Race Weekend Central

Tracking the Trucks: Sweet Redemption for Ross Chastain at Gateway

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In a Nutshell: Just one week after having a win at Iowa Speedway stripped, Ross Chastain scored his second victory for Niece Motorsports at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway Saturday night. The driver of the No. 45 Chevrolet had to hold off hard-charging Kyle Busch Motorsports teammates Christian Eckes and Todd Gilliland on the …

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CarShield to Sponsor Ross Chastain at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway

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Ross Chastain rejoins with a familiar primary sponsor this week for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series CarShield 200 presented by CK Power. CarShield, the race’s title sponsor, comes on board the No. 45 Niece Motorsports Chevrolet. We are thrilled to have @CarShieldUSA join @RossChastain and the No. 45 team this weekend at @WWTRaceway! #CarShield …

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Friday Faceoff: Will Taking Away Wins Serve Its Intended Purpose?

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For the first time in over 20 years, NASCAR disqualified a race winner following post race inspection. Will it deter teams from pushing the envelope too much? Frank Velat: Not likely. There’s too much to be gained with a win. Al Niece had a less than enthusiastic response to the team getting bustedm but I get the …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Wins Still Be Taken Away?

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This past weekend, Ross Chastain crossed the finish line first in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Iowa Speedway, but he didn’t get to keep the trophy. After Chastain’s No. 44 Niece Motorsports Chevrolet was found to be too low in post-race inspection, NASCAR stripped the team of the win and gave it to …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Jeremy Clements Chats Season-Best Finish at Iowa

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff break down a wild weekend of racing at Iowa Speedway where the NASCAR Xfinity and Gander Outdoors Truck Series took center stage. Ross Chastain was victorious in the truck race…. or so we thought, until NASCAR deemed the truck to be too low in the front. …

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Odds & Ends Around the Track: Farewell to DW Edition & Sonoma

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This time every year NASCAR fans are ready for a change of networks. We say farewell to FOX for the season and farewell to Darrell Waltrip forever on television coverage of NASCAR. Just as he did during his racing career, DW moves the needle. Love him or hate him, you will never be bored by …

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Niece Motorsports Penalty Upheld; Ross Chastain’s Iowa Win Doesn’t Count

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Ross Chastain‘s NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series win on Sunday in the M&M’s 200 presented by Casey’s General Stores was thrown out after his Niece Motorsports No. 44 Chevrolet Silverado was found to be too low in the front end during post-race inspection. Niece Motorsports chose to appeal the ruling The appeal was heard Wednesday …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Sports 1 Has an Adventurous Sunday in Iowa

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For the most part, drivers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series had a pretty easy weekend. Some of them hung out at their homes or vacationed with their kids. Kurt Busch went to France to check out the 24 Hours of Le Mans. I’m pretty sure that Chip Ganassi is not in a good …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Yellow Light

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series was off this past weekend, leaving the Xfinity Series and Gander Outdoors Truck Series to contest an eventful Sunday doubleheader following a rainout on Saturday night at Iowa Speedway. So we’ll look at how Cup drivers are doing with their new teams for the trends worth tracking this week. …

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The Underdog House: Like Taking Candy From an Underdog

Top of The Class With the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series enjoying a rare week off, the NASCAR Xfinity Series moved into the spotlight, running the CircuitCity.com 250. Yes, that Circuit City. Turns out it does still exist and it appears ready to rise from the brink of extinction back to consumer relevance. Much like …

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