NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Kevin Harvick Wins Pole for Quicken Loans 400

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Credit: Yvonne Leonard

In a blistering fast lap during Friday’s qualifying session at Michigan, Kevin Harvick earned the pole position for Sunday’s race after pacing all three qualifying rounds. Harvick set a new track record in the third and final qualifying round, with a speed of 204.557 mph, the fastest qualifying lap since Bill Elliott’s lap of 212.809 …

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Kyle Larson, Girlfriend Expecting First Child

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Credit: CIA Editorial Photography

Kyle Larson, driver of the No. 42 Chevrolet for Chip Ganassi Racing, announced via Twitter that he and girlfriend Katelyn Sweet are expecting their first child in December of 2014. Really exciting news for @Katelyn_Sweet and I!! pic.twitter.com/r8WOvjrMYu — Kyle Larson (@KyleLarsonRacin) June 13, 2014 The 21-year-old Larson is currently in his rookie season in …

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Mirror Driving: Junior a Champ, Pocono Changes and Big Surprises

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Welcome to Mirror Driving. Every week, your favorite columnists sit down and give their opinion about the latest NASCAR news, rumors and controversy. Love us or hate us, make a comment below and tell us how you feel about what we’ve said! This Week’s Participants: Amy Henderson (Mondays / The Big Six & Wednesdays / …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Earnhardt’s Win Immensely Popular With Fans

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If the crowd is a good indicator of what’s going on at a racetrack during a NASCAR event—and I would like to think that they are—then Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s win was immensely popular and well-received. Quite unlike a win from Johnson, which isn’t nearly as popular, Earnhardt’s run to the checkered flag was met with …

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5-hour Energy 400: Five Unexpected Storylines from the Race

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway was one for the history books, as the track hosted its first-ever night race for the series. After running an eventful Camping World Truck Series race the night before, there were many high expectations for the Saturday night race. While the race didn’t fail to live up to …

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Mirror Driving: How Fast Is Too Fast, Team Troubles, and NNS Balance

Welcome to “Mirror Driving.” Every week, your favorite columnists sit down and give their opinion about the latest NASCAR news, rumors and controversy. Love us or hate us, make a comment below and tell us how you feel about what we’ve said! This Week’s Participants: Tom Bowles (Mondays / Bowles’ Eye View & Wednesdays / Did You Notice? …

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