Race Weekend Central

Thinkin’ Out Loud: GoBowling.com 400

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. after winning the GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway. (Credit: CIA)

Key Moment – Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Clint Bowyer pitted when the pits opened after the Big One with 39 laps to go. That decision by Steve Letarte put Earnhardt in position to take a splash of gas to make it to the finish of the race. Earnhardt made that final stop to top off …

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NASCAR Tech Talk: Air Flow, Pit Strategy And Driver Comfort

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Matt Puccia is on the pit box for his fourth year in the Cup Series with Greg Biffle. They have been in the mix all season for a Chase spot, and while they haven’t scored a win to “lock” themselves in, the team is keeping close to the “points bubble” in order to make the …

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Beyond the Cockpit with Tyler Reddick – Trucks, Super Dirt Late Models and Mini Outlaw Sprint Karts

Tyler Reddick has been making the transition to asphalt for a couple of years. At 16, he made his first NASCAR start in the K&N East Series at Rockingham Speedway. He came home with the win. He also had a top 10 in one of the two ARCA series races he ran that year. The …

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Kyle Busch wins the pole for the Lilly Diabetes 250

Could shortening the field in the Nationwide Series make the races more competitive? (Credit: Mike Neff)

For the second year in a row Kyle Busch will be starting on the pole for the Nationwide race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He was one of the last cars to cross the start/finish line in the final segment of qualifying and shot to the top of the chart with a lap of 50.031 …

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NASCAR Summary for Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Ty Dillon practices at Indianapolis for the Nationwide series race. Credit: Mike Neff

Friday was the first day of on-track activity for the NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint Cup teams. The Nationwide cars were on track for their only two practice sessions of the weekend while the Cup teams hit the track just once. When the red and black flags waived a the end of the sessions, David Ragan …

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David Byrne Triumphs in Rich Vogler Classic

David Byrne makes final lap pass to win J.D. Byrider Rich Vogler Classic Credit: Mike Neff

David Byrne wins the J.D. Byrider 100 Rich Vogler Classic at Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis. Byrne led the final quarter of a lap to score the win and become the 100th winner in USAC Silver Crown history.Tanner Swanson started on the pole and led the first 99 laps before losing the lead in the final …

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Tech Talk with Tony Gibson for Indianapolis – Tire concerns, Two Grooves and Today’s Car Compared to 1992’s

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The Cup Series is heading to Indianapolis Motor Speedway this week for the 20th Anniversary of the Brickyard 400. The race at the legendary speedway has propelled many drivers to a series title and has also made a career for some others. Tony Gibson has been there for all 20 of them and he’s seen …

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Darrell Wallace Jr. dominates Eldora for win in 2nd Annual Mudsummer Classic

Darrell Wallace celebrates a dominating win at Eldora Speedway. Credit: Mike Neff

Darrell Wallace Jr. scored his second win of the season with a very dominant performance at Eldora Speedway. Wallace led two times for 97 laps. Ron Hornaday Jr. came home in second with Ryan Blaney rounding out the podium. Ken Schrader and Ty Dillon completed the Top 5. There were five leaders with five lead …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Off Week – RTA, The Chase and Tires Among First Half Topics

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is having the best year of his career since 2004. 2013 was a stark reminder of how one bad race can sink the Chase before it even really gets going. (Photo Credit: CIA)

Key Moment – The dramatic changes to the Chase format announced in Charlotte during the 2014 Media Tour continue to be the key moment of the season. The “win and you’re in” philosophy is permeating the garage, and there have been obvious strategic decisions, during the season, altered by the fact that a team already …

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