Race Weekend Central

Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2014 STP 500 at Martinsville

Key Moment – The caution flew with 40 laps to go. Teams came to pit road with Clint Bowyer in the lead, but Jimmie Johnson had it when the pit stops completed, a slow stop on the right-rear dooming the No. 15 Toyota to mid-pack. Kurt Busch came out in the third spot, which let …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2014 Auto Club 400 at Fontana

Key Moment – When five drivers lost tires between laps 193 and 197, a caution finally came out. All of the lead lap cars except for Landon Cassill hit pit lane. Kurt Busch, Tony Stewart and Paul Menard took two tires, moving to the front while the remainder of lead-lap cars took four. In the …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Austin Dillon Stops By After Taking No. 3 To No. 1 Spot In Rookie Race

Austin Dillon literally grew up in racing; it was impossible to avoid, considering his grandfather is NASCAR team owner Richard Childress. The son of another former racer, Mike Dillon, Austin has been competing in the sport since he was four years old. He progressed through the ranks of racing, naturally successful in Bandoleros, rising through Legends and …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2014 The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix

2014 Dover I Cup Kevin Harvick Helmet Cia

Key Moment – Kevin Harvick missed the final 12 in “knockout” qualifying by .001 seconds and started the race 13th based on that result. While Harvick won practices and the race, his stumble in qualifying was the only thing that added any excitement to the weekend. In a Nutshell – Harvick won everything but qualifying at Phoenix …

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Tech Talk: Danica’s Crew Chief “Fuels” Through Daytona And Diagnoses Phoenix

2014 Daytona Unlimited Cup Pack Racing Iv Cia 430

Tony Gibson is the only crew chief at Stewart-Haas Racing who is sitting on top of the same pit box that he rode in 2013. His mission? Continue to develop Danica Patrick as a NASCAR driver as she enters her sophomore season in the Cup Series. It’s a job Gibson has been well-equipped to handle. He …

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Nationwide Series Post-Race Quotes: Drive4COPD 300

Frontstretch Interviews – Courtesy Mike Neff ELLIOTT SADLER – FINISHED 4th Thoughts on the race? It’s definitely a lot different racing than what we’re used to. Comfortable with it? Yeah, it’s just different. You’re worried about what you’re doing, but you’re also worried about what everyone else is doing and they’re not doing more than …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2014 Daytona 500

Key Moment – On the final restart of the race, Dale Earnhardt Jr. chose to start in front of teammate Jeff Gordon. When the green flag flew, Gordon stayed tight to Earnhardt’s bumper while Kyle Busch was several feet off of the bumper of Brad Keselowski. The resultant push put Earnhardt solidly in the lead …

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