NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Tracking the Trucks: 2020 North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte


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In a Nutshell: Despite the best efforts of Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series regulars Johnny Sauter and Zane Smith, Tuesday’s (May 26) return to competition came down to the much-hyped battle of NASCAR Cup Series regulars Chase Elliott and Kyle Busch. And with a bow Bubba Wallace deemed “savage,” Elliott came out on top, …

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Zane Smith, Johnny Sauter Lead Truck Practice Sessions at Daytona


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Zane Smith and Johnny Sauter led the opening two practice sessions for the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series at Daytona on Thursday afternoon under cloudy skies. In the first practice, it was Smith who led the field at 193.174 mph. Riley Herbst was second, followed by Ty Majeski, Joe Nemechek and his son, John …

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2019 Xfinity Series Review, Pt. 3: Part-Time Standouts

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Compared to the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series season, part-time drivers didn’t fare as well in 2019. Regardless, some made the most of their opportunities this past season. Filled with veterans, drivers who have talent but can’t find the funding to put a whole season together and fresh faces, the Xfinity part-timers showed promise against some …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Zane Smith ‘Thought I Was Going to be Done’

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Zane Smith didn’t think he would be racing in 2019 Instead, here he is, entering his ninth and final race of the NASCAR Xfinity Series season for JR Motorsports this weekend at Dover International Speedway. Smith, 20, won four races in 2018, his rookie campaign in the ARCA Menards Series. Driving for MDM Motorsports, he …

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Entry List: 2019 U.S. Cellular 250

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series heads to the 7/8-mile, banked short track at Iowa Speedway as 39 drivers will attempt to qualify for 38 spots to complete in the 11th annual U.S. Cellular 250 on Saturday afternoon. Joining the series regulars will be drivers Ryan Repko, making his second start of the season for JD Motorsports. …

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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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Christopher Bell Nabs Dover Allied Steel Buildings 200 Win After Cole Custer Dominance, Late-Race Drama

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Cole Custer absolutely dominated Saturday’s (May 4) NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Dover International Speedway. But Christopher Bell beat Custer off pit road, busted through to clean air and busted up Custer’s chance to win the 2019 Allied Steel Buildings 200. It’s Bell’s 11th career NASCAR XFINITY Series win, his second straight victory at Dover …

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ARCA Preview: Music City 200 presented by Inspectra Thermal Solutions


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The ARCA Menards Series heads to Nashville this weekend for the 2019 Music City 200 presented by Inspectra Thermal Solutions at Fairgrounds Speedway. The race makes it’s May debut after cold conditions have made recent races at Nashville almost unbearable. Last season, Zane Smith held off eventual ARCA Menards Series champion Sheldon Creed for his …

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Zane Smith Earns 1st Xfinity Top 10 Finish at Richmond

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The West Coast kid is starting to gain some solid footing in the Xfinity Series. Zane Smith earned his first career top-10 finish on Saturday night (April 12) in the ToyotaCare 250 driving the No. 8 JR Motorsports Chevrolet to a sixth-place result. It was Smith’s third career Xfinity start and second in as many …

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