Race Weekend Central

Beyond the Cockpit: Tyler Reddick Grateful for Opportunity with Brad Keselowski Racing

(Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski has been a supporter of the sport’s third-tier division since he became a team owner in 2008, following the footsteps of his father, Bob Keselowski. Brad Keselowski Racing is now one of the Camping World Truck Series’ strongest organizations, fielding two full-time trucks with a part-time third …

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Brad Keselowski Makes IndyCar Debut Late in Road America Test

(Photo: Chris Owens/IndyCar)

The final hours of what seemed to be a routine test session for the June 26 Kohler Grand Prix at Road America offered a surprise in the form of 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski. Keselowski shocked many in the paddock by hopping in Simon Pagenaud‘s No. 22 Menard Team Penske Chevrolet for …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Jeff Gordon Gets Disrespected

(Photo: John Harrelson / NKP)

Michigan International Speedway brought the unveiling of the new ultra-low downforce package, one that Darrell Waltrip described as having a smaller rear spoiler than at any time in the past 40 years.  It’s a little hard to ascertain.  It’s not like restrictor plates, which can be tracked thanks to Jayski’s Plate chart. FireKeepers Casino 400 …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2016 Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Who…gets my shoutout of the race? A lot of drivers go on to great careers without winning a race in their rookie seasons, and some of the sport’s best have had rookie campaigns that certainly didn’t hint of any success to come later.  But first-year driver Chase Elliott is looking closer and closer to finding …

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5 Points to Ponder: Another Winless Streak Falls

[Photo: Zach Catanzareti]

ONE: The Outlaw Back in Victory Lane Kurt Busch took his 28th career victory Monday in the rain-delayed Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400, leading 32 laps before taking his third career victory at the Tricky Triangle. It was Busch’s first trophy earned there in nine years, a key moment in a season that had been quietly building …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Jeff Gordon Gets Blasted

(Photo: Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

Much like almost any of you reading this column, I despise rainouts.  So many people had the DV-R on Monday and they experienced an added disappointment; the race was nearly three and a half hours long, going far longer than the regularly scheduled recording.  Whomever at FOX Sports thought the race would finish within a …

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Kurt Busch Grabs First 2016 Win At Pocono

[Photo: Zach Catanzareti]

For Kurt Busch, it was a monster restart with 33 laps to go that sealed the deal in winning the Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 at Pocono Raceway. The No. 41 Monster Energy Chevrolet stormed past Dale Earnhardt, Jr. before taking off in the final 32 laps to win by 1.126 seconds. “It’s an amazing …

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Brad Keselowski Frustrated After Pocono Penalty For Body Modification

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Pole sitter Brad Keselowski entered Pocono Raceway Monday with high expectations. He left it scratching his head at how a victory could have potentially slipped away via a NASCAR penalty. The white No. 2 car led the field to green for the first time in 2016, and the 2012 Sprint Cup Series champion was attempting to win …

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Brad Keselowski Leads Team Penske 1-2 Punch In Pocono Qualifying

[Photo: Zach Catanzareti]

A familiar sight in American auto racing, Team Penske, has swept the front row once again in NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying. This time, it is Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano who ended up 1-2 for Sunday’s Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 at Pocono Raceway. Both previous Pocono winners, the duo finished ahead of Kevin Harvick, Matt …

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Did You Notice? … The Changing Face Of NASCAR Sponsorship

Did You Notice? … The deal Dollar General had with Joe Gibbs Racing runs fewer and farther between in this sport? I took a look at the 2001 full-time Sprint Cup grid, the first year the series went to 36 races and looked at how many teams signed a primary sponsor for the same number …

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