Race Weekend Central

Entry List: Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby

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The Camping World Truck Series heads to Eldora Speedway on Wednesday night for the fourth annual race at the Tony Stewart-owned dirt track. As of Monday, there are 38 trucks entered, meaning six will go home, barring any entry list updates. This event often attracts dirt racing specialists and many will again attempt to qualify …

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Jeb Burton to Make XFINITY Series Return at Indianapolis and Richmond

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Biagi-DenBeste Racing announced today that Jeb Burton will pilot the No. 98 Estes Express Lines Ford in two upcoming XFINITY Series race at Indianapolis later this month and at Richmond in September. Burton competed in 11 XFINITY Series races this season for Richard Petty Motorsports before a sponsorship dispute forced the organization to close the …

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NASCAR Announces Competition Department Promotions

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NASCAR announced numerous promotions within the competition department on Tuesday afternoon. Camping World Truck Series director Elton Sawyer has been promoted to Vice President of Officiating and Technical Inspection. He has spent the last two seasons as the series director. In his new role he will oversee functions including inspection/officiating, and officials training and development. …

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Kentucky NASCAR TV Ratings Tie Season Low

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After a promising start with NBC, NASCAR TV ratings took a nosedive this week. Saturday night’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky scored a 1.8 Nielsen rating on NBC Sports Network, according to Sports Media Watch. The overnight is down 10 percent from the previous two seasons, both of which scored a 2.0. It’s a disappointment for the …

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OneMain Not Returning with Elliott Sadler for 2017

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JR Motorsports driver Elliott Sadler will be in need of a new sponsor for 2017 after news broke today that OneMain Financial will not return next season. The company underwent leadership changes recently and Sadler was informed of their decision not to continue the partnership prior to the race at Daytona earlier this month. OneMain …

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Brett Moffitt to Substitute for Matt Tifft in Kentucky Truck Race

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Red Horse Racing announced Tuesday afternoon that Brett Moffitt will be the substitute driver for Matt Tifft in the No. 11 truck on Thursday night at Kentucky Speedway. Tifft underwent surgery to remove a low-grade glioma in the brain. The tumor was found when he received treatment for a back disc injury a couple of …

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Coke Zero 400 Scores Race’s Highest TV Rating Since 2011

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Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona scored a 3.4-Nielsen rating, according to Sports Media Watch. This rating is up 26 percent from the rain-delayed 2015 race that scored a 2.7 rating on NBC after starting nearly three hours after the scheduled start time. The second and final Daytona race of the season attracted 5.7 …

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