Cole Cusumano was born and raised in Staten Island, New York, but has lived in Arizona for more than 14 years. He expects to graduate in December 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism. He is a digital reporter for Cronkite News with an emphasis on sports.
AVONDALE- It was a monumental day in the racing world, as fan-favorite Chase Elliott became a NASCAR Cup Series Champion for the first time at Phoenix Raceway. The moment symbolized the departure of a legend in Jimmie Johnson and served as a passing of the torch at Hendrick Motorsports.
AVONDALE - Before a new NASCAR Cup Series Champion was crowned, other celebrations for the sport’s lower divisions took place. All of the young drivers competing for their future in NASCAR delivered an impeccable racing product and they undoubtedly earned their titles of “Champion.”
PHOENIX - It’s easy to get lost in the superstars behind the helmets, which is why the thousands of men and women working countless hours behind the scenes are often overlooked across NASCAR. Although far and few in between, there are motorsports aficionados who hail from Arizona playing some of the most pivotal roles within the sport and they’re executing their jobs exceptionally.
PHOENIX - Following one of the most competitive regular seasons in NASCAR Xfinity Series history, some top title contenders express their confidence in and concerns about the championship event at Phoenix Raceway.