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September 16, 2019

Associated Press:
Former NASCAR Driver Killed In Single-Engine Plane Crash;
Truex Races Into 2nd Round With Win In Opening Playoff Race by Jenna Fryer

Autoweek:
Kyle Busch frustrated to finish 19th after contact with drivers “that haven’t won in Late Models and don’t know where to go”  and
NASCAR playoffs outlook after Las Vegas by Matt Weaver

Forbes:
A Perfect Stroke Of Timing For NASCAR by Dave Caldwell

Frontstretch:
Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 South Point 400 at Las Vegas by Bryan Davis Keith;
Ryan Newman Earns Top 10 In Playoff Opener: We’re Capable Of More by Davey Segal;
Pace Laps: Lady Luck Takes Over at Las Vegas Motor Speedway by Frontstretch Staff;
Mike Stefanik Dies in Plane Crash at Age 61 by Michael Finley;
Up to Speed: It’s Complicated Between NASCAR & the NFL by Bryan Gable;
The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2019 South Point 400 at Las Vegas by Adam Cheek

LASTCAR:
While Erik Jones makes up nine laps to avoid repeating in Las Vegas, Kurt Busch finishes last for the first time since 2008 and
Garrett Smithley and sponsor look to run more Cup races and
Ryan Sieg makes Playoff cut, even after disqualification bumps teammate Yeley out of last place and
On a night of engine failures in Vegas, John Hunter Nemechek’s fast truck does not start by Brock Beard

Motor Racing Network:
Tough Race for Some Playoff Drivers and
Frustrating Night for Kyle Busch and
Las Vegas Rear-View Mirror and
Truex Jr. Wins Playoff Opener by Pete Pistone

Motorsport:
Kevin Harvick: “We gave ourselves an opportunity” for a win and
Martin Truex Jr. wins playoff opener at Las Vegas by Jim Utter;
Kyle Busch: “Pathetic” lapped traffic “don’t know where to go” and
NASCAR Modified legend Stefanik killed in plane crash by Nick DeGroot

Motorsports Beat:
Playoff Points: Xfinity/Truck update leaving Las Vegas and
Joey Logano rallies for top-10 after mixed-bag Vegas run by Aaron Bearden

NASCAR.com:
Logano on Suarez contact: We paid the penalty for his mistake by Chase Wilhelm;
Erik Jones’ hopes of playoff advancement take a hit at Las Vegas;
Playoffs Pulse: Analyzing the field after Las Vegas opener;
NASCAR Modified legend Mike Stefanik dies in plane crash;
NASCAR.com staff’s 2019 playoff predictions

NBC Sports:
Kyle Busch calls out ‘guys who have never won Late Model races’ in Cup and
Las Vegas winners and losers by Nate Ryan;
Brad Keselowski rebounds to ‘steal’ third-place finish in playoff opener and
Martin Truex Jr. wins South Point 400 at Las Vegas by Daniel McFadin;
William Byron rallies to score a top 10 in his first Cup playoff race and
NASCAR champion Mike Stefanik killed in plane crash by Dustin Long

Popular Speed:
Kyle Larson Recovers For Top-10 At Vegas and
Cindric Confident Leaving Vegas by Mitchell Breuer

RaceDayCT:
Nine-Time NASCAR Champion, Modified Racing Legend Mike Stefanik Killed In Plane Crash by Shawn Courchesne

Racer:
Harvick pleased with runner-up finish at Las Vegas and
Kyle Busch left frustrated after playoff opener at Las Vegas by Kelly Crandall

Racin Boys:
Truex triumphs in Las Vegas Playoff opener by Lee Spencer

Speedway Media:
Playoff Opener at Vegas goes to Martin Truex Jr. and
Gray Gaulding part of successful trio in fuel mileage to finish seventh by Justin Schuoler


September 15, 2019

Arizona Daily Star:
Tucson’s Alex Bowman enjoying ‘dream come true’ at NASCAR playoffs by Greg Hansen

Associated Press:
Tyler Reddick Stretches Gas Tank To A Win In The Desert

Athlon Sports:
NASCAR 2019 Playoff Preview: Las Vegas Kicks Off Championship Chase and
Inside The Starting Lineup: Clint Bowyer Leads 1-2-3-4 Sweep For Stewart-Haas Racing by Tom Bowles;
NASCAR Fantasy Picks: Best Las Vegas Motor Speedway Drivers For DFS by Joy Tomlinson

Autoweek:
NASCAR’s new rules package means a new rule of engagement by Matt Weaver

Frontstretch:
Xfinity Breakdown: Tyler Reddick, Randall Burnett Conjure Magical Win in Las Vegas by Nick Tylwalk;
Christopher Bell Relegated to Runner-Up After Tyler Reddick Stretches Fuel in Vegas and
Justin Allgaier Records Top 5 in Vegas, Ready To Challenge Big 3 in Playoffs by Davey Segal;
Rolling the Dice: Tyler Reddick Clinches Xfinity Series Regular Season Title, Wins at Las Vegas and
ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: 2019 Kentuckiana Ford Dealers Fall Classic at Salem by Bryan Davis Keith

Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Tyler Reddick parlays fuel strategy into Xfinity Series win and
Clint Bowyer races to South Point 400 pole in Las Vegas by Ron Kantowski

Kickin the Tires:
Elliott Sadler’s career comes to a close at Las Vegas; Ends with a Top-10 by Sarah Handy;
Clint Bowyer snaps 12-year streak of no pole starts with fastest lap at Las Vegas by Jerry Jordan

Motor Racing Network:
South Point 400 Storylines by Pete Pistone

Motorsport:
Reddick fuel gamble pays off with Las Vegas Xfinity win and
Clint Bowyer wins Las Vegas pole – his first in 12 years by Jim Utter

NASCAR.com:
The Action Network: Three playoff drivers to bet by Nick Giffen;
No. 39 Xfinity Series car fails inspection, disqualified at Las Vegas;
Byron enters playoffs as least experienced driver but is hot at right time by Zack Albert;
Reddick manages fuel, wins regular-season finale at Las Vegas;
Fantasy Update: Last-minute Las Vegas lineup, props advice by RJ Kraft;
Sting of missing playoffs motivates Johnson by Chase Wilhelm

NBC Sports:
Chaos or calm? What do drivers expect in playoff opener? by Dustin Long;
Ryan Sieg’s car fails inspection at Las Vegas, 14th-place finish disqualified and
Tyler Reddick wins Xfinity race at Las Vegas on fuel-mileage gamble by Daniel McFadin

Popular Speed:
Poole’s Part-Time Effort Strives In Vegas by Mitchell Breuer

Racer:
‘I’ve learned to let go of the things I can’t control’ – Hamlin by Kelly Crandall

The Racing Experts:
Clint Bowyer nets first pole since 2007 and
Top-10 finish for Elliott Sadler in final start by Dominic Aragon;
Tyler Reddick ties Bowyer, Stenhouse on Xfinity Series wins list by Chris Salazar and Dominic Aragon

Speedway Media:
Reddick Hits the Royal Flush of Fuel Mileage to Win at Vegas and
Clint Bowyer Leads a Stewart Haas Sweep by Winning the Pole for the South Point 400 and
Austin Hill Gambles with Four Tires to Win at Vegas As Playoff Drivers Struggle and
Jones Confident with 2019 Playoff Contention, Focused on Results and Not Luck by Justin Schuoler


September 14, 2019

Associated Press:
Joe Gibbs Has A Heavyweight Lineup In NASCAR’s Playoffs by Jenna Fryer;
Hill Wins At Las Vegas; Enfinger And Sauter Eliminated

Forbes:
NASCAR Veteran And Funny Man Clint Bowyer Talks Everyday Racing, Kevin Harvick, Having Beers With Fans by Andy Frye

Frontstretch:
Tracking the Trucks: Austin Hill, Hattori Racing Gamble to Win in Las Vegas by Beth Lunkenheimer;
Ben Rhodes Escapes Engine Trouble, Leads ThorSport Contingent in Vegas and
Tyler Ankrum Advances To Round of 6 Amid ThorSport Engine Woes by Davey Segal

InsideCircleTrack.com:
NASCAR Playoffs: Now the mistakes are magnifiedby Richard Allen

Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Austin Hill wins NASCAR truck series playoff race in Las Vegas by Ron Kantowski

Motor Racing Network:
Logano Set to Defend Title by Pete Pistone

Motorsport:
Bubba Wallace: “We get paid to race, not fall in line” and
Austin Hill beats Chastain for Las Vegas Truck win and
Denny Hamlin is “all in on Vegas,” not focused on championship by Jim Utter

NASCAR.com:
Byron enters playoffs as least experienced driver but is hot at right time by Zach Albert;
Hill wins at Las Vegas to advance in Truck Series playoffs;
Gragson’s self-improvement includes motivational books and deep talks with Dale Jr. and
Jones learning, growing in time for playoffs by Chase Wilhem;
With rumors swirling, Reddick remains focused on title defense by Jonathan Merryman

NBC Sports:
Clint Bowyer wins pole for South Point 400 by Daniel McFadin;
Austin Hill wins Truck race at Vegas, Sauter and Enfinger exit playoffs by Jerry Bonkowski;
Kyle Busch looks to return to winning ways as playoffs begin and
Let drivers be who they are, especially Bubba by Dustin Long

Nevada Appeal:
NASCAR playoffs start in Las Vegas this weekend by Roger Diez

The Podium Finish:
On Track with Parker Kligerman (Part 2) by Rob Tiongson with Parker Kligerman

Racer:
Busch out to “surprise people” in playoffs and
Wallace slams hypocrisy over hard racing from rivals and
Sadler braces for final start of NASCAR career by Kelly Crandall

Racin Boys:
Kyle Busch needs to regain momentum entering the Playoffs by Lee Spencer

USA Today:
Would NASCAR’s Clint Bowyer wreck another driver to win a playoff race? ‘Hell yes!’ by Michelle Martinelli


September 13, 2019

Autoweek:
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff preview;
Chase Elliott: ‘We can run with anyone when we run our best’;
Denny Hamlin in best position to win a championship for Gibbs, FedEx yet and
Erik Jones says summer streak should continue into NASCAR playoffs by Matt Weaver

Forbes:
Why Denny Hamlin Is The NASCAR Driver To Like, To Beat — And To Bet On by Dave Caldwell

Front Office Sports:
Shot Callers: Scott Warfield, Managing Director of Gaming, NASCAR

Frontstretch:
Holding A Pretty Wheel: The Old-Fashioned Way by Amy Henderson;
Fire on Fridays: 2020 is All or Nothing for Matt DiBenedetto by Joseph Wolkin;
NASCAR 101: Active Drivers with the Most (& Least) Team Owners by Zach Gillispie;
Friday Faceoff: Are There Safety Issues NASCAR Should Address? by Frontstretch Staff;
4 Burning Questions: Anyone Forget About Ross Chastain’s Future? by Michael Finley

Kickin the Tires:
Pending appeal, Washington DC Judge says Patricia Driscoll will serve a year in federal prison by Jerry Jordan

Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Brett Moffitt on major roll heading into Las Vegas truck race by Ron Kantowksi

Motor Racing Network:
CGR Teammates Ready for Playoffs by Pete Pistone;
Las Vegas Fantasy Racing Preview by Jeff Wackerlin

Motorsport:
Joey Logano “more confident” than the start of 2018 title run and
Kyle Busch wants to ‘seal the deal’ in Homestead this year and
Chase Elliott: “I know it’s in us” to win a Cup championship by Jim Utter

Motorsports Tribune:
Blink of an Eye Review by Luis Torres

NASCAR.com:
Six drivers vying for title No. 2; what becoming a two-time champ would mean to them by Zack Albert;
Hendrick’s youthful trio ready to navigate NASCAR Playoffs and
Gander Outdoors Truck Series drivers face playoff cutoff and
Xfinity Series set to wrap up regular season, lock in playoff field by Holly Cain

NBC Sports:
Ex-girlfriend of Kurt Busch sentenced to prison for fraud, tax evasion and
Friday 5: Examining the most intriguing storyline of the Cup playoffs by Dustin Long

Racer:
Confident Bowyer swaggering into playoffs by Kelly Crandall


September 12, 2019

Frontstretch:
Eyes on Xfinity: Stephen Leicht Overcoming Depression, Looking for Redemption by Dustin Albino;
Odds & Ends Around the Track: Viva Las Vegas Edition by Dennis Michelsen;
2-Headed Monster: Was Signing Matt DiBenedetto the Right Move for the Wood Brothers? by Clayton Caldwell & Vito Pugliese;
Truckin’ Thursdays: What a Difference a Year Makes for Johnny Sauter by Beth Lunkenheimer

Las Vegas Review-Journal:
NASCAR driver treats total strangers to ‘unforgettable experience’ by Ron Kantowski

LASTCAR:
Elliott Sadler’s final start, the return of several Truck Series teams, and good news for DiBenedetto highlight Las Vegas entry lists by Brock Beard

Motor Racing Network:
Las Vegas Weekend Preview by Pete Pistone

Motorsport:
DiBenedetto: Joining Wood Brothers is “unbelievable” by Jim Utter;
Johnson: Open-wheel in plans, but not done with NASCAR by David Malsher

NASCAR.com:
Newman on duplicating 2014 championship run: ‘We know how to fight’ by Chase Wilhelm

NBC Sports:
JTG Daugherty Racing, Leavine Family Racing win eNASCAR Heat playoff opener and
Rick Hendrick: Jimmie Johnson ‘super on fire’ despite missing playoffs by Daniel McFadin;
Aric Almirola looks to be winning bet in Cup playoffs by Jerry Bonkowski;
16 points to ponder as 16 drivers set to race for Cup crown by Dustin Long

New Mexico Motorsports Report: 
Daniel Suarez: ‘Hopefully, we will solve all our issues in the last 10 races’ by John Haverlin and David Swope

USA Today:
As NASCAR playoffs begin, Kyle Busch aims to recapture first-half magic by Bob Pockrass

Vegas Insider:
Las Vegas Betting Preview: 2019 South Point 400 by Micah Roberts