Race Weekend Central

Ryan Blaney Tops the Charts in Opening Cup Practice at Michigan

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Ryan Blaney craftily motored his way to the top of the scoring pylon in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series opening practice for the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Friday (Aug. 11). Blaney posted a lap of 35.365 seconds with a speed of 203.591 miles per hour in the 90-minute practice. The …

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Ryan Preece to Return to Joe Gibbs Racing for Kentucky XFINITY Race

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Ryan Preece, one of the feel-good stories of the 2017 NASCAR season, is already reaping the benefits of his win at Iowa Speedway. The 2013 Whelen Modified Tour champion told NBC he will return to pilot Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 20 Toyota in the Sept. 23 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Kentucky Speedway. The start will …

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Former NASCAR Owner Harry Scott Jr. Dead at 51

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Harry Scott Jr., former owner of Turner Scott Motorsports and HScott Motorsports in NASCAR, passed away on Thursday morning (Aug. 3), according to Motorsport.com. He was 51. The Raleigh, N.C., native first entered the NASCAR scene in 2009 in the NASCAR XFINITY Series with his company AccuDoc Solutions as a sponsor for Braun Racing. Scott …

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Joe Gibbs Racing Suspends Furniture Row Racing Crewmembers

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For the first time in NASCAR history, one car owner has suspended a different team’s crew members. Joe Gibbs Racing announced on Thursday (Jul. 27) that it was suspending two crewmembers from Furniture Row Racing’s No. 78 team. JGR has a technical alliance with FRR, and along with that, provides its pit crews. The FRR …

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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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