Race Weekend Central

Pace Laps: Kyle Busch Gets That Monkey Off His Back

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Last Lap the Sweetest for Kyle Busch – It took 1,114 laps led for Kyle Busch to turn into Victory Lane in 2017. Starting from pole for the fifth time this season, Busch led the most laps in Sunday’s Overton’s 400 at Pocono Raceway (74), surviving a 55-lap green-flag run to the end …

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2017 Frontstretch Cup: Overton’s 400 Predictions

2016 Pocono I Cup Ryan Newman Pack Racing Nigel Kinrade Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Welcome to our 10th year of staff predictions! Each week, our experts attempt to tell you who the winner of each Cup race will be. Take a look to see who your favorite writers think will win it all (or at least score some points) this week! Think you can out-prognosticate our staff?  Leave your …

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Friday Faceoff: What’s the Biggest Move of NASCAR Silly Season 2017?

2017 Indianapolis Cup Trevor Bayne Austin Dillon Crash Nigel Kinrade Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

The Cup race at Indianapolis featured some exciting moments, but also a lot of crashes, while the XFINITY Series tried a race package that included restrictor plates and air ducts in the front of the cars. Did the lower series put on the better show, and should Cup consider using the same package next year?  …

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Pace Laps: A Major Weekend at Indianapolis for Hendrick Motorsports & Eldora Madness

2017 Indianapolis Nxs William Byron Burnout Matthew T Thacker Nkp

(Photo: Matthew T Thacker / NKP)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Kasey Kahne Happy Again – “This shows that I want to do it.” Sunday’s Brickyard 400 for Kasey Kahne was more than a victory. For a driver who hasn’t won a race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in nearly three years, it was a statement. Not only is …

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2017 NASCAR Frontstretch Cup: Brickyard 400 Predictions

2016 Indianapolis Cup Tony Stewart Racing Logan Whitton Nkp

(Photo: Logan Whitton/NKP)

Welcome to our 10th year of staff predictions! Each week, our experts attempt to tell you who the winner of each Cup race will be. Take a look to see who your favorite writers think will win it all (or at least score some points) with this week’s Brickyard 400! Think you can out-prognosticate our …

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Friday Faceoff: Is Less Really More in NASCAR?

2017 Cup New Hampshire Zach Catanzareti Austin Dillon Paul Menard

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Richard Childress Racing is considering dropping to a two-car organization next year if Menards moves sponsorship to another team. Roush Fenway downsized this season, and with sponsorship struggles, it’s possible other organizations could follow suit.  Cutting back seems like a sound plan, but is it best for the long term? Michael Massie: If RCR downsizes, …

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Pace Laps: A Massive Weekend at New Hampshire for JGR and Josef Newgarden’s Big IndyCar Win

2017 Nascar Monster Energy Cup Series, New Hampshire

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/ NKP)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Roller coaster of a Day for JGR – You may not find a more adventurous day for Joe Gibbs Racing all season than Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. That’s because one JGR driver scored the win, another lost the trophy late, the third brought it home in a solid position and …

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2017 NASCAR Frontstretch Cup: Overton’s 301 Predictions

2016 Loudon I Cup Pack Racing Russell Labounty Nkp

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

Welcome to our 10th year of staff predictions! Each week, our experts attempt to tell you who the winner of each Cup race will be. Take a look to see who your favorite writers think will win it all (or at least score some points) this week! Think you can out-prognosticate our staff?  Leave your …

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The Frontstretch 5: Motorsports Memories & Moments That Blew Our Minds

2017 Charlotte All Star Cup Denny Hamlin Tire Rub Nigel Kinrade Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Racing is made of moments; bits and pieces of our consciousness. We don’t remember every lap of every race, but rather the snippets of the sport that make us sit up and take notice. It might be a few minutes from a race weekend, a video clip, a number that catches our eye and grabs …

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2017 Frontstretch Cup: Quaker State 400 Predictions

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Welcome to our 10th year of staff predictions! Each week, our experts attempt to tell you who the winner of each Cup race will be. Take a look to see who your favorite writers think will win it all (or at least score some points) this week! Think you can out-prognosticate our staff?  Leave your …

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Friday Faceoff: Mid-Term Cup Report Card

2017 Martinsville Cup Zach Catanzareti Brad Keselowski Kyle Busch

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

This weekend’s race at Kentucky Speedway marks the halfway point of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. What are your thoughts on 2017 and the racing so far?  Amy Henderson: I’m impressed with the number of different winners we’ve seen, even without a win from Joe Gibbs Racing, and the crop of youngsters across …

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Pace Laps: A Night to Remember at Daytona and William Byron’s Major Victory

2017 Nascar Monster Energy Cup Series, Daytona

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade /NKP)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: A Night to Remember – On nearly any metric, the opening night for NASCAR on NBC in 2017 seemed to be a success. Big crowds, new camera angles, wrecks, three-wide racing, underdog teams racing for the win, an emotional evening for Dale Earnhardt Jr. and NASCAR’s dedication to service men …

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