Welcome Back, King: Jones Steals Southern 500

Who saw that coming?  For the third time in his career and the second time in the Southern 500, Erik Jones captured his first win since 2019, the first win for Richard Petty since Aric with an A did it in 2010.  It was also the first time the famous 43 visited victory lane inContinue reading “Welcome Back, King: Jones Steals Southern 500”

Race Recap: Gragson Outlasts Creed in Classic Darlington Finish

It’s 11:00 east coast time and I still don’t believe what my eyes just witnessed. The Sport Clips VFW Help a Hero 200 finished up almost three hours ago, for context.  The finish is the story, but I’ll get to that in a moment. The race started just after 3:00 and was dominated by NoahContinue reading “Race Recap: Gragson Outlasts Creed in Classic Darlington Finish”

Concrete King: Elliott Wins Big in Nashville

It sure looked like it was going to be Joe Gibbs’ day in Nashville. At one point, The Super Bowl Championship coach turned NASCAR Championship Car Owner had all four of his cars in the top five, separated only by Ryan Blaney’s Penske Ford. Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex, Jr. had traded the lead forContinue reading “Concrete King: Elliott Wins Big in Nashville”

The Best That Never Were: Johanna Long

Thanks to a suggestion from one of my colleagues here at Pit Box Press, I’m going to be taking a monthly look at a driver who in my opinion should’ve been a superstar, but for one reason or another didn’t pan out. There’s many reasons this could happen, such as financial strife, ride quality, orContinue reading “The Best That Never Were: Johanna Long”

Felicidades Amigo! Suárez Gets Long Awaited First Win

Nunca te rindas en tus sueños…Never give up on your dreams. That was the lone caption on Daniel Suárez’s first tweet after becoming the fifth internationally born driver (the first from Mexico) to win a NASCAR Cup Series race. The sentimental favorite amongst most fans and drivers throughout his career, Suárez took advantage of mistakesContinue reading “Felicidades Amigo! Suárez Gets Long Awaited First Win”

Okay, We Need To Talk About Race Control

“Who’s directing this race? Michael Masi?” That was an actual statement that came out of my mouth while watching the All-Star Race at Texas. As I watched Ryan Blaney, thankfully the eventual winner, drive with his actual knee trying to reattach his window net, all I could think of was the Saudi Arabian Gran PrixContinue reading “Okay, We Need To Talk About Race Control”

The Perfect Nightcap: Hamlin Wins First 600

After last week’s abomination of an All Star Race, the bar had been lowered for 1.5 mile tracks and the Gen 7.  But you didn’t have to do them like that Charlotte.  After 600 miles of Remembrance, heartbreak, confusion, insane crashes and contenders wiping each other out, Denny Hamlin was the last man standing, edgingContinue reading “The Perfect Nightcap: Hamlin Wins First 600”

Only Four Turns Required: Elliott Scores Big Win in Dover

Chase Elliott picked up his first win of the 2022 season at the Monster Mile – Garrett Cook recaps the day’s action.