Race Weekend Central

2016 Frontstretch Cup: Ford EcoBoost 400 And Cup Title Staff Predictions

2016 Loudon I Cup Jimmie Johnson Carl Edwards Racing Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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Welcome to our ninth 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 in the Ford EcoBoost 400! Think you can …

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Friday Faceoff: Enough of a Sendoff for Smoke?

2016 Kentucky Cup Tony Stewart Helmet Russell Labounty Nkp

(Photo: Russell Labounty/NKP)

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is now a year into the caution clock rule.  Did it work as advertised, and should NASCAR consider it in the XFINITY and Cup series? Jeff Wolfe, Senior Writer: I’m not sure if it’s the best idea for the XFINITY or Cup series, but I have liked the way …

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Erik Jones Wants Rotation in Chase Tracks, Talks Racing His Teammate for the Title

2016 Watkins Glen Cup Furniture Row Racing Erik Jones Zach Catanzareti

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Reporting by Zach Catanzareti & Dustin Albino Though the 2016 XFINITY Series Chase has been a relatively smooth ride for Erik Jones, he wouldn’t mind a few changes when it comes to the tracks on the schedule. Driving for Joe Gibbs Racing, the 20-year-old Jones has survived each round of eliminations in the inaugural series …

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The Frontstretch 5: Underrated NASCAR Drivers

1. Landon Cassill, nice. Landon Cassill by far. The kid deserves a chance with a larger team. Time and time again, he impresses with his ability to not only compete in a clean fashion, but is able to get the most out of mediocre equipment. If his time with JD Motorsports in the XFINITY Series doesn’t …

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Pace Laps: Bowman’s Big Day, Sadler’s Penalty and a Wet Brazilian Grand Prix

2016 Nascar Sprint Cup Series, Phoenix

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Sprint Cup: Career Day for Alex Bowman in Phoenix – It seems like Alex Bowman has truly made the most of every opportunity he’s found in 2016. That statement hit the ceiling in Sunday’s Can-Am 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, when Bowman became the fastest driver in the Sprint Cup Series, leading 194 of 324 …

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2016 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the Can-Am 500

2016 Phoenix I Cup Kyle Busch Pack Racing Nigel Kinrade Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Welcome to our ninth 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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Pace Laps: Kevin Harvick Preparing for Must-Win & Blake Koch V. Justin Allgaier

2016 Nascar Texas

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Sprint Cup: It’s Sure to Be a Desert Delight – Think about it… it couldn’t get much better with one race remaining before we set the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. We have Kevin Harvick, the greatest driver in the history of Phoenix International Raceway, in what could be a must-win situation [again] while four …

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2016 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the AAA Texas 500

2016 Texas I Cup Pack Racing Russell Labounty Nkp

(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

Welcome to our ninth 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: Are Jimmie Johnson’s Titles Equal to Earnhardt’s and Petty’s?

2016 Indianapolis Cup Jimmie Johnson Brett Moist Nkp

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After his win at Martinsville Speedway, Jimmie Johnson will have the chance at a record-tying seventh title, but if he wins, will fans view seven Chase-era titles as equal to those of Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty?  Should they? Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: I don’t think fans will view Jimmie Johnson’s titles on the same …

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The Frontstretch 5: Memorable Championship Battles

2106 Sonoma Cup Pack Racing Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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1. NASCAR Sprint Cup (Winston Cup) Series, 1979 My favorite championship battle is 1979. If I could go back in time, I would go in a minute, and I would have it take me back to 1979. That was the year where a youngster named Darrell Waltrip and the King of NASCAR Richard Petty battled …

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Pace Laps: Martinsville Madness and XFINITY Point Battles

Cup Martinsville Denny Hamlin Kyle Busch Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Martinsville Speedway

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Sprint Cup: Racing for every point, right? – With the Sprint Cup Series Chase now down to eight drivers, only half of them will move on to the championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. You didn’t have to tell Denny Hamlin that as the No. 11 held off Joe Gibbs Racing teammates in the closing laps …

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2016 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the Goody’s Fast Relief 500

2016 Martinsville I Cup David Ragan Pack Racing Nigel Kinrade Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Welcome to our ninth 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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