Race Weekend Central

Ryan Blaney After Indy Loss: “It’s My Fault”

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As Ryan Blaney came to the white flag in Saturday’s Lilly Diabetes 250, it appeared that he was going to claim a career-defining win at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Veteran Kyle Busch ran right in Blaney’s slipstream, but all Blaney had to do was avoid a mistake and he would go to victory lane. …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Indy Be a Race to Remember?

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Eldora has come and gone, and with its passing, we hit the back half of NASCAR’s summer stretch before autumn rolls around and the Chase begins. The dirt race was once again a show to remember, and it serves as a bright spot in the overall NASCAR schedule, sandwiched in between two Sprint Cup races …

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Carl Edwards Fastest in Rain-Shortened Final Practice in New Hampshire

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For the third week in a row, rain has affected the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. This time, it shortened what was scheduled to be a 55-minute final practice session for the 43 teams. In the time that teams were able to get on the track, the leader board looked very familiar. Joe Gibbs Racing’s Carl …

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Kevin Harvick Fastest in 1st Saturday Sprint Cup Practice at New Hampshire

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Kevin Harvick, looking for his first win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway since the opening race of the Chase in 2006, showed how fast his No. 4 Jimmy John’s Chevrolet was, putting himself fastest on the leaderboard in the opening practice on Saturday. Harvick’s time of 28.834 seconds (132.094 mph) was the fastest in the …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not: 2015 Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Edition

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If you’re into endurance events, then the Sunday night/Monday morning race at Daytona was just for you. The drivers finally got the command to start their engines just before 11:30 p.m. Whether it was better to have a late-night/super early morning race or a Monday event just depends on your schedule, but here’s hoping you …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 Up-And-Coming Drivers in Stock Car Racing

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The Sprint Cup Series might have had the weekend off, but the Frontstretch Power Rankings didn’t take a break. This week, we are featuring the top up-and-coming drivers in stock car competition. It’s hard to argue that racing does not have a bright future with the number of drivers emerging from local tracks, earning opportunities …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Owens Corning AttiCat 300 at Chicagoland

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Lean, mean, black and green for the second straight weekend. The No. 54 Toyota raced back into Victory Lane once again. At Michigan, it was Kyle Busch earning the victory, but this weekend’s standalone event at Chicagoland Speedway belonged to rookie Erik Jones. The 19-year-old driver for Joe Gibbs Racing led a race-high 94 laps …

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Erik Jones Makes it a Weekend Sweep With 2015 Owens Corning Atticat 300 Win at Chicagoland

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Break out the broom. Erik Jones won the NASCAR Xfinity Series Owens Corning AttiCat 300 at Chicagoland Speedway by a handy margin over Ryan Blaney. The Joe Gibbs Racing development driver, who won the Truck Series race at Iowa Speedway Friday night, took over the top spot with 10 laps to go in his No. …

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Kevin Harvick Quickest in Friday’s 2015 Quicken Loans 400 Practice at Michigan

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After dominating every practice session at Pocono Raceway, Kevin Harvick is back on top of the charts at Michigan. The reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) champion was quickest in the lone Cup practice on Friday at Michigan International Speedway, posting a time of 35.557 seconds. Joey Logano was second on the charts, posting a lap 0.156 seconds …

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JDRF, Motorcraft Quick Lane Announce Car Design Contest Winner

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Maryn Winters, an eight-year-old from Basehor, Kansas has been chosen as the winner in a car-designing contest put on by JDRF and Motorcraft Quick Lane. Winters has been battling type 1 diabetes since the age of four. As you can see above, Winters’s design features key meanings throughout the paint scheme and includes children holding …

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