Denny Hamlin claimed the NASCAR Cup Series Pole at Watkins Glen International with a 125.298 mph lap in the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. It is his fourth pole this season and his second at the 2.45-mile track.
Thirteen drivers have clinched a spot in the Cup Series Playoffs - Martin Truex Jr., Denny Hamlin, William Byron, Christopher Bell, Kyle Larson, Ross Chastain, Ryan Blaney, Chris Buescher, Kyle Busch, Tyler Reddick, Joey Logano, Michael McDowell and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. With only three open spots in the 16-driver field, the competition promises to be intense.
The 2021 Daytona 500 champion from Glendale, Arizona, led a race-high 54 of 82 laps and became the 13th different competitor to claim a 2023 Cup Playoff berth by claiming his second series triumph at the Brickyard.
The 2015 Xfinity Series champion from Prosper, Texas, led a race-high 52 of 200 laps and outlasted a one-day rain delay period to fend off Truex and notch his second consecutive Cup victory in recent weeks at the Irish Hills.
Christopher Bell captured the NASCAR Cup Series Busch Light Pole Award at Michigan International Speedway during the final round of qualifying Saturday afternoon, earning the top spot for Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400.
The 2015 Xfinity Series champion from Prosper, Texas, led 88 of 400-scheduled laps and fended off Denny Hamlin in a three-lap shootout to become the 12th different competitor to clinch a 2023 Cup Series Playoff spot by winning.
This weekend the NASCAR Cup Series and the CRAFTSMAN Truck Series head to Richmond Raceway while the Xfinity Series competes at Road America. There are only five races remaining in the Cup Series regular season and eight of the active drivers have previously won at the 0.75-mile track.
The three-time Daytona 500 champion from Chesterfield, Virginia, led nine of 160 laps and rallied from a late dust-up involving Kyle Larson with seven laps remaining to emerge victorious amid a three-lap dash to the finish for his all-time leading seventh triumph at the Tricky Triangle.