Race Weekend Central

Friday Faceoff: Should NASCAR Penalize Drivers for Causing Yellow Flags?

Kyle Larson was adamant that Bubba Wallace’s spin in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway was intentional. How prevalent do you think such occurrences are, and what, if anything, needs to be done? Adam Cheek: They aren’t massively common, but something should be done when it’s pretty clearly intentional. Maybe a …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Ross Chastain Focused on Present, Excited for Future, Texas 2-Step

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss an interesting race weekend at Texas Motor Speedway, which saw many drivers lose control of their cars in the traction compound as well as a dominating performance by Kevin Harvick. Denny Hamlin entered Texas 24 points above the cutline, but was one of the drivers to …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Christopher Bell is Inevitable

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If Marvel’s Thanos existed in the real world, he’d have to admit that Christopher Bell was just as inevitable. If Benjamin Franklin was around today, he’d be forced to amend his famous quote about death and taxes to include the driver of the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota on his short list of life’s …

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Tyler Reddick and Ross Chastain lead NASCAR Xfinity Series practices at Texas

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Tyler Reddick and Ross Chastain were fastest in the two NASCAR Xfinity Series practices on Friday (Nov. 1) at Texas Motor Speedway for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300. Reddick was the only driver to break the 187 mph mark in the first practice and turned an average speed of 187.493 mph. Christopher Bell was second …

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Todd Gilliland Wins NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 at Martinsville

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Kyle Busch Motorsports’ Todd Gilliland survived the chaos to claim the checkered flag in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series’ NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 at Martinsville Speedway Saturday (Oct. 26), his first NGOTS victory in 56 starts. KBM’s Christian Eckes started on the pole for the third time in seven NGOTS starts, but early …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Playoff Drivers, Tanner Gray’s Debut Among Martinsville Storylines

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Setting the Championship 4 Following a wild finish at Talladega Superspeedway that saw Johnny Sauter penalized, Spencer Boyd was the one who emerged victorious. That means no playoff driver locked their way into the Championship 4 the last time the Gander Outdoors Truck Series raced. Defending champion Brett Moffitt holds the advantage with a 45-point …

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Ross Chastain, Kaulig Racing Remain Upbeat Despite Up-and-Down Week

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In just two days’ time, Kaulig Racing went from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows. Tuesday (Oct. 15), the organization announced it will expand to two full-time cars for the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. Ross Chastain, who’s currently racing for the Gander Outdoors Truck Series championship, will join Kaulig alongside Justin …

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NASCAR 101: The Most First-Time Winners in Truck Series History

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After a quiet year for new winners in 2018, the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series is having quite a year for newcomers to victory lane. Spencer Boyd‘s Talladega Superspeedway triumph made him the fifth first-time winner in the series in 2019, with three races still to go before the season’s end. He’s the first new …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Kaulig Racing Ready to Expand

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Five years ago, Matt Kaulig had a vision. That vision included motorsports, particularly NASCAR. In 2014, LeafFilter Gutter Protection, Kaulig’s business, entered the NASCAR world to sponsor Blake Koch while competing for Go Fas Racing in two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races. The next season, LeafFilter continued its partnership with Koch at TriStar Motorsports for …

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Ross Chastain, Justin Haley to Drive for Kaulig Racing in 2020

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Ross Chastain will pilot the No. 10 Chevrolet Camaro full-time for Kaulig Racing in the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series season, the team announced in a release Tuesday, Oct. 15. The team, which had one full-time and two part-time cars this year, will expand to two cars that will run the full schedule. The news was …

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