Martin Truex, Jr. became the first driver to win multiple races in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2021 after taking the lead with 16 laps to go in the 500-mile marathon at Martinsville that started on Saturday night, but ended on Sunday after the race was postponed due to rain.
JR Motorsports scored its second-consecutive win as an organization in the NASCAR Xfinity Series on Sunday when Josh Berry held off teammate Noah Gragson and Joe Gibbs Racing’s Daniel Hemric to win his first Xfinity Series race.
NASCAR has had tracks come and go throughout the years. Many tracks, like Daytona and Talladega, have been used by NASCAR for decades, but none have been around for as long as Martinsville Speedway.
When FOX Sports debuted their “Best Season Ever” campaign before the season even began, it set a tone that the racing put forth by NASCAR and its teams would be nothing but the best. Everyone has different opinions on what makes the best racing, but whether you consider it good or bad, great or awful, 2021 has already become a year that race fans won’t forget anytime soon.
The first NASCAR Cup Series race on a dirt track in 51 ended with an overtime finish that was conquered by Joey Logano after the race was postponed until Monday due to rain that flooded Bristol Motor Speedway facilities on Sunday.
After being postponed twice due to weather, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ inaugural Bristol dirt race finally ran on Monday afternoon and was dominated by Cup Series champion Martin Truex, Jr.