Race Weekend Central

Friday Faceoff: Is Age a Valid Reason to Get a Playoff Waiver?

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Kurt Busch openly admitted to some retirement consideration prior to his win last week. Who hangs it up first: Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick or Busch? Joy Tomlinson: My first thought is Jimmie Johnson since his last Cup Series win was over two years ago. He and his new crew chief seem to have started working together …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Tale of 2 Races Ends With Cole Custer Writing Final Chapter

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The Alsco 300 began in the daylight and ended with the Kentucky Speedway lights illuminating the summer skies, and the difference was more than just aesthetic. While the sun was out, it appeared to be another occasion when Christopher Bell would simply be too much for the field. Twice before (at Atlanta and Iowa), Bell …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Carl Edwards, Ben Kennedy Highlight Memorable Kentucky Moments

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2003: Carl Edwards Scores 1st Career Win Today, many NASCAR fans will remember Carl Edwards for various reasons, whether they were a longtime fan or completely caught off guard by his sudden exit from the sport. But in 2003, no one really knew who he was aside from maybe MB Motorsports, the team that gave …

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NASCAR 101: Top Average Finish By Xfinity Drivers at Daytona & Talladega

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Here’s the cool thing about this weekend’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway: no Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers. For a while, that would have been a rarity in NASCAR, something to shock. There was a period of time in NASCAR’s secondary series when an Xfinity regular winning a race in their …

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AJ Allmendinger Tops Daytona Xfinity Practice In First NASCAR Action Of 2019

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AJ Allmendinger was looking to shake off the rust Thursday (July 4) after seven months away from NASCAR. Turns out there wasn’t much rust to shake off. Allmendinger posted a blistering one-lap speed of 194.902 mph at Daytona International Speedway, leading the way after first practice for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Circle K Firecracker 250. …

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Tracking the Trucks: Brett Moffitt Wins Again at Chicagoland Speedway

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In a Nutshell: Brett Moffitt dominated a large portion of the final stage at Chicagoland Speedway to win the Camping World 225 by a more than four-second margin over Brandon Jones. Moffitt extended his lead during a late-race round of green-flag pit stops and held onto the top spot for his second win of the …

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Brandon Jones, Anthony Alfredo Pace Camping World 225 Practices

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The NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series drivers completed three practice sessions at Chicagoland Speedway in preparation for the Camping World 225. Brandon Jones led the first practice session, while Anthony Alfredo led the second and third sessions. Practice 1 Brandon Jones paced the field in the opening practice session. He drove 20 laps around the …

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Brandon Jones Falls Victim To A Loose Car Early at Pocono

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The goal for Brandon Jones at Pocono is take what he’s learned and take advantage of his equipment to the best of his ability. Crashing out on lap 6 in a 100-lap race really doesn’t accomplish that. Jones qualified seventh for Saturday’s Pocono Green 250 and made an excellent start to move up to fourth.  …

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Brandon Jones Stops the Bleeding with Top-10 Result at Dover

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Brandon Jones was white hot to start the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. But since the end of March, not so much until a solid run in Saturday’s (May 4) Allied Steel Buildings 200 at Dover International Speedway stopped the bleeding. Jones, 22, had a pair of top-five and four top-10 finishes through the opening …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Cole Custer Cruises to Richmond Victory

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Cole Custer has shown speed throughout the 2019 season, including edging out Kyle Busch at Auto Club Speedway. On Friday (April 12), the No. 00 showed that same speed throughout the entirety of the ToyotaCare 250, leading a race-high 122 laps en route to the victory at Richmond Raceway. After starting from fourth due to …

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