Published: March 14, 2019


LAST WEEKEND, THE MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES AND THE XFINITY SERIES DID THEIR SPRING VISIT TO ISM RACEWAY IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA. ON SATURDAY, THE XFINITY SERIES RACE, THE IK9 SERVICE DOG 200, WAS HELD. KYLE BUSCH HELD OFF RYAN TRUEX AND TYLER REDDICK TO WIN HIS 2ND XFINITY SERIES RACE OF THE YEAR. ON SUNDAY, THE MONSTER ENERGY CUP SERIES RACE, THE TICKET GUARDIAN 500, WAS RAN. RYAN BLANEY SEEMED TO HAVE ONE OF THE FASTEST CARS BUT DUE TO FUEL CONCERNS HE STARTED SAVING FUEL. WITH 17 LAPS TO GO, KYLE BUSCH PASSED BLANEY AND WENT ON TO WIN HIS 1ST CUP SERIES RACE OF THE YEAR AND HIS 52ND OF HIS CAREER. ALSO ON SUNDAY, THE NTT INDYCAR SERIES HAD ITS’ OPENING RACE IN ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA WITH THE FIRESTONE GRAND PRIX OF ST.PETERSBURG, WHICH WAS WON BY TENNESSEE NATIVE AND 2017 CHAMPION JOSEF NEWGARDEN. ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT, NASCAR ANNOUNCED THE NOMINEES FOR THE NASCAR HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2020. THE NOMINEES INCLUDE DRIVERS SUCH AS TONY STEWART, NEIL BONNETT, BOBBY LABONTE, HARRY GANT, RICKY RUDD, AND 15 OTHERS. THIS WEEKEND THE MONSTER ENERGY CUP SERIES AND THE XFINITY SERIES WILL RACE AT AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY IN FONTANA, CALIFORNIA. THE XFINITY SERIES RACE, THE PRODUCTION ALLIANCE GROUPS 300, WILL BE ON SATURDAY AT 4PM ON FOX SPORTS 1. THE CUP SERIES RACE, THE AUTO CLUB 400, WILL BE ON SUNDAY AT 2:30PM ON YOUR LOCAL FOX AFFILIATE.