Ever wonder how race teams get great rental car rates? Now you can, too! Find out more.
Enterprise and National: Here to serve your company's needs

NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Super Start Batteries 400 at Kansas

2020KansasNCSDennyHamlinCheckersNKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

What happened? Denny Hamlin won an action-packed Super Start Batteries 400 at Kansas Speedway on Thursday (July 23) after holding off a late charge from Brad Keselowski. Hamlin led a race-high 57 laps. Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick and Erik Jones completed the top five. Make some room for a FIFTH win sticker on that …

Read moreThinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Super Start Batteries 400 at Kansas

The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 O’Reilly Auto Parts 500

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Who… should you be talking about after the race? Sometimes it’s all about being in the right position. Austin Dillon took two tires on his final pit stop, setting him up in second on the first of three late restarts. The two tires were enough to get the jump on teammate Tyler Reddick, who had inherited …

Read moreThe Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 O’Reilly Auto Parts 500

Up to Speed: Time for Jimmie Johnson to Step Up

2020TexasNCSJimmieJohnsonCarNKP 1

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Jimmie Johnson wound up with another rough race in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500, the latest blow in what’s been a difficult 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season.  Initially, a return to Texas Motor Speedway seemed to offer some hope of a good performance for the No. 48 team.  With seven career wins at TMS, all …

Read moreUp to Speed: Time for Jimmie Johnson to Step Up

The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 All-Star Race

2020BristolNCSChaseElliottRacingNKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Who…should you be talking about after the race? Chase Elliott said after the race he and his team had to hit the reset button after a couple of difficult weeks. If that’s the case, they need to hit it before every race, because it worked. Elliott did everything right, his team did everything right and …

Read moreThe Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 All-Star Race

Did You Notice?: That Summertime NASCAR Spark At Stewart-Haas Racing?

2017 Kansas I CUP Tony Stewart Barry Cantrell NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Did You Notice? … How quickly Stewart-Haas Racing has gotten its act together this summer? While Kevin Harvick has been a title contender all season long in the NASCAR Cup Series, his trio of teammates spent the first half of 2020 mired in midpack. Here’s where all four drivers stood through the Martinsville Speedway race June …

Read moreDid You Notice?: That Summertime NASCAR Spark At Stewart-Haas Racing?

Frontstretch Podcast: Lackluster Racing in Kentucky, Michael McDowell Chats Career Year

2020IndianapolisNCSMichaelMcDowellCarNKP 1

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Subscribe: iTunes In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the lackluster racing at Kentucky Speedway across the top three national touring series, even though the Cup Series race had an incredible finish.  Cole Custer clinched a playoff spot by making a four-wide pass on Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick and Ryan Blaney on …

Read moreFrontstretch Podcast: Lackluster Racing in Kentucky, Michael McDowell Chats Career Year

5 Points to Ponder: Cole Custer Shakes Up Rookie, Playoff Races

2020KentuckyNCSColeCusterVictoryCelebrationNKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

1. Cole Custer Pulls a “Where Did He Come From?” in More Ways Than One As Quicksilver said in The Avengers in his one truly memorable line, “bet you didn’t see that coming.” By that, I mean Cole Custer making his thrilling late charge to win his first NASCAR Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway. …

Read more5 Points to Ponder: Cole Custer Shakes Up Rookie, Playoff Races

Couch Potato Tuesday: Kentucky Action Substandard Until Lap 265

2020KentuckyNCSColeCusterFinalLapNKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Guess what? We made it through a NASCAR Cup Series race for the first time in a month without a weather delay. Makes me happy. However, what we ended up with was a very idiosyncratic race. The Quaker State 400 Sponsored By Walmart will likely always be remembered for the final two laps. Cole Custer …

Read moreCouch Potato Tuesday: Kentucky Action Substandard Until Lap 265

Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Quaker State 400 at Kentucky

2020KentuckyNCSColeCusterBurnoutNKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Headline(s): A relatively tame race ended in a chaotic final two laps, a four-wide battle for the lead and a Cup Series triumph for rookie Cole Custer, as NASCAR concluded its four-race stretch (five, including the ARCA Menards Series) over four days in the Bluegrass State. One of the wildest late-lap battles for the …

Read moreThinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Quaker State 400 at Kentucky

Up to Speed: Does a Great Finish Save a Bad Race?

2020KentuckyNCSColeCusterCheckersNKP2

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

For the second season in a row, Kentucky Speedway produced a thrilling finish to its annual Cup Series race.  Last year was the battle of the Busch brothers, a side by side battle between Kurt and Kyle that went all the way to the checkered flag before Kurt emerged victorious.  This year’s finish included a …

Read moreUp to Speed: Does a Great Finish Save a Bad Race?