FORT WORTH, Texas -- Hard feelings were had following the AAA Texas 500 when eighth-place finisher Aric Almirola had harsh words for third-place finisher Joey Logano after contact between the two pushed Almirola out of the top-five.
Justin Allgaier took the checkered flag Monday in the rain-delayed NASCAR XFINITY Series event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, his fifth win of 2018. Allgaier took the checkered 0.092 seconds ahead of Tyler Reddick and Ryan Blaney, with Chase Elliott in fourth and Daniel Hemric in fifth. Sixth through 10th was Matt Tifft, Christopher Bell, Austin Dillon, Chase Briscoe, and Brandon Jones.
Although he didn't lead until Lap 117, Johnny Sauter still managed to gain his fourth victory of 2018, taking the win over polesitter Stewart Friesen by 0.092 seconds in the PPG 400. The margin of victory was the closest in Truck Series history at Texas Motor Speedway, besting the June 2006 event which had a margin of victory of 0.116 seconds.
2018 continues to prove to the rest of the racing world that the Verizon IndyCar Series cannot stop winning. The new aero package has put competitors on a level playing field considering that there isn't a discrepancy among manufacturers. The quality of the competitors in the field is top notch, and to boot the racing this season has been phenomenal.
Busch has proven himself time and again to be very competitive and to hold himself and his team to a higher regard. He's a champion. He's won on every type of venue. He's undoubtedly one of the best in the business driving for one of the best organizations in the business.
Over the years the racing at Daytona International Speedway has proved that when it comes to the finish, it doesn't matter how strong a car may be; things become a crapshoot. But with that being said, Darrell "Bubba" Wallace's Daytona Speedweeks went like a dream as he was fortunate enough to have one of the strongest cars in Daytona Beach.
United States NAVY Lieutenant Jesse Iwuji will be making his superspeedway debut in February when he'll be taking his No. 39 Patriot Motorsports Group Chevrolet to the green flag in the ARCA season opener. It will also be Iwuji's ARCA debut, having raced in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West since 2015. In 2017 he made two starts in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.
With the 2018 NASCAR XFINITY Series right around the corner, several changes in the driver roster have been made, many of which bring the promise of success for several drivers. The season promises to be one for the series regulars as the talent that these five drivers bring will be sure to bring much-needed change to the division.