Race Weekend Central

Massie’s Minute: It’s Time to Reduce the 4-Car Teams, Like Bill France Sr. Would Want

Last Saturday night (Sept. 21), Joe Gibbs Racing finished Richmond Raceway in positions one through four in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Yes, Erik Jones was disqualified after, but still, what everyone saw was one team completely stink up the show. No offense to Coach Joe Gibbs or any of his drivers, but no …

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Derek Stamets Leads Bubba Wallace to Strong Richmond Outing

#43: Darrell Wallace Jr., Richard Petty Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Victory Junction

Coming into his sophomore season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Bubba Wallace was paired with a rookie crew chief: Derek Stamets. The new head wrench was promoted from lead engineer — a post he had served at Richard Petty Motorsports since 2012 — to call the shots from atop the No. 43 pit …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Federated Auto Parts 400

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It’s time for some Saturday night short track racing as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Richmond Raceway for the Federated Auto Parts 400. The race will air on NBCSN on Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. ET. The race marks the second of the sport’s 10-race playoff, adding to the intensity of an …

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Cole Custer Builds Playoff Buffer with 3rd at Richmond

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Cole Custer entered the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs on Friday night (Sept. 20) with a large buffer over the Round of 12 cut line thanks to his six wins in the regular season. He left with an even bigger one thanks to a third-place run in the playoff opener at Richmond Raceway. “It was a …

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Tyler Reddick Records Top 10 After Rough Richmond Race

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Tyler Reddick entered the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs with loads of momentum — he won the regular season finale at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and won the regular season title. But all of that momentum was lost on Friday night (Sept. 20) at Richmond Raceway. In the playoff opener, Reddick struggled for most of the …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard

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The stars of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series head to one of the most historic tracks in the world this weekend — Indianapolis Motor Speedway — for the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard. The race will air on NBC on Sunday, Sept. 8, at 2 p.m. ET. This 2.5-mile rectangular course has …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Bojangles’ Southern 500

It’s crown jewel time. After a week off, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Darlington, S.C., for one of its most prestigious races of the year — the 2019 Bojangles’ Southern 500. The race will take place on Sunday, Sept. 1, at 6 p.m. NBCSN will air the event. A big race needs …

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2-Headed Monster: Should the Truck Series Go to Canada?

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Only 28 trucks are entered for the Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park this weekend, which means for just the second time this season, the series won’t have a full 32-truck field. The only other occasion was at Kansas Speedway in May. That leads to this week’s debate: should the Truck …

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Daniel Suarez Continues Playoff Push with Bristol Top 10

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Daniel Suarez didn’t set the world on fire in the Bass Pro Shops/NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, but he quietly finished eighth on Saturday night (Aug. 18) — moving himself above the playoff cutline. “A very solid day for the No. 41,” Suarez said. “I feel like we had a top-10 car the …

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Clint Bowyer Has ‘Rebound Weekend’ at Bristol

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The 2019 season, prior to the Bass Pro Shops/NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, had not been kind to Clint Bowyer. Good fortune finally turned Bowyer’s way on Saturday night (Aug. 17), and he came away with seventh place. “All in all, it’s a good weekend for us,” Bowyer said. “It was kind of …

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