Race Weekend Central

Couch Potato Tuesday: Michigan Brings 2 Different Broadcast Strategies

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In recent years, races at Michigan have dropped off as far as competitiveness goes.  The track was repaved for 2012 due to some huge bumps.  Despite seven seasons of racing and six Michigan winters, the groove still has not widened much.  Track position has been paramount. Consumers Energy 400 Prior to the race, Dale Jarrett …

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Pace Laps: Kevin Harvick’s Dominance & Justin Allgaier’s Career Year

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: No Circumstances? No Problem for Kevin Harvick Much like Austin Cindric did on Saturday in Mid-Ohio, Kevin Harvick straight up put on a clinic. The only difference between the two was that Harvick landed in Victory Lane while circumstances and a late-race pass for the lead put Justin Allgaier in …

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Tracking the Trucks: Ben Rhodes Scores Hometown Win in Kentucky

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In a Nutshell: Ben Rhodes scored ThorSport Racing’s first victory since switching manufacturers in Thursday night’s Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway. Rhodes capitalized on a 74-lap green flag run and a late pit road call for fuel only to score his first win of the 2018 season over Stewart Friesen. “This …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Takeaways From 4 Straight Weeks of Racing

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Johnny Sauter Remains Championship Favorite I know I sound like a broken record here, but it’s hard to look away from something that’s so incredibly true. Johnny Sauter began this four-race stretch with a victory at Texas Motor Speedway, his fourth on the season, and did so in thrilling fashion, narrowly edging Stewart Friesen by …

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Johnny Sauter, Todd Gilliland Lead Chicagoland Trucks Practices

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Johnny Sauter and Todd Gilliland led Thursday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practices at Chicagoland Speedway, preparing for Friday night’s Overton’s 225. First practice: Sauter’s GMS Racing Chevrolet led the field with a lap of 174.160 mph, and he was followed by teammate Dalton Sargeant with a lap f 174.031 mph. In third was Ben …

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The Frontstretch 5: Great Things About NASCAR’s Lower Divisions, Areas of Opportunity

Field Enters Turn Three After Final Restart of Iowa 250 pres. by Enogen

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1. Standalone races Races like the XFINITY/Truck show at Iowa last weekend used to be much more common, but the ones that are still on the schedule often end up being among the best races of the season in any series. Some of that has to do with the venues, but it’s also because the …

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5 Points to Ponder: Digesting Excellent Iowa Racing For NASCAR’s XFINITY, Truck Series

Field Enters Turn Three After Final Restart of Iowa 250 pres. by Enogen

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ONE: Johnny Sauter Remains Truck Series Championship Favorite When Brett Moffitt and Johnny Sauter got together at Iowa Speedway early Saturday for their media availability, Moffitt was asked about his outlook for the upcoming race that night and what his goals were. The answer was simple. “Beat him (Sauter),” Moffitt said with a chuckle. “He’s …

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Brett Moffitt Earns Field-of-Dreams Victory at Iowa

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When you enter the Iowa Speedway from the tunnel in Turns 3 and 4, you’ll find two rows of corn and a sign that states “Infield of Dreams.” That saying hasn’t been any truer than in the last two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events at Iowa. Last season, John Hunter Nemechek entered this race …

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Harrison Burton Earns First Career NCWTS Pole at Iowa

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Harrison Burton makes his 10th career start Saturday, and he will start from the pole position. The 17-year-old earned his first-career pole in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, turning a 132.850-mph lap around Iowa Speedway during the third round of qualifying to put a lock on the pole. Noah Gragson, the defending pole winner, qualified …

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Pace Laps: A Rainy Kind of NASCAR Weekend

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Stewart-Haas Racing Asserting Its Dominance For the seventh time this season, Stewart-Haas Racing is taking home another race win trophy, this time with Clint Bowyer’s second victory of the season in the rain-shortened race at Michigan International Speedway. Joining teammates Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick, who has five wins this …

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