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September 27, 2020

What You May Have Missed from the NASCAR Truck Series at Las Vegas by Matt Weaver

Michael Jordan’s New NASCAR Team Can’t Lose If He Applies This Tried-and-True Business Principle by Jeff Haden

Five to Watch: Key story lines for 2020 Las Vegas playoff race by Jeff Wackerlin

Speed Sport:
Alex Bowman: “I think we’re in a good place” by Jacob Seelman

September 26, 2020

Rick Houston Runs to Preserve NASCAR History, One Page at a Time by Matt Weaver

Bristol Herald Courier:
‘The Bean Machine’ had big night in Bristol by Allen Gregory

CBS Sports:
Kevin Harvick talks NASCAR in 2020 as well as Bubba Wallace’s new ride with Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin by Matthew Mayer

Austin Hill Capitalizes on Sheldon Creed’s Mistake, Wins Truck Race at Las Vegas by Zach Gillispie;
Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: 2020 South Point 400 and
Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 South Point 400 by Joy Tomlinson

Indianapolis Star:
Dario Franchitti on Jimmie Johnson’s move to IndyCar: ‘This isn’t some vanity project’ by Nathan Brown

Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Austin Hill holds on for NASCAR truck series win at LVMS and
Joey Logano says coronavirus pandemic has been humbling by Ron Kantowski

Michigan Live:
 Michigan teen turns part-time ride into full-time NASCAR gig by Dave Kaminski

Austin Hill tops Creed in Las Vegas Truck playoff win by Jim Utter

Hill holds off Creed for Gander Trucks playoff victory at Las Vegas

NBC Sports:
Austin Hill wins Las Vegas Truck race;
Natalie Decker not medically cleared for Las Vegas Truck race;
General Motors announces leadership for technical center and
Stage points crucial at Las Vegas in Round of 12 by Daniel McFadin and
Brandon Brown hopes to shed underdog role in Xfinity playoffs;
Charlotte Roval to host limited number of fans by Dustin Long

Limited fan attendance approved for Charlotte Roval by Kelly Crandall

September 25, 2020

TikTok Sponsors NASCAR Xfinity Series Racer Ryan Vargas by Shlomo Sprung

Fox Sports:
Who to Watch – Before Sunday by Bob Pockrass

Holding A Pretty Wheel: When NASCAR’s Instant Gratification Isn’t So Gratifying After All by Amy Henderson;
NASCAR 101: Most Wins in a Cup Season in the Modern Era by Kevin Rutherford;
Fire on Fridays: Jeremy Mayfiels Mends Friendship With Ray Evernham, Is “On the List” of Potential SRX Drivers by Michael Massie;
4 Burning Questions: Like Mike by Michael Finley;
Driver Vs. Driver: Rookies–Ryan Newman Vs. Jimmie Johnson by Jesse Johnston and Amy Henderson;
Friday Faceoff: Was Ross Chastain the Best Option for the No. 42? by Frontstretch Staff

Las Vegas Review-Journal:
King Sisolak needlessly bans fans from South Point 400 by Victor Joecks
Martin Truex Jr. threw shade on 2019 South Point field by Ron Kantowksi

Cup and Truck Series races see part-time teams return to action in Las Vegas by Brock Beard

Michigan teen turns part-time ride into full-time NASCAR gig by Steve Kaminski

Motor Racing Network:
Las Vegas Weekend Preview by Jeff Wackerlin

GM restructures its motorsports operations with two new hires and
Kevin Harvick: “I don’t think we lack any confidence” by Jim Utter

Motorsports Analytics:
Logical pit strategy has dominated NASCAR’s playoffs. Can it win a championship? by David Smith

Las Vegas preview: Who has the best, worst outlooks for Round of 12 opener by Sean Montgomery;
Hendrick Motorsports penalized for exceeding 2020 wind tunnel test time;
Breaking down the NASCAR Cup Series Round of 12 Playoffs field

NBC Sports:
Stage points crucial at Las Vegas in Round of 12 by Daniel McFadin;
Friday 5: Team’s departure adds to ‘extremely stressful’ time and
NASCAR fines Hendrick Motorsports $100,000 by Dustin Long

Race Fans Forever:
Six Lead Changes… It’s Bristol  Baby by David Nance

Hendrick Motorsports fined $100,000 for wind tunnel violation by Kelly Crandall

Racin Boys:
GM selects Eric Warren to manage N.C. technical center by Lee Spencer

Speedway Media:
Harvick awarded pole position for Cup Playoff race at Vegas by Andrew Kim

September 24, 2020

Bristol Herald Courier:
NASCAR’s All-Star race may not be at BMS next season by Allen Gregory

Des Moines Register:
From two broken legs to a second NASCAR championship? That’s the plan for resilient Iowan Brett Moffitt by Chad Leistikow

Fox Sports:
Jordan: “I want to win tomorrow” by Bob Pockrass

ARCA Preview: 2020 Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 at Memphis by Christian Koelle;
2-Headed Monster: Has Ryan Blaney’s Career Been a Disappointment? by Mark Kristl and Clayton Caldwell;
Eyes on Xfinity: Previewing the 2020 Playoffs by Dustin Albino

Gaming Today:
South Point 400 in Las Vegas Kicks off Round of 12 in Playoffs by Micah Roberts

Indianapolis Star:
Insider: How and why Conor Daly is racing a truck with no practice or previous experience by Nathan Brown

Kickin the Tires:
Kyle Weatherman talks ‘Back The Blue’ and his 2020 season by Sarah Handy;
NTSB puts blame on pilots in 2019 crash of plane carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr. and family by Jerry Jordan

Motor Racing Network:
Quest for the Xfinity Series Title Begins at Las Vegas by Jeff Wackerlin

NTSB cites pilot error in 2019 crash of Dale Earnhardt Jr. plane by Jim Utter

Briscoe, Cindric immersed in Xfinity title chase with uncertainty of ’21 taking backseat by Terrin Waack;
Las Vegas 101: TV schedule, key stats, Goodyear tires and more by Sean Montgomery;
Martin Truex Jr. Foundation, NASCAR Foundation team for Honor A Cancer Hero program by Pat DeCola

NBC Sports:
NTSB releases final report on Dale Jr. plane crash and
Michael Jordan excited for NASCAR future with Denny Hamlin by Dustin Long;
Champion or not, Chase Briscoe won’t let Xfinity title define season and
Mike Wallace’s appeal of indefinite suspension denied by Daniel McFadin

Pilot error cited in NTSB final report of 2019 Earnhardt Jr plane crash  and
Harvick, Kyle Busch, 1-2 at Bristol, will share Las Vegas front row by Kelly Crandall

September 23, 2020

Michael Jordan’s NASCAR Arrival is the Embodiment of Next-Gen by Matt Weaver

Did You Notice?: 2020 NASCAR Prospects Need Patience… & Potential Rides by Tom Bowles ;
The Frontstretch 5: Big 2020 NASCAR Silly Season Dominoes Yet to Fall by Amy Henderson;
Power Rankings: Dirty Dozen Edition by Dennis Michelson;
Natalie Decker Details Hospital Stay, Sets Sights on Breaking Her Own Record by Adam Cheek ;
NASCAR Mailbox: Has Denny Hamlin Lost His 2020 Mojo or Was 1st Round Struggle a Fluke? by Brandon Hauff

Kickin the Tires:
Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan name Bubba Wallace as driver for new team by Jerry Jordan

Motor Racing Network:
Harvick Class of the Field by Pete Pistone

Xfinity title shot another “stepping stone” for Austin Cindric by Jim Utter

Chastain focused on 2020 Xfinity playoffs amid Cup Series plans by Terrin Waack;
How the NASCAR Charter system works;
Meet the 2020 Xfinity Series playoff field by Chase Wilhelm;
Power Rankings: Kyle Busch creeping up on Kevin Harvick? by Pat DeCola

NBC Sports:
100 days left in 2020, what else can happen? by Dustin Long;
NASCAR Power Rankings: Kevin Harvick back at No. 1 and
MJ bringing talents to NASCAR a ‘dream come true’

Blaney’s playoffs exit a disappointment, but not a surprise by Kelly Crandall

USA Today:
What Michael Jordan’s owner partnership with Denny Hamlin could do for Bubba Wallace and NASCAR by Michelle R. Martinelli

September 22, 2020

Associated Press:
NASCAR’s dizzying silly season will change landscape by Jenna Fryer

Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan Launch NASCAR Cup Team, Hires Bubba Wallace by Matt Weaver

Michael Jordan And Denny Hamlin Launch New Nascar Team With Bubba Wallace As Driver by Kurt Badenhausen;
Affordability, Restart Prowess Make Ross Chastain An Obvious Pick For NASCAR’s Chip Ganassi Racing by David Smith

FOX Sports:
Bubba Wallace and MJ join forces by Bob Pockrass

5 Points to Ponder: Ross Chastain Plus Chip Ganassi Equals What in 2021? ands;
German Racing Sells NASCAR Charter, Will Close After 2020 Season by Tom Bowles
ARCA Showdown Rundown: Where We Stand After Bristol by Christian Koelle;
Beside the Rising Tide: The Playoffs Are Ruining NASCAR Racing by Matt McLaughlin;
Couch Potato Tuesday: Which Bristol Race Had More Cutoff Coverage by Phil Allaway;
Driver Denny Hamlin, Michael Jordan Starting Cup Team, Bubba Wallace to Drive by Kevin Rutherford;
The Underdog House: Michael McDowell Does Better, Still Best at Bristol by Frank Velat

Godfather Motorsports:
Critical Week Coming For Kyle Busch by Dave Moody

Denny Hamlin, Michael Jordan to field Cup team for Bubba Wallace by Jim Utter

Motorsports Tribune:
Hamlin and Jordan Purchase Charter from Germain to Start Cup Team by Luis Torres

Bubba Wallace to drive for owners Michael Jordan, Denny Hamlin in 2021

Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin Partner to Form New NASCAR Team

NBC Sports:
NASCAR Silly season features Bubba Wallace, Michael Jordan and
Brad Daugherty: Michael Jordan to NASCAR is ‘huge moment’ and
Germain Racing sells charter, will exit sport at end of season and
Denny Hamlin, Michael Jordan to own a Cup team by Dustin Long;
Report: Cup to compete at Circuit of the Americas in 2021 by Daniel McFadin

Hamlin starts Cup team with Michael Jordan; Wallace to drive and
Chastain lands full-time Ganassi NASCAR ride for 2021 by Kelly Crandall

Racin Boys:
Michael Jordan joins the NASCAR ownership ranks with Denny Hamlin by Lee Spencer

Skirts and Scuffs:
Ross Chastain to Drive the No. 42 in 2021  and
Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan to Form Cup Series Team by Courtney Horn

Stock Car Gazette:
Kevin Harvick Wins Again (And Kyle Busch HATES Being Second) by Chuck Abrams

The Race:
NBA legend Jordan sets up NASCAR team, Wallace to drive by Valentin Khorounzhly

USA Today:
Michael Jordan, Denny Hamlin form new NASCAR team, hire Bubba Wallace as driver by Steve Gardner

Yahoo Sports:
Michael Jordan is coming to NASCAR by Dan Wetzel

September 21, 2020

Associated Press:
Chastain snags Ganassi Cup ride in busy NASCAR free agency by Jenna Fryer

Auto Racing Daily:
NASCAR Cup: Ross Chastain claims No. 42 seat by Amanda Vincent

First 4 Cut from NASCAR Cup Playoffs after Bristol Night Race by Matt Weaver

FOX Sports:
Down to twelve by Bob Pockrass

What Can Kyle Busch Do to Break His Winless Streak? by Zach Sturniolo;
Up to Speed: Tough Decisions Ahead for Ford’s NASCAR Teams by Bryan Gable;
Ty Dillon: ‘I Think My Best Racing Has Yet to Come’ by Dustin Albino;
Stock Car Scoop: Kyle Busch’s Lapped Traffic Rant, ‘These Kids Can’t Stay Out Of The Way’ by Bryan Nolen;
The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol by Amy Henderson

Motor Racing Network:
Power Rankings by Pete Pistone

Ross Chastain to drive Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. 42 in 2021 and
Bowyer advances, plans to “swing for the fence” in Round of 12 and
Cole Custer: “We can hold our head high” despite playoff exit by Jim Utter

Ross Chastain to take Cup ride with Chip Ganassi Racing No. 42 team in 2021;
Kevin Harvick looking to make 2020 ‘the greatest season ever’ by Terrin Waack

NBC Sports:
Clint Bowyer: ‘Getting back to our consistency’ ahead next round by Daniel McFadin;
Ross Chastain to drive for Chip Ganassi Racing in 2021 and
Bristol winners and losers by Dustin Long

Playoff bubble bursts for Blaney, DiBenedetto, Custer and Byron and
Kyle Busch lashes out after Bristol near-miss by Kelly Crandall

Racin Boys:
Ross Chastain will pilot the No. 42 Ganassi Racing Cup car in 2021 by Lee Spencer

Racin Today:
It’s Still 2020: Harvick Wins, Busch Does Not by Deb Williams

Speedway Media:
NASCAR Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series Power Rankings – Bristol and
Four Takeaways from the NASCAR Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series Race at Bristol and
NASCAR Xfinity Series Power Rankings – Bristol II by Briar Starr;
Blaney, Custer and DiBenedetto fail to transfer in the 2020 Cup Playoffs and
Byron’s title hopes ends at Bristol and
Harvick scores ninth Cup victory of 2020 at Bristol by Andrew Kim

USA Today:
Kyle Busch slams Joey Logano, other lapped drivers for being in the way at Bristol by Michelle R. Martinelli