NASCAR Race Weekend Central

2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Shorten All 500-Mile Races Except for the Crown Jewels?

NASCAR at Atlanta Motor Speeday

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This weekend’s race at Texas Motor Speedway will be watched closely for many reasons. It will be the first race at Texas Motor Speedway in 2020, a track that has not produced the most exciting racing since its 2017 reconfiguration, and it is just one of a few races left that will feature a 500-mile …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: The 2020 NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race


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The Headlines: It was the first All-Star race since 1986 that was run outside of Charlotte Motor Speedway. Bill Elliott won at Atlanta that afternoon, and on Wednesday (July 15) it was his son Chase Elliott taking home the checkered flag at Bristol and winning $1 million in the 2020 event. Elliott won the final …

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2-Headed Monster: Is the Choose Cone the Right Next Step for NASCAR?


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Over the last 15 years, NASCAR has been aggressive with making changes to its rules. Whether it’s group qualifying, double-file restarts, stages or shortening the length of races, NASCAR races have a much different look to them now than they did 10 or 20 years ago. Some may say those changes are good, and others …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Someone Be Held Responsible for NASCAR’s Mishandling of Information in the Bubba Wallace Situation?


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This week has been a defining one in NASCAR. Sunday, a supposed heinous act of racism – a noose – was displayed in the garage. On Monday afternoon, the teams and the industry came together to support Bubba Wallace through a very turbulent time. Then on Tuesday we learned that the supposed and reported act …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Dale Earnhardt Jr. Retire After Performance at Homestead-Miami Speedway?


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This past weekend saw a lot of great racing from Homestead-Miami Speedway, including Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race. That event had a little extra flavor to it as Dale Earnhardt Jr, the sport’s 15-time most popular driver, was making his lone NASCAR Xfinity Series start of the season. Earnhardt owns JR Motorsports, a four-car operation …

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Noah Gragson & Dale Earnhardt Jr. Narrowly Miss 1-2 Finish at Homestead

Dale Jr 2020

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To win a NASCAR race, you have to have everything go right, and sometimes you have to get a little lucky. Luck was not on the side of JR Motorsports on Saturday afternoon (June 13), and it prevented them from having a 1-2 finish in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Noah Gragson …

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2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR permanently expand Truck Series field to 36?

2020 Las Vegas NGROTS Matt Crafton Jordan Anderson Spencer Davis Racing Nigel Kinrade Photography

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The NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series returned to action in its first race back since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to no practice or qualifying sessions for the races, NASCAR temporarily expanded the Truck Series field to 40 drivers. In actuality, 47 drivers attempted to compete in the race at Charlotte …

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2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Have Mandated a Test for Quin Houff before Sunday’s Start at Darlington?


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Darlington Raceway is one of the toughest tracks on the NASCAR circuit, as Quin Houff now knows. There is nothing else like it. The track, nicknamed The Track Too Tough to Tame due to its driver’s inability to master the facility, is one that many young drivers struggle on. Due to its egg-like shape and …

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Friday Faceoff: Were the Races Dropped from the Schedule the Best Options?

Timmy Hill Daytona 2020

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1. With nearly two months since the last race, do you think it will make drivers more aggressive, or will they tread lightly this weekend? Clayton Caldwell: With the competition cautions that are scheduled, drivers will take it pretty easy early on. They know they’ll be on a green racetrack with cars with which they …

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2-Headed Monster: Is North Wilkesboro Speedway Closer to a Rebirth Following This Weekend’s iRace?

Virtual NASCAR cars race at North Wilkesboro Speedway in 2020. Photo: NASCAR Media

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iRacing has taken over the NASCAR world over the last two months as the pandemic has shut down the sports world as we know it. However, NASCAR will return to the track this weekend at Darlington Raceway. As a final stamp on NASCAR’s virtual tour, iRacing and NASCAR decided to run a race at the …

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