Race Weekend Central

Jimmie Johnson, Aric Almirola Lead Thursday Las Vegas Tests

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series paced around Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Thursday for a total of five hours to test the new aerodynamic package on a 1.5-mile speedway. In all, 38 cars hit the track, with teams whose cars number in the forties having especially good days. Session 1: Jimmie Johnson posted the fastest …

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Brian France Explains Trump Endorsement in Staff Email

2014 Daytona Sprint Cup Brian France Press Conference Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway, Frontstretch)

Following his high-profile endorsement of U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump, NASCAR CEO Brian France sent an email to all NASCAR employees explaining his decision. In an emails obtained by Motorsport.com, France promised that NASCAR would stay “a model of a progressive organization.” The CEO and Trump have been close personal friends for more than 20 years. “I …

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Kurt Busch on Pole in Atlanta, Kyle Busch Time Disallowed

UPDATE: Kyle Busch’s qualifying time was disallowed after he failed post-qualifying inspection for an issue with the rear end of the car, rewarding Kurt Busch the pole and moving everyone forward one position. The defending champion will start 40th on Sunday; no further penalties are expected. Kyle Busch captured his first career pole at the Atlanta …

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Grant Enfinger Quickest in 2 of 3 Truck Series Practices Friday

As the Camping World Truck Series heads to Atlanta, teams had over four hours to prepare their cars for qualifying and race conditions on Saturday. Throughout the three sessions, the same names remained up front with Grant Enfinger pacing two of the sessions. Practice 1: Enfinger led the way on Friday morning in the first of …

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Gibbs Teammates Erik Jones, Daniel Suarez Pace XFINITY Atlanta Practices

2015 Las Vegas Nxs Daniel Suarez Car Credit Nascar Via Getty Images

(NASCAR via Getty Images)

Joe Gibbs Racing was fastest in each of the three rounds of practice on Friday in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Dominated by drivers Erik Jones, Daniel Suarez and Kyle Busch, the JGR Toyotas look to be the cars to beat heading into Saturday’s Heads Up Georgia 250 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Practice 1: Jones led …

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