Race Weekend Central

Truckin’ Thursdays: Chase Briscoe Wins Series Return at Eldora Speedway

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

In a Nutshell: In his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start since winning last year’s season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Chase Briscoe won the Eldora Dirt Derby by mere inches over his ThorSport Racing teammate Grant Enfinger. The driver of the No. 27 Ford survived utilized a flurry of late-race cautions to put himself …

Read more

Myatt Snider, Stewart Friesen Lead Eldora Truck Series Practices

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

Myatt Snider and Stewart Friesen led a pair of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practices at Eldora Speedway ahead of Wednesday night’s Dirt Derby 150. In the first session, just 34 of the 39 trucks entered turned laps. Snider’s fast lap of 91.552 mph led Friesen, who was followed by Snider’s ThorSport Racing teammate Grant …

Read more

Pace Laps: Martin Truex Jr.’s Dominance & An XFINITY Championship Preview

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Truex Trounces The Field Kentucky Speedway was simply the Martin Truex Jr. show. Leading 174 of 267 laps, his No. 78 Toyota was on cruise control most of Saturday night (July 14) in the Quaker State 400. Two-tire pit strategies, like on most repaves produced short-term boosts for drivers like …

Read more

Tracking the Trucks: Ben Rhodes Scores Hometown Win in Kentucky

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

In a Nutshell: Ben Rhodes scored ThorSport Racing’s first victory since switching manufacturers in Thursday night’s Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway. Rhodes capitalized on a 74-lap green flag run and a late pit road call for fuel only to score his first win of the 2018 season over Stewart Friesen. “This …

Read more

Truckin’ Thursdays: 5 Potential Winners for the Next 5 Races

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

This week’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kentucky Speedway marks the first of five remaining events ahead of the 2018 playoffs. Johnny Sauter and Brett Moffitt are locked in with a combined seven wins between them, and in all likelihood, Noah Gragson and Justin Haley can rest easy with one victory apiece, especially …

Read more

Pace Laps: Destruction & Heartbreak in Daytona

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Team Penske’s Poor Performance Daytona’s Coke Zero Sugar 400 didn’t move the needle on restrictor plate racing. But for those who love it? The race got your heart pumping for the better part of four hours. There was a first-time winner, Erik Jones, who made a thrilling green-white-checkered pass on …

Read more

Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Takeaways From 4 Straight Weeks of Racing

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Johnny Sauter Remains Championship Favorite I know I sound like a broken record here, but it’s hard to look away from something that’s so incredibly true. Johnny Sauter began this four-race stretch with a victory at Texas Motor Speedway, his fourth on the season, and did so in thrilling fashion, narrowly edging Stewart Friesen by …

Read more

Spencer Gallagher Reinstated After Completing Road to Recovery Program

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Spencer Gallagher has completed the NASCAR Road to Recovery program and has been reinstated, the sanctioning body announced Wednesday. “The whole GMS organization is very proud of Spencer (Gallagher) for getting reinstated after completing NASCAR’s Road to Recovery program after the results we received post-Talladega,” GMS Racing president Mike Beam said in a statement. “Spencer …

Read more

Did You Notice?: Exciting Racing & Good Sportsmanship Are Not Mutually Exclusive?

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Did You Notice? … how gracefully Kyle Larson accepted defeat? From erasing a more than three-second deficit to coming within striking distance, only to smack the wall, lose momentum and get another shot at Kyle Busch with some help from lap traffic, the driver of the No. 42 Chevrolet did everything he could to score …

Read more

Pace Laps: Beating the Heat at Chicagoland Speedway

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Aric Almirola’s Stellar Run Derailed Lost in the excitement of the race finish in which Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson used every inch of the track – and each other – in an epic last-lap battle is Aric Almirola’s stellar run. For the first time since Daytona, the driver of …

Read more

Sign up for the Frontstretch Newsletter

A daily email update (Monday through Friday) providing racing news, commentary, features, and information from Frontstretch.com