Race Weekend Central

Hometown Driver Jennifer Jo Cobb Sees Early End to 2015 Kansas Lottery 300

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Just one week ago, Jennifer Jo Cobb was suited up in her wedding gown, saying ‘I do’ to engineer and crew chief Eddie Traconis in a wedding that was “too much money, too much time and too much stress for how quickly it was over.” This week, she returned to her home track of Kansas …

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Regan Smith Will Not Return to JR Motorsports in 2016

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It was an assumption everyone made when JR Motorsports signed Elliott Sadler earlier this month. But Regan Smith made it official Friday afternoon when he confirmed he would not be returning to the organization next season. “I know I’m not going to be back to JR Motorsports next year for sure,’’ Smith told NBC Sports’s …

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Kyle Busch Wins 2015 Kansas Lottery 300 Xfinity Series Race at Kansas

Matt Kenseth started on the pole and dominated the Xfinity Series Kansas Lottery 300 Saturday afternoon at Kansas Speedway. After leading four times for a race-high 148 laps, the driver of the No. 20 Toyota looked like he would be on the way to victory lane, but a late side-by-side battle with teammate Kyle Busch left Kenseth in …

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Matt Kenseth Snags 2015 Kansas Lottery 300 Pole at Kansas

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Kyle Busch laid down blistering fast laps in all the first two rounds of qualifying for the Xfinity Series Kansas Lottery 300 this afternoon at Kansas Speedway. But when the final group of 12 drivers went out, it was Matt Kenseth who held the edge. With a lap of 184.906 mph, Kenseth will start his No. …

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Brad Keselowski Wins Pole for 2015 Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas

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For just the second time this season, Brad Keselowski will lead the field to green on Sunday afternoon. With a lap of 195.503 mph, the driver of the No. 2 Miller Lite Ford edged Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch. Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin will round out the top five. Jeff …

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Chris Buescher Tops 1st 2015 Kansas Lottery 300 Practice Session at Kansas

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Xfinity Series points leader Chris Buescher is starting off his weekend right while trying to keep his championship lead intact. Buescher ran just 15 laps during the 55-minute session and posted a fastest speed of 181.251 mph, edging Kyle Busch by just over a tenth of a second. Brennan Poole was third quickest, followed by …

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Martin Truex Jr. Not Worried About Being “Underdog”

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Martin Truex Jr. has found himself left out of many of this year’s Chase conversations, despite sitting third in points right now. In fact, he even tweeted about it earlier this week. Most don't see us. We're still here. #ambush #truexnation — Martin Truex Jr. (@MartinTruex_Jr) October 13, 2015 But that still doesn’t phase him. …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Where Does Austin Theriault Go From Here?

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If you didn’t see Saturday night’s terrifying crash that ended in Austin Theriault being airlifted to University Hospital, it’s likely you’ve seen a replay somewhere by now. Obviously, the major emotion immediately following that accident was one of hope that he was alright, but once the driver of the No. 29 Ford was out of …

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Pace Laps: The Closer Does it Again, Safety 1st, and NHRA Keystone Nationals

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Sprint Cup Series: The Closer is Back in It – Sunday afternoon at Dover International Speedway was simply Kevin Harvick’s day of reckoning. Between the unscheduled stop for fuel with two laps to go last week at New Hampshire to the drop of the green flag at the Monster Mile, the story became ever-so simple for …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 Rhino Linings 350 at Las Vegas

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In a Nutshell: John Wes Townley took the checkered flag 3.827 seconds ahead of Timothy Peters to win Saturday night’s Rhino Linings 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Townley managed to run great fuel mileage to have enough in the tank when those around him, including late-race leader Matt Crafton, ran out of gas. Ben …

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Austin Theriault Suffers Compression Fracture in 2015 Rhino Linings 350 Accident at Las Vegas

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A non-SAFER barrier wall strikes again. Less than 20 laps into Saturday night’s Rhino Linings 350, Tyler Reddick got loose and went sliding across the track. Though he tried to save it, he clipped teammate Austin Theriault, sending him head on into the outside wall, mere feet past where the SAFER barrier ended. Safety personnel assisted …

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Tony Stewart’s Retirement is Reality… But It’s Not All Bad

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Wednesday afternoon brought the announcement many expected would happen a lot sooner than it did. Tony Stewart confirmed the news every major media outlet had been reporting since last weekend: he’s retiring from full-time Sprint Cup competition at the end of the 2016 season. Is anyone really surprised? Sure, it’s disappointing to see yet another …

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