Race Weekend Central

Kyle Larson Scores Richmond Win; Playoff Grid Set

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As the man in charge, Martin Truex Jr., pounded the Turn 1 wall on the last lap, it was a smooth sail to victory for Kyle Larson, who held off Joey Logano to score the victory in Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway. The win, his fourth of the 2017 Monster Energy …

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Joey Logano Returns to Richmond in Must-Win Scenario

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Coming into 2017, Joey Logano was among the championship favorites, after finishing runner-up in 2016 to Jimmie Johnson. But with one race remaining until the postseason kicks off at Chicagoland Speedway, the No. 22 crew is in a must-win situation. Logano heads to Richmond Raceway, the site of his last Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 26: Bump in the Night

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Episode 26: Bump in the Night Frontstretch Podcast with Dustin Albino, Joseph Wolkin and Zach Catanzareti In this week’s episode brought to you by DraftKings, Dustin, Joseph and Zach debate the use of bumping for a race win, the odds of us seeing similar aggression this weekend at Richmond Raceway and what effect an encumbered win should have on a race …

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NASCAR 101: The 5 Drivers Most Likely to Win Their Way Into Cup Playoffs

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The race to the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs ends up a bit more one-dimensional this year than in select past seasons in that there’s really only one story to follow: the race-winning spoiler. Entering the final regular season race of 2017 at Richmond Raceway, 13 drivers have punched their ticket into the …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Forecast Powered by DraftKings: Federated Auto Parts 400 Preview

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

DraftKings’ daily fantasy NASCAR heads to Richmond Raceway this weekend for the Federated Auto Parts 400. The green flag on the sport’s regular season finale flies Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. For most drivers on the playoff bubble, this race serves as the last hope for any chance at racing for the championship. …

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Did You Notice?: The Fine Line Of NASCAR Drivers’ Personal Lives & Where It All Went Wrong

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Did You Notice? … The taboo subject of an athlete’s personal life? The topic came up Sunday night after Cody Ware went off on Twitter following a wreck involving fellow Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series underdog Matt DiBenedetto. The point here isn’t to delve into what was said or whether it was even true. It’s if that …

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5 Points to Ponder: Don’t Sleep On… Denny Hamlin?

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ONE: Don’t Sleep On…. Denny Hamlin? 24/7 news cycles these days can cause storylines to be greatly exaggerated. So it’s no surprise everyone and their mother screamed, “Don’t sleep on Denny Hamlin!” seconds after his astounding Darlington comeback. It’s true Sunday’s Southern 500 was perhaps a stepping stone in Hamlin’s career. A driver who’s at times …

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Beside The Rising Tide: With Autumn Closing In

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Ain’t it funny how the night moves? When you just don’t seem to have as much to lose, Ain’t it funny how the night moves? With autumn closing in…. -Bob Seger While it hasn’t quite reached the level of the Memorial Day weekend yet, Labor Day weekend offered race fans a full slate of action …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not In NASCAR: Throwback Edition

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Darlington had what is becoming its annual throwback weekend with NASCAR’s Cup and XFINITY series each having a number of cars with paint schemes resembling those from the past. But no matter how enjoyable it is to take a look back in time, there is no time like the present for many drivers as there is now just …

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Denny Hamlin Perfects Crossover Maneuver for Darlington XFINITY Win

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Once again, a Darlington Raceway trophy came down to the last corner for the XFINITY Series. This time, it was Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano, who made contact down the backstretch on the final lap of Saturday’s VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200. That set them each up for the hardest corner of the …

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