Race Weekend Central

Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Spongebob Squarepants 400 at Kansas

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Who’s in the headline – The newest iteration of the Chase has made gambling much easier for those people who have a win or two under their belts. Saturday night, Jimmie Johnson put another notch in his as he stretched his fuel and tires to a victory. A late-race caution allowed Johnson and his No. …

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Kickin’ the Tires: What Does The Future Hold for Erik Jones?

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Erik Jones knew going into the SpongeBob SquarePants 400 that he was only guaranteed one shot at proving his Cup potential to the powers-that-be at Joe Gibbs Racing, because the return of Kyle Busch following his injury earlier this season is imminent. Apparently, the 18-year-old driver took his role to heart. He made every effort to impress the …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas

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Looking for the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How behind Sunday’s race? Amy Henderson has you covered each week with the answers to six race-day questions, covering all five Ws and even the H… the Big Six. Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Sometimes the driver who should win a race doesn’t, and …

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Up To Speed: Erik Jones Deserves Praise for Kansas Weekend Despite Disappointing Finish

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Sometimes it’s not your weekend… even when it looks like it will be. The weekend at Kansas Speedway was supposed to be huge for Erik Jones, who would be making his official NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut in the No. 18 Toyota, filling in for Kyle Busch who was injured in an Xfinity Series race earlier this season …

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Number Crunching: 2015 SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas

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We made it through the chaos last week and we are back to some normalcy this week. Over all our fantasy team made it out of Talladega relatively intact. We got burnt on the David Ragan pick but other than that, all is well that ends well. The race ended well for Dale Earnhardt Jr. …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas

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In a Nutshell: Matt Crafton survived a late-race fuel mileage fight with the leaders, including dominant driver of the day Erik Jones. Jones headed to pit road with only five laps to go after leading a total of 151 laps. Tyler Reddick initially inherited the lead, but ran out of gas a couple of laps …

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Erik Jones Wins the Pole for the 2015 Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas

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In his first weekend of doing double-duty between the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Camping World Truck Series, Erik Jones is off to quite the impressive start. The 18-year-old has won the pole for the Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway with a track record time of 30.101 seconds. Leading the field for the third …

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Kevin Harvick, Erik Jones Quickest in 2015 Spongebob Squarepants 400 Practices at Kansas

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The 1.5-mile tracks have been Kevin Harvick‘s strong suit since he joined Stewart-Haas Racing last year. This season has been no different for the reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion. Harvick was quickest in the first practice session of the day at Kansas Speedway, with a time of 28.306 seconds. His momentum continued to Happy Hour …

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NASCAR 101: 5 Drivers We Want to See in Cup Before the End of 2015

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Erik Jones makes his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut this weekend with a start at Kansas Speedway for Joe Gibbs Racing – that is, unless you count his partial race filling in for Denny Hamlin at Bristol Motor Speedway last month, and we’re not. His entrance into the Cup Series makes for what has already …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: They’re Your Top 10, But How Are They Really Doing?

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It’s finally here. After sitting dormant for the last six weeks, the Camping World Truck Series returns to action, this time at Kansas Speedway for a Friday night event. But can you name the last race winner without looking it up? I’ll save you the time: Joey Logano led 150 of 258 laps at Martinsville …

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