Race Weekend Central

Fire on Fridays: Racing Safety Features Work

2021 Trucks Darlington Wreck - Corey Heim, No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Whenever a driver is involved in a wreck, the team asks over the radio, “Are you OK?” Because while Dale Earnhardt was the last fatality in a NASCAR national series event, injuries still occur due to crashes. Aric Almirola, Kyle Busch and Ryan Newman are just three drivers who have sustained injuries in a race …

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2-Headed Monster: Should JR Motorsports Make the Jump to Cup Series?

JR Motorsports teammates Justin Allgaier and Noah Gragson races at 2021 Phoenix Xfinity spring Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

JR Motorsports had a great week. First, it was announced that Dale Earnhardt Jr. would run the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Richmond Raceway on September 11. Then Justin Allgaier fought off his teammate Josh Berry to win the Xfinity race at Darlington Raceway, giving him two wins on the season. However, one of the …

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Should ARCA Return to Live Pit Stops?

2021 ARCA Kansas Pit Thad Moffitt, No. 46 David Gilliland Racing Ford (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Since it returned from its hiatus due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the ARCA Menards Series has not held a race with live pit stops. Instead, all of its races have consisted of modified pit stops. “We’ll see modified pit stops for the near-term future,” ARCA communications manager Charles Krall told Frontstretch. “It is a cost-savings …

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Entry List: 2021 Drydene 200

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After competing in the throwback race weekend at Darlington Raceway, NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers will head to Dover International Speedway for the Drydene 200. Forty-three drivers are entered, and Andy Lally, Jordan Anderson and Ronnie Bassett Jr. will fail to make the race once again. Ty Gibbs will make his fifth career Xfinity start, driving the …

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Carson Hocevar Snags Career-Best Finish at Darlington

John Hunter Nemechek and Carson Hocevar battling during the LiftKits4Less.com 200 at Darlington, 5/7/2021 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Driving a throwback paint scheme honoring his fellow Michigan NASCAR driver and current mentor Johnny Benson Jr., Carson Hocevar earned a career-best third-place finish in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Liftkits4Less.com 200 on Friday night (May 7) at Darlington Raceway. Hocevar earned his second career top-five finish after he finished fifth in the season opener …

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