NASCAR Race Weekend Central

2018 Xfinity Series Review: Midpack Teams


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While all eyes were focused on teams in the playoffs, some of the best racing in the field came in the middle of the Xfinity Series field, where teams are scrounging for positions, knowing that an additional finishing position could be the difference in getting an extra set of tires or more sponsorship the following …

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Suspensions Handed Out after Kyle Busch’s Pit Miscue

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NASCAR released the weekly penalty report from last weekend’s races at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Wednesday (Feb. 28).  The most notable penalties handed down came in the Camping World Truck Series. Kyle Busch Motorsports’ No. 4 team had an untimely pit miscue on its final stop on Saturday, which resulted in a penalty. According to …

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2017 NASCAR Cup Team Review: MBM Motorsports


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2017 was like a puzzle for MBM Motorsports in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Carl Long had to find the pieces and put them together in order to create a Cup team capable of making the 40-car field each week. It all began after the team, a full-time XFINITY Series effort, purchased an old …

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The Underdog House: Small NASCAR Teams Still Fighting Hard

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Think Small With just one race to go in 2017, it’s been a mixed bag of a season for the sport’s smaller teams.  Furniture Row Racing has set the gold standard for them. It’s taken a one-car, outsider organization to the top echelon of NASCAR’s elite teams within five years. That’s a model others can …

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Entry List: 2017 AAA Texas 500

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For this Sunday’s AAA Texas 500, there are 40 cars entered.  As a result, no one will fail to qualify.  All 40 teams that attempted Martinsville will be in the field. There are a couple of driver changes of note.  Joey Gase will drive the No. 7 Chevrolet for Tommy Baldwin Racing (run by Premium …

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Eyes on XFINITY: David Starr, Underdog Story of the Year


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For small race teams, it’s hard to move toward the front. The lack of funding, resources and people make it almost impossible for a small team to battle for victory at almost every race track. However, restrictor plate racing at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway evens the playing field, allowing for potential Cinderella stories. That kind …

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At 49, David Starr Is Not Eyeing Retirement

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In a series like the NASCAR XFINITY Series where youthful up-and-comers often trump experience, David Starr is one champion of the latter. Despite a recent surge of young talent coming through NASCAR’s No. 2 series, Starr is one of the most experienced drivers in the Saturday fields, with 105 XFINITY starts, 317 in the Camping World …

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Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin Among Teams Warned After Bristol Violations

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With the recent laser inspection issues the past few weeks, NASCAR has yet again handed down multiple infractions to teams across the Sprint Cup and XFINITY series. Wednesday’s penalty listing for the Sprint Cup Series included a first warning issued to Denny Hamlin‘s Joe Gibbs Racing team, along with teammate Kyle Busch‘s fourth written warning …

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David Starr To Drive For RSS Racing For Remainder Of Season

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David Starr, RSS Racing and Massimo Motor Sports announced Thursday that Starr would be in the No. 93 Chevrolet for the rest of the NASCAR XFINITY Series season, beginning with the July 1st race at Daytona. Starr, 48, will be racing in a NASCAR national touring series for the first time since being released from TriStar …

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