The 2020 NASCARCup Series heads west to Sin City for its second race of the season at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the Pennzoil 400. It’s a town where gambling is king and one roll of the dice can change your fortunes forever.
But entering this weekend, there’s no gambling needed for NASCAR. This sport already feels like they’ve won the lottery after a potentially tragic way to start the year.
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns to Kansas Speedway for the final race in the Round of 12. The Hollywood Casino 400 will be held on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 2:30 p.m. ET and will air on NBC.
Kansas is the second 1.5-mile track in the playoffs (Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the first, was the opening race). As is the case of tracks this size, cars will use the lower horsepower package with aero ducts.
The Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway turned into Joe Gibbs Racing’s personal playground. The Toyota team pulled off a 1-2-3-4 finish for the first time in their history while Martin Truex Jr. earned a second straight playoff win.
Here are three quick takeaways from the final Saturday night short track showdown of the season.
ONE: Martin Truex Jr. is in position for one of the best three-year stretches in NASCAR history.
It's time for some Saturday night short track racing as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Richmond International Raceway for the Federated Auto Parts 400. The race will air on NBCSN on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Sixteen drivers begin their 10-race quest for the 2019 Monster Energy& NASCAR Cup Series championship beginning with Sunday's South Point 400. Seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson might be missing from that postseason field but the list still includes plenty of star firepower. Reigning champ Joey Logano will attempt to hold off a bevy of challengers beginning with Sunday's race at the 1.5-mile oval out in Sin City.
Can you believe it's finally here? At last, a weekend I've been anxiously waiting all season.
No, I'm not talking about the start of American football. Instead, it's the week before the playoffs in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Drivers and teams are headed from one iconic racetrack to another, jumping from Darlington Raceway's Southern 500 to the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Sunday, Sept. 8.
For years, the Brickyard 400 has been known as NASCAR’s crown jewel race that always struggles to meet expectations. Everyone wants to kiss the bricks but the actual taste you get when you do it? That’s how too many fans feel watching the racing itself. The same goes for the sport’s regular-season finale, no matter the racetrack, during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff era.