NASCAR Race Weekend Central

NASCAR 101: Who Can Join the List of Loudon Winners?

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Prior to the Sylvania 300 last fall, New Hampshire Motor Speedway produced 11 straight races with 11 different winners. It’s a streak that at the time was the longest such one in the Sprint Cup Series. The parity was great for the sport. Instead of going into the weekend largely knowing who would dominate (Jimmie …

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New Rules Package, New Qualifying Format at Indy and Michigan

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NASCAR continued to tweak qualifying rules in response to the new downforce packages on Wednesday. In anticipation of more drafting and less single file racing as a result of the higher downforce package, NASCAR has announced that Sprint Cup, Xfinity, and Camping World Truck series qualifying for upcoming races at Indianapolis and Michigan will use …

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2 More Drivers Swapped Out at Kentucky for Cup Race

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Last minute trades are the norm for stick and ball sports; in motor racing, not so much. Both The Motorsports Group and Premium Motorsports announced they will be utilizing drivers not originally entered for this weekend’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway. Jeff Green, originally entered in TMG’s No. 30, will be replaced by Travis …

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Another Event, Another Rain Delay as Kentucky Test Interrupted

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Rain, rain, go away! In what has been a recurring theme for NASCAR teams this season, rain once again put on-track activities on hold Wednesday afternoon, when Sprint Cup teams were scheduled to hold two two-hour practice sessions at Kentucky Speedway. The first session, scheduled from 3-5 p.m., was canceled due to showers in the …

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Midseason Swap: Christopher Bell Replaces Justin Boston at Kentucky

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Christopher Bell’s phone rang with some news from Kyle Busch Motorsports Wednesday: the No. 54 is yours. Jayski tweeted Wednesday that Bell, fresh off a fifth-place finish in his Camping World Truck Series debut at Iowa, will replace Justin Boston in Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 54 Toyota Tundra this weekend at Kentucky Speedway. NCWTS: Bell …

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Truck Series Qualifying Procedure Tweaked to End Drafting Issues

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NASCAR has issued a statement to Camping World Truck Series drivers: no more playing around. Qualifying at intermediate tracks will follow a different format the next time the Camping World Truck Series goes to race. NASCAR announced on Wednesday that the format has been changed for any track measuring 1.5 miles or longer. The new …

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Daytona Rising Climbs to New Heights With Chevrolet Partnership

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Daytona International Speedway’s rock-solid renovation became, figuratively, even more so on Wednesday. DIS announced on Tuesday that Chevrolet has partnered with the speedway as part of the track’s Daytona Rising Project. The announcement was made just days before NASCAR’s Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series take up residence at the Daytona Beach, Florida circuit for the …

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NASCAR 101: Sprint Cup’s Forgotten Road Courses

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With the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series set to race through the winding turns of Sonoma Raceway this weekend, many fans are expecting to see one of the best races of the season — partially because of the absence of the words aero-push and clean air, but also due to the parity road racing creates these days. Case …

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New Chief in Town: RCR Announces Xfinity Crew Chief Swap

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With Ty Dillon‘s championship hopes in need of a boost, Richard Childress Racing is making a change. The organization is swapping the crew chiefs of their No. 3 and No. 33 NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) teams, effective immediately. Nick Harrison, who started the season with the No. 33 team, will move over to the No. 3 team. Danny Stockman …

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NASCAR, ISC Release Statements on Governor Haley’s Confederate Flag Position


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South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley called for the removal of the Confederate Flag flying over the South Carolina State House on Monday. The announcement was made days after a mass shooting that took place at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston. Nine African-American congregants were murdered in the racially-motivated act. On Tuesday, NASCAR …

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