Race Weekend Central

2-Headed Monster: What Should NASCAR Do To Deter Teams Failing Inspection?

Should someone like Clint Bowyer miss a race when his car doesn't pass inspection? (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

This week, Kevin Harvick failed pre-qualifying inspection three times for Sunday’s Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Per the NASCAR rulebook, Harvick had to start at the rear of the field and his car chief was ejected for the weekend. That raises the question: Is NASCAR handling inspecition issues in the best possible way? …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: The Latest & The Greatest

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Beating The Best Johnny Sauter picked up his third win of the season last Friday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Sauter beat one of the best ever in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in Kyle Busch for the win. The victory denied Busch an opportunity to tie Ron Hornaday Jr. for the most all-time …

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Johnny Sauter Claims First Truck Series Win At Charlotte

(Photo: Barry Cantrell / NKP)

Johnny Sauter is a proven winner and a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion. But even as 40-year-old, he is still running up front at a clip he’s never seen before. The latest proof? Knocking a longtime nemesis, Charlotte Motor Speedway, off the bucket list. Sauter took the lead and held on through a series …

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10 Reasons the Cup Series Might Be Better Without a Title Sponsor

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NASCAR announced Tuesday that Monster Energy had opted to extend its title sponsorship of the Cup Series for one additional season. However, NASCAR executive Steve Phelps also revealed that the sanctioning body does not expect Monster to return after 2019. Building on a year of success, @MonsterEnergy and NASCAR announce partnership extension. pic.twitter.com/qlakUkTaSU — NASCAR …

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4 Burning Questions: Did Stewart-Haas Racing Steal Jimmie Johnson’s Golden Horseshoe?

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So just who really is No. 1? FOX Sports unveiled its list of the top 50 drivers in NASCAR history this week, and to say it drew some attention would be quite the understatement. Fans and industry insiders alike were aghast at the positioning of several legendary drivers, not to mention the presence of a …

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2-Headed Monster: Are Drivers Too Quick To Wreck Each Other?

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Dirty Deeds With the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heading back to Martinsville Speedway this weekend, references to what took place during last fall’s visit to the paperclip-shaped half-mile are inevitable. Chase Elliott was leading and on the verge of his first career win when he took a shot to his rear bumper from Denny …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Kyle Busch’s Wins Be Compared to Richard Petty’s Record?

Kyle Busch celebrating his 2018 Truck Series win at Las Vegas (Photo: John K Harrelson /NKP)

It’s Not Just A Number With his win this past weekend in the Camping World Truck Series, Kyle Busch has 184 victories in NASCAR’s top-three national touring series. Kevin Harvick reached 100 victories in the same category at Las Vegas Motor Speedway . Busch only needs 16 more wins to achieve what was once believed …

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The Underdog House: The Other End Of The Neon NASCAR Garage

Think Small As NASCAR moved to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend, we were treated to a triple-header of the top three national touring series for the third consecutive week. Vegas has the feel of a town where the underdog can rise. Your last dime could turn into millions with a roll of the …

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Kyle Larson, Ryan Blaney Pace Saturday Las Vegas Cup Practices

(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series was back in action Saturday (March 3) for two rounds of practice in preparation for Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 Presented By Jiffy Lube at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Kyle Larson posted the quick time of the initial session on the 1.5-mile oval. His Chevrolet Camaro topped the charts with …

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