The 2019 Toyota Owners 400 is the third Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series short track race on a track a mile or less in the first nine events. It’s typically a prime stretch for a driver who doesn’t have the speed at intermediates, the bread and butter of NASCAR’s schedule, to steal a win. But as we head into the first Saturday night race of the season we’re still looking for that surprise driver to make an appearance.
Let's hear it for short track racing as we set your NASCAR DraftKings roster! The 2019 Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway airs at 2 p.m. ET Sunday (April 7) on FS1. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series cars will have no aero ducts and the higher horsepower package for this race.
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races on to Texas Motor Speedway Sunday, March 31 at 3 p.m. ET. In the 2019 O'Reilly Auto Parts 500, race cars will use the same low-horsepower package as Las Vegas and Fontana. Drafting will come into play due to the lower speeds and the aero ducts. Texas also added a traction compound in the corners of the racetrack to create another racing lane.
March Madness, typically reserved for the NCAA Tournament, was supposed to trickle down to NASCAR last weekend. Martinsville Speedway’s short track is typically an automatic for the most exciting action you'll see all year; just last fall, Joey Logano pulled the bump-and-run on Martin Truex Jr. in a championship-defining moment.
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.
Joey Logano returns to the track that changed the course of his career Sunday for the 2019 STP 500. Martinsville Speedway provided the mayhem that would propel him to win a series championship.
No one was thinking Logano back then as the laps wound down here during the race last fall. NASCAR’s Big Three of Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr. and Kevin Harvick had dominated the season to that point. The trio were widely expected to make NASCAR’s championship finale a private battle among themselves.
NASCAR’s short track season is underway with the starting lineup set for Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. It's the sixth Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of 2019 and the first at a track less than a mile in length.
The 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season is off and running as we try and prepare ourselves for the unknown of the sport's new rules package. The racing will be closer and more exhilarating, but with that comes unpredictability, more so now than ever. Daily fantasy NASCAR will be a totally different animal beginning with Sunday's (Feb. 24) Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500.