Race Weekend Central

Full Throttle: Could Cracks Be Forming in the Foundation of Junior Nation?

When it comes to who’s a fan favorite in Nextel Cup, there’s no question Dale Earnhardt Jr. has always carried the biggest legion of followers to each track the series visits. The winner of the Most Popular Driver contest for four years running, Junior dominates every vote about the sport that ever seems to take …

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Full Throttle: NASCAR Teammates – For Good or for Evil?

Saturday night was an encapsulation of so many things that are good and bad about NASCAR teammates. Some drivers helped their teammates succeed, some ended their teammate’s night, and some just couldn’t get out of each other’s way. With the driver movement that is already set to take place at the end of the year, …

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Full Throttle: Where Did the Old ESPN Go?

The enthusiasm surrounding the return of ESPN to the sport this season might be a surprise to new fans, but for those that have been around a while, expectations were high for good reason. When no one else was clamoring to put NASCAR on TV back in the 1980s, it was ESPN, then a fledgling …

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Full Throttle: Signs of Trouble for Both the NASCAR Busch & Craftsman Truck Series

California might have served as a wake-up call for NASCAR. The Busch race and the truck race did not have full fields. The second- and third-biggest racing series in the U.S. didn’t have full fields for their races this weekend. The influx of Cup drivers stealing the headlines and the escalating costs of running teams …

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