Race Weekend Central

Mirror Driving: Does 1 Win Drive Hamlin to New Heights? Was Musgrave’s Suspension Right? & NASCAR Penalties – Too Much or Too Light?

With his win on Sunday, has Denny Hamlin vaulted into position to be Jeff Gordon’s most serious challenger for the championship?

Rick Crawford Driver Diary: The 1 That Got Away

I apologize for taking so long to update my driver diary. This stretch of consecutive races and appearances has kept us pretty busy. Charlotte started with a two-day NASCAR test the week before and allowed us time to decide which truck we wanted to use. Kevin “Cowboy” Starland and the Circle Bar crew picked out …

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Fanning the Flames: A Confused Writer Has a Question of His Own for NASCAR

Before we get going with your questions this week, I have a question of my own: Q: Dear NASCAR: How does Kurt Busch slam into Tony Stewart‘s car while on pit road, almost hitting Stewart’s jackman in the process, only to walk away with the new standard of a 100-point docking and a $100,000 fine. …

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Tearing Apart the Trucks: History of the Truck Series

With the Craftsman Truck Series taking three weeks off after only two races, what is there for a truck racing columnist to do? I started thinking about how the Truck Series originated, and I learned one thing; I didn’t have a clue. When I got into watching truck races, the series was well underway, so …

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Full Throttle: Signs of Trouble for Both the NASCAR Busch & Craftsman Truck Series

California might have served as a wake-up call for NASCAR. The Busch race and the truck race did not have full fields. The second- and third-biggest racing series in the U.S. didn’t have full fields for their races this weekend. The influx of Cup drivers stealing the headlines and the escalating costs of running teams …

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Mirror Driving: I’ll Take Blocking for $200, NASCAR… & A Yellow Flag on the Last Lap

Should NASCAR stay consistent with NOT throwing the yellow on the final lap if the wreck happens behind the leaders, as they did in the Daytona 500?

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