NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Thinkin’ Out Loud – Kevin Harvick Destroys the Field in Las Vegas

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Who’s in the headline – The driver who was second on the board at the sports books in Vegas when the green flag flew was Kevin Harvick. After Jimmie Johnson had a loose wheel and then blew a tire it was Harvick’s race to lose and he never had a problem until his right rear …

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Tech Talk: Matt McCall on Atlanta Inspections, Trackbar Adjusters & Las Vegas Challenges

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One of the new wrenches on top of a pit box this season is Matt McCall, who has taken over the reins of the No. 1 ride for Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates. McCall is a racer and an engineer who is from the Denver, NC. He graduated from the University of North Carolina …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud – Folds of Honor 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway

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Who’s in the headline – There are several headlines from this weekend but the biggest is Jimmie Johnson scoring his fourth career Atlanta Motor Speedway win in impressive fashion after having to start at the tail of the field due to failing to pass technical inspection on Friday. The 6-time champion carved through the field …

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Tech Talk: Tony Gibson on Downforce, Atlanta & Pit Road Changes

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Tony Gibson had a very busy Daytona. He started with Kurt Busch behind the wheel and landed a 12th-place finish in the qualifying duel. Busch was then suspended indefinitely and Regan Smith was put in the car. Refitting the car for Smith and prepping it for the 500 consumed his time Saturday, so the race …

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Beyond the Cockpit with Ray Evernham

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Ray Evernham was at the forefront of the revolution in NASCAR from old school racing to corporate dominated new school racing that is heavy on engineering. He piloted Jeff Gordon to three of his four championships and tutored many of the top head wrenches in the garage today. After dabbling in team ownership and guiding …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Daytona 500

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Who’s in the headline – The winningest duo in the Cup series last season was Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano, and when the first checkered flag of the season flew at Daytona on Sunday it was Logano driving under it first for his first career victory at a restrictor-plate track. Logano brought the field to …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: Alert Today Florida 300

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Heading into Saturday’s XFINITY series inaugural race at Daytona International Speedway, only four drivers had scored their first career series win in the event. That number is now five, thanks to Ryan Reed putting his Roush Fenway Ford into Victory Lane at the World Center of Speed. Reed led the race twice, the second time …

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Denny Hamlin Leads Sprint Cup Happy Hour Practice

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The final practice for the 57th Annual Daytona 500 is in the books. Denny Hamlin tripped the clock in 44.531 seconds for a speed of 202.106 mph to lead all drivers. Hamlin logged 24 laps with the 11th being the fastest in the session. His speedy times continue to back the belief during Speedweeks that …

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