Six of the eight playoff drivers were among the 10 fastest Trucks in the final practice session.
Kyle Larson celebrates winning the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway on September 9, 2017. The Cup Series playoffs opened with a record-low television rating, while one of NASCAR’s star drivers doesn’t have a full-time sponsor for next season. Chase Elliott entered the Monster Energy Cup
Jimmie Johnson smacked the wall first and Chase Elliott quickly followed the champion's miscalculated route when his car slammed into about the same spot. The Hendrick Motorsports drivers traded their Chevrolets for John Deere golf cart rides to the medical center. At first glance, team owner Rick