Race Weekend Central

Tracking the Trucks: 2010 CampingWorld.com 200 at Gateway

After a blackout at Gateway International Raceway forced the postponement of Friday night’s CampingWorld.com 200, it was Kevin Harvick who came out victorious on a steamy Saturday afternoon, beating Brad Keselowski to the checkers by 5.241 seconds. Harvick overcame a stiff neck and back to dominate, leading 143 of 160 laps on the way to his third win in four starts this season. Johnny Sauter, points leader Todd Bodine and Matt Crafton rounded out the top five.

Tearing Apart the Trucks: RWR Development Driver Jeffrey Earnhardt Makes Debut

On the heels of Austin Dillon‘s dominating first career victory behind the wheel of a black No. 3, made famous by Dale Earnhardt before his untimely death in 2001, Dale’s grandson Jeffrey Earnhardt is set to make his Camping World Truck Series debut. He’ll pilot the No. 6 Fuel Doctor Chevrolet for Rick Ware Racing …

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Did You Notice? Reut Gone Wild, NASCAR Legacies & Saving the Summer

Did You Notice? How much has been made of David Reutimann’s upset win at Chicagoland Saturday night? From television to the tiniest column on the web, I can’t get away from it. Entire columns and segments of shows are now being devoted to whether he’ll make the Chase, as if the man has turned into …

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Mirror Driving: Attacking the Asterisk, Bubble Momentum & NASCAR on Wednesday?

David Reutimann commented after his win at Chicagoland that some people called his first career win in the 2009 Coca-Cola 600 “undeserved” because it was a rain-shortened race. Would you agree with that assessment, and should any win in the NASCAR record book ever come with that type of asterisk?

5 Points to Ponder: Elliott Sadler’s Time Has Passed, NASCAR’s Nationwide Inconsistency & 1 Talented Grandson

Sitting 27th in the points, Elliott Sadler is sitting fourth of four teams in the Richard Petty Motorsports stable. And while teammates AJ Allmendinger and Paul Menard are also outside the top 20 in the standings, it’s the way Sadler has limped to 27th that truly has the Virginia veteran the backmarker of the RPM fleet. He has no top-10 finishes, just four top 20s in 19 starts, and has been hardly competitive thus far in 2010 at any track sans Daytona.

Talking NASCAR TV: Grading TNT’s 2010 Season – How to Fix Some Glaring Issues

Hello, race fans. I bet you missed our weekly critique last week. I did, too, and I’m the one who writes the piece. My week of Frontstretch coverage at Daytona was interesting, filled with plenty of personal highlights for me as it was my first time at that famous track. In case you missed it, …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2010 Lucas Oil 200 at Iowa

After yet another month off and the threat of rain before the green flag, the Truck Series did not disappoint Sunday afternoon. Rookie Austin Dillon beat Johnny Sauter to the checkers by 0.635 seconds to win the Lucas Oil 200 at Iowa Speedway. The driver of the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet took the lead for the final time on lap 154 and held on through the final two cautions and a green-white-checkered finish. Matt Crafton, Ken Schrader and James Buescher rounded out the top five.

Tearing Apart the Trucks: Rookie Austin Dillon Up to Speed Quickly

It was almost a month ago when the Camping World Truck Series last took to the track at Michigan International Speedway. This weekend, they’re headed to Iowa Speedway for the Lucas Oil 200 on Sunday afternoon. The series first visited the 0.875-mile track last September, and Mike Skinner dominated, leading 180 of 200 laps after …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Justin Lofton on Mountain Bikes, Racecars & Making Movies

Justin Lofton is one of NASCAR’s newest stars, coming into the Camping World Truck Series for Red Horse Racing (where he is currently 12th in driver points) this year following an ARCA championship season in 2009. The 24-year-old Westmorland, Calif., native made his third Nationwide Series start at New Hampshire this weekend for Baker Curb …

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Talking NASCAR TV: A Quirky Weekend of Weather & Debris for the Networks

Hello, race fans and welcome to our weekly NASCAR TV Critique. This past weekend, the Sprint Cup Series was at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday for the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400. They were supported by the Camping World Truck Series with their running of the VFW 200, while the Nationwide Series was in …

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