Race Weekend Central

Keselowski Injures Hand in Victory Lane; Good to Go for Daytona

2014 Kentucky Cup Brad Keselowski Trophy Cia

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Brad Keselowski may have been a tough out on the track in Kentucky, but he was no match for a champagne bottle.  During the Victory Lane celebrations Saturday night after Keselowski’s victory in the Quaker State 400, a champagne bottle exploded after apparently striking a podium.  Shards from the bottle sliced Keselowski’s right hand, drawing …

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Kenseth, Dollar General Sign Multi-Year Extensions with Joe Gibbs Racing

2014 Sonoma Cup Matt Kenseth Car Cia

After news leaked last week via Sports Business Daily that Home Depot was not likely to return to the No. 20 next season, Joe Gibbs Racing needed a little good news on the sponsorship front.  They got some last weekend. Prior to Saturday’s Quaker State 400, Joe Gibbs Racing announced that current co-primary sponsor Dollar …

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Menard, Bayne Lead Nationwide Open Test Sessions

2014 Michigan I Nns Paul Menard Joey Logano Ty Dillon Racing Cia

On Wednesday, Kentucky Speedway’s bumpy track surface played host to two open test sessions for the Nationwide Series. However, with 5.5 hours of testing available before the official race weekend began, a number of teams chose to take it easy. Paul Menard, last seen in the series at Michigan, where he emerged victorious, was fastest …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: A Classic Racing TV Mistake… No “Pay Off”

2014 Sonoma Cup Casey Mears Damage Cia

Ah, road course racing. For the first time in 2014, the Sprint Cup and Nationwide series turned right in both California and Wisconsin. After months of oval track coverage, it was good to see some NASCAR TV showing a slightly different picture than usual. However, before we start, we must talk about some expected but …

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Toyota Re-ups Sponsorship of Sonoma Raceway

Road America

The dive into Turn One at Road America has become one of the more iconic images in NASCAR, and a saving grace for the Nationwide Series -- and for good reason. Why aren't Cup cars running here as well?

On Wednesday, Sonoma Raceway announced that Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. and the Northern California Toyota Dealers have signed a multi-year contract extension that will see Toyota continue their co-sponsorship of the Sprint Cup Series’ Toyota/Save Mart 350k at Sonoma Raceway through at least 2017.Track General Manager Steve Page is very happy to have Toyota continue …

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Said Returns to Go FAS Racing for Sonoma; 7-Eleven and AmeriGas to Sponsor

Go FAS Racing announced on Wednesday that 51-year old Boris Said, currently a full-time racer in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s Prototype class for Marsh Racing, will drive the team’s No. 32 Ford in this weekend’s Toyota/Save Mart 350k.  Sponsorship will be provided by a combination of 7-Eleven and AmeriGas.For Said, he’s happy to be back in …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Inclusivity Is Needed — Badly

2014 Michigan I Cup Ryan Newman Kevin Harvick Cia

In what’s becoming more and more of a common sight in NASCAR, all three of the sport’s national series were hard at work this past weekend, the Sprint Cup and Nationwide series hitting up Michigan International Speedway while the Camping World Truck Series returned to Gateway Motorsports Park. With a new-ish track on the schedule, …

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