Race Weekend Central

Chase Elliott Leaning on Jeff Gordon, Test Time at Watkins Glen

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Under unexpected circumstances over the past few weeks, Chase Elliott has found a familiar name alongside his No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. Jeff Gordon is continuing to substitute for Dale Earnhardt, Jr., who continues on his path to recovery from concussion-like symptoms, and is back in his No. 88 Chevrolet this weekend at Watkins Glen …

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Kyle Larson Leads Final XFINITY Practice at Watkins Glen

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Though they’re covering 2.45 miles at Watkins Glen International, Kyle Larson took final XFINITY Series practice by 0.005 seconds over Kyle Busch. At a lap time of 1:11.323 seconds, the No. 42 Chevrolet of Larson took the top spot after 10 laps on track in the one-hour session. With Busch in second, Joey Logano finished …

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Martin Truex, Jr., Paul Menard with Early Issues in Pocono

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It didn’t take too long before two of the top 3 starters ran into problems at Pocono Raceway. Shortly following a lap 18 restart after the competition caution, polesitter Martin Truex, Jr. cut a right-front tire into Turn 2, sending the No. 78 machine into the wall. The team found that the inner-liner valve stem …

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Brett Moffitt on Uncertain Future: ‘I Need to Have a Good Performance’

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Saturday’s Pocono Mountains 150 at Pocono Raceway will be a big one for Brett Moffitt. It could even be his biggest. The 2015 Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year, who has been out of a ride since the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway in November, will return to the cockpit in the Camping World …

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Paul Menard Wins Opening Pocono Practice

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Paul Menard’s new crew chief Danny Stockman, Jr. may have found a little something in his first weekend. Posting a lap of 50.722 seconds (177.438 mph), Menard led opening practice at Pocono Raceway, as he led a trio of Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas to have the quickest time. Denny Hamlin led the JGR crew in second, …

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Jimmie Johnson Happy to Finish 3rd After Rough Streak

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It may be hard to remember a time where a top-5 finish for the sport’s six-time champion spelt improvement. However, that’s the position and attitude Jimmie Johnson was found in, as he drove his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet to a third-place finish in Sunday’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “I’m very happy,” Johnson …

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Kyle Busch Powers to 2nd Brickyard 400 Win

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Photo: Zach Catanzareti

The yard of bricks is going to start charging Kyle Busch rent. Starting from pole in the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Busch led a record-breaking 149 of 170 laps to win at IMS for the second straight year and fourth straight time in NASCAR’s top-two divisions. “We made a lot of changes to …

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Conor Daly Enjoying NASCAR at IMS, Talks 2017 IndyCar Plans

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No track can bring out the stars quite like Indianapolis Motor Speedway. With Conor Daly, the Verizon IndyCar Series rookie for Dale Coyne Racing returns to IMS after competing in three of the last four Indy 500s. This time, however, it’s a different experience for the 24-year-old, who enjoys some NASCAR action this weekend while …

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