Race Weekend Central

Austin Dillon is Racing for More Than a Victory This Weekend

Austin Dillon’s sponsor in the Camping World Truck Series is Bass Pro Shops, an outdoor goods retailer that is well known for not only offering a great variety of hunting and fishing items, but also for doing a large amount of charitable work throughout the country. This weekend, Bass Pro Shops is working with the …

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Timothy Peters on Pole for 2010 Too Tough to Tame 200 at Darlington

Timothy Peters was consistent in the two Too Tough to Tame 200 practice sessions before qualifying, and it paid off for him when the time came to lay it down in qualifying. Peters was the 17th truck on the track, which didn’t really make difference since the track temperature stayed relatively constant during the hour …

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Austin Dillon Fastest in 2nd 2010 Too Tough to Tame 200 Practice at Darlington

Austin Dillon continues to be unfazed by the daunting task of racing Darlington Raceway for the first time in his career. For the second practice in a row he was at the top of the speed chart, the only driver to break the 169-mph barrier in both sessions. Dillon did a mock qualifying run at …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Nelson Piquet Jr. on a Fast Formula 1 to Stock Car Transition

Nelson Piquet Jr. understands the risks involved. For every Juan Pablo Montoya, there’s a Dario Franchitti who moved from the comfy confines of open-wheel to stock car racing… and fell flat on his face. It’s not an easy transition, combined with the impatience of both sponsors and owners to make the first few races over …

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Mirror Driving: Elliott Sadler Survived… But Can Richard Petty Motorsports?

Following a nasty wreck for Elliott Sadler at Pocono, there was an outcry about the lack of a SAFER barrier at the point where Sadler hit. Is it time for NASCAR to mandate set safety standards for all its tracks, or should the tracks themselves bear full responsibility considering the cost involved?

Full Throttle: NASCAR Has a Chance to Get it Right with the 2011 Nationwide & Truck Schedules

News came out this week that Gateway International Raceway is not going to seek to host its two Nationwide and one Truck Series races next year. NASCAR now has three races on its plate that can be reassigned to other racetracks without increasing the length of the schedule in either series. The possibilities are numerous …

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The Yellow Stripe: For Elliott Sadler, Jamie McMurray Shows There Can Be a Brighter Tomorrow

Elliott Sadler had the very definition of a hero-to-zero weekend: Winning the inaugural Pocono Truck race on Saturday, then sustaining what he described as “…probably the hardest hit I’ve ever had in a racecar,” in the Cup race on Sunday afternoon. But then, such is the great sport of NASCAR. One day, you’re at the …

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