Race Weekend Central

Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC Made the Hollywood Casino 400 the Joey & Kevin Show

We’re getting deep into the playoffs now. All three of NASCAR’s national series started the Round of 8 last weekend at Kansas Speedway. Cup and Truck races each had different things going for them. The Trucks got a rare over-the-air broadcast while the Cup race displayed the current rules package, for better or worse. Hollywood …

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Tracking the Trucks: Brett Moffitt Scores Overtime Win in Kansas

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: After finishing runner-up four times this season, Brett Moffitt scored his first 2020 victory at Kansas Speedway when he edged teammate Sheldon Creed, who led a race-high 61 laps, by 0.111 seconds at the line. A late-race spin by Zane Smith, who had been battling with Moffitt for the lead, set up …

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GMS Racing Battle Results in Celebration, Heartbreak for Playoff Contenders

2020 NASCAR Trucks of Zane Smith and Sheldon Creed at Kansas Speedway, NKP

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It was a GMS Racing battle late in the Clean Harbors 200 at Kansas Speedway that ultimately left a sour taste in one playoff driver’s mouth. NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck drivers Zane Smith and Brett Moffitt swapped the top spot several times in the closing laps, but a late block by Moffitt sent …

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Brett Moffitt Punches Ticket to Phoenix, Wins Kansas Truck Race

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It may have taken him 20 races in 2020, but Brett Moffitt has finally driven into a NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series victory lane for the first time this season. The 2018 Truck Series champion got the holeshot on an overtime restart and cruised away from his GMS Racing teammate Sheldon Creed to …

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4 Burning Questions: Are the NASCAR Playoffs Too Long?

(Credit: Christian Koelle, Frontstretch)

Are the NASCAR playoffs too long? The NASCAR playoffs truly begin this weekend; the past six weeks have been more-or-less preliminary events. The NASCAR playoffs in general have always been too long. 10 weeks just makes the playoffs drag way too long. If I didn’t have to watch them for this column, I’m probably not …

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Fire on Fridays: Must-Win Teams That Should Use Road Course Experts to Advance in NASCAR Playoffs

(Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and heading into an elimination race below the cutline means a team must pull out all the stops to try to advance. It’s Hail Mary time, and sometimes an unconventional approach, such as using a road-course racing expert rather than your regular driver, might just work. This weekend, the …

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Stock Car Scoop: 2021 NASCAR Schedule Revealed

ARCA cars race in a blur at Bristol Motor Speedway

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The 2021 NASCAR Cup Series schedule was announced Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 30). What new tracks were added? What tracks were removed? And where will the sport be racing on dirt for the first time since 1970? Find out in the latest edition of Stock Car Scoop as host Bryan Nolen delves into the long list …

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Tracking the Trucks: Austin Hill Secures His Spot in Round of 8 With Las Vegas Win

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: Austin Hill scored his second Gander RV & Outdoors victory this season in Friday night’s World of Westgate 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. After struggling through much of the first two stages, Hill snagged the top spot via a strong restart with 39 laps remaining and held off a hard-charging Sheldon …

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Austin Hill Capitalizes on Sheldon Creed’s Mistake, Wins Truck Race at Las Vegas

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

He may have not led the most laps or had the dominant truck, but Austin Hill is now a two-time winner at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. However, the World of Westgate 200 was as much about Hill’s victory as it was about Sheldon Creed‘s late-race collapse. Creed’s No. 2 GMS Racing Chevrolet was out front …

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