Race Weekend Central

NASCAR Stat Sheet: Surprises in Kentucky

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Kentucky Speedway hosted four NASCAR national touring series races this weekend, and, it was, uh, something. Overall, not a good weekend on the racetrack. The current Cup Series aerodynamic package — high downforce, low horsepower — is frustrating, the Xfinity Series, which has produced great racing this season couldn’t live up to its own standards …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Quaker State 400 at Kentucky

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The Headline(s): A relatively tame race ended in a chaotic final two laps, a four-wide battle for the lead and a Cup Series triumph for rookie Cole Custer, as NASCAR concluded its four-race stretch (five, including the ARCA Menards Series) over four days in the Bluegrass State. One of the wildest late-lap battles for the …

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Stock Car Scoop: Jimmie Johnson speaks, Xfinity Doubleheader at Kentucky, Weekend Schedule

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Jimmie Johnson talked to the media for the first time since he was cleared to return to racing, on Friday (July 10). What did the seven time champ say about his coronavirus scare? Find out in the latest Stock Car Scoop. Frontstretch‘s newest podcast focused on the motorsports news of the week also takes a …

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Austin Cindric Doubles Down, Sweeps Kentucky in Xfinity Series

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In a matter of two days, Austin Cindric has doubled his win total in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. With a near-flawless performance in the Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway, the Team Penske campaigner backed up his victory in the previous night’s Shady Rays 200 to claim his fourth career victory. Cindric becomes the first driver …

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Austin Cindric Picks Up First Xfinity Oval Win at Kentucky

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The 2020 Shady Rays 200 marked a first-time accomplishment for Austin Cindric. The 21-year-old NASCAR Xfinity Series driver of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford won at Kentucky Speedway, his first career NASCAR win on an oval track. All his previous wins in both the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Love Wins, Fun in Indy, Chase Briscoe Chats Solid Start to 2020

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss President Trump’s untruthful tweet to Bubba Wallace from Monday morning as well as Jimmie Johnson testing positive for COVID-19 (the body of the podcast was taped prior to Wednesday’s announcement that Johnson is clear to race this weekend at Kentucky Speedway).  Meanwhile, there was racing …

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ARCA Preview: 2020 General Tire 150 at Kentucky Speedway

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For the first time since 2017, the ARCA Menards Series heads to Kentucky Speedway Saturday (July 11) for the General Tire 150. Originally, this event was slated to be at Charlotte Motor Speedway accompanying the NASCAR All-Star Race; however, NASCAR was forced to move the All-Star Race to Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn. The …

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Chase Briscoe Claims Dramatic 2020 Pennzoil 150 Win at the Brickyard

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NASCAR was not in Daytona Beach this Fourth of July weekend. Instead, stock cars partnered up with the NTT IndyCar Series for a patriotic doubleheader at the brickyard, the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS). Just hours after the undefeated Scott Dixon claimed the Grand Prix win, Chase Briscoe took the NASCAR Xfinity Series checkered flag …

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Road Racers AJ Allmendinger, Austin Cindric Top NXS Practice Charts on Indy Road Course

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For the first time ever, NASCAR will employ the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course for a July 4 NASCAR Xfinity Series contest, the Pennzoil 150. In preparation for the inaugural event on the circuit, the sanctioning body opened the track for two practice sessions on Friday (July 3), marking the first time in 120 days …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Chase Briscoe Makes a Comeback, Ross Chastain Secures the Bag

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series took to the Tricky Triangle on Sunday afternoon, the second race of a tripleheader across the sport’s three major divisions. Chase Briscoe scored his fourth win of 2020, rebounding nicely after spinning from the lead on lap 70. Briscoe suffered a flat tire and was forced to pit, but drove back …

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