Race Weekend Central

Friday Faceoff: Who’s in Playoff Danger?

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Brad Keselowski’s third Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win in a row on Sunday from Las Vegas Motor Speedway gives him an automatic bid to the Round of 12. Has his hot streak put him in the conversation as somebody that can truly challenge for the championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway? Mark Howell: There’s no better time …

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Entry List: GoBowling 250

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41 teams are entered for this weekend’s GoBowling 250 at Richmond Raceway, the first race of the NASCAR XFINITY Series playoffs. A 41-car entry list means that one team will miss the race, barring any last-minute additions. After retiring from full-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competition last year, Dale Earnhardt Jr. returns to the …

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Friday Faceoff: Should Kasey Kahne Hang It Up Early?

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Kasey Kahne will miss the next three races due to severe dehydration issues suffered at Darlington Raceway. Will his final stretch of races end with him behind the wheel, or should he sit it out? Clayton Caldwell: It would be a great benefit for Leavine Family Racing to have Kasey Kahne behind the wheel as soon …

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Kasey Kahne Still Sidelined, Regan Smith in for 3 More Races

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NASCAR Cup Series driver Kasey Kahne, who was forced to sit out of last weekend’s Big Machine 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway due to lingering effects of dehydration suffered in the Bojangles Southern 500 on Sept. 2, will miss the next three races as he continues his recovery. “Kahne will contiune to sit out from …

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NASCAR Entry List: DC Solar 300

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39 teams are entered for this weekend’s inaugural DC Solar 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the NASCAR XFINITY Series. It will be the first time the 1.5-mile speedway has held a second race for the sport’s second-tier division. A 39-car entry list means that the series will have the first short field of …

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NASCAR Entry List: World of Westgate 200

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38 trucks are on the entry list for this weekend’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series World of Westgate 200. Barring any last-minute entry list changes, six trucks will miss the race. There are plenty of changes for this week. Among part-time teams, Cory Roper returns to the series to drive the No. 04 for his …

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NASCAR 101: The Little Team from the Mattress Factory

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What is a journeyman? Barney Visser is a journeyman in every sense of the word. On Tuesday, news broke on the upcoming closure of Visser’s team, Furniture Row Racing. A true rags to riches story, Visser and FRR became one of the most inspiring stories ever seen on stock car racing’s biggest stage. The Vietnam …

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