NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Mark Kristl

Friday Faceoff: What Is the Best All-Star Format?

Kevin Harvick still doesnt have a win yet in 2019. Should there be any concern in the Stewart Haas camp? Nick Tylwalk: Concern? Of course. Not so much for Harvick individually as the entire Stewart-Haas Racing organization, which was at worst the second-best team in 2018 and now is still …

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2-Headed Monster: Who Was Right? Clint Bowyer Or Erik Jones

Saturday night’s (May 11) Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway ended with tempers flaring. Well, only Clint Bowyer‘s temper flaring after Erik Jones threw a late block on him. "That was dumb on [Erik Jones'] part … I shoulda just wrecked him, I guess."- Clint Bowyer …

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11 Cup Series Cars Fail Pre-Race Inspection at Kansas Speedway

Eleven Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series cars failed pre-race inspection at Kansas Speedway. The cars, driven by Aric Almirola, Daniel Suarez, Chase Elliott, Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Larson, Ty Dillon, Joey Logano, Michael McDowell, Landon Cassill, Joey Gase and Timmy Hill all failed pre-race inspection. Their qualifying times were disallowed, …

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Friday Faceoff: Are Airborne Cars Just Part of the Game At Talladega?

NASCAR made a few judgment calls late Sunday during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event at Talladega Superspeedway, including a red flag, allowing the race to continue after one last-lap crash but throwing the caution after a second. Did the sanctioning body properly handle each situation? Mark Kristl: Typically …

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Friday Faceoff: Is Pack Racing a Better Show Than Tandem Drafting?

Ford has won every race at Talladega Superspeedway since fall 2015. Why do you think that is, and who is most likely to end their streak? Mark Kristl: I lack the engineering background, so my answer is this: Ford teams work extremely well together. They bring fast cars to the track, …

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The Underdog House: JTG Daugherty Racing Continues to Impress

Hello all! For this version of The Underdog House, I’m filling in for our illustrious Frank Velat. There were two NASCAR races at Richmond Raceway this weekend. The NASCAR Xfinity Series competed in the ToyotaCare 250, and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series raced for 400 laps in the Toyota …

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