Martin Truex Jr. won his first race of the 2018 season capturing the flag in the Auto Club 400 at Fontana while seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson got word that Lowe's would be pulling its sponsorship (and money) from not only his No. 48, but NASCAR as a whole.
Sunday's Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway was a return to victory lane 17 years in the making for Kevin Harvick, who won his first Cup Series race in 2001 at Atlanta just days after the passing of Dale Earnhardt. In this week's edition of the Hard Left Turn podcast, Brandon and Katie B. discuss all the happenings from Hampton and Week 2 of the NASCAR season (including a sickness Brandon brought back with him to Gainesville).
In Sunday's Daytona 500, very few prognosticator's had Austin Dillon driving to the win, however, that's exactly how it happened, with Darrell Wallace Jr. coming in second. The Great American race was one filled with great American crashes, so much so that nearly half the field was taken out and only 25 cars finished the 2018 season opener. Listen to the podcast for discussions of the race and for highlights from Daytona International Speedway.
The rapidly approaching NASCAR season will bring with it a host of changes for two rookie drivers joining new teams in 2018. Though neither Christopher Bell nor Dalton Sargeant are strangers to the race track...