NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Who’s Hot and Who’s Not: New Hampshire – Off Week Edition

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Kyle Busch in his No. 18 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. (Credit: CIA)

A stop at New Hampshire Motor Speedway marked the end of TNT’s Summer Series and a served as a precursor to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ last off-week, or calm before the storm that is the wicked countdown to the Chase and the highly anticipated playoff eliminators. This edition of Who’s Hot and Who’s Not …

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Who’s Hot / Who’s Not: Daytona-New Hampshire Edition

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Remember when you were a kid at the beach — Daytona Beach, perhaps, and went into the surf only to have a huge wave rock everyone? Well, that happened at Daytona International Speedway this weekend in many ways. Rain forced officials to move the race back to Sunday, but precipitation continued to come into play …

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Who’s Hot / Who’s Not: Kentucky-Daytona Edition

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(Credit: Yvonne Leonard)

Things were indeed blue in the Bluegrass State after afternoon showers passed over Kentucky Speedway.  Brad Keselowski rocketed back into immediate consideration with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ current top teams, making some history along the way. This edition of Who’s Hot and Who’s Not is as close to a one-man show as it gets.  …

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Who’s Hot / Who’s Not In NASCAR: Sonoma-Kentucky Edition

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Another stop in California left the road course specialists of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series wishing for another try.  They’ll get one eventually, but for now, the Chase picture remains unchanged. Carl Edwards added another victory, a first ever at Sonoma, and helped Roush Fenway Racing get back in the win column.  Next up is …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not In Sprint Cup: Michigan-Sonoma Edition

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Can Jimmie Johnson help Tyler Clary achieve his goals of becoming a racecar driver?

Move over Talladega — Michigan International Speedway deserves some of the spotlight now. NASCAR’s fastest non-restrictor plate track took a step up with the assistance of Sprint Cup’s new rules package, and Who’s Hot and Who’s Not shows that other than the faster speeds, nothing really changed.  Long green flag runs were prevalent, and smart …

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Who’s Hot / Who’s Not in NASCAR Sprint Cup: Pocono-Michigan Edition

In many ways, the Sprint Cup Series’ venture to the Pocono Mountains was a microcosm of the season to date.  There was a singular figure who led many a lap, multi-time champions finding ways to struggle, and frontrunners succumbing because of the not-so-alive half the alliance between man and machine.  The end result was very …

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Who’s Hot / Who’s Not in Sprint Cup: Kansas – All-Star Edition

Eleven races down and nine of the 16 playoff spots are claimed after a scenic sunset and race in the Sunflower State. Kansas Speedway has developed a reputation as a great venue at which to take in a race and fans were treated to 25 lead changes (the second most in track history) Saturday night. …

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Who’s Hot / Who’s Not in Sprint Cup: Richmond – Talladega Edition

The Sprint Cup Series lit up the night in Richmond Saturday (April 26). Four of NASCAR’s best drivers put on an unforgettable show over the final laps before the most unlikely of the bunch ran away with the win. No matter; they each continued to lay the foundations for potential playoff pushes. Fire was a …

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Who’s Hot / Who’s Not in Sprint Cup: Off Week-Richmond Edition

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Carl Edwards has quietly been leading Roush Fenway Racing back to prominence in the Cup Series this season.

Let’s get this one out of the way first: there was no NASCAR race to cover over Easter weekend. Sad, isn’t it? No worries, Hot or Not isn’t taking a break. Instead, here’s what to expect when the Sprint Cup Series returns to action at Richmond International Raceway in the coming days. Note: drivers featured in last week’s edition aren’t highlighted …

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Mirror Driving: How Fast Is Too Fast, Team Troubles, and NNS Balance

Welcome to “Mirror Driving.” Every week, your favorite columnists sit down and give their opinion about the latest NASCAR news, rumors and controversy. Love us or hate us, make a comment below and tell us how you feel about what we’ve said! This Week’s Participants: Tom Bowles (Mondays / Bowles’ Eye View & Wednesdays / Did You Notice? …

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