Race Weekend Central

4 Burning Questions: Will Brad Keselowski Spoil the XFINITY Race in Iowa?

Will Brad Keselowski Spoil the XFINITY Series in Iowa? As the NASCAR XFINITY Series heads to Iowa Speedway this weekend, the win’s not necessarily all up for grabs for the XFINITY Series regulars. Brad Keselowski will race the No. 22 Team Penske Ford in the American Ethanol E15 250 and stands as the only Sprint …

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Pace Laps: Stewart’s Comeback, Gaughan’s Milestone and Le Mans Fever

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Sprint Cup: Tony Stewart’s Well-Needed Michigan boost – After a rough string of races entering Sunday’s FireKeepers 400 at Michigan International Speedway, Tony Stewart put one together. Qualifying third, Stewart instituted a story for the afternoon: What can Smoke do from here? Would he fall outside the top 20 fast or burst into the race …

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Slipstream Saturday: The Tricky Circuit Gilles Villeneuve & More

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After a weekend off, Formula 1 has jumped across the Atlantic Ocean and landed in Montreal, Canada at one of the more tricky tracks on the schedule. That kind of comment seems silly. All of the tracks have their peculiarities that make them difficult; be it the turns, the elevations, the straights, or how any …

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4 Burning Questions: Can Tony Stewart Stop the Bleeding in Michigan?

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Can Tony Stewart Get back on Track in Michigan? Tony Stewart’s final season of Sprint Cup competition has seen far too much smoke–and not the good kind–after his first six races in 2016. With the No. 14 hot off a hard crash at Pocono last weekend, a rear-end failure at Dover – after crashing during …

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Five Points to Ponder: Racing Legends New and Old

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ONE: Truex Wins What a morale-boosting victory it was for Martin Truex, Jr. Sunday night. The driver of the No. 78 Furniture Row Chevy eviscerated the field, leading a whopping 392 of 400 laps – the most one driver has ever led in a NASCAR race at Charlotte. Truex has led laps in seven races this season …

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Slipstream Saturday: Monaco. What Else Needs Be Said.

Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Monaco, 2016, Getty

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One of the axioms of modern Formula 1 racing is that engineers are the ones pulling all the levers and that the driver is, in many ways, a hindrance to their perfection.  In their labs, the collection of minds develop what they see as the best possible outcome from the resources they have – and …

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4 Burning Questions: Can a Rookie Win the Indianapolis 500?

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Will a first-timer win the Indy 500? Of the three monster races that fall on Memorial Day weekend every year, the biggest is, without argument, the Indianapolis 500. And for 2016, the 100th running of the classic race will see a 100 percent packed house for 200 of the fastest laps in motorsports. Joining the list of first-time …

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Pace Laps: From Dragsters to Dover, Close Finishes; Wow Verstappen

Sprint Cup: A Monster Show at Dover Honestly, it’s been a while since there’s been a stimulating race at Dover International Speedway. In making it one of the best races seen on the 1-mile concrete oval, Sunday’s AAA 400 Drive For Autism, however, saw frantic restarts, fabulous usage of the racing grooves and a number …

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Slipstream Saturday: Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix

Kimi Raikkonen on track for the Spanish Grand Prix 2016 (credit: Getty Images)

One of the things that Formula 1 has been trying to sort out this season is how to make the cockpit safer for the driver.  With so much of the driver’s body tucked away the obvious focus is placed on the head.  Both Ferrari and Red Bull have shown prototypes for ways to protect the …

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4 Burning Questions: What Will Teams Do with Lug Nuts in Dover?

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What Will Teams Do Next with Lug Nuts? Just weeks removed from the new lug nut policy set in place by NASCAR, which states each car should have all five lug nuts secured in a safe manner, we’ve already found our first naughty boys and girls. Following last week’s win at Kansas Speedway, Kyle Busch‘s …

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