NASCAR Race Weekend Central

The Virtual Frontstretch: Issue 1

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Photo by Justin Melillo via iRacing.com

It’s been a wild start to the year in the world of motor-eSports across the iRacing and NASCAR Heat platforms. With the offseason coming to a close and the Daytona 500 kicking off the NASCAR racing season, many special events and league seasons have sprung up across the sim racing world; some of them are …

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Carolina Nationals Qualifying Is In The Books

NHRA 2018 Charlotte Fall Brittany Force top qualifier credit Toni Montgomery

Qualifying is complete for the NHRA Carolina Nationals from zMAX Dragway outside Charlotte, North Carolina. After two rounds on Friday (Oct. 12) and two more on Saturday (Oct. 13), the field has been set for all four Mello Yello Series classes, as well as the E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Series. Steve Torrence looked to …

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Pace Laps: Kasey Kahne’s Endless Pursuit of… What? & Exciting NASCAR Racing In Iowa

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(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: The Latest Push To Fix Kasey Kahne June’s off week came with a crew chief change in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Travis Mack was replaced as Kasey Kahne‘s head wrench after just 15 races as the No. 95 Leavine Family Racing team remains mired in midpack. Jon Leonard will …

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Nitro Shots: March Madness With Don Schumacher Racing

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(Photo: NHRA Media)

It’s almost like a fever that spreads out of control every year. It’s March Madness. Pools are taking place in offices all over the country. Whether you are a college basketball fan with knowledge of most of the teams or you never follow the sport and make your picks by the color of the uniforms …

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Pace Laps: Fan Favorites Shine in NASCAR, NHRA, IndyCar

NHRA 2017 Chicago Ron Capps courtesy NHRA media

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Cup Series: Truex Out-Performs Himself in Kentucky – Even on Martin Truex Jr.’s terms, Saturday night’s Quaker State 400 was a dream night. Leading 152 of 267 laps, Truex jumped to an almost-unheard of 16-second lead on second-place Kyle Larson as the field approached the final lap. And even after a last-second caution and a …

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Nitro Shots: NHRA Superpowers & Underdogs

NHRA 2017 Las Vegas DSR three hundred wins courtesy Don Schumacher Racing

In Pro Stock last year, NHRA superpowers emerged in KB Racing. Over in Pro Stock Motorcycle, it’s been the Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson team since the earth cooled — or so it seems. In Nitro, success has been reserved for mostly Don Schumacher Racing with a little John Force Racing thrown in for good measure. It’s called domination. It’s …

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Nitro Shots: Leah Pritchett Chasing History

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(Photo: Pete McCole)

By Pete McCole PRITCHETT CHASING HISTORY Leah Pritchett is on pace to do something no one in the history of the Top Fuel division has been able to accomplish: win three straight races to start off a season. After besting Doug Kalitta at the season-opener in Pomona and Brittany Force two weeks ago at Phoenix, …

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Nitro Shots: One Last Hurrah

NHRA 2016 Las Vegas Antron Brown champion courtesy NHRA

One championship in the NHRA has already been decided but that doesn’t mean that there is nothing left to sort out in Pomona. Matter of fact, it’s the two-wheeled contingent that goes into the final race with a big battle underway. Harley Davidson teammates Andrew Hines, the defending champion, and Eddie Krawiec are tied with …

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Nitro Shots: Big Go Wrap Up

NHRA 2016 Indy Tony Schumacher car courtesy NHRA

Lots of storylines going in, lots of storylines coming out which means it’s time to digest some of what happened over a very busy long holiday weekend in Indianapolis at the Big Go. For starters, there was the Traxxas Nitro Shootout. Interesting observation: the ladies did quite well as Leah Pritchett faced off against teammate …

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