Eddie Lopes's Articles – October 2018 Archive (22)

Joey Logano knocks Truex out of way to win at Martinsville

After a furious battle with Martin Truex Jr., Logano bumped Truex out of the way on the last lap and hung on to win Sunday’s First Data 500.…


Added by Eddie Lopes on October 28, 2018 at 6:33pm — No Comments

Martin Truex Jr. to start at rear at Martinsville

Martin Truex Jr. will start at the rear of the 40-car field for today’s playoff race (2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN) at Martinsville Speedway after his car failed inspection.

His car was one of seven that failed inspection Sunday morning.

Cars were impounded after Saturday’s qualifying and inspected Sunday morning. Any car that failed inspection the first time had its…


Added by Eddie Lopes on October 28, 2018 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Hendrick Motorsports reveals Jimmie Johnson’s sponsor for 2019-20

Ally Financial will serve as the primary sponsor for seven-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson’s car for all 38 races in 2019 and 2020, Hendrick Motorsports announced Sunday on NBCSN.

Ally Financial, which will be on Johnson’s car for the 36 points races and two non-points races, replaces Lowe’s, which had been…


Added by Eddie Lopes on October 28, 2018 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Kyle Busch tops Clint Bowyer for Martinsville Cup pole

Running multiple laps in the final five-minute round of knockout qualifying on Saturday, Busch was able to knock Clint Bowyer from the top spot and won the pole for Sunday’s First Data 500 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.

Busch ended up with an average lap speed of 96.254 mph, which was the fastest lap…


Added by Eddie Lopes on October 27, 2018 at 8:25pm — No Comments

Johnny Sauter triumphs in truck race at Martinsville

Johnny Sauter swept both stages and won Saturday at Martinsville Speedway, advancing to the championship round of the Camping World Truck Series.

It’s Sauter’s sixth victory of the season and the 23rd of his career. He is vying for his second truck championship after winning the 2016 title.

“Just so proud of everybody,” Sauter, who started eighth and led a race-high 148 of 200 laps, told FS1. “It’s a good day to be in a Chevrolet. Pit stops were awesome.…


Added by Eddie Lopes on October 27, 2018 at 4:30pm — No Comments

No. 21 Xfinity Series team issued L1-level penalty post-Kansas

NASCAR penalized the No. 21 Richard Childress Racing team in the NASCAR Xfinity Series following last weekend’s action at Kansas Speedway, with part of the impact being a points reduction that would drop driver Daniel Hemric from first place to second in the playoff standings.

The No. 21, driven by Hemric to a second-place finish, was found to be too low in post-race inspection and received an L1-level penalty for violating Section in the NASCAR Rule Book…


Added by Eddie Lopes on October 24, 2018 at 8:47pm — No Comments

Supercars says NASCAR demo was a 'massive hit'

DJR Team Penske dusted off the Joey Logano race-winning Ford Fusion that resides in its museum for a series of demos across the Gold Coast weekend, Supercars stars Fabian Coulthard and Scott McLaughlin taking the wheel of the Cup-spec stock car.…


Added by Eddie Lopes on October 24, 2018 at 7:10pm — No Comments

Scott Graves to be Ryan Newman’s crew chief at Roush Fenway Racing

Roush Fenway Racing confirmed Tuesday that Scott Graves will be Ryan Newman‘s crew chief next season on the No. 6 Cup team.

Graves had been the crew chief for Daniel Suarez this season…


Added by Eddie Lopes on October 23, 2018 at 8:10pm — No Comments

Chase Elliott snags Kansas win; four more playoff drivers eliminated

Chase Elliott felt the pressure in the closing laps, but emerged victorious at Kansas as the playoff field was cut from 12 down to eight.

Elliott held off Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson in the final laps to score his third career win, collecting them all in the last 11 races. He led 44 of 267 laps and crossed the finish line 0.903 seconds clear of Busch.…


Added by Eddie Lopes on October 21, 2018 at 5:38pm — No Comments

John Hunter Nemechek earns first Xfinity win in wild Kansas race

Nemechek took the lead for the final time with 30 of 200 laps remaining and cruised to a more than five-second win over Daniel Hemric in Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway.

The win is the first for Nemechek in the series in his 15th start. He has been running a partial schedule with Chip Ganassi Racing this season in the No. 42 Chevrolet.

The win also comes at the site of his father, Joe Nemechek’s, final…


Added by Eddie Lopes on October 20, 2018 at 6:35pm — No Comments

Joey Logano beats Harvick and Almirola for Kansas pole

Joey Logano led a train of five Fords at the top of the time sheets in qualifying for Sunday's NASCAR Cup race at Kansas Speedway.

For Logano, the 191.646mph lap was his 20th career pole and his first of the 2018 season.

"They did a great job preparing this Ford," he said afterwards. "It unloaded with good speed…


Added by Eddie Lopes on October 19, 2018 at 8:52pm — No Comments

NASCAR's Bowyer "blown away" by F1 visit

NASCAR star Clint Bowyer says he was blown away by his first sight of Formula 1 technology in Austin on Thursday.

Bowyer, who was at COTA as a guest of Haas F1 and mutual sponsor Peak, has been driving for Stewart-Haas Racing in the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series since the start of 2017 - and remains in the hunt for this year's championship.…

Added by Eddie Lopes on October 18, 2018 at 8:38pm — No Comments

Kyle Larson's playoff hopes take hit as NASCAR issues L1 penalty

Kyle Larson faces a must-win situation heading into the elimination race at Kansas Speedway following an L1 penalty issued by NASCAR on Wednesday.

Larson salvaged an 11th-place finish at Talladega Superspeedway despite a difficult weekend, but that seems to be all for naught now.…


Added by Eddie Lopes on October 17, 2018 at 7:22pm — No Comments

Lilly Diabetes to end Roush Fenway Racing sponsorship

Lilly Diabetes, which has partnered with Roush Fenway Racing since the 2013 NASCAR Xfinity Series season with Ryan Reed, will cease their sponsorship at the conclusion of 2018.

"For the past five years, we have been fortunate to have had a wonderful partnership with Ryan Reed and Roush Fenway Racing," a release from Lilly Diabetes read. "Together, we have increased awareness among NASCAR fans about the importance of managing diabetes and have…


Added by Eddie Lopes on October 15, 2018 at 6:48pm — No Comments

Kurt Busch criticizes NASCAR for "two missed calls" at finish

Kurt Busch, who was leading Talladega at the white flag, ended up 14th in the finishing order after running out of fuel.

Busch had led 108 of 188 laps before running out in the final corner of the race, handing the race win to Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Aric Almirola.

"Yeah I was trying to use all the information I could with my guys telling me about how the other teammates were lifting, what their fuel mileage looked like and then you don't…


Added by Eddie Lopes on October 14, 2018 at 7:56pm — No Comments

Aric Almirola ends winless streak with dramatic Talladega win

Aric Almirola, in his first season at SHR, took the lead on the final lap of Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway when his teammate and race leader Kurt Busch ran out of fuel and hung on for his first victory of the season.…


Added by Eddie Lopes on October 14, 2018 at 5:52pm — 1 Comment

Leavine Family Racing signs DiBenedetto, switches to Toyota for 2019

In an announcement Wednesday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C., LFR said it had hired DiBenedetto to drive for its No. 95 team next season.

LFR will also switch from the Chevrolet camp to Toyota beginning with the 2019 season. The partnership with Toyota…


Added by Eddie Lopes on October 10, 2018 at 7:34pm — No Comments

Previous NASCAR Cup / Breaking news Jimmie Johnson and crew chief Chad Knaus to end 17 year relationship

Hendrick Motorsports announced on Wednesday that seven-time Cup series champion Jimmie Johnson will have a new crew chief of his No. 48 Chevrolet team beginning next season, ending his nearly 17-year relationship with Chad Knaus.

Knaus will move to the No. 24 team in 2019 and assume crew chief duties with current rookie William Byron. Knaus will replace Darian Grubb,…


Added by Eddie Lopes on October 10, 2018 at 6:22pm — No Comments

Kasey Kahne will not return due to health concerns

Kahne, 38, announced Tuesday he has not been medically cleared to compete for the remainder of the 2018 season following a test he underwent in the car at Charlotte Motor Speedway last week.

He has sat out of Leavine Family Racing’ No. 95 Chevrolet since Darlington dealing with heat exhaustion issues. That means Kahne’s NASCAR’s career is over as he previously announced he would step away from fulltime NASCAR competition at the end of the…


Added by Eddie Lopes on October 9, 2018 at 10:10pm — 1 Comment

Chase Elliott takes first oval win in dramatic finish at Dover

Some late-race dramatics and a decision not to pit put Elliott in the lead and he held off Denny Hamlin in overtime to win Sunday’s Gander Outdoors 400 at Dover (Del.) International Speedway.

Joey Logano ended up third, Erik Jones fourth and Kurt Busch completed the…


Added by Eddie Lopes on October 7, 2018 at 5:57pm — 1 Comment



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