Race Weekend Central

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”

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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

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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

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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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Justin Marks To Drive For Turner Scott Motorsports In Two Races

Turner Scott Motorsports announced Monday that former Camping World Truck Series racer Justin Marks will drive their No. 31 Chevrolet in the road races at Road America and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.  As both races are standalone events, regular driver Dylan Kwasniewski will move over to the No. 42 in order to replace regular driver Kyle Larson, …

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Former Sprint Cup Series Car Owner Junie Donlavey Passes Away

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NBC affiliate WWBT (Richmond, VA) is reporting that former Sprint Cup Series car owner Wesley Christian Donlavey, better known as “Junie” Donlavey, passed away Monday night at the age of 90, according to family members.  Donlavey had been suffering from the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease in recent years. Donlavey was the principal owner of Donlavey Racing, a team that …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: TNT’s Decisions & Technical Issues Hinder Pocono Broadcast

2014 Pocono I Cup Kyle Larson Travis Kvapil Racing Cia

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Last weekend marked a jam-packed few days of racing across multiple tracks, with Pocono Raceway and Texas Motor Speedway sharing the brunt of the attention. However, Pocono may have been the winner in terms of intrigue — it featured the return of TNT to NASCAR for its six-race summer series, currently the final time the …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Ryan Eversley on Balance of Power, Kenzie Ruston and Introducing Fans to Sports Cars

Ryan Eversley

Ryan Eversley is a star of the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge. Photo courtesy of Eric Meyer.

At age 30, Ryan Eversley is a mainstay in sports car racing here in the United States. While he has never raced full-time at the top level of sports car racing (either TUSC,ALMS, or Grand-Am’s Rolex Sports Car Series), Eversley has been a regular competitor in all three series. Eversley currently races full-time in the IMSA Continental Tire …

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