Race Weekend Central

Friday Faceoff: Who’s Sandbagging Who?

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Last weekend at Michigan International Speedway, Brad Keselowski had some harsh words for the factory Toyota teams, accusing them of sandbagging after NASCAR floated the possibility of taking equipment from teams for comparison tests to avoid changes from the sanctioning body to increase parity.  Is there any merit to Keselowski’s argument, and does it signal …

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Voice of Vito: Toyotas Vs. Tires

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There was a lot of politicking at Michigan International Speedway last weekend, reminiscent of the 1990s and early 2000s back and forth among the manufacturers. The rumor was that NASCAR was planning on taking cars to the wind tunnel after the race, as it is the final intermediate track race, which make up the majority …

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Brad Keselowski Racing to Close After 2017

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Eleven years ago, K-Automotive Racing, owned by Brad Keselowski‘s father Bob, shut down its NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team. Now, Brad’s own team looks to be following suit. On Thursday evening (Aug. 17), Brad Keselowski Racing announced in a press release that it would be closing its doors at the conclusion of the 2017 …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Michigan

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series made the second stop of the year at Kyle Larson International Speedway… whoops. I meant Michigan International Speedway. Although with the way that the Chip Ganassi Racing driver has owned the two-mile oval lately, would it really matter if it were renamed after him? Either way, despite valiant efforts …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not In NASCAR: Lessons From The Dirt Edition

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Michigan International Speedway lived up to its reputation as a fast track and the fast restart by Kyle Larson made the finish worth the wait on Sunday. The rest of the day wasn’t super exciting as the problem of passing the leader seems to persist, no matter what size or what speed a track may …

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Up to Speed: The Driver Makes the Difference at Michigan

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In the days leading up to Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway, there was plenty of chatter about cars, with Chevrolet unveiled its 2018 Camaro, which will compete in the Cup Series beginning next season. Old rivals Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch also engaged in a war of words over the …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2017 Pure Michigan 400

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Who… gets the shoutout of the race? The Pure Michigan 400 will be remembered by Kyle Larson‘s winning restart and Martin Truex Jr.‘s dominance before choking. Rookie Erik Jones managed to turn in a solid day. Jones tied his career-best with a third-place finish and was a serious contender for the victory. Not too bad for a rookie. …

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Furniture Row Racing Gives One Away at Michigan

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Kyle Larson might have won the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway, but it was Martin Truex Jr.’s race to lose, and he lost it. Larson only led the final two laps of the event on Sunday afternoon, grabbing the lead from Truex on the overtime restart. Larson restarted in fourth-place. Matt Kenseth and …

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Kyle Larson, Brad Keselowski Lead Cup Practices at Michigan

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series held a pair of practices for the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday morning (Aug. 12). Kyle Larson, winner of the past two races at MIS, was the fastest in the first session, posting a speed of 202.532 miles per hour. Pole sitter for the race, …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 22: Twisty Turns

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Episode 21: Twisty Turns Frontstretch Podcast with Dustin Albino, Joseph Wolkin and Zach Catanzareti In this week’s episode brought to you by DraftKings, Dustin, Joe and Zach discuss Martin Truex Jr.’s title hopes, Hendrick Motorsport’s youth movement, Kyle Busch v. Brad Keselowski, free agency talks with Aric Almirola and a preview of racing at Michigan International Speedway! This week’s episode was brought …

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