Race Weekend Central

Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kevin Harvick Slathers Competition in Kansas

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Who’s in the headline Kevin Harvick continues to confirm the belief that Ford is the manufacturer to beat in 2018 in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. For the fifth time in 12 races, Harvick was in Victory Lane. He started the year with three wins in a row after the Daytona 500 and has now …

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Darrell Wallace Jr. Running Double Duty at Kansas

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Darrell Wallace Jr. will pull double duty this weekend at Kansas Speedway. Wallace will compete in both the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events. He’ll pilot the No. 20 Andy’s Frozen Custard Chevrolet Silverado for Young’s Motorsports in the 37 Kind Days 250, the organization announced on Tuesday (May …

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Darrell Wallace Jr. Adds 6-Race Sponsorship from World Wide Technology

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Darrell Wallace Jr. and Richard Petty Motorsports have filled out six more races of sponsorship for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule. The team announced Tuesday (May 1) that World Wide Technology will adorn Wallace’s No. 43 for six races in 2018. As part of the partnership, the company has been named the …

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5 Points To Ponder: Talladega Teamwork Carries Joey Logano, Ford

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ONE: Fords Fight To The Front At A Plate Race… Again Joey Logano won the battle Sunday (April 29) at Talladega, but Fords won the war. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race was a master class in a manufacturer sticking together in order to keep their place at the front. Team Penske was first …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NASCAR Drivers Only Broadcast Shines

Joey Logano leading a quiet race (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Talladega brings all kinds of unusual instances.  This year, we got drivers in the booth, Darrell Waltrip apparently not being in on a joke and wheelies.  By Talladega standards, it was quirky, but not insane. Before we get into the Alabama adventure, there’s some TV news of note.  On Monday, IMSA and NBC Sports jointly …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: GEICO 500

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NASCAR heads to Talladega Superspeedway this weekend for the GEICO 500. The 2.66-mile track is the largest one on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule. Enter the $5 Frontstretch GEICO 500 NASCAR contest for your chance to win! The edge-of-your-seat excitement produced by restrictor plate racing is paired with a great new fantasy game …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Bristol

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series made its first stop in “Thunder Valley” for the Food City 500 on Sunday. The race began as the threat of rain continued to loom, and precipitation interfered with the race three times on Sunday, creating what looked like a long day at the Bristol Motor Speedway. After a …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kyle Busch Wins Bristol Two-Day Marathon

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Who’s in the headline Kyle Busch is the winningest active driver at Bristol Motor Speedway. He grabbed the win today to make it two in a row in 2018 and two in a row at Bristol. Busch led a race high five times for 117 laps, second only to Kyle Larson. Brad Keselowski won the …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2018 Food City 500

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Who…gets my shoutout of the race? Still don’t think Darrell Wallace Jr. is the real deal?  Were you watching Monday? Wallace’s 16th-place finish is absolutely not indicative of the day he had, at one point powering his No. 43 past the likes of Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski. That put him up front where he …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Deals with Weather Woes Once Again in Bristol

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The 2018 racing season has been a tricky one to handle.  Weather has been an issue darn near every week.  The Food City 500 started early on Sunday, then was stopped after 204 laps and pushed to Monday.  Brutal. Food City 500 As announced Saturday, NASCAR moved the start of the Food City 500 up …

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