Race Weekend Central

The Underdog House: Open for Business

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Every Underdog Has His Day With the thunder of NASCAR engines once again disturbing the peace along International Speedway Blvd in Daytona Beach, the 2019 season is officially underway. The underdogs are back in action and each seeking to taste a little success. What success really means is as varied as the independent teams themselves, …

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Entry List: Daytona 500

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The entry list for the 61st Daytona 500 has been released, and there’s a lot of changes for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. 42 cars are on the final version of the entry list. A maximum of 40 cars will take the green flag on race day. Old faces in new places …

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The Underdog House: Exposing the NASCAR Competition Gap at Texas

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Think Small Martinsville Speedway sure feels like a long time ago for the underdogs of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Following what was an uplifting weekend for some at the half-mile, the back half of the series came to Texas Motor Speedway. The 1.5-miler gave us the best non-plate race for the underdogs all …

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Parker Kligerman Discusses the Hardships of NASCAR

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For the past decade, Parker Kligerman has been on the stock car radar, including a nine-win ARCA season in 2009. Since then, he’s seen it all. Kligerman, 28, competed full-time in the Camping World Truck Series in 2011 and 2012, recording a victory at Talladega Superspeedway with Red Horse Racing. In 2013, he ran ninth …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Brendan Gaughan’s Energetic Addition to NBCSN NASCAR Coverage

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Split weekends can cause some problems for NASCAR TV partners as their resources get stretched. NBC was no different. Some people went to Iowa while others went to Pocono, expanding a crew with additions that don’t cover the sport full-time. Regardless, viewers got 600-plus miles of racing over the weekend.  Both of them were quite …

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Tracking the Trucks: Ben Rhodes Scores Hometown Win in Kentucky

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In a Nutshell: Ben Rhodes scored ThorSport Racing’s first victory since switching manufacturers in Thursday night’s Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway. Rhodes capitalized on a 74-lap green flag run and a late pit road call for fuel only to score his first win of the 2018 season over Stewart Friesen. “This …

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Entry List: Coke Zero Sugar 400

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This weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Daytona International Speedway for the second time this season on Saturday, July 7. 41 cars are on the preliminary entry list, and there are several changes to note. StarCom Racing will field two cars this weekend.  Joey Gase will pilot the No. 00 while Landon …

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Parker Kligerman Running at Sonoma with Gaunt Brothers Racing

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Part-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team Gaunt Brothers Racing announced Thursday (June 14) that their No. 96 Toyota Camry will be running at Sonoma Raceway next weekend with Parker Kligerman behind the wheel. Kligerman ran at Charlotte with the team in the Coca-Cola 600, finishing a respectable 27th of 40 cars. “We’re happy to …

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Entry List: Coca-Cola 600

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This weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns to the Charlotte Motor Speedway for the longest race of the season, the Coca-Cola 600.  41 cars are on this week’s entry list, meaning that one team will go home without racing for the first time this season. Matt Kenseth returns to the No. 6 car …

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Entry List: North Carolina Education Lottery 200

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For Friday night’s Camping World Truck Series North Carolina Education Lottery 200, there are currently 38 trucks entered.  As a result, there will be six teams that will be forced to retreat without racing. The biggest change of the week is that Todd Gilliland is now the full-time driver of the No. 4 for Kyle …

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