Race Weekend Central

2-Headed Monster: Should Buying A Ride Be Outlawed?

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Some of the hype for this Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 was lost this past weekend when Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso failed to qualify for the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. Alonso, a winner of the Monaco Grand Prix and 24 Hours of Le Mans, was impressive in his Indy 500 debut two years ago but will …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 Monster Energy All-Star Race at Charlotte

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The Headline(s): Kyle Larson is a million dollars richer. The California native won the Monster Energy Open, then raced his way up from 18th to win the Monster Energy All-Star Race on Saturday night (May 18) at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He became just the fourth driver all-time to win the All-Star Race after transferring from the …

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Bubba Wallace Follows Emotional Open Win With Top Five in All Star Race

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Bubba Wallace and Richard Petty Motorsports were off to a tumultuous start in 2019 — but a top five in the Monster Energy All-Star Race and a Monster Energy Open stage win might be the thing that saves their season and partnership. A few weeks ago, Wallace was very vocal about how depressing the situation …

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Kyle Busch Completes the Truck Series Sweep at Charlotte

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Kyle Busch has entered five Gander Outdoors Truck Series races this season — and he’s won five times. “[I] wish I could do more,” Busch said after emerging from his truck in Victory Lane. “Just can’t say enough about everybody at Kyle Busch Motorsports, everybody at Rowdy Manufacturing. This Cessna Tundra was awesome tonight; it …

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Clint Bowyer Wins All Star Pole, Daniel Hemric Tops Open Qualifying

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When the green flag waves for the Monster Energy All-Star Race, Clint Bowyer will lead the field to green. Bowyer posted an average speed of 136.371 mph to win the pole award on Friday night (May 17). Qualifying for the All-Star Race differs from qualifying for points races. Instead of being timed on one lap, …

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Matt Crafton Wins Consecutive Truck Poles

For the second week in a row, Matt Crafton will lead the field to the green flag in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Crafton turned a speed of 179.134 mph to win the pole at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday evening (May 17), his second in as many races. Stewart Friesen (178.926 mph) qualified on the …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Digital Ally 400

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Your daily fantasy NASCAR FanDuel roster should be a little easier to fill out this week than most. Even though NASCAR is one of the most unpredictable sports, Kansas Speedway is one of its most predictable tracks. The mile-and-a-half track is a haven for the top teams in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Prior …

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Massie’s Minute: 19 Years Later, If We Hadn’t Lost Adam Petty…

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May 12 marks the 19th anniversary of perhaps the most horrific day in NASCAR history — the day we lost Adam Petty. The fourth-generation driver, already deemed the future of NASCAR, crashed in a practice session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 2000 after his throttle hung wide open, and he went head on into …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Gander RV 400

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Your daily fantasy NASCAR FanDuel roster has its work cut out for it this weekend. Dover International Speedway is one of the most physically demanding tracks on the NASCAR schedule. The one-mile oval’s steeply-banked, concrete corners create the equivalent of Bristol Motor Speedway on steroids. The Delaware-based NASCAR track can likewise be treacherous, as wrecks …

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