Race Weekend Central

Brian Scott Fastest in Friday Cup Practice At Daytona

[Photo: Zach Catanzareti]

With both of Thursday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice sessions all but rained out (only eight cars made it on track during the first practice before it was delayed), Friday morning’s practice became the only practice session this weekend at Daytona International Speedway for the Cup cars. Brian Scott ended up turning the fastest lap of …

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Smoke Rises: Tony Stewart Wins Sonoma Thriller

Photo: Zach Catanzareti

After 111 races, 84 starts, three years and multiple physical/emotional hardships, Tony Stewart is once again a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winner. Stewart’s victory came at the 1.99-mile road course of Sonoma Raceway, site of two of his 48 Cup victories, after inheriting the lead with 21 laps to go due to pit strategy. Crew chief …

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Kyle Larson, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Fastest In Cup Practices At Sonoma

[Photo: Zach Catanzareti]

Friday saw the only two Sprint Cup Series practices of the Sonoma Raceway weekend, featuring Kyle Larson and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. as the fastest in the first and second respectively. Larson, whose hometown of Elk Grove, Calif., is roughly two hours away from Sonoma, is riding off a lot of momentum in the past month. …

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David Starr To Drive For RSS Racing For Remainder Of Season

(Photo: John Harrelson / NKP)

David Starr, RSS Racing and Massimo Motor Sports announced Thursday that Starr would be in the No. 93 Chevrolet for the rest of the NASCAR XFINITY Series season, beginning with the July 1st race at Daytona. Starr, 48, will be racing in a NASCAR national touring series for the first time since being released from TriStar …

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William Byron Holds Off Rico Abreu, Matt Crafton In Texas Truck Thriller

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

William Byron won his second Camping World Truck Series race of the season after getting around a dominant Matt Crafton with just five laps to go. Crafton had led 133 laps of the 167-lap race before being passed by the 18-year-old Byron. Crafton had recovered after causing the first caution of the night by cutting …

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Johnny Sauter On Pole For Friday Night Truck Race At Texas

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

Johnny Sauter completed a lap of 180.024 mph on Friday afternoon and won the pole for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Friday night. It’s the first pole for the Wisconsin driver since 2013, which also came at the June race at Texas. It is his fifth overall and third in the Lone Star State. Starting …

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Sprint Cup Practice At Pocono Halted After Just 15 Minutes

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Carl Edwards was fastest in the brief Friday morning Sprint Cup Series practice at Pocono Speedway after turning a lap at 179.802 mph. The session, originally scheduled to run from 11 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. local time, was first delayed twenty minutes for fog. Then, after just 28 drivers had made their way onto the 2.5-mile …

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NASCAR 101: 3 Old School Owner-Drivers

(Photo: Matthew Thacker/NKP)

With Tony Stewart‘s retirement on the horizon, the role of owner-driver in the Sprint Cup Series may potentially be reaching its final chapter. The addition of franchising combined with the expenses of running a top-tier program these days makes it difficult to see another athlete hopping on that bandwagon. Stewart, though, isn’t like most owner-drivers in the history of …

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