NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Eyes on Xfinity: Ease Up on Road Courses

2021 Road America Xfinity Series Austin Cindric Justin Haley pack racing NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Three more times this year, the NASCAR Xfinity Series will race on road courses. By the time the checkered flag falls at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL this fall (Oct. 9), it’ll mark seven races on road courses this season for NASCAR’s No. 2 series. That’s a few trips too many around road courses this …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Kyle Busch Continue Racing in the Xfinity Series?

2021 Nashville NASCAR Xfinity 100 win Kyle Busch guitar strum victory lane NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Is it over? Kyle Busch has one scheduled more start left in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2021. Busch won his 100th race earlier last month at Nashville Superspeedway and his win at Road America last weekend (July 3) put his total to 101 wins. He has mentioned in the past that once he hit …

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Entry List: 2021 Credit Karma Money 250

2021 Xfinity Atlanta Pack Racing - Austin Cindric, No. 22 Team Penske Ford (Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images via NASCAR Media

The NASCAR Xfinity Series joins the NASCAR Cup Series for what will be the final weekend on the current Atlanta Motor Speedway circuit in the Credit Karma Money 250. The 163-lap race will be final Xfinity event held on the soon-to-be old racing surface. The entry list features 41 drivers, meaning one team, MBM Motorsports’ …

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Atlanta Announces 2022 Reconfiguration, Repave

William Byron featured in front of Joey Logano and others at Atlanta spring 2021 race NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Atlanta Motor Speedway will begin repaving and reconfiguring its 1.5-mile circuit, with groundbreaking beginning later in 2021, for a new look in 2022, track officials announced July 6. One of the biggest changes being made to the Georgia track is an increase in banking from 24 degrees to 28 degrees. In addition, the new racing …

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5 Points to Ponder: Impending Atlanta Repave May Cause Longing for Current Surface

Chase Elliott featured racing ahead of the pack at spring Atlanta Cup race 2021 NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

1. Will we long for this Atlanta surface when it’s gone? At some point, father time and the elements of nature will force the inevitable repave of Atlanta Motor Speedway’s aged surface. If you’ve not been able to see a race at AMS in person in recent years, you’ve missed a real treat. Much like …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Road America Presents Some Issues

Kyle Weatherman and Jeremy Clements race at Road America, July 2021. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Last weekend was an excellent time if you like road racing. NASCAR had the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series at Road America, while INDYCAR was at Mid-Ohio. Finally, you had IMSA at Watkins Glen. I’ll be honest and admit that literally nothing was there from the Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen weekend. All but …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: RA + CE = Chase Elliott Finds Success at Road America

2021 Road America Cup Martin Truex Jr car racing practice NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Cup Series is halfway through the road course section of the 2021 schedule after the race at Road America on July 4. Tucked away in the Wisconsin hills, NASCAR finally returned after 65 years to the Elkhart Lake region with a familiar face in victory lane. Chase Elliott overcame a botched qualifying run …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Fresh Tires Boost Kyle Busch to Surprise Henry 180 Victory at Road America

#54: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Supra M&M's Ice Cream celebrates his win at 2021 NASCAR Xfinity race at Road America, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Tires were the topic of conversation for much of Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Road America. Some teams planned to save enough fuel to go the entire distance of the Henry 180 on two stops to save a fresh set of tires for a late-race caution. Others wanted to pit to keep the freshest …

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Kyle Busch Overcomes Spins, Damage to Win Road America Xfinity Race

Kyle Busch takes the checkered flag in 2021 NASCAR Xfinity race at Road America, M&Ms ice cream yellow car, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Xfinity Series took to Road America on Saturday (July 3), and it did not disappoint. Kyle Busch recovered from a couple off-track excursions and slight damage to win the Henry 180. It was Busch’s third Xfinity win in the last four races and 101st of his career. “Obviously tires, that was the saving …

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