Race Weekend Central

Who’s Hot & Who’s Not In NASCAR: Live Edition

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After having endured two rain outs and going back to Pocono Raceway for Monday races last year, it was a perfect weather day at the Northeast Pennsylvania track on Sunday. So, yes, it was in one sense a perfect day to be there, but in another sense, maybe not so much considering the lack of …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not In NASCAR: Darkness On The Edge Edition

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NASCAR had rain, sunshine and wild racing while flirting with the darkness at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday. It also had wrecks, a lot of wrecks. Which brings the question of if there are a lot of wrecks, does that make it good racing? That’s sure to be a hot topic this week. HOT I had …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Hold The Lobster Edition

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It had been 20 races since a Joe Gibbs Racing car had pulled into Victory Lane after a NASCAR Cup series event. But since it was a team that had been almost dominant last year, it may have seemed more like a full season. Now the question will be in the coming weeks is if …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Live From Kentucky Edition

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Every now and then, I am fortunate enough to get to attend a NASCAR race and in this case, be at the venue for two days. That’s what happened this past weekend at Kentucky Speedway, so it’s a chance to have a little different perspective on the entire experience. HOT If you are a Martin …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 2, Joe Gibbs 0 Edition

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Daytona International Speedway brought the usual excitement, accidents along with underdogs competing for the win at a restrictor plate track on a Saturday night. And you know what? It was riveting television. Any time you go into the last lap of a race and Michael McDowell has a legitimate shot at winning, well, that’s a …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Left, Right, Left, Right Edition

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NASCAR drivers had one of those rare weekends, not because they were in California, but because it was their chance to make some right turns this weekend. While they did make a lot of right turns, still along with some left ones, things didn’t go right a lot of times. Unless of course, you’re Kevin …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Speed . . . I Am Speed Edition

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Michigan International Speedway is one of the fastest on the NASCAR circuit (and that includes the restrictor plate tracks of Daytona and Talladega). So maybe we shouldn’t be surprised the driver running a design for a racing movie won on Sunday. Kyle Larson isn’t a superstar just yet, but with a few more days like Michigan, he …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: Everybody Loves A Winner Edition

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With maybe an exception or two, most everyone cheers for the winner of a NASCAR race. But Sunday at Pocono was different. It was last week when the iconic No. 3 reached victory lane with Austin Dillon winning his first Cup race. Now another iconic number and team reached victory lane with Ryan Blaney winning …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not In NASCAR: Crossing The Overtime Line Edition

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The NASCAR Cup race at Dover seemed to go pretty smoothly for most of the day, then everything turned into a mess at the end, including a really big mess in the race to the finish line, where some made it and some didn’t. The key here is getting the end game right and while …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: The Thrillin’ & Grillin’ Edition

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The Sunday before Memorial Day is a long, yet a great day for auto racing fans. Whether it is breakfast while watching Monaco, lunch before taking in the thrilling Indy 500 or doing some grilling and then staying up late (in this case real late) to watch NASCAR’s 600-miler from Charlotte, there’s something for nearly …

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