Race Weekend Central

Denny Hamlin Wins Hollywood Casino 400; Chase Elliott Advances Over Brad Keselowski

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Second place is typically the first loser. But during a wild Hollywood Casino 400 finish Sunday (Oct. 20) at Kansas Speedway, Chase Elliott made it a springboard to a potential championship run. Elliott failed to catch leader Denny Hamlin during a second overtime restart in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Hamlin, who led much …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: Hollywood Casino 400

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns to Kansas Speedway for the final race in the Round of 12. The Hollywood Casino 400 will be held on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 2:30 p.m. ET and will air on NBC. Kansas is the second 1.5-mile track in the playoffs (Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the first, was …

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Friday Faceoff: Should Manufacturers Dictate How Their Teams Race?

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Should manufacturers be getting involved to make their teams cooperate at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway? Christian Koelle: Instead of manufacturers, it should be teams working together — but understand when we get to ISM Raceway, all of this goes away; it’s every man for himself. Josh Roller: I don’t have an issue with manufacturers …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What Constitutes a 2019 Failure for Hendrick Motorsports?

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series has given us three breakout stars this season in Tyler Reddick, Cole Custer and Christopher Bell. Two of those three, and potentially all of them, will be moving up the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series next season. With that said, the star power in the series spirals downward and it raises …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega

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The Headline(s): Having survived three big ones on Monday afternoon (Oct. 14) after an uneventful first stage Sunday, Ryan Blaney bested Ryan Newman by less than a foot coming to the line to score a season-saving victory that locked the No. 12 team into the Round of 8. It wasn’t without controversy, however, as Blaney …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Just Another Manic Monday

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, ironically for a race sponsored by a light bulb company, was mostly delayed from the original Sunday start due to a lack of lights (and a ton of rain). So the second and third stages were run Monday afternoon (Oct. 14), and all in …

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Ryan Blaney Wins Wreck-Strewn 1000Bulbs.com 500 in Photo Finish

Ryan Blaney Talladega

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Ryan Blaney recovered from early trouble during Sunday’s portion of the race to beat Ryan Newman to the line by seven-thousandths of a second to win the 1000Bulbs.com 500 Monday (Oct. 14) in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The victory is Blaney’s third career Cup victory and his first of 2019.  The win comes …

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Alex Bowman’s Block Creates Big One at End of Stage Two

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Prior to the restart of the 1000Bulbs.com 500 Monday (Oct. 14), a lot of the discussion was based around the manufacturer agreements to work together and the all-too-familiar blocking. Blocking at the very front of the field resulted in a big crash on lap 107. Hendrick Motorsports’ Alex Bowman had just taken the lead, but …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Austin Dillon on 2019, Workout Videos & Talladega

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a tame weekend of racing at the Monster Mile, which saw Kyle Larson snap a 75-race winless streak. Post-race, many drivers were none-too-pleased with Joey Logano, who was battling the race leaders hard while he was more than 20 laps down. Albino and Neff chat …

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Odds & Ends Around the Track: Hold Your Breath Edition

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Why did they build full-sized seats at Talladega Superspeedway? Nobody uses more than the edge of their seat all day. This is not a race – this is an experience. Many years ago, I had the pleasure of hosting a VIP experience for fans in the infield at Talladega. I am not sure I saw …

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