Race Weekend Central

Kyle Busch Nabs 70th Career Xfinity Pole at Nashville

2021 Nashville NXS Kyle Busch car NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kyle Busch carried momentum into today’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Nashville Superspeedway, posting a fast lap time of 30.42 seconds to win his 70th career pole in the series. After winning at Texas Motor Speedway last week, Busch took the No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota to 157.396 mph in a single lap. Team …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2021 Ally 400 at Nashville

2021 Texas All Star Race Kyle Larson check NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

For the first time in NASCAR Cup Series history, teams will take on Nashville Superspeedway. Let’s get your NASCAR DraftKings lineups ready for Sunday’s (June 20) race! Nashville is a 1.33-mile, D-shaped oval made of concrete and hasn’t been raced on in any NASCAR national series since 2011. NASCAR put down a resin on the …

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Kyle Busch Leads Xfinity Practice at Nashville

Kyle Busch car at Xfinity practice at COTA

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kyle Busch was fastest in Friday’s (June 18) NASCAR Xfinity Series practice at Nashville Superspeedway. Busch posted a single lap speed of 155.728 mph, a full 1 mph faster than his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Harrison Burton. AJ Allmendinger was third quickest, going 154.462 mph; a third JGR driver, Daniel Hemric, went 154.287 mph. Austin …

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Watkins Glen Allowing Full Capacity in Grandstands for NASCAR Weekend

Watkins Glen 2019 NASCAR Cup Chase Elliott

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Watkins Glen International will allow an unlimited number of fans when NASCAR comes to town on Aug. 4-8, it announced June 18. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday that COVID-19 restrictions were lifted immediately. Masks will still be required for those who haven’t received the COVID-19 vaccine. It becomes one of several racetracks …

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Chandler Smith Tops Nashville Practice Charts in Trucks

Chandler Smith No. 18 Kyle Busch Motorsports Truck at 2021 NASCAR Charlotte race NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Chandler Smith held the single-fastest lap time during the Camping World Truck Series’ lone practice session at Nashville Superspeedway Friday, June 18. The No. 18 Kyle Busch Motorsports pilot put down a fast lap speed of 161.489 mph on the 1.333-mile racetrack. William Byron was second quickest, going 161.288 mph, while GMS Racing’s Tyler Ankrum …

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Ryan Eversley to Make Cup Debut at Road America for Rick Ware Racing

Garrett Smithley No. 53 NASCAR Cup car at 2021 Circuit of the Americas NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Ryan Eversley will make his first NASCAR Cup Series start at Road America in the No. 53 car for Rick Ware Racing, he announced Friday, June 18. Eversley has one podium in the NASCAR Rolex Grand-Am Sports Car Series, as well as four podiums in the American Le Mans Series. He previously competed in five …

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SRX Shortens Heat and Feature Race Lengths Starting at Knoxville

2021 SRX Stafford Podium L-R Greg Biffle, Doug Coby, Tony Stewart (Credit: Tom Morris Racing Photography)

(Photo: Tom Morris Racing Photography)

The Camping World Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) Series made adjustments to its racing procedures after listening to fan feedback from Saturday’s (June 12) inaugural event at Stafford Speedway, it announced June 16. SRX has shortened the length of its two timed heat races to 12 minutes each. The first heat race will lineup via a …

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Esteban Ocon Staying With Alpine Until 2024

Esteban Ocon and Max Verstappen tussle in Brazil (credit: FIA Media)

Esteban Ocon has signed a three-year extension in Formula 1 to remain with the Alpine F1 team until 2024, the team announced June 16. Ocon first joined the group formerly known as Renault in 2020 and earned a career-best finish of second at Bahrain. He debuted with Manor Racing in 2016 before competing for Force …

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Kevin Magnussen to Sub for Felix Rosenqvist at Road America

Felix Rosenqvist practices at St. Petersburg

(Photo by Chris Jones/INDYCAR)

Kevin Magnussen will be making his NTT IndyCar Series debut this weekend at Road America, taking the place of Felix Rosenqvist who was not cleared to drive, Arrow McLaren SP announced Wednesday (June 16). Rosenqvist is recovering after a large impact into the tire barrier during Saturday’s race at Detroit. Oliver Askew, who competed for …

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