Race Weekend Central

Tracking the Trucks: Christopher Bell has Perfect Race at New Hampshire

(Photo: Rusty Jarrett / NKP)

After narrowly missing out on the pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday morning, it didn’t take Christopher Bell long to prove he had the truck to beat in the UNOH 175. Bell took the lead from Kyle Busch Motorsports teammate Noah Gragson shortly after lap 40, en route to winning an uneventful opening stage. Stage …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chooses NASCAR On NBC

(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

Last week was nothing short of a doozy.  You had a Cup race that took more than six hours to run due to rain and wrecks.  An XFINITY race that featured a fair amount of passing, but was run at too slow of a pace for my taste.  You also had a wreckfest on the …

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NASCAR 101: International Racers in 2017

(Photo: Rusty Jarrett/NKP)

NASCAR is looking for some international flavor, and its diversity program is attempting to sway the sport in a direction similar to the Verizon IndyCar Series. International stock car drivers are rare, and ones with the funding to bring them to America to race in one of NASCAR’s top three series is a feat that’s …

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Tracking the Trucks: Matt Crafton Slays Dirt Racing at Eldora

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

In a Nutshell: Matt Crafton snapped a 27-race winless streak with a 1.960-second victory over Stewart Friesen in Wednesday night’s (July 19) Eldora Dirt Derby. Crafton took advantage of a late-race restart to pass a dominant Friesen for the lead and held on to the top spot for the remaining 17 circuits en route to …

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Stewart Friesen Fastest Overall in Eldora Qualifying

(Photo: Barry Cantrell/NKP)

Qualifying for the Eldora Dirt Derby is a little different than any other track.  There is only one round of qualifying, two laps per driver.  Also, winning the overall pole doesn’t necessarily put you on pole for the Eldora Dirt Derby.  It does put you on pole for the first heat race, though, which is …

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Stewart Friesen, Caleb Holman Pace Eldora Practice Sessions

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For the drivers of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, racing on the dirt at Eldora Speedway presents a unique challenge yet an equally unique opportunity. There is arguably no other race where experience in similar situations can benefit a driver quite like Eldora. Dirt track experience certainly took over the speed charts during the …

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Stewart Friesen to Attempt Truck Debut at Eldora

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Area Auto Racing News reported on Tuesday that Stewart Friesen, formerly of Ontario, but now living in Sprakers, N.Y., will attempt to make his Camping World Truck Series debut at Eldora Speedway on July 20 in the Aspen Dental 150. Halmar Racing, Friesen’s regular team in the Super DIRTcar Series and on a regular basis at …

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