Race Weekend Central

Up To Speed: Matt Kenseth Wouldn’t Have Spun Joey Logano

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Who needs a “Game 7” moment? Kansas Speedway was only the fifth of 10 Chase races and arguably the most dramatic moment of the season has taken place. No one was surprised to see Joey Logano or Matt Kenseth at the front of the field at Kansas Speedway. Logano was the previous week’s winner at …

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Frontstretch Fantasy Insider: 2015 Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas

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The drivers are at Kansas this week and it appears that much like last week the Penske team is at the top of their game. Kansas is another mile-and-a-half track, and the scheduled distance for Sundays race is 400 miles, so that means we’ll be looking to identify the lap leaders with maybe a little back …

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NASCAR 101: Which Chaser Can Win Kansas?

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Let’s be frank: This weekend is the last normal chance for a driver to win his way into the Chase for the Sprint Cup’s penultimate round. And you already know what I mean. Next weekend, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will descend upon Talladega Superspeedway in the final race of the Contender Round before NASCAR lops off …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Bank of America 500 at Charlotte

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If Kevin Harvick is the championship favorite, Joey Logano is the “sleeper”… or at least he was. After a dominating performance last weekend in Charlotte Motor Speedway, if anyone had forgotten about the 25-year-old driver as a potential championship contender, they certainly are looking at him now. Though Harvick mounted a strong charge, he wasn’t …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Kasey Kahne Becomes Newest Father in NASCAR

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I officially became a dad at 1:11 AM to Tanner Lee Kahne. Mom and tanner are doing great. On no sleep but we can't put this little guy down — Kasey Kahne (@kaseykahne) October 13, 2015 Kasey Kahne became the newest father in the world of NASCAR on Tuesday. Kahne shared the news on his …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Scheduling Vegas and David Ragan?

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Joey Logano‘s hot rod was flat out fast on Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Bank of America 500. The No. 22 Shell/Penzoil Ford Fusion now sits atop the points standings in the Chase and is locked into the Eliminator Round. It’s only the first race of this round of the postseason, but already drivers 10 …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Edition

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It was sort of back to the beginning again for the 12 drivers who advanced to the second round of the Chase. It just means what they did to make into the final 12, didn’t hold any water when it comes to trying to make the final eight. And already, after one rain-delayed race, there …

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5 Points to Ponder: Ryan Blaney’s Big Day Balanced By Matt Kenseth’s Nightmare

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ONE: The Importance of Kansas This Sunday afternoon, for the second time of asking in 2015, we head to Kansas Speedway for race number five in the 10-race playoff sequence. The race will also double as number two of three in the second of four segments (which sounds more like a math problem than a …

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Beside the Rising Tide: New NASCAR Excitement Manufactured Daily

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“Curiouser and curiouser” as our old friend Alice might have said during her field trip down the rabbit hole. (And trust me, me and Alice spent a lot of time together during my hard partying years. Go ask Alice.) Even while the races themselves have become as tepid as clambakes at a Tupperware sales conventions …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Bank of America 500 at Charlotte

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Who’s in the headline – For the third week in a row, a driver led more than half of the laps in a race, and for the second week in a row that driver won. Joey Logano took the lead on lap 77 of the event and, outside of pit-stop cycles under green flags, Logano …

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