Race Weekend Central

Kevin Harvick Fastest in 1st Saturday Sprint Cup Practice at New Hampshire

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Kevin Harvick, looking for his first win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway since the opening race of the Chase in 2006, showed how fast his No. 4 Jimmy John’s Chevrolet was, putting himself fastest on the leaderboard in the opening practice on Saturday. Harvick’s time of 28.834 seconds (132.094 mph) was the fastest in the …

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Carl Edwards Wins 2015 5-hour Energy 301 Pole At New Hampshire

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Joe Gibbs Racing took their hot streak up north. One week after posting four cars inside the top five at Kentucky Speedway – a first for the team in its 23-year history within NASCAR – JGR followed up with a pole-winning run by Carl Edwards, one that puts them in position to contend in Sunday’s …

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NASCAR Issues Warnings to 4 Teams Following Kentucky

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Kentucky Speedway featured a new rule package and with that new rule packages a few teams seemed to get their arms around it while others struggled. Not only that but it seemed some teams understood the rule package better than others. That was proved when NASCAR issued written warnings to four different teams following Sunday’s …

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New Rules Package, New Qualifying Format at Indy and Michigan

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NASCAR continued to tweak qualifying rules in response to the new downforce packages on Wednesday. In anticipation of more drafting and less single file racing as a result of the higher downforce package, NASCAR has announced that Sprint Cup, Xfinity, and Camping World Truck series qualifying for upcoming races at Indianapolis and Michigan will use …

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Casey Mears and Germain Racing To Continue Partnership in 2016

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Germain Racing announced on Tuesday that Casey Mears will drive the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet in 2016. The relationship between Mears and the single-car operation stretches all the way back to 2010. “I’m really happy to announce that Casey Mears is back in the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS next year,” said Bob Germain Jr. …

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Balance & Handling the Problems for Tony Stewart’s Struggles

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It’s been a long year for Tony Stewart. Coming off of a broken leg in 2013 and fatal incident with Kevin Ward Jr. last August, Stewart came into the season looking for a fresh start. However, the Indiana native’s No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing team has struggled since the start of the 2015 season. Making an …

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Entry List: 2015 New Hampshire 301

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After a wild night in Kentucky, the stars of NASCAR are heading back to the old rules package at New Hampshire. NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for the July 19 New Hampshire 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) earlier today. The list includes 44 entrants, meaning one driver will fail to make Sunday’s …

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Derek White Lands Sprint Cup Debut with Circle Sport Racing at New Hampshire

For the first time in NASCAR history, a North American native will attempt to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Derek White, a member of the Kanawake Reserve, located outside of Montréal, will attempt to make his NSCS debut this weekend, piloting the No. 33 Chevrolet for Circle Sport Racing, White confirmed on Twitter. …

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Disagreement: Josh Wise, Premium Motorsports Part Ways

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Following a rough weekend at Kentucky Speedway, Josh Wise and Premium Motorsports have parted ways. Wise, who piloted the No. 98 Big Red/Xyience Ford for the team to a 43rd-place showing at Kentucky, announced the news on his Twitter account. I have parted ways with Premium Motorsports. The team and I did not share the …

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Despite Weepers, Bumps, Kentucky Speedway Officials Hesitant on Repave Possibilities

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Kentucky Speedway is one of the toughest tracks on the NASCAR circuit. The track’s myriad bumps and persistent weepers during Camping World Truck, Xfinity and Sprint Cup Series action this weekend left many wondering when it would see a repave. Well, don’t hold your breath. According to Kentucky Speedway General Manager Mark Simendinger, any repave or …

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Back in the Driver’s Hands: Top Finishers Praise Kentucky Rules Package

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NASCAR’s first race with the new, low-downforce rules package was a success, at least in the eyes of Saturday’s top finishers. Race-winner Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Joey Logano and other drivers took the time to comment on the low-downforce rules package issued by NASCAR for the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway. The package, which …

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Pit Road Woes Thwart Valiant Effort from Brad Keselowski at Kentucky

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Brad Keselowski had a dominant car in Saturday’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway. Keselowski, who started the 267 lap, 400-mile event in second, led from the first lap, dominating the first race’s first 32 circuits. The Rochester Hills, Michigan native seemed unstoppable, riding toward his third victory at the Sparta, Kentucky track. Then, he …

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