Race Weekend Central

The Underdog House: Where was the Outrage… For Corey Lajoie?

(Photo: Barry Cantrell/NKP)

Think Small Checking out social media on Monday, there were a lot of posts expressing outrage at Matt Kenseth being parked Sunday at Kansas for having too many crewmen working on his car after damage put him on the five-minute clock.  Kenseth’s disqualification took him out of the playoffs in what may be his last …

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The Underdog House: The Invisible NASCAR Season

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Think Small Ah, fall.  Race fans can welcome cooler temperatures, cheer for their favorites in the playoffs…and kiss the chance of seeing the smaller teams mentioned during the broadcast goodbye. With the exception of Ryan Blaney, who made the postseason, all other underdogs will fade into the background of championship talk. That goes for any …

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Beyond the Cockpit: BJ McLeod Planning to Move Ownership to Cup in 3-5 Years

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade NKP)

Since 2011, BJ McLeod has made steady progression up the racing ladder. Starting in super late models and having won numerous races and championships, McLeod quickly found himself racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series from 2010 to 2014 before jumping to the XFINITY Series in 2015. For 2016, the 33-year-old took to full-time competition in …

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NASCAR XFINITY Series Entry List: Alsco 300

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This weekend, the NASCAR XFINITY Series heads to Kentucky Speedway for the Alsco 300. There are 44 cars on the preliminary entry list, meaning four teams will be sent home after qualifying concludes on Friday. Some notable changes for this weekend come with the series’ smaller programs. BJ McLeod is back in his self-owned No. 8 …

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Entry List: XFINITY Series Coca-Cola Firecracker 250

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On Monday, NASCAR released the entry list for the XFINITY Series Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway.  43 cars are entered, meaning that three teams will have to pack up and leave early. With the XFINITY Series supporting Cup once again, we have Cup drivers in the field for Friday night.  Ty Dillon is …

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BJ McLeod Motorsports Plans At Least Two Full-Time XFINITY Cars for 2017

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BJ McLeod Motorsports will run two-full time NASCAR XFINTY Series cars in 2017 — and potentially a third, depending on how things go through the first three races. “Two cars for sure full-time,” team owner/driver BJ McLeod told Frontstretch following a 31st-place finish at Homestead-Miami Speedway in November. “We’re going to start a third car for the …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Ryan Sieg, Jeremy Clements, B.J. McLeod Hearken to Era of Independents

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“Names are made here.”  That is the tagline NASCAR has used when marketing the XFINITY Series for the past few years.  It is true that the XFINITY Series is the home (or former home) of some of NASCAR’s rising talents.  Most fans view the second-tier division through that lens.  They follow NXS racing to watch …

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