Race Weekend Central

Did You Notice? … The Band’s Back Together

Did You Notice? … That the old band’s back together again? That’s the hidden story surrounding Cole Pearn’s suspension this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway. Pearn, crew chief for Martin Truex, Jr.’s No. 78 Toyota for Furniture Row Racing, was issued the suspension after the team was given notice pre-race for roof-flap issues in back-to-back …

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The 10: Power Rankings Leaders Find Luck, Dust in Vegas

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(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker / NKP)

Typically, the phrase “eat my dust” is a joke when it comes to racing. However, on a wild Sunday in Las Vegas, the phrase was all too real. After 400 miles of rainy, dusty, windy madness at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Brad Keselowski and the Blue Deuce rolled back in to Victory Lane for the first …

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Entry List: Good Sam 500(k)

With one round of the West Coast Swing complete, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series next heads to Phoenix to one of NASCAR’s most unique tracks. NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for the Mar. 13 Good Sam 500(k) at Phoenix International Raceway. The list includes 39 entrants, one short of the maximum field allowed by …

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Entry List: Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter. 200

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(Photo: Russell LaBounty NKP)

Next up for the NASCAR XFINITY Series: the Arizona desert. NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for the Mar. 12 Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter. 200 at Phoenix International Raceway. The list includes 42 entrants, meaning two will fail to qualify for Saturday’s race. Bad news for the field: Kyle Busch will return to his No. …

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Mental Mistakes, Not Bad Luck, Plague Matt Kenseth’s 2016 Run

For the third-straight time, Matt Kenseth appeared to have a car capable of winning on Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Yet for the third-straight time, he ended the day outside of the top 10. Despite popular belief, none of the results stem from bad luck. That’s been the calling card for Kenseth’s fans to …

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Kyle Busch Scores Dominant Boyd Gaming 300 Victory

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(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

For the NASCAR XFINITY Series’ winningest driver, reaching milestones is par for the course. However, winning on his home track was a brand new experience. Kyle Busch led a race record 199 of 200 laps to claim a dominant victory in Saturday’s Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The win was the Nevada …

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Matt Kenseth Paces Final Kobalt 400 Practice

For the third-straight week, Matt Kenseth appears to among the favorites to score a Chase-clinching victory. Kenseth laid down a 28.502-second lap to top final practice for Sunday’s Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Kenseth, who’s looking to end a rough start to the season despite leading laps at both Daytona and Atlanta, beat …

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Kyle Busch Soars to 50th Pole For Boyd Gaming 300

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade NKP)

The NASCAR XFINITY Series’ winningest driver reached another milestone at his home track. Kyle Busch bested Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Erik Jones and Daniel Suarez to claim the pole for Saturday’s Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Busch’s 29.557-second lap edged out Jones by just .009 seconds to give the Nevada native his …

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The 10: Power Ranking Order Slides Around After Atlanta

Well, that was fun. From long green-flag runs to terms like tire conservation and driving through the field, Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway was a throwback to the good ol’ days for many fans. Why, some might even call it quintessential NASCAR.  The new, low-downforce package and the old racing surface …

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Old School or New, Jimmie Johnson’s Success Speaks for Itself

In the transition from the old school, hard knuckle racing to the new school, ‘playoffs and overtime’ era of NASCAR, only one thing has been certain – Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus have stood above the rest. And no, it hasn’t even been close. Johnson’s win in Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, his second-straight …

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John Hunter Nemechek Survives, Advances to Chase With Atlanta Win

John Hunter Nemechek’s truck was among the plainest of liveries at Atlanta Motor Speedway. With no sponsors on the hood of his No. 8 Chevrolet, the son of Joe Nemechek’s machine was merely black and white. Thankfully, those colors matched perfectly with victory lane. Nemechek maneuvered his way through two vicious wrecks by leaders and …

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