Race Weekend Central

Hendrick Horror: Jimmie Johnson Crashes From Lead at Darlington Raceway

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89 laps into The Real Heroes 400 Sunday (May 17), Jimmie Johnson was headed for just the third stage win of his career. The No. 48 led the way toward the green-and-white checkered flag at Darlington Raceway. He couldn’t finish the job. A win turned into a nightmare, a shower of sparks for Johnson as …

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Xfinity Series Toyota 200 Starting Lineup Set: Noah Gragson On Pole

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Noah Gragson will lead the NASCAR Xfinity Series field to the green flag for Tuesday’s (May 19) Darlington 200, the division’s first race back after the coronavirus stoppage. More than two months have passed since the worldwide pandemic halted the 2020 NASCAR season. Tuesday’s 200-mile race marks the sport’s attempt to return to on-track action. …

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NASCAR Announces Protocol for Starting Lineups for May Races

The NASCAR Cup Series races the Track Too Tough To Tame in the 2019 version of Darlington Raceway's Southern 500. (Photo: NKP)

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The protocol for starting lineups and pit selection was announced Tuesday (May 12) as NASCAR draws closer to its return this weekend at Darlington Raceway. According to a report from NASCAR, only the Coca-Cola 600 will feature Cup Series qualifying in the four-race stretch over the next several weeks. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the …

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Scag Power Equipment Sponsoring John Hunter Nemechek at Darlington

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Scag Power Equipment has joined Front Row Motorsports for this weekend’s race at Darlington Raceway and beyond, partnering with the team to sponsor John Hunter Nemechek‘s No. 38 Ford Mustang in NASCAR’s return to action. The lawn mower manufacturer will be on Nemechek’s car in the NASCAR Cup Series’ first races since the coronavirus postponement, …

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Reel Racing: What Makes Senna So Immersive?

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Felipe Massa has driven well for the Williams team in 2017 (photo: Getty Images)

The camera rides alongside the yellow helmet of a Formula 1 driver, his hands furiously working the steering wheel around the bend of a straightaway. The camera shakes with the car as it bounces and suddenly goes in a straight line as the view hard-cuts to the same car violently impacting a retaining wall. Even …

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Denny Hamlin Wins eNASCAR Pro Invitational Series Finale at Virtual North Wilkesboro

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Denny Hamlin bookended the NASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series with victories, winning Saturday (May 9) afternoon’s race at the virtual North Wilkesboro Speedway in the final race simulation series. With the Pro Invitational Series coming into existence due to quarantine for the coronavirus, Hamlin kicked off the virtual division’s existence with a win at Homestead-Miami …

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Turn Back the Clock: 2011 NASCAR Season, a Renewal

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A red and white No. 21 Ford Fusion driven by a 20-year-old raced out of Turn 4 at Daytona International Speedway. Holding off three other competitors for another few hundred yards, the car took the checkered flag in first place and proceeded to get lost on the way to victory lane. The winner of the …

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Reel Racing: From the Track to the Silver Screen

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Thanks to the Internet and, more specifically, the film website Letterboxd, I’ve seen almost 30 racing films in the past year. In this multi-article series, I’ll take a look at the under-appreciated world of racing films and the hidden gems that lie on streaming services and the Internet. Documentaries generally tend to be the best genre for these movies, but there are several narrative features that shine through as well.

William Byron Wins Pro Invitational Series Finish Line 150 at Virtual Dover

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William Byron breezed to victory again Sunday, May 3 in the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series. His latest victim? None other than Miles the Monster in the Finish Line 150 at virtual Dover International Speedway. Byron outraced Christopher Bell and Timmy Hill for the win in the 150-lap event. It’s his third victory in this …

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Ryan Newman, Matt Kenseth Granted Cup Playoff Waivers

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NASCAR Cup Series drivers Ryan Newman and Matt Kenseth have been granted playoff waivers for the 2020 season, according to announcements Tuesday (April 28) afternoon. Newman missed three races this season after suffering a violent crash at Daytona International Speedway but was cleared to race this week once NASCAR returns. Kenseth did not race in …

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Alex Bowman Wins NASCAR Pro Invitational Series GEICO 70 at Talladega

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Alex Bowman scored his first eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series victory on Sunday afternoon (April 26). Bowman survived a chaotic final lap to win NASCAR’s GEICO 70 at virtual Talladega Superspeedway. Corey LaJoie started from the pole position in his Pro Invitational Series debut and put himself in position to win. But his last-gasp effort …

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William Byron Goes Back-To-Back with iRacing Pro Invitational Series Win at Richmond

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William Byron won his second straight eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race Sunday afternoon at the virtual Richmond Raceway, holding off a late-race charge by Timmy Hill to take the victory. Byron, driving his familiar Hendrick Motorsports No. 24, took the lead on lap 60 after starting third and never looked back. With no on-track …

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