NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Dale Earnhardt Jr. taking Talents to NBC After Season

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

NASCAR’s most popular driver for almost two decades and running isn’t going anywhere. NBC formally announced this morning that Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be joining their broadcast team next season. Earnhardt previously announced his retirement, effective at the end of the 2017 season, and there was much speculation of him taking his talents to the television booth …

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2-Headed Monster: Will Joey Logano Make the Playoffs?

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Joey Logano and the No. 22 team have one win this season at Richmond Raceway that is labeled as “encumbered” due to failing post-race inspection. This stipulation means that the team can not use the win as a ticket to the 2017 playoffs. With seven races remaining in the regular season, Logano sits 17th in …

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Brickyard 400 Entry List

2016 Indianapolis Cup Tony Stewart racing LOgan Whitton NKP

(Photo: Logan Whitton/NKP)

Pucker up, folks. It’s that one week of the year when kissing dirty bricks is something that every Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver wants to do. The MENCS heads to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Brickyard 400 at the 2.5-mile track in Speedway, Ind. on Sunday, July 24. There are 41 cars on the preliminary …

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Lilly Diabetes 250 Entry List

The NASCAR XFINITY Series heads to the famed Brickyard this weekend as Indianapolis Motor Speedway will host the sixth annual Lilly Diabetes 250 on Saturday afternoon. There are 40 cars on the preliminary entry list for the event around the 2.5-mile facility, meaning the field will be full and zero teams will be sent home packing when …

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Eldora Dirt Derby 150 Entry List

2016 CWTS Eldora Whole Field Fireworks NASCAR via Getty Images

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

Let’s sling some dirt, y’all. This week, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads to Rossburg, Ohio and Eldora Speedway for the fifth annual “Mudsummer Classic,” the Eldora Dirt Derby 150. After an off-weekend, 34 trucks are on the preliminary entry list for the mid-week dirt race from the half-mile clay dirt track owned by …

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2-Headed Monster: Was Matt Kenseth’s Tenure at JGR a Success?

2017 Las Vegas CUP Matt Kenseth Ruddell LaBounty NKP

(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

This week’s Frontstretch debate question: Matt Kenseth and Joe Gibbs Racing recently announced that the two would part ways after the 2017 season. Kenseth joined JGR at the start of 2013, amassing 14 of his 38 career wins in the No. 20 Toyota. He has finished inside the top five in the point standings twice, although …

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Kyle Larson Penalized 35 Points, Crew Chief Suspended 3 Races

2017 Kentucky CUP Kyle Larson pack racing Barry Cantrell NKP

(Photo: Barry Cantrell/NKP)

Kyle Larson was going to enter this upcoming weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points leader … or so he thought. NASCAR revealed that the No. 42 car had been assessed a 35-point penalty for a rear brake cooling assembly violation. It was discovered after his second-place finish this past …

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Overton’s 200 Entry List

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(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker/ NKP)

The NASCAR XFINITY Series will be turning left and eating some good, old fashioned lobster Saturday afternoon when the Overton’s 200 takes place at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. There are 39 cars on the preliminary entry list, meaning the field will not be at full capacity. Ryan Preece will make his NXS season debut at Loudon in …

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Overton’s 301 Entry List

2016 Loudon I CUP Matt Kenseth pack racing Russell LaBounty NKP

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

This weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to New England and “The Magic Mile” for the Overton’s 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. There are 39 cars on the preliminary entry list, meaning the field will not be at full capacity once again. There aren’t many changes for this week, but there are a …

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2-Headed Monster: Who Should Drive the No. 88 in 2018?

2017 Atlanta CUP Dale Earnhardt Jr car NIgel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

With Dale Earnhardt Jr’s departure from the No. 88 Chevrolet at season’s end, a seat will be left vacant and ready to be filled at Hendrick Motorsports in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for 2018. There have been rumblings of many names to pilot the car, but two have been at the forefront: Alex Bowman and William …

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