Kevin Harvick won both stages and the race this Sunday evening to get his 7th win this season. This rime? In Michigan international Speedway. Harvick wasn't allowed to do a burnout due to inspection he was told "Do not damage the car." Keelan Harvick, Harvick's son got to cross the track and get the checkered flag, he’d been asking Kevin for a while.
“It’s pretty awesome just wanna say thank you to everyone at Stewart-Haas Racing.” Harvick said in his post race interview. Kid’s drive nascar was today, how about this turn out Kevin? he was asked. “Thank you for everything you do.”
First race car for Keelan, first checkered flag for keen, first ride to victory lane for Keelan. Keelan got a fist bump from Truex while in the car. “You know what we’ve had a great summer.” Kevin said when asked how he can run the race but Keelan steals the show.
Harvick asked Keelan if he wanted to get out and he said no.
When asked what the most important thing is, Harvick said, “The most important thing is winning races right now and getting all the points you can.”
Kevin handed Keelan a water bottle and he sprayed down the guy who was standing closest. Keelan got to get interviewed by Krista Voda too.
KV: "What did you tell your dad this morning?"
KH: “I wanted to ride in the car with him to victory lane”
KV: "Who else in the Harvick family has a race car?"
KV: "What are you racing?"
KH: “A go kart.”
KV: "Who’s your favorite driver?"
KH: “My dad.”
I live for big news days like today. The Ford fold will have a different but not unwelcome look next season. The NASCAR Cup Series will be switching from Ford Fusions to Ford Mustangs for the 2019 season. Earlier this afternoon the car was unveiled, with Tony Stewart driving it through a giant paper wall.
Several Ford drivers of all thirteen in appearance were interviewed. All of them sounded excited for the upgrade next season. Team Penske was all smiles, Ryan Blaney and Joey Logano even joking around a bit. Blaney walked up in the middle of the interview and said, "I'm just butting in on your interview," he proceeded to get teased by Marty Snider about being 'the new guy on the block,' since it's his first year racing for Penske in the Cup Series.
The three chatted about how big winning in Michigan could be for Rodger Penske since it's in the Captain's "Back yard" as well as Ford's "backyard." Keselowski gave the longest interview of the team, talking about how excited he was and how he got to drive the 2019 street version to the event. All three drivers gave big props to Ford for working with them all season to get the Mustang as good as it could be.
Enough squabbling from me, here is the 2019 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series Ford Mustang! She's a pretty one!
Chase Elliott got his first Cup series win in Watkins Glen Sunday afternoon. This was Elliott's 99th race, he had finished 2nd place, 8 times before he finally got this win, his dad Bill Elliott did the exact same thing.
Elliott won the second stage of the race, and once he had the lead, drove away from Truex several times during the final thirty laps.
Truex ran out of fuel on the final lap allowing Elliott to pull away for a final time.
Many drivers including Daniel Suarez, AJ Allmendinger,and Kyle Busch congratulated him as they drove by.
Elliott ran out of gas himself and coasted to a stop. Thankfully, Jimmie Johnson who was driving by, threw the 48 in reverse and helped push him to the start/finish line.
The 9 came to a stop in front of his team. The 9 team hugged, smiles all around. "Holy cow what a thrill. I don't even know what to say!"
"Came here with a great opportunity and I was able to get it done! Thanks to all the fans!" Chase Elliott waved to the stands then.
When asked about his dad, Elliott said that his dad was doing the regular spotter thing. "Lucky we had a big enough gap and (Truex) couldn't catch me!" Speaking of Elliott's dad, Bill Elliott will be driving in the Xfinity Series in Road America.
On being told the entire grandstands were standing and cheering, "Greatest thing I've ever seen, thank you, thank you!"
Bubba Wallace, Ryan Blaney, Kyle Busch, William Byron and others all in Victory Lane to congratulate Elliott personally.
Next week the Cup field will be fitting for a win in Michigan. Don't miss it!
This was Kyle Busch's 49th cup win, and he swept the weekend in Pocono. The 18 M&M's driver has six more wins this season.
"What an awesome race, Harvick was the best car we were the 2nd best car.... They just kind of let me get away. Glad to be here and glad to get another win for Rowdy nation." Busch said at the start finish line.
Busch on tying Tony Stewart in wins in the Cup Series: "Its awesome to be able to tie him. Tony's a great friend."
Yesterday during Busch's Xfinity burnout he left a skid mark that caught on fire.
"What about my teammate Daniel Suarez!" Busch threw big props to Suarez's efforts today, the 19 car raced hard and was upfront almost all day. It was also Suarez's career best finish.
The big three Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. have the most consistent finishes of the entire field. Together the have 16 wins.
Busch will race again next weekend in the Glen. Will the big three prevail once more? I'm running out of things to say about them! ;)
We're twenty races into the Cup season and have only had 7 different winners.
Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick had been battling each other for a number of laps. Busch even having over a three second lead over Harvick at some point. Harvick was closing the gap, and they were making contact soon after with only ten to go.
Harvick continued to bump Busch and Busch continued to block. Harvick moved him up the track and sped away, the team told the 4 earlier to 'do what he had to do.' Harvick held Busch off to take the win in New Hampshire. This was the fourth time this season Harvick and Busch finished 1-2.
This was Harvick’s sixth win this season, and 43rd career win. Harvick has never had 6 wins in a year before. This sixth win put him back ahead of Busch for the lead in the Cup standings.
Harvick talked about how he didn't want to waste time behind the 18, so he made his move.
"We were just running out of laps and we were both pushing. I knew I needed to take my opportunity." Harvick sad f hs move on Busch in Victory Lane.
Will Busch make it seven next weekend in Pocono? Tune into NBCSN at 2:30 to find out!
New Jersey native Martin Truex Jr. goes back to back at Kentucky Speedway. Both this year and last year Truex won both stages of the race and lead the most laps as well. Once out front tonight it was basically impossible to pass him. This season he also won from the pole.
Since Truex’s peak in performance last season, he has been known for doing well on mile and a half race tracks and now Kentucky is no different.
During the burnout Rick Allen said, “We have to remember that the road to this win was not easy for MTJ he had to pass for the lead multiple times tonight.”
The car’s brake wasn’t on when Truex jumped on the side of the 78, and it rolled away. He waved it off, literally. Jeff Burton joked, “What happens when you’re standing on the side of the car and it rolls away with out you? You let it go. Abandon ship. I think Post race has been more eventful than the actual race for Martin Truex jr.”
“We love coming here!” Truex said about Kentucky. “We made it look easy last year but it certainly wasn't. Truex thanked his sponsors and then the fans.
The reporter joked and said he had a bit of a walk to Victory Lane Truex said, “I’m gonna drive. It still runs!”
This was Truex’s fourth win of the season, and he is definitely a part of the Big three with Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick with 5 wins each.
When Truex took the wrong way to Victory Lane and one of the commentators said, “Someone must have lead him astray,”
Once in Victory Lane the reporter joked, “I was going to ask about the emergency parking brake, but I guess I’ll ask about navigation.”
Truex looked right into the camera and said to his team, “I think I hurt your engine a little bit, it smells bad. I never had one over heat like that.”
Next weekend Truex will go after the Lobster in Loudon.
First time wins are always fun to watch. You get to see the pure emotion in Victory Lane, and that’s the day everyone realizes the potential behind the wheel. Erik Jones’s first race came at Daytona International Speedway, where anything can happen.
The first thing Erik Jones said when he got out of the car was, “Oh boy, how ‘bout that race boys and girls!…That was something else!”
When asked about how how he thought the race went he said, “I thought we were out of it but then we were right back in it… What an awesome day!”
Rutledge Wood, the interviewer at the Start Finish Line asked, “The years of handwork… the fans, what do you want to say to them,” “Thank you! Thank you so much! It was a lot of handwork to be here today!” Jones exclaimed, overcome with emotion.
The booth had high praises for Jones as well:
“This was a drive this young man will remember for the rest of his life,” - Rick Allen
“He’s the real deal,” -Jeff Burton
In Victory Lane Jones said, “Oh man what a day, what a day. I didn’t think we’d have shot to win it there,” “I’ve never been that good on Superspeedways…”
NASCAR Fans have been anxiously awaiting Jones’s first win since he joined the series last year in 2017. Last season Jones raced the 76 for Front Row Motorsports with Martin True Jr.. Over the Off-Season Jones was moved to Joe Gibbs Racing, and he now drives the 20.
What has race fans calling the Overton's 400 "The Best Late Race Battle of The Season" began with around thirty laps left in the Chicagoland race. Kyle Busch was leading and Kyle Larson was tracking him down. As the laps ticked by, Larson drew closer and closer until he inevitably brushed the wall and lost valuable time. Everyone believed that was 'the move of the race,' but when the 18 (Busch) got stuck in traffic, Larson was able to not only catch up but also fight for the lead. There was a bit of door banging, which ended with Larson spinning around and Busch winning the race.
Despite such a close win, Larson gave a thumbs up to his team for not giving up all race. Meanwhile Busch didn't exactly have a right front tire so there was no victory burnout.
The Overton's 400 is Busch's 48th career victory, it's been ten years since Busch has won at Chicagoland. Rutledge Wood interviewed Busch at the start/finish line where the 18 was parked with it's flat. "I got really boxed in behind lapped cars… then was just tryna get all I could at the end there.” He also said, “Great thing for this skittles Camry. We were horrible today, absolutely horrendous, but we never gave up."
When Wood asked Busch if he thought he and Larson would lose time to third place while bumping each other Busch said, "I had no clue where third place was."
Larson talked about his point of view in a post-race interview as well, "I mean I’m not upset, I had an opportunity there to slide in front of him… so I tried to get to his door... I thought it was free game from there I ran into him first.” Larson also mentioned how much fun he had, "We put on shell of a show for you guys that was a blast." Larson even said it was most likely one of the best finishes of all time.
Larson was then asked if he had anything to say to the fans, "Wanna thank you guys for being fans of all of us, of the sport,” and then back to the camera on Busch's move, “If rules were reversed I woulda done the same thing.”
Next week NASCAR Nation heads to Daytona, Saturday on NBC at 7pm don't be late!
Sonoma came down to a strategy game and it was Martin Truex Jr. who won with a 15 second lead over Kevin Harvick after they lead most of the race. At one point Truex had a 23 second lead, after the 78 tricked Harvick into pitting by saying they were going to pit but ended up not.
In Victory Lane Jaime Little stated, 'You outsmarted the competition, Cole said, Pit pit, don’t pit.' Talking about how they tricked Harvick into pitting. “I do what ever he tells me,” Truex replied.
Then Little asked Truex about how he felt when he heard Cole say, "They can’t beat us from here," "All you’re doing is begging, hoping that the caution doesn’t come out cause then you have to pit."
Of the race win Truex said, "A lot of people that make this possible and we get to live out our dreams because of them!"
At one point Pearn was described as an evil genius. He called the move a 'gamble that obviously paid off great.' “Do you think your driver thought he was going to pit until you said no?” Little asked, “Yeah, we aren’t that smart.” Learn responded.
Hello dear reader! If you're here then you've stumbled upon my race day snack list! Basically I'm going to upload as many different snack ideas as I possibly can that would work on our beloved Race Day. Obviously you can just eat whatever you want to, but its never a bad idea to have a back up plan or to switch up the routine!
I got this first batch of recipes from the Coca-Cola Racing Family on Krogers.com.
Joey Logano's Buffalo Chick Dip
Kyle Larson's PB&J Bacon Cheeseburger
Denny Hamlin's Tableside Chunky Guacamole
Ryan Newman's Chicken Wings
Austin Dillon's Seven Layer Dip (From the Coca-Cola commercial?)
Daniel Suarez's Carne Asada
Bubba Wallace - Uncle Rob's Shrimp Broil (I have been craving this since he and Blaney made it on Twitter a while back!)
These next two are the 'featured recipes' on the site:
Chef Brown's BBQ Pork Ribs
Chef Swenson's BBQ Pork Belly Burnt Ends
The rest of these are just various recipes I've found online that sounded nice. I'm gonna try some them soon.
Buffalo Chicken Wings
Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings
Mango Habanero Chicken Wings
Smoked Spicy Chicken Wings
Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Mini Meatball Subs
Mini Philly Cheese Steaks
Potluck Pepperoni Bread
Fully Loaded Deviled Eggs
There's a good starter list! If you have any cool recipes for the next time I make one of these send them my way on Twitter!
It was a rainy race today in Michigan. Clint Bowyer's team made a late race call that not only was bold and risky but ultimately ended up winning them the race. The race was called at lap one-thirty-three for rain, but was also delayed by two hours beforehand, the green flag not falling for the first time until after four o'clock EST.
The Fords were the ones to beat today, and made up most of the final top ten, with Kevin harvick in 2nd. After the race was called Harvick found Bowyer on pit road and gave him a hug, and Aric Almirola wasn't far behind. In his interview Harvick talked about how if 'you had to give away a win, may as well be to your teammate.' and that it was a cool way to end it.
This is Bowyer's first win at MIS, and they made a make shift Victory Lane in the garage under cover. There's a lot you could say about Bowyer but I personally think it's better to just show you his interview. Bowyer's interviews are definitely one of a kind and always make me smile to watch. If you've seen one you know what I mean, if you haven't seen one... click the links below.
Despite Kevin Harvick leading most of the race it was Martin Truex Jr. who won the Pocono 400, the only other repeat winner so far this season besides Kyle Busch and Harvick.
Truex was very excited in Victory Lane he said, “Its fun to win especially when you beat the best guys out there!” meaning beating Busch and Harvick after their dominating begin to the season
When asked if he was nervous on one of the final restarts Truex responded, “Always concerned on restarts, you just never know. We were luckily able to get a good one. I feel like we're getting back to what we were doing last year. Once we got clean air, this thing was a rocket ship."
Toward the end of the race Sherry tweeted about how she’s been feeling lately:
How will Truex fair next weekend in Michigan? Tune into Fox to find out!
If you're in the NASCAR community and paid any attention to Twitter today, then you already know the ARCA race had a lot going for it. The win stuck out to me the most though.
Harrison Burton is 17 years old and just won his first race on a superspeedway, I'm 17 years old and spent my Friday night staring at a computer screen waiting for race updates. It's really awesome to see someone my age accomplishing things like that, I can't even imagine myself winning a race, let alone at Pocono!
Burton had an ill handling car prior to the race, and qualified in 12th. As all race fans come to learn, starting position doesn't equal a win or a loss. It can really help or hurt a driver, but it's not the end all be all.
Once Burton had a taste of the lead he made sure he was as close to the front of the pack as he could get. The 12 team's hard work paid off, landing them in Victory Lane. Burton dedicated the win to close family friend John Andretti, who was recently told his cancer had come back.
Burton also was able to speak with Claire B. Lang on Sirius XM after the race was over-he talked about the race, visits from Cup drivers in Victory Lane, and made race car noises. No interview is complete without a few jokes, in my opinion.
Keep an eye out Folks, this isn't the last you'll be hearing of Harrison Burton!
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Kyle Busch became the first driver in 60 years to win on every track he's competed on. As well as the first driver to win all three stages in a race and then go one to win the race. Tonight he also lead the 15,000th lap in his career in his career, surpassing Darrell Waltrip, Buddy Baker and several other drivers.
Busch has been trying to win the Coca-Cola 600 ever since he began racing. In Victory Lane he called it, "...a little boy's dream come true..."
Speaking of Victory Lane, Busch's wife Samantha and their son Brexton were there to celebrate with him, and Brexton in the background kept saying, "Daddy you won the race," it was extremely precious.
The Coke 600 is Busch's fourth win of the season. The other three wins come in Texas, Bristol, and Richmond which was a three in a row sweep.
Can Kyle Busch make it another two in a row? He'll be trying again next week in Pocono, don't forget to Tune in!
The 2019 class for the NASCAR Hall of Fame was announced this evening around 6 pm EST. On the list - Jeff Gordon, Rodger Penske, Jack Roush, Davey Allison and Alan Kulwicki. Congratulations to this years class!
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