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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Even though we should never expect anything (especially in NASCAR) by this point it should come as no surprise that Kevin Harvick has taken another victory. This time, Harvick wasn't awarded with Play-Off points however, he was given a Million dollars.
The Charlotte All-Star race is NASCAR's big test for changes. One year the stages were tested, one year softer tires, this year a new aero-package. I had the absolute pleasure of attending the race live for the first time (more on that in another post!) I can easily say I loved the new aero-package.
Harvick won the first and third stages along with the final ten lap shootout. The second stage was own by Kyle Busch. Harvick has had such a dominate season so far - what comes next for driver number 4?
Harvick is now going for his sixth win of the season next weekend in the second Charlotte race - the Coca Cola 600. Often called the '600', it is the longest race of the entire season. Charlotte created the 600 in response to the Indy 500. Drivers constantly talk about how they lose a lot of water weight during the race. It used to be held during the day, but moving it to a night race has proven to be easier on the drivers. Will Harvick get another win this weekend? Tune in to find out!
*Quotes from Fox Broadcast
Kevin Harvick took home win number four of the season this Sunday at Dover. The other three wins came in the form of a three in a row sweep - Atlanta, Las Vegas, and ISM (Phoenix).
The second race of Harvick's three win streak in Vegas was encumbered, meaning he didn't get any benefits of the win besides the trophy. No points, and a few other penalties (money and owners point loss). But he went on the next week to win again in ISM.
Harvick's Dover win came after four hundred laps at Dover International Speedway which is also known as The Monster Mile. It will be Harvick's car in Miles the Monster's hand for the rest of the season until the fall race in October.
This evening in Victory Lane Harvick said about his son and last Dover trophy, "Yeah don't break his arm this time Keelan!" He also spoke about how much fun he had racing his teammate Clint Bowyer. "...It's fun to race your teammate..." and then went on to talk about how Stewart Haas Racing had three cars in the top five, "Says a lot about our company." The other teammate to round out the three (SHR) drivers in the top-five was Kurt Busch in 5th. Their teammate Aric Almirola finished in 11th place.
Harvick will try to get another win next weekend at Kansas Speedway. Don't forget it's a Saturday night race starting at 8 pm on FS1!
*Quotes from Fox Broadcast
I've personally always loved restrictor pale and road course races I don't really know why, but last Sunday Logano took his first win in over a year at a restrictor plate. But more on that in a moment,
We all remember how Joey Logano's 2017 Richmond win was encumbered, and last season he missed out on the playoffs, but not this season! Last Sunday Logano scored his first win in a year at Talladega Superspeedway.
It was the 7th Penske win in the last 13 Talladega races. Logano got to enjoy his time in Victory Lane with his wife Brittany and their son Hudson who was born in January. After the very exciting Victory Lane celebrations, Logano was invited to Dirty Mo Radio - Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s podcast.
Last Sunday when Logano won he broke his thirty-six race winless streak, and won his 19th cup race. I had tons of Logano stuff in my media all week, and I honestly forgot what that was like. I'm glad it happened though Logano has a huge smile, it's very contagious. I've included some of my favorite videos and photos from the win below for you all to check out.
Also did you guys catch the Drivers Only broadcast on FOX during the Xfinity race on Saturday? It was so cool, it's the second one they've done and I love the idea a lot! Here's some of the best moments from the broadcast!
I want to start doing these little Victory Lane inspired articles everyweek, I can't promise anything yet since I'm still in school (Finals are coming up - gross!) and I'm pretty busy at LOS, but I'm going to do my best!
*Quotes from Fox Broadcast
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