Race Weekend Central

Thinkin’ Out Loud: The Magic Mile Puts on a Show as Kevin Harvick Scores 6th Win

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Who’s in the headline Momma, there is that man again. For the sixth time this season, Kevin Harvick made the right moves down the stretch to garner him the track position that he needed. He capitalized on that good fortune to make a late race bump and run to move from deep in the field …

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Ryan Newman Scores Season-Best Sixth at New Hampshire

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New Hampshire Motor Speedway has always been one of Ryan Newman‘s best racetracks. In Sunday’s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301, he got his season back on track. The No. 31 car took the green flag from 18th starting position, and remained in the mid-teens through the first half of the race. At the end of stage …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Chase Briscoe Wins Series Return at Eldora Speedway

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In a Nutshell: In his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start since winning last year’s season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Chase Briscoe won the Eldora Dirt Derby by mere inches over his ThorSport Racing teammate Grant Enfinger. The driver of the No. 27 Ford survived utilized a flurry of late-race cautions to put himself …

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Ryan Newman Driving at Eldora for Jordan Anderson Racing

Ryan Newman in the garage at Chicagoland Speedway, September 2017. Photo: NKP

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Ryan Newman will make his return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series next week in the Eldora Dirt Derby (July 18) at Eldora Speedway, driving the Jordan Anderson Racing No. 3 Chevrolet Silverado. The news was announced early Tuesday afternoon at the ROVAL at Charlotte Motor Speedway. VRX eSports and Newman’s Rescue Ranch will …

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NASCAR 101: Who Has the Most Poles in NASCAR Among Active Drivers?

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For the first time in 10 years, Paul Menard is a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pole winner. At Chicagoland Speedway last weekend, the driver of Wood Brothers Racing’s No. 21 parked his Ford at the front of the starting grid after emerging atop the scoring pylon after qualifying. Despite an eventual 13th-place finish (and …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kyle Busch Wins Street Fight With Kyle Larson on Final Lap in Chicago

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Who’s in the headline Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson are in the headline for producing a fantastic finish to the Overton’s 400. Larson slid into the side of Busch and bounced him off of the wall in Turns 1 and 2. Busch returned the favor to Larson which resulted in a huge slide through Turn …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kevin Harvick & Kyle Busch Top NASCAR Off Week 2 Retrospective

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Who’s in the headline The most dominant car of the season has been the No. 4 of Kevin Harvick. Harvick has five wins along with the All-Star Race this season. Kyle Busch has four race victories and is the current points leader by 75 over Harvick. Martin Truex Jr. and Clint Bowyer have two wins …

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4 Burning Questions: Should Iowa Host A Cup Race?

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Should Iowa Speedway be on the Cup Series calendar? Once the current track deals run out in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, one track NASCAR will be taking a very close look at will be the Iowa Speedway. The .875-mile track based in Newton, IA, was designed by Rusty Wallace and heavily based off …

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NASCAR 101: The Best at Each Cup Track (Without a Win)

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Last week, this space covered the NASCAR drivers who’ve won at the most tracks on the national series schedules. It was a largely Kyle Busch-dominated affair — and with good reason; after all, he’s won at all tracks the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series has competed on to date, with the Charlotte Motor Speedway roval …

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4 Burning Questions: Will a 4-Man Broadcast Booth Work for NBC?

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Are non-chartered NASCAR teams a bad thing for the sport? Two weeks ago, a major debate erupted on Twitter that you may or may not have missed. And that’s somewhat fair if you did; it wasn’t a matter of life or death, and last month was already a pretty big month for NASCAR between the …

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