Race Weekend Central

Friday Faceoff: What Do You Expect from the Newly Renovated ISM Raceway?

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1. NASCAR admitted it made a mistake when Jimmie Johnson was told he had to start at the rear of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway after failing post-race inspection twice. Should NASCAR have made an attempt to correct the situation during the race, and what could it have done? …

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2-Headed Monster: Does Joey Logano Deserve The Hate?

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Since entering the NASCAR world, Joey Logano has been a driver who many fans love to hate. The announcing of his name at driver introductions is nearly always met with boos, and that goes the same for some of his wins. On top of that, many of his fellow drivers have scoffed at some of …

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Pace Laps: 1 More Race to Set the NASCAR Championship Fields

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Kevin Harvick Finally Gets Over The Hump On paper, Kevin Harvick has been the man to beat this year in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. He’s been first or second in the standings for the last five weeks and his 44 playoff points entering Sunday’s (Nov. 4) AAA Texas …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Was Joey Logano’s Bump Fair Or Foul?

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The latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast is a trio of FS colleagues, as Dustin Albino, Tom Bowles and Zach Catanzareti discuss the Joey Logano vs. Martin Truex Jr saga from Martinsville Speedway. Logano came out victorious, bumping Truex out of the way on the final corner of the last lap. The No. 22 team secured a spot to the Championship 4 …

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Pace Laps: NASCAR’s Championship 4 a Little Clearer Following Martinsville

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Logano Deals NASCAR’s Big Three A Big Blow Seven races into the NASCAR playoffs, the sport’s three most successful drivers this season – Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. – have won just once in the postseason. Joey Logano added the latest nail in the coffin Sunday (Oct. 27) …

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Friday Faceoff: Are the Big Three Still the Big Three At All?

The Big 3 haven't been more than the Average 3 so far in the playoffs (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

1. The so-called Big Three of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series have only won one of the past nine races after claiming 17 of the first 23. Are they still the championship favorites, or has someone else moved to the front of the pack? Zach Gillispie: The Big Three have surprisingly stalled out in …

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2-Headed Monster: Is The Driver or The Car More Important?

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This week’s question is racing’s version of “the chicken or the egg” question: does the car matter more than the driver or does the driver make a bigger difference than the car? Motor Over Mojo There’s no doubt that both matter, but it’s clear that the machine makes a bigger contribution than the man (or …

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Pace Laps: Heartbreak & Triumph in Kansas

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Stewart-Haas Racing’s Blessing And Curse At Kansas Kevin Harvick lost the battle at Kansas Speedway. He and his Stewart-Haas Racing organization could easily win the war. But man, they do make it hard on themselves, right? Harvick had victory in the bag Sunday (Oct. 21) at Kansas Speedway in the …

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2-Headed Monster: Is It Bad So Many Drivers Are Leaving NASCAR?

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Gone are the days when NASCAR drivers would race until they couldn’t find a ride anymore. From Tony Stewart to Kasey Kahne, more and more drivers are calling it quits at a younger age to race elsewhere. The trend leads to this week’s question: Is it bad for NASCAR that so many drivers are leaving? …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Joey Gase Talks Career-Best Run at Talladega, Backup Cars

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If this week’s Frontstretch Podcast been anything like last weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway, it would be boring. That’s not what weʻve got for you as Dustin Albino, Mike Neff and Joey Gase,  the No. 00 driver who earned a career-best finish of 18th at Talladega, got together. Gase discusses what it’s like …

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