Final Laps: Bully Hill Vineyards 200
Kyle Busch blows by Ron Hornaday off the restart to capture his second straight CWTS victory at Nashville.
Post-Race Reactions: Bully Hill Vineyards 200
An excited Nelson Piquet Jr. and a disappointed Ron Hornaday comment on the race in Nashville, as well as the rest of the top finishers.
Ben-Hur's Jack Huston to drive pace car at The Glen
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (July 29, 2016) -- Jack Huston, star of the upcoming epic action adventure "BEN-HUR" from Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, will drive a 2016 Toyota Camry pace car to kick off the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Cheez-It™ 355 at Watkins Glen International on Sunday, August 7. This will be Huston’s first time serving as an Official Pace Car drive at a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event. He will also be recognized during pre-race ceremonies and will greet each NASCAR driver on stage during driver introductions. "I am excited to join NASCAR and get behind the wheel of today’s modern chariot," said Huston. "BEN-HUR" is the epic story of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebbell), an officer in the Roman army. Stripped of his title, separated from his family and the woman he loves (Nazanin Boniadi), Judah is forced into slavery. After years at sea, Judah returns to his homeland to seek revenge, but finds redemption. Based on Lew Wallace's timeless novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. The film also stars Rodrigo Santoro, Nazanin Boniadi, Ayelet Zurer, Pilou Asbaek, Sofia Black D’Elia and Morgan Freeman. Timur Bekmambetov directed the film from a screenplay by Keith Clarke and John Ridley. Sean Daniel, Joni Levin, and Duncan Henderson served as producers, with Mark Burnett, Roma Downey, Keith Clarke, John Ridley, and Jason F. Brown serving as executive producers. "BEN-HUR" will be released in theaters on August 19, 2016. Huston previously starred for four seasons in HBO's hit series, Boardwalk Empire, as the sniper with the horribly disfigured face, 'Richard Harrow.' In 2013, Huston appeared in the critically acclaimed and award-winning film American Hustle, where he played mobster 'Pete Musane.' Additionally, he starred as 'Young Ira' in George Tillman Jr.'s film adaption of the Nicholas Sparks novel, The Longest Ride. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Watkins Glen International August 4-7 for the Cheez-It™ 355 race weekend, which also features the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Bully Hill Vineyards 100, and the NASCAR XFINITY Series Zippo 200 at The Glen. Tickets for all of the action are available by calling 1-866-461-RACE or by logging on to www.theglen.com . Fans can also watch the Cheez-It™ 355 live on USA at 2:30 p.m. ET or listen on MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Located within five (5) hours (~300 miles) of 25 percent of the US population, Watkins Glen International is the premier road racing facility in North America, voted "Best NASCAR Track" by readers of USA Today. Keep up with The Glen on Facebook and Twitter. For tickets, call 866-461-RACE or visit www.theglen.com.
Driver Sober 200 postponed at Dover
The Drive Sober 200 at Dover International Speedway has been postponed and will be run prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, October 2nd.
Byron tops opening practice at Homestead-Miami
Pos Trk Driver Team Time Speed Lap # # Laps -Fastest -Next 1 9 William Byron Liberty University Toyota 31.411 171.914 2 24 ---.--- ---.--- 2 24 Kyle Larson (i) DC Solar Chevrolet 31.539 171.217 1 1 -0.128 -0.128 3 21 Johnny Sauter (C) Allegiant Travel Chevrolet 31.549 171.162 1 7 -0.138 -0.010 4 00 Cole Custer Haas Automation Chevrolet 31.550 171.157 18 18 -0.139 -0.001 5 88 Matt Crafton (C) Black Label Bacon/Menards Toyota 31.554 171.135 1 4 -0.143 -0.004 6 29 Tyler Reddick Cooper Standard Ford 31.563 171.086 2 9 -0.152 -0.009 7 33 Ben Kennedy Jacob Chevrolet 31.650 170.616 1 13 -0.239 -0.087 8 41 Ben Rhodes Alpha Energy Solutions Toyota 31.741 170.127 2 26 -0.330 -0.091 9 19 Daniel Hemric DrawTite Ford 31.821 169.699 1 4 -0.410 -0.080 10 23 Spencer Gallagher Allegiant Travel Chevrolet 31.845 169.571 1 13 -0.434 -0.024 11 17 Timothy Peters (C) Red Horse Racing Toyota 31.859 169.497 1 7 -0.448 -0.014 12 98 Rico Abreu Safelite Auto Glass/Curb Records Toyota 31.895 169.306 1 6 -0.484 -0.036 13 8 John H Nemechek Fire Alarm Services Inc Chevrolet 32.051 168.481 1 13 -0.640 -0.156 14 4 Christopher Bell (C) JBL Toyota 32.056 168.455 4 14 -0.645 -0.005 15 97 Jesse Little Carolina Nut Co Toyota 32.182 167.796 3 23 -0.771 -0.126 16 11 Matt Tifft Brain Gear/Surface Sunscreen Toyota 32.252 167.431 4 13 -0.841 -0.070 17 81 Ryan Truex Chiba Toyopet Toyota 32.276 167.307 1 21 -0.865 -0.024 18 22 Austin Wayne Self American Victory Toyota 32.409 166.620 3 23 -0.998 -0.133 19 05 Brady Boswell Zaxby's Chevrolet 32.449 166.415 2 19 -1.038 -0.040 20 13 Cameron Hayley Mattei Air Compressors Toyota 32.472 166.297 1 12 -1.061 -0.023 21 02 Scott Lagasse Jr (i) Alert Tonight FL/Florida Lottery Chevrolet 32.473 166.292 5 7 -1.062 -0.001 22 51 Daniel Suarez (i) ARRIS Toyota 32.477 166.272 2 21 -1.066 -0.004 23 18 Noah Gragson SpeedVegas/Alert ID Toyota 32.485 166.231 4 18 -1.074 -0.008 24 20 Austin Hill Lone Survivor Foundation Ford 32.538 165.960 2 33 -1.127 -0.053 25 92 Grant Enfinger # BTS Tire/Goodyear Commercial Tire Ford 32.737 164.951 2 13 -1.326 -0.199 26 16 Stewart Friesen Halmar International Chevrolet 32.745 164.911 23 24 -1.334 -0.008 27 71 Alon Day FLwaterfront.com Chevrolet 32.947 163.900 3 5 -1.536 -0.202 28 49 Reed Sorenson (i) Chevrolet 33.228 162.514 4 19 -1.817 -0.281 29 44 Tommy Joe Martins BootDaddy/Diamond Gusset Jeans Chevrolet 33.236 162.474 2 16 -1.825 -0.008 30 07 Patrick Staropoli Auto Nation Cure Bowl Chevrolet 33.279 162.264 2 21 -1.868 -0.043 31 1 Travis Kvapil CorvetteParts.net Chevrolet 33.325 162.041 2 2 -1.914 -0.046 32 66 Jordan Anderson Columbia SC - Famously Hot Chevrolet 33.665 160.404 2 20 -2.254 -0.340 33 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Driven2Honor.org Chevrolet 34.196 157.913 2 22 -2.785 -0.531 34 50 Spencer Boyd GruntStyle.com Chevrolet 35.878 150.510 4 4 -4.467 -1.682
Starting lineup for Zippo 200 at The Glen
See the full lineup for the XFINITY Series Zippo 200 at The Glen -- Watkins Glen International.
Suarez 'living a dream' following XFINITY title win
RELATED: Full race results " Final Chase Grid SHOP: Champion gear HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Daniel Suarez , 24 and only two years into a NASCAR XFINITY Series career, can check another box off his career bucket list. Series champion. The Monterrey, Mexico, native became a winner in the series for the first time earlier this season to qualify for the inaugural XFINITY Series Chase. Saturday evening at Homestead-Miami Speedway , he led 133 of 200 laps that made up the Ford EcoBoost 300 , and survived a wild, late-race restart to become the first Latin American driver to capture a NASCAR national series title. He is the first Joe Gibbs Racing driver to capture the series title since 2009 when Kyle Busch won the crown. MORE: Joe Gibbs thrilled after Suarez win Saturday, Suarez outran series veterans Elliott Sadler (third) and JR Motorsports teammate Justin Allgaier (sixth) as well as JGR teammate Erik Jones (ninth) to become the series' 27th different champion and the 34th overall. In the Championship Round, the driver finishing highest wins the title. Suarez made sure no one, Chase contender or otherwise, finished in front of his orange and white No. 19 Toyota. "I'm speechless right now," Suarez, a graduate of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program, said as fans streamed onto the frontstretch to witness the official coronation and fireworks exploded overhead. "It's very hard to put into words. "I'm just very proud of everyone and thankful to have the family that I have -- my mom, my dad. They gave me all the tools to be here right now. They put me in a car even when we didn't have the support or the racing background. They supported me and right now we are just living a dream." Suarez's parents were on hand to watch their son capture the championship at Homestead. Alejandro Suarez, Daniel's dad, said he has personally watched his son race "maybe 10 times" since Daniel came to the U.S. to embark upon a NASCAR career. "It's a dream. It's a dream and tomorrow I will tell you (what if feels like)," he said, smiling. Success so quickly wasn't expected "Maybe next year, maybe 2-3 years," the father said. "But not this year. But Daniel works hard." MORE: Suarez's long road to the title Jones will head off to begin a premier series career in '17, already having been named to drive the No. 77 Toyota for Furniture Row Racing as that organization expands from one to two teams. Suarez, talented as he is, is expected to return to JGR for another year of seasoning in the XFINITY Series. Gibbs' group currently fields four Sprint Cup teams -- for drivers Denny Hamlin , Matt Kenseth , Carl Edwards and Busch, the defending series champ. "We're in there now," team owner Joe Gibbs said of Suarez's move to the XFINITY Series, "and I think … it's going to be pretty quick we'll be going to Cup. I think it's in Daniel's hands, but obviously he's performed so well. "As everybody knows, it's hard to get all that organized, but we're working -- that's going to be our end game. That's what we're going to be working for." If Suarez is in a hurry to get to the top level, he wasn't showing it Saturday night. He knows he gets to run against some of the premier series drivers some of the time now. "But you never race with all of them," he said. "So I'm pretty sure that the Cup car is going to be different, and to race with all those guys at the same time is going to be even more difficult. "Like I said before … we have to focus on today and tomorrow is going to take care of itself." Today he's a champion. Tomorrow? Who knows. &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;
Ford EcoBoost 400 sold out at Homestead-Miami
MIAMI -- Homestead-Miami Speedway today announced a grandstand sellout for the Ford EcoBoost 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship race on Sunday. The event, which starts at 2:30 p.m. ET and airs on NBC and MRN Radio/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, has sold out each of the last three years. "Ford Championship Weekend continues to grow in stature each year, and having sold out the Ford EcoBoost 400 three years in-a-row is a testament to that," said Homestead-Miami Speedway President Matthew Becherer. "Not only do we have world class racing with Joey Logano , Kyle Busch , Jimmie Johnson and Carl Edwards competing for a championship amongst a full field of drivers, but we also offer outstanding entertainment as well, including the pre-race concert by The Band Perry. Championship weekend should provide tremendous excitement for the entire family as we celebrate the final race in the Chase for all three NASCAR national series, beginning with the Camping World Truck Series Championship race tonight followed by the XFINITY Series Championship race on Saturday." A limited number of Sunday tickets still remain for seats in the infield Pit Road Cabanas, in addition to spots in the FanVision Fan Zone, where four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon will be holding a Q & A on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. Tickets for the Ford EcoBoost 200 Camping World Truck Series Championship race tonight at 8:00 p.m. as well as the Ford EcoBoost 300 XFINITY Series Championship race on Saturday 3:30 p.m. are still available and can be purchased by calling (305) 230-5255, or online at www.HomesteadMiamiSpeedway.com .
NASCAR Next's Austin Hill snags part-time Truck ride
NASCAR Next driver Austin Hill is set for a part-time schedule this season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The 21-year-old Georgia native will compete in the season-opening NextEra Energy Resources 250 (Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1, MRN/SiriusXM) at Daytona International Speedway , driving a Ford for Empire Racing Group. Hill will then shift to his family team of Austin Hill Racing for the rest of the season, according to a release provided Monday by his representatives. Hill competed in six Camping World Truck Series events the last two seasons. He also has five victories in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, where he finished third in the driver standings last year. "We're just trying to step up the ranks," Hill said. "I feel like this move will be a good stepping stone for us as a team, and I want to go out there and prove that we belong in this series." The release indicated that Atlanta, Dover, Kentucky, Bristol, Texas were among the tracks on Hill's partial slate, which is scheduled to span more than half of the season's 23 races. Doug Chouinard, who has worked with Hill in the K&N ranks, will serve as the team's crew chief.
Byron wins at Homestead, Sauter grabs NCWTS Championship
William Byron wins the Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway while Johnny Sauter finishes third to grab his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship.