NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Friday Faceoff: Was Joey Logano’s Practice Penalty Cruel & Unusual?

2017 Las Vegas CUP Joey Logano Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

This week’s race at Dover International Speedway is the first elimination day of the playoffs this year.  Heading in, Austin Dillon, Ryan Newman, Kurt Busch and Kasey Kahne are sitting below the cut line.  Do they stay or do they go, and if they do stay, who else goes? Amy Henderson: Dover doesn’t produce the …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not: The Late Edition

2017 Loudon Cup Erik Jones Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Sometimes circumstances happen that are completely out of your control that prevents you from doing something you enjoy. That’s the case with the late version of this week’s column and that was the case with a few drivers during Sunday’s race at Hampshire, who would’ve much rather finished up front rather than in the back. …

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5 Points to Ponder: A Sluggish Start to the NASCAR Playoffs — Why?

2017 Michigan II CUP Jimmie Johnson helmet Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

ONE: Sluggish Start to NASCAR’s 10-Race Playoff It’s fair to say for NASCAR that it hasn’t been the compelling start to the 2017 playoffs the powers that be at Daytona Beach, Fla.,  would have wanted. We’ve had two poor races with limited-to-no excitement. There hasn’t been a great deal of passing, not really any it seems …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kyle Busch Sneaks by With New Hampshire Win

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Who’s In The Headline After events conspired against him at Chicagoland Speedway, the stars aligned for Kyle Busch in Loudon to allow him to win his 41st career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. He was in second place at the mid-point of the race when Kevin Harvick spun and ended up sideways in the middle …

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Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick Days End Early at New Hampshire

Kurt Busch New Hampshire

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Coming to the checkered flag (lap 150) of Stage 2 in Sunday’s ISM Connect 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the playoffs took a turn for the worse for a pair of Stewart-Haas Racing teammates. Coming out of Turn 2, Austin Dillon turned Kevin Harvick for 14th position, causing a fiasco of smoke, blurring the …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Forecast Powered by DraftKings: ISM Connect 300 Preview

2017 Michigan II CUP Daniel Suarez Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

DraftKings’ daily fantasy NASCAR heads to New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend for the ISM Connect 300. This race marks the second event of the first round in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. The green flag flies Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Cars will hit the track on Friday at 11:30 …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered after the Tale of the Turtles 400

2017 Chicago CUP Martin Truex Jr confetti Russell LaBounty NKP

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

Who … gets the shoutout of the race? Chase Elliott led more than 10 laps for the first time since Martinsville Speedway in the spring, and it looked like his first win was coming in the first race of the 2017 playoffs. Unfortunately for the No. 24 team, Martin Truex Jr. was too fast to hold off. …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not In NASCAR: Leading Laps Edition

2017 Richmond II CUP MArtin Truex Jr Kyle Larson racing Matthew T Thacker NKP

(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker/NKP)

NASCAR’s version of the playoffs is here starting this week at Chicagoland Speedway. But the playoffs for some were this past Saturday night in Richmond. None of on the outside of the playoff picture were able to photobomb that picture and steal a little attention to those already in at the start of the night. …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kyle Larson Survives Smoke, Safety Vehicles & Overtime to Win Richmond

2017 Richmond II CUP Kyle Larson checkered flag Nigel Kinrade NKP

Who’s in the headline – It had to happen eventually. Kyle Larson is too good of a racecar driver to only win on two-mile racetracks. Richmond Raceway is a track that will highlight a drivers ability more than most any other one, so it would make sense that someone with Larson’s talent would shine there. In …

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