Race Weekend Central

Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2017 Daytona 500

(Photo: Mike Neff)

Who’s in the headline – Kurt Busch guided a badly damaged race car to the finish line first, ending an 0-for-15 drought in the sport’s Great American Race. He was the third of three leaders in the final three laps, taking control when others around him ran out of gas. In a Daytona 500 that was …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Joey Logano Steals Victory From the Jaws of Defeat at Phoenix

(Photo: Matthew Thacker / NKP)

Who’s in the headline – In the final elimination race of the season, Joey Logano looked like he was about to slip out of contention for a transfer position. Fortunately for him, a caution flag flew, which bunched the field up and afforded him a final shot to reclaim a spot in the final four. …

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Aric Almirola, Greg Biffle Hit with P3 Penalties for Lugnuts

(Photo: Mike Neff)

NASCAR’s weekly penalty report was delayed on Wednesday (Sept. 21) after the decision to hold an impromptu teleconference with less than a half- hour’s notice to announce changes to post-race inspection penalties.  Despite that, there were still a number of teams to be penalized. Aric Almirola and Greg Biffle‘s cars were found to have loose …

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Tropical Storm Hermine Cancels First Day of Throwback Weekend at Darlington

The NASCAR Sprint Cup field races during the 2015 Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway

(Photo Credit: Yvonne Leonard, Frontstretch)

With the threat of Tropical Storm Hermine looming around the southern states NASCAR was forced to cancel all on-track activities for Friday, the first day of NASCAR’s second-annual throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway. The track’s slated for double duty, with the XFINITY Series on Saturday afternoon and the Sprint Cup Series racing in the Bojangles’ Southern 500 on …

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Entry List: VFW Sports Clips Help a Hero 200

(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker / NKP)

The XFINITY Series will make its annual stop at Darlington Raceway on Saturday. As of Monday, there are 40 cars entered, meaning all will make the race, barring any entry list updates. Paul Menard will attempt to deliver the No. 2 car its third consecutive victory this weekend. Austin Dillon captured the win at Bristol and …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Colosseum Marathon Edition

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If you were paying attention to the final weekend of the Olympics in Rio, you might have noticed that the men’s marathon took place on Sunday morning. But for NASCAR fans, and especially for those in attendance at Bristol Saturday and Sunday, the NASCAR marathon took place this weekend as well. It wasn’t quite 26.2 …

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NASCAR Mailbox: 16 Winners Before the Chase Cutoff?

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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase Grid will be set come the checkered flag at Richmond International Raceway in exactly one month. With 11 drivers already winning races and 10 of them seemingly locked into the Chase, barring any unforeseen circumstances, it’s safe to say the playoffs are set for the most part. However, with …

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Martin Truex, Jr., Paul Menard with Early Issues in Pocono

(Photo: Anthony Lumbis, Sr.)

It didn’t take too long before two of the top 3 starters ran into problems at Pocono Raceway. Shortly following a lap 18 restart after the competition caution, polesitter Martin Truex, Jr. cut a right-front tire into Turn 2, sending the No. 78 machine into the wall. The team found that the inner-liner valve stem …

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Martin Truex, Jr. Wins the Pole for the Pennsylvania 400

(Photo: Joseph Wolkin)

For the second time in his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career, Martin Truex, Jr. will lead the field to the green flag three times in one season. Piloting the No. 78 Toyota, Truex topped the charts in the final round of qualifying for the Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway at 50.211 seconds (179.244 mph), his …

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