Race Weekend Central

Joe Gibbs Racing, Matt Kenseth Lose Penalty Appeal, File Another

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The National Motorsports Appeals Panel found today (Nov. 5) that, after Matt Kenseth and Joe Gibbs Racing’s initial appeal following his two-race suspension and six-month probation after an incident with Joey Logano last weekend in Martinsville, that Kenseth did indeed violate Sections 12.1 and 12.8 of the 2015 NASCAR rulebook. As such, the panel has upheld …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Mike Bliss Reunites with TriStar Motorsports at Texas

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There is a familiar name on the NASCAR Xfinity Series entry list this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. Mike Bliss has over 300 career NXS starts and is a name that was once synonymous with this series. Bliss will return this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway driving the No. 14 Toyota for TriStar Motorsports, replacing the …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Danica Patrick’s Penalty and Jeff Gordon’s 93rd Victory

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I wonder what fans want to talk about this week. Maybe the fact that Jeff Gordon won under the cover of darkness at Martinsville? What else could have possibly happened to grab anyone’s attention? Oh, right. There was that whole 10 minutes where two of the sport’s major superstars had their cars turn into a …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Regan Smith’s Future and NASCAR’s Schedule Problem

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What a wild finish we had at Talladega. There are a lot of fans up in arms about whether the race should have finished under green and whether the race should have had more green-white-checkered attempts.  Whatever side you are on, the biggest controversy lies in the first attempt at a green-white-checkered finish since the rules were …

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Friday Faceoff: Did Jimmie Johnson Cross a Line?

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Many took to social media on Sunday after Jimmie Johnson stayed on track during a late caution.  The move gave Johnson the race lead, but also trapped Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. a lap down in fast cars, which was beneficial to teammates Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr.  Is that kind of teamwork acceptable, or …

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Ty Dillon Plans Start in 2015 Homestead Cup Finale

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It’s been a great year for Ty Dillon, the younger brother of Austin competing for the Xfinity Series championship until the very end, and now Dillon’s 2015 will end on a high note as the Lewisville, N.C., native will drive in the season ending Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Dillon will drive the No. 33 …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Underdogs at Talladega, and Who Retires Next?

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Hi all, Clayton here filling in for Greg this week and what a weekend it was at Kansas Speedway! It was nice to see an exciting finish on a mile-and-a-half track again. No matter what side you are on, there is no doubt that the incident between Joey Logano and Matt Kenseth certainly made the …

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Brian Keselowski to Drive for Brad Keselowski Racing at Talladega

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On Thursday it was announced that a set of brothers will be helping each other out for the upcoming NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Fred’s 250 Powered by Coca-Cola at Talladega Superspeedway. Brad Keselowski announced via his blog that brother Brian Keselowski will drive his No.29 Ford F-150 in the Oct. 24 event. Brian Keselowski …

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Johnny Sauter Joins GMS Racing for 2016

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Veteran NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Johnny Sauter announced Thursday on NASCAR RaceHub that he will be leaving ThorSport Racing at the end of the season to join GMS Racing for the 2016 season. Sauter joins the organization after spending seven seasons at ThorSport. Since joining the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, he has 10 victories …

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Kyle Busch Leads Opening 2015 Drive for the Cure 300 Practice at Charlotte

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Kyle Busch – surprise, surprise – was fastest in the first practice session at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the NASCAR Xfinity Series on Thursday afternoon. Busch paced the field at 181.886 mph in his No. 54 for Joe Gibbs Racing. Second fastest in the session was points leader Chris Buescher. Ty Dillon was third and …

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