Race Weekend Central

Alon Day Set for XFINITY Series Debut; Planning Rookie Campaign in 2017

(Photo: via Alon Day)

Israel will be represented on a NASCAR track for the first time when cars hit the track this weekend at Mid-Ohio SportsCar Course. NASCAR Next member Alon Day, who hails from Ashdod, Israel and currently lives in Tel Aviv, will step in a vehicle not soaked in the yellow paint he’s accustomed to. Instead, he has …

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NASCAR Mailbox: 16 Winners Before the Chase Cutoff?

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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase Grid will be set come the checkered flag at Richmond International Raceway in exactly one month. With 11 drivers already winning races and 10 of them seemingly locked into the Chase, barring any unforeseen circumstances, it’s safe to say the playoffs are set for the most part. However, with …

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Chris Buescher Attempts to Change Chase Picture with Pocono Victory

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The fog appeared at the right time for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie Chris Buescher. The reigning XFINITY Series champion has always dreamed about winning at NASCAR’s premier division, but couldn’t imagine his dream would come true. After a Lap 91 restart, Buescher made contact with Brian Scott, who stacked up the tail end of …

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Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway Postponed to Monday Morning

NASCAR has fought poor weather at Pocono for decades now. Is there anything the track and sanctioning body can do? (Photo: Joseph Wolkin)

For the second time this year, Pocono Raceway was plagued with rain. This time, the weather wouldn’t hold up once again, postponing the Pennsylvania 400 to Monday morning at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN. At 2:44 p.m. ET, NASCAR officials announced the postponement after originally scheduling the race for 1:30 p.m. local time. With the Air …

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Tracking the Trucks: William Byron Makes History at Pocono

(Photo: Logan Whitton/NKP)

In a Nutshell: William Byron owned Pocono Raceway throughout the weekend. Come Saturday’s Pocono Mountains 150, the No. 9 truck, deemed the one to beat by his competitors, set the pace. Holding off Cameron Hayley on a restart with four laps remaining in the race, Byron earned his fifth triumph of the season, a Truck Series record …

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Christopher Bell Survives Pocono Raceway Chaos

(Photo: Matthew Thacker / NKP)

From five laps down to finishing in the top 10, rookie Christopher Bell set the bar for an unlikely NASCAR Camping World Truck Series record on Saturday afternoon during the Pocono Mountains 150. With five free passes, Bell took advantage of Saturday’s eight caution flags, the most since the Truck Series began visiting Pocono Raceway …

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Martin Truex, Jr. Wins the Pole for the Pennsylvania 400

(Photo: Joseph Wolkin)

For the second time in his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career, Martin Truex, Jr. will lead the field to the green flag three times in one season. Piloting the No. 78 Toyota, Truex topped the charts in the final round of qualifying for the Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway at 50.211 seconds (179.244 mph), his …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Austin Dillon Building on Momentum with RCR

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The cowboy-hat-and-sunglasses look is one that is natural for Austin Dillon. The North Carolina native walked around the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series garage on Friday morning as smooth as silk, casually signing autographs and pausing momentarily to take pictures with fans. But the former Camping World Truck and XFINITY series champion is much more relaxed than …

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