Race Weekend Central

Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Bank of America 500 Moves to Sunday Afternoon

Cup 2016 Charlotte Chase Elliott Greg Biffle Zach Catanzareti

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The operators at Charlotte Motor Speedway will be able to cut back on the electric bill later this fall, as the track’s October race, the Bank of America 500, will be run during the daytime. The race was originally set on the schedule for Saturday night of Oct. 8, but now it will be ran …

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NASCAR 101: The First Race at Texas Motor Speedway

1997 Winston Cup Series, Texas

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Thursday, April 6, marked the 20th anniversary of the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race held at Texas Motor Speedway. As the circuit travels to the Fort Worth track this weekend, here is a look back at the inaugural Texas race in 1997. The Jim Carrey movie Liar Liar topped the box office charts …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Sport Philadelphia Eagles Colors at Pocono

2017 Atlanta Cup Dale Earnhardt Jr Car Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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It is rare to see Dale Earnhardt Jr., a longtime Washington Redskins fan, donning the colors of the Philadelphia Eagles, but the exception will be at Pocono Raceway this June. Earnhardt’s No. 88 Chevrolet will feature the Eagles’ team colors for the Pocono 400 on June 11, Hendrick Motorsports announced in a press release April …

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Kyle Benjamin Signs Four-Race XFINITY Deal with Joe Gibbs Racing

2016 Dover K&n East Kyle Benjamin Nascar Via Getty Images

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Joe Gibbs Racing has acquired the talents of a bright up and comer in 19-year-old Kyle Benjamin, who has signed a four-race XFINITY Series deal with the team for 2017. JGR announced in a press release Wednesday. Benjamin will make his XFINITY Series debut at the April 29 race at Richmond International Raceway in the No. 20 Toyota …

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Dave Rogers Taking Indefinite Leave from Joe Gibbs Racing

2017 Atlanta Cup Daniel Suarez Car Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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Dave Rogers, crew chief for the No. 19 Toyota driven by Daniel Suarez, is taking a personal leave for an indefinite period of time, Joe Gibbs Racing announced in a press release Wednesday evening, March 29. No details were given for the reasons behind Rogers’ departure or a timeframe for when he will return to …

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4 Burning Questions: How Will Brad Keselowski Fare Without Paul Wolfe?

2017 Atlanta Cup Brad Keselowski Burnout Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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1. How Will Brad Keselowski Fare Without Paul Wolfe? When Team Penske’s No. 2 Ford failed postrace inspection at Phoenix International Raceway last weekend, crew chief Paul Wolfe was suspended for the next three races Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races, and the loss of Wolfe is far greater for Brad Keselowski than the 35 …

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Furniture Row Racing’s Hauler Involved in Hit-and-Run

2017 Atlanta Cup Erik Jones Car Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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Furniture Row Racing’s hauler carrying its No. 77 Toyota driven by Erik Jones was involved in a hit-and-run accident early Thursday morning, March 23, the team announced Thursday. According to a FRR release, the hauler was on I-15, just north of Las Vegas, on its way to Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, for this …

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Stewart Haas Racing Appeals Rodney Childers’ Suspension

2017 Las Vegas Cup Kevin Harvick Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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Stewart-Haas Racing announced Thursday morning (March 23) it is appealing the penalty NASCAR assigned to the No. 4 team of Kevin Harvick following the race at Phoenix International Raceway last weekend. Harvick’s team was given the penalty after the car failed post-race inspection at Phoenix. The NASCAR officials’ ruling was that the car had an …

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