Clinton Snead was able to battle his way through 8 rounds of competition to take home the win in Sunday’s NHRA.tv Challenge event at Bristol Dragway. The 30-year-old from Denver, North Carolina paired a .030 reaction time with an elapsed time of 5.323 seconds at 128.47 mph to beat Kingsport driver Josh Dykes in the final round. This is Snead’s first victory of the season and moves him up to 5th place in the DER Racing Series championship point standings.
Snead Racing is happy to announce that we will be back racing at Bristol Dragway in the DER Racing Series once again in 2021! After a very strange year in 2020, we have a full schedule for 2021 that will see Clinton and Larry both battling for the championship in the Super Pro Category!
Denny Hamlin led Joe Gibbs Racing with a sixth-place finish in this afternoon’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. Meanwhile, teammates Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth, and Carl Edwards finished eighth, ninth and 15th respectively.
This was the first race of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship. Four teams will be eliminated from the Chase after the first three-race segment which follows the next two races at New Hampshire and Dover respectively. All four JGR teams remain in the top 10 in points after today’s race. The current point standings are: 1. Truex (2050), 2. Keselowski (-1) 3. Kyle Busch (-4), 4. Hamlin (-5), 5. Logano (-7), 6. Elliott (-11), 7. Kenseth (-12), 8. Johnson (-13), 9. Edwards (-18), 10. Kurt Busch (-19), 11. McMurray (-20), 12. Stewart (-22), 13. Dillon (-23), 14. Harvick (-23), 15. Larson (-23), 16. Buescher (-34). The victory today by Martin Truex, Jr. automatically advances him into the next round of the Chase.
Those two Toyota drivers led all but 25 of 407 laps in Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400, the cutoff race for the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
If the JGR-trained pit crews keep beating their opponents time and again on pit road, the answer is no. And if winning exactly half of the regular-season races this season is emblematic of Toyota’s command, the answer is no.