Race Weekend Central

Justin Haley Wins Weather-Shortened 2019 Coke Zero Sugar 400

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Call the outcome of the 2019 Coke Zero Sugar 400 whatever you like. Justin Haley lucked into this win, his Spire Motorsports team strategized its way into Victory Lane, and/or Mother Nature made the decision for NASCAR when to end the race at Daytona International Speedway. Regardless, Haley won the Coke Zero Sugar 400, his …

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The Big One Takes Place on Lap 119 at Daytona

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On lap 119, the Big One took place at Daytona International Speedway, as the amount of blocking and aggressive driving among the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers ultimately caught up with the field in the Coke Zero Sugar 400. Clint Bowyer shoved Austin Dillon past Denny Hamlin to grab the lead on lap 119. …

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Ross Chastain Leads Kaulig Racing 1-2 Finish to Win Circle K Firecracker 250

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Ross Chastain was determined to give Kaulig Racing owner Matt Kaulig his first NASCAR Xfinity Series win. Throughout the 2019 Circle K Firecracker 250, Chastain wheeled his No. 16 Chevrolet wide across every lane in the race. His aggressive driving was noticeable. Update: He won. https://t.co/morjduEBdZ — Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) July 6, 2019   That …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Justin Haley Building Up Kaulig Racing

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For the 2019 season, Kaulig Racing signed Justin Haley to a two-year deal in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Driving the No. 11 Chevrolet, the 20-year-old from Winamac, Ind., is currently in 10th place in the point standings. He has one top-five finish and 11 top 10s. Before final practice began for the Chicagoland Speedway Xfinity …

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The Frontstretch 5: NASCAR One-Hit Wonders

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Alex Bowman won the 2019 Camping World 400 at Chicagoland Speedway this past Sunday, scoring his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win. Of course, it wasn’t Bowman’s first win in a NASCAR national series. The 26-year-old won an Xfinity Series race in 2017 for Chip Ganassi Racing. Bowman’s second career NASCAR national series …

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Kyle Larson Encouraged & Discouraged at Chicagoland

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Entering the 2019 Camping World 400 at Chicagoland Speedway, Kyle Larson sat right on the playoff bubble in 15th place in the point standings. He needed a tremendous finish, or the best case scenario, a win. He qualified his No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet in 14th place. With impending storms, NASCAR opted to throw …

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Joey Logano Says NASCAR Future is Bright for Xfinity Series Big 3

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Joey Logano was the only Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver entered in the 2019 Camping World 300 at Chicagoland Speedway. Driving the No. 12 Team Penske Ford, he won the pole and positioned himself to pull his best Kyle Busch impression, a Cup driver dropping down to dominate in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Ultimately, …

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Christopher Bell Fails Post-race Inspection, Disqualified from Third-Place Finish

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Following the Camping World 300 at Chicagoland Speedway, the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota driven by Christopher Bell failed post-race inspection in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. As a result, Bell has been disqualified from his third-place finish. He will be credited with a last-place finish. Bell also lost the 17 stage points he earned …

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Cole Custer Dominates Camping World 300

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On a hot day in Joliet, Illinois, Cole Custer was on fire. Leading five times for 151 of the 200 laps, Custer won Saturday’s Camping World 300 at Chicagoland Speedway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. This win is his fourth win of the season and his sixth career NASCAR Xfinity Series win. Custer qualified second …

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Austin Theriault Joins Rick Ware Racing for New Hampshire Motor Speedway

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Rick Ware Racing announced on Saturday, June 29, that Austin Theriault will make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut with the team in the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Theriault will drive the RWR’s No. 52 entry. “We are proud to be giving deserving drivers their chance, and RWR has …

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Harrison Burton ‘Works His Butt Off’ for 4th-Place Chicagoland Finish

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Entering the Camping World 225 at Chicagoland Speedway for NASCAR’s Gander Outdoors Truck Series, Harrison Burton knew the pressure was on to win. With Ross Chastain‘s victory last Saturday (June 22) at World Wide Technology Raceway, the playoff cut line was set to move in the wrong direction for Burton and his Kyle Busch Motorsports …

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Joe Gibbs Racing Picks Up Christopher Bell’s Option for 2020

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One piece of NASCAR’s 2019 Silly Season puzzle has fallen into place with Christopher Bell. Bell announced Friday (June 28) his contract has been extended at Joe Gibbs Racing through the 2020 season. The team officially picked up a one-year option to keep Bell under the Toyota banner going forward. The big question now becomes …

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