NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Aaron Creed

Pace Laps: Manufacturer Advantages, Standalone Races, & Different Faces

Sprint Cup Series: All-Star Snoozer – While the question of whether or not the All-Star Race has outlived its usefulness is a valid one, the bigger question resides with how it should remain should it continue. One comment that seemed appropriate regarding the race is that, to truly be an all-star …

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Pace Laps: Opportunity, Fuel Mileage, Make-A-Wish & More

Xfinity Series: It’s Time for a Standalone – After another much needed off-weekend, the NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars will have their first true chance to reach Victory Lane at a non-plate track this year. Heading over to the stand-alone event in Iowa on Sunday, the division’s drivers will be up …

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Pace Laps: Follow the Leader, Xfinity Dominance, & Other Racing Worlds

Sprint Cup Series: Jr. Wins But… – The easy aspect of the race at Talladega is that Dale Earnhardt Jr. won which is ostensibly good for the sport because of his continued popularity. The question, however, that slipped by with his victory is whether or not the racing was any good. …

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Pace Laps: A 2nd Chance to Make a 1st Impression, Ending a Dry Spell

Sprint Cup Series: We all need a second chance sometimes – For 19-year-old Chase Elliott, Sunday afternoon at Richmond International raceway was his second-career Sprint Cup Series start – the first he will like to remember after a troublesome Martinsville debut in March. Advancing to Round 2 of Coors Light …

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Pace Laps: Xfinity Excellence, Short-Track King & Other News

Xfinity Series: It’s Super Joey – Dominating efforts happen often in the Xfinity Series, but it’s rare to happen at a track as difficult as Bristol. However, Joey Logano did the unthinkable on Saturday afternoon – leading every single one of the 300 laps. But that wasn’t the biggest story …

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Pace Laps: Youth Prevails, Redemption in Vegas, Controversy & More

Xfinity Series: The Future Has Arrived – It only took nine races until Erik Jones drove a Joe Gibbs Racing car into Victory Lane. The soon-to-be 19-year-old outran two Cup Series veterans at Texas, and in doing so, gave JGR its first Xfinity Series win since Matt Kenseth‘s triumph in the …

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Pace Laps: Easter Bunny Edition

Short Tracks: Spring Means a New Start – For the last decade, the holiday weekend has been synonymous with the Pro All Stars Series Easter Bunny 150. Every year, several super late model teams from across the eastern part of the country flock to Hickory Motor Speedway (N.C.) and this …

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Pace Laps: Short-Track Racing, Indy Returns, NHRA 4-Wides & F1

NHRA: 4-Wide Nationals Produce Surprise Winners – It was a good day for Don Schumacher Racing, as they scored Funny Car win No. 100 with Fast Jack Beckman and then completed the Nitro sweep for the 47th time with a Top Fuel win by Antron Brown at the 4-Wide Nationals …

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Pace Laps: Brad Keselowski’s Great Escape, Kevin Harvick Turns On Heat & “Magic”

Sprint Cup Series: Keselowski’s Great Escape – Brad Keselowski up to this point has been the forgotten man in the Team Penske duo these days. With Joey Logano victorious in February’s Daytona 500, Keselowski has had a decent season by comparison but still seemed a step behind. He had zero top-five finishes entering Sunday …

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Pace Laps: The Crazy Crash Edition

Xfinity Series: Cup Series Dominance Continues – Nothing could stop Joey Logano from winning at Phoenix on Saturday. Nothing. The unstoppable Team Penske No. 22 car has been in the top five for each race this year, and it has three straight finishes of first or second. But what is so remarkable …

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