Race Weekend Central

5 Points to Ponder: The Re-Emergence of Chip Ganassi Racing

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ONE: Chip Ganassi Racing Chip Ganassi Racing has gone through both spurts of ultra-competitive greatness and the lulls of being a field filler. However, the organization as a whole has almost never looked better. We’ve all heard plenty about Kyle Larson and the wondrous start he is off to in 2017. Larson came into this …

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Kyle Larson Scores Auto Club 400 Pole

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Kyle Larson continued his impressive start to the 2017 season in qualifying on Friday, picking up his second career pole. The No. 42 Ganassi Racing Chevrolet posted a time of 38.493 seconds (187.047 mph) in the final round. Larson put up his fast lap late in the session by moving up to the high line. …

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Kyle Larson Fastest In Opening Practice For Auto Club 400

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After finishing second in four of the last five races, Kyle Larson is clearly tired of being a bridesmaid. So when it came time for practice on Friday at the Auto Club Speedway, Larson and his Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet got off to a great start towards improving that by one spot Sunday. Larson paced …

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Joey Logano Leads XFINITY Practice Sessions At Auto Club Speedway

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Joey Logano has been on the receiving end of plenty of misfortune to start the 2017 season. However, based on the results of XFINITY Series practice at Auto Club Speedway on Friday, it seems possible that the tide may be turning in his favor. Logano posted the fastest time in the opening round, putting down a …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Phoenix

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series made its second stop on the early season edition of “#NASCARGoesWest” this week. Phoenix International Raceway hosted the Camping World 500, the fourth race of 2017. While Lady Luck is known for hanging out in Las Vegas, it seems that Ryan Newman still had a bit of good fortune …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Justin Allgaier Breaks Long Winless Streak With Phoenix Victory

2016 Xfinity Homestead Miami Speedway Justin Allgaier Zach Catanzareti

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Justin Allgaier landed in the Arizona desert this week in the midst of a long dry spell. However, by the time the checkered flag waved Saturday afternoon, he discovered the long-sought oasis of NASCAR XFINITY Series Victory Lane. Allgaier led 85 of the 200 laps, including the final 19, en route to winning the DC Solar 200 at …

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Joey Logano Wins Coors Light Pole Award For Camping World 500

Joey Logano spent the week answering questions about every detail regarding last Sunday’s altercation with Kyle Busch at Las Vegas. The past five days, including a meeting with NASCAR officials have been all about “the fight.” But when Coors Light Pole qualifying came around Friday at Phoenix International Raceway, it was time to let his car do …

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Jones, Blaney, Gaughan Lead Phoenix NASCAR XFINITY Series Practice

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Erik Jones, Ryan Blaney, and Brendan Gaughan were the fastest guns in the west Friday during three rounds of NASCAR XFINITY Series practice out in Arizona. The trio paced the field in preparation for Saturday’s DC Solar 200 at one-mile Phoenix International Raceway. Saturday will be the first race of the 2017 XFINITY Series Dash for Cash program, a …

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Kyle Busch: ‘Everything is Great’ After Friday Meeting With Logano, NASCAR Officials

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For Kyle Busch, everything is great. That was the refrain repeated several times at Phoenix Friday afternoon after he and Joey Logano were called to the principal’s office. The purpose was to discuss the events that took place during and after Sunday’s race in Las Vegas, hoping all parties could move forward from the fracas …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Las Vegas

NASCAR headed west this weekend for a little viva Las Vegas. It’s no secret that any title fight worth the price of admission can be found in the neon glow of the Nevada desert. Martin Truex Jr. took on all challengers and delivered a knockout blow; he’s the first to win all three stages in …

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Keselowski Continues Ford Hot Streak, Claims Pole For Las Vegas Kobalt 400

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Brad Keselowski finished last week’s race at Atlanta in front of the field. Apparently, he liked the view because he’ll be there again at the green on Sunday. Keselowski won the pole for Sunday’s Kobalt 400 with a lap of 27.881 seconds (193.680 mph) in the third round of qualifying. Martin Truex Jr. will start alongside …

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