Race Weekend Central

Matt DiBenedetto a Bridesmaid Again, Settles for 2nd at Las Vegas

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Matt DiBenedetto flexed his muscles Sunday night (Sept. 29) in the South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The 29-year-old came up just short of his first NASCAR Cup Series career win, finishing second at the 1.5-mile track. He was close… but no cigar. DiBenedetto had a shot, restarting alongside winner Kurt Busch three …

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NASCAR 101: Most Wins in a Cup Season in the Modern Era

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With nine wins in the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season after his Bristol Motor Speedway victory last weekend, Kevin Harvick stands at the precipice of accomplishing something no driver has in well over a decade: a win column that breaks into the double digits. And with the way 2020 has gone for Harvick and the …

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Driver Vs. Driver: Rookies — Ryan Newman Vs. Jimmie Johnson

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Typically, expectations for NASCAR rookies are straightforward: log as many quality laps as possible, learn how to race tracks and other drivers, find good consistency, and anything else is gravy. In September, we take a look at some of the best rookie seasons from the 21st century. This week, we look at one of the …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol

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Who… should you be talking about after the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race? Kevin Harvick snagged his ninth NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season at Bristol Motor Speedway, but it didn’t come easy.  He absolutely earned the spoils, coming out on top of a great battle with Kyle Busch for the last 50 …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 Bass Pro Shops Night Race

Chase Elliott car All Star Race Bristol NKP

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NASCAR Cup Series drivers will embark to Bristol Motor Speedway for their third and final race in the Round of 16 on Saturday, Sept. 19. Get your NASCAR DraftKings rosters ready, it’s Bristol, baby! It’s the second race at Thunder Valley this year for the sport’s top division (or third if you count the All-Star …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Tyler Ankrum Previews Truck Playoffs, Long Green Flag Runs in Richmond

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Subscribe: iTunes In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss all the long green flag racing at Richmond Raceway across the three national touring series. Some hated it, while Albino and Neff enjoyed it. Brad Keselowski won the NASCAR Cup Series race in dominant fashion. Albino and Neff break down his chances of making …

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The Frontstretch 5: Non-Playoff Drivers Most Likely to Play the Spoiler

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With the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs underway, the rest of the field often gets overlooked.  Actually, that’s putting it mildly; they’re generally soundly ignored as the drivers in title contention battle it out each week. But there are drivers outside the playoffs with plenty to prove, and they’d love nothing more than to waltz in …

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Beside the Rising Tide: Short Takes & Short Tracks 

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Typically this time of year, things are quiet on the NASCAR news front as the sport and the country slowly begin emerging from the summer doldrums. As the long hot August summer afternoons give way to the earlier sunsets of September, leaves changing color and occasional morning chills punctuated by noisy flocks of Canadian geese …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Federated Auto Parts 400

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Who… should you be talking about after the Federated Auto Parts 400? Brad Keselowski predicted earlier in the week that he would win at Richmond Raceway. The 2012 Cup Series champion made good on his word Saturday night (Sept. 12). Keselowski led four times for a total of 192 laps in the Federated Auto Parts …

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4 Burning Questions: NASCAR Is Doing What In California?

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They’re doing what to Fontana? This week, after The Athletic broke the news, NASCAR confirmed that they are pursuing plans to effectively turn the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California into a half-mile short track. The course looks to be a hybrid of all three of the current NASCAR Cup Series short tracks in …

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