NASCAR Race Weekend Central

The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2017 Toyota/Save Mart 350

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Who … gets the shoutout of the race? How about Dale Earnhardt Jr.? He recovered from a spin early in stage one to finish sixth, his third top 10 at Sonoma in the past four seasons. Earnhardt hasn’t loved road courses before. He even said he wanted to put some dynamite on the 12-turn road course …

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Florida Attorney Helps Alon Day in ‘Running for the Cup’ Quest

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(Photo: Barry Cantrell / NKP)

A last-minute deal is fine for Alon Day. It’s just a deal he never thought would come. But it happened. And it is thanks to a Florida-based attorney who has worked endlessly since May 2016 to give the Israeli racer a chance to represent his country and faith in American motorsports. “He’s like my second dad,” Day, …

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NASCAR 101: Meet the 5 Drivers Making Their Cup Debuts at Sonoma

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(Photo: Barry Cantrell / NKP)

Remember the beginning of this month, when this column covered Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debuts and how they were up in 2017? Turns out we were just getting started. At that point, four drivers had (or were about to) make their series debuts in 2017, with the addition of Ryan Sieg and Ross Chastain …

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The Underdog House: NASCAR’s Vicious Cycle

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Think Small It’s hard for small teams to get noticed.  This is something that’s been discussed over and over  and continues to create a vicious cycle for these teams: Lack of money leads to lack of performance, and lack of performance makes sponsors shy away, leading to a lack of money…you see the problem here? …

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Entry List: Toyota/Save Mart 350

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

We’re turning left and right this weekend, boys and girls. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads west to wine country for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway for the first of two road course races of the 2017 season. There are 38 cars on the preliminary entry list, meaning the field will not be …

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Israeli Alon Day Set to Make Cup Series Debut at Sonoma with BK Racing

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(Photo: Barry Cantrell / NKP)

Alon Day is getting the break he’s been working on for the past several months. The Ashdod, Israel native, who currently resides in Tel Aviv, will make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut at Sonoma Raceway next weekend. BK Racing will field an effort for Day, who will drive the No. 23 Toyota Camry …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Olympics Push NASCAR To The Background On NBC

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(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

Welcome back. Hope you guys enjoyed the off week for the Sprint Cup Series. It was not very relaxing for me, personally, but I enjoyed myself. Could have done without the thunderstorms, though. Speaking of thunderstorms, that’s effectively what plagued Saturday’s Mid-Ohio Challenge from Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the XFINITY Series. As I’ve told …

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Alon Day Set for XFINITY Series Debut; Planning Rookie Campaign in 2017

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(Photo: via Alon Day)

Israel will be represented on a NASCAR track for the first time when cars hit the track this weekend at Mid-Ohio SportsCar Course. NASCAR Next member Alon Day, who hails from Ashdod, Israel and currently lives in Tel Aviv, will step in a vehicle not soaked in the yellow paint he’s accustomed to. Instead, he has …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Alon Day Looks to Become the First Israeli NASCAR Driver

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As the water from the Mediterranean Sea slowly washes onto the shore on one of Israel’s most well-known areas, there is a sense of calm in the air. The palm trees sway as a light breeze reaches land. If you didn’t know any better, you would think you were in the Caribbean or Miami. On a …

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