Kyle Busch scored a dramatic preseason victory Tuesday night in the Busch Clash, avoiding a crash between front-runners Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliott, to kick off the NASCAR Cup Series season with the annual exhibition held for the first time on the Daytona International Speedway road course.

Busch led only the last of 35 laps in the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, winning the Clash for the second time. The exhibition race marked the first victory with new crew chief Ben Beshore.

I kinda felt like there was an interesting opportunity that was developing there,” Busch said of the Blaney-Elliott situation. “When that started happening I was hoping they would wreck long enough I could get up there and get by them and win the thing. It’s never over until it’s over in these kind of things.

Denny Hamlin took the lead late in the going of Saturday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway and captured his sixth win of 2020.

Hamlin led the way for a 1-2-3 finish for Team Toyota at the Monster Mile with Martin Truex Jr. in second and Kyle Busch in third. Today’s Cup Series victory marked the 150th time a Toyota Camry made the trip to the Cup Series victory lane since joining NASCAR’s uppermost echelon of racing in 2007.

“I’ve been running down the leaders these last few weeks, but I haven’t been able to get there,” Hamlin said. “We just didn’t control that restart there and we just had to battle back. We had to go back and get it. I was able to work the top line there a little bit to get the momentum. It looked like our car was just a little bit better at moving around to different lines.” DENNY HAMLIN

Chris Dyson in the No. 20 Plaid Mustang won the pole position in qualifying, led every lap of the 29-lap race on Saturday at Daytona International Speedway and clocked the fastest time of the session on his way to his third win of the season, but it wasn’t enough to derail Ernie Francis Jr. (No. 98 Frameless Shower Doors Ford Mustang) in his drive to a sixth career title in the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli.

Dyson mathematically had a chance at the championship if he were to win the season finale and Francis finished last. But with Francis taking second, the points from Dyson’s perfect weekend still weren’t enough to keep Francis from scoring a second consecutive TA title.

Despite coming up shy of his championship goal, the second-year TA driver was happy after the race.

Brentwood native Mason Mingus was a late entry but still won the 35th annual All American 400 on Sunday at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville.

Mingus took the lead on lap 380 after a restart on 375 and stayed in front for the final 20 laps in the race for super late models. He won the $22,000 purse and a commemorative guitar.

Mingus didn’t know he was racing until Thursday when he received a call from driver Dalton Armstrong from New Castle, Indiana. Armstrong was scheduled to drive a Richie Wauters Motorsports car but broke his ankle Thursday in a farming accident and needed someone to drive for him. He asked Mingus to step in. Mingus jumped at the chance to return to the All American 400, which he had competed in several times in the past.

Miller needed only to start the race in Austin, Texas, to clinch his first Trans Am title

Even though he only needed to start the race to secure the TA2 powered by AEM championship, Marc Miller took an emphatic Trans Am presented by Pirelli win at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, on Sunday.

Miller’s No. 40 Prefix/Stevens-Miller Racing Dodge Challenger was fastest in testing, practice, qualifying and ultimately the 100-mile TA2 feature on Sunday.

But as easy as he made it look on the iconic 3.427-mile, 20-turn circuit, the race was by no means an easy one for Miller to win.

Scott Lagasse Jr. (No. 92 SLR/Fields Racing/M1Racecars / Chevrolet Camaro) kept Miller honest for most of the 25 laps, even leading the race at one point.  But Miller pulled it together, clinching his championship in style with his fourth win of the season.

Running a relatively conservative pace over a rugged, dusty, tight and twisty race course in the midst of 36 battling ‘monsters’ in his class, third-generation veteran SoCal desert racing champion Ryan Arciero roared to the Overall and SCORE Trophy Truck race victory Saturday by winning the Inaugural Lucerna SCORE Baja 400 in dramatic fashion in the elapsed-time race.

Round 3 of the four-race 2019 SCORE World Desert Championship was held this past week in Mexico’s Baja California, starting and finishing in Ensenada, the seaside port on the Pacific Ocean, 80 miles south of San Diego.

The celebratory internationally-televised race on a characteristically challenging, intensely rugged 390-mile course started and finished in front of the historic Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center in the heart of Ensenada. The race will be televised as a one-hour special on a date to be announced on ESPN’s World of X Games programming. In association with SCORE, the show is co-produced by BCII TV’s Bud Brutsman.

Ryan Arciero, 46, of Foothill Ranch, Calif., recorded a hard-fought penalty-free winning time 8 hours, 26 minutes and 32 seconds while averaging 46.20 miles per hour in his No. 32 Levi Arciero  Racing Ford F-150 built by Herbst-Smith Fabrication.

Alcon is excited to announce that it has very recently completed the first stage of an investment program in US brake specialists Pro-System Inc. 

The deal consists of Alcon taking a substantial stake in the well-known NC based brake business Pro-System Inc which will pave the way to a considerable expansion of both Alcon’s and Pro-System’s business in the US.

Jonathan Edwards, Alcon Sales Director said, “We have known Pro-System and their leaders Ashley Page and Chris Norburn for many years now, and have always been impressed by the passion, motorsport know how, connections and skills shown by them and their team in North Carolina. It became apparent that both businesses could play an important role with assisting each other in achieving its growth plans; as such, we are delighted to join forces with the Pro-System team”.

The result is that Alcon substantially increases its reach in the USA, both in established and new markets. In addition, Pro-System’s facility in the heart of NASCAR country will serve as a potential manufacturing site for Alcon in time to come.

Alcon’s US President, Phil Stubbs commented, “The Pro-System team has remarkable talents which we aim to nurture and build upon. Alcon has been enjoying significant strategic growth in recent years in the USA and the acceleration that this investment represents gives real opportunity to us. Growth in the NASCAR market will doubtless come with Pro-System becoming the exclusive Alcon distributor adding to their portfolio of top-of-the line products”.