Race Weekend Central

NASCAR Mailbox: Should Homestead Forever Have the Honor of Hosting the Season Finale?

2018 Cup Martinsville Zach Catanzareti Jimmie Johnson

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Every season since 2002, Homestead-Miami Speedway has hosted championship weekend, providing some of the best racing on the NASCAR circuit.  Should Homestead always host the season finale or would it be better to have tracks bid to host the championship?  Is there a better track for a championship race, or is it the perfect site …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Can the 2019 Package Benefit Intermediate Tracks?

#38: David Ragan, Front Row Motorsports, Ford Fusion Earthwater And #96: Parker Kligerman, Gaunt Brothers Racing, Toyota Camry Gaunt Brothers Racing

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway was not the most eventful race to say the least, leaving many to question the state of the track and what we can expect in years to come as the pavement wears out. Some believe the 2019 package can improve the racing there and …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Was Joey Logano’s Winning Martinsville Move Fair Play?

2018 Martinsville Finish Zach Catanzareti Cup Joey Logano

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

This past weekend’s race at Martinsville Speedway provided some excitement and controversy when Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr. raced for the win. Logano used the old-fashioned bump-and-run to move Truex out of the way for the win and some people were not pleased, including Truex. Was this fair play or dirty pool by Logano? Should he …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Is Chevrolet Finally Reaching Their Full Potential?

2018 Talladega Cup Kyle Larson Car Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Going into the 2018 season, Chevrolet was predicted to dominate with the new Camaro ZL1 body, but 2018 has been anything but dominant for the manufacturer. Now that we are well into the playoffs and the season is winding down, it seems as if the manufacturer as a whole has gotten its act together and …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What Will the Racing Be Like at Talladega & Daytona in 2019?

Pack Racing In Fr8auctions 250

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

After this past weekend’s race at Talladega, many teams were left to wonder what they could have done differently. Stewart-Haas Racing’s four cars, led by winner Aric Almirola, laid waste to the field, leading 155 of 193 laps. But there’s a short-term solution to their problem. Sunday (Oct. 14) marked the last race at Talladega, …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Can Aric Almirola’s Season Be Considered Successful if he Doesn’t Win?

Aric Almirola 2018 Mencs Cup Series, Sonoma

(Photo: Danny Peters)

Following the race at Dover this past weekend, there was massive disappointment from Aric Almirola after losing his grasp on the race win when it otherwise looked like he had it in the bag. Same song, different verse for Almirola this season. The question to be asked here is, can his season be considered successful …

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Entry List: 1000Bulbs.com 500

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

For the final time this season, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will race on a superspeedway on Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.  This will be the middle race of the Round of 12. 41 cars are on this weekend’s entry list with several changes to note with it being Talladega. Joey Gase is back in …

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NASCAR Mailbox: More ROVALs or More Real Road Courses in the Future?

2018 Cup Charlotte Roval Zach Catanzareti

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

This past weekend, the ROVAL at Charlotte Motor Speedway provided us with some great entertainment and an amazing finish. NASCAR fans have begged for more road courses on the schedule and this was the first time at the ROVAL. It did not disappoint at all, but the question here is should we see more ROVALs …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Who Will Make the Top 12 Following the ROVAL?

2018 Cup Pocono Zach Catanzareti Jimmie Johnson

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Going into the final race of the first round of the Playoffs at the ROVAL at Charlotte Motor Speedway, there are several drivers right on the cut line who can fall out of the top 12 with one slight mistake. With 14th-place Jimmie Johnson only a handful of points outside looking in, the drivers above …

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