Race Weekend Central

Martin Truex Jr., Jimmie Johnson And Others To Start From Rear in First Data 500

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Martin Truex Jr.‘s quest to defend his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title faces a setback today (Oct. 28) at Martinsville Speedway. The 2017 champion failed post-qualifying inspection and will forfeit his sixth place starting spot for the First Data 500. Truex will start the race in 33rd instead. Nine-time Martinsville winner Jimmie Johnson also …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Kyle Larson Beats the Heat Coming from Back

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On Saturday morning, Kyle Larson won the pole for the Overton’s 300 at Chicagoland Speedway. However, he had to start from the rear after the No. 42 team saw a puncture in the right front tire. It didn’t take long for Larson to get to the front. With a caution-free first stage, the No. 42 …

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3 Cup Teams, 2 XFINITY Teams Receive L1 Penalties Following Dover

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Following the post-Dover teardowns at NASCAR’s R&D Centers, the No. 3 Richard Childress Racing team, the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing team, and the No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing team all received L1-level penalties. The N0. 14 and No. 19 teams each violated rules related to the rear windows. Dover runner-up finisher Clint Bowyer‘s window did …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Jeb Burton Looking to Get Career Back on Track

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Five years ago, Jeb Burton looked like he was going to be one of NASCAR’s next big stars. Now, the 25-year-old is just trying to get his career back on the right track. Burton ran his first full-time season in a NASCAR national touring series in 2013 with Turner-Scott Motorsports. In 22 Camping World Truck …

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Entry List: OneMain Financial 200

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Dover International Speedway hosts the fourth and final edition of the XFINITY Dash 4 Cash this Saturday.  As a result, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regulars are once again not allowed to compete. 41 teams are currently entered in the OneMain Financial 200, meaning that one team will have to go home without the pleasure …

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Richard Childress Racing Names Drivers of Third XFINITY Series Car

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Back at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Richard Childress, owner of Richard Childress Racing confirmed to Frontstretch that its XFINITY Series program would be scaling back from five to three full-time teams. On Wednesday, five drivers were announced to the driver lineup of the famed No. 3 machine. Childress’ grandsons Austin and Ty Dillon will make up the bulk of …

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Jeb Burton Joins Young’s Motorsports for Martinsville

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After more than a month out of a racecar, NASCAR “young gun” Jeb Burton has found his next opportunity within the sport. The son of Daytona 500 winner Ward Burton will compete for Young’s Motorsports in the Camping World Truck Series at Martinsville Speedway on Oct. 28. Friday, Young’s Motorsports confirmed that Burton will be piloting …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Kyle Busch Cruises to Another Bristol Victory

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When Kyle Busch claimed his fifth career XFINITY Series pole Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway, he was the odds-on favorite to take the checkered flag. Busch dominated, leading 186 of 300 laps and winning the opening stage in commanding fashion after fighting off Justin Allgaier over the first 50 circuits. But when the No. 18 …

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Lilly Diabetes 250 Entry List

The NASCAR XFINITY Series heads to the famed Brickyard this weekend as Indianapolis Motor Speedway will host the sixth annual Lilly Diabetes 250 on Saturday afternoon. There are 40 cars on the preliminary entry list for the event around the 2.5-mile facility, meaning the field will be full and zero teams will be sent home packing when …

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XFINITY Breakdown: William Byron Goes Back-to-Back, Wins Daytona

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Prior to last Saturday’s XFINITY Series event at Iowa Speedway, William Byron was still trying to prove himself, though the No. 9 team sat third in the championship standings. Seven days later, the 19-year-old is a two-time winner in NASCARs top preliminary division. Byron started the Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway from the …

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