NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Friday Faceoff: Will Taking Away Wins Serve Its Intended Purpose?

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For the first time in over 20 years, NASCAR disqualified a race winner following post race inspection. Will it deter teams from pushing the envelope too much? Frank Velat: Not likely. There’s too much to be gained with a win. Al Niece had a less than enthusiastic response to the team getting bustedm but I get the …

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Pace Laps: Michigan Monsoon Makes For Monday NASCAR Racing

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Monday Race At Michigan Michigan International Speedway faced Mother Nature’s wrath a second straight year. Sunday’s (June 9) 2019 FireKeepers Casino 400 was postponed by rain and rescheduled for Monday at 5 p.m. ET. All the action will be covered live after Women’s World Cup Soccer action on FOX Sports …

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Paul Menard Wins LTi Printing 250 Pole At Michigan

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Paul Menard won the pole for the LTi Printing 250 at Michigan International Speedway with a time of 37.237 seconds (193.356 miles per hour). He will lead the NASCAR Xfinity Series field to the green flag later today (Saturday, June 8) in Team Penske’ part-time No. 12 Ford. It is Menard’s second career Xfinity Series …

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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: 2019 Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 at Toledo

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At the front of the field, Sunday’s Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 was a predictable affair. Venturini Motorsports won the pole courtesy of Michael Self, but it only took 14 laps for Chandler Smith to reestablish a stranglehold on the race lead and run away from the field, cruising to his first ARCA Menard’s Series win …

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Richard Childress Racing Signs Joe Graf Jr. to Xfinity Ride, Marketing Deal

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Richard Childress Racing announced Friday morning (April 26) that the team has signed ARCA Menards Series regular Joe Graf Jr. to a relatively unusual deal. The Bergen County, N.J.. resident will drive the team’s No. 21 Chevrolet in selected races, starting with Michigan International Speedway in June. In addition, Graf will work as a marketing …

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Ty Majeski Set for Limited Schedule with Chad Bryant Racing


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Ty Majeski will return to the ARCA Menards Series starting at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May with Chad Bryant Racing. Majeski will pilot the No. 22 Ford Fusion for a limited campaign that includes Pocono, Michigan, Chicago and the season finale at Kansas. He will share the ride with Corey Heim, who posted a fifth-place …

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ARCA Breakdown: 2019 Pensacola 200

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After finishing outside the top 10 in his last three short track starts, the last place Michael Self wanted to have to rebound from a disastrous season opener at Daytona was another short track.  But 200 laps later, Self’s proclamation of “sucking at short track racing” proved false, as Venturini Motorsports’ No. 25 pulled into …

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Teddy Roosevelt and Stock Car Racing: A Corollary


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Teddy Roosevelt once said, “It is not the critic who counts. Not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, …

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