NASCAR Race Weekend Central

NASCAR Mailbox: Rowdy’s Run & the New Aero Package

Kyle Busch crosses the finish line in the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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These words uttered by Joey Logano during his post-race interview on Sunday regarding Kyle Busch‘s recent run of wins couldn’t ring truer: “I’m glad he’s back, but geez!” The driver of the No. 18 Toyota has not only been dominating races these last few weeks, but has also been at the right place at the …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Tires, Track Surfaces & Water Bottles Causing Cautions

Ryan Blaney leads a pack of cars during the 5-hour Energy 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

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If you didn’t catch any of the action on Sunday from New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the racing was really heating up. Both in the temperature, some of the hottest racing temperatures we’ve seen all season thus far, and in battles for the lead with Kyle Busch continuing his surge to propel the No. 18 Toyota …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Danica Patrick vs. Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Michael Annett races Justin Allgaier and Dale Earnhart, Jr. in the 2015 Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway

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Talk about going into it blind. The stars of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series dove right into Saturday night’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway on an entirely new aero package with very limited track time. The new rules package that NASCAR brought last weekend, along with a new tire compound from Goodyear, pushed drivers …

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NASCAR Mailbox: How Late is Too Late & the Air Titan Brigade

Tony Stewart, Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer race ofr position in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona.

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If your July 4th weekend didn’t involve at least two of these things: hot dogs, fireworks or racing at Daytona, then you missed some of the best things our country and the sport we love offer. The fireworks in the towns and cities across this great nation of ours were spectacular, but the racing this …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Will the Chase get ‘Rowdy?’

2015 Sonoma CUP Kyle Busch victory lane CIA

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Love it or hate it. For years, most NASCAR fans have fallen into one of these two camps when it comes to road course racing on the Sprint Cup Series schedule. After this past weekend’s action at Sonoma Raceway, opinions may have changed for the better. There was some great racing, complete with nine lead …

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NASCAR Mailbox: The Off Week, Rain Tires & Tech in the Sport?

2014 Sonoma CUP pack racing CIA

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The second off week of the season has now come…and nearly gone. It was relatively quiet this week, outside of the royal proposal in Germany of Dale Earnhardt Jr. to longtime girlfriend Amy Reimann. She (of course) said yes and now, the NASCAR world can celebrate Dale and Amy’s engagement this upcoming week in northern …

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NASCAR Mailbox: A New Rules Package & Kyle Larson vs. the Rain

2015 Michigan I CUP Kyle Larson car CIA

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Rain was the star of the day on Sunday in the Irish Hills of Michigan. The on again, off again race that resulted in a rain-shortened finish and a total of four red flags worked its magic for Kurt Busch for his second 2015 victory. But for drivers like Kyle Larson, who gambled on fuel and …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Martin Truex Jr., Race Sponsorship & Tony Stewart?

2015 Pocono I CUP Trevor Bayne Tony Stewart CIA

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Martin Truex Jr.‘s win this past weekend at Pocono Raceway has been declared by many inside the sport as one of the most popular victories in the garage area. In fact, one popular member of the media even compared the overall outpouring of support by the entire Cup garage for the Truex victory on Sunday …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Jimmie’s Johnson’s Reign & the New NASCAR Drivers’ Council

2015 Dover I CUP Jimmie Johnson champagne CIA

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Well folks, if anyone in the country doubted Jimmie Johnson this year, it’s officially time to eat your words. He has 10 – count them – 10 victories now at the, the most of any driver all-time at the mile oval. Johnson took a commanding lead in the race and held off fast cars from …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What’s up with Martin Truex Jr. & Tackling the Monster Mile

2015 Charlotte I CUP Martin Truex Jr racing CIA

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The Coca-Cola 600 provided what we  all look forward to in the Sprint Cup Series – pure excitement. The longest race on the Cup schedule not only proved to be a grueling race of showcasing endurance, but it also showcased team communication and smart decision-making when it came to pit stops. The race winner, Carl Edwards only …

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