NASCAR Cup Series 2020 Playoffs have arrived

August 31, 2020 By Holly Cain NASCAR wire Service The stage is set. The NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs begin Sunday in the Cook Out Southern 500 at the venerable Darlington (S.C.) Raceway (6 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) and the next 10 races will decide if the season’s most dominant drivers, Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin will ultimately settle stockcar racing’s most coveted title amongst themselves or if any of the other high-achievers can raise their game when it matters most. The Playoffs opening round of three races includes stops at Darlington Raceway – known as the track “too…

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Sheldon Creed takes the Gander Trucks win at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway

August 30, 2020 By Holly Cain NASCAR Wire Service Sheldon Creed won his second NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race in the last three weeks, holding off former series champion Brett Moffitt by a mere .881-second to take the trophy in Sunday afternoon’s CarShield 200 Presented by CK Power at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. It was the 22-year old Californian’s third career win and significantly, his second victory in the season’s three-race Triple Truck Challenge just this month, which earned him a $150,000 bonus payday. Sunday’s victory did not come without controversy, however, as Creed’s No. 2 GMS…

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Byron wins his way into the Playoffs at Daytona, DiBenedetto clinches final spot on points

August 29, 2020 By Holly Cain NASCAR Wire Service With his NASCAR Cup Series Playoff hopes on the line, Hendrick Motorsports’ driver William Byron earned his first career victory Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway in the Coke Zero Sugar 400 regular season finale. The victory was an automatic berth into the Playoffs for the 22-year old Byron – a hard-fought trophy in a typically full-contact, high-emotion contest on NASCAR’s famed Daytona high-banks to settle the Playoff field. The only two Playoff positions still up for grabs on the night were filled by Byron and Matt DiBenedetto, who earned the 16th and…

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Justin Haley gets second Xfinity win in wild Daytona finish

August 28, 2020 By Holly Cain NASCAR Wire Service Teamwork was the buzz word of the night for the Wawa 250 Powered by Coca-Cola NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway, but ultimately it came down to team members aggressively deciding the win amongst themselves instead of a team versus team surge for the checkered flag. Ross Chastain tagged the left rear of his Kaulig Racing teammate – and the race leader - A.J. Allmendinger’s Chevrolet on the final lap in the final turns sending both cars into the wall while their other teammate Justin Haley surged through the field to…

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