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MONTE DUTTON – THAR HE BLOWS!

It’s been eight years since I last traveled from place to place, writing mainly about NASCAR, and yet the same tired stories still flare up, absurdly, from time to time.

There’s a new Kyle Busch!

The reigning Cup champion is never going to grow up or old, and that’s all right. He drives race cars. He’s not the director of public works.

ALSCO UNIFORMS 500 POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN

Due to inclement weather, the NASCAR Cup Series Alsco Uniforms 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway has been postponed until Thursday, May 28, at 7 p.m. ET (FS1, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). In addition, due to travel and setup challenges, NASCAR announced that the NASCAR Xfinity Series Cheddar's 300 presented by Alsco at Bristol Motor Speedway has been moved to Monday, June 1 at 7 p.m. ET (FS1, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

ELLIOTT WINS NORTH CAROLINA EDUCATION LOTTERY 200 TRUCK TITLE

 
On his first try, the bounty hunter got his prey.
 
In the closing laps of Tuesday night’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Chase Elliott held off a determined charge from Kyle Busch in the closing laps to earn the victory and a $100,000 bounty offered to any full-time NASCAR Cup Series driver who could beat Busch.
 
Not bad for a guy who hadn’t competed in a NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race since 2017.

MONDAY MORNING RACER - ACE SPEEDWAY 2020 SEASON OPENER AND MORE

Ace Speedway's season opener for 2020 had a great racing card for a NASCAR home track. In this video you'll see pro modifieds with two 30 lap features, limited late models, Nissan Extreme, mini stock, Ace modifieds, and late model stock with drivers such as Ty Gibbs in the field. This is nearly every lap and just racing as viewing from the backstretch stand. Racing is back in Altamahaw, North Carolina!

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BRAD KESELOWSKI STEALS THE 600

 
A strong lead near the end of a race and a caution comes out to ruin everything; every driver’s worst nightmare. That nightmare came true for the NASCAR Cup Series’ most popular driver, Chase Elliott, during the Coke 600; allowing Brad Keselowski to steal the win.

MONTE DUTTON – BY THE SEAT OF THE PANTS

As these words are written, Charlotte Motor Speedway is scheduled to host four races in three series over the next four nights including this one. Thunderstorms are forecast to one extent or another in all four of them. Thunderstorms are hard to predict. They’re always cropping up and dissipating, hitting and missing, causing delays mainly in stock car races because there isn’t much else going on now.

The so-called “vortex theory,” which is kind of NASCAR’s version of hydrochloroquine, has fallen into disfavor since Darrell Waltrip has become less ubiquitous.

2020 COCA-COLA 600 - EVENT NOTEBOOK

IT'S QUEEN CITY TIME - Now with two races completed in NASCAR’s return to racing following the stoppage due to the COVID-19 outbreak, NASCAR moves on to Charlotte Motor Speedway for a pair of NASCAR Cup Series races over four days.

The homestand starts off with the traditional Memorial Day weekend Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday, May 24, at 6 p.m. ET (FOX, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). That race is followed up three days later by the Alsco Uniforms 500 in a mid-week prime-time race on Wednesday, May 27, at 8 p.m. ET (FS1, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

While the Coca-Cola 600 is taking place during it’s originally scheduled slot in the schedule, the Alsco Uniforms 500 is replacing what would have been the road course race at Sonoma in June.

This marks the third of the three Cup Series race realignments announced by NASCAR earlier this month. The two Darlington races earlier this week took the place of Chicagoland’s June date and the spring Richmond race that was originally slated for April.

In a statement, NASCAR said, "Due to the current pandemic, NASCAR has faced several difficult decisions, including realigning race dates from several race tracks. These decisions were made following thorough collaboration with local and state government officials from across the country, including the areas of the affected race tracks. We thank all our fans for their support, and we look forward to our return to racing."

NTT INDYCAR SERIES GENESYS 300 MOVES TO PRIMETIME ON NBC SATURDAY, JUNE 6

 
NTT INDYCAR Series Genesys 300 Coverage from Texas Motor Speedway on NBC Begins at 8 p.m. ET as INDYCAR Gets #BackOnTrack
 
NBC Sports announced today that the 2020 NTT INDYCAR Series Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway will now be televised in primetime at 8 p.m. ET on NBC on Saturday, June 6, moving from its originally scheduled window on NBCSN.
 
This marks the first time NBC Sports has showcased the NTT INDYCAR Series in primetime on NBC, and the first INDYCAR race on broadcast television in primetime since 2013.

DENNY HAMLIN BLESSES THE RAIN DOWN IN DARLINGTON

 
Only one person prays for rain late into the race; that person is the leader, and while it doesn’t always go their way, sometimes they hit the Mother Nature jackpot. On Wednesday night’s Toyota 500, Denny Hamlin got the lead late and got the rain he asked for, but it was not an easily earned win.

KEVIN HARVICK RINGS IN NASCAR’S RETURN AT DARLINGTON

 
It’s back. The clashing steel and burnt rubber of forty screaming cars that can only be the NASCAR Cup Series returned with a squeezed in schedule to make up for the races postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. NASCAR made its official return after two months of waiting at the Lady in Black herself; Darlington Motor speedway.

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