Race Weekend Central

Truex Sweeps Stages; Wins at Kentucky

(Photo: Logan Whitton/NKP)

Martin Truex Jr. won the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway. He was followed in the top five by Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin, and Kyle Busch. Truex far outclassed the field, winning all three stages of the race. Both Larson and Kyle Busch spent time up front, with …

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XFINITY Breakdown: William Byron Wins as Underdogs Reign

William Byron has a reason to smile (Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

William Byron took home the win at Iowa Speedway, the first of his career in the Xfinity Series, but not without some interesting strategy emerging late in the race. After leader Christopher Bell got caught up in the issues of Ryan Reed and Brennan Poole with 32 laps to go, it was Byron’s race to lose. …

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Byron Wins First Career XFINITY Series Race at Iowa

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

William Byron captured his first career Xfinity Series win in the American Ethanol E15 250 at Iowa Speedway. Ryan Sieg, Tyler Reddick, Ross Chastain, and Dakoda Armstrong rounded out the top five. All of the top five finishers scored their highest career finish in Saturday night’s race. Christopher Bell led the most laps, 152 of …

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Bell Grabs Iowa Pole in Second Career Xfinity Series Start

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Christopher Bell won the pole for the NASCAR Xfinity Series American Ethanol E15 250 at Iowa Speedway on Saturday (June 24) evening. Bell rounded the three-quarter mile oval in 23.630 seconds. Bell was trailed by his teammate Kyle Benjamin, Sam Hornish Jr., Elliott Sadler, and Justin Allgaier. Ty Majeski, making his Xfinity Series debut for …

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Nature’s Bakery & Stewart-Haas Racing Resolve Lawsuit, Announce 4-Race Sponsorship

Photo: Zach Catanzareti

Stewart-Haas Racing has dropped its $31 million lawsuit against Nature’s Bakery for unpaid sponsorship, and as a result, the company will appear on the team’s cars in a slightly more limited capacity in 2017. According to a Stewart-Haas Racing press release, the team reached an agreement with Nature’s Bakery that allows the company to be a …

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Justin Allgaier Takes XFINITY Pole at Charlotte

(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

Justin Allgaier continued a strong 2017 season in the NASCAR XFINITY Series by winning the pole for Saturday’s Hisense 4K TV 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the fifth of his career. Allgaier ran the 1.5-mile circuit in 29.591 seconds at an average speed of 182.488 mph. He was followed by Austin Dillon (181.519 mph), Ryan Blaney …

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Friday Faceoff: Will a Mid-Season Crew Chief Change Help Austin Dillon?

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The latest NASCAR Hall of Fame Class was announced Wednesday (May 24) and includes Red Byron, Robert Yates, Ray Evernham, Ken Squier and Ron Hornaday Jr.  Opinions? Michael Massie: All five legends — and all of the nominees — deserve to be in the HoF. Byron and Squier should have already been in. I know …

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