Race Weekend Central

Cody Coughlin, Kyle Busch Top Bristol Truck Practices

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Cody Coughlin led the first of two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice sessions at Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday (Aug. 16), while Kyle Busch led the second. Rookie Coughlin set the fastest time of the session with a lap of 14.828 seconds (129.404 mph) in the No. 13 Ride TV/JEGS Toyota.  Busch was runner-up …

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Darrell Wallace Jr.’s Michigan Truck Win Encumbered

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Darrell Wallace Jr.‘s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win in the LTi Printing 200 at Michigan International Speedway last weekend (Aug. 12) has been ruled encumbered, with crew chief Shane Huffman suspended for the next Truck Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday night (Aug. 16), NASCAR announced Wednesday. According to the penalty report, …

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William Byron Docked Points, Crew Chief Suspended After Watkins Glen Penalty

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William Byron and crew chief of the No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevrolet, David Elenz, have been docked 10 driver points and 10 owner points after the Zippo 200 XFINITY Series race at Watkins Glen International this weekend. Elenz has also been fined $10,000 and suspended from the next two XFINITY Series races at Mid-Ohio and …

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William Byron To Drive No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet In 2018

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It’s official: teenager William Byron will move up to the Cup Series with Hendrick Motorsports in 2018, completing his rise from NASCAR’s Truck Series in just two seasons. Byron will drive the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet as Kasey Kahne’s replacement from 2018 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The 19-year-old will make the jump …

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Kasey Kahne Out at Hendrick Motorsports After 2017

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Kasey Kahne will leave Hendrick Motorsports in 2018 after six seasons with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team, the team announced Monday (Aug. 7). No replacement has been named for the No. 5 Chevrolet as of yet. The 37-year-old won the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in July and has 18 MENCS wins in …

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The Overtime Line Now the Start/Finish Line, Beginning with Watkins Glen

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The start/finish line will now be the Overtime Line starting with the upcoming Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY races at Watkins Glen International. Overtime begins if a caution is displayed before the leader of the race takes the white flag, or before the final lap has begun. Much like the 2010-15 rules, …

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Erik Jones Hit with L1 Penalty, Chris Gayle Suspended

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Wednesday saw NASCAR release the weekly penalty report.  For Furniture Row Racing, it was not a very good report.  Erik Jones‘ No. 77 team has been assessed an L1-penalty for an infraction found in post-race inspection after Sunday’s Overton’s 400 at Pocono Raceway. The No. 77 Toyota Camry was found to have had improper arm …

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Brett Moffitt Joins BK Racing for Watkins Glen, Michigan

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BK Racing announced Wednesday (Aug. 2) that Brett Moffitt will take the wheel of the No. 83 BK Racing Toyota Camry this weekend for the NASCAR Cup I Love New York 355 at Watkins Glen International, as well as next week’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Sponsorship at Watkins Glen will be provided by …

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5 Points to Ponder: Joe Gibbs Racing Back on Top

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ONE: “Finally, eh?” – Kyle Busch breaks his Pocono drought as Toyota triumph Those were the words Kyle Busch spoke to his team after winning the Overtons 400 at Pocono and it sums everything up so well. It took Busch 26 starts at the Tricky Triangle to bag a victory and this one, his first …

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Ryan Blaney Joins Team Penske in Cup Series for 2018

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Team Penske will run three cars for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, with Ryan Blaney joining its existing pair of Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano. The 23-year-old Blaney will drive the No. 12 car next season full-time in the Cup Series. Blaney has driven the No. 21 Ford full-time for Wood Brothers Racing …

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2018 IndyCar Aerokit Tested by Juan Pablo Montoya, Oriol Servia

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The 2018 Verizon IndyCar aerokit underwent its debut test with Juan Pablo Montoya and Oriol Servia at the wheel on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Tuesday (July 25). The two drivers turned out more than 100 laps for the first public demonstration of IndyCar’s 2018 Honda and Chevrolet specifications, and both spoke positively about the …

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