Race Weekend Central

Frontstretch Podcast: Jeremy Clements Chats Season-Best Finish at Iowa

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff break down a wild weekend of racing at Iowa Speedway where the NASCAR Xfinity and Gander Outdoors Truck Series took center stage. Ross Chastain was victorious in the truck race…. or so we thought, until NASCAR deemed the truck to be too low in the front. …

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Odds & Ends Around the Track: Farewell to DW Edition & Sonoma

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This time every year NASCAR fans are ready for a change of networks. We say farewell to FOX for the season and farewell to Darrell Waltrip forever on television coverage of NASCAR. Just as he did during his racing career, DW moves the needle. Love him or hate him, you will never be bored by …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Will Sonoma Match the Same Intensity Seen On The “Roval”?

This weekend not only marks the first road course event of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season but the first since the ROVAL back in September. Road course racing always brings out the best drivers, testing their skill and patience. Last season, the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL put on arguably the craziest race …

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Johnny Sauter Suspended for One Race by NASCAR

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NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series veteran Johnny Sauter was suspended Tuesday (June 18) for one race by series officials. The punishment comes two days after he and Austin Hill tangled in Sunday’s M&M’s 200 at Iowa. Although he will miss this weekend’s Gateway 200, Sauter remains eligible for the NASCAR playoffs and championship. The driver …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Sports 1 Has an Adventurous Sunday in Iowa

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For the most part, drivers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series had a pretty easy weekend. Some of them hung out at their homes or vacationed with their kids. Kurt Busch went to France to check out the 24 Hours of Le Mans. I’m pretty sure that Chip Ganassi is not in a good …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Yellow Light

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series was off this past weekend, leaving the Xfinity Series and Gander Outdoors Truck Series to contest an eventful Sunday doubleheader following a rainout on Saturday night at Iowa Speedway. So we’ll look at how Cup drivers are doing with their new teams for the trends worth tracking this week. …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2019 M&M’s 200 at Iowa

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In a Nutshell: With arguably the fastest truck in the field in the hands of a debutante, Ross Chastain capitalized on a hard charge in the first stage to dominate the rest of Sunday’s rain-delayed M&M’s 200, scoring his second career NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series victory.  Or so fans thought. As of 3:30 p.m. …

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Pace Laps: Christopher Bell Puts on a Clinic, Truck Series Drama Unfolds In Iowa

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Xfinity Series: Christopher Bell Show in Iowa  Heading into Sunday’s CircuitCity.com 250 at Iowa Speedway, Christopher Bell was the favorite. The No. 20 team lived up to expectations in the race, leading 186 laps en route to its fourth victory of the season. The victory is Bell’s second in four starts at the 7/8-mile short …

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Ross Chastain Disqualified at 2019 M&M’s 200 at Iowa Speedway, Brett Moffitt Wins

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BREAKING: Ross Chastain has been disqualified from the M&M’s 200 race at Iowa Speedway after his winning truck failed post-race inspection for being too low. Instead, Brett Moffitt has been declared the race winner.  Ross Chastain took the lead with a three-wide pass at the end of stage one in the 2019 M&M’s 200 at …

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Johnny Sauter, Austin Hill Tangle at Iowa in 2019 M&M’s 200

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Johnny Sauter and Austin Hill battled each other hard for several laps in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series’ M&M’s 200 at Iowa Speedway. But after a little contact back and forth, Hill decided he had enough. Sauter and Hill were battling for seventh position on Sunday (June 16) just ahead of Sheldon Creed. Both …

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