Race Weekend Central

Darrell Wallace, Jr. Unfulfilled After Salvaging Top Five in Kentucky

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For many drivers, sneaking into the top 5 with a late-race pit call would be something to celebrate. However, for Darrell Wallace, Jr., and Roush Fenway Racing, all it does it remind them that they need to be better. After running just outside of the top five for the majority of Friday’s ALSCO 300 at …

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Kyle Busch Nabs ALSCO 300 Pole

Photo: Zach Catanzareti

When the NASCAR XFINITY Series takes the green flag in a few short hours, it’ll be the series winning driver that leads the way. Kyle Busch‘s 28.828-second lap edged out Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Daniel Suarez by .003 seconds to claim the Coors Light Pole for Friday’s ALSCO 300 at Kentucky Speedway. Erik Jones followed in third to …

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Carl Edwards Tops Abbreviated Third Kentucky Practice

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Carl Edwards led the way in a shortened NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice on a green Kentucky Speedway. Driving his No. 19 Toyota, Edwards laid down a 28.627-second circuit to top the session, which started late due to a second rainstorm that required NASCAR’s Air Titans to dry the track. Martin Truex, Jr. – Edwards’ pseudo teammate at …

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Denny Hamlin Leads as Downpour Halts Sprint Cup Practice in Kentucky

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For the second-straight year, heavy rains have arrived at Kentucky Speedway. With lightning approaching, Friday’s second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice was red-flagged after a little over 30 minutes to allow teams and fans to take shelter. 15 minutes later, rain arrived. Current situation: pic.twitter.com/msa4U7gMFf — Kentucky Speedway (@KySpeedway) July 8, 2016 https://www.instagram.com/p/BHmy78Ljebt/?taken-by=aaronbearden93 Denny Hamlin proved …

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Jimmie Johnson Goes to Backup Car After Practice Crash

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A largely unpredictable race on the newly-repaved Kentucky Speedway just became even less predictable for Jimmie Johnson. The six-time Sprint Cup Series champion will be forced to a backup car after crashing his primary machine in second practice for Saturday’s Quaker State 400. Running his 17th lap of the session, Johnson lost control of his …

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Parker Kligerman Disappointed After Issue-Plagued One-Off in Kentucky

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While his No. 92 Ricky Benton Racing team decided against coming to Kentucky Speedway, Parker Kligerman was still among the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series paddock by virtue of the ailing John Wes Townley. With Townley suffering from concussion-like symptoms, Kligerman was chosen by Athenian Motorsports to replace the one-time winner in the team’s No. …

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Daniel Suarez Claims Truck Series Pole at Kentucky Speedway

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Searching to give Kyle Busch Motorsports a series best 51st win, Daniel Suarez will lead the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series field to the green flag at Kentucky Speedway. Suarez’s 29.511-second lap served as the quickest in Thursday’s Keystone Light Pole Qualifying for the Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 at the 1.5-mile Kentucky oval. …

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Brad Keselowski Analyzes Truck Team, Caution Clock

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Shortly before the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series geared up for the Buckle Up in Your Truck 225, Brad Keselowski took some time in the media center to address his winless Brad Keselowski Racing team’s season. A basic summary: There’s room for improvement, but the team’s doing just fine. “I think we have two drivers over there that …

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Carl Edwards Paces Lone Thursday Cup Practice

(Photo: John Harrelson / NKP)

Carl Edwards has been among the most vocal in the NASCAR garage about encouraging downforce reductions, and after Thursday’s practice at Kentucky Speedway, he may have good reason for it, too. Edwards led the way in a Toyota-dominated opening Sprint Cup Series practice for Saturday’s Quaker State 400, with a quick time of 28.962 seconds on …

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