Race Weekend Central

Chris Buescher Trying To Get Out of Summer Slide

Chris Buescher looks on at Circuit of the Americas NASCAR Cup 2021 NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Since the start of summer, Chris Buescher has gone from looking like a postseason lock to needing a miracle just to make it in the playoffs. Following a finish of eighth in the Coca-Cola 600 Memorial Day Weekend, Buescher was the last driver above the playoff cutline with a 55-point cushion. Since then? It’s been …

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5 Points to Ponder: The Turn 6 Curb Was Not Appealing

Kyle Larson during the Verizon 200 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 8/15/2021 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

1. The Turn 6 curb was not appealing If you have seen the highlights, you know one of the premier storylines from this historic 2021 August edition of racing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Turn 6 was problematic all race weekend, from the second either a NASCAR or IndyCar turned onto the asphalt. Scott McLaughlin and …

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Indianapolis Road Course Turn 6 Curbs Cause 2 Wrecks

2021 Indy road Indianapolis Cup Joey Logano pack racing NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

SPEEDWAY, Ind. — As the inaugural NASCAR Cup Series race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course hit less than 10 laps to go in its scheduled distance, a debris caution wiped away Hendrick Motorsports’ dominance up front. Who knew it was also about to wipe away half the field, causing millions in sheet metal …

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Myatt Snider Gains Momentum at Indy Road Course

2021 Indy road Indianapolis NXS Myatt Snider car NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It’s often overlooked that Myatt Snider earned his first career NASCAR Xfinity Series victory earlier this season at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Leader Noah Gragson’s run-in with David Starr overshadowed Snider’s accomplishment that day. Nevertheless, it was Snider’s second top-10 finish in the first three races of the season. Since then, Snider has managed only three top …

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Will Power Wins Indy Road Course for 5th Time

2021 headshot of Will Power, Verizon 5G firesuit, Chris Owens/INDYCAR Media

(Photo: Chris Owens/INDYCAR Media)

To begin the tripleheader race weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, Will Power delivered for his team owner, NTT IndyCar Series owner, and Indianapolis Motor Speedway track owner Roger Penske. Power led 56 of the 85 laps en route to winning the 2021 Big Machine Spiked Coolers Grand Prix Saturday (Aug. 14). It …

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Max Papis Tests Positive for COVID-19, JJ Yeley to Sub at Indy

JJ Yeley at 2021 Martinsville Cup spring race, Fat Boy ice cream firesuit, Rick Ware Racing No. 53 car

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Max Papis has tested positive for COVID-19 and will be unable to compete in the upcoming NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, Rick Ware Racing announced Aug. 12. JJ Yeley will serve as the replacement driver of the No. 17 Chevrolet. He was initially entered in the car earlier this …

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Armani Williams Making Truck Debut at Gateway

Josh Reaume

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

Armani Williams will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, driving the No. 33 for Reaume Brothers Racing, the team announced Aug. 12. Williams joins Derek Griffith, who will also make his series debut at the track in Kyle Busch Motorsports’ No. 51. “This is a dream …

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2-Headed Monster: Did NASCAR Make the Right Call to Move Away From the Indianapolis Oval?

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

This weekend, the NASCAR Cup Series moves to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course for the first time in the series history. The road course replaces the traditional Brickyard 400 run on the oval that was on the Cup schedule from 1994-2020. It makes a lot of people feel a little empty, perhaps leaving the …

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After Winchester Incident, Corey Heim Wins ARCA Race at Watkins Glen

2021 ARCA Watkins Glen Corey Heim Victory Lane (Credit: Zach Sturniolo)

(Photo: Zach Sturniolo)

After he was spun from the lead by Ty Gibbs in the most recent ARCA Menards Series race, Corey Heim passed Gibbs, took advantage of mechanical issues for Chase Briscoe, and won the Clean Harbors 100 at Watkins Glen International. It’s his fifth win of this season and sixth of his career. It’s Heim’s first …

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