Race Weekend Central

The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Welcome back to the top five, Matt Kenseth. You have to go back 966 days since he last appeared there, winning at Phoenix Raceway in 2017. It was the penultimate event for Kenseth with Joe Gibbs Racing and his last full-time season in the sport. After …

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Goodyear Defends 2020 NASCAR Brickyard 400 Tire Compound

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The durability of Goodyear tires provided to NASCAR Cup Series teams during the 2020 Brickyard 400 played a significant role in the outcome. Multiple drivers saw their race Sunday (July 5) end early due to blown tires. In fact, two drivers, William Byron and Denny Hamlin, suffered blown tires while leading. Hamlin’s came with seven …

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Power Rankings: Twice as Much What Edition

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The old joke about Pocono Raceway was easy to make, “Why are the races just six weeks apart? So once you clear traffic and make it onto the interstate, you can turn around and head back for the second race!” Thankfully due to great management improvements and coordination between the track and local police over …

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5 Points to Ponder: Double Trouble at Pocono Raceway

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ONE: Double Trouble It’s another big weekend for our sport with a doubleheader scheduled for picturesque Pocono Raceway. This will be the first time in the modern era of NASCAR that a track has hosted back-to-back Cup races on consecutive days in keeping, perhaps, with this year of unprecedented change. We start out on Saturday …

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Power Rankings: Dega Worth the Wait Edition

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It was yet another long week for NASCAR, but this time it was not only weather that was the culprit. A case of mistaken identity when a knot wasn’t just a knot and was thought to be a noose led to an emotional Sunday (June 21) which was quickly doused by rain. The next day …

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Power Rankings: 7 Hours of Miami Edition

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It was a long week for NASCAR, but can someone tell me how an organization that makes Florida its home can think that scheduling a race at 3:30 p.m. ET in the middle of June is going to work in South Florida? I understand that television partners often make the call, but even they should …

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Power Rankings: Hotlanta Edition

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One thing we can say about last Sunday’s (June 7) race at Atlanta Motor Speedway is that it will be most remembered for what happened during pre-race. But it would have been impossible to create a race more memorable than the words and imagery we saw from NASCAR over the weekend. While I have always …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What Could Be the Secret to an Overall Better 2020 Season?

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Despite the year 2020 has been, the one positive we’ve seen is NASCAR. It has given us some fantastic racing and been a distraction for many fans who have been affected by world events. Even before the COVID-19 shutdown, the NASCAR Cup Series put on some of the best racing there’s been with the new …

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Pair of Wrecks End Day For Ryan Blaney, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Among Others At Bristol

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Bristol Motor Speedway apparently did not get the memo about being a “self-cleaning racetrack” during Sunday afternoon’s (May 31) Supermarket Heroes 500. A lap 200 spin by second-place runner Ryan Blaney off turn 2’s outside wall sparked a number of crashes in stage two. Ty Dillon was also eliminated in a wreck he just couldn’t …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: 2020 Alsco Uniforms 500

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The fourth NASCAR Cup Series race in 11 days is scheduled to take place on Wednesday (May 27), when round eight of the 2020 season commences at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The second oval race at Charlotte this week, Wednesday’s race will be significantly shorter than the 600-miler that was run on Sunday (May 24). In …

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