Race Weekend Central

Should There Be an ARCA Bounty on Ty Gibbs at Pocono?

2021 ARCA Mid-Ohio Ty Gibbs Trophy (Credit: Emilee Chinn/ARCA Racing used with permission)

Photo: Emilee Chinn/ARCA Racing used with permission

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Ty Gibbs won an ARCA Menards Series race. This year alone he has five main series wins, including four straight, along with both an ARCA Menards Series East and ARCA Menards Series West victory. While he is currently one point behind leader Corey Heim in the points, Gibbs …

Read more

Couch Potato Tuesday: Sonoma Brings Increased Action, Good and Bad Times

Joey Logano leads a pack of NASCAR Cup Series cars at Sonoma Raceway, June 2021. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Back in the mid-1990s, I really looked forward to NASCAR making the yearly haul out to Sonoma Raceway for 300 kilometers around the 2.52-mile road course. I thought that the race was too short at the time. So did Papyrus. When then-Sears Point Raceway was included in the NASCAR Racing Track Pack in 1995 (note: …

Read more

Tracking the Trucks: Kyle Busch Follows the Yellow Brick Road to Kansas Win

2021 Trucks Kansas Kyle Busch, No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota, Leads Pack Racing (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

In a Nutshell It was Richmond in reverse. After Kyle Busch Motorsports’ John Hunter Nemechek and Kyle Busch dominated the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the Virginia track and Nemechek won while leading the most laps, Busch did the same at Kansas Speedway in Saturday (May 1) night’s Wise Power 200. Busch scored …

Read more

Hailie Deegan Competing in SRX

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In addition to reigning ARCA Menards Series Rookie of the Year and current NASCAR Camping World Truck Series rookie, Hailie Deegan will add Superstar Racing Experience driver to her racing resume. Deegan will compete in the new series, she announced on Instagram April 22. Ray Evernham, co-owner of the series, confirmed Deegan will indeed compete …

Read more

Couch Potato Tuesday: Richmond Fits Recent Trends, FS1 Sees Jennifer Jo Cobb Pull a Boris Said

2021 Cup Richmond Bubba Wallace, No. 23 23XI Racing Toyota, and Tyler Reddick, No. 8 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, Racing (Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images via NASCAR Media_

Photo: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images via NASCAR Media

Last weekend, NASCAR traveled to Richmond Raceway for a doubleheader and spectators ended up with two completely different races. The NASCAR Cup Series event was relatively clean, which was expected going in. But it ended up being even cleaner than I thought it was going to be with just a handful of incidents. Meanwhile, Saturday’s …

Read more

Tracking the Trucks: John Hunter Nemechek Victorious at Richmond

2021 Trucks Richmond John Hunter Nemechek, No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota, Burnout (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

In a Nutshell: John Hunter Nemechek dominated, leading 114 of 250 laps in Saturday’s (April 17) ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway to score his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win of the 2021 season. Nemechek’s teammate and Kyle Busch Motorsports owner Kyle Busch finished second, followed by Tyler Ankrum, who scored his season-best finish. …

Read more

John Hunter Nemechek Wins Richmond, Leads KBM Dominance

#4: John Hunter Nemechek, Kyle Busch Motorsports, Toyota Tundra Safeway, celebrates in Victory Lane.

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

A bevy of cautions didn’t hinder John Hunter Nemechek from victory on a Saturday afternoon (April 17) at Richmond Raceway, as the Kyle Busch Motorsports driver secured his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win of 2021 in the ToyotaCare 250. The victory capped a near-perfect day for KBM, as the Toyota stable was consistently …

Read more

Here Are the Truck Qualifying Heat Lineups for Bristol Dirt

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Camping World Truck Series qualifying heat lineups for the Bristol Motor Speedway dirt race were revealed Wednesday, March 25. After a random draw, Mike Marlar, Myatt Snider, Hailie Deegan and JR Heffner will start first in heat races one-four, respectively. The results of the 15-lap qualifying races will help determine the starting lineup for …

Read more

Truckin’ Thursdays: Rough Start to 2021 for Many Drivers

#26: Tyler Ankrum, GMS Racing, Chevrolet Silverado Liuna! #21: Zane Smith, GMS Racing, Chevrolet Silverado MRC Construction

After a two-week break, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads back east for its fourth race of the 2021 season on Saturday (March 20) at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Like last year, Atlanta marks the fourth race of the season, albeit under very different circumstances and taking place almost three full months earlier than the …

Read more

NASCAR Must Better ARCA Season Opener & Superspeedway Licenses

(Photo: Kate Gardiner/ARCA Racing)

More than 50 drivers will turn laps at the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway this weekend in the ARCA Menards Series preseason test. Some drivers will utilize the test session as practice for their upcoming championship campaign. Others use it to turn laps to prepare for the season opener in Daytona. Four drivers are participating through …

Read more

Sign up for the Frontstretch Newsletter

A daily email update (Monday through Friday) providing racing news, commentary, features, and information from Frontstretch.com