Race Weekend Central

Erik Jones Fastest in Opening Cup Practice at Charlotte

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series took to Charlotte Motor Speedway May 25 for the first of three practice sessions, and rookie Erik Jones posted the fast lap in the session with a speed of 192.713 mph. Jimmie Johnson (192.472 mph) was second quickest in the session, with Kyle Larson (192.465 mph), Denny Hamlin (192.465) …

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Justin Haley’s Truck Fails Postrace Inspection at Charlotte

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Crew chief suspensions continue to be a common theme for the 2017 NASCAR season. On Thursday morning, May 25, NASCAR announced that Camping World Trucks Series driver Justin Haley’s No. 24 Chevrolet Silverado failed the post-race inspection following the May 19 CWTS race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The reigning K&N Pro Series East champion finished …

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Kyle Busch Motorsports Sweeps Charlotte Truck Practices

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Kyle Busch Motorsports continued its hot streak by sweeping the pair of Camping World Truck Series practices at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday night. KBM’s Christopher Bell won the first practice session with a speed of 182.039 mph, while teammate Noah Gragson (181.941 mph) paced the field in the second practice. Brett Moffitt took the top …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Most Popular… NASCAR News Story

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It seems fitting NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr., also leads the pack in news coverage. Joyce Julius & Associates revealed this week the veteran tops all NASCAR storylines this season. Earnhardt, retiring at the end of this season has had more stories written about him than anyone else in the sport. According to JJ&A, Earnhardt has …

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Joey Logano’s Post-Race Infraction Leads to First Encumbered Win

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Joey Logano is not locked into the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs just yet. The No. 22 Ford failed the post race inspection following the Toyota Owner’s 400 at Richmond International Raceway, and has been punished with an L1-level penalty, which marks Logano’s win in the event as an encumbered one, NASCAR announced on …

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Travis Pastrana Returns to NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with Niece Motorsports

Travis Pastrana, a former X Games gold medalist and star of the Nitro Circus tour, is returning to NASCAR. The action sports legend will trade in his BMX handlebars for the steering wheel in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Pastrana will drive Niece Motorsports’ No. 45 Chevrolet Silverado, taking over at Las Vegas Motor …

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Mello Yello to Sponsor Darrell Wallace Jr.

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A familiar sponsor will reunite with NASCAR when the XFINITY Series takes to Richmond International Raceway on Saturday, April 29. Mello Yello, the sponsor that became synonymous with the sport through the 1990 film Days of Thunder and subsequent sponsorships in the 1990s, will adorn the No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford driven by Darrell …

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Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Bank of America 500 Moves to Sunday Afternoon

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The operators at Charlotte Motor Speedway will be able to cut back on the electric bill later this fall, as the track’s October race, the Bank of America 500, will be run during the daytime. The race was originally set on the schedule for Saturday night of Oct. 8, but now it will be ran …

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NASCAR 101: The First Race at Texas Motor Speedway

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Thursday, April 6, marked the 20th anniversary of the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race held at Texas Motor Speedway. As the circuit travels to the Fort Worth track this weekend, here is a look back at the inaugural Texas race in 1997. The Jim Carrey movie Liar Liar topped the box office charts …

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