Race Weekend Central

Tracking the Trucks: Johnny Sauter Scores 3rd 2018 Victory at Charlotte

(Photo: Rusty Jarrett / NKP)

In a Nutshell: Johnny Sauter scored his third win in seven races this season when he beat Kyle Busch to the checkered flag by 1.34 seconds to win Friday night’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. “Today we had a good truck in practice, but obviously the adjustments Joe (Shear, crew chief) …

Read more

Daniel Hemric Returning to Truck Series at Charlotte

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Daniel Hemric is returning to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Young’s Motorsports announced Wednesday (May 16) that Hemric will drive the team’s No. 20 truck when the series heads to Charlotte Motor Speedway this Friday, May 18. “I am really excited to have Daniel in our truck this week at Charlotte,” team president Tyler …

Read more

Justin Allgaier Hold Off Teammate to Win OneMain Financial 200, Dash 4 Cash Bonus at Dover

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

Justin Allgaier picked up his first win of the 2018 XFINITY Series season in Saturday’s OneMain Financial 200 at Dover International Speedway. The JR Motorsports driver led the most laps – 104 – and held off a late charge by teammate Elliott Sadler to win by 0.306 seconds. Allgaier also earned the $100,000 Dash 4 …

Read more

Daniel Hemric Wins Pole Award for the Spark Energy 300 at Talladega

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Daniel Hemric has had quite the past eight days. One week ago, Hemric made his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut at Richmond Raceway, and Saturday afternoon (April 28), he won the pole award for the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. Hemric’s speed of 189.402 mph was enough to earn the top spot, marking …

Read more

Couch Potato Tuesday: Richmond Brings More FOX Side-by-Side Action

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Richmond Raceway put on two fairly different races last weekend.  One was going to be one of the fastest Cup races ever at Richmond until a series of late cautions.  The other was not quite as clean. Toyota Owners 400 Last weekend’s races were moved back to nighttime in response to fan input.  Well, it’s …

Read more

Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kyle Busch Overcomes Deep Starting Position for 3rd Straight Win

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Who’s in the headline To start the season, Kyle Busch couldn’t get over the hump to move from second to first. After three runner-up finishes and a third-place result, he has now reeled off three straight victories. Busch is now tied with Kevin Harvick for the most wins in the series. Joey Logano looked like …

Read more

XFINITY Breakdown: Christopher Bell Gets First Victory of 2018, Noah Gragson Shines

(Photo: Harrelson Photography Inc.)

In what was a rather entertaining race, Friday night’s ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway came down to a duo of Joe Gibbs Racing teammates duking it out until the very last corner for the victory. Christopher Bell had a stout car, leading 120 laps, and all but a few in the final stage. However, he …

Read more

4 Burning Questions: How Have the Short Tracks Been So Far in 2018?

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

What does Daniel Hemric’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut in the No. 8 mean for NASCAR? Simple: It means another racer has worked his way up into a good ride for their Cup Series audition. Daniel Hemric was strong for NTS Motorsports in the Camping World Truck Series, finishing seventh in points in 2015. …

Read more

Beyond the Cockpit: Daniel Hemric Looking Ahead to Cup Debut at Richmond

(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker / NKP)

Daniel Hemric made his NASCAR debut in the Camping World Truck Series at Martinsville Speedway in 2013. After starting 16th, he suffered a transmission leak that derailed his chance to show his abilities. He ultimately finished 32nd, 60 laps off the pace. A second start a couple races later yielded a better result of 13th …

Read more

NASCAR Rescinds Penalty on Daniel Hemric, Will be Dash 4 Cash Eligible at Richmond

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Hours before the scheduled start of Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway, it was the sport’s XFINITY Series making headlines. Upon completion of yesterday’s Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300, it was announced Daniel Hemric and the No. 21 Richard Childress Racing team failed post-race inspection (mechanical measurements). The L1 level penalty made …

Read more

Sign up for the Frontstretch Newsletter

A daily email update (Monday through Friday) providing racing news, commentary, features, and information from Frontstretch.com