It's short track racing under the lights, the way racing is meant to be, for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this weekend. The tour heads to Bristol Motor Speedway for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race on Saturday night. TV coverage will be provided by NBCSN.
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns to Michigan International Speedway on Sunday, Aug. 11 for the Consumers Energy 400. As you may recall, the track is two miles long, but this time the PJ1 traction compound was applied to the outer lane closest to the wall. Cars will be equipped with the lower horsepower, aero duct package.
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series hops back onto oval tracks with the Consumers Energy 400 from Michigan International Speedway on Sunday, Aug. 11. Just four regular-season races remain before the playoffs as NASCAR shifts to the mecca of America car manufacturing outside Detroit.
Eighteen races down, 18 races to go. The 2019 Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway kicks off the second half of NASCAR’s 36-race schedule, one of the longest in sports (February through November). Technically, just eight races remain in the regular season before the 10-race playoff kicks in to crown the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion.
The last time the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series visited Daytona International Speedway, the season-opening Daytona 500 turned into a game of Survivor. A series of late-race wrecks eliminated major contenders, including a surprising Matt DiBenedetto, and left the race sitting in Denny Hamlin's hands. Hamlin's second Daytona 500 victory came in his first race with new crew chief Chris Gabehart; it was also part of a 1-2-3 Joe Gibbs Racing finish.
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series jumps back off a road course detour this weekend, moving onto the 1.5-mile oval of Chicagoland Speedway for the running of the 2019 Camping World 400. The 17th event of the MENCS season is also the first for NBC, taking over TV coverage from FOX for the final four months of the year.
The first nine races of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season saw Chevrolet get shut out of Victory Lane. And make no mistake: it was the equivalent of a 9-0 shutout in Major League Baseball. Heading into Sunday's Gander RV 400, the Camaros may bring momentum but they're still recovering from getting their butts whipped everywhere outside the giant superspeedways.
Talladega Superspeedway is ready to rumble for a stock car milestone we haven’t seen in over 30 years: a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race without restrictor plates. The 2019 GEICO 500 will mark the 10th race on the schedule and the first since 1987 at the track without those four-hole plates designed to reduce horsepower inside the engine.
For years, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races at Talladega Superspeedway (2019 GEICO 500, Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m. ET on FOX) have been the most unpredictable on the circuit. First-time winners have mixed with unimaginable wrecks, snarling packs separated by inches at the finish line. Talladega Nights was based in part on the outright insanity this type of racing produces on an annual basis.
Sunday's starting lineup for the 2019 O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway is set. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is down in the Lone Star State for the seventh race of their season, held at the 1.5-mile tri-oval down in Fort Worth. The new intermediate, low-horsepower handling package took center stage once again along with adjusted qualifying rules.