Race Weekend Central

Friday Faceoff: Can Harvick Four-Peat?

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

Kevin Harvick has now won three races in a row, becoming the third driver over 40 years old to accomplish the feat. He’s going for four in a row this upcoming weekend in Fontana. Can he do it? Mark Howell: Harvick has won at Auto Club Speedway before (in 2011), so we know he’s capable of …

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The Black Flag Continues to Cause Controversy at Daytona

(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

One of the forgotten flags of NASCAR came back with a vengeance at Speedweeks 2018. There have now been four times in the last week of racing at Daytona International Speedway where the black flag has waved to deeply hurt a strong contender. It all started with the Advance Auto Parts Clash. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Tyler Reddick Wins 5-Overtime Thriller

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Saturday’s Powershares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway in the NASCAR XFINITY Series will go down as an instant classic, and seemingly never-ending race, as Tyler Reddick crossed the finish line first in the fifth overtime. Reddick led 10 laps on the afternoon, most of which came during the 23-lap overtime stretch. The No. 9 …

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Tyler Reddick Inches By Elliott Sadler in Daytona XFINITY Photo Finish

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They say racing truly is a matter of inches. Tyler Reddick and Elliott Sadler proved it Saturday afternoon in the Powershares QQQ 300. A five-overtime thriller at Daytona International Speedway ended in a drag race for the NASCAR XFINITY Series season opener. As the crowd roared, Reddick bested Sadler to the line in a photo finish. …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Keeping Up With a Busy Off-Season

(Photo: Matthew Thacker / NKP)

Another off-season has come and gone and the XFINITY Series is set to take to the high banks of Daytona this Saturday. As prestigious as the World Center of Racing is, the race that opens the season doesn’t tell the fans how the season is going to turn out. 2017 was dominated by Joe Gibbs …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Cole Custer Earns 1st Victory, William Byron Captures Title

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Saturday’s Ford EcoBoost 300 was the Cole Custer show — everyone else was second-class. The driver of the No. 00 grabbed the lead for the first time shortly after lap 10 and put on a quite the battle with Tyler Reddick for the race lead until lap 60. Right after the beginning of the second …

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Elliott Sadler: This Is The Biggest Disappointment In My Career

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

As soon as Elliott Sadler parked his car on pit road, a shouting match began between himself and Ryan Preece. The fury in Sadler’s eyes said it all as he didn’t even second-guess his actions. “Who is he racing?” Sadler angrily asked. “He just gave me a lack of respect.” And so it went as another …

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Cole Custer Wins 1st Race, William Byron Takes XFINITY Title in Homestead

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The NASCAR XFINITY Series championship came down to an epic battle between teammates. In the end, the youngster edged out the veteran as William Byron won the series title at age 19. “This is an incredible feeling,” Byron said. “I’m just very thankful for everyone who made it happen.” But it all happened behind Cole …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Previewing the Championship

William Byron celebrating at Phoenix (photo: Logan Whitton / NKP)

Now that 32 races are in the books, and thousands of miles have run, the Championship 4 for the XFINITY Series championship is set following last weekend’s race at Phoenix International Raceway. That means that by the end of the week, there will be at least one new champion in NASCAR. The trio of JR …

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