Race Weekend Central

The Underdog House: Bubba Wallace Leads the Way in Michigan

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Top Dog A doubleheader last weekend at Michigan International Speedway meant twice the opportunity for the underdog class to snag a solid finish. On Saturday, Bubba Wallace did that and then some, ending up with a ninth-place result. Running as high as third in the closing laps, Wallace briefly had visions of his first career …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Michael Annett & Travis Mack Thriving After 2 Years Together

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Just over two years ago, Michael Annett was struggling at JR Motorsports, putting together a self-admittedly lackluster season. That followed a disappointing 2017 campaign, squeaking into the postseason. After returning to the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2017, Annett had first-year crew chief Jason Stockert leading the way. Scoring just seven top-10 finishes in their first …

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Andy Lally Joins Our Motorsports at Road America, Daytona Road Course

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Sports car veteran Andy Lally will return to the NASCAR Xfinity Series in the No. 02 car for Our Motorsports, he announced Wednesday (July 22). Lally will compete at Road America on Aug. 8 and on Daytona International Speedway’s road course the following Saturday (Aug. 15). The races come at a break between IMSA events. …

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NASCAR 101: Who Didn’t Return to NASCAR in 2019?

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In what’s become an annual segment on NASCAR 101 (wait, this is year five? Time is a flat circle), this week takes a look at the drivers who didn’t return to NASCAR in 2019. Now, that phrase sounds a bit more absolute than it actually ends up being. Each year, we discuss the drivers from NASCAR’s …

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Dane Cameron, Harry Tincknell Fastest in Watkins Glen WeatherTech Practices

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Acura Team Penske’s Dane Cameron was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice Friday (June 28) at Watkins Glen International.  Cameron’s lap at 135.978 mph in Practice No. 2 is more than two seconds faster than last year’s pole speed. Practice No. 1 Mazda Team Joest’s Harry Tincknell was fastest overall in the first …

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Pace Laps: Bubba Wallace Impresses at Charlotte, While David Slays Goliath at Indianapolis

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: All-Star Night of Emotions Saturday was a day full of emotion, passion and hard racing. From the beginning stage of the Monster Energy Open to the fireworks and celebration after the Monster Energy All-Star Race, nothing excelled over the prestigious event. Nothing, except for Kyle Larson. The Open began with …

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Olivier Pla Fastest in WeatherTech Sebring Thursday Practice

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Mazda Team Joest’s Olivier Pla was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice Thursday (March 14) at Sebring International Raceway.  Pla’s lap of 126.027 mph is an unofficial IMSA track record for the current configuration. Practice No. 1 In the morning practice session, Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr was fastest overall in his Cadillac …

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Magnus Racing Switches to Lamborghini for 2019

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Wednesday (Nov. 21), Magnus Racing revealed their racing itinerary for the 2019 season.  The team will be back full-time in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in the GT Daytona.  However, they will be trading in their Audi R8 LMS GT3 in favor of the new Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO.  Andy Lally and John Potter …

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The Underdog House: Small Teams Hit Top 10 at NASCAR Road Courses

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Think Small With the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series enjoying their third and final off-weekend in 2018, the spotlight hit the ladder series this weekend. And what good timing, as both XFINITY and Camping World Trucks hit road courses while the Cup Series watched from the barcalounger. That circumstance, no matter the track layouts, would …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NASCAR Road Course Broadcasts Show Shenanigans, Limitations

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Last weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series took their third and final weekend off for 2018.  For those race fans in the need for a racing fix, both the XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series hit the twisties for some action.  The results were interesting. Johnsonville 180 Saturday afternoon brought the XFINITY Series to …

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