Race Weekend Central

NASCAR Mailbox: How Does Racing This Season Compare to Previous Seasons?

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The racing throughout the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series has provided us with some of the best races we have seen in the last several seasons. The summer stretch has given us some new winners, and we have seen some drivers step up their game as we near the Playoffs. Is this better racing …

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Pace Laps: Kevin Harvick’s Dominance & Justin Allgaier’s Career Year

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: No Circumstances? No Problem for Kevin Harvick Much like Austin Cindric did on Saturday in Mid-Ohio, Kevin Harvick straight up put on a clinic. The only difference between the two was that Harvick landed in Victory Lane while circumstances and a late-race pass for the lead put Justin Allgaier in …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Justin Allgaier Spins to Win at Mid-Ohio

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Since returning to the XFINITY Series full-time in 2016, Justin Allgaier has always been in contention to win a road course race. On Saturday (Aug. 11), the No. 7 team delivered, stamping his third race win of the season, this time at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Allgaier, who does have one previous road course win …

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Joey Logano Reaches Career Milestone With XFINITY Victory at The Glen

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Usually, “it’s not where you start, it’s where you finish” is applicable in racing. But on Saturday afternoon, where you started is exactly where you finished if your name is Joey Logano. The Middletown, Conn. native won the Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International on Saturday afternoon (Aug. 4) from the pole after leading a …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Justin Allgaier is Winning for Family

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Justin Allgaier is having a career-year for JR Motorsports, and the best part about it for him is he’s doing it for his family. Allgaier, 32, is in his eighth full-time season as a NASCAR XFINITY Series regular, though his third for JRM. Through 19 races this season, the No. 7 team has a pair …

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5 Points to Ponder: Scary Darrell Wallace Wreck Nothing New for Pocono

(Photo: Tom Bowles)

ONE: Pocono Raceway’s Hard Wrecks NASCAR nation breathed a sigh of relief when Darrell Wallace Jr. emerged unscathed from a scary Pocono wreck Sunday (July 29). But those gasps? They’re nothing new at a triangular-shaped track known for hard crashes. In a different era, this race ended Bobby Allison’s career when the Hall-of-Famer blew a tire …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBCSN’s Kentucky NASCAR Broadcasts Earn Mixed Reviews, Ratings Decline

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Kentucky Speedway, the spot of the latest NBCSN NASCAR telecast, has been an enigma for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.  The track was in heavy demand to be added to the Cup schedule for much of the first 10 years it was open.  Then, once they finally got a date, there was the traffic …

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Cole Custer Secures Fourth Career XFINITY Series Pole At Kentucky

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Cole Custer has been plenty fast this season in NASCAR XFINITY Series qualifying. Before he earned the pole three months ago at Bristol, Custer had never won one in the sport’s second-tier division. Now? He’s got four of them. Custer earned the top spot for Friday night’s (July 13) ALSCO 300 at Kentucky Speedway. He …

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Kyle Larson Wins Fourth Career Pole for XFINITY Race at Chicago

Though the speed wasn’t there for Kyle Larson during yesterday’s practice sessions, he posted the fastest lap during the final round of qualifying to earn his fourth career pole in the XFINITY Series. Larson turned a 173.796-mph lap to put his No. 42 ENEOS Chevrolet Camaro on top during the final round. Tyler Reddick gave Larson …

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