NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Friday Faceoff: Should the Cup Series Race on a Dirt Bristol?

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Denny Hamlin claims his new NASCAR ownership role won’t take away his focus to keep winning with Joe Gibbs Racing. Do you think that’s possible?  Luken Glover: It is going to be very hard to not be distracted at some point by owning the team. Denny Hamlin certainly has the knowledge and motivation to pull …

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ARCA Preview: 2020 Illinois Truck & Equipment Allen Crowe 100 at Springfield

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The ARCA Menards Series heads to Springfield, Ill., this weekend for the 2020 Illinois Truck & Equipment Allen Crowe 100. The race marks the sole race on dirt during the 2020 campaign and the second-to-last race of the 2020 season. An heated points battled comes into the capital of Illinois, while others attempt to make …

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ARCA Showdown Rundown: Where We Stand After the Finale at Memphis

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Sam Mayer is the 2020 ARCA Menards Series Sioux Chief Showdown champion. After finishing second in the Sioux Chief PowerPex 200, Mayer clinched the championship while Ty Gibbs earned the victory at Memphis International Raceway. The mere fact that Mayer finished in the top five kept Gibbs from his first championship in NASCAR. Mayer earned …

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ARCA Preview: 2020 Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 at Memphis

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

For the first time since 2001, the ARCA Menards Series heads to Memphis, Tennessee for the Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 on Saturday (Sept. 26). The race marks the season finale for the Sioux Chief Showdown Series, ARCA’s mini championship within a championship. It’s also the third-to-final race of the season for the ARCA Menards Series. …

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ARCA Showdown Rundown: Where We Stand After Bristol

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And then there were two. Sam Mayer proved Thursday night (Sept. 17) that he means business — and at the perfect time, to boot. Mayer dominated the ARCA Menards Series’ return to Bristol Motor Speedway, leading 116 laps en route to his fifth victory of 2020 despite Ty Gibbs was nipping at his tail the …

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Ross Chastain Moving to Cup With CGR in 2021

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Ross Chastain will drive the No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro for Chip Ganassi Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2021, Motorsport reports. According to Motorsport, an announcement could come as soon as today, Sept. 21. Chastain will replace Matt Kenseth in the No. 42 after Kenseth took over earlier this season for Kyle Larson, who …

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IndyCar Adds Nashville Street Course to 2021 Schedule

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The NTT IndyCar Series will venture to Music City in 2021. As first reported by RACER, IndyCar will make its debut on a street course to be determined in downtown Nashville, Tenn. It will become the fifth street course on the circuit, joining St. Petersburg, Long Beach, Toronto and Belle Isle. Local TV stations began …

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Friday Faceoff: Is Ryan Blaney Already Too Far Behind?

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Ryan Blaney was the biggest title contender to have a bad weekend at Darlington. Richmond is one of his worst tracks on the circuit. Has he lost his shot at advancing to the Round of 12? Luken Glover: I wouldn’t rule him out just yet. He has found more speed at some tracks he’s struggled at …

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Sebastian Vettel Set for Move to BWT Racing Point in 2021


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After spending the last five seasons with Scuderia Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel will have a new home in 2021. Vettel will move to BWT Racing Point, rebranding as Aston Martin F1 Team next season, and fill the vacant spot left by Sergio Perez, the team announced Thursday (Sept. 10). The four-time World Champion will run alongside Lance …

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