Race Weekend Central

4 Burning Questions: Is This Not It for Regan Smith?

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How will Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus fare in their new endeavors next season? The final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of the season these last few years at Homestead-Miami Speedway has become a bit of a gala event on the calendar. Not only is it the day four teams have been building toward since …

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Dover Win Exemplifies Chase Elliott’s Growth As A Driver

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At a racetrack long considered the a stronghold for Hendrick Motorsports, the man who arguably has become the new face of the team made his mark on Sunday. Chase Elliott was able to earn his first oval win in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Dover International Speedway. This was also the first time …

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Christopher Bell Wins At Dover As Matt Tifft, Ross Chastain Battle For Last XFINITY Playoff Spot

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Dover International Speedway produced a ho-hum NASCAR XFINITY Series race for the first 161 laps of its 200-lap, 200-mile race. Then, out of nowhere, all heck broke loose as the pressure to advance in the playoffs took center stage. A pair of late cautions shuffled the field around, pitting Matt Tifft, Austin Cindric and Ross …

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NASCAR Announces Changes To ARCA And K&N Pro Series In 2020

Changes are coming in 2020 for three of NASCAR’s development series: ARCA, K&N Pro East and K&N Pro West. NASCAR’s purchase of ARCA, completed earlier this year will change the division into the ARCA Racing Elite Series. The division will consist of 20 races, half of which will be at tracks measuring a mile or …

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Daniel Hemric Grabs XFINITY Pole at Dover

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Daniel Hemric scored his third pole of the XFINITY Series season on Saturday (Oct. 6) at Dover International Speedway. Hemric is still looking for his first win in the series, and also hopes to advance to the next round of the playoffs during the Bar Harbor 200 later this afternoon. He finished third in the …

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4 Burning Questions: Is This It for Kasey Kahne?

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Will Kasey Kahne race again in MENCS competition? On Wednesday, it was announced by Leavine Family Racing that Kasey Kahne would not be able to race this weekend and that Regan Smith would once again race the No. 95 Chevrolet as a subsitute driver. Kahne has been out since after the Southern 500 last month …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Gander Outdoors 400

Kevin Harvick should lead the charge at Dover (Nigel Kinrade Photography)

With four drivers eliminated after last weekend, the Round of 12 for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs begins at Dover International Speedway this weekend. The green flag will wave for the Gander Outdoors 400 at 2:15 p.m. ET this Sunday (Oct. 7) on NBCSN. Here are the rules for FanDuel’s new Daily Fantasy …

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2019 Cup Series NASCAR Rules Package Announced; No Restrictor Plates at Daytona or Talladega

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The 2019 NASCAR rules package was revealed Tuesday (Oct. 2) for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The new package brings sweeping new changes to stock car chassis going forward. There will be a 200 base horsepower decrease on tracks longer than a mile while races at Daytona and Talladega will also drop their restrictor …

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4 Burning Questions: How Will Ryan Newman Fare in the No. 6?

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What will the ROVAL bring us? This weekend will introduce the first new track to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series since 2011, and only the second since 2001. It’s finally Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL weekend. There’s really no telling how the Cup race on Sunday is going to end up. It could be a …

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Kyle Busch Gets 50th Win at Richmond After Battle With Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski

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One day after fellow Joe Gibbs Racing driver Christopher Bell did the same in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, Kyle Busch completed a sweep of the Richmond Raceway in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2018 by winning the Federated Auto Parts 400. But it was not an easy night for Busch, as he had …

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