Race Weekend Central

Ryan Blaney Rolls Off From Cup Pole at Darlington

Ryan Blaney

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The NASCAR Cup Series playoffs begin this weekend at Darlington Raceway and Ryan Blaney is on the pole for Sunday’s (Sept. 5) race. The No. 12 Team Penske pilot is riding the momentum train after winning the past two races at Michigan International Speedway and Daytona International Speedway. Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin joins Blaney …

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Tommy Joe Martins, Caesar Bacarella Pair for New Xfinity Team, Sign Rajah Caruth

Tommy Joe Martins No. 44 car NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Tommy Joe Martins and Caesar Bacarella have teamed up to create a new NASCAR Xfinity Series team called Alpha Prime Racing in 2022. It has signed Rajah Caruth for a part-time schedule next season, the team announced Aug. 30. Caruth will pilot the No. 44 car, which Martins drove this year for his own team. …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2021 Coke Zero Sugar 400

Denny Hamlin and Austin Dillon battle for position in 2021 Daytona 500 Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After 25 points-paying races and six months of competition, we’ve reached the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series regular season finale at Daytona International Speedway. Let’s get your daily fantasy NASCAR DraftKings lineups prepped for the Coke Zero Sugar 400. The race will air on Saturday night (Aug. 28) at 7 p.m. ET on NBC, so be …

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Sergio Perez Continuing With Red Bull in 2022

2021 Azerbaijan GP Sergio Perez celebrate Maxim Shemetov Pool Getty

Photo: Maxim Shemetov - Pool/Getty Images via Red Bull Racing

Sergio Perez has extended his Formula 1 contract with Red Bull Racing and will continue with the team through 2022, the team announced Aug. 27. Perez joins Max Verstappen as the drivers of the Red Bull Honda next year. Verstappen’s contract is through 2023. He first teamed up with Red Bull at the beginning of …

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Fernando Alonso Staying With Alpine Through 2022

Fernando Alonso

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Fernando Alonso will continue to compete for Alpine in Formula 1 through 2022, the team announced Thursday, Aug. 26. Alonso, who joined Alpine after a two-year hiatus from F1, earned a best finish of fourth at the Hungarian Grand Prix earlier this month. He joins Esteban Ocon as the confirmed Alpine drivers of next season. …

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Several Cup, Xfinity & Truck Teams Penalized after Michigan, Gateway

bubba wallace car NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The penalty report was released Aug. 25 after this past weekend’s NASCAR Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck series events at Michigan International Speedway and World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. The No. 23 crew chief of Bubba Wallace (Mike Wheeler) and No. 51 crew chief Cody Ware (Mike Hillman) were fined $10,000 for their …

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Dylan Lupton Joining Kyle Busch Motorsports at Darlington

Dylan Lupton smiling

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Dylan Lupton will race for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Darlington Raceway, the team announced Aug. 25. He’ll pilot the No. 51 Safelite Toyota in his first Truck start since the championship race at Phoenix Raceway last year. Lupton has run 11 total Truck races, most of them …

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Jay Fabian Steps Away from NASCAR Cup Series After Arrest on Animal Cruelty Charges

Pack racing in the Firekeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway, August 2021. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Jay Fabian, NASCAR Cup Series director, is stepping away from his role temporarily, FOX Sports’ Bob Pockrass reported on Twitter. According to Pockrass, North Carolina online court records show Fabian has felony charges of animal cruelty and has a court date on Sept. 27. “NASCAR takes the situation seriously and will continue to gather information …

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Motorsports Journalist Robin Miller Dead at 71

Robin Miller and A. J. Foyt

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

Robin Miller, longtime motorsports journalist, died Aug. 25 after battling multiple myeloma and leukemia. He was 71. Miller’s death was confirmed by his sister, Diane Miller Zachary, on Facebook. Miller started covering the NTT IndyCar Series for the Indianapolis Star in 1968 and continued until 2001. He then joined ESPN until 2004 and later wrote …

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