Race Weekend Central

The Big 6: Questions Answered After The 2017 Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400

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Who… gets the shoutout of the race? Trevor Bayne tried the fuel mileage game and put himself in position to possibly win his second major race had a caution not came out in the final 40 laps. The 2011 Daytona 500 champion pitted with 42 laps to go, when most of the field did not …

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Alex Bowman to Drive the Hendrick Motorsports No. 88 in 2018

The pieces to the puzzle of the NASCAR Silly Season have started to come together. Alex Bowman has been declared as the driver that will replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the Hendrick Motorsports No. 88 Chevrolet following Earnhardt’s retirement at the conclusion of this season. The announcement was made Thursday morning (July 20) following a …

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Brent Dewar is NASCAR’s New President

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NASCAR’s changing of the guard is not only happening in the driver’s seat. Thursday, NASCAR announced in a press release that Brent Dewar will be the new president of the governing body. Dewar becomes the fourth president in NASCAR history and the first since previous President Mike Helton was promoted to Vice Chairman in 2015. …

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Tracking the Trucks: Christopher Bell Outduels Brandon Jones For Kentucky Win

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In a Nutshell: Christopher Bell held off a hard-charging Brandon Jones to win the Buckle Up Your Truck 225 on Thursday night. Bell recovered from an early spin to take the lead from John Hunter Nemechek on a restart early in the final stage of the race. While Jones was faster at the end, Bell …

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Truck Qualifying Rained Out at Kentucky Speedway, Johnny Sauter On Pole

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Johnny Sauter will start Thursday night’s (July 6) Kentucky 225 at Kentucky Speedway from the top spot after qualifying for the event was rained out earlier Thursday. Qualifying was scheduled for 5 p.m. ET. but constant on and off showers prevented the trucks from ever taking the track. The top 26 spots were set by owners …

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Premium Motorsports Tabs D.J. Kennington for Daytona International Speedway

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Canadian D.J. Kennington is going south of the border again to drive in the the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. But this time, it’ll be with a different team after attempting the first two restrictor plate events with Gaunt Brothers Racing. Next month, he’ll run the No. 15 for Premium Motorsports at Daytona International Speedway. …

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Sam Hornish Jr. Returning to Team Penske in XFINITY Series

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A familiar face will be seen in the Team Penske shop this summer. The team announced Thursday morning (June 15) that it has signed former driver Sam Hornish Jr. to a three-race deal in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. The Defiance, Ohio, native is slated to drive the No. 22 Ford Mustang at both of the …

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Five Points to Ponder: Would a Salary Cap Work in NASCAR?

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ONE: Give Him a Second Kevin Harvick is becoming one of the greatest bridesmaids of all time. With his runner up finish in the Pocono 400 on Sunday, he passed Lee Petty for 10th in all-time second place finishes. Harvick has finished second 49 times in his career. The 2014 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series …

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Christopher Bell Pulls Hat-trick in Texas Truck Practices

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The No. 4 became a fixture at the top of the leaderboard at Texas Motor Speedway on Thursday night (June 8), as Christopher Bell laid down the fastest lap in all three of the Camping World Truck Series practice sessions. Bell’s speed of 182.877 mph was enough to top the first session of the triple header. …

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