Race Weekend Central

Courtney Force Leads The Way For Four-Wide Nationals Today

(Photo: Toni Montgomery)

NHRA Funny Car driver Courtney Force collected her third top qualifier of the season and re-wrote the track record book after topping the qualifying sessions for Sunday’s 8th-annual NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Four-Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway in Concord, N.C. Clay Millican (Top Fuel), Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock …

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Friday Face-off: Who’ll Fill These Ginormous Shoes?

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced this week that he’ll retire at the end of the 2017 season, the fourth very popular driver to step away since 2015.  What impact will his retirement have on the sport as a whole, and is there a driver out there who can have the impact he’s had on and off …

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NASCAR Drivers Experience NHRA Horsepower at zMax Dragway

(Photo: Mike Mercurio)

It was straight-line-meets-circle-track Thursday morning (April 27) at Charlotte Motor Speedway and zMax Dragway in Concord, N.C., as the star drivers of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series got a chance to swap seats with some of the ace pilots from the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and get themselves a taste of nitromethane. Truck …

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Pace Laps: Rain at Bristol on Sunday, Erik Jones Leads the Way in XFINITY

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: And then it was Monday – In a sport that halts its action at the lightest of rainfall, Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway was simply doomed. Dropping buckets of water from the get-go, NASCAR wasted no time to cancel the day’s activities, pushing the Monster Energy NASCAR …

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4 Burning Questions: How Long Will It Take to Get the Bristol Races In?

(Photo: John Harrelson/NKP)

1. How Long Will it Take to Get Races in This Weekend? Rain is in the forecast for all three days at Bristol Motor Speedway. In the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the rain won’t determine who does and who doesn’t get to race on Sunday as only 39 cars are entered.  In the XFINITY Series, …

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Frontstretch 5: NASCAR Moments to Make You Laugh Out Loud

In honor of this off week, Amy Henderson led our staff in collecting five classic NASCAR moments that left us laughing. It’s driver personalities on display with the type of fun that keeps fans coming back to watch every week. 1. Let’s start this off with some butt cheeks. Here, Tony Stewart walks up behind Kevin Harvick during …

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Pace Laps: Rare Off Weekend for NASCAR, Sebastian Vettel Wins in Formula 1

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series/Camping World Truck Series: NASCAR Talent Hits the Small Tracks – Finally, a weekend off so the drivers can spend their time… racing. Man, these guys don’t like to step out of the seats often. This Easter weekend featured a little new mixed with a little old for a few NASCAR …

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Pace Laps: Ryan Blaney Lets One Get Away, Erik Jones Dominates in XFINITY Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Monster Energy Cup Series: The Wood Brothers are Back – 1982. That was the last time a Wood Brothers Racing car led more than 100 laps in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The 35-year streak ended Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway as the team’s second-year driver Ryan Blaney led the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 for 148 …

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