Race Weekend Central

Chandler Smith Benefits from Rain, Wins Herr’s Potato Chips 200

2019 Lor Arca Chandler Smith Victory Lane Arca

(Photo: ARCA Menards Series)

Call it luck. Call it being in the right place at the right time. Call it racing well this season, winning half of the races he has been entered in this ARCA Menards Series. Regardless of description, Chandler Smith won the Herr’s Potato Chips 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway for his fifth career ARCA win. …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not: The ROVAL Struck

2019 Roval Mencs Chase Elliott Victory Lane Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Charlotte ROVAL did its best to resemble The Lady in Black during the race weekend. Ten caution flags flew during the Bank of America ROVAL 400. But when the checkered flag flew, Chase Elliott was victorious and four drivers saw their championship hopes end as the Round of 16 concluded. Bubba Wallace and Alex …

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AJ Allmendinger Wins Charlotte ROVAL in Last 2019 Xfinity Start

Nascar Xfinity Series

(Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In his last scheduled start of 2019, AJ Allmendinger delivered what Kaulig Racing team owner Matt Kaulig hired him to do: win. Allmendinger aced some late restarts to win the 2019 Drive for the Cure 250 at the Charlotte ROVAL on Saturday afternoon (Sept. 28). It is Allmendinger’s third career NASCAR Xfinity Series win, but …

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Ryan Blaney, Chase Elliott Top Saturday ROVAL Cup Series Practices

2019 Roval Mencs Chase Elliott Car Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In the two practice sessions after qualifying for the 2019 Bank of America Roval 400 at the Charlotte ROVAL, Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliott paced the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series field. Blaney led the first practice session Saturday (Sep. 28), and Elliott led the second practice session, the final practice session before the race …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Should NASCAR Eliminate Live Pit Stops?

2019 Michigan Ngots Stewart Friesen Pit Stop Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

As silly season rages in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, silly season in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series typically is slower to develop because of the domino effect from the Cup Series to the NASCAR Xfinity Series down to the Truck Series. However, a tweet recently rumored NASCAR is considering abolishing pit stops in …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not: Playoffs Underway

2019 Richmond Mencs Martin Truex, Jr. Burnout Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

All three major NASCAR national touring series’ playoffs are underway with at least one playoff race completed. The NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series already has finished its Round of 8 and its opening Round of 6 race at Talladega Superspeedway isn’t until October 12. The Monster Energy Monster Energy Cup Series and Xfinity Series raced …

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Takuma Sato Returning to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in 2020

Takuma Sato 2019 Indycar Grand Prix

(Photo: John Cote/IndyCar Media)

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing exercised its option on Takuma Sato for the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season, the team announced on Saturday, Sept. 21. He will return to drive the No. 30 Honda. The 2020 season will be Sato’s third straight year driving for the team and fourth overall. Sato drove for the team in …

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Gray Gaulding: Sponsorship Salesman & Xfinity Series Driver

2019 Bristol Zach Catanzareti Gray Gaulding

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Gray Gaulding is currently competing in his first full-time season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 08 SS Green Light Chevrolet. The 21-year-old has one top-five finish, a second at Talladega Superspeedway, to go along with three top 10s, gaining experience after years running the Cup Series part-time. As the Xfinity Series heads …

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Brett Moffitt Extends Sponsorship With CMR Construction & Roofing

2019 Bowmanville Ngots Brett Moffitt Truck Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After Brett Moffitt won the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park with CMR Construction & Roofing onboard his No. 24 GMS Racing Chevrolet, the company has decided to extend its sponsorship of Moffitt, GMS announced in a team release Tuesday, Sept. 10. CMR will sponsor Moffitt in four of the five remaining …

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Entry List: World of Westgate 200

2019 Las Vegas I Gots Ryan Reed Racing Nkp

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The preliminary entry list for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway has 36 drivers teams entered, with four failing to qualify come this weekend, barring any entry list changes. After being reinstated by NASCAR, Tyler Dippel returns to the driver’s seat of the No. 02 Young’s Motorsports Chevrolet. Spencer …

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Ryan Newman Stays Out of Trouble, Makes the Playoffs

2019 Mencs Bristol Ryan Newman Car Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Coming into the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Ryan Newman was tied for the final playoff berth with Daniel Suarez. Both drivers were eight points behind Clint Bowyer and 18 points ahead of Jimmie Johnson. Newman qualified 22nd for the 2019 Big Machine Vodka 400, the lowest of those four …

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