Race Weekend Central

On Point Motorsports Forms New Truck Series Team

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Officials announced the formation of a new motorsports organization that will begin competition in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this year. Led by NASCAR veteran crew chief Steven “Bones” Lane, the organization will operate out of a multi-building facility in Denver, N.C.. On Point Motorsports will field the No. 30 Toyota Tundra in the …

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Friday Faceoff: Should Owners Allow Their Stars to Race Other Types of Cars?

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1. Road courses have gained a reputation as being wild, unpredictable affairs, but Sunday’s race at Sonoma Raceway was neither. Do you think there was a specific reason why that happened? Vito Pugliese: Two cars that were in another league speed-wise coupled with stage racing that wasn’t conducive to setting up a thrilling finish. If we’re …

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Truckin’ Thursday: Justin Haley, the First-Time Winner Shouldnʻt Surprise You

Justin Haley (Photo: NKP)

Haley A Star On The Rise Justin Haley picked up his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win Saturday night at Gateway Motorsports Park. Interestingly enough, Haley is the first driver to earn their initial Truck win at the 1.25 mile oval in Madison, Ill. Despite being only 19 years old, Haley is merely …

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Kaz Grala Secures New Sponsorship For Chicagoland Race

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Kaz Grala has secured sponsorship that will allow him to compete in this weekend’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race. The No. 61 will have support from IT Coalition and Kiklos Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil. IT Coalition is an information technology and infrastructure provider. Grala will be making his first XFINITY start at Chicagoland Speedway this …

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NASCAR Reporter Venturini Struck By Car While Jogging In Sonoma

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NASCAR reporter Wendy Venturini was struck by a car while out jogging Saturday morning near Sonoma, California. Venturini, who serves as a pit reporter and booth analyst for Performance Racing Network radio broadcasts, was in town in preparation for Sunday’s race in Sonoma. Venturini suffered a concussion and a skull fracture and will remain hospitalized …

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Friday Faceoff: Has a Favorite for the XFINITY Title Emerged?

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1. Now that a third road course has been added to the schedule during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, will it impact the way drivers and teams approach Sonoma Raceway in terms of preparation and strategy? John Haverlin: The drivers and teams won’t change their approach this weekend. The Charlotte Motor Speedway roval race …

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Friday Faceoff: Which Top Driver Might Be Facing A Winless Season?

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1. Once again, weather dominated the headlines this weekend. Do you think there’s anything more that NASCAR can do (tires, start times, scheduling) or is it just a case of “c’est la vie”? John Haverlin: There’s nothing more NASCAR can do. Start times and altering the schedule would be OK, but it takes a lot (television, tracks, …

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2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Race in the Rain?

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This weekend, NASCAR saw not one, but both of its races at Michigan International Speedway shortened by rain. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup and XFINITY series races were abbreviated when adverse weather rolled, and once again, talk has resurfaced about the viability of running rain tires on oval tracks. But should NASCAR and Goodyear make …

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2-Headed Monster: Is Dominance Good for NASCAR?

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The first 14 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races of 2018 have resulted with 11 of them being won by Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick or Martin Truex Jr.. Even the non-points-paying All-Star Race was claimed by Harvick. The question this week: So is it good for NASCAR to have a few dominant drivers or is parity …

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Friday Faceoff: Was Danica Patrick’s Career a Success?

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1. Danica Patrick ended her racing career in less than stellar fashion at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday. Given her combined open wheel and NASCAR results, would you say that her career was a success? Michael Massie: Danica Patrick will go down as the most overrated NASCAR driver of all time. Sure, she accomplished some firsts …

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