off pit road on the race’s final pit stops but on a restart with 25 of 312 laps remaining, Truex powered to the outside of Logano and grabbed the lead through Turns 1 and 2.

The race remained caution-free from there and Truex held off Logano by 1.698 seconds at the finish.

Truex had a difficult start in the first…


Added by Eddie Lopes on March 14, 2021 at 7:16pm — No Comments

Two Hendrick Motorsports cars among three to start at rear for Phoenix Cup race

The cars of Kyle Larson and William Byron are among three cars that will start at the rear of the field for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Instacart 500 (3:30 p.m. on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) after failing pre-race inspection two times Saturday night.

Cody Ware’s No. 51 Petty Ware Racing Chevrolet will also have to go to the…


Added by Eddie Lopes on March 13, 2021 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Austin Cindric repeats Phoenix Xfinity win after wild restart

Cindric dominated much of Saturday’s race, leading 119 of 200 laps, but a wreck by Alex Labbe set up a two-lap dash to the checkered flag – a very similar position to how he won his inaugural series championship at this race last November.

This time, Cindric was successful again, fending off Justin Allgaier Daniel Hemric on the restart and as…


Added by Eddie Lopes on March 13, 2021 at 8:35pm — No Comments

Shiplett, SHR No. 41 crew chief, suspended for lug-nut violation at Las Vegas

NASCAR issued penalties to six Cup Series teams Tuesday for lug-nut infractions, including a one-race suspension for Stewart-Haas Racing crew chief Mike Shiplett after last weekend’s events at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The SHR No. 41 Ford driven by Cole Custer was found with two unsecured lug nuts after Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 at the Nevada…


Added by Eddie Lopes on March 9, 2021 at 6:35pm — No Comments

Kyle Larson and Hendrick Motorsports win big in Las Vegas

In just his fourth start since being suspended most of the 2020 Cup Series season, Larson took control of a wild race on Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and cruised to victory in the Pennzoil 400.

Larson, 28, was fired from his Chip Ganassi Racing No. 42 team last April for using a racial slur during the broadcast of an…


Added by Eddie Lopes on March 7, 2021 at 8:59pm — No Comments



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