NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Who’s Hot & Who’s Not: Kentucky Edition

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The restrictor plate race at Daytona brought us the usual action. That mainly included a big wreck involving something like 206 cars (well actually 22, but you get the point), and the always tense finish with of course, a car sliding over the finish line, because you know that happens all the time. HOT The …

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NASCAR 101: Who Didn’t Come Back to NASCAR This Year?

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Here’s an interesting thought: How many drivers who raced in one of NASCAR’s national series in 2014 didn’t in 2015? It’s certainly intriguing to think about. Each year, hundreds of drivers make their way through the top three series, whether it’s as a full-time competitor, a one-off racer or somewhere in between. Of those, most …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC Deservedly Welcomed With Open Arms

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It’s hard to get NASCAR fans to agree on everything, and it’s even harder for them to all agree on something positive. Between the Chase, the competitors, and the various racetracks, everyone has an opinion and the only thing everyone agrees on is that it could always be better. Then NBC comes along, returning to …

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Austin Dillon Crash Aftermath a True Display of NASCAR Camaraderie

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We’re going to cut to the chase right here. The ride that Austin Dillon took into the catchfence early Monday morning at Daytona International Speedway was one of the scariest-looking crashes I’ve seen in over 25 years of either watching or being involved with the sport. There were few, if any people at the track …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Will the Chase get ‘Rowdy?’

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Love it or hate it. For years, most NASCAR fans have fallen into one of these two camps when it comes to road course racing on the Sprint Cup Series schedule. After this past weekend’s action at Sonoma Raceway, opinions may have changed for the better. There was some great racing, complete with nine lead …

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Beside the Rising Tide: Dear NBC… Part III

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Editor’s Note: This column is the final in a three-part series Matt’s writing about the pending return of NBC to covering the sport full-time. Check out the first two parts below! Beside the Rising Tide: Dear NBC… Part I Beside the Rising Tide: Dear NBC… Part II But now on to matters that could start your …

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Report: Tony Stewart to sit out Bristol; Jeff Burton in for second straight weekend

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According to Sirius XM NASCAR Radio’s Dave Moody, Tony Stewart will miss his third straight Sprint Cup Series race in a row following the August 9th tragedy at Canandaigua (N.Y.) Motorsports Park that resulted in the death of 20-year-old driver Kevin Ward Jr.   Moody added on SiriusXM Speedway with Dave Moody on SiriusXM Radio today that …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2014 Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan

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Looking for the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How behind Sunday’s race? Amy Henderson has you covered each week with the answers to six race-day questions, covering all five Ws and even the H… the Big Six. Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Jimmie Johnson‘s luck at Michigan International Speedway has never been …

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Tony Stewart Sitting Out at Michigan, Jeff Burton to Drive No. 14

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Tony Stewart will again be absent when the Sprint Cup Series takes the green flag this Sunday. Stewart-Haas Racing has announced that Stewart, who was involved in a fatal sprint car accident in upstate New York state last weekend, will not compete in Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Sprint Cup Series veteran …

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