Race Weekend Central

Did You Notice?: BK Racing NASCAR Sale Underwhelming Compared To Other Sports

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Did You Notice? … How little a NASCAR sale of a charter is worth? After months of bids, a North Carolina court revealed the winning bid for BK Racing in bankruptcy court was $2.08 million. Front Row Motorsports will take over the charter and most other assets; two other teams purchased other, small portions to raise …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Would All-Star Package Lead To More Early Retirements?

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Last week was a very busy news week for NASCAR, headlined by the announcement by both Kasey Kahne and Elliott Sadler that they would retire at season’s end. There have been several drivers who have hung up the helmet at the top of their game the past few seasons. However, there is suspicion that NASCAR …

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5 Points to Ponder: Bristol is Back, Baby!

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ONE: Bristol is Back That’s right, I said it. Beginning with driver intros that were actually televised so fans could see the song choices and competitors had a rare opportunity to introduce themselves, the hype began. Obviously, some intros were more amusing than others as a handful of drivers brought their children along to do …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Just Like Old Times, Kurt Busch Wins Bristol

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Who’s in the headline Kurt Busch owned Bristol at one point in time. He won five races there from 2002 through 2006, including three straight in 2003 and 2004. Since his fifth win in 2006, he didn’t have a single runner-up finish. Busch ran in the top 10 the majority of the night and made …

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4 Burning Questions: Who Retired This Week?

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Who will drive the No. 95 next season? On Thursday (Aug. 16), Kasey Kahne announced his retirement from competing full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at season’s end. pic.twitter.com/0V0keaggcL — Kasey Kahne (@kaseykahne) August 16, 2018 Kahne, who will turn 39 next April, is the latest big name driver to retire in the …

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Frontstretch Podcast: The Kevin and Kyle Show & Silly Season Anticipation

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The latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast features the Frontstretch duo of Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discussing the positives and negatives of a crucial week in NASCAR this season. Kevin Harvick won his series-high seventh victory at Michigan International Speedway, though it was Austin Dillon that shined — recording his first top-five finish since winning the Daytona 500. The …

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Elliott Sadler to Retire From Racing Full-Time At End of 2018

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Elliott Sadler is calling it a career after 2018, the longtime driver announced on Wednesday. Sadler, who drives for JR Motorsports in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, will step away from racing full-time to focus on his family, he said in a statement released on his website. “After much consideration and many conversations with my family, …

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Elliott Sadler, Casey Roderick Lead XFINITY Practices at Iowa

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While the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and Camping World Truck Series compete at Pocono this weekend, the XFINITY Series has an introverted weekend with a return visit to Iowa Speedway for Saturday’s U.S. Cellular 250 presented by the Rasmussen Group (5 p.m. ET, NBCSN). Elliott Sadler and Casey Roderick led the pair of 50-minute …

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Pace Laps: Destruction & Heartbreak in Daytona

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Team Penske’s Poor Performance Daytona’s Coke Zero Sugar 400 didn’t move the needle on restrictor plate racing. But for those who love it? The race got your heart pumping for the better part of four hours. There was a first-time winner, Erik Jones, who made a thrilling green-white-checkered pass on …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Kyle Larson Sweeps Stages at Daytona, Heartbreak for Others

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Whenever Kyle Larson has strapped up for an XFINITY Series race in 2018, he’s been the clear-cut favorite. Friday’s (July 6) Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway was no different. Larson started the race from seventh position after qualifying got rained out, but it didn’t take long for him to surge the No. 42 car …

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