Race Weekend Central

Friday Faceoff: Do Road Courses Need Regular Layout Changes?

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Should NASCAR have stages on road course events? Mark Howell: NASCAR should reduce stages on road courses down to two, with the break serving as a halftime of sorts when teams can service their cars for the final push to the finish. Road racing is all about managing resources (brakes, tires, fuel). Two stages might …

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The Frontstretch 5: Ways to Improve a Driver’s Performance

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1. Team Personnel Changes Sometimes all it takes is a new perspective for the team to help improve on areas they’ve been missing. A new (or reunited) crew chief can aid the driver by making adjustments on his car and strategizing a different way to win races. Take Michael Annett, for example. While he wasn’t …

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Christian Eckes On Gateway Pole After Truck Series Qualifying Canceled

Trucks pack racing at Gateway

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For the second week in a row, Mother Nature delayed on-track activities for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Trucks Series. As a result, qualifying for the CarShield 200 at the World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, set for Saturday afternoon (June 22) has been canceled. Drivers will line up according to the NASCAR rule book (owners …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: Toyota/Save Mart 350

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The Carousel is back! No, not the amusement park ride. It’s the downhill corner featuring a 200-degree radius turn before the course’s longest straightaway. The section is one of the facets at Sonoma Raceway that Monster Energy NASCAR Cup drivers need to adjust for Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350. The racers head to the series’ first …

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CarShield to Sponsor Ross Chastain at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway

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Ross Chastain rejoins with a familiar primary sponsor this week for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series CarShield 200 presented by CK Power. CarShield, the race’s title sponsor, comes on board the No. 45 Niece Motorsports Chevrolet. We are thrilled to have @CarShieldUSA join @RossChastain and the No. 45 team this weekend at @WWTRaceway! #CarShield …

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NASCAR 101: Here’s Who’s Honoring Darrell Waltrip This Weekend

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It’s the end of an era in NASCAR Cup broadcasting that spanned nearly two decades. Darrell Waltrip, who announced his retirement from Fox Sports in April, will call his final race Sunday, June 23 at Sonoma Raceway. Waltrip’s presence and knowledgeable analysis impacted the sport and engaged viewers in the excitement on the track. His …

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Myatt Snider Filling In for Johnny Sauter At Gateway

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Myatt Snider returns to the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series this weekend, ThorSport Racing announced Thursday, June 20. Snider will wheel the No. 13 truck for the team at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway Saturday, June 22, in place of the suspended Johnny Sauter. The news comes after Sauter’s one-race suspension due to his …

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Chandler Smith on Pole For 2019 M&M’s 200, Iowa Qualifying Cancelled

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Mother Nature wreaked havoc on the NASCAR schedule Saturday, June 15 for on-track activities at Iowa Speedway. Rain moved the first Xfinity Series practice to 5:30 p.m. ET while Gander Outdoor Truck Series qualifying was cancelled for the 2019 M&M’s 200. Tonight’s starting lineup is now set based on owner points. That means last night’s …

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