Race Weekend Central

Pace Laps: Easter Bunny Edition

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Short Tracks: Spring Means a New Start – For the last decade, the holiday weekend has been synonymous with the Pro All Stars Series Easter Bunny 150. Every year, several super late model teams from across the eastern part of the country flock to Hickory Motor Speedway (N.C.) and this year was no different. Veteran …

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Off the Wall With: Ron Capps

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Welcome to Off the Wall With…, where we ask your favorite drivers the same five questions that are… well, off the wall! We’ll check in with a different driver each time to get a peek into life outside the racecar. In this edition, NHRA Funny Car driver Ron Capps spills the beans. What’s fun besides …

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Nitro Shots: There’s Something You Don’t See Every Day

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Coming out of the 4-Wide Nationals, you can’t help but take note of all the really odd things you can only see at that race. There were a number of them last weekend, continuing to make Charlotte unique. Pro Stock came out of the box with a twin serving of odd, with a double holeshot …

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Pace Laps: Short-Track Racing, Indy Returns, NHRA 4-Wides & F1

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NHRA: 4-Wide Nationals Produce Surprise Winners – It was a good day for Don Schumacher Racing, as they scored Funny Car win No. 100 with Fast Jack Beckman and then completed the Nitro sweep for the 47th time with a Top Fuel win by Antron Brown at the 4-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Charlotte, …

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Todd, Force, McGaha, Arana Top Qualifying at 4-Wide Nationals at Charlotte

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After a rainy Friday forced the cancellation of all on track activity at the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway, a sunny but cool Saturday produced two very fast qualifying sessions. The sun kept the track temperature in the mid-80s, but air temps in the low-to-mid 50s made for big horsepower in the engines. Pat …

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Nitro Shots: 4-Wide and Live!

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This weekend NHRA ventures into NASCAR country, racing at zMAX Dragway outside of Charlotte, N.C., part of the speedway complex that also includes Charlotte Motor Speedway, and Frontstretch will be live from the track all weekend. As always, social media will be a good place to keep up with the action. Like us on Facebook …

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Pace Laps: Brad Keselowski’s Great Escape, Kevin Harvick Turns On Heat & “Magic”

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Sprint Cup Series: Keselowski’s Great Escape – Brad Keselowski up to this point has been the forgotten man in the Team Penske duo these days. With Joey Logano victorious in February’s Daytona 500, Keselowski has had a decent season by comparison but still seemed a step behind. He had zero top-five finishes entering Sunday in comparison to his teammate’s …

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Nitro Shots: Keeping the Wheels on the Ground

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Drag racer Tina Pierce wrecked Saturday night at an IHRA event. Almost immediately, video circulated on the internet and social media, prompting unfortunate comments from some male readers. Granted, they were not in the majority, but they were disturbing, saying things like “this is why women shouldn’t race” and that she could not drive. Pierce, …

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Pace Laps: The Crazy Crash Edition

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Xfinity Series: Cup Series Dominance Continues – Nothing could stop Joey Logano from winning at Phoenix on Saturday. Nothing. The unstoppable Team Penske No. 22 car has been in the top five for each race this year, and it has three straight finishes of first or second. But what is so remarkable about Logano’s feat in the …

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Nitro Shots: Back on Track at the GatorNats

NHRA drag racing returns to action this weekend for the Amalie Motor Oil Gatornationals, much to the glee of fans who faced a three-week layoff, seemingly right after the season got started. Late in the year, as things are winding down, a few weeks off might go by a little more unnoticed, but after sitting …

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