NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Happiness Is… NBC’s Return

2106 Sonoma CUP pack racing Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Road course racing has gained in popularity over the past few years.  One of the reasons for this shift is that the races have supplanted the smaller tracks as the place for action, or more specifically, the proverbial beatin’ and bangin’ that so many fans enjoy.  When Bruton Smith tinkered with Bristol Motor Speedway (over …

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Happiness Is…The Brad Keselowski, Jeff Gordon Feud

2016 Pocono I CUP Brad Keselowski pit stop Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

This column has pointed out some of the silliness surrounding how drivers can make the Chase in the first weekend of racing and then be able to cruise or test for a good portion of the season. That’s not to say that drivers don’t want to win on a weekly basis, but holding the big …

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Happiness Is…Dominance, Owning It & “Fluky”

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(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

Well Sunday sure ended up being an interesting day. For being considered the best day in racing, however, there was something that felt slightly peculiar. Perhaps the rain falling over Monaco set the stage, as the Formula 1 race then began behind a safety car. That’s never a great way to get things started.   …

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Happiness Is…The Best Day in Racing

2016 Charlotte All Star CUP Jamie McMurray Ryan Newman Kyle Larson racing Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Yesterday, fumata bianca wafted from the NASCAR headquarters in Daytona Beach, Florida, indicating that this year’s Hall of Fame class had been selected.  With six persons, en totem, assuming their spots in the hallowed halls, there was little in the way of suspense.  Rick Hendrick.  Richard Childress.  Mark Martin.  Raymond Parks.  Benny Parsons.  H. Clay …

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Happiness Is…Parc Ferme

2016 Kansas I CUP Kyle Busch burnout II Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

This past weekend, Kyle Busch continued to show that he is one of the elite drivers of the series by knocking out a win at a track that has vexed him ever since the series began racing at Kansas Motor Speedway.  Busch now is two tracks away from holding Cup victories across the board.  That’s …

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Happiness Is… Tony Stewart

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(Photo: Zach Catanzaretti)

Three-time champion Tony Stewart rejoined the Sprint Cup series this past weekend at Richmond after missing the first eight races of the season.  His return brought with it a number of aspects that circle the sport.  Let’s start off with the fact that Stewart found himself getting fined $35k for calling out NASCAR on the …

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