Race Weekend Central

The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2016 Hellmann’s 500

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? During most race broadcasts, you don’t hear much about about half the field, and during the Chase? Forget it.  Unless a driver is in the Chase or spoiling the Chase for a driver in the playoffs, you’ll be hard pressed to see hide or hair of them. That was …

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Joey Logano Wins Elimination Race in Talladega

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For the second straight time in the Chase race at Talladega Superspeedway, Joey Logano grabbed the win after holding off rookie Brian Scott in the final laps. Earning his second win of 2016, Logano advances to the Round of 8 after entering the Alabama track in a tie for the final advance spot. Brian Scott, …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not: NASCAR’s Kansas Clutch Edition

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When you think about how a clutch works for a vehicle, when a driver pushes it down, while at the same time shifting gears and accelerating, most of the time it means it’s go time. That’s the case at this point in the season for the Sprint Cup Series. It’s go time and the teams …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2016 Hollywood Casino 400

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Intermediate tracks like Kansas are rarely kind to lesser-funded single-car teams, but this week, one of those teams broke up the party at the front for much of the weekend, including late in the race. AJ Allmendinger had a fast car, as evidenced by his 10th-place start, and …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: Charlotte’s Wild-Card Edition

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The first race in the second round of the Chase took place Sunday at Charlotte, and while some of the 12 Chase teams escaped with good finishes, others have a lot of work to do in the next two races if they want to reach the round of eight. While it’s not uncommon to hear …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Messy Weather, Messy NBC NASCAR Coverage

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Last weekend was a mess for NBC Sports and NASCAR in general.  Both races scheduled for last weekend were postponed due to rains from Hurricane Matthew.  Friday was a complete washout with heavy rains, while Saturday saw the race called early enough that some were openly wondering why.  However, drizzle continued well into the night …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2016 Bank of America 500

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? There was a time when losing a lap for an unscheduled pit stop and a pit road penalty would have meant a meltdown from Kyle Busch.  But that time is past, and those problems, along with a piece of an 11-car pileup and subsequent repairs, didn’t rattle Busch, who …

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Joey Logano Takes XFINITY Win at Charlotte

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As the 12-driver XFINITY Series Chase turned into eight following Sunday’s Drive For The Cure 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, it was Joey Logano who took the trophy home. Holding off dominant Kyle Larson in the closing laps, Logano grabbed his second win of 2016, second at Charlotte and 27th of his XFINITY career. “What …

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4 Burning Questions: Who Wins Charlotte – Joey Logano or Martin Truex, Jr.?

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Who Wins Charlotte, Joey Logano or Martin Truex, Jr.? If you add up the numbers 78 and 22, what do you get? The score that both Martin Truex, Jr. and Joey Logano have at Charlotte Motor Speedway as of late. How can it not be a 100 percent? Truex, who has won three of the …

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