Race Weekend Central

Team Penske’s Appeal Brings Back Paul Wolfe for Martinsville

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Paul Wolfe will be on top of the pit box after all at the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway this Sunday. The crew chief for the No. 2 Ford was set to serve the second week of a three-race suspension until Team Penske announced it was appealing the penalties issued following the race at Phoenix …

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4 Burning Questions: How Will Brad Keselowski Fare Without Paul Wolfe?

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1. How Will Brad Keselowski Fare Without Paul Wolfe? When Team Penske’s No. 2 Ford failed postrace inspection at Phoenix International Raceway last weekend, crew chief Paul Wolfe was suspended for the next three races Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races, and the loss of Wolfe is far greater for Brad Keselowski than the 35 …

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Furniture Row Racing’s Hauler Involved in Hit-and-Run

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Furniture Row Racing’s hauler carrying its No. 77 Toyota driven by Erik Jones was involved in a hit-and-run accident early Thursday morning, March 23, the team announced Thursday. According to a FRR release, the hauler was on I-15, just north of Las Vegas, on its way to Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, for this …

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Stewart Haas Racing Appeals Rodney Childers’ Suspension

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Stewart-Haas Racing announced Thursday morning (March 23) it is appealing the penalty NASCAR assigned to the No. 4 team of Kevin Harvick following the race at Phoenix International Raceway last weekend. Harvick’s team was given the penalty after the car failed post-race inspection at Phoenix. The NASCAR officials’ ruling was that the car had an …

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NASCAR 101: Who Wants to Be a Dash 4 Cash Millionaire?

The XFINITY Series race at Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday kicks off the series’ Dash 4 Cash program, which consists of four races each season and awards the highest finishing XFINITY regular $100,000 for being the top finisher amongst regulars in that event. It marks the first time Phoenix is participating in the program. Any driver …

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NASCAR TV Ratings Drop For Kobalt 400

NASCAR TV ratings are off to a sluggish start again in 2017. Despite a hyped-up weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the Cup Series’ Kobalt 400 faced a sharp decline in ratings from last year’s event. Although the fight between Kyle Busch and Joey Logano garnered national attention, the race scored just a 3.58 final …

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NASCAR 101: Ford’s Won The Clash, the Daytona 500 & Race 2 — Has That Ever Happened?

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Ford has been on fire to start the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup season. Joey Logano kicked the season off by winning the Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona for the Blue Oval. Then, Kurt Busch won his first Daytona 500 in nail-biting fashion in his first race for Ford since 2005. Most recently, new Ford driver …

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