Race Weekend Central

Justin Marks Happy In the XFINITY Series

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As soon as Justin Marks made his first start with Chip Ganassi Racing this season at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, there was no confusion about the challenges ahead. Though Marks has 122 starts in NASCAR and ARCA – including two Sprint Cup Series starts at Sonoma – 2016 marks his his oval track comeback, breaking …

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Kyle Busch Slays Field for 2nd Kentucky Win

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By how fast Kyle Busch drove in Friday’s Alsco 300, it’s quite the surprise that it’s his first victory at Kentucky Speedway in 12 years. Leading 185 of 201 laps, Busch – outside of a constant threat by teammate Erik Jones – had the field covered en route to his 81st XFINITY Series win and …

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Carl Edwards Wins Final Practice in Kentucky

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And it’s a sweep for Carl Edwards, as the No. 19 Toyota won the final two Sprint Cup practices Friday at Kentucky Speedway. Ripping around the freshly configured track at 28.808 seconds[187.448 mph], Edwards bested Martin Truex, Jr. by more than a tenth while Kyle Larson, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Kyle Busch completed the top 5 …

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Ben Rhodes Hungry to Showcase His Speed

Photo: Zach Catanzareti

Entering Thursday night’s Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway, Ben Rhodes had back-to-back top-5 finishes in his, so far, decent rookie Camping World Truck Series season. A thrilling fight to the checkered flag at Iowa Speedway gave the 19-year-old a fourth-place finish, while Gateway was home to Rhodes’ first career series pole …

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William Byron Holds Off Challengers for Kentucky Victory

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While most 18-year-olds are having to handle the pressure of final exams, William Byron has hungry competitors to worry about. Byron held off gallant efforts by Daniel Hemric and John Hunter Nemechek to win the the Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 at the newly configured Kentucky Speedway. The victory is his fourth of his …

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Kyle Busch Blows Engine Early in Michigan

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Circling lap 54 during Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway, the day was done for Kyle Busch, who suffered a fire-breathing engine failure down the backstretch. Shortly following a lap-51 restart, Busch’s Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota appeared to break loose in turn two before losing a number of positions. After Casey Mears took …

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Kurt Busch Grabs First 2016 Win At Pocono

[Photo: Zach Catanzareti]

For Kurt Busch, it was a monster restart with 33 laps to go that sealed the deal in winning the Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 at Pocono Raceway. The No. 41 Monster Energy Chevrolet stormed past Dale Earnhardt, Jr. before taking off in the final 32 laps to win by 1.126 seconds. “It’s an amazing …

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Axalta ‘We Paint Winners’ 400 at Pocono Postponed to Monday

[Photo: Zach Catanzareti]

Though there wasn’t a lack of determination from NASCAR and the teams to get the Axalta ‘We Paint Winners’ 400 in on Sunday at Pocono Raceway, the rain could not be silenced. Following ongoing rain, mist and fog, the Sprint Cup Series event was postponed to Monday, where the field is scheduled to take the …

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Kyle Larson Takes Rain-Shortened XFINITY Win in Pocono

[Photo: Zach Catanzareti]

Kyle Larson was in the best seat possible once the rain returned during Saturday’s Pocono Green 250 at Pocono Raceway. Leading the race at the time of the red flag, it was Larson who grabbed his fourth career XFINITY Series win and first of 2016 after Mother Nature drew a permanent halt to the proceedings …

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Punches Thrown Between Ryan Reed, Ryan Sieg After Pocono Crash

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Intensity hit an all-time high during the Pocono Green 250 at Pocono Raceway after a post-race confrontation involved Ryan Sieg, Ryan Reed and members of their XFINITY Series crews. Punches were thrown before the mess was broken up, emotions boiling over after an in-race incident between both drivers. It all started with contact between Sieg …

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