Race Weekend Central

Thinkin’ Out Loud: A Monstrous Matt Kenseth Comeback

Who’s in the headline – The 2016 season has been anything but stellar for Matt Kenseth. After a near miss at Daytona he’s only managed one top 5 finish before Sunday, and that as a fourth last weekend at Kansas. Sunday Kenseth was in the mix but didn’t look like he’d be in contention for …

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Qualifying Cancelled for Sprint Cup and Truck Series at Dover

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It’s deja vu for Dover International Speedway as, for the second straight time at the Monster Mile, qualifying for the Sprint Cup Series has been cancelled due to inclement weather. With the starting lineup set per the rulebook Kevin Harvick will start from pole for Sunday’s AAA 400 Drive for Autism after winning Friday’s opening …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not: Kansas Edition

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There was plenty of rolling and tumbling in the Sprint Cup race at Talladega Sunday. That’s been a big topic of debate in these couple of days after the race. It’s something NASCAR is trying to prevent, but when you get cars going at nearly 200 mph only inches away from each other, no matter …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Brad Keselowski Drops Malachi Crunch on the Talladega Demo Derby for Second Win of the Season

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Who’s in the headline – Brad Keselowski won his first Cup race at Talladega in 2009. While he isn’t mentioned in the same breaths with Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt or Tony Stewart when plate racing prowess is discussed, the bottom line is he won his fourth plate race at Talladega on Sunday. Even though the …

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NASCAR Brings Perfect Talladega Storm Without A Drop of Rain

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Dark clouds covered the Talladega Superspeedway on a hot, humid Sunday, casting an ominous haze over the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series field. Moisture threatened to cover the field throughout the day, but the only particles to fly across the 2.66-mile oval were the myriad of debris sent flying from the many crashed cars. As it turned out, …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2016 Geico 500

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? OK, so Dale Earnhardt, Jr.  finished 40th, and that’s not usually praiseworthy, but he drove his car using just the steering column after the steering wheel came off in his hands. He had a moment of shock, then grabbed the column and held the car steady as he put the wheel …

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Carl Edwards Crashes, Collects Dale Earnhardt, Jr. at Talladega

Looking for his third victory in a row, Carl Edwards was involved in one of many nasty crashes during Sunday’s Geico 500. Edwards was running on the inside line through Turn 1 of the 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway when a flat tire sent his No. 19 ARRIS Toyota rocketing up the track. Unable to control his machine, …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., ‘Amelia’ Lost in Early Talladega Tussle

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Amelia’s return was short-lived. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was running 10th on lap 50 of Sunday’s Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway when he lost control of his machine off of Turn 2. The six-time Talladega winner crashed into the outside wall, taking Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kasey Kahne and Matt DiBenedetto with him. Driving ‘Amelia’, a car nicknamed …

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4 Burning Questions: Will the JGR Drivers Work Together in Talladega?

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Will Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Amelia Spell Another Plate Win on Sunday? Once said by literary critic John Churton Collins, “In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends.” No better words fit driver Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and the Hendrick Motorsports chassis No. 88-872 Chevrolet nicknamed Amelia after Amelia Earhart. Together, they …

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Friday Faceoff: Is the Bump-and-Run Acceptable?

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The spring short track season ended with a bump-and-run move at Richmond International Raceway when Carl Edwards moved teammate Kyle Busch out of his way en route to the win.  Is the bump and run for the win a legit move, or does it sink into the waters of dirty driving? Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: …

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