Race Weekend Central

Christian Eckes Wins Truck Pole At Daytona

Christian Eckes 2018 Texas Roadhouse 250

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Christian Eckes is officially a pole winner in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. The 18-year-old topped the charts on Friday evening (Feb. 15) with a speed of 182.604 miles per hour in just his fifth Truck Series attempt. He’ll start from the pole for the NextEra Energy Resources 250 running the No. 51 Toyota …

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Massie’s Minute: Good Riddance to Restrictor-Plate Racing

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The Daytona 500 is the final race of restrictor-plate racing as we know it. For the remaining races at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway in 2019, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will use the same tapered spacer package it’ll race for the majority of the schedule. What this means is that for the …

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Clay Greenfield, Austin Hill Fastest In Daytona Truck Practices

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Daytona International Speedway, February 2019. (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Clay Greenfield and Austin Hill turned some heads when they topped the leaderboard in the two Gander Outdoors Truck Series practices at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday afternoon (Feb. 14). Greenfield’s truck turned a quick lap of 191.432 mph to be fastest in the opening session. Codie Rohrbaugh (190.634 mph) also turned a surprisingly fast …

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2018 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Brad Keselowski

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2018 will go down as the year that got away for Brad Keselowski. He had the speed to win his second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship — evidenced by his Team Penske teammate Joey Logano winning the title — but was plagued by bad luck when it mattered the most. Still, it was a …

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2018 Top NASCAR Storylines: Ryan Preece’s And Ross Chastain’s Unconventional, Yet Old School Rise To The Top

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In NASCAR, money controls the sport. It has been this way throughout the entire history of stock car racing’s premier series. However, rising costs and declining sponsorships have made economics even more important in recent years. Team owners will do just about anything for sponsorship dollars these days — it even influences who they will …

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Massie’s Minute: Are Non-Championship 4 Drivers Allowed To Win at Homestead-Miami?

#42: Kyle Larson, Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Clover And #4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Busch Light Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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One of my favorite things to see when I was growing up was a NASCAR season finale where two drivers celebrated two different things — the race win and the championship win. I always viewed it as, “One won the battle, the other won the war.” The greatest example of these separate NASCAR paths came …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: A (Possible) Farewell To The Last Original Truck Team

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In 1995, the inaugural season of the Camping World Truck Series, then known as the NASCAR SuperTruck Series, 59 teams competed in at least one race — that is not 59 trucks, but rather 59 teams fielded trucks. Now, 23 years later, there are only two left from that original season: NEMCO Motorsports and MB …

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Denny Hamlin Shows Speed In Narrow Loss At Martinsville

Denny Hamlin 2018 First Data 500 Race

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

One year ago, Denny Hamlin made a move that has haunted him since. At the fall Martinsville Speedway race in 2017, Hamlin spun Chase Elliott — an incident that has replayed hundreds of times and turned a great deal of the popular driver’s fanbase against him. Now, the Virginia native gets booed in driver introductions …

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New Sponsor for Jimmie Johnson

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After months of waiting, Hendrick Motorsports finally announced the new sponsor for seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson — Ally Financial. “We are beyond thrilled to be in the fast lane with Jimmie Johnson, one of the most successful drivers in the history of NASCAR, and with Hendrick Motorsports, a premier organization …

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Martin Truex Jr., Jimmie Johnson And Others To Start From Rear in First Data 500

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Martin Truex Jr.‘s quest to defend his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title faces a setback today (Oct. 28) at Martinsville Speedway. The 2017 champion failed post-qualifying inspection and will forfeit his sixth place starting spot for the First Data 500. Truex will start the race in 33rd instead. Nine-time Martinsville winner Jimmie Johnson also …

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Johnny Sauter Becomes All-Time Truck Winner at Martinsville

Johnny Sauter 2018 Texas Roadhouse 200 Victory Lane

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Apparently, three grandfather clocks were not enough for Johnny Sauter. The 2016 Camping World Truck Series champion won the Texas Roadhouse 200 at Martinsville Speedway on Friday afternoon (Oct. 27) for his fourth win at the paperclip. Sauter breaks a tie with Dennis Setzer, Mike Skinner and Kevin Harvick for the most wins at the …

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Brad Keselowski, Ryan Newman Lead Martinsville Practices

Brad Keselowski First Data 500 Practice

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ Round of 8 kicks off this Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, but it was two drivers out of the playoffs who paced the two practice sessions on Saturday morning (Oct. 27): Brad Keselowski and Ryan Newman. Keselowski, who won the Spring 2017 Martinsville race, ran a lap of 95.714 miles per …

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