Race Weekend Central

Rumor Has It…

If you ever doubted the fact that NASCAR runs on rumors, the shenanigans we were entertained by this weekend in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series garage proved it. Apparently, at some point NASCAR let it be known that they might be taking a few extra cars back to the R&D center after the race …

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Trick or Treat? Don’t Expect Treats at Talladega, No Matter Your Costume

Ah, ‘tis the season for pumpkins, orange leaves and filling bags with candy. It’s also the time of year where we celebrate being something we’re not. Adults and kids revel in dressing up as fantastical creatures. Ghosts, vampires, Transformers, R2-D2, and witches are just a small selection of costumes you’ll see wandering around your neighborhood …

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Kenseth, Patrick, and Earnhardt Jr.: Did Big Business End Their Careers or Simply Age?

There has been lots of talk over the last two seasons how the sudden exodus of veteran drivers leaving NASCAR is a reflection of changing business practices and audience demands.  It appeared that Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s announcement that 2017 would be the end of his racing career was simply the exclamation point on this trend.  …

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Some NASCAR Nuggets to Talk About

This week we’re breaking from the norm and giving into our gossip-oriented heart. The fact is that Kyle Busch doing burnouts is about as intriguing as watching Jimmie Johnson taking home yet another Cup. So, instead of talking about the race, let’s talk about some interesting side-stories and what they offer to the NASCAR landscape. …

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The Ups and Downs as Bubba Wallace Heads to the No. 43 Monster Energy Car at Pocono

It has to be the most exciting call an XFINITY Series driver could possibly get. Richard Petty Motorsports announced on Monday that Darrell Wallace Jr. has been named as the replacement driver for the No. 43 car until Aric Almirola returns from back injuries suffered at Kansas in early May. As young Bubba Wallace developed …

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Jeff Gordon’s 93rd Win: Just What NASCAR Needed

(Photo: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

Editor’s Note: Are you receiving the FREE Frontstretch newsletter? If you’re not, you’re missing out on great, exclusive content like this one from S.D. Grady, Mark Howell, Phil Allaway and more! Click here to sign up and see what you’re missing! And the crowd went wild. You saw it. I saw it. Just about everybody who …

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