Race Weekend Central

The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Pocono

2017 Cup Pocono Zach Catanzareti Denny Hamlin

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series was back in the mountains this weekend at the Pocono Raceway. Nothing beats a good mountain retreat. Fresh air, natural wonders, peace and quiet. Just don’t get lost during some wilderness expedition because it’s not easy to find anything in the mountains (I hear they’re still looking for turn …

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NASCAR Announces Changes To Cup Driver Participation Limits

2016 Xfinity Homestead Miami Speedway Zach Catanzareti Cole Whitt

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There is a growing contingent of fans who want to see fewer NASCAR XFINITY Series and Camping World Truck Series trophies collected by Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regulars. Next year, that will likely happen a bit less often. NASCAR announced on Tuesday that they will once again reduce the number of NASCAR XFINITY Series and …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Indianapolis

2017 Indianapolis Motor Speedway MENCS Matt Kenseth photo credit NASCAR via Getty Images

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returned to the hallowed ground in Speedway, Indiana this weekend for the (insert excessively long name here) Brickyard 400. We’ve already seen several drivers break long winless streaks this season. But the annual visit to Indy usually favors regular winners. In fact, only three times has the Brickyard winner …

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Clint Bowyer Honors Mark Martin With Throwback Design For Darlington

2017 Kansas I Cup Clint Bowyer Barry Cantrell Nkp

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Clint Bowyer had a special guest with him at the NASCAR Hall of Fame Tuesday morning. Mark Martin, a Hall of Famer himself was on hand to help Bowyer reveal his throwback scheme for September’s Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. Bowyer will take to the track in a Carolina Ford Dealers paint scheme. The design, pasted …

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Stewart Friesen, Caleb Holman Pace Eldora Practice Sessions

Nascar Camping World Truck Series Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby

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For the drivers of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, racing on the dirt at Eldora Speedway presents a unique challenge yet an equally unique opportunity. There is arguably no other race where experience in similar situations can benefit a driver quite like Eldora. Dirt track experience certainly took over the speed charts during the …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After New Hampshire

Hamlin Nhms Win 1

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series visited the New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend. The visit to the land of Patriots, chowder and words ending with the “ah” sound has been a midsummer occurrence since 1993. Of late, the track has even gone so far as to have the winner hold a massive live lobster …

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Pocono Raceway’s Brandon Igdalsky Takes Leadership Role With NASCAR

Comcast/pocono Takeover Event

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Brandon Igdalsky, longtime president and CEO of Pocono Raceway, is joining NASCAR as the organization’s new managing director of event marketing. Igdalsky moves to NASCAR after taking the helm at Pocono Raceway in August 2011, replacing his grandfather, the late Dr. Joseph Mattioli. He will report to Executive Vice President and Chief Racing Development Officer …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Kentucky

2017 Kentucky Cup Martin Truex Jr Burnout Barry Cantrell Nkp

(Photo: Barry Cantrell / NKP)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series ventured back into the land of bluegrass, basketball and fast horses. However, it was a different kind of horsepower on display Saturday night and it appeared as though most of it belonged to Martin Truex Jr. Truex was dominant yet again, trouncing the field en route to his third …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Daytona

2017 Daytona Ii Nxs Ricky Stenhouse Jr Danica Partick Trophy Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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Fourth of July weekend means one thing for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: a return to the beaches and high banks of Daytona. Freedom, fireworks and star-spangled race cars highlight the traditional midpoint of the season. As the final restrictor plate race before the playoffs begin, many teams looked to the Coke Zero 400 as …

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Chase Elliott Signs Contract Extension with Hendrick Motorsports

2017 Cup Richmond Zach Catanzareti Chase Elliott

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Chase Elliott has agreed to a new contract extension with Hendrick Motorsports. The new deal will keep him with the only organization he has driven for during his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career through 2022. Elliott’s previous contract was good until the end of 2018. “It means the world to me to be a …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Michigan

Larson Truex

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series made its first stop in the Motor City this weekend. Well, close to it anyways. You could consider it Detroit’s backyard, sideyard, neighbor, etc. Geography lesson aside, we’ll just call it the track where all the manufacturers go to see their brand in Victory Lane. This time, Chevrolet walked …

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