Race Weekend Central

Simon Pagenaud Tops Fast Friday Practice for 2015 Indianapolis 500

2015 Indycar Simon Pagenaud Headshot Credit Indycar Media

Photo Credit: IndyCar Media

For the second consecutive day, Simon Pagenaud topped the field at the Brickyard. Pagenaud put down the quickest time of Friday’s practice session at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, posting a speed of 230.698 mph. The lap gave Pagenaud back-to-back fastest laps in the final two practice sessions before this weekend’s qualifying session at the track. Chip …

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Erik Jones, Kasey Kahne Top 2015 North Carolina Education Lottery 200 Practices at Charlotte

Atlanta Trucks 2015 Erik Jones Mike Neff

Erik Jones dominated in the race last week, and Kasey Kahne has dominated nearly every Truck race he’s ran. Both drivers showed speed in Thursday’s two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice sessions, with Kahne topping the early session and Jones leading the second. In his first race of the year with backing from Dollar General, …

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Simon Pagenaud Tops Frantic Thursday in Indianapolis

Indycar 2015 St. Pete Simon Pagenaud Pit Lane Credit Chris Jones

Photo Credit: Chris Jones

With Indianapolis 500 qualifying approaching, a third Team Penske car has topped the charts. Simon Pagenaud put down a 228.793-mph lap to top Thursday’s Verizon IndyCar Series practice at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Pagenaud was the third Team Penske driver to put down a fastest lap this week; teammates Juan Pablo Montoya and Helio Castroneves put …

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NASCAR Partners with DraftKings for Fantasy Games

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In an effort to improve its fantasy sports, NASCAR has brought on an industry leader. NASCAR and NASCAR Digital Media announced a three-year agreement with fantasy sports organization DraftKings this afternoon (May 14). DraftKings will serve as NASCAR’s “Official Daily Fantasy Sports Partner,” gaining an exclusive license to develop NASCAR-branded fantasy games. As a part of the …

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Tristan Vautier to Sub for James Davison in 2015 Indy 500 Qualifying

With qualifying approaching, the details for the final vacant Indy 500 ride have been released. Dale Coyne Racing announced today (May 14) on Twitter that Tristan Vautier will practice and qualify the team’s No. 19 Honda from Thursday through Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. James Davison will then return on Monday to practice the car …

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Increasing Speeds, Risk Highlight Early 2015 Indy 500 Practices

2015 Indycar Helio Castroneves Headshot Credit Indycar Media

Photo Credit: IndyCar Media

As the Indy 500 approaches, the stakes – and speeds – are increasing. Chip Ganassi Racing and Team Penske took turns trading fastest laps in the opening days of Verizon IndyCar practice. Juan Pablo Montoya took the quickest lap in one of 95 laps on opening day with a 226.772-mph lap. Teammate Helio Castroneves brought …

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Entry List: 2015 North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte

Charlotte Motor Speedway

Cup veterans and young stars will compete under the lights at stock car racing’s home track this weekend. NASCAR released the entry list for the Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) May 15 North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway earlier today. There are 33 entrants, meaning one team will fail to make Friday’s race. Making his …

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ROK Mobile Joins Justin Boston, Kyle Busch Motorsports for Charlotte Truck Race

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When Justin Boston heads to Charlotte, he’ll have a new sponsor on board. Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) announced today that ROK Mobile will sponsor Boston’s No. 54 Toyota Tundra in this Friday’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway. “I’m really honored to drive the ROK Mobile Toyota Tundra this weekend at …

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Matt Crafton Saves Fuel to Win 2015 Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas

2015 Kansas I Cwts Matt Crafton Woohoo Credit Nascar Via Getty Images

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Before the race, fans and analysts both reminded Matt Crafton that no one had ever repeated a win in Kansas. With a fast Toyota Tundra and a little luck, Crafton changed that fact on Friday night. Crafton passed Daniel Suarez in the waning laps and survived to the finish on fuel to win the NASCAR …

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4 Burning Questions at Kansas: Wet, Wild & Unpredictable

2015 Bristol I Cup Martin Truex Jr Vertical Credit Amy Henderson

(Photo: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch)

OK, Toto, we’re finally going to Kansas. Kansas Speedway has quickly turned into a staple of the Sprint Cup Series schedule since joining the tour in 2001. The Kansas City, Kan., track began holding two races per year in 2010, and hosted their first night race last season. A year later, the stars of NASCAR return …

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The Earnhardt Legacy

Fans and critics alike are raving this week following Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s return to victory lane at Talladega Superspeedway. An emotional Earnhardt claimed that he felt the win – his sixth at Talladega – added to his father’s legacy. On this week 20 years ago, Dale Earnhardt himself was also adding to his legacy, scoring …

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