Race Weekend Central

4 Burning Questions at Homestead: Can Jeff Gordon Go Out on Top?

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1. CAN JEFF GORDON GO OUT ON TOP? John Elway. Lorena Ochoa. Ray Lewis. Ned Jarrett. It’s not often that a superstar has the opportunity to retire as a champion of their sport. Those four athletes are part of a select few that have, and this weekend Jeff Gordon aims to join them. If Gordon …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Chris Buescher Ready to Cap Off Championship Season

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It has been nearly two years since I first spoke with Chris Buescher. Fresh off an ARCA Series championship, the Texas native had a smooth accent – coming off not too thick where he would sound like a cowboy or too weak where he didn’t even seem like he was from the Lone Star State, but one right in …

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Pace Laps: Matt Crafton Crumbles, Champions Are Crowned And NASCAR Rained On

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Sprint Cup Series: Mother Nature Makes Mockery Of Chase – NASCAR hoped to fill Phoenix with compelling storylines. Instead? Mother Nature filled it with water. Rain in the desert was honestly the perfect way to push a bumbling, stumbling Chase toward its conclusion. The Eliminator Round wound up with a whimper in a race dominated …

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Sam Hornish Jr. Will Not Return to Richard Petty Motorsports in 2016

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As Sam Hornish Jr. indicated to Frontstretch at Dover International Speedway in October, he will not be returning to Richard Petty Motorsports in 2016. The three-time IndyCar Series champion joined the organization this season, piloting the No. 9 car after a stint in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for the greater portion of four years. At Dover, …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 DAV 200 at Phoenix

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For the sixth time this season, a man by the name of Kyle Busch entered Victory Lane in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Adding win No. 76 to his resume, the Las Vegas native dominated at Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday, winning the DAV 200. Winning his sixth race of the year, Busch led 190 of …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC “Chase-Ing” Away Viewers With Title Focus

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After the events of Martinsville, I figured that I’d be able to relax a little bit. Yes, last year saw the tempers boil over. I saw that NBCSN ranked that as the biggest thing to ever happen (in a NASCAR race) at Texas Motor Speedway. I respectfully disagree. AAA Texas 500 Sunday brought the Sprint …

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Chris Buescher “Good” With Racing Xfinity in 2016

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On the cusp of his first Xfinity Series championship, Chris Buescher came home to Texas for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. Despite having just three races left in the season, the Prosper, Tex. native says “nothing is set” when it comes to his 2016 plans. “We have gotten a …

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Pace Laps: Championships and Future Stars

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Formula 1: Hamilton Scores Second Consecutive Championship – The United States Grand Prix may have been the best race of the F1 season. Rain brought questions as to the actual performance of any of the teams and also made for a frustrating schedule – as qualifying got pushed to Sunday morning. During that session, things began …

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Kyle Busch Wins 2015 Kansas Lottery 300 Xfinity Series Race at Kansas

Matt Kenseth started on the pole and dominated the Xfinity Series Kansas Lottery 300 Saturday afternoon at Kansas Speedway. After leading four times for a race-high 148 laps, the driver of the No. 20 Toyota looked like he would be on the way to victory lane, but a late side-by-side battle with teammate Kyle Busch left Kenseth in …

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Chris Buescher Tops 1st 2015 Kansas Lottery 300 Practice Session at Kansas

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Xfinity Series points leader Chris Buescher is starting off his weekend right while trying to keep his championship lead intact. Buescher ran just 15 laps during the 55-minute session and posted a fastest speed of 181.251 mph, edging Kyle Busch by just over a tenth of a second. Brennan Poole was third quickest, followed by …

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