NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Where the Past Meets the Present

lars 1

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

NASCAR’s annual throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway for the Bojangles Southern 500 featured great racing throughout, late-race drama and a ton of great-looking paint schemes from yesteryear. Brad Keselowski picked up his first win of the year for Team Penske, holding off teammate Joey Logano on a short sprint to the finish. Kyle Larson crushed …

Read more

Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Mayhem and Chaos Heading Into Off Week

f73579629007286ea9f8a46955cf04ba 1

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

That was something else. In by far one of the better races of the 2018 season, Kurt Busch survived all the chaos and captured his 30th career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory Saturday night in the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, the front of his Ford Fusion bashed in …

Read more

Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Business as Usual

Ty Dillon Kentucky Cup

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

While Michigan International Speedway presented a thrilling drag race for the win between Brett Moffitt and Johnny Sauter in the Camping World Truck Series’ Corrigan Oil 200 on Saturday, it was business as usual in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ Consumers Energy 400 on Sunday, as Kevin Harvick cruised to the victory that rain …

Read more

Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Strike, No. 9

2017 Kansas I CUP Kurt Busch Brett Moist NKP

(Photo: Brett Moist / NKP)

Like father, like son. The Elliotts become the latest multigenerational winners in NASCAR’s premier series, as Bill – who isn’t finished racing yet – picked up 44 Winston Cup victories, and his son Chase just joined him with his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series triumph in the Go Bowling at The Glen at Watkins Glen …

Read more

Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Geometry is Difficult

byrn

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup and Camping World Truck series raced at Pocono Raceway this weekend and Kyle Busch added two more trophies to his collection. Busch tied Ron Hornaday for most career CWTS wins with 51 and tied Kevin Harvick for the most MENCS wins this season at six apiece. The MENCS event, Sunday’s Gander Outdoors 400 …

Read more

Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: New Hampshire Edition

f99e3beaec93e8ed38afd23c074bfd6a 11

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Rain delayed the start of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway by about three hours, but for the third time this season, a full race was able to be squeezed in while watching the approaching weather. The only thing that might be able to derail Stewart-Haas …

Read more

Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Hendrick Motorsports Ice Cold

8b6e616449b68dd695f9b17ce5c81fdf 11

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Ballads generally follow a set script, often involving tragedy, usually involving a death. They’re some of the best types of songs and poetry. The tragedy for the rest of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series field at Kentucky Speedway was that Martin Truex Jr. was racing. That meant the death of their hopes of getting …

Read more

Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: High-Speed Daytona Mayhem

b066080afeff0c09058f9d05681b2af6 11

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

At Daytona this season, as long as you lead the last lap, one lap is all you need. Joe Gibbs Racing’s Erik Jones won his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race in his sophomore season, holding off Martin Truex Jr. (searching for his first restrictor-plate win) on the restart in double overtime on Saturday …

Read more

Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Lots of Drama, Same Results

tyd ad

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Yeah, the names at the top of the leaderboard were the same as always, but that was still a race worth watching. For the second time this season, a race threatened by incoming rain was able to make the full distance, and that uncertainty amped up the tension. Like a sitcom, this episode of the …

Read more

Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Right Turns Ahead, All Else as Usual

2018 Las Vegas I CUP Aric Almirola John K Harrelson NKP

(Photo: John K. Harrelson / NKP)

Road-course racing is a lot like baseball. Things happen, eventually, but those moments of excitement are few and far between. At Sonoma Raceway this weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers took on the first of three road courses this season, and to the surprise of basically no one, Martin Truex Jr. led the …

Read more

Sign up for the Frontstretch Newsletter

A daily email update (Monday through Friday) providing racing news, commentary, features, and information from Frontstretch.com

Frontstretch