Race Weekend Central

Ryan Newman Lands First Top 5 on 2016 at Kentucky

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

For Ryan Newman and the No. 31 Richard Childress Racing team, Saturday night’s Quaker State 400 was a case of deja vu back from 2014. That year, Newman grabbed his first top-5 finish of the season at Kentucky Speedway, finishing third en route to finishing as the runner-up in the Sprint Cup Series championship. Two years …

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Brad Keselowski Beats Carl Edwards for Fuel-Mileage Kentucky Victory

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(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker/NKP)

Who would’ve thought Saturday night’s Quaker State 400 from Kentucky Speedway would end on fuel mileage? The newly reconfigured speedway brought havoc on many drivers in the early stages of the race. However, it ended with Brad Keselowski coasting to the checkered flag ahead of Carl Edwards following a 68-lap green-flag run. The victory for Keselowski is …

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Kyle Busch Slays Field for 2nd Kentucky Win

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Photo: Zach Catanzareti

By how fast Kyle Busch drove in Friday’s Alsco 300, it’s quite the surprise that it’s his first victory at Kentucky Speedway in 12 years. Leading 185 of 201 laps, Busch – outside of a constant threat by teammate Erik Jones – had the field covered en route to his 81st XFINITY Series win and …

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Ben Rhodes Hungry to Showcase His Speed

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Photo: Zach Catanzareti

Entering Thursday night’s Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway, Ben Rhodes had back-to-back top-5 finishes in his, so far, decent rookie Camping World Truck Series season. A thrilling fight to the checkered flag at Iowa Speedway gave the 19-year-old a fourth-place finish, while Gateway was home to Rhodes’ first career series pole …

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Kyle Busch Blows Engine Early in Michigan

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(Photo: Russell Labounty/NKP)

Circling lap 54 during Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway, the day was done for Kyle Busch, who suffered a fire-breathing engine failure down the backstretch. Shortly following a lap-51 restart, Busch’s Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota appeared to break loose in turn two before losing a number of positions. After Casey Mears took …

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Kurt Busch Grabs First 2016 Win At Pocono

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[Photo: Zach Catanzareti]

For Kurt Busch, it was a monster restart with 33 laps to go that sealed the deal in winning the Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 at Pocono Raceway. The No. 41 Monster Energy Chevrolet stormed past Dale Earnhardt, Jr. before taking off in the final 32 laps to win by 1.126 seconds. “It’s an amazing …

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Axalta ‘We Paint Winners’ 400 at Pocono Postponed to Monday

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[Photo: Zach Catanzareti]

Though there wasn’t a lack of determination from NASCAR and the teams to get the Axalta ‘We Paint Winners’ 400 in on Sunday at Pocono Raceway, the rain could not be silenced. Following ongoing rain, mist and fog, the Sprint Cup Series event was postponed to Monday, where the field is scheduled to take the …

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