Race Weekend Central

NASCAR Entry List: DC Solar 300

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39 teams are entered for this weekend’s inaugural DC Solar 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the NASCAR XFINITY Series. It will be the first time the 1.5-mile speedway has held a second race for the sport’s second-tier division. A 39-car entry list means that the series will have the first short field of …

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Entry List: ALSCO 300

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After a wild race at Daytona International Speedway, the NASCAR XFINITY Series heads to Kentucky Speedway on Friday, July 13. It’ll be the series’ third night race and their 17th event of the 2018 season. Just 39 teams are entered this week with only a few changes to note. If that number holds, it would …

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Entry List: Quaker State 400

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After a chaotic race at Daytona International Speedway, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Kentucky Speedway for a primetime event on Saturday, July 14.  The Quaker State 400 will be the second consecutive night race for the series and the fifth of the 2018 season. 39 cars make up this weekend’s entry list, …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Ray Black Jr. Finding it Tough Not Running Full-Time

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Ray Black Jr. is in unfamiliar territory in 2018 — he lacks a full-time ride in any of the top three NASCAR national touring divisions. In 2o15, Black drove full-time with SS Green Light Racing in the Camping World Truck Series. In 2016, he moved to the NASCAR XFINITY Series with the same organization and …

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Entry List: OneMain Financial 200

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Dover International Speedway hosts the fourth and final edition of the XFINITY Dash 4 Cash this Saturday.  As a result, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regulars are once again not allowed to compete. 41 teams are currently entered in the OneMain Financial 200, meaning that one team will have to go home without the pleasure …

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2017 NASCAR Cup Team Review: Rick Ware Racing

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The deaths of HScott Motorsports and Tommy Baldwin Racing following the 2016 season left a void in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. In 2016, only 40 cars showed up most weekends to compete. All of the sudden, three of them vanished and left the series with just 37 full time teams for 2017. Rick …

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Ray Black Jr. Joining Rick Ware Racing Full-Time for 2018 Cup Series Schedule

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Ray Black Jr. is making the next jump of his racing career in 2018, as he will compete full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with Rick Ware Racing. Both Rick Ware, owner of RWR and Black confirmed to Frontstretch at Homestead-Miami Speedway that the plan is to run the entire 36-race schedule and challenge for Rookie …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2017 AAA Texas 500

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? In the very first corner of the race, Brad Keselowski’s day looked to be about done. The 2012 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion started in 10th, but got into a slow Kyle Busch and cut a left rear tire. A green-flag pit stop put him one lap …

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Entry List: 2017 AAA Texas 500

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For this Sunday’s AAA Texas 500, there are 40 cars entered.  As a result, no one will fail to qualify.  All 40 teams that attempted Martinsville will be in the field. There are a couple of driver changes of note.  Joey Gase will drive the No. 7 Chevrolet for Tommy Baldwin Racing (run by Premium …

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The Underdog House: NASCAR Must ‘Cope’ With Slow Cars On Track

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Think Small After last weekend’s race at Richmond Raceway, where Derrike Cope brought out a late caution while racing several laps down, fans and some media suggested Cope should have been removed from the track by NASCAR long before the incident. That group, which included regular season champion Martin Truex Jr., claimed Cope was so far in …

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