NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Las Vegas Motor Speedway to Allow Full Capacity for Playoff Races

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Las Vegas Motor Speedway will allow full capacity in its grandstands for the three NASCAR national series playoff events in September, the racetrack announced Thursday, June 10. It joins Richmond Raceway, Talladega Superspeedway, Martinsville Speedway and Phoenix Raceway as tracks lifting their capacity restrictions for the fall playoff races. Other tracks like Sonoma Raceway still …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What Should NASCAR Do With The All-Star Race?

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The All-Star Race kind of feels like The Clash to me: unnecessary and lacking luster. What should NASCAR do with it? – Brodie L., Fargo, N.D. I wish I knew, Brodie. I wish I knew. I miss the electric feel of the event. When fans came down to Charlotte in droves and visited team shops, …

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Waid’s World: Surprise, Unheralded Winner Is Just 1 Part of All-Star Race Lore

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The NASCAR Cup Series’ All-Star Race scheduled for Texas Motor Speedway this weekend is an exhibition event that is designed to produce a combination of excitement and mayhem. To that end, it has undergone many format and rule changes to make it more challenging for the drivers and teams and more interesting for the fans. …

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Kyle Larson on Pole for All-Star Race, Tyler Reddick for All-Star Open

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Kyle Larson‘s past month has now gotten even better. Coming off of two straight NASCAR Cup Series wins in the last two weeks, Larson has won the pole for Sunday, June 13’s All-Star Race at Texas Motor Speedway via random draw on Tuesday, June 8. Larson, who is tied with Martin Truex Jr. for most …

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NASCAR Implements Safety Updates for Road Courses, Superspeedways

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Following a month of safety incidents that included a blow-over incident involving Joey Logano at Talladega Superspeedway earlier this year in April and visibility issues at Circuit of the Americas, both in the NASCAR Cup Series,, NASCAR announced June 8 it will implement new safety precautions to its road course and superspeedway packages. For the …

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Wood Brothers Racing Parts Ways With Crew Chief Greg Erwin

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Starting with this weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race at Texas, Wood Brothers Racing has decided to make some personnel changes on top of the pit box of the No. 21 Ford Mustang, driven by Matt DiBenedetto. Greg Erwin, the team’s crew chief for the last three years, has been let go. His replacement will …

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Kyle Larson Leads 57 Laps, Survives Late-Race Carnage to Win at Sonoma

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With 30 laps to go at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday (June 6), the trio of Kyle Larson, Martin Truex Jr. and Chase Elliott had gapped the rest of the field by at least 10 seconds, and Larson led fourth-place Joey Logano by almost 18. Then the cautions started flying. A mostly tame return to Northern …

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Frontstretch 2-Minute Drill: Toyota Save Mart 350 at Sonoma

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Cup Series will spend its Sunday (June 6) afternoon winding its way through wine country in the hills of California. It’s the first time in two years that Sonoma Raceway has hosted a series race, with COVID-19-related travel restrictions and concerns preventing NASCAR from venturing out to the track in 2020. Martin Truex …

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Daytona, Martinsville, More Announce Full Capacity for Future NASCAR Events

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Six NASCAR racetracks have announced on Wednesday (June 2) that grandstands will be open to full capacity for the fall events. Michigan International Speedway and Daytona International Speedway in August, Richmond Raceway in September, Talladega Superspeedway and Martinsville Speedway in October and the Championship weekend at Phoenix Raceway in November will all be open for …

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