Race Weekend Central

The Big Six: Questions Answered After the 2016 Good Sam 500

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Racing at NASCAR’s highest level takes both talent and equipment.  A good driver in a not-so-good car will generally struggle, and that’s something a lot of drivers face every week, even those who race for the sport’s best-funded teams fight their equipment at times. One test of a …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud – Brad Keselowski Cashes in With Late-Race Pass to Win at Las Vegas

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Who’s in the headline – It had been 33 races since Brad Keselowski visited Victory Lane. Keselowski took the checkered flag first in Fontana last year in the fifth race of the season. On Sunday, he led the race three times but only led a total of 24 laps. The win put a third different manufacturer in …

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The Big Six: Questions Answered After the 2016 Kobalt 400

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? One race does not a championship threat make, and it’s a long way from Las Vegas to the Chase, but Austin Dillon looked strong on Sunday.  Dillon was strong in qualifying, starting fifth and finishing there as well.  There were moments that Dillon showed lingering immaturity, berating his …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: Las Vegas Edition

Sunday was the first race in 2016 with the low downforce package, and it was a pleasant surprise that it was not a wreck-fest, or even a blown tire-fest. There was actually good racing for the lead and strategy ended up playing a huge role in the outcome. With that in mind, here’s a look …

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Kyle Busch Wins Can-Am Duel No. 2, Multiple Cars Crash on Last Lap

It was a Joe Gibbs Racing takeover as Kyle Busch grabbed the victory in the Can-Am Duel No. 2 at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, Feb. 18. He and JGR teammates of Matt Kenseth and Carl Edwards ran 1-2-3 for a majority of the opening 35 laps. “Myself, Matt [Kenseth] and Carl [Edwards] , we …

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16 Teams Eligible to Win the Sprint Cup! Don’t You Believe It

The Chase is on!  We’ve got 16 teams who have the opportunity to snare the Sprint Cup just 10 weeks from now.  They’ve all enjoyed a certain level of success throughout the season, and now must capitalize on the swell of media and fan insanity to ride the wave all the way to Homestead-Miami.  However, …

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NASCAR Announces Eligible Drivers for Sprint Unlimited

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On Monday, NASCAR announced the eligibility criteria for this year’s Sprint Unlimited, scheduled for Feb. 13.  While winning a pole during the previous season will get you into the race, it’s not the only way into the 75-lap show.  Regardless of circumstances, 25 cars will start the 187.5-mile race. The first criteria to qualify for …

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2015 NASCAR Rewind: AJ Allmendinger

Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch

2014 was a magical year for AJ Allmendinger and JTG Daugherty Racing. The pair scored their first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory at Watkins Glen, and, by virtue of the remodeled Chase for the Sprint Cup format, made their first appearance in NASCAR’s postseason as a result. Unfortunately for the single-car team, lightning didn’t strike …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Had it not been for a piece of debris – about which there is some debate about whether or not it was actually in the racing groove – Kyle Larson might have had his first Sprint Cup win in the bag. Larson won the Xfinity Series race at Homestead Saturday …

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Joey Logano Fastest in 2015 Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead Happy Hour

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On Saturday afternoon, the Sprint Cup Series finally managed to get in a full practice session at Homestead-Miami Speedway. After rains shortened Xfinity Series qualifying to only two rounds, track crews worked hard to get the surface back into racing shape. By 1 p.m., the track was ready to go for 50 minutes of practice. …

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