Race Weekend Central

Balance & Handling the Problems for Tony Stewart’s Struggles

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It’s been a long year for Tony Stewart. Coming off of a broken leg in 2013 and fatal incident with Kevin Ward Jr. last August, Stewart came into the season looking for a fresh start. However, the Indiana native’s No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing team has struggled since the start of the 2015 season. Making an …

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Derek White Lands Sprint Cup Debut with Circle Sport Racing at New Hampshire

For the first time in NASCAR history, a North American native will attempt to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Derek White, a member of the Kanawake Reserve, located outside of Montréal, will attempt to make his NSCS debut this weekend, piloting the No. 33 Chevrolet for Circle Sport Racing, White confirmed on Twitter. …

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Disagreement: Josh Wise, Premium Motorsports Part Ways

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Following a rough weekend at Kentucky Speedway, Josh Wise and Premium Motorsports have parted ways. Wise, who piloted the No. 98 Big Red/Xyience Ford for the team to a 43rd-place showing at Kentucky, announced the news on his Twitter account. I have parted ways with Premium Motorsports. The team and I did not share the …

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Despite Weepers, Bumps, Kentucky Speedway Officials Hesitant on Repave Possibilities

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Kentucky Speedway is one of the toughest tracks on the NASCAR circuit. The track’s myriad bumps and persistent weepers during Camping World Truck, Xfinity and Sprint Cup Series action this weekend left many wondering when it would see a repave. Well, don’t hold your breath. According to Kentucky Speedway General Manager Mark Simendinger, any repave or …

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Back in the Driver’s Hands: Top Finishers Praise Kentucky Rules Package

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NASCAR’s first race with the new, low-downforce rules package was a success, at least in the eyes of Saturday’s top finishers. Race-winner Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Joey Logano and other drivers took the time to comment on the low-downforce rules package issued by NASCAR for the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway. The package, which …

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Pit Road Woes Thwart Valiant Effort from Brad Keselowski at Kentucky

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Brad Keselowski had a dominant car in Saturday’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway. Keselowski, who started the 267 lap, 400-mile event in second, led from the first lap, dominating the first race’s first 32 circuits. The Rochester Hills, Michigan native seemed unstoppable, riding toward his third victory at the Sparta, Kentucky track. Then, he …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Fights Brake Issues, Collides With Danica Patrick in 2015 Quaker State 400 at Kentucky

Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

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Saturday’s Quaker State 400 saw a track-record 11 cautions, two of which came from NASCAR’s most popular driver. Dale Earnhardt Jr., who won last weekend’s Coke Zero 400, struggled throughout the night’s 400-mile event at Kentucky Speedway. Suffering from a lack of brakes, the Kannapolis, North Carolina native found himself in the wall on lap …

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Kyle Busch Tames Kentucky Speedway for 2nd Win of 2015 in Quaker State 400

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Following a 17th-place showing in Monday’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway, Kyle Busch needed a miraculous run to keep his Chase hopes alive. On a hot Saturday night in Kentucky, the miraculous run occurred. Busch, winner of the inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway in 2011, worked his way around …

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Sophomore Star: Kyle Larson Tops Final 2015 Quaker State 400 Practice at Kentucky

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In Friday’s first practice session, Kyle Larson set the quickest time on the session in qualifying trim. In the second session, Larson managed the same feat in race trim. Larson put down a 178.412-mph lap to top Friday’s 90-minute final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice before Saturday’s Quaker State 400. Larson, who will start on the pole …

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