NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Friday Faceoff: Past Lucky Winners


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1. This week, NASCAR announced a new rules package for 2019. What do you expect from it as a whole and do you feel like it was a step forward or backward? Amy Henderson: I’m 100% willing to save judgment until we actually see how this package performs on track under race conditions. If the …

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Friday Faceoff: Should Kasey Kahne Hang It Up Early?

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Kasey Kahne will miss the next three races due to severe dehydration issues suffered at Darlington Raceway. Will his final stretch of races end with him behind the wheel, or should he sit it out? Clayton Caldwell: It would be a great benefit for Leavine Family Racing to have Kasey Kahne behind the wheel as soon …

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Friday Faceoff: What Throwback Rules Would You Like to See in NASCAR?

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Last weekend, the NASCAR XFINITY Series raced at Road America and the Camping World Truck Series raced at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. When the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule gets revamped in 2021, should either of these tracks be added to the schedule? Zach Gillispie: Canadian Tire should be at the top of the …

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Friday Faceoff: Silly Season Kicking Into High Gear


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Kurt Busch has been rumored to be leaving Stewart-Haas Racing for Chip Ganassi Racing, replacing Jamie McMurray. What’s next for Busch’s career? Michael Finley: It;s really up to Kurt Busch at this point. His legacy is secured; not too many people have won both a championship and a Daytona 500. He’s running pretty well, and …

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Friday Faceoff: Should Watkins Glen Get a Second Date?


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Now that Chase Elliott is off the schneid following his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win, who will the next first-time winner be? Clayton Caldwell: Alex Bowman. He’s been much more consistent this year than Dale Earnhardt Jr. was a year ago in that car and just recently signed a multi-year extension with …

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Denny Hamlin Grabs Pole for Sunday’s Go Bowling at the Glen


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Denny Hamlin‘s road racing resume, until recently hasn’t been one to write home about. However, during Saturday’s (Aug. 4) qualifying session for the Go Bowling at the Glen, he set the fastest lap of the day (125.534 mph) to take the pole for Sunday’s event. It’s Hamlin’s first career pole at Watkins Glen International and …

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NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott to Return to XFINITY Series at Road America

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Warning, do not adjust your computer screen, NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott will drive the No. 23 GMS Racing Chevrolet in the upcoming NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Road America on Aug 25. The 1988 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion made his last NASCAR start in 2012 at Daytona International Speedway. He finished 37th …

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Team Penske Sweeps Front Row for Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International


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Team Penske’s Brad Keselowski was very fast in the final round of XFINITY Series Qualifying Saturday (Aug. 4). Late in the session, teammate Joey Logano knocked Keselowski off the top to win the pole for Saturday’s Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International with a lap at an average of 122.995 mph. Keselowski had a pole run going late …

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Friday Faceoff: Are Drivers Too Quick to Use the Bumper These Days?

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Many racetracks have unique traditions for the winner. For example, the race winner at New Hampshire Motor Speedway holds up a live lobster in Victory Lane. What is your favorite Victory Lane tradition, prop or recurring celebration in racing? Bryan Gable: It’s not specific to one track, but I enjoy the Polish victory lap.  Alan …

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