Race Weekend Central

Entry List: First Data 500

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Martinsville Speedway this weekend (Oct. 28) for the First Data 500, opening the third round of the Cup playoffs. 40 teams are entered this week, which means all driver will make the race, barring any entry list changes. StarCom Racing shifts its lineup once again this weekend. …

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Entry List: Hollywood Casino 400

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns to the midwest for Sunday’s (Oct. 21) Hollywood Casino 400 held at the 1.5-mile oval of Kansas Speedway. This event is also the final race of the second round of the playoffs. The championship field shrinks from 12 to eight after the race. All drivers will qualify for …

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Entry List: Kansas Lottery 300

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After a week off, the NASCAR XFINITY Series returns to action Saturday for the Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway. This event will open the second round of the XFINITY Series playoffs. 42 teams are entered this week, which means two drivers will go home, barring any late entry list changes. There’s a bit of …

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Friday Faceoff: What’s the Best Strategy to Survive Talladega?

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1. With the final plate race at Talladega Superspeedway looming, what is the best strategy for the playoff contenders?  Zach Gillispie:  The plate races are always chaotic and full of unknowns. In the previous format (before stage racing), we saw several playoff drivers ride in the back and have favorable results. But this was back …

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Entry List: Fr8 Auctions 250

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After a one-month hiatus from competition, the NASCAR Camping World Truck series heads to Talladega Superspeedway for the running of the Fr8 Auctions 250. This is the final race in the first round of the Truck Series playoffs. 36 teams are on the entry list, meaning that four teams will go home, barring any late …

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NASCAR 101: An Illustrious History of the Inaugural Winner

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Since NASCAR decided to put the Charlotte ROVAL in its own statistical category, last week’s winner Ryan Blaney became just the fourth driver this century to score a win in an inaugural race. That’s right, the Charlotte ROVAL was just the fourth new track that NASCAR has introduced to its schedule this century. Going to a …

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Friday Faceoff: Who’s In & Who’s Out After the ROVAL?

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Kyle Busch’s victory on Saturday at Richmond was his 50th career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win. Realistically, with how many wins can Busch end his Cup career? Christian Koelle: 85-95 victories are possible for Kyle Busch. He could get to roughly right under David Pearson, and who knows, he could pass Pearson and be right …

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Noah Gragson Moves to JR Motorsports, XFINITY for 2019

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JR Motorsports announced today (Sept. 25) that Noah Gragson will pilot the No. 1 Chevrolet full time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series for 2019 and beyond. Gragson, a 20-year-old Nevada native, has signed a multi-year deal and will compete for the 2019 XFINITY Series championship next year. He will replace the departing Elliott Sadler, who …

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