57th Daytona 500 NASCAR Talk content recap

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In case you missed any of NASCAR Talk’s extensive on-site coverage from Daytona Beach for the 2015 Speedweeks, we’ve compiled a post recap from Nate Ryan, Dustin Long, Jerry Bonkowski and Chris Estrada below following Sunday’s 57th Daytona 500:

POST-RACE
Secret to Joey Logano’s Daytona 500 victory? It was what he did off the track
After Daytona 500 win, Joey Logano has plenty of texts, emails to answer (SOCIAL)
Where you can find Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano on radio, TV this week
Ryan: A maturing Joey Logano brings the party to Team Penske at Daytona
The 57th Daytona 500 by the numbers; Unofficial Results, Winnings and Stats
Regan Smith finishes 16th in quiet fill-in role for Kurt Busch
Matt Crafton relishes Daytona 500 run filling in for Kyle Busch
Despite finishing second, Kevin Harvick happy with Daytona 500 effort
Denny Hamlin strong again in Daytona 500, but win proves elusive
Final Daytona 500 farewell isn’t what Jeff Gordon hoped for
“Real bad decision” costs Dale Earnhardt Jr. a shot at Daytona 500 repeat

DAYTONA 500 RACE REPORT
Joey Logano holds off Kevin Harvick to win 57th Daytona 500

IN-RACE UPDATES
Brad Keselowski blows engine with 40 laps to go; McMurray, Newman involved (VIDEO)
Tony Stewart’s Daytona 500 woes continue with 42nd place finish
Jeff Gordon dominant so far in expected final Daytona 500 (Halfway Update)
Stewart, Kenseth, Blaney in first wreck of Daytona 500

SUNDAY PRE-RACE POSTS
Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s secret weapon on spotter’s stand: T.J. Majors
Drivers raring to go for 57th Daytona 500 (SOCIAL)
Matt Crafton on Daytona 500 start: “I’ve been waiting for this my entire life”
Harvick criticizes tracks for SAFER inaction
Daytona 500: Start time, lineup, TV info and more
Daytona International Speedway to cover walls with SAFER barriers

SELECTED OTHER PRE-RACE POSTS
Forbes: Hendrick most valuable NASCAR team, Dale Earnhardt Jr. highest earning driver
Danica Patrick adamant she’s not leaving NASCAR for F1: “I wouldn’t go anyway”
Hamlin, Kahne lead final Daytona 500 practice
Uniformity: Here’s how the Daytona 500 fire suits look
NASCAR announces 20 nominees for 2016 Hall of Fame class
Gentlemen, start your engineers: College educations increasingly calling the shots
Is your favorite driver heading for a crash in Daytona 500?

BUSCH BROTHERS UPDATES
Kyle Busch expected to remain hospitalized in Daytona Beach, Fla. for second consecutive night
Kyle and Samantha Busch show support from hospital for No. 18 team (PHOTO); Samantha also updates
Joe Gibbs provides update on Kyle Busch’s injuries
Kyle Busch’s Super Late Model driver wins at New Smyrna
Kurt Busch’s second appeal denied
Kyle Busch out indefinitely after suffering compound fracture of right leg in Daytona crash
Kyle Busch will not race in Daytona 500
Kyle Busch taken off racetrack on stretcher after horrific crash (VIDEO)
Panel denies Kurt Busch appeal
Questions and answers about appeal process
Regan Smith believes he can win in place of Kurt Busch
Regan Smith to drive for suspended Kurt Busch
Attorney: Kurt Busch to “immediately” appeal NASCAR suspension
NASCAR indefinitely suspends Kurt Busch (VIDEO)
Early report foretold Kurt Busch’s suspension from NASCAR
Commissioner finds Kurt Busch’s version less credible than Patricia Driscoll’s
Kurt Busch’s attorney files motion to reopen protective order hearing

SATURDAY XFINITY POSTS
Roush Fenway Racing young guns flex muscle in Xfinity opener
Ryan Reed scores first career Xfinity win with last-lap pass (VIDEO)
Kyle Busch taken off racetrack on stretcher after horrific crash (VIDEO)
Regan Smith flips in big Xfinity crash at Daytona
Austin Dillon wins pole for Xfinity opener
Kyle Busch criticizes group qualifying after six-car Xfinity crash
Title sponsor Xfinity reveals new series trophy

FRIDAY CAMPING WORLD TRUCK POSTS
Tyler Reddick wins Truck Series opener
Big One strikes in Truck Series opener
Ty Dillon wins pole for Truck opener

BUDWEISER DUEL POSTS
One day later, Danica Patrick still frustrated over Denny Hamlin and nearly missing Daytona 500
Budwieser Duel 150 wrecks affect nearly one third of Daytona 500 field
Danica on ride into field: “It felt dire”
Making Daytona 500 field emotional for some drivers
Starting lineup for 57th Daytona 500, courtesy of Duel results
Despite Duel win, Daytona 500 win won’t be easier for Dale Jr.
What Denny and Danica said to each other after Budweiser Duel
Johnson wins second Duel; Denny and Danica collide, but she still makes field
Four-car wreck brings out red flag in Budweiser Duel 2
Dale Jr. rallies to win Budweiser Duel 1
Start times, TV info and lineup for Budweiser Duel

Further posts from Daytona can be found by clicking here, for all posts compiled from Thursday and earlier in the week.

Saturday Las Vegas Xfinity race: Start time, TV channel

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs get underway with the Saturday Xfinity race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The race is the first of seven to determine the champion.

Chase Briscoe is on the pole after his win last weekend at Bristol

Here is all the info for the Saturday Las Vegas Xfinity race:

(All times are Eastern)

START: The command to start engines will be given at 7:38 p.m by Cup driver Bubba Wallace. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 7:47 p.m.

PRERACE: Garage access health screening begins at 1 p.m. Drivers report to their cars at 7:20 p.m. The invocation will be given at 7:30 p.m. by Motor Racing Outreach Chaplain, Billy Mauldin. The national anthem will be performed by Mackenzie Mackey at 7:31 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is 200 laps (300 miles) around the 1.5-mile track.

STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 45. Stage 2 ends on Lap 90.

TV/RADIO: Coverage begins on NBCSN with Countdown to Green at 7 p.m. Race broadcast begins at 7:30 p.m. Performance Racing Network’s radio coverage will begin at 7 p.m.. and also can be heard at goprn.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry the broadcast.

STREAMING: Watch the race on the NBC Sports App. Click here for the link.

FORECAST: The wunderground.com forecast calls for clear skies with a high of 98 degrees and no chance of rain at the start of the race.

LAST RACE: Chase Briscoe beat Ross Chastain and Austin Cindric at Bristol.

LAST RACE AT LAS VEGAS: Chase Briscoe beat Austin Cindric and Ryan Sieg for the win in February.

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for Xfinity starting lineup

Results, point standings after Truck race at Las Vegas

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Austin Hill won Friday night’s Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for his second win of 2020.

He beat Sheldon Creed for the victory.

The top five was completed by Tanner Gray, Stewart Friesen and Chandler Smith.

IndyCar driver Conor Daly finished 18th and Travis Pastrana was 21st.

Click here for the race results.

Point Standings

With his win, Austin Hill is the first driver to advance to the second round of the playoffs.

Todd Gilliland is last in the playoff standings with 2,050 points. He is 13 points behind Ben Rhodes.

Click here for the standings.

Austin Hill wins Las Vegas Truck race

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Austin Hill won Friday night’s Truck Series playoff race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, leading the final 39 laps to score the victory.

Hill took the lead on a restart and held off charges from Sheldon Creed over the final 20 laps.

Creed’s progress was slowed with 11 laps to go when he got loose and scraped the wall in Turn 1. He was never able to get close enough to Hill to make a challenge.

Creed dominated the early portion of the race, leading 89 laps before he struggled to get going on the final restart and briefly fell to seventh.

The win is the second of the year for Hill. He’s the first playoff driver to win in the postseason and it come after he finished 25th at Bristol.

“We didn’t have the best truck tonight by no means,” Hill told FS1. “Pit crew did a hell of job on that last pit stop getting me into the position I needed to. I just had to go out there and get it. … Sheldon was definitely way faster than me. … I was probably looking in my mirror more than I was our front. I knew he was better than we were.”

The top five was completed by Tanner Gray, Stewart Friesen and Chandler Smith.

More: Race results and point standings

STAGE 1 WINNER: Sheldon Creed

STAGE 2 WINNER: Sheldon Creed

WHO HAD A GOOD RACE: Tanner Gray, Stewart Friesen and Chandler Smith all matched their best results of the season … While he was the first driver to finish one lap down, IndyCar driver Conor Daly placed 18th in his first career Truck Series start … Travis Pastrana placed 21st in his second start of the season.

WHO HAD A BAD RACE: Rachael Lessard finished 20th after he had to pit early in the race following contact with the wall … Ben Rhodes finished 23rd after he spun from contact with Stewart Friesen and hit the inside wall on Lap 84 … Jordan Anderson’s engine expired on the ensuing restart. He finished 32nd.

NOTABLE: Natalie Decker, who was not medically cleared to compete Friday night, was treated and released from the infield care center.

WHAT’S NEXT: Race at Talladega Superspeedway, 1 p.m. ET Oct. 3 on FS1

 

Natalie Decker not medically cleared for Las Vegas Truck race

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NASCAR announced right before Friday night’s Truck Series race that Natalie Decker hadn’t been medically cleared to compete.

No details were provided about the issue that prevented Decker from being cleared. During the final stage of the race, NASCAR announced she had been treated and released from the infield medical center.

The Niece Motorsports driver would have started 23rd. Due to her No. 44 truck having cleared inspection and having been placed on the starting grid she was credited with a last-place finish.

Decker has made 11 starts this year. She missed the June 28 race at Pocono after she was hospitalized due to bile duct complications related to her gallbladder removal in December.

Decker provided this update Saturday morning.