NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Stock Car Scoop: Talladega Preview with Zach Sturniolo

The Cup Series field races at 2019 Talladega Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Cup Series is going to the largest track this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. Stock Car Scoop’s Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek talks about which contenders we should keep an eye on for Sunday’s (April 25) race. Also, Frontstretch’s Zach Sturniolo joins the pair to discuss his articles about Brett Moffitt as well as Gray …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Gray Gaulding Moves Past Martinsville, Brings UFC to Talladega

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(Photo: Panini America)

Gray Gaulding made headlines two weekends ago for all the wrong reasons. The last time the NASCAR Xfinity Series was on track, Gaulding, driver of the No. 52 Chevrolet for Jimmy Means Racing, tangled on and off the track at Martinsville Speedway with Joe Graf Jr., who drives for Gaulding’s former employer, SS Green Light Racing. …

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Eyes On Xfinity: Why Aren’t We at Richmond This Weekend?

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The NASCAR Xfinity Series is off this weekend as NASCAR stays within the Commonwealth of Virginia and races at Richmond Raceway. That’s a shame. Last week, the series raced at Martinsville Speedway, albeit delayed due to a weather postponement. What transpired was vintage short-track racing. You had a short-track ace, Josh Berry, in one of …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Sports 1 Dodges Rain in Martinsville

Brad Keselowski and Denny Hamlin lead the NASCAR field at Martinsville Speedway, April 2021. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Once again, rain put a damper on a NASCAR race weekend. The sad truth is that everyone saw it coming. The rain that postponed the races to Sunday was predicted three to four days in advance. It just bites. All three races, including Thursday night’s Whelen Modified Tour opener, were affected by rain. At least …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Josh Berry Bags Maiden Win; Joe Graf Jr, Gray Gaulding Come to Blows Post-Race

Josh Berry, No. 8 JR Motorsports Chevrolet, Celebrates (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

The Cook Out 250 from Martinsville Speedway is in the books and Josh Berry is officially a NASCAR Xfinity Series winner in only his 13th series start. Berry came home to the checkered flag in front of Noah Gragson, Daniel Hemric, Ty Gibbs and Brandon Jones – as well as an adoring Martinsville crowd. JR …

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Joe Graf Jr., Gray Gaulding Tangle After Martinsville Xfinity Race

Gray Gaulding prior to the Contender Boats 250, 2/27/2021 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Joe Graf Jr. and Gray Gaulding‘s on-track altercation boiled over into a fight after Sunday’s (April 11) NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Martinsville Speedway. Tempers flared after an on-track incident with 75 laps remaining in which Gaulding got into Graf from behind. Graf, who was racing with Blaine Perkins, spun out while both his and …

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Gray Gaulding Talks Return to Full-Time Xfinity Ride: ‘I’m Rejuvenated’

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(Photo: Miceli)

Gray Gaulding will pilot the No. 52 Chevrolet full time for Jimmy Means Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this year, and on Feb. 9, the young driver discussed his move to a full-time ride in the series after a part-time schedule in 2020. Gaulding, who turns 23 on Feb. 10, will receive sponsorship from …

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Frontstretch 5: Unbreakable, But Not Impossible NASCAR Records

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

What makes a record unbreakable? An unbreakable record should mean a record that is possible, but won’t ever be logically broken. It would be easy to sit here and write about how nobody will ever break Lee Petty’s mark of 42 dirt track wins in the NASCAR Cup Series. At the same time, however, that’s …

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The Underdog House ⁠— Talladega Monday: The Ballad of John Hunter Nemechek


(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Top Dog John Hunter Nemechek was not only the top underdog contender in Monday’s (June 22) rain delayed GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, he also very nearly walked away with the victory. Even being swept up in a crash as the field thundered towards the finish line didn’t stop him from crossing the stripe in …

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Entry List: Baptist Health 200


(Photo: Christian Koelle)

The NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series heads to Homestead-Miami Speedway for their fifth race of 2020.  The 25th Annual Baptist Health 200 will take place on June 13, 2020 at the 1.5-mile oval down in Florida. 40 trucks are entered for 40 spots on the grid, allowing all entries to make the race. …

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