Race Weekend Central

The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Bristol

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series made its first stop in “Thunder Valley” for the Food City 500 on Sunday. The race began as the threat of rain continued to loom, and precipitation interfered with the race three times on Sunday, creating what looked like a long day at the Bristol Motor Speedway. After a …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kyle Busch Wins Bristol Two-Day Marathon

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Who’s in the headline Kyle Busch is the winningest active driver at Bristol Motor Speedway. He grabbed the win today to make it two in a row in 2018 and two in a row at Bristol. Busch led a race high five times for 117 laps, second only to Kyle Larson. Brad Keselowski won the …

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NASCAR 101: Roush Fenway Racing’s 7-Race Struggle

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So, uh, how about Roush Fenway Racing? Truly, 2017 feels like a far-off memory rather than no more than 15 months ago. Back then, the long-running Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stalwart had started off the 2017 season on a positive note, with both of its drivers within the top 20 in points through seven …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: Food City 500

Kevin Harvick (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

NASCAR heads to Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend for Sunday’s Food City 500. The half-mile track is one of the toughest on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule. The factors that go into building a winning fantasy team at a short track are much different than those at an intermediate or superspeedway. First off, …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Lone Star Breakdowns

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This weekend’s races at Texas Motor Speedway were a little weird. Saturday’s XFINITY Series race was run in mid-30’s temperatures and featured three cautions in the first fifteen laps. Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race started with a wreck on lap 2, and went on to have eight cautions, about a dozen cars in the …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kyle Busch Triumphs In Texas For First 2018 Win

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Who’s in the headline After three seconds and a third in the last four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races, Kyle Busch finally put it all together Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway. Holding off a hard-charging Kevin Harvick down the stretch, Busch became the fifth MENCS winner of 2018 in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500. …

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Pace Laps: Texas Tires, Penske Dominance & Newgarden Prevails in Phoenix

Goodyear Tires ready for NASCAR action. Photo: NKP

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Texas Tears Up Tires Kyle Busch may have edged Kevin Harvick to finally get that winless monkey off his back, but Sunday’s (April 8) race at Texas Motor Speedway for the MENCS was more notable for who wasn’t around at the finish. Kyle Larson. Martin Truex Jr. Ryan Newman. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. …

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The Frontstretch 5: NASCAR Teams Who Need a Turnaround in 2018

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Hendrick Motorsports Just a few weeks ago, it was easy to explain the organization’s struggles: it was too early to tell; Chevrolet is behind the curve – which may still be the case; the team has two new drivers. And the thing is, all of that is completely true. But looking at the big picture, …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Clint Bowyer is Back

Clint Bowyer snapped a long winless streak at the paper-clip shaped Martinsville Speedway (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we break down this past weekend’s events at Martinsville Speedway with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff, and Zach Catanzareti, while addressing the significance of Clint Bowyer‘s victory. Though Bowyer was dominant and there were only four cautions at the short track, three of which were announced prior to the race, from …

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Martin Truex Jr. Sweeps Martinsville Speedway Practices

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No matter what town NASCAR travels to, Martin Truex Jr. continues to be the fastest in it. Six days after winning all three stages at Auto Club Speedway of California, the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion was fastest in both STP 500 practices at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday (March 24). Truex posted a …

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