NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Friday Faceoff: What Is the Ideal All-Star Race?

All Star Race Photo

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Both Ryan Preece and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. are in the final year of their contracts with JTG Daugherty Racing. Should either pursue other opportunities, or are they better off to stay put? Josh Roller: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has settled in nicely, and if JTG Daugherty Racing is excited by his results, Stenhouse shouldn’t leave. On …

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Eyes On Xfinity: It’s Time to Ditch the Modified Pit Stops

NXS MidOhio Allmendinger On Track

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The great baseball philosopher, Crash Davis, once astutely pointed out, “don’t think, it can only hurt the ball club.” The point? Sometimes, overthinking can do more harm than good. That’s exactly where the NASCAR Xfinity Series is with its modified pit-stop procedures, which are also utilized in the Camping World Truck Series in select stand-alone …

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AJ Allmendinger Gets Xfinity Texas Pole

AJ Allmendinger before 2021 NASCAR Cup race at Circuit of the Americas NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After turning left and right in Ohio, the NASCAR Xfinity Series make the trek to Texas Motor Speedway where AJ Allmendinger sits on the pole for Saturday’s (June 12) race. The No. 16 Kaulig Racing driver rebounded from a pit road penalty to win last week’s event at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. His teammate Justin …

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NASCAR Implements Safety Updates for Road Courses, Superspeedways

Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch and Ryan Blaney lead a pack of cars at spring Talladega Cup race, large checkered flag featured, Photo Sean Gardner Getty Images

(Photo: Sean Gardner/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

Following a month of safety incidents that included a blow-over incident involving Joey Logano at Talladega Superspeedway earlier this year in April and visibility issues at Circuit of the Americas, both in the NASCAR Cup Series,, NASCAR announced June 8 it will implement new safety precautions to its road course and superspeedway packages. For the …

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Will Rodgers Teaming With Sam Hunt Racing for Multi-Race Schedule

Will Rodgers headshot

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After not making a single NASCAR Xfinity Series start last season, Will Rodgers is back. The four-time ARCA Menards Series winner will pilot the No. 26 Sam Hunt Racing Toyota Supra for multiple races this season, beginning at Nashville Superspeedway next month, a venue NASCAR is returning to for the first time in a decade. …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Larson-y in Sonoma As the No. 5 Team Steals Another Trophy

Kyle Larson celebrates his NASCAR Cup Series victory at Sonoma raceway, June 2021. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kyle Larson is one of the more naturally capable drivers in motorsports today. Since landing on one of the best teams in NASCAR prior to the start of the year, he’s made the most of his second chance. Along the way, Larson has been racking up the stats. Leading laps, winning stages, and finishing well …

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Beside the Rising Tide: Random Summer Notes

NASCAR Cup Series cars at Sonoma Raceway, June 2021. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Ah, yes. It’s that time of year again. Or in this case, I guess I should say it’s that time in an 18-year cycle again. Here in the Western Suburbs of Philadelphia, the 18-year hatch of the cicadas took place Saturday morning around Dawn O’clock. For small bugs, these things are incredibly noisy especially given …

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The Underdog House: Erik Jones Snags Scrappy Sonoma Finish

Erik Jones runs at Circuit of the Americas (May 2021). (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Top Dog: Erik Jones Throughout Sunday’s (June 6) Toyota/SaveMart 350 at Sonoma Raceway, several Cinderella stories managed to sneak their way inside the top 10. Between wildly different pit strategies throughout the event and a flurry of late-race incidents, the problem was staying power. When the smoke from some late wrecks cleared, there was one …

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Xfinity Breakdown: ‘Three-Wide for the Lead,’ Allmendinger Digs Out a Win at Mid-Ohio

2021 Mid Ohio NXS AJ Allmendinger trophy NKP

AJ Allmendinger Celebrating at Mid-Ohio (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

If anyone could have raced their way back up from 30th to first in 20 laps in the B&L Transport 170 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, it would be AJ Allmendinger. Between Allmendinger and championship rival Austin Cindric, they had the best two cars in Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at the Lexington, Ohio road …

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