Race Weekend Central

Timothy Peters Leads Final 2015 Kroger 200 Practice at Martinsville

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Timothy Peters backed up his quick time from the first practice with a late session run of a lap at 96.083 mph in 19.708 seconds. Cameron Hayley, who was third quick in the first practice was the second fastest in the final session. Hayley’s lap took 19.712 seconds that translated to a speed of 96.063 …

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Timothy Peters Holds Top Spot in 1st 2015 Kroger 200 Practice at Martinsville

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Timothy Peters picked up where he left off at Martinsville Speedway on Friday. Peters, fresh off of his victory at Talladega Superspeedway last weekend, led the Camping World Truck Series’ first practice at Martinsville with a 96.020-mph lap in 19.721 seconds, besting Matt Crafton by half a tenth of a second. Crafton’s lap took 19.776 seconds and …

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Tech Talk: Talking Martinsville Pit Selection and Track Position with Jason Ratcliff

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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to the only track on the circuit that has been part of every season since the beginning of NASCAR. The half-mile track in Martinsville, Va., has been called two drag strips connected by two U-turns. It will be close quarters racing with tempers sure to flare as the drivers …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Cale Conley on Home Schooling, Aerodynamics and Hairstyle

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Cale Conley comes from Vienna, West Virginia and started his racing career in go-karts before migrating to quarter midgets where he won multiple races, championships and regional titles. The next step in his career found him in Kenyon USAC Midgets. After notching several triumphs there he made the migration to Outlaw Sprint Cars, spending a full …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega

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Who’s in the headline – There are a few headlines coming out of Talladega, but the top story is Joey Logano sweeping the entire second round of the Chase. Logano led the race twice for 20 laps and survived an unsuccessful green-white-checkered start and then a very short run after a restart before the caution …

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Tech Talk: Bono Manion Talks Air Flow, Strategy and Teammates at Talladega

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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Talladega Superspeedway, where the crew chief has the least amount of input into the speed of the cars of any race weekend all season. Kevin “Bono” Manion, crew chief for Sam Hornish Jr.‘s No. 9, is this week’s crew chief for Tech Talk. He talks about the difficulty …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas

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Who’s in the headline – Joey Logano and Matt Kenseth are going to dominate the headlines this week. Kenseth led the most laps in the race but, heading into turn 1 with five laps to go, Logano made a move to the bottom of the track and tapped the left-rear corner of Kenseth’s car. Kenseth spun …

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Tech Talk: Tony Gibson Talks Spring Rates and Rock Hard Tires

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Coming out of Charlotte after a top-five run, Tony Gibson is feeling good about the No. 41 team driven by Kurt Busch and where they are heading into Kansas. While on the way to Kansas, the team took a detour through Phoenix for three days of testing. Monday and Tuesday teams tested for Goodyear in anticipation …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Regan Smith On… Hockey?

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Regan Smith is the elder statesman at JR Motorsports, paired with “young gun” and reigning Xfinity Series champ Chase Elliott. This year, though it’s the old dog teaching everyone else new tricks, currently sitting third in points just 34 behind Chris Buescher. Smith finished fifth on Friday night and gained two points on Buescher, keeping …

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