Race Weekend Central

The Underdog House: Which Small Sprint Cup Team Blew Us Away At Chicago?

(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

Think Small. That’s the motto for this column as I take a larger look at the teams still trying to make a name for themselves in the Cup Series despite fewer resources and a far more difficult mountain to climb. Writer’s Note: What follows is another fresh look for this column, one I expect to stick with.  There are …

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Joey Gase Running Cup at Martinsville with Go FAS Racing

(Photo Credit: Joey Gase Racing)

Late Wednesday evening Joey Gase posted on his Facebook page that he will return to the Sprint Cup Series for Go FAS Racing at Martinsville Speedway on April 3. The Iowa native raced for the No. 32 team at Phoenix International Raceway last week, finishing 32nd. Gase is an XFINITY Series regular and currently sits 24th in …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix

(Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Who’s in the headline – Amazingly it is Dale Earnhardt Jr. this week, thanks to a fortunate pit stall location and an unimpressive bit of driving by Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Joey Gase. The latter two drivers got together during a round of green flag stops and Earnhardt was pitted just before the start/finish line …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Quicken Loans Race For Heroes 500 at Phoenix

(Photo by Robert Laberge/NASCAR via Getty Images)

Who… gets my shoutout of the race? If we learned one thing this year, it’s that with the current race car configuration, it’s hard to pass. Even if you have a fast car, making a pass is easier said than done. And while both Kurt Busch and Jimmie Johnson put themselves in bad positions via penalties …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Headlines List of Post-Texas Warnings

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2015)­

Seven NASCAR teams were warned for infractions occurring during last weekend’s Texas race weekend, including that of the Sprint Cup Series’ most popular driver. The No. 88 team of Dale Earnhardt Jr. was one of five Cup teams hit with a warning. His team failed pre-qualifying inspection twice and, in addition to the warning, was …

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Entry List: 2015 AAA Texas 500

Photo Credit: CIA Stock Photography

After an eventful afternoon in Martinsville the Chase for the Sprint Cup rolls on to Texas Motor Speedway. NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for the Nov. 8 AAA Texas 500 on Monday (Nov. 2). There’s a total of 45 entrants, meaning two teams will fail to make Sunday’s race. Should qualifying be rained out, …

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Jimmy Means Racing Crewman Injured in Hauler Fire

(Photo: Joey Gase Racing/Facebook)

Joey Gase and Jimmy Means Racing (JMR) have suffered a significant setback after the team’s hauler caught fire on the way home from Saturday’s VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 at Kentucky Speedway, sustaining heavy damage. The incident, shared on the team’s Facebook page, burned a hole through the hauler. A crew member was injured in the incident while …

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NASCAR 101: Xfinity Series Getting Into Throwback Spirit, Too

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Much of the hullabaloo over this weekend’s racing at Darlington Raceway revolves around the sheer girth of throwback events and paint schemes that will populate the Southern 500 for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series come Sunday night. As the race re-assumes its historic Labor Day weekend date, the sanctioning body and its teams are celebrating …

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Go Green Racing Picks Up Sponsorship for 2015 Spongebob Squarepants 400 at Kansas

(Photo Credit: Joey Gase Racing)

After an impressive fifth-place run in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Talladega last weekend, Joey Gase takes his talents to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series where he will drive the No. 32 Go Green Racing Ford in this weekend’s SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas Speedway. The team had been searching for sponsorship to race in …

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Did You Notice? Consistency, Hello Underdogs & Quick Hits

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Did You Notice? That Richard Petty Motorsports had both drivers – Sam Hornish Jr. and Aric Almirola – finish in the top 15 in Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega? For Almirola, the consistent top-20 finish is nothing new. Through 10 races in 2015, the No. 43 Ford has only one finish worse than 20th (26th at …

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