Race Weekend Central

XFINITY Breakdown: Justin Allgaier Dominates in Iowa

Field Enters Turn Three After Final Restart of Iowa 250 pres. by Enogen

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

During the last few seasons, Iowa Speedway has been one of those tracks under consideration for a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. During this weekend’s events, including Sunday’s (June 17) XFINITY Series race, fans and drivers were buzzing about how great the action was… and that was without some gimmicky aero package. Once again, …

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Austin Cindric Secures First Career XFINITY Series Pole at Iowa

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Austin Cindric turned a fast lap during the third round of qualifying at Iowa Speedway, netting him his first career XFINITY Series pole. A 131.409-mph lap put Cindric on the pole while Daniel Hemric, last weekends runner-up, qualified second. Hemric’s lap was .421 mph slower than Cindric’s lap. Brandon Jones, who has been on an …

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4 Burning Questions: Should Iowa Host A Cup Race?

(Photo: Brett Moist/NKP)

Should Iowa Speedway be on the Cup Series calendar? Once the current track deals run out in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, one track NASCAR will be taking a very close look at will be the Iowa Speedway. The .875-mile track based in Newton, IA, was designed by Rusty Wallace and heavily based off …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Cole Custer Breaks Down Plate Racing & Success at Stewart-Haas Racing

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we review a soggy weekend of racing with Dustin Albino, Zach Catanzareti and Cole Custer, driver of the No. 00 Ford in the XFINITY Series for Stewart-Haas Racing. Austin Dillon won the XFINITY race at Michigan, as the series ran restrictor plates for the second consecutive week. The first stage …

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Up to Speed: Kurt Busch Building Job Security at Stewart-Haas Racing

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Stewart-Haas Racing did not come away with the victory at Pocono Raceway on Sunday (June 3).  However, the team’s drivers have maintained a high level of performance they are carrying with them straight into summer. Kevin Harvick leads the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with five wins through 14 races.  Clint Bowyer earned a victory …

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Entry List: Pocono 400

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Following the longest race on the NASCAR schedule, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series moves on to Pocono, the Tricky Triangle, for the Pocono 400. 39 cars have been entered, so all of the teams will race on Sunday (June 3). Stewart-Haas Racing prospect Cole Custer returns to MENCS driving the Haas-sponsored N0. 51 Chevrolet for …

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Cole Custer and Shane Lee Lead XFINITY Practices at Talladega

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Cole Custer and little-known Shane Lee led Friday’s (April 27) two NASCAR XFINITY Series practices at Talladega Superspeedway. Unlike the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, which had a frightening crash that saw Jamie McMurray barrel roll several times, both sessions were incident free. Custer led 40 drivers in that first practice with a speed of …

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Christopher Bell, Cole Custer & John Hunter Nemechek Lead Richmond XFINITY Practices

(Photo: Rusty Jarrett / NKP)

The NASCAR XFINITY Series had a pair of practice sessions early on Friday morning, preparing for the ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway. Christopher Bell and Cole Custer were quickest in the opening session, running identical lap times. After turning the ninth-quickest time in opening practice, John Hunter Nemechek led the way in final practice, making just …

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