Race Weekend Central

Up to Speed: Rules Overshadow Racing in Richmond

(Photo: Matthew Thacker / NKP)

NASCAR fans at Richmond International Raceway saw some great racing this weekend.  However, they also saw two races with wacky endings.  Both the XFINITY Series race on Saturday and Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event had twist endings that were bought about by rule violations.  NASCAR made good calls in some instances, bad calls …

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Pace Laps: Parity at Richmond, Justin Allgaier Comes Up Short & 4-Wide Nationals Take Over Charlotte

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Multiple Contenders Take over Richmond -Don’t you love the races where you don’t know who’ll win? Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400 had more than one driver who seemed to be unstoppable, and then they would ultimately be stopped. Leading the opening 164 laps, Matt Kenseth’s pole-winning car looked to be on rails …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Justin Allgaier Loses in Heartbreak Fashion, Kyle Larson Capitalizes

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Short track racing. The first 240 laps were relatively lame in Saturday’s Toyota Care 250 at Richmond International Raceway. But that all changed with a caution with 12 laps to go. Justin Allgaier had dominated the afternoon, leading a career-high 157 laps. In the final 10 laps it looked as though he was going to …

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Kyle Larson Wins, Justin Allgaier Loses in Bizarre Richmond Finish

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Kyle Larson grabbed the victory in Saturday’s ToyotaCare 250 from Richmond International Raceway after a caution ended the race under caution. With Justin Allgaier running in second, there was confusion on when the caution flew and why the caution lights were lit. Despite the controversy, the victory was Larson’s second of 2017 and seventh of …

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Justin Allgaier Leads XFINITY Bristol Practice

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With a topsy-turvy schedule for NASCAR’s action at Bristol Motor Speedway, the day wasn’t all bad for Justin Allgaier, as the No. 7 driver led the way in lone practice for the XFINITY Series. At a lap time of 15.422 seconds (124.420 mph) Allgaier beat second-place Erik Jones by 0.087 for the top spot. Kyle …

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NASCAR Mailbox: How Will Texas Motor Speedway’s Repave Change Racing in the Lone Star State?

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Repaves. Repaves. Repaves. Hate them or love them, it is simply part of motorsports. Let’s be real: You probably don’t love them. But hey, it could be worse. Imagine if tracks did not have the money to repave and suddenly, fans were left with weepers at every facility. Yuck. But as the NASCAR realm adjusts …

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Pace Laps: Pair of Winless Streaks Snapped by Ryan Newman and Justin Allgaier in the Desert, Along with Sebring Chaos

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Ryan Newman Snaps Personal and RCR Winless Streak – Ryan Newman might just be the epitome of the phrase “where did he come from” for the past ten years. In four of his last six victories, the “rocket man” led 12 or less laps on his way to victory. Three of …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Justin Allgaier Breaks Long Winless Streak With Phoenix Victory

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Justin Allgaier landed in the Arizona desert this week in the midst of a long dry spell. However, by the time the checkered flag waved Saturday afternoon, he discovered the long-sought oasis of NASCAR XFINITY Series Victory Lane. Allgaier led 85 of the 200 laps, including the final 19, en route to winning the DC Solar 200 at …

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Justin Allgaier Snaps Winless Drought at Phoenix, Earns Dash 4 Cash Bonus

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Justin Allgaier snapped an 80-race winless drought, spanning more than four years on Saturday afternoon from Phoenix International Raceway by winning the DC Solar 200. He led a race-high 85 laps and earned the $100,000 bonus from XFINITY for being the Dash 4 Cash winner, the first of four races this season that will pay …

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NASCAR 101: Who Wants to Be a Dash 4 Cash Millionaire?

The XFINITY Series race at Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday kicks off the series’ Dash 4 Cash program, which consists of four races each season and awards the highest finishing XFINITY regular $100,000 for being the top finisher amongst regulars in that event. It marks the first time Phoenix is participating in the program. Any driver …

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