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 last time the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series was out in Michigan International Speedway, Team Penske dominated the proceedings. Joey Logano led 163 laps from the pole in a dominating performance as Ford's top team was simply on top of their game.
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.
With five regular-season races left, drivers on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff bubble are on edge, ready to strike when given the opportunity. Sunday's Go Bowling At The Glen, held at the winding road course of Watkins Glen, New York, is one of their last chances to reach victory lane and secure a spot.
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series moves into the second part of its northern swing as it heads to Pocono Raceway this weekend for the Gander RV 400. Located in the mountains of Pennsylvania, the 2.5-mile, three-turn track has affectionately gained the nickname The Tricky Triangle. Its layout makes it one of the most unique and challenging courses on the NASCAR schedule.
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads north this weekend for the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301, competing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway's picturesque one-mile oval. Typically, it's the perfect spot to escape the summer heat but there's no such luck thus far in 2019. The hottest global summer on record in the Northern Hemisphere means temperatures will rise as high as 97 degrees during practice Saturday afternoon.
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.
For now, the 2019 Coke Zero Sugar 400 will be the final NASCAR race at Daytona International Speedway during Independence Day weekend. Next year, the race moves to late August. It's expected to be slightly less humid and NASCAR hopes there will be less rain.
It's been a rough start for the TV crew dealing with several weather-related delays. Qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series was canceled Friday, despite it only raining a little on the 2.5-mile tri-oval.