NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Ty Majeski Frustrated After Accident with Teammate in Richmond

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The No. 60 XFINITY Series car might as well have caution tape on the corner panels next week at the Charlotte ROVAL. That Ford has been torn up in 2018. Following a vicious accident with Chase Briscoe behind the wheel one week ago at Las Vegas, Ty Majeski suffered a head-on blast with the inside …

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The Underdog House: Small Teams Rise Through NASCAR Playoff Chaos

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Think Small Every year once the NASCAR playoffs kick off, it’s tougher than usual to see what’s going on with the small teams of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Most of the attention, updates and TV time is directed to the 16 title contenders, and rightfully so. But while the eyeballs of NBCSN and …

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The Underdog House: Battling Rain & Air in Indianapolis

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Think Small When the four days of rain finally ended for Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the next form of nature was yet to make an appearance. It not only affected the underdogs of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series but the XFINITY Series as well with a doubleheader being run mid-day in Indianapolis. That form of …

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Daniel Hemric Settles for Top 5 After Strong Run in Indianapolis

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

During a quarter of Monday’s (Sep. 10) Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Daniel Hemric was on his way to career win No. 1 in the XFINITY Series. Leading 25 of the 100 laps on the rain-postponed event, Hemric’s No. 21 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet was among the powerhouses in a race that brought …

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Joey Logano Completes Team Penske Sweep Behind Brad Keselowski

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Though Kyle Larson nearly owned Sunday’s (Sep. 2) Bojangles’ Southern 500, it was a Team Penske night when it hit the checkered flag, with Brad Keselowski winning and Joey Logano coming home second. It came down to the final restart at Darlington Raceway where Keselowski kept the lead off pit road and drove off from …

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Cole Custer Jumps to Runner-Up Finish in Darlington

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

All eyes were on Cole Custer‘s No. 00 Stewart-Haas Racing throwback scheme. Not just because his Ford had the “eyes” scheme dating back to 1965 and AJ Foyt, but he had the speed. Jumping to finish second in the VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway, Custer ended higher than he ran …

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The Underdog House: Small Teams Hit Top 10 at NASCAR Road Courses

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Think Small With the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series enjoying their third and final off-weekend in 2018, the spotlight hit the ladder series this weekend. And what good timing, as both XFINITY and Camping World Trucks hit road courses while the Cup Series watched from the barcalounger. That circumstance, no matter the track layouts, would …

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Justin Haley Wins Another Last-Corner Thriller at CTMP

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Rule No. 1 in motor racing? Don’t wreck your teammate. Well, the final corner of Sunday’s (Aug. 26) Camping World Truck Series race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park saw Kyle Busch Motorsports teammates Noah Gragson and Todd Gilliland crash from the race lead. And here came Justin Haley. With Gragson pushing his No. 18 Toyota …

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The Underdog House: Small NASCAR Teams Stand Their Ground in Bristol

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Think Small When you race at Bristol Motor Speedway, whether in Monster Energy Cup, XFINITY or Camping World Trucks, you learn quick how easily that place can take the best out of you. It can make you do things you wish you didn’t and can define or destroy weeks of momentum as the regular season …

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The Underdog House: A Slow Descend Down the Irish Hills of Michigan

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Think Small Perhaps Michigan International Speedway is the only place you can graze 200 mph and be considered “off the pace” from the front-runners. That’s right. This weekend, if you weren’t hitting 200 mph average around the 2-mile track in qualifying, you were barely in the top 20. Darrell Wallace Jr. was the top Monster …

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