Race Weekend Central

Couch Potato Tuesday: Charlotte, Bristol Bring Interesting Racing on FOX Sports 1


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Given the schedule of the past week, we ended up with two NASCAR Cup Series races in three days. As a result, we have a rare twin-bill of Cup critiques this week. Let’s hope that this does not become a trend. ALSCO Uniforms 500k The past couple of weeks have been exhausting for NASCAR teams. …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Charlotte Light on Action, Decent on Coverage


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Charlotte Motor Speedway is normally a hive of activity on Memorial Day weekend, owing to its location just outside of Mecklenburg County (the track is just over the county line in Cabarrus County and reasonably close to a lot of shopping).  Sunday was not a normal day. In front of an audience of a couple …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NASCAR Returns in Darlington With Big Changes


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Sunday was a big day for NASCAR, as the Cup Series returned to action at Darlington Raceway. Viewers are hungry for anything sports-related, and while the general opinion right now is that the race went off without a hitch, it’ll be quite a while before we know that for sure. Overnight numbers indicated that the …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: North Wilkesboro Lives Up to Hype, FOX Sports 1 Messes Up Tucson


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We’ve come to the end (for now) of the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series, televised by FOX and FOX Sports 1. Over the seven races, there were truly two standout drivers. They were William Byron and Timmy Hill. Hendrick Motorsports’ decision to skip Saturday’s (May 9) North Wilkesboro 160 gifted the faux championship to Hill, …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Wrecking Is The Name Of The Game at Dover, Indianapolis

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We’re coming towards the end of the invitational series. The INDYCAR iRacing Challenge wrapped up Saturday, while there’s only one more eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series event left. As announced Sunday, that will be at the not-even-released yet North Wilkesboro Speedway. Even though the series are ending, last weekend proved that there’s still plenty of time for shenanigans.

Couch Potato Tuesday: Talladega Brings Child-Like Delight, Confusion to Broadcast


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Talladega is always an interesting race weekend, whether it’s in real life, or in iRacing. Last weekend was no exception as the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series visited the 2.66-mile tri-oval. Meanwhile, an outsider dominated the show Saturday at the virtual Circuit of the Americas. GEICO 70 Sunday’s eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race at …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Stupidity Arises on the Radio, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Gets Too Much Focus

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Oh boy. As you know by now, stupidity has reared its head once again. The original plan was to talk about Saturday’s Chevrolet 275k broadcast on NBCSN and maybe touch upon Landon Cassill’s Monza Madness. Had Kyle Larson not done what he did, that portion of the article would have likely covered Allen Bestwick chipping …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Texas Brings Close Action, The Ruch Life More Real Than Expected

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Week No. 2 of the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series brought the stars of NASCAR to the virtual Texas Motor Speedway for 195 miles of racing. A very competitive race saw Timmy Hill go to victory lane. In addition, we’re going to take a look at The Ruch Life, a streaming reality series that follows …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Dixie Vodka 150 Allows Viewers to Occupy Themselves with Action


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With no new racing to watch on television, you might wonder what a motorsports TV critic is to do with his time. Right now, there are some delayed broadcasts that are still premiering, but those will quickly become far and few between. While there is the possibility of old-school broadcast critiques at some point (Note: …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Alex Bowman’s Rise From the Tram, Jeff Gordon Develops

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Last weekend was a busy one. You had the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series teams at Phoenix Raceway. SRO America opened its season at Circuit of the Americas and my niece Londyn turned six on Sunday. That meant that I spent most of the race at Dave & Busters. Today, we’ll focus on the FanShield …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Brings Action, Questionable Waltrip Role to Fontana

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Opinions on Auto Club Speedway have shifted significantly over the years. There was originally joy that NASCAR was back in Southern California, then anger that it was boring, and finally supreme anger toward NASCAR for giving the track a second date on Labor Day weekend back in 2004. That move was problematic for a bunch …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Las Vegas Brings Competition, Rain and Disagreeing Analysts

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Las Vegas Motor Speedway brought a fair amount of clarity regarding Ryan Newman’s crash in Daytona 500 and the aftermath. If the transcript of Roush Fenway Racing president Steve Newmark’s press conference is to be believed, Newman’s family was joking in the hospital about him “having no neck” and referring to him as thick last …

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