Race Weekend Central

2-Headed Monster: Did NASCAR Make the Right Decision Continuing the Bristol Dirt Race?


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One thing is for certain: the NASCAR Bristol Dirt weekend has had people talking ever since its exciting finish. Whether fans liked it or not, it’s certainly something interesting and different. On Tuesday, CEO of Speedway Motorsports Incorporated Marcus Smith announced that the Bristol dirt race will return in 2023, but that doesn’t mean everyone’s …

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2-Headed Monster: Has NASCAR Lost Its Stranglehold on American Motorsports?

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Mercedes on track at COTA, 2021 United States Grand Prix, Friday (credit: LAT Images / Mercedes F1)

Unless you were under a rock this weekend, you couldn’t have missed the buzz of the Formula One race at Circuit of the Americas. The event, which spanned across four days, had a reported 400,000 people in attendance, including 150,000 people on raceday. It was an eye-opening experience for many in the motorsports world. NASCAR …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Every NASCAR Playoff Track Have Lights?

NASCAR lights at Martinsville

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Lights at a NASCAR track can sometimes be overlooked. But if you check Twitter, fans are often curious which tracks have them (Hi, Bob!). The course of a race weekend can change drastically based on whether a track has lights. Over the last decade or so, several tracks have added lights but there are still …

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2-Headed Monster: Did Kaulig Racing Make Right Choice in Hiring Daniel Hemric?

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#18: Daniel Hemric, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Supra Poppy Bank

Starting in 2022, Daniel Hemric will be the new driver of Kaulig Racing’s No. 11 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Hemric will replace Justin Haley, who will drive one of the organization’s Cup Series cars in 2022. Hemric’s career has been an interesting one as he has proven consistency but has yet to find …

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2-Headed Monster: Did NASCAR Make Right Decision Moving Richmond Out of Playoffs?

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(Photo: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

NASCAR released the 2022 Cup Series schedule on Wednesday (Sept. 15) and while the big news of the schedule was that the Clash will race at the L.A. Coliseum next February, there were a few other moves that got the NASCAR world talking. One of those moves is that the playoff event at Richmond Raceway …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Kaulig Racing Give AJ Allmendinger Full-Time Cup Ride in 2022?

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A.J. Allmendinger was the surprise winner this weekend in the NASCAR Cup Series race on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. His win was the second of his Cup career and the first for Kaulig Racing in the Cup Series. The organization will expand to include a two-car Cup Series team in 2022 after purchasing …

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2-Headed Monster: Did Trackhouse Racing Get It Right Hiring Ross Chastain?

Ross Chastain at Nashville

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Ross Chastain will be driving the No. 1 Trackhouse Racing Chevrolet in 2022. The team made the announcement on Tuesday (Aug. 3) a little more than a month after announcing that the organization will purchase Chip Ganassi Racing at the end of the 2021 season. Trackhouse Racing will field two entries in 2022, the aforementioned …

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