Monday, October 1, 2018

NASCAR Weekend of 1st - Weekend Racing Recap

NASCAR Weekend of Firsts - Weekend Racing Recap

Winners: Ryan Blaney (#MENCS); Hailie Deegan (#KNWest); Chase Briscoe (#NXS)

Ryan Blaney Scored his First #Win of the 2018 Season

Ryan Blaney Scored his First #Win of the 2018 Season

Ryan Blaney is a key pillar of NASCAR’s youth movement. After starting ninth on the grid, he scored his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory with Team Penske in the inaugural ‘Bank of America ROVAL 400’ at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The win was his second victory in one hundred and nineteen (119) MENCS races.

When the race went back green on lap 104, Blaney fought his way into the top-three behind leader Martin Truex Jr. and Jimmie Johnson. Coming to the final corner, Johnson, in a last-ditch effort to win the race, slid into Truex Jr., causing both cars to spin within sight of the finish line. 

Blaney avoided the incident and beat Jamie McMurray to the finish line to win, his first victory of the 2018 season.

"We restarted sixth the last one there and got to third with a couple of laps to go. I was really just riding there in third. We were good to go on points and was going to advance to the next round on points. They were so far ahead I wasn't even really trying to catch them and then I saw them close to each other through the oval track and I was like, ‘Oh, something might happen here.' I went down in there, they touched and I was lucky to sneak through there. I'd rather go out and dominate the race and win by a lap, but you've got to take them how you can get them. We put ourselves in position. We did a great job all day of winning a stage and putting us in a good spot for points. It just worked out for us." Ryan Blaney

Hailie Deegan - First Woman #Winner in the K&N Pro Series

Hailie Deegan - First Woman #Winner in the #NASCAR K&N Pro Series

The K&N Pro Series West was first formed in 1954. It soon became the proving ground for drivers from the western United States. Seventeen year old, Hailie Deegan took the checkered flag in the ‘NAPA Auto Parts/Idaho 208’ at Meridian Speedway in Idaho Saturday to become the series first female winner in its long history.

“Oh my god,” Deegan said in Victory Lane, “This has to be the best day of my life right here. It doesn’t get any better than this. People don’t understand how many days, how many hours I’ve put into this. How much work I’ve done to get to this moment. It’s just amazing … this is the happiest day of my life. We did it.”

Chase Briscoe Gets First Xfinity #Win

Chase Briscoe Gets First #NASCAR Xfinity #Win

Driving the No. 98 Ford fielded by Biagi DenBeste Racing in collaboration with Stewart-Haas Racing, Briscoe claimed his first victory in the #NASCAR Xfinity series.

Chase Briscoe made the most of pit strategy that put him out front during Saturday’s inaugural NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course and lead the last twenty-four (24) of fifty-five (55) laps in the Drive for the Cure 200.

“This is unreal,” an elated Briscoe said after the race. “I was four seconds off in practice, and my guys stuck behind me and kept working with me. It’s just an honor and privilege to drive a race car and to do it for my hero, (Stewart-Haas co-owner) Tony Stewart, and get a win.

“I feel like my career was getting really bad this year, and I needed to get my stock back up, and I just can’t believe it. Thanks to all these fans for coming out-what an awesome crowd! I hope you all enjoyed that race. It’s going to be a good one tomorrow (Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event).”

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  2. Chase Briscoe – 2018 NXS Charlotte Roval Race
  3. #NASCAR Xfinity Playoff Excitement Turns To The Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course
  4. Monster Energy #NASCAR Cup Series Road Course Aces
  5. Carolina Panthers Head Coach Ron Rivera Named Grand Marshal for Bank of America ROVAL™ 400

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