Find the latest NASCAR racing events, news, fixtures standings and gossip that is circulating worldwide. Just the phrase NASCAR Racing Events is enough to get any race enthusiasts adrenalin pumping and for good reason, as it’s an incredible sport and any motor racing, stock car racing fans or speed fans will testify to this.
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Sanctioning over 1500 races across more than 100 racetracks worldwide these races cannot be overlooked by any grease monkey, piston-head or muscle car admirer. This sport hosts events across the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe and more recently have been actively promoting racing events in Japan and significantly the involvement of Japanese car Manufacturer Toyota becoming involved over the last decade or so with a fair amount of success upon their arrival.
With the biggest names in the game including but not limited to people such as:
- Joey Logano
- Richard Petty
- Jimmie Johnson
- Dale Earnhardt
- Kevin Harvick
This list could go on as these races are becoming more popular on the international stage as race protagonists show their interest with track events being viewed globally. So let’s have a look at what is happening today within the racing community.
Who are the movers and shakers when it comes to today’s Standings? The National Association for Stock Car Racing is best known for its three flagship racing events; The Monster Energy NASCAR cup series (MENCS), The Xfinity series and The Gander Outdoors Truck series.
Today there are hundreds of racing drivers competing and striving for a ranking amongst the Standings across these three competitions. So who are the big names? Who are the main contenders across this sport? The top five ranked race drivers/operators within the above leagues are:
Monster Energy Cup (MENCS)
- Joey ‘Sliced Bread’ Logano (Ford)
- Martin Truex Jr. (Toyota)
- Kevin Harvick (Ford)
- Kyle Busch (Toyota)
- Aric Almirola (Ford)
NASCAR Xfinity Series
- Tyler Reddick (Chevrolet)
- Cole Custer (Ford)
- Daniel Hemrick (Chevrolet)
- Christopher Bell (Toyota)
- Elliott Sadler (Chevrolet)
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series
- Brett Moffit (Toyota)
- Noah Gragson (Toyota)
- Justin Haley (Chevrolet)
- Johnny Sauter (Chevrolet)
- Grant Enfinger (Ford)
The top five standings listed above are how the tables look at the end of 2018 but this could all change as we step into 2019 and beyond as the driving community is a fiercely competitive one. So, what can racing partisans look forward to in the year ahead?
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Popular NASCAR Events
There are many NASCAR race weekends across all the different series. The Monster Energy Cup alone hosts 36 races over a 10 month period with the NASCAR Xfinity and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck series running slightly fewer events throughout the year.
Which are the most popular NASCAR events and were the most popular NASCAR events held? In real terms, this is difficult to define as although the three different series mentioned above the biggest amongst the fan-base there are several other competitions that happen around the world which we will detail later on.
As far as the paying public are concerned though, the most popular NASCAR events to visit for an overall thrilling and exciting experience for all ages are probably the following racing weekend events (listed in chronological order):
- Daytona Speedweeks – February
- Martinsville Speedway – April
- Darlington Raceway – May
- Charlotte Motor Speedway – May
- Dover International Speedway – June
- Indianapolis Motor Speedway – July
- Bristol Motor Speedway – August
- Atlanta Motor Speedway – September
- Texas Motor Speedway – November
- Homestead-Miami Speedway – November
NASCAR Race Events
There are many more race meetings that occur globally when it comes to NASCAR racing events offering the opportunity for race-goers from several countries the chance to experience NASCAR race events pertaining from a plethora of different series.
Some of these series have been running for decades with others being new kids on the block that has been both conceived and acquired by this sport over the years.
Add to this the fact that there is even an iRacing series which involves computer simulated racing and its clear that when it comes to NASCAR race events there are more than the average race going patron could ever eat.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Standings
Generally, when punters talk about the sprint cup standings they are referring to MENCS or the Monster Energy Cup which is probably the most well known and popular racing showcase. MENCS has been known by other names throughout its history.
Known as the Strictly Stock Division from its conception back in 1949, The Grand National Division later on and then The Winston Cup Series later on when it was sponsored by a major tobacco company. Today most of the public refers to it as MENCS or the Sprint Cup. See above for the top five list of Sprint Cup Standings.
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Upcoming NASCAR Events
So, as 2019 approaches what can race fans look forward to as far as upcoming NASCAR Events are concerned? Well here’s a snapshot of what racing sport fans can expect:
- February 16th -18th – Daytona 500 – Daytona
- March 2nd – 4th – Penzoil 400 – Las Vegas
- March 9th – 11th – TicketGuardian 500 – Phoenix
- March 30th – Apr 1st – O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 – Texas
- April 6th – 8th – Food City 500 – Bristol
- April 12th – 14th – Toyota Owners 400 – Richmond
- April 27th – 29th – GEICO 500 – Talladega
- May 10th – 12th – KC Masterpiece 400 – Kansas City
- May 17th – 19th – Allstar Race – Charlotte
- May 25th – 27th – Coca-Cola 600 – Charlotte
- June 22nd – 24th – Toyota Save Mart 350 – Sonoma
- June 29th – July 1st – Overtons 400 – Chicago
- July 5th – 7th – Coke Zero Sugar 400 – Daytona
- July 12th – 14th – Quaker State 400 – Kentucky
- Aug 16th – 18th – Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race – Bristol
- Aug 31st – Sep 2nd – Bojangles Southern 500 – Darlington
- Sep 7th – 9th – Big Machine Brickyard 400 – Indianapolis
- Sep 14th – 16th – South Point 400 – Las Vegas
- Sep 20th – 22nd – Federated Auto Parts 400 – Richmond
- Sep 28th – 30th – Bank of America Roval 400 – Charlotte
- Oct 12th – 14th – 1000Bulbs.com 400 – Talladega
- Oct 26th – 28th – First Data 500 – Martinsville
- Nov 9th – 11th – Can-Am 500 – Phoenix
- Nov 16th – 18th – Ford EcoBoost 400 – Miami
NASCAR CHASE Standings
The chase is also known as the play-offs or the ‘Chase for the cup’ and is contested between the top-ranking 16 drivers in the final ten races of the season for MENCS, with the Xfinity & Truck races being decided over 7 races with 12 drivers and 8 drivers respectively.
The total races are split into rounds with drivers being eliminated after each round. The Chase Standings were introduced to ensure the game was more exciting as anyone could win it. The previous points system allowed it to be possible to determine who was going to win the championship before the season ended but this now not possible as the chase standings/play-offs ensure that the end of the season will be a nail-biting finale.
NASCAR Race Standings
Standings can change throughout the various events. Here is a quick list of just some of the different series that are sanctioned by NASCAR Race Events:
- ARACA Racing Series (US)
- Pinty’s Series (Canada)
- PEAK Mexico Series
- Whelen Euro Series
- Regional Race Series
- Whelen All-American Series
- Whelen Modified tour
- K&N Pro Series
- Autozone Elite