Published at Thursday, June 11th 2020, 08:37:35 AM. Nascar. By Mbrojol313.
Kyle Larson is back behind the wheel following one of the most spectacular displays of racism and general idiocy in recent sports history as the World of Outlaws Nos Energy Drink Spring Car Series hits the track in Pevely, Missouri. Johnson isn’t the only driver eager to get back on the sweeping, 2-mile Auto Club Speedway oval, where the cars often fan out four- or five-wide, especially on restarts. Yet Newman, 42, walked out of the hospital only two days after his car slammed the wall, was crushed by an oncoming car, went airborne and skidded down the track on its roof and on fire. The 27-year old Alva, Florida, native has made 72 Cup Series starts with a best showing of 10th-place in the 2019 Daytona 500. He raced in Monday’s rain-delayed Daytona 500, finishing 25th in a car prepared by Chip Ganassi Racing and Spire Motorsports. Kyle Busch’s victory at Fontana last year was his 200th win across NASCAR’s three national series: The Cup series, Xfinity Series and the sport’s truck series.
“It’s a fantastic series, but when we look at where we are and what we needed to focus on, we just felt like that all the resources should be dedicated to Cup. The Auto Club 400 on Sunday will be the third race of the season for the stock-car racing’s premier NASCAR Cup Series, after Denny Hamlin prevailed in a frightening Daytona 500 and Joey Logano won last weekend in Las Vegas. Busch - who won at Fontana in 2003 and then captured the Cup title the next year - agreed it’s “one of the most fun tracks to drive” because it’s covered with “the same asphalt which was originally laid down in the ‘90s,” an old surface that exacerbates tire wear and leads to the drivers sliding around its corners. They include a safer car, energy-absorbent walls at tracks and devices to restrain the head and neck in crashes. After he was extricated from his destroyed car, Newman was taken to Halifax Medical Center in Daytona where doctors indicated that he was in serious condition but did not have life-threatening injuries.
His second came last summer at Daytona in while driving a partial series schedule for Kaulig Racing. Chastain is contending for the NASCAR Xfinity Series championship this year driving the No. 10 Chevrolet for Kaulig Racing. He is a three-time winner in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series and finished runner-up in the 2019 championship. Erik Jones (JGR) is on the grid as a 2019 Cup Series Playoff driver and veteran Ryan Newman (Roush-Fenway Racing) has earned a start because he is a 2019 Playoff driver and former Daytona 500 winner. Kevin Harvick, who won this race last year, is the 4-1 favorite in the latest 2019 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 odds. Hamlin led a race-best 79 laps and won in a photo-finish - only 0.14-seconds ahead of Team Penske’s Ryan Blaney - the second closest finish in the history of the Great America Race. “Everybody knows the danger of it,” said Busch, driver of the No. 1 Chevrolet for the Chip Ganassi Racing team.
The driver of the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota is coming off a win in Monday’s rain-delayed Daytona 500, making him the first back-to-back winner in the race since Sterling Marlin accomplished the feat in 1994-95. It is Hamlin’s third Daytona 500 win in the last five years. Newman was released from Daytona Beach’s Halifax Medical Center on Wednesday. David Smith released a new bath of statistics following NASCAR’s return to action at the Darlington 400 on Sunday and it proved illuminating. While fans and military members will not be in attendance for the 61st Coca-Cola 600 this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a modified version of the annual salute to the military will take place Sunday. On May 28, 2917 Austin Dillon earned his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte. In four previous Cup starts at Las Vegas, Chastain’s best finish is 20th coming in the 2018 fall race. But he had a tragic death at the end of a race in 2001. He is still, however, considered a legend.