Race Weekend Central

Frontstretch Podcast: Ross Chastain Talks Trucks Win, Brad Keselowski Steals Victory In Cup

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss an entertaining weekend of racing at Kansas Speedway that saw Brad Keselowski victorious at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series level, taking the win from Alex Bowman late. Bowman became the first driver in NASCAR history to have three consecutive runner-up finishes without a win. …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Corey LaJoie Talks Thrilling Talladega Weekend

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the frantic Talladega Superspeedway weekend that arguably saw one of the best superspeedway races in a long time. It must be that the new rules package worked well, right? The Chevrolet brigade teamed up to sweep all three stages at Talladega, including Chase Elliott getting …

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Bubba Wallace to compete in Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway

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Bubba Wallace will drive the No. 22 AM Racing Chevrolet in the Vankor 350 at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday, March 29. This will be Wallace’s second NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series start of the 2019 season. He will join Kyle Busch as the two Cup Series regulars to compete in this race. This guy …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 Daytona 500

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The Headline(s): Joe Gibbs Racing and Toyota took the horses out to the beach at Daytona and shot them between the eyes. The organization swept the podium as Denny Hamlin scored his second career Daytona 500 victory. It was the first podium sweep of the Daytona 500 by any team since 1997. BOWLES: Denny Hamlin …

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Juniors Martin Truex, Bubba Wallace Top Saturday Daytona 500 Practices

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series took to the Daytona high banks for two practice sessions Saturday afternoon (Feb. 9) that kicked off practice for the Great American Race. Martin Truex Jr. topped the first Daytona 500 session charts as the leader of a Joe Gibbs Racing train that opted for drafting practice. Last year’s Daytona 500 …

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2018 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Darrell Wallace Jr.

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There were high hopes for Darrell Wallace Jr., heading into the 2018 season. Following a 2017 substitute role filling in for an injured Aric Almirola that saw consistently improved finishes, and the No. 43 getting up front again at Daytona in July, many were poised for a break out year. Things got off to a …

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The Underdog House: Wrapping Up NASCAR’s Small Teams For 2018

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Think Small If there is a lesson to be learned from the 2018 season and the underdog teams, it’s that the right combination of team and driver is everything. Perhaps the biggest example is one of a small-team driver moving into fully-funded equipment and flourishing, as Aric Almirola has when he moved from Richard Petty …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Should Homestead Forever Have the Honor of Hosting the Season Finale?

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Every season since 2002, Homestead-Miami Speedway has hosted championship weekend, providing some of the best racing on the NASCAR circuit.  Should Homestead always host the season finale or would it be better to have tracks bid to host the championship?  Is there a better track for a championship race, or is it the perfect site …

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Survival Key for Darrell Wallace Jr.’s 3rd Career Top 10 Finish

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On lap 270 of Sunday’s race, everything changed for everyone in the field. Darrell Wallace Jr.‘s race changed also. Wallace, who was the only driver to adorn a branch of the U.S. Military as a primary sponsor, pushed his way through the field and was able to tally his third top 10 finish of 2018 …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kevin Harvick Fires Warning Shot with Domination in Texas

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Who’s in the headline Kevin Harvick has had the fastest car nearly every weekend this season. The Achilles heel for the team is that they routinely shoot themselves in the foot through pit road miscues. When they don’t, they dominate, which is what happened at Texas on Sunday. Harvick led over half of the laps …

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