Race Weekend Central

The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2014 AAA 400 at Dover

2014 Dover Ii Cup Jeff Gordon Burnout

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Looking for the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How behind Sunday’s race? Beth Lunkenheimer has you covered with the answers to six race-day questions, covering all five Ws and even the H… the Big Six. Who… gets my shoutout of the race? To say the 2014 season has been a struggle for Martin Truex …

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Tracking the Trucks: Rhino Linings 350

Rhino Linings 350

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In a Nutshell: Erik Jones took the checkered flag 1.329 seconds ahead of teammate Darrell Wallace, Jr. to win the Rhino Linings 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Saturday night. Jones took the lead for the final time on lap 133 of 146 and never looked back. Matt Crafton and Red Horse Racing teammates Timothy …

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Quotes to Remember: AAA 400

2014 Dover Ii Cup Jeff Gordon Wins Cia

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“I don’t know what happened to Kevin Harvick. It was unfortunate for him. He was the class of the field. We were tuning on it to try to keep even with him. When I saw him go out, I knew we could compete with the No.2 (Brad Keselowski) car. The No. 2 was really good …

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Pace Laps: Dover Downer, Elliott’s Excellence, Crafton’s Consistency and More

2014 Dover Ii Cup Aj Allmendinger Racing Cia

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Sprint Cup Series:  Dover Downer – After the excitement of the first two races of the reborn Chase, Dover produced a race that didn’t follow the script.  Rather than being a hard-charging affair, with the four drivers positioned to lose out racing like madmen, it seemed like everyone did his best to log laps, not make …

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Ladies of NASCAR Gear Up for Better Half Dash at Charlotte Motor Speedway

2013 Ashley Deihl Stremme Better Half Dash Winner Credit Cms Photo Hhp

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When the Sprint Cup Series heads to Charlotte Motor Speedway next month, the ladies of NASCAR will kick the action off on Thursday, Oct. 9, with the Better Half Dash. For the fourth consecutive year, they will hop into Bandolero cars and race the quarter-mile to raise money for their chosen charities. Earlier this week, …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Ron Hornaday, Jr. Returns to Action

2014 Mudsummer Classic Eldora Speedway Ron Hornaday Jr. Camping World Trucks Mike Neff 301

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After sitting on the sidelines for the last three races, Ron Hornaday, Jr. will be back on track this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The veteran was sidelined just before the Camping World Truck Series headed off to Canadian Tire Motorsports Park last month. Hornaday will pilot the No. 9 Rheem Chevrolet for NTS …

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Pace Laps: Chase Mess, Justin Boston’s Nationwide Debut, Cole Custer Makes History & More

Justin Boston Talladega Candid 2014 Arca Mike Neff

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Sprint Cup Series: A Hodge-Podge for Chase Drivers – Let’s ignore the fact there were 15 cautions at Loudon, and that most of them happened in the second half of the race, leading to an event that felt like a stop-and-go commute downtown in a major city during rush hour.  The result of all the cautions …

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Tracking the Trucks: UNOH 175

Cole Custer

In a Nutshell: Cole Custer took the checkered flag 1.148 seconds ahead of Darrell Wallace, Jr. to win the UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon. The driver of the No. 00 took the lead on the final restart with just four laps remaining en route to his first career victory. Matt Crafton, …

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Tracking the Trucks: Lucas Oil 225

2014 Chicago Cwts Matt Crafton Pack Racing Cia

In a Nutshell: Kyle Busch took the checkered flag 1.129 seconds ahead of Matt Crafton to grab his fifth victory this season in the rain delayed Lucas Oil 225 at Chicagoland Speedway Saturday evening. Busch used a lapped truck to assist in his pass of Austin Dillon to take the lead for the final time on lap …

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Pace Laps: Roush Fenway’s Struggles, Truck Championship Contenders and Racing vs. Rain

2014 Chicago Cup Brad Keselowski Paul Wolfe Cia

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Sprint Cup Series: Slow Start for Roush Fenway Racing – There has been a gap between Penske Racing and Roush Fenway Racing all season.  Though both teams use Ford engines, Penske has been gapping their counterpart, and never was it more evident than at Chicagoland on Sunday. While Brad Keselowski earned the win and Joey Logano …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Turner Scott Motorsports Saga Takes Bizarre Turn

2014 Bristol Ii Cwts Ron Hornaday Jr Brandon Jones Cia

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In the wake of Turner Scott Motorsports “breaking up” their Truck Series team, both owners pointing fingers toward the other the organization has been in turmoil for a few weeks now. From the rumors that swirled to layoffs, lawsuits, then the official closure of the No. 30 team, TSM continues to be in the news …

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