Race Weekend Central

Brandon Jones Comes Out of Nowhere to Repeat at Kansas

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On an afternoon where it seemed like Austin Cindric had his fourth straight win locked down, Brandon Jones came out of nowhere on an overtime restart to score his third career NASCAR Xfinity Series win and second straight at Kansas Speedway. Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 250 was the finale of a five-race stretch over three days. …

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Friday Faceoff: Is Noah Gragson’s Xfinity Ride in Jeopardy?

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Should NASCAR implement more stringent standards for drivers to participate in the NASCAR Cup Series? Alex Gallacher: Yes. Some of the Cup drivers do not deserve to be there. What makes William Byron, Tyler Reddick and Chase Elliott different is that they all won championships at the lower levels before coming to Cup. The broadcast team …

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Reaume Brothers Racing, Front Row Motorsports Teams Fined After Texas

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A pair of NASCAR teams were penalized $10,000 in the wake of the weekend’s tripleheader at Texas Motor Speedway, NASCAR announced July 21. Reaume Brothers Racing’ No. 00 team in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series received a $10,000 fine directed at Mike Ruch, crew member for the team and husband of driver Angela …

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NASCAR Nixing Practice, Qualifying for Rest of 2020

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NASCAR announced Tuesday (July 21) that the rest of the 2020 schedule will not feature practice or qualifying for any of the three major series. The sport’s top three divisions have mostly run without either for the last two months, in order to limit exposure and activity at the track amid the coronavirus pandemic. The …

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Team Penske, Acura Ending IMSA Partnership

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Team Penske’s IMSA sportscar team and manufacturer Acura announced the end of their exclusive partnership on Tuesday (July 21). The alliance between the two will end after the 2020 season. In 2017, the team and manufacturer signed a three-year pairing that began the next year. Fielding two Oreca-based Acura ARX-05 cars in the DPi classification, …

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Friday Faceoff: Should NASCAR Ban Political Sponsorships?

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Does NASCAR need to ban political/ campaign groups from sponsoring race teams? Adam Cheek: Yes. We all have our own political leanings, for sure, but that doesn’t mean I want to be reminded of them when watching a race. While I don’t have a problem with drivers (or athletes in any sport) expressing their political …

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Bubba Wallace, Michael McDowell Clash in All-Star Open at Bristol

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It didn’t take long for tempers to flare and paint to be traded on All-Star night at Bristol Motor Speedway. On Lap 17, Michael McDowell turned left and sent Bubba Wallace‘s No. 43 Chevrolet hard into the outside wall. McDowell himself then spun across the nose of William Byron. McDowell drew the pole for the …

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Jeremy Clements Racing Owner Fined for COVID-19 Protocol Violations

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Almost two months since NASCAR returned to action amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the sport’s sanctioning body has handed down its first punishment for violation of virus protocols. Jeremy Clements Racing owner Tony Clements was hit with a $10,000 fine on July 14 for violation of the rulebook’s Member Conduct Guidelines section 12.8.1.b and Team Event …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Quaker State 400 at Kentucky

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The Headline(s): A relatively tame race ended in a chaotic final two laps, a four-wide battle for the lead and a Cup Series triumph for rookie Cole Custer, as NASCAR concluded its four-race stretch (five, including the ARCA Menards Series) over four days in the Bluegrass State. One of the wildest late-lap battles for the …

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Sheldon Creed Wins Rain-Shortened Kentucky for 1st Career NASCAR Truck Win

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The apocalyptic-looking skies above Kentucky Speedway finally opened up, dumping rain on the racetrack and sending Sheldon Creed to victory lane for the first time in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. Creed won the rain-shortened Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 on Saturday evening (July 11), winning stage 2 at Kentucky and …

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