Race Weekend Central

Why Toyota Has a Youth Problem — & Chevrolet Is Capitalizing on It

So where does Christopher Bell fit in with Toyota's plans? (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It may be hard to believe, but Toyota has been a manufacturer in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for over a decade. Veteran drivers including Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr. have made Toyota a consistently winning manufacturer. However, as NASCAR continues to look toward the future by marketing itself on young drivers, …

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Entry List: First Data 500

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Martinsville Speedway this weekend (Oct. 28) for the First Data 500, opening the third round of the Cup playoffs. 40 teams are entered this week, which means all driver will make the race, barring any entry list changes. StarCom Racing shifts its lineup once again this weekend. …

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Entry List: Hollywood Casino 400

(Photo: John K Harrelson / NKP)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns to the midwest for Sunday’s (Oct. 21) Hollywood Casino 400 held at the 1.5-mile oval of Kansas Speedway. This event is also the final race of the second round of the playoffs. The championship field shrinks from 12 to eight after the race. All drivers will qualify for …

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Entry List: Kansas Lottery 300

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After a week off, the NASCAR XFINITY Series returns to action Saturday for the Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway. This event will open the second round of the XFINITY Series playoffs. 42 teams are entered this week, which means two drivers will go home, barring any late entry list changes. There’s a bit of …

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Entry List: Fr8 Auctions 250

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

After a one-month hiatus from competition, the NASCAR Camping World Truck series heads to Talladega Superspeedway for the running of the Fr8 Auctions 250. This is the final race in the first round of the Truck Series playoffs. 36 teams are on the entry list, meaning that four teams will go home, barring any late …

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NASCAR 101: An Illustrious History of the Inaugural Winner

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Since NASCAR decided to put the Charlotte ROVAL in its own statistical category, last week’s winner Ryan Blaney became just the fourth driver this century to score a win in an inaugural race. That’s right, the Charlotte ROVAL was just the fourth new track that NASCAR has introduced to its schedule this century. Going to a …

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