Race Weekend Central

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

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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?

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

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?

#00: Quin Houff, StarCom Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Jacob Construction

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?

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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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2-Headed Monster: Did Chip Ganassi Racing make the right decision hiring Matt Kenseth?

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In the wake of firing Kyle Larson due to his use of a racial slur, NASCAR Cup Series team owner Chip Ganassi had an important decision to make. Who should drive his No. 42 Chevrolet? In a surprise to many, Ganassi hired Matt Kenseth. Furthermore, NASCAR granted Kenseth a waiver so he is eligible to …

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2-Headed Monster: Has iRacing Helped or Hurt NASCAR?

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iRacing has been a controversial topic in recent weeks. First it was Bubba Wallace, who lost a sponsorship from Blue-Emu when he decided to quit a race before it was over. Wallace then went on Twitter and announced that he quit while he still had some resets left and didn’t think it was a big …

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2-Headed Monster: Does Drivers’ Lack of Respect on iRacing Hurt Credibility?

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iRacing has been on every race fans’ minds over the last three weeks as it’s the closest thing we’ve gotten to racing since the COVID-19 pandemic. The races have brought on a lot of attention and while some fans have yet to take  the computerized, virtual racing seriously, others think that iRacing is the next …

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