Race Weekend Central

Hailie Deegan Proves She Belongs in SRX Runner-Up Finish at Knoxville

2021 SRX Knoxville Hailie Deegan car (Credit: Tom Bowles)

Photo: Tom Bowles

Of the three dirt ringers to show up at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night (June 19) for the second ever SRX race, Hailie Deegan had the best showing. The Camping World Truck Series regular not only bested dirt racers Scott Bloomquist and Brian Brown. But Deegan ran neck-and-neck with eventual winner Tony Stewart, who was …

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Fire on Fridays: Sam Mayer Discusses 4 Obstacles of Replacing Josh Berry

2020 I44speedway Arca Sam Mayer Face Arca Racing

(Photo: Jeff Curry/ARCA Racing)

In just over a week, another prodigy driver makes his long-awaited NASCAR Xfinity Series debut. On June 26, Sam Mayer turns 18 years old. The next day, he’ll be hauling the JR Motorsports No. 8 Chevrolet into the treacherous corners of Pocono Raceway. “Oh, getting to turn 18 is one of the coolest things you …

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Fire on Fridays: How Will SRX Compare to NASCAR?

Helio Castroneves

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The wait is almost over. Just under a year since NASCAR Hall of Famers Tony Stewart and Ray Evernham announced their brainchild, SRX will finally debut this Saturday (June 12) at Stafford Motor Speedway. It’s been said numerous times the six-race series featuring drivers from multiple disciplines is not competition to NASCAR. If anything, it …

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Landon Cassill Happy to Help JD Motorsports, But Still Has Eyes on NASCAR Cup

2021 Xfinity Martinsville Landon Cassill (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Landon Cassill closed out the 2019 season with a 15th-place finish in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the best finish for Shepherd Racing Ventures since 2009. But in the time following that, Cassill lost his NASCAR Cup Series ride with StarCom Racing during the offseason and didn’t have an NXS gig after …

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Fire on Fridays: How Do We Revive Indianapolis-Charlotte Double?

2014 Indianapolis Indycar Kurt Busch Mike Harding Indycar

(Mike Harding/INDYCAR Media)

Is the Memorial Day weekend double dead? If so, how do we bring it back? A true test of a driver’s pure talent and versatility is for them to compete in the both the NTT IndyCar Series’ Indianapolis 500 and the NASCAR Cup Series’ Coca-Cola 600. Several have done it since Charlotte Motor Speedway’s 600-mile …

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BJ McLeod ‘Super Proud’ of Kevin Harvick Scoring Best Finish in Team History

2021 Xfinity COTA Kevin Harvick, No. 5 BJ McLeod Motorsports Ford (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

With a fourth-place finish in Saturday’s (May 22) inaugural NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Circuit of the Americas, Kevin Harvick scored the best finish of BJ McLeod Motorsports’ history. A finish like that might not seem like much for the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity series champion, as he has 47 career NXS wins to his …

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The 8 Greatest NASCAR Races of All Time

Martinsville Jeff Gordon Team Victory 2015 Cup Mike Neff

(Photo: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

Editor’s Note: This article is posted in collaboration with an outside sponsorship client. The opinions and information contained within do not necessarily represent Frontstretch and its staff. NASCAR remains the top dog of racing competition in the United States, with a loyal fanbase worldwide. With many changes made to the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series in terms …

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Fire on Fridays: Is Ownership the Future for Brad Keselowski, NASCAR’s No. 1 Free Agent?

Brad Keselowski celebrates with United States of America flag after winning 2021 talladega spring cup race Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

By winning at Talladega Superspeedway on April 25, Brad Keselowski might’ve moved into a tie for the second most wins at the track. But he also solidified his spot as the No. 1 free agent for the upcoming silly season. With 35 career wins, the 2012 NASCAR Cup Series champion is a lock for the …

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Kaz Grala’s Talladega Top 10 ‘Another Piece of the Puzzle’ for Full-Time Ride

2021 Talladega I Cup Kaz Grala JJ Yeley Timmy Hill racing NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Both Kaz Grala and Kaulig Racing continue to impress in each of their NASCAR Cup Series outings. Grala piloted Kaulig’s No. 16 Chevy to a sixth-place finish in the GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on April 25, the best Cup finish to date for the young driver and team. The result completed a stellar weekend …

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Fire on Fridays: Inability to Secure Nashville Fairgrounds Points to No New Short Tracks … Again

Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway racetrack NASCAR

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

When a Nashville Fair Board commissioner said during a meeting this week that “there’s not going to be a NASCAR race at the [Nashville Fairgrounds] Speedway in 2022,” it essentially confirmed that the NASCAR Cup Series will not add a new short track to its schedule for the 52nd consecutive season. I realized I’m pounding …

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Teammates James Davison, Cody Ware Have Lengthy Path to Mend Relationship After Martinsville Feud

Teammates James Davison and Cody Ware race at 2021 spring Martinsville Cup Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Despite its best outing of the NASCAR Cup Series 2021 season Sunday (April 11) at Martinsville Speedway, Rick Ware Racing left the track with inner turmoil due to a feud between drivers James Davison and Cody Ware. RWR placed all four of its cars in the top 30 for the first time since Talladega Superspeedway …

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Sky Is Limit for North Wilkesboro After Newfound Hope

Virtual NASCAR cars race at North Wilkesboro Speedway in 2020. Photo: NASCAR Media

(Photo: NASCAR Media)

Following the 1996 season, one of the original NASCAR Cup Series tracks was shut down. Now, there’s hope it could be saved. North Wilkesboro Speedway was a fixture in NASCAR for 47 years. The half-mile in Wilkes County, N.C., was where Red Byron was crowned the first ever Cup champion. It was Hall of Famer …

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