Race Weekend Central

5 Points to Ponder: Coming Home, 5 More Years & A Shifting Fanbase

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Truex’s win is just around the corner It wasn’t to be for Martin Truex Jr. on Saturday night under the lights at Kansas Speedway, but if his performance tells us anything it is that his win is just around the corner. And what a celebration it will be when it finally does come. Truex has …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Spongebob Squarepants 400 at Kansas

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Who’s in the headline – The newest iteration of the Chase has made gambling much easier for those people who have a win or two under their belts. Saturday night, Jimmie Johnson put another notch in his as he stretched his fuel and tires to a victory. A late-race caution allowed Johnson and his No. …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas

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Looking for the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How behind Sunday’s race? Amy Henderson has you covered each week with the answers to six race-day questions, covering all five Ws and even the H… the Big Six. Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Sometimes the driver who should win a race doesn’t, and …

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Jimmie Johnson Steals 3rd Win of 2015 Season in Spongebob Squarepants 400 at Kansas

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For much of the Spongebob Squarepants 400 at Kansas Speedway, it looked as if the race would be decided between Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Larson. However, after a nearly 2.5-hour rain delay, a late-race caution and a gutsy call, Jimmie Johnson drove his way to victory lane for the third time at Kansas …

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4 Burning Questions at Kansas: Wet, Wild & Unpredictable

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OK, Toto, we’re finally going to Kansas. Kansas Speedway has quickly turned into a staple of the Sprint Cup Series schedule since joining the tour in 2001. The Kansas City, Kan., track began holding two races per year in 2010, and hosted their first night race last season. A year later, the stars of NASCAR return …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 after the 2015 GEICO 500 at Talladega

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Man, Talladega is a doozy, huh? Dale Earnhardt Jr.‘s first victory of the season – and first at Talladega in 11 years – was great for the sport and meant, for a moment, that all was right in the racing world. However, the monster that is ‘Dega was also very unkind to several other drivers …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not: 2015 Spongebob Squarepants 400 at Kansas Edition

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Burnouts (Hot) It’s no surprise that Dale Earnhardt Jr. is leading this column this week. Yes, he won the race, but it was about so much more than winning for Junior. First, there was a question of whether crew chief Greg Ives might have to go home when finding out his daughter broke her arm. She …

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Number Crunching: 2015 GEICO 500 at Talladega Fantasy Forecast

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Kurt Busch won in dominating fashion last week, and that was a great pick for our NASCAR Fantasy Live team. It was so good in fact that if you have been following along with my picks week to week, you will find yourself in the top 1,000 of all the players in the country. The …

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Friday Faceoff: Tempers, Mergers, Surprises & Waivers

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Tony Stewart was none too pleased with Dale Earnhardt Jr. after the two tangled late in the race, leaving Stewart to settle for a 41st-place finish and his third DNF this season. Meanwhile, Earnhardt denied any responsibility for the wreck. Who was right, and will any tensions arise between the two on track later this …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond

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Ask anyone and they would tell you that a win was inevitable once Kurt Busch returned behind the wheel of the No. 41. He came close a few times but finally closed the deal, leading 291 laps and winning his first race of the season at Richmond. Oh, and by the way, he’s now all …

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