Race Weekend Central

2-Headed Monster: Did NASCAR Make the Right Decision Continuing the Bristol Dirt Race?

Bristol

(Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

One thing is for certain: the NASCAR Bristol Dirt weekend has had people talking ever since its exciting finish. Whether fans liked it or not, it’s certainly something interesting and different. On Tuesday, CEO of Speedway Motorsports Incorporated Marcus Smith announced that the Bristol dirt race will return in 2023, but that doesn’t mean everyone’s …

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Friday Faceoff: Are Tracks Dropping the Ball When Marketing Their Events?

Kyle Larson leads a pack cars at Texas Motor Speedway, October 2021. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Former drivers Tony Stewart, Dale Earnhardt Jr and Clint Bowyer tested the NASCAR Cup Series’ Next Gen car at Bowman Gray Stadium Oct. 26. Should NASCAR race there? Luken Glover: Absolutely! Tracks like Rockingham Speedway, North Wilkesboro Speedway and Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville have topped my list, but if Bowman Gray is a realistic possibility, it immediately …

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2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Playoff Drivers Be Raced Differently Than the Rest of the Field?

Denny Hamlin Chase Briscoe NASCAR Texas 2021

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Drivers participating in NASCAR’s playoffs are frustrated by drivers who are outside that realm. It’s been a common theme since the postseason began. Last weekend (Oct. 17) at Texas Motor Speedway, an incident between Denny Hamlin and Chase Briscoe has grabbed headlines and even spilled over on social media this week. This is the 17th …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Every NASCAR Playoff Track Have Lights?

NASCAR lights

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Lights at a NASCAR track can sometimes be overlooked. But if you check Twitter, fans are often curious which tracks have them (Hi, Bob!). The course of a race weekend can change drastically based on whether a track has lights. Over the last decade or so, several tracks have added lights but there are still …

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