Race Weekend Central

Kyle Busch wins the pole for the Lilly Diabetes 250

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Could shortening the field in the Nationwide Series make the races more competitive? (Credit: Mike Neff)

For the second year in a row Kyle Busch will be starting on the pole for the Nationwide race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He was one of the last cars to cross the start/finish line in the final segment of qualifying and shot to the top of the chart with a lap of 50.031 …

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David Byrne Triumphs in Rich Vogler Classic

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David Byrne makes final lap pass to win J.D. Byrider Rich Vogler Classic Credit: Mike Neff

David Byrne wins the J.D. Byrider 100 Rich Vogler Classic at Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis. Byrne led the final quarter of a lap to score the win and become the 100th winner in USAC Silver Crown history.Tanner Swanson started on the pole and led the first 99 laps before losing the lead in the final …

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Tech Talk with Tony Gibson for Indianapolis – Tire concerns, Two Grooves and Today’s Car Compared to 1992’s

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The Cup Series is heading to Indianapolis Motor Speedway this week for the 20th Anniversary of the Brickyard 400. The race at the legendary speedway has propelled many drivers to a series title and has also made a career for some others. Tony Gibson has been there for all 20 of them and he’s seen …

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Darrell Wallace Jr. dominates Eldora for win in 2nd Annual Mudsummer Classic

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Darrell Wallace celebrates a dominating win at Eldora Speedway. Credit: Mike Neff

Darrell Wallace Jr. scored his second win of the season with a very dominant performance at Eldora Speedway. Wallace led two times for 97 laps. Ron Hornaday Jr. came home in second with Ryan Blaney rounding out the podium. Ken Schrader and Ty Dillon completed the Top 5. There were five leaders with five lead …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Off Week – RTA, The Chase and Tires Among First Half Topics

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Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is having the best year of his career since 2004. 2013 was a stark reminder of how one bad race can sink the Chase before it even really gets going. (Photo Credit: CIA)

Key Moment – The dramatic changes to the Chase format announced in Charlotte during the 2014 Media Tour continue to be the key moment of the season. The “win and you’re in” philosophy is permeating the garage, and there have been obvious strategic decisions, during the season, altered by the fact that a team already …

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Tech Talk with Doug Randolph for Eldora: Shaker Screens, Truck Arms, Tear-Offs and Track Moisture

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With the success of the Eldora Truck Series event, could a Cup race at the facility be on the horizon? Credit: Mike Neff

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is off this weekend and, for the second year in a row, the Truck Series is headed to Eldora Speedway for the only NASCAR national touring series race on dirt. Last year there were many lessons learned and this year will certainly hold more. In an effort to understand some …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud – New Hampshire – Keselowski Turns the Competition Redd

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Key Moment – The Penske cars were both strong at New Hampshire, with Brad Keselowski being the strongest. Joey Logano was looking better as the race progressed and seemed to be poised to make Keselowski earn his win when the the two teammates caught Morgan Shepherd to put him yet another lap down. Shepherd slid …

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Ryan Newman Posts All-Star Performance At New Hampshire

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Ryan Newman gets an invite to the Whelen Modified All-Star Shootout and takes the win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Credit: Getty Images

NASCAR Sprint Cup Veteran Claims Whelen All-Star Shootout By Jason Christley LOUDON, N.H. (July 11, 2014) — Twice before, Ryan Newman drove the venerable 7NY Modified to Victory Lane in a NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver did it again Friday. This time, the win …

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Keepin’ It Short: Building Tomorrow’s Stars at the Brickyard

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosts some of the biggest events in motorsports. The Indianapolis 500 and the Brickyard 400 are the two biggest. The Indianapolis GP for the Moto GP motorcycle world and the TUDOR United Sportscar Championship. In addition to those four major events there are many other support events and experiences unique to …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Does Rain Fill Help NASCAR Find New Fans?

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This weekend’s activities at Daytona bordered on the biblical, with Mother Nature more concerned about flooding instead of full-fledged NASCAR competition. Final Cup practice was rained out, the Nationwide race was delayed and the Cup race was postponed to Sunday. That caused an extensive amount of on-air time with nothing but the Air Titan, a …

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