NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Ricky Carmichael Converting to NASCAR

It’s no secret that transitioning to stock cars is an immensely challenging prospect for drivers in other forms of motorsports. The number of dirt racing standouts that have never managed to make it in NASCAR and the overall failure of the vaunted “open-wheel invasion” are just recent examples of the driver graveyard that attempted transfers …

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Kevin Harvick Dominates 2010 Kroger 250 at Martinsville; KHI Finishes 1-2

On paper, it wasn’t much of a race. Kevin Harvick dominated, taking the point for good from Timothy Peters on lap 190 and never again relinquishing it, leading 187 laps to score his second consecutive Truck Series win. But after a tranquil first half, the final 50 miles of the Kroger 250 became an exercise …

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From Lifeline to Favorite: Timothy Peters Returns Home to Martinsville Talking Championship

For Timothy Peters, Saturday’s Kroger 250 is his home game. “This place is very special to me,” Peters told media on Friday. “15 minutes from my house, family and friends.” “I’m [just] glad we can run well here. It’s extra pressure to do well.” For Peters, this weekend is an almost storybook continuation for what …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not: NASCAR Stars of the Past & Future

Basketball Cinderellas may dance onto our radar screen this week in the form of the NCAA Tournament… but they’ve been visible in the NASCAR world all along. Nationwide and Truck drivers look for some small scraps of attention every week, trying to establish (or maintain) their careers in the face of Danica-Mania, Cupwhackers and an …

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Should Ron Hornaday Be Worried? & Other Truck Random Thoughts

This is probably the hardest time of the year to keep up with the Camping World Truck Series. After a couple months off during the offseason, I was anticipating the season opener at Daytona International Speedway a little more than I have in previous years. Following that season opener, the Truck Series took a few …

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Did You Notice? NASCAR 1-Hit Wonders, Potholes Pan TV Ratings & Karma Bites a Start-And-Parker

Did You Notice? Jamie McMurray is the most PR-friendly driver to win the Daytona 500 since Michael Waltrip several years ago? Not only is he a fresh face atop the NASCAR world, but his pure excitement in winning NASCAR’s Super Bowl shines through in everything he does. And whether it’s schmoozing with Regis and Kelly …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2010 NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona

Timothy Peters took the checkered flag 0.068 seconds ahead of Todd Bodine to win the NextEra Energy Resources 250 Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway. Peters made a stirring last-lap pass on Bodine, holding him off through the tri-oval to score the biggest win of his career and second overall in the series.

Tracking the Trucks: 2009 Kroger 200 at Martinsville

Timothy Peters took the checkered flag 1.815 seconds ahead of Todd Bodine to win the Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway Saturday afternoon. On lap 116, Peters inherited the lead when then-leader Denny Hamlin pitted for adjustments and led for the remainder of the race on the way to his first career Camping World Truck Series victory.

Tearing Apart the Trucks: Timothy Peters Closes in on 1st Career Win

This weekend, the Camping World Truck Series continues to take a break while getting prepared for their annual mid-week show at Bristol Motor Speedway next Wednesday. When the trucks take the track, Ron Hornaday Jr. will look to extend his record of consecutive wins to six. One driver who would like to see that streak …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2009 Built Ford Tough 225 at Kentucky

Ron Hornaday Jr. took the checkered flag 0.135 seconds ahead of Mike Skinner to win the Built Ford Tough 225 Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway. Hornaday Jr. held off a hard-charging Skinner long enough to score his third consecutive and fourth win of the season. Matt Crafton, Timothy Peters and Aric Almirola rounded out the top five.

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