Bristol Motor Speedway's August night race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is known for frayed tempers, wild wrecks and sparks flying on the racetrack. Reports of a narrower racing groove this year could bring the bump-and-runs and grinding fenders back to previous highs.
For years, there have been rumblings of Pocono Raceway losing a date on the annual Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule. After all, since 1984, the first year the track had two events, the races have been no more than two months apart from each other.
Heading into the 2018 edition of the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301, NASCAR's annual Silly Season carousel looked ready to enter a permanent slumber. Most top drivers were locked into long-term deals and it looked like little, if any, driver movement would happen during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series offseason.
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 heads to Sonoma Raceway this weekend for its first road course race of the season. This means it is a whole new ballgame when it comes to filling out your daily fantasy NASCAR FanDuel roster, as you'll need to pick the drivers who are good at turning left and right.
Michigan is U.S. home base for some of the top auto manufacturers in the country. It's a place where Ford is looking to cash in on some more bragging rights than usual: a third straight victory at the NASCAR oval right in their own backyard. Michigan International Speedway's two-mile oval in Brooklyn, a little over an hour west of Detroit, serves as the backdrop for the biggest manufacturer battle of the season.
This week, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to two-mile Michigan International Speedway for the FireKeepers Casino 400. The race runs Sunday, June 9 at 2 p.m. ET on FS1 and is next on your daily fantasy NASCAR schedule.
It doesn't matter the size or shape of the racetrack: William Byron is red hot when it comes to NASCAR qualifying. The 21-year-old driver won his second straight pole on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series circuit and will start up front for the 2019 Pocono 400.