NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Kevin Harvick Earns 3rd Straight Top 5 at Richmond

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Kevin Harvick was pleased with his fourth-place finish in Saturday’s (April 13) Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway, his third consecutive top-five finish at the Virginia short-track. “We were way too tight to start the race,” he said. “The guys did a great job adjusting on the car. Just got stuck behind two lapped cars …

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Justin Allgaier Rides Up & Down Night, Ends Up 3rd at Richmond

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A roller coaster day for Justin Allgaier ended with a podium finish at Richmond Raceway on Saturday (April 12) in the ToyotaCare 250. The No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet showed speed early, winning stage one. But after a strange cycle of pit stops mired him back in 14th, he was never able to get back …

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Zane Smith Earns 1st Xfinity Top 10 Finish at Richmond

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The West Coast kid is starting to gain some solid footing in the Xfinity Series. Zane Smith earned his first career top-10 finish on Saturday night (April 12) in the ToyotaCare 250 driving the No. 8 JR Motorsports Chevrolet to a sixth-place result. It was Smith’s third career Xfinity start and second in as many …

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Kyle Larson Quickest in Richmond Practice; Rain Cancels Second

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Kyle Larson was quickest in the first and only Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice on Friday (May 12), turning a 22.185-second lap in his No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet. Denny Hamlin, Chris Buescher, Kyle Busch and David Ragan rounded out the top five speeds, with Daniel Suarez, Martin Truex Jr., Kurt Busch, Kevin …

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Kurt Busch Comes Up One Spot Short to Younger Brother Kyle at Bristol

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Busch brothers battling at Bristol. Stop me if you’ve heard that before. It was younger brother Kyle Busch who held off a late charge from older brother Kurt Busch in the closing laps of the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. The Chip Ganassi Racing driver’s performance was the No. 1’s third top five …

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Cole Custer Left Wanting More After Top-3 Finish at Bristol

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Cole Custer‘s Alsco 300 started well but wound up finishing a bit sour. The driver of the No. 00 Ford Mustang led 25 laps and ultimately finished third behind eventual winner Christopher Bell and second-place Tyler Reddick. The Ladera Ranch, California native’s afternoon was up and down, to say the least. “We just got that …

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Cole Custer Earns First Pole of 2019 for Xfinity Race at Bristol

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Stewart Haas Racing’s Cole Custer will lead the NASCAR Xfinity Series field to the green flag for today’s (April 6) Alsco 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway. The pole is the Ladera Ranch, California native’s first of the season, season seventh of his Xfinity Series career and second at BMS. He was quickest in all three …

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Fire on Fridays: NASCAR Throwing It Back, 1990s Style

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NASCAR feels like the 1990s again! Well, kind of. I’m a 1990s kid (born in 1996, sorry for making you feel old) but grew up in the 2000s. I started watching NASCAR in the early 2000s and with its popularity growing, so did I. Twill driver jackets, T-shirts, hats, the whole nine yards: that era …

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Corey LaJoie’s Rocky Road to Cup: ‘They Weren’t Even Speed Humps … It Was Like Road Blocks’

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Corey LaJoie‘s NASCAR career has been about as unorthodox as they come. Despite his famous last name in racing circles, nothing has been given to him in his time behind the wheel. In fact, it’s made his journey to the pinnacle of the sport harder, as he details here. We spoke with the Concord, North …

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