Race Weekend Central

Brad Keselowski Holds Off XFINITY Field to Win Alsco 300 at Charlotte

2018 Charlotte I Nxs Brad Keselowski Car Amy Henderson

(Photo: Amy Henderson)

Brad Keselowski started on pole and ended up in Victory Lane in the Alsco 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but the race was far from uneventful on the way, with 13 caution flags and a one-hour rain delay for good measure. “It was kind of an eventful day, Keselowski said after the race. “From the …

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Brad Keselowski Grabs Alsco 300 Pole at Charlotte

2018 Charlotte I Nxs Brad Keselowski Car Amy Henderson

(Photo: Amy Henderson)

After a rain shower at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the NASCAR XFINITY Series teams took to the track for qualifying for this afternoon’s Alasco 300. For the first time in several weeks, Cup Series drivers are allowed to double-dip, and they took full advantage, taking three of the top 10 starting spots, with Brad Keselowski taking …

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Denny Hamlin Paces Single NASCAR Cup Practice Session Thursday at Charlotte

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Denny Hamlin is a solid pick this weekend (Photo: Amy Henderson)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series held a single practice Friday at Charlotte Motor Speedway ahead of Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600. Denny Hamlin led the pack with a top speed of 190.134 mph, the only driver to top the 190 mark. Most teams made mock qualifying runs to set up for tonight’s time trials. Ryan Blaney …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2018 Monster Energy All-Star Race

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? While the All-Star Race is largely comprised of race winners whose talents fans are familiar with, the addition of drivers via the last-chance Open means that sometimes a driver fans don’t expect shares the spotlight. Saturday night was like that. It wasn’t a big surprise that Daniel Suarez …

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Kevin Harvick Dominates Wild All-Star Race

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

The Monster Energy All-Star Race kicked off just as night descended on Charlotte Motor Speedway, but things would only heat up as the race got underway. While the race may pay a million dollars, the million-dollar question was whether a brand-new aerodynamic package that featured restrictor plates coupled with a high-downforce spoiler and splitter combination …

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Kyle Larson Fastest In Saturday Morning Practice Session

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(Photo: Amy Henderson)

After rain washed out practice sessions on Friday for both the Monster Energy Open and All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, NASCAR added a one-hour combined session for teams Saturday morning.  Cars this weekend have a dramatically different aerodynamic package, making the extra time on track more critical than it might otherwise have been. Kyle …

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Johnny Sauter Makes Truck Series Statement For Old Age & Treachery at Charlotte

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(Photo: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has had a heck of a youth movement going on with the likes of Noah Gragson, Todd Gilliland, Ben Rhodes, Brett Moffitt and part-timer John Hunter Nemechek among them.  The average age of CWTS regulars visiting Victory Lane this season is 28 years old. But the driver everyone is …

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Matt Crafton and Dalton Sergeant Top CWTS Practices at Charlotte

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Noah Gragson may be of the hottest young drivers in NASCAR right now, but he spent the first Camping World Truck Series practice session at Charlotte Motor Speedway chasing series veterans.  Two-time CWTS champion Matt Crafton led the way with a top speed of 181.129.MPH.  The 2016 Champ Johnny Sauter was second with a fast lap …

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The Frontstretch 5: Changes That Could Make NASCAR’s All-Star Race More Relevant

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1. The venue The All-Star Race has been held at Charlotte Motor Speedway for many years, and quite a few fans feel that it’s time for a change. Is it? From the fans’ point of view, sure. Charlotte doesn’t produce a lot of door-to-door racing anymore, and moving the race around would give more fans …

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