Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 2019 Live: After a dominant performance at Martinsville a week ago, Martin Truex Jr. secured his position in the winner-takes-all showdown in Miami on November 17. As things stand, it’s Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch and Joey Logano who occupy the remaining top-four spots, although plenty can change over the course of the next two races.Read on for all the viewing details needed ahead of the weekend’s action, as well as ticket information and a preview of what’s to come from Texas.A week ago, Truex Jr. was able to book his spot in the championship race for the third year in succession. He was sensational at Martinsville, laying down a statement to the rest of the field.
Texas Motor Speedway hosted a Cup Series race back in late March, which was won by Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin, one of the three drivers currently above the Championship 4 cut line who have not yet locked themselves into the Championship 4.Joe Gibbs Racing’s Martin Truex Jr. locked himself into the Championship 4 for the third consecutive season and the fourth time in the last five years by winning the round of 8 opener at Martinsville Speedway this past Sunday.Texas Motor Speedway is the 12th of 13 track on the schedule to feature two races this season. The 13th and final track of that nature is ISM Raceway, which hosted a race back in March as well and is set to host the round of 8 finale next Sunday, November 10.
Entering Sunday afternoon’s AAA Texas 500, 13 drivers representing six different teams have won at least one race so far this season. Of the eight round of 8 drivers, all eight representing all five teams represented in the round of 8 have been victorious at least once this season. They have combined to win 26 of the 33 races that have been contested so far in 2019.
Meanwhile, 14 drivers representing six different teams have taken at least one pole position. Of the eight round of 8 drivers, six representing all five of these teams have each taken at least one pole position this season. They have combined to take 16 of the 33 pole positions so far this year.Who will qualify in what position for this 334-lap race around the four-turn, 1.5-mile (2.414-kilometer) Texas Motor Speedway oval in Fort Worth, Texas?
Follow along with our live qualifying updates for the 2019 AAA Texas 500 to find out.The next chapter in a captivating NASCAR Cup Series will play out on Sunday, as the 2019 season edges closer to a dramatic conclusion at the Texas Motor Speedway at Fort Worth.
The AAA Texas 500 will see some of the top contenders in the sport fight it out for their spot in the final four, with just two races left following Sunday’s battle
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver led 464 of the 500 laps, the most any driver has done since Kyle Petty was at the front for 484 laps at Rockingham 25 years ago.
Here are the highlights from the previous outing:
The man himself posted the following after his brilliant display:The Awards are part of the inaugural NASCAR Champion’s Week in Nashville, which will include multiple events for fans to interact with their favorite drivers as well as Music City itself. NASCAR Night at the Opry will put a “unique NASCAR spin” on the classic radio show at the Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville, with performances by Rascal Flatts, Ashley McBryde and comedian Henry Cho, and will serve as the kickoff to the week on Dec. 3.Burnouts on Broadway will see all 16 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff drivers taking over lower broadway for a night of burnouts, and fans will also be able to attend autograph sessions and Champion’s Week Fan Fest from Dec. 3 – 5. The week of events will be capped off by the awards show, which will take place at Nashville’s Music City Center on Dec. 5.
Hunt will be performing his newest single, “Kinfolks,” which was released last month and finds him wanting to introduce his significant other to his “kinfolks.” The singer co-wrote the track with longtime collaborators Zach Crowell, Jerry Flowers and Josh Osborne, and his performance at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Awards will mark the song’s live debut.
“When I think of ‘kinfolks,’ when I think of that phrase, I think of my family, but also I think of my people back home – beyond family,” Hunt previously shared in a press release. “It’s my buddies who’ve been a part of my story from the beginning. I’ve made a lot of new friends and met a lot of new people who are important to me since I’ve moved away, but that core group is still my core group. It’s like that old saying, ‘you can’t make old friends.'”
Hunt is making his way back into the Nashville music scene ahead of the release of his second album, which is due early next year. His first album, Montevallo, was released in 2014, and in recent years, he has released a pair of singles including 2018’s “Downtown’s Dead” and the massive 2017 hit, “Body Like a Back Road,” which followed the confessional “Drinkin’ too Much.” In the past few years, Hunt has performed at several festivals including a headline spot at Stagecoach in 2019.