NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Captures 2nd Win of 2017 at Daytona

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. did all he could to imitate his Talladega Superspeedway victory in May. Imitate he did. But this time, it was at Daytona International Speedway. The blue-soaked No. 17 Ford took the point from fellow blue oval competitor David Ragan coming to the white flag in the Coke Zero 400, to capture his second career …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What Does Chase Elliott’s Contract Extension Mean for Hendrick Motorsports?

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2017 is the year of long-term contracts in NASCAR. First, it was Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano, both announcing at Daytona they would be remain with their respective teams. Then, it was Jimmie Johnson. Now, it is Chase Elliott. Clearly, team owners have not paid much attention to Major League Baseball and the National Basketball …

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Mike Joy’s Love for NASCAR on FOX Continues Well Past 17th Season In Booth

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Mike Joy knows racing like the back of his palm. His efficiency in the broadcast booth comes with the power of his deep, yet soft tone that’s captivated NASCAR fans for more than a generation now. With a mixture of Northeast American dialect and some southern terminology, Joy has built his career as one of …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2017 Toyota/Save Mart 350

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Who … gets the shoutout of the race? How about Dale Earnhardt Jr.? He recovered from a spin early in stage one to finish sixth, his third top 10 at Sonoma in the past four seasons. Earnhardt hasn’t loved road courses before. He even said he wanted to put some dynamite on the 12-turn road course …

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Martin Truex Jr. Quickest in 1st Cup Practice at Sonoma

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Martin Truex Jr. hasn’t led a lap at Sonoma Raceway since taking home his second career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory in 2013. But he’s trying to change that this weekend. The No. 78 car topped the Cup Series field during the first practice session of the weekend, setting the pace at 75.740 seconds. Denny …

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Kyle Benjamin Fastest In 1st XFINITY Series Practice at Iowa

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Kyle Benjamin is picking up from where he left off at Pocono Raceway two weeks ago. The rookie went to the top of the scoring pylon at Iowa Speedway early Friday afternoon, setting the pace at 23.966 seconds prior to the Ethanol E15 250. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver is coming off a pole award in his …

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Florida Attorney Helps Alon Day in ‘Running for the Cup’ Quest

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A last-minute deal is fine for Alon Day. It’s just a deal he never thought would come. But it happened. And it is thanks to a Florida-based attorney who has worked endlessly since May 2016 to give the Israeli racer a chance to represent his country and faith in American motorsports. “He’s like my second dad,” Day, …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Evaluating the Silliness of the Silly Season

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The silly season is upon us. It’s when people earn, for a lack of a better term, new opportunities. Whether or not the deals are secured in the best of ways remains to be seen, but let’s hope for the best, right? Sometimes, people have to be selfish. You have to put yourself first in many …

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The Big 6: Questions After The 2017 FireKeepers Casino 400

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Who … gets the shoutout of the race? Kyle Larson is a master at restarts. It’s something that Jeff Gordon always pondered during the late stages of his career, but one of NASCAR’s next potential superstars has restarts down to a science. The  No. 42 car did its best job to depict the likes of …

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Kyle Larson Captures FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan Pole

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Lightning McQueen is back in action in Cars 3, and Kyle Larson is doing his best to imitate the racecar cartoon. Larson’s Cars 3-inspired No. 42 machine went to the top of the pylon at Michigan International Speedway as qualifying came to an end, giving the Chip Ganassi Racing driver his second pole of 2017 …

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