Race Weekend Central

5 Points to Ponder: Ryan Blaney’s Big Day Balanced By Matt Kenseth’s Nightmare

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ONE: The Importance of Kansas This Sunday afternoon, for the second time of asking in 2015, we head to Kansas Speedway for race number five in the 10-race playoff sequence. The race will also double as number two of three in the second of four segments (which sounds more like a math problem than a …

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Beside the Rising Tide: New NASCAR Excitement Manufactured Daily

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“Curiouser and curiouser” as our old friend Alice might have said during her field trip down the rabbit hole. (And trust me, me and Alice spent a lot of time together during my hard partying years. Go ask Alice.) Even while the races themselves have become as tepid as clambakes at a Tupperware sales conventions …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Bank of America 500 at Charlotte

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Who’s in the headline – For the third week in a row, a driver led more than half of the laps in a race, and for the second week in a row that driver won. Joey Logano took the lead on lap 77 of the event and, outside of pit-stop cycles under green flags, Logano …

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Up To Speed: Joey Logano and Team “Know What We’ve Got To Do”

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After Kevin Harvick won the race at Dover a little over a week ago, everyone was talking about how the No. 4 team is the “one to beat.” Rightfully so, of course, as Harvick is the defending champion and earned three wins this season. However, following a night-turned-day race Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, as Joey …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Bank of America 500 at Charlotte

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? It seems like a lifetime ago (and maybe in some ways, it was) that a baby-faced kid in a rainbow-striped uniform and a cheesy mustache broke down in tears following his first career win in NASCAR’s premiere series. Jeff Gordon took the checkers at Charlotte in the 1994 …

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Joey Logano Cashes In with Dominant 2015 Bank of America 500 Victory at Charlotte

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Joey Logano cashed in more than just a paycheck in Sunday’s Bank of America 500. The 24-year-old sealed his spot into Round 3 of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Series championship after dominating Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, leading 227 laps to earn his fourth win of 2015. ”Our team kept their heads up, …

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Kurt Busch Fastest in 2nd Practice for 2015 Bank of America 500 at Charlotte

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The first of two practice sessions on Friday saw Kurt Busch lay down the fast lap of the session. Busch ran 45 laps during the session, but it was the very first lap that was the quickest. Busch tripped the timing and scoring light with a lap of 28.606 seconds (188.772 mph). Second on the …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 AAA 400 at Dover

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Well… no one expected that. Oh, sure, Kevin Harvick winning isn’t a surprise, but being able to pull through in a high-pressure situation has been a struggle for him as of late. Then Dover comes – a track Harvick had never formerly won at at – and WHAM! there he is in Victory Lane again. Just like that, …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire

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Two races into the Chase and the Challenger Round continues to surprise and excite. After trouble in Chicago, Kevin Harvick knew he had to win to advance to the Contender Round. It looked like he was going to just that as he dominated most of the race, but he couldn’t stretch his fuel mileage far enough, …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? In the midst of a terrible season, small gains are something to hang your hat on, and for three-time Cup champion Tony Stewart, any small gain is worth a small measure of relief. Stewart finished 11th on Sunday, posting his best run since Pocono in August, despite bringing …

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