Race Weekend Central

The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Bojangles’ Southern 500

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Let’s give credit where credit is due. The race on Sunday night was one of the best in a long time. There was close racing, authentic cautions, and attrition. Yes, Brad Keselowski was dominant, but dominance is part of racing sometimes. Ned Jarrett once won this race by …

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JTG Daugherty Racing Extends Sponsorship Deal With Bush’s Beans

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Bush’s Beans will continue as a primary sponsor for the No. 47 of JTG Daugherty Racing and driver AJ Allmendinger, Allmendinger announced Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway. The team and sponsor have inked a multi-year deal. “They have been with the company for over a decade, said Allmendinger.  “It’s one of the best sponsors that …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBCSN Narrows the Focus at Watkins Glen

Greg Biffle leads a group of cars during the Cheez-It 355 at the Glen at Watkins Glen International

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Watkins Glen International is an interesting place. You have rolling hills that many people don’t realize just how steep they are (seriously, driving up the hill between turns 2 and 3 is like scaling a wall). You have high speeds and lap times that are long enough to seriously stretch out the field. That creates …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Cheez-It 355 at the Glen

Joey Logano poses with the trophy after winning the Cheez-It 355 at the Glen at Watkins Glen International

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Who’s in the headline – Weekend sweeps seem to happen quite frequently these days, with some of the winning drivers from the Cup Series running the companion races that are scheduled on many race weekends. Surprisingly, this weekend featured the first time such a sweep took place at Watkins Glen. Joey Logano had never run a …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Cheez-It 355 at the Glen

AJ Allmendinger races theorugh the esses during the Cheez-It 355 at the Glen at Watkins Glen International

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Looking for the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How behind Sunday’s race? Amy Henderson has you covered each week with the answers to six race-day questions, covering all five Ws and even the H… the Big Six. Who… gets my shoutout of the race? The unsung performer of the week was tough this time …

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Pace Laps: Missing Expectations, Flying Fists, and Surprise Contenders

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Sprint Cup Series: Oh, What Might Have Been… Watkins Glen is sold every year as the last regular season “wild card” race, the last place an underdog can work his way into the Chase under the right circumstances. There were high hopes entering the weekend for defending winner AJ Allmendinger, Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon and …

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Joey Logano Sweeps The Glen; Harvick Runs Dry in Last Turn

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The record books will show one lap led for race winner Joey Logano Sunday at Watkins Glen. In reality, it was just a single corner. Leader Kevin Harvick ran dry, causing a fuel mileage finish for the second straight week in the Cup Series and this time Logano was able to capitalize. The Team Penske …

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Number Crunching: 2015 Cheez-It 355 at the Glen NASCAR Fantasy Preview

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Just northwest of last week’s race in the Pocono Mountains is Watkins Glen, the sight of this weekend’s race. Watkins Glen is in the Finger Lakes region of New York surrounded by beautiful New York wine country. Watkins Glen also holds a gem of a road course racetrack and that’s where NASCARS drivers will be …

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AJ Allmendinger on Pole for 2015 Cheez-It 355 at the Glen

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It’s no secret that AJ Allmendinger knows how to get around road courses, and his skills were on full display Saturday afternoon when he was fastest in both rounds of qualifying and will start first in Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 at the Glen. The pole is Allmendinger’s second of the season, with the first coming at …

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Surprising Faces Top 1st Cheez-It 355 Practice at the Glen

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A number of surprising faces found themselves in the top 10 following the first round of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice at Watkins Glen International Friday. Clint Bowyer (127.067 mph) topped the charts after the opening 80-minute practice session, while defending race winner AJ Allmendinger (126.901) was second. Jimmie Johnson (126.139), Sam Hornish Jr. (126.095) and …

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