NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Driver vs. Driver

Driver Vs. Driver: Rookies — Ryan Newman Vs. Jimmie Johnson

Typically, expectations for NASCAR rookies are straightforward: log as many quality laps as possible, learn how to race tracks and other drivers, find good consistency, and anything else is gravy. In September, we take a look at some of the best rookie seasons from the 21st century. This week, we …

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Driver Vs. Driver: Rookies — Kasey Kahne Vs. Kyle Busch

Some drivers spend years in NASCAR’s top series, as journeymen or top contenders, while others come and go, but they all have to start somewhere. In recent years, the expectations of NASCAR’s rookies have only gotten higher as the bar is raised by newcomers with something to prove. In September, …

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Driver Vs. Driver: Truckin’ — Ted Musgrave Vs. Dennis Setzer

Sometimes a driver makes it all the way to NASCAR’s Cup Series only to discover that their best success came elsewhere. Or they struggle in Cup but move to another series and flourish. This month, we focus on the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series and drivers who have found …

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Driver Vs. Driver: Truckin’ — Mike Skinner Vs. Johnny Sauter

Sometimes a driver makes it all the way to NASCAR’s Cup Series only to discover that their best success came elsewhere. Or, they struggle in Cup but move to another series and flourish. NASCAR has enough variety in its different series that drivers can find a niche where they’re at …

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Driver Vs. Driver: Truckin’ — Matt Crafton Vs. Todd Bodine

NASCAR’s Cup Series isn’t the best fit for every driver.  Some of the best in the business flourish in a different series.  Some never aspire to the more demanding Cup schedule and others have more success in a different type of vehicle. Either way, the other series get lucky to …

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Driver Vs. Driver: No Title, No Problem — Ricky Rudd Vs. Jeff Burton

NASCAR drivers are often defined by titles. Whether it’s referring to them as seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Richard Petty or 2014 champion Kevin Harvick, those championships are memorable. But titles aren’t everything. This month, we look closer at drivers who have won a lot of races but have no …

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