Race Weekend Central

Pace Laps: Chase Elliott Chasing NASCAR History While NHRA Debuts

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Sprint Cup Series: Could Chase Elliott Be the Spark NASCAR Needs? – For the fourth year in a row, the best possible story came together for NASCAR on Daytona 500 Qualifying Day. 20-year old Chase Elliott grabbed the pole Sunday afternoon for the Great American Race, and in doing so became the youngest pole winner in …

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Friday Faceoff: Did NASCAR Add Too Many Gimmicks?

2015 Martinsville I Cup Tony Stewart Racingcredit Amy Henderson

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NASCAR announced several changes last week, including a caution clock in the Truck Series. Is this going to change anything in terms of what fans see on track and/or for race teams? Clayton Caldwell, Contributor: The caution clock was a gut shot to me when I first heard it. I don’t mind the Chase in …

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Kurt Busch, Kyle Larson Discuss Possible Indianapolis 500 Runs

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By Zach Catanzareti & Joseph Wolkin Each spring, the question lingers in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and IndyCar Series garages: Who, if any, will attempt the double? The double, of course, refers to the two-races-in-one-day spectacle that sees a driver run the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis, Ind., followed by the Coca-Cola …

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Sunday Showdown: Who Will the Title Sponsor Be?

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Several teams have announced new drivers across NASCAR’s national divisions this month. Among them are Brian Scott in the No. 9 Richard Petty Motorsports Cup ride, Chris Buescher in a Cup ride with Front Row Motorsports and Ben Rhodes moving to Thorsport Racing in the Camping World Truck Series. Which driver will have the biggest …

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Friday Faceoff: What Kind of Champ Will Kyle Busch Be?

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After the dust cleared at Homestead, Kyle Busch was the last man standing as Sprint Cup champ. What kind of champion will Busch be, and how will his championship be remembered down the road? Aaron Bearden, Assistant Editor: Busch’s injury and fatherhood has molded him into a mature, respectful man. Rowdy will be a good …

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2-Headed Monster: Is Kyle Busch a Deserving Champion?

Kyle Busch holds the 2015 NASCAR Cup Series trophy

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He did it. Somehow, Kyle Busch found a way to overcome a broken leg and foot, 11 missed races, his own snake-bitten history in the Chase and the struggles of newfound parenthood to claim his first-career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship, winning the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Busch, 30, put together one of the most …

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Pace Laps: Kyle Busch, Chris Buescher Best and a Fitting Farewell

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Sprint Cup Series: Kyle Busch Claims the Sprint Cup – On Sunday evening, a sellout crowd watched the final race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup, the Ford EcoBoost 400. The thought going in was that you probably would have to win the race to take the title. For most of the race, that did …

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2015 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead

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Welcome to our eighth 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: Who Will Win It All?

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After the Phoenix Chase race was delayed and cut short by rain, some are calling for NASCAR to change the rules for Chase races so that all laps are completed, even if it’s the next day. Should NASCAR create a new rule? Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: That’s a hard call.  If you make a rule …

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2-Headed Monster: Can An Underdog Upset the Championship Favorites?

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It’s been a long season, but the end of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season is upon us. Only 400 miles separates one of drivers from racing immortality as the 2015 NSCS champion. A quick scan of the Championship 4 – Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Jeff Gordon and Martin Truex Jr. – shows that a David …

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Pace Laps: Matt Crafton Crumbles, Champions Are Crowned And NASCAR Rained On

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Sprint Cup Series: Mother Nature Makes Mockery Of Chase – NASCAR hoped to fill Phoenix with compelling storylines. Instead? Mother Nature filled it with water. Rain in the desert was honestly the perfect way to push a bumbling, stumbling Chase toward its conclusion. The Eliminator Round wound up with a whimper in a race dominated …

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2015 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the Quicken Loans Racing for Heroes 500 at Phoenix

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Welcome to our eighth 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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