NASCAR Championship Weekend Media Day


NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

NASCAR’s Championship Weekend Media Day kicked off at the Loews Hotel, Miami Beach with drivers from the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Interview stations gave beat writers the opportunity to ask questions of the four finalists. Christopher Bell, Austin Cedric, Matt Crafton, and Johnny Sauter will compete in the Ford EcoBoost 200 Friday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Ford driver Austin Cindric, who drives for Brad Keselowski Racing, is the only rookie among the finalists. Cindric finished in the top-10 in 15 of the 22 NCWTS races this year. Including a win at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. That victory got him into the NCWTS playoffs. Of Cindric’s 15 top-10s, 13 of them came over the final 14 races.

NASCAR Xfinity Series

Unfortunately, you will not find a Ford Mustang driver in the final four of the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The four competitors Justin Allgaier, William Byron, Daniel Hemric, Elliott Sadler all drive for one of those other brands. What is interesting about the group? Allgaier, Byron, and Sadler all drive for Dale Earnhardt Jr’s JR Motorsports team. Quite a remarkable accomplishment regardless of brand loyalty. The Xfinity drivers battle it out Saturday afternoon in Homestead.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

The intensity level in the room picked up noticeably when the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers took to the podium for the opening press conference.



Individual breakout session included the usual race-related questions. On the quirky side, Martin Truex Jr. was asked if he could name the three Kardashian sisters, he struggled a bit with Kourtney. All four drivers were asked to draw a picture of their cars.

Video Interviews

Kim Coon from Motor Racing Network (MRN) was on hand to conduct interviews with each driver and we caught Brad Keselowski talking to Sirius XM Satellite Radio.





Having fulfilled their media responsibilities for the day, all four drivers look forward to getting on the track tomorrow. Cup Series practice rolls on to the speedway at 12:30 pm Friday with qualifying set for 6:15 that evening. The Fords of Harvick and Keselowski want a strong showing to secure a starting position near the front of the field.  Continue to follow The Lasco Press for “Live” coverage all weekend long.

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Steve Sweitzer
Steve is the Sports Editor for the Lasco Press and highlights our coverage of NASCAR and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Steve is a member of the National Motorsports Press Association and a nationally published author of automotive related articles for industry trade magazines. He is also a freelance technical writer and accomplished photographer. A 25-year resident of Southeast Michigan, Steve’s passion for reporting on our community, it’s residents, and our automotive connections allow us to use his skills to cover a number of events. Steve’s ability to seek out the unique behind the scenes accounts that tell the often-overlooked aspect of a story makes for entertaining reading. Follow Steve at with weekly NASCAR updates and featured articles.