NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Christian Koelle

Friday Faceoff: Did Justin Haley’s Punishment Fit the Crime?

 Kyle Busch hasn’t scored a single playoff point in 2020 and is winless after 15 races. What’s wrong in Candyland? Erin Campbell: Kyle Busch is already experiencing burnout. He started out this long trek of races running in all series for every race. I feel that Kyle has just been doing …

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ARCA Preview: 2020 Calypso Lemonade 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway

For the 13th time in ARCA Menards Series history, the series visits the Lucas Oil Raceway for the Calypso Lemonade 200. This will be race number five for the series, and after last weekend’s race at Pocono Raceway, the points didn’t budge as Michael Self continues to lead the standings, …

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Chandler Smith Comes Up Short of Keeping it Perfect for Both Himself and Venturini Motorsports

It has been a perfect season for Venturini Motorsports and Chandler Smith, that was until Friday afternoon (June 26). Ty Gibbs held off Smith late and ended the perfect streak by Venturini Motorsports. In the last ARCA Menards Series race featuring Smith, he earned the victory at Phoenix Raceway. Michael …

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Friday Faceoff: Who Should Hold NASCAR Participants Accountable?

1. If a team member openly expresses racial bias, should NASCAR take action or does that responsibility fall on the individual team? Erin Campbell: It is the team’s responsibility to set standards for racial bias. Teams have the responsibility to creating the culture in which their employees operate. They give or …

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Friday Faceoff: Was Moving the All-Star Race to Bristol a Good Idea?

1. Is shifting the All-Star Race to Bristol Motor Speedway the best possible move for the event? Erin Campbell: NASCAR should have skipped the All-Star Race this year, but since the show must go on, even though Bristol is awesome for racing, it could have chosen better. Eldora Speedway should have …

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Formula 1 Cancels Azerbaijan, Singapore, Japanese Grand Prix

Formula 1’s races in Azerbaijan, Singapore and Japan have all been canceled due to complications from the COVID-19 pandemic, F1 announced Friday, June 12. Continued concerns with COVID-19 was the listed reasoning for canceling the events. “As a result of the ongoing challenges presented by COVID-19, we and our promoters …

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Nashville Superspeedway Return Comes from Out Of Nowhere

The date was July 23, 2011. Carl Edwards came off of turn 4 for what many assumed would be the final NASCAR-sanctioned event at Nashville Superspeedway. He earned the victory, the 34th win of his Xfinity Series career. The previous year, in 2010, Nashville was up against Kentucky Speedway for …

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Sudden Halt, Big Opportunity: Gaunt Brothers Racing Looks To Catch Up in 2020

It took over two months for Daniel Suarez to find a new home after not being re-signed by Stewart-Haas Racing. On Jan. 28, Gaunt Brothers Racing signed Suarez and announced it would be moving to full-time competition after running a part-time schedule since the organization debuted in 2017. Though the …

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Turn Back the Clock: 2008 ARCA Season And Justin Allgaier’s Championship

When it comes to the ARCA Menards Series, there have been seasons where future stars are born and brought into the picture. In 2008, Justin Allgaier earned the ARCA Re/Max Series championship battling the likes of Frank Kimmel, Matt Carter, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., and Scott Speed. The 2008 season saw …

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