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Chase Elliott on his NASCAR playoff status: "We'll be alright"

Elliott, the reigning series champion, appeared to have a car that could contend with Hendrick Motorsports teammate and eventual race winner, Kyle Larson, on Sunday but repeated problems with right-front tires plagued him during the race.Elliott started in a hole, having to begin the race at the rear of the field after his No. 9 Chevrolet failed pre-race...

Byron is out of the NASCAR playoffs but "here to stay"

Byron and his No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports team were eliminated from the 2021 playoffs following last Sunday’s race at the Charlotte Roval, but they showed no signs of slowing down at Texas Motor Speedway.For the vast majority of Sunday’s race, Byron proved to be one of the few drivers who could keep pace with his HMS teammate, Kyle Larson, who won for...

Late-race setbacks for several playoff drivers at Texas

It started on Lap 300 of 334 when Joey Logano's engine blew, immediately putting the No. 22 Team Penske Ford out of the race. Logano finished 30th, now a distant 43 points back of the cut line.“I thought it was starting to maybe give up a little bit of power in that run," explained Logano. "We were just getting passed. Not really though. It just kind...

Larson locks himself into Championship 4 with Texas Cup win

Larson had to hold off multiple contenders over six restarts in the final 60 laps and edged his Hendrick Motorsports teammate William Byron by .459 seconds at the checkered flag to earn his series-leading eighth win of the 2021 season.This win in the semifinal round of the playoffs at Texas Motor Speedway locks Larson into the Championship 4 at Phoenix,...

Nemechek rallies from pit road penalty for Texas Xfinity win

Nemechek, driving Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 54 Toyota this weekend, had one of the fastest cars in Saturday’s race but his run to his second career series win was nearly derailed on Lap 144 of 200 when he was penalized for having a crew member over the wall too soon during his pit stop and had to restart from the rear of the field.The 24-year-old Truck...

What time and channel is the NASCAR playoffs at Texas

What time is the NASCAR race?Eight drivers remain in the fight for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series championship. Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch lead the field with wins at TMS with 10 victories between the trio. Busch won the most recent Cup race there earlier this yearRace: Autotrader Echo Park Automotive 500Date: Sunday, October 17th, 2021Start...

Liberty University inks sponsorship extension with HMS, Byron

Byron’s No. 24 Chevrolet will continue to carry primary sponsorship from Liberty University in 12 Cup races annually through the 2026 season.Byron’s current contract with Hendrick goes through the 2022 season but team owner Rick Hendrick his desire to sign him to an extension.Byron, 23, is currently a junior working toward an undergraduate degree in...

Ricciardo to demo Earnhardt NASCAR Cup car at US GP after Brown bet

After joining McLaren at the start of the season, Ricciardo accepted a wager with Brown over him scoring his first podium for the team.With memories still fresh of Ricciardo’s famous tattoo bet with his former Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul, Brown was eager to avoid any physical discomfort from needles so opted for a racing incentive instead.With Ricciardo...

Logano after Next Gen Roval test: "You can line us up and go"

“I think on the road courses we’re not far off. I think you can line us up and go,” Logano, 31, said after testing Monday and Tuesday on the Roval in his No. 22 Ford Mustang. “I think we’ve proven in the last year or two – whatever, just line us up and race.“I always go back to Daytona (Road Course) last year when we showed up with no practice on a...

John Hunter Nemechek to remain at KBM for 2022 Truck season

Kyle Busch Motorsports announced Thursday that Nemechek, 24, will return to drive the No. 4 Toyota next season. Also returning to the No. 4 team will be crew chief Eric Phillips, the winningest crew chief in series history.“I came to Kyle Busch Motorsports because it was an opportunity to get back to Victory Lane – I accomplished my goal of being here...

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