Race Weekend Central

Brad Keselowski Paces 2015 AAA Texas 500 Practice

2015 Texas Cup Brad Keselowski Car

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Brad Keselowski led the lone Sprint Cup Series practice at Texas Motor Speedway this afternoon with a fast lap of 197.059 mph. During the nearly two-hour session, the driver of the No. 2 Ford sat atop the leaderboard for much of the time. Kevin Harvick ran second-quickest at 196.421 mph, though he briefly spent time …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Matt Crafton’s Championship Momentum Swing

Martinsville Trucks Kroger 200 Matt Crafton Burnout 2015 Mike Neff

Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch

While the last few days have been lost in the shuffle due to the chaos of Matt Kenseth‘s NASCAR suspension, there’s still other racing news going on. The Camping World Truck Series, sitting above the fray continues to set up for an epic championship battle at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Just when you thought reigning titlist Matt …

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Fact or Fiction: Breaking Down the Talladega Confusion

2015 Talladega Ii Cup Jimmie Johnson Casey Mears Matt Kenseth Racing Cia

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Last weekend’s CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway was met with many emotions. From long green-flag runs to emotional outbursts to parts failures to the Big One, and even confusion, drama and frustration, the race had it all. But fans, drivers and media alike were left scratching their heads, trying to figure out what they had …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 Fred’s 250 powered by Coca-Cola at Talladega

2015 Talladega Ii Timothy Peters Win Chris Graythen/nascarv Via Getty Images

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In a Nutshell: Timothy Peters took the checkered flag under caution ahead of Brandon Jones in Saturday afternoon’s Fred’s 250 powered by Coca-Cola at Talladega Superspeedway. Jones led the field to the green on the lone green-white-checkered attempt, though Peters was easily able to take the top spot. A wrecking Spencer Gallagher and John Wes …

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Timothy Peters Snags 2015 Fred’s 250 Powered by Coca-Cola Pole at Talladega

Atlanta Trucks 2015 Timothy Peters Mike Neff

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Camping World Truck Series teams took to Talladega Superspeedway in single-truck runs to qualify for this afternoon’s Fred’s 250 powered by Coca-Cola. Defending Talladega winner Timothy Peters will lead the field to the green flag with a speed of 178.304 mph, and Las Vegas winner John Wes Townley will start alongside him. Points leader Erik Jones starts …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Brian Keselowski Set to Make Truck Series Debut at Talladega

2015 Cwts Kansas Austin Theriault Truck In Garage Cia

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The last time the Camping World Truck Series was on track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Brad Keselowski Racing driver Austin Theriault suffered a terrifying crash after contact from teammate Tyler Reddick, who got loose but was unable to right his truck. The nearly head-on collision with a non-SAFER barrier saw Theriault airlifted to a …

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Austin Dillon’s Top-5 Run Cut Short By Tire Failure at Kansas

2015 Cup Kansas Austin Dillon Crash Damage Beth Lunkenheimer

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As this season has worn on, Austin Dillon has crept further and further ahead each week, even running in the top 10 for full races and challenging this year’s Chase contenders, including posting the second quickest time in the first practice at Kansas Speedway. Sunday, Dillon once again ran inside the top 10 for a …

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Hometown Hero Clint Bowyer Crashes Hard at Kansas Speedway

2015 Cup Kansas Clint Bowyer Car Rick Lunkenheimer

(Photo Credit: Rick Lunkenheimer, Frontstretch)

Hometown hero Clint Bowyer came into Kansas Speedway looking to put on a thrilling race for his local fans. Instead, his car was left in pieces after a hard hit on the backstretch wall. After starting 26th, the Emporia, Kan. native had worked his way as high as 15th, but was still struggling with the handling. …

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Joey Logano Takes Controversial 2015 Hollywood Casino 400 Win in Green-White-Checkered Finish at Kansas

2015 Charlotte Ii Cup Joey Logano Smiling Cia

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For the second time this weekend, Matt Kenseth dominated, leading a race-high 153 laps, but came up short when the checkered flag flew. This time, it was Joey Logano who emerged with his second consecutive victory in the Hollywood Casino 400 Sunday afternoon at Kansas Speedway. Contact with Kenseth that sent him spinning on lap 264 set up …

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Hometown Driver Jennifer Jo Cobb Sees Early End to 2015 Kansas Lottery 300

2014 Michigan Ii Cwts Jennifer Jo Cobb Cia

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Just one week ago, Jennifer Jo Cobb was suited up in her wedding gown, saying ‘I do’ to engineer and crew chief Eddie Traconis in a wedding that was “too much money, too much time and too much stress for how quickly it was over.” This week, she returned to her home track of Kansas …

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Regan Smith Will Not Return to JR Motorsports in 2016

Regan Smith sits in his No. 7 Tax Slayer car during practice for the Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International

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It was an assumption everyone made when JR Motorsports signed Elliott Sadler earlier this month. But Regan Smith made it official Friday afternoon when he confirmed he would not be returning to the organization next season. “I know I’m not going to be back to JR Motorsports next year for sure,’’ Smith told NBC Sports’s …

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Kyle Busch Wins 2015 Kansas Lottery 300 Xfinity Series Race at Kansas

Matt Kenseth started on the pole and dominated the Xfinity Series Kansas Lottery 300 Saturday afternoon at Kansas Speedway. After leading four times for a race-high 148 laps, the driver of the No. 20 Toyota looked like he would be on the way to victory lane, but a late side-by-side battle with teammate Kyle Busch left Kenseth in …

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