The #NASCAR Next Gen test at the @CLTMotorSpdwy Roval showed areas where work continues but also what the new car can do. nascar.nbcsports.com/2021/10/12/ryan-blaney-corey-lajoie-alex-bowman-william-byron-ty-dillon-next-gen-test-shows-work-to-be-done-along-with-potential-of-car/
🏁Great handling, but some concerning steering issues 🏁Less horsepower but more speed through the corners 🏁Sporty, coupe design, more like a street car What we learned from #NASCAR organizational testing of the 2022 Next Gen cars at @CLTMotorSpdwy www.wcnc.com/article/sports/nascar-drivers-test-next-gen-cars-at-charlotte-motor-speedway/275-0ef8df96-1bc5-4bac-9570-7db3edca6d83
Checking out day ✌🏻of the #NASCAR #NextGen test at @CLTMotorSpdwy
LIVE show from the booth at the @CLTMotorSpdwy Roval for the #NextGen Test with @larrymac28. I got to be a part of it with such an amazing crew at @NASCAR - don’t pinch me, living in this one for a while! pic.twitter.com/tlpHL8idrd
13 October, 2021 - 12:24pm
There's no Racing News down here.
The blue dot on the GPS won't help you here.
It's probably too late to turn back now anyway.
Baby Jessica, it appears you've fallen into the well.
Like a mummy at night fightin' with bright lightnin'.
I'm not here to save you. I'm just here for the ride. So, let me entertain you and everything will be fine.
View the Texas Motor Speedway entry list below.
It’s the first race of three in the Round of 8 of the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. Additionally, the NASCAR Xfinity Series also opens their Round of 8 at Texas.
13 October, 2021 - 12:24pm
13 October, 2021 - 10:08am
See where your favorite driver will pit for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway (2 p.m. ET on NBC/NBC Sports App, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).
13 October, 2021 - 07:59am
Kyle Larson earned the Busch Pole Award for Sunday’s Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at the Texas Motor Speedway (2 p.m. ET on NBC/NBC Sports App, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), the first race of the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs Round of 8.
Larson, winner of last Sunday’s race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval, will start on pole for the ninth time in 2021 in the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet.
AJ Allmendinger will start on pole in the No. 16 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet for Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series Andy’s Frozen Custard 335 at Texas (3 p.m. ET, NBC/NBC Sports App, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), the first race in the Round of 8.
As NASCAR adapted to COVID-19 protocols last season, practice and qualifying were eliminated at a majority of national-series events to limit at-track time, exposure and to cut race weekend costs. To determine starting lineups, competition officials used grouped draws, added inversions for weekend doubleheaders, and eventually adopted a performance-metrics formula. That metrics format remains in place this season, drawing on performance from both individual races and season-long results.
NASCAR’s metrics formula for 2021 weighs:
See the full lineup for Sunday’s Cup Series race below.
Practice and qualifying are tentatively scheduled for eight Cup Series races this year. Just one race remains with Busch Pole Qualifying on the schedule — the season-ending championship race Nov. 7 at Phoenix Raceway.
12 October, 2021 - 09:14am