Race Weekend Central

William Byron Wins Pocono; Becomes Winningest Truck Series Rookie

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While his fellow competitors slammed, spun and maneuvered through trouble behind him, William Byron set sail. Starting from pole after rain forced qualifying to be cancelled, the 18-year-old Kyle Busch Motorsports rookie led a race-high 44 of 60 laps to win the Pocono Mountains 150. The win is his fifth of the year, which breaks a …

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Brett Moffitt on Uncertain Future: ‘I Need to Have a Good Performance’

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Saturday’s Pocono Mountains 150 at Pocono Raceway will be a big one for Brett Moffitt. It could even be his biggest. The 2015 Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year, who has been out of a ride since the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway in November, will return to the cockpit in the Camping World …

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Tracking the Trucks: William Byron Scores 4th Career Win at Kentucky Speedway

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In a Nutshell: William Byron scored his third win in the last four races and his fourth overall when he took the checkered flag 0.190 seconds ahead of John Hunter Nemechek in thursday night’s Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway. Byron held off a hard-charging Nemechek and Daniel Hemric in the final …

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Subs Brett Moffitt, Parker Kligerman Lead Truck Practices

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The Camping World Truck Series took to the newly-reconfigured Kentucky Speedway for two practice sessions on Wednesday, and substitute drivers led both events. Parker Kligerman, subbing for John Wes Townley in the No. 05 truck, won the first practice with a fast lap of 179.099 mph. Rookie William Byron was second (179.075), Kyle Busch third …

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Dakoda Armstrong, Richard Petty Motorsports Part Ways

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There’s one less driver in the running for the No. 9 Sprint Cup ride: Dakoda Armstrong and Richard Petty Motorsports have officially parted ways. The Indiana native ran two full seasons for the King in the Xfinity Series, earning one pole and four top 10s. His best finish in those two seasons was a sixth …

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Off the Wall With: Brett Moffitt

(Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

What’s fun for you besides racing? I like anything adventurous, as long as I’m outside doing something new, whether it’s biking, shooting, riding motorcycles, I love it. That’s the type of person I am. I just want to be busy doing something. What’s the top item on your bucket list? I’ve been looking on Instagram …

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Friday Faceoff: How Many More Wins for Jimmie Johnson?

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Jimmie Johnson will become the active win leader after Homestead-Miami Speedway (and a certain champion’s retirement) with 75.  Can Johnson surpass Jeff Gordon‘s 93 Cup wins for third all-time?  Where should we expect him to end up for a career total? Mike Neff, Short Track Coordinator: That will depend on how long Johnson chooses to …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NASCAR Elimination Races and Match Game ’78?

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We’ve made it through part No. 1 of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. There are undoubtedly some disappointed drivers and disappointed fans. Our own Jerry Jordan is convinced that NASCAR’s happy that Jimmie Johnson failed to advance (but would never actually admit it). In all due respect, I doubt that. Even if Johnson is …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Brett Moffitt on Adapting to Midseason Moves

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It’s not easy for a young driver to find a Sprint Cup ride these days, but Brett Moffitt is defying the odds. After starting the year with just one race on his slate, Moffitt was tapped to fill in for Brian Vickers at Michael Waltrip Racing, where he’s under contract as a test driver, before …

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Michael Waltrip Racing to Shut Its Doors After 2015 Season

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A day after NASCAR welcomed a new sponsor into the fold, they woke to the loss of a full-time team. Michael Waltrip Racing announced Wednesday that it and driver Clint Bowyer have agreed to separate at the end of the 2015 season. The move comes weeks after MWR co-owner Rob Kauffman announced he was pursuing a …

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