Race Weekend Central

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

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? If anyone thought that Tony Stewart was going to simply ride quietly into the sunset, he set them straight on Sunday, qualifying third and driving to his second top 10 of the year. Stewart’s struggles since his 2013 injury have been well-documented, but it’s hard to say that he doesn’t have a …

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Up To Speed: Joey Logano Enjoys Driving on the ‘Ragged Edge’

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After 14 races this season, there were two 2015 winners who had yet to win this season: Joey Logano and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. While it was surprising on the part of both drivers that neither had made it to Victory Lane, Logano’s winless season was arguably the most unfathomable considering he had a series-high six …

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Opinions on Downforce Package Lean Positive After Michigan

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As Joey Logano crossed the start-finish line to complete lap 200 of the Firekeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway, the first test of a new lower-downforce package for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series came to a close. The package, implemented for Michigan and the July 9 Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway, included a reduction …

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Joey Logano Scores First Win of 2016 in Ford’s Backyard

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Looking for a win to join teammate Brad Keselowski in the Chase, Joey Logano finished a complete weekend at Michigan International Speedway with a Coors Light Pole Award and a victory in Sunday’s Firekeepers Casino 400. Logano led the way for much of the day, pacing the field for 139 of the race’s 200 laps …

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Logano Surges to FireKeepers Casino 400 Pole

Photo: Zach Catanzareti

In Ford’s backyard, it’ll be Joey Logano – in a blue oval – leading the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series to the green flag in the Irish Hills of Michigan. Logano topped the final round of NSCS qualifying with a 199.557 mph lap to top Coors Light Pole Qualifying for Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan …

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Logano Paces Second Michigan XFINITY Practice

Team Penske’s No. 22 Ford has suffered a fair share of performance issues thus far in the 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series season. However, if Friday’s second practice at Michigan International Speedway is any sign, the team may be getting things back on track. An early 191.826 mph lap from Joey Logano topped the session for …

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Pace Laps: Downpours At Pocono While Chevy Dominates Detroit GP

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Sprint Cup: A Monday Afternoon Event in Pocono – Following nonstop rain, fog and misty conditions Sunday at Pocono Raceway, the Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 was pushed back to Monday at noon for the Sprint Cup Series field – standing as Pocono’s first postponement since 2009. The race will still be televised on FOX Sports …

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Brad Keselowski Leads Team Penske 1-2 Punch In Pocono Qualifying

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A familiar sight in American auto racing, Team Penske, has swept the front row once again in NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying. This time, it is Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano who ended up 1-2 for Sunday’s Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 at Pocono Raceway. Both previous Pocono winners, the duo finished ahead of Kevin Harvick, Matt …

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Joe Gibbs Racing Sweeps XFINITY Series Practice Sessions at Pocono

(Photo: Russell LaBounty NKP)

For the first time in XFINITY Series history, race cars logged laps on Pocono Raceway. Joe Gibbs Racing led the way, topping the charts in both practice sessions on Thursday. Practice One:  Defending Sprint Cup champion Kyle Busch led the opening practice at 170.171 mph, over a tenth of a second faster than his closest competition, …

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4 Burning Questions: Can a Rookie Win the Indianapolis 500?

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Will a first-timer win the Indy 500? Of the three monster races that fall on Memorial Day weekend every year, the biggest is, without argument, the Indianapolis 500. And for 2016, the 100th running of the classic race will see a 100 percent packed house for 200 of the fastest laps in motorsports. Joining the list of first-time …

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