Race Weekend Central

Friday Faceoff: Has a Favorite for the XFINITY Title Emerged?

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

1. Now that a third road course has been added to the schedule during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, will it impact the way drivers and teams approach Sonoma Raceway in terms of preparation and strategy? John Haverlin: The drivers and teams won’t change their approach this weekend. The Charlotte Motor Speedway roval race …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Kaz Grala Discusses Iowa, Updates Uncertain Future

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we review the doubleheader weekend of the NASCAR XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series’ races at Iowa Speedway with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff, Zach Catanzareti and Kaz Grala, who brought No. 61 FURY Race Cars Ford home 10th. Justin Allgaier dominated the XFINITY race, leading a career-high 183 laps, though forced …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Brett Moffitt’s Precarious Sponsorship Situation

Brett Moffitt celebrates his win at Iowa Speedway in 2018. (Photo: NKP)

Brett Moffitt celebrating his Iowa win (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It’s the same story we’ve seen, time and time again. [Insert driver name here] was sidelined due to a lack of funding to keep their team going. Despite the current apparent health in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series that has yet to put a short field on the track this season, a lack of …

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The Underdog House: Iowa Offers Exposure For Small NASCAR Teams

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Think Small Any time XFINITY or Camping World Trucks have a non-companion race with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, it’s guaranteed to be a win for not only each series but their respective underdogs. This past weekend had that and more as the Cup Series didn’t even race while XFINITY and Truck competed 24 …

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Tracking the Trucks: Brett Moffitt Notches 1st Win at Iowa Speedway

Brett Moffitt celebrates his win at Iowa Speedway in 2018. (Photo: NKP)

Brett Moffitt celebrating his Iowa win (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: After adding new sponsorship this week in Destiny Homes, Brett Moffitt made his second 2018 trip to NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Victory Lane when he took the checkered flag 0.333 seconds ahead of Noah Gragson to win the M&M’s 200 at Iowa Speedway Saturday night. Moffitt outlasted a last-lap slide job …

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Brett Moffitt Earns Field-of-Dreams Victory at Iowa

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

When you enter the Iowa Speedway from the tunnel in Turns 3 and 4, you’ll find two rows of corn and a sign that states “Infield of Dreams.” That saying hasn’t been any truer than in the last two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events at Iowa. Last season, John Hunter Nemechek entered this race …

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Harrison Burton Earns First Career NCWTS Pole at Iowa

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Harrison Burton makes his 10th career start Saturday, and he will start from the pole position. The 17-year-old earned his first-career pole in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, turning a 132.850-mph lap around Iowa Speedway during the third round of qualifying to put a lock on the pole. Noah Gragson, the defending pole winner, qualified …

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Stewart Friesen, Brett Moffitt Lead Truck Practices at Dover

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

Stewart Friesen and Brett Moffitt led the pair of Camping World Truck Series practice sessions at Dover International Speedway Thursday. Opening practice for the JEGS 200 was won by Friesen, who put the No. 52 Halmar Friesen Racing Chevrolet Silverado atop the leaderboard with a lap of 155.797 mph. He was followed by Johnny Sauter 153.407 …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Martinsville Double Provides Different Broadcasts

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

As you’re surely aware by now, Easter weekend is literally the quietest race weekend of the year for race fans.  In some areas, the local racing season got underway.  One example of that was Southern Virginia, where Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway held their season opener on Saturday night (streamed live on FansChoice). Here in …

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Truckin’ Thurdays: 3 Takeaways from Martinsville Headed into the Extended Break

Timothy Peters certainly would have some thoughts on the Trucks schedule (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The schedule is still inherently broken Despite the changes NASCAR has made to the schedule, giving us three Camping World Truck Series races before Martinsville Speedway, the long breaks early in the season are still a major problem that needs addressing. After opening the season with three-straight races at Daytona, Atlanta and Las Vegas, the …

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