Race Weekend Central

2-Headed Monster: Are Too Many Drivers In The Playoffs?

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Through the many incarnations of the NASCAR postseason, the playoff field has gradually grown from 10 drivers to 16. Is 16 too many, or is it fine the way it is? Champions Should Be Good, Not Good Enough For most of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams, the initial goal each year is to …

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Tracking The Trucks: Justin Haley Triumphs As KBM Teammates Crash

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In a Nutshell: Team owners who have multiple drivers have one concern above all others when it comes to competition among teammates: don’t wreck each other. Well, at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on Sunday, Kyle Busch may have missed an opportunity to remind his drivers, Noah Gragson and Todd Gilliland, about such a rule. The …

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Dalton Sargeant Out at GMS Racing

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Dalton Sargeant will not compete in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for GMS Racing effective immediately, the team announced Wednesday. Sargeant will be replaced by the team’s former Truck Series driver and current XFINITY Series competitor Spencer Gallagher, beginning with Sunday’s race at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. “Due to a unfortunate circumstance with …

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Elliott Sadler to Retire From Racing Full-Time At End of 2018

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Elliott Sadler is calling it a career after 2018, the longtime driver announced on Wednesday. Sadler, who drives for JR Motorsports in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, will step away from racing full-time to focus on his family, he said in a statement released on his website. “After much consideration and many conversations with my family, …

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Christopher Bell Scores 3rd Straight XFINITY Win In Iowa

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There’s been plenty of talk lately about a Cup race at Iowa Speedway, but Christopher Bell would be fine with a few more XFINITY Series races there. Bell swooped to the inside of Justin Allgaier to take the US Cellular 250. After the final restart coming to the white flag, Bell held off the field …

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Friday Faceoff: Will the ROVAL Be Full of Crashes?

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After two exciting finishes at Chicagoland Speedway and Daytona International Speedway, there wasn’t much drama at the end of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race this week at Kentucky Speedway. What is the least exciting Cup race you remember watching? Vito Pugliese: That’s easy: 1999 August race at Michigan. My buddy and I brought …

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5-Hour Energy Ending NASCAR Sponsorship After 2018

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Longtime NASCAR sponsor 5-Hour Energy will discontinue its participation in the sport at the conclusion of the 2018 season, the company revealed Wednesday, July 18. 5-Hour Energy has been involved as a primary sponsor for several drivers, including Steve Wallace, Clint Bowyer and Erik Jones, and is currently a part-time primary sponsor for reigning Monster …

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Chad Knaus Signs Extension With Hendrick Motorsports

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Jimmie Johnson has enjoyed plenty of success with longtime crew chief Chad Knaus. Despite a difficult 2018 season, the seven-time champion driver/crew chief duo will continue together beyond this year. Knaus, whose contract with Hendrick Motorsports was set to end at the conclusion of the 2018 season, told ESPN’s Bob Pockrass in an interview he signed …

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Friday Faceoff: Are Restrictor Plate Wins More Impressive Than Other Victories?

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr was vilified by a handful of other drivers for his aggressive moves in Saturday’s Coke Zero Sugar 400. Was Stenhouse deserving of the backlash or was their anger misguided? Christian Koelle: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was really deserving of the backlash that he got. Listen I understand people saying “oh, he was just aggressively …

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On Point Motorsports Forms New Truck Series Team

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Officials announced the formation of a new motorsports organization that will begin competition in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this year. Led by NASCAR veteran crew chief Steven “Bones” Lane, the organization will operate out of a multi-building facility in Denver, N.C.. On Point Motorsports will field the No. 30 Toyota Tundra in the …

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Friday Faceoff: Should Owners Allow Their Stars to Race Other Types of Cars?

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1. Road courses have gained a reputation as being wild, unpredictable affairs, but Sunday’s race at Sonoma Raceway was neither. Do you think there was a specific reason why that happened? Vito Pugliese: Two cars that were in another league speed-wise coupled with stage racing that wasn’t conducive to setting up a thrilling finish. If we’re …

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Truckin’ Thursday: Justin Haley, the First-Time Winner Shouldnʻt Surprise You

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Haley A Star On The Rise Justin Haley picked up his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win Saturday night at Gateway Motorsports Park. Interestingly enough, Haley is the first driver to earn their initial Truck win at the 1.25 mile oval in Madison, Ill. Despite being only 19 years old, Haley is merely …

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