Thursday, April 18, 2019

PREVIEW: NASCAR takes the Easter weekend off ahead of Talladega

Saturday, April 27, 2019
XFINITY Race 9 of 33
Money Lion 300 at Talladega
2018 Last-Place Finisher: Spencer Boyd

Sunday, April 28, 2019
CUP Race 10 of 36
GEICO 500 at Talladega
2018 Last-Place Finisher: Kyle Larson

Friday, May 3, 2019
TRUCKS Race 6 of 23
JEGS 200 at Dover
2018 Last-Place Finisher: Todd Peck

NASCAR’s top three series take the week off for Easter break. Cup and XFINITY return to action next Saturday in Talladega, followed by Trucks in a triple-header in Dover.

Today in LASTCAR history (April 18, 1960): In a race won by the late Glen Wood, Junior Johnson finishes last at historic Bowman Gray Stadium after his #14 1959 Chevrolet loses the engine after 2 laps. The last-place finish, the 8th of Johnson’s career, tied him with Jimmie Lewallen for the most in the Cup series at that time. Johnson would take the Cup Series last-place record with his 9th on November 30 of that year and would hold the record for nearly a decade. He was ultimately passed by owner-driver G.C. Spencer, who tied him on October 4, 1970 and passed him on April 16, 1972.

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