Race Weekend Central

The Underdog House: The Other Side of the Neon Garage

Top of The Class Once again, JTG Daugherty Racing’s Chris Buescher was the top underdog in Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. While he wasn’t able to secure a top-10 finish, he did bring the No. 37 Chevrolet across the stripe in 18th place. There were plenty of unknowns going into the race …

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NASCAR Daily Fantasy DraftKings Picks: Pennzoil 400

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series rolls into Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, March 3 at 3:30 p.m. ET for the 2019 Pennzoil 400. This race marks the debut of aero ducts on the cars as part of this year’s new handling package. Last week at Atlanta Motor Speedway, it appeared that many cars …

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Friday Faceoff: Is Kyle Busch the Best Truck Series Driver Ever?

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Hendrick Motorsports didn’t have a car finish in the top 10 at Atlanta Motor Speedway for the first time since 2010. Is HMS simply making gradual improvement, or is the team getting worse? Mark Kristl: Hendrick has been gradually improving. If this package provides better racing, the team will further improve. Jimmie Johnson showed obvious …

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Fire on Fridays: Can Ryan Preece Win the Rookie Battle?

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year battle will be intense this year, probably more than Daniel Hemric anticipated. It will be much better than the clash between mid-packers William Byron and Darrell Wallace Jr. from last year. Instead, it might feature drivers competing for the playoffs, rather than barely staying on …

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2-Headed Monster: Is It Time To Repave Atlanta Motor Speedway?

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Atlanta Motor Speedway is known for its abrasive racing surface. Most NASCAR drivers appear to love that about the track because it gives it character and a uniqueness, as well as making it one of the most challenging races of the year. But Atlanta hasn’t been repaved since 1997, so it brings about this week’s …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Which Underdog Team Can Keep Up Their Strong Start All Year Long?

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This season will be very unique for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with the new aero package, which may very well produce some surprises throughout the year. We saw several underdog teams have strong weekends at Atlanta, and some have the potential to continue that all year long. One team that showed strength on …

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The Underdog House: Marching On Atlanta

Top of The Class For the second time in 2019, JTG Daugherty Racing put a driver in the top 10 at the end of the weekend’s Cup event. This time, it was Chris Buescher carrying the torch for the organization at Atlanta Motor Speedway, as he brought the No. 37 Chevrolet across the stripe in …

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Forget The Flu: Brad Keselowski Fights To Folds Of Honor 500 Victory

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Friday night (Feb. 22), Brad Keselowski got sick, bedridden with the flu. Two days later, it was the rest of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series field down for the count. The 2019 Folds of Honor 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway became an honorable drive for a champion who couldn’t even practice the day before. …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Ryan Preece Chats Good Run in Daytona 500

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In a fun Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino, Mike Neff and Ryan Preece discuss this year’s Daytona 500 as a whole. In an interview with Preece, he talks about his eighth-place finish in the Great American Race and how it felt running third on the final lap. He believes that inexperience was 80 percent of the reason why the No. 47 …

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Entry List: Rinnai 250

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series will also race this Saturday in the Rinnai 250 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway as part of a doubleheader with the Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Currently, 37 cars are entered in the race, meaning that everyone entered will start on Saturday. Cup Series rookie Ryan Preece will drive the No. 8 …

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