Race Weekend Central

Brett Moffitt on Uncertain Future: ‘I Need to Have a Good Performance’

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Saturday’s Pocono Mountains 150 at Pocono Raceway will be a big one for Brett Moffitt. It could even be his biggest. The 2015 Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year, who has been out of a ride since the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway in November, will return to the cockpit in the Camping World …

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Paul Menard Wins Opening Pocono Practice

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Paul Menard’s new crew chief Danny Stockman, Jr. may have found a little something in his first weekend. Posting a lap of 50.722 seconds (177.438 mph), Menard led opening practice at Pocono Raceway, as he led a trio of Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas to have the quickest time. Denny Hamlin led the JGR crew in second, …

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Jimmie Johnson Happy to Finish 3rd After Rough Streak

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It may be hard to remember a time where a top-5 finish for the sport’s six-time champion spelt improvement. However, that’s the position and attitude Jimmie Johnson was found in, as he drove his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet to a third-place finish in Sunday’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “I’m very happy,” Johnson …

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Kyle Busch Powers to 2nd Brickyard 400 Win

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The yard of bricks is going to start charging Kyle Busch rent. Starting from pole in the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Busch led a record-breaking 149 of 170 laps to win at IMS for the second straight year and fourth straight time in NASCAR’s top-two divisions. “We made a lot of changes to …

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Kyle Busch Flies to 3rd XFINITY Win at IMS

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Kyle Busch is quickly become Mr. Indy across both NASCAR series that currently compete at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. After winning the pole for the fourth straight year at Indy, Busch led 62 of 63 laps toward his third XFINITY Series victory at IMS, seventh of the season and 83rd of his career. “I was able …

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Tony Stewart Continuing Summer Surge, Qualifies 3rd at IMS

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Who would’ve thought Tony Stewart – also known as the Indiana boy of NASCAR – would spend his final Brickyard 400 start at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the shadow of another story. With Jeff Gordon subbing for Dale Earnhardt, Jr., the spotlight has seemed to turn away from Stewart, as he also competes in his …

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Kyle Busch Edges Erik Jones for 4th Straight IMS Pole

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It’s been Kyle Busch’s weekend thus far at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. After winning both Friday practice sessions, Busch continued the roll by winning the pole on Saturday. Busch, at a lap of 49.467 seconds [181.939 mph], grabs his fourth consecutive IMS pole, sixth of 2016 and 54th of his XFINITY Series career. “I heard it …

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Jimmie Johnson Takes Opening Indianapolis Practice

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At a speed of 184.185 mph, Jimmie Johnson won opening practice at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. Circulating the 2.5-mile track in 48.864 seconds, he beat second-place Denny Hamlin by a whopping 0.434 seconds. More than a full second back was Casey Mears, who brought his No. 13 Chevrolet to …

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Jeff Gordon Confident to Face Indianapolis Challenges

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One of the biggest stories of the 2016 NASCAR season will hit the track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway driving the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. With Dale Earnhardt, Jr. missing his second straight race due to concussion-like symptoms, it’s five-time Brickyard 400 winner Jeff Gordon who’ll return to the Sprint Cup Series for the first …

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Kyle Busch Wins 53rd XFINITY Pole at NHMS

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Kyle Busch will be the first to the flag for Saturday’s AutoLotto 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, as he wins the pole for the 53rd time in his XFINITY Series career. “We’ve got a good piece, I just have to do my job now,” Busch said. “This place is hard to figure out. It’s …

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Ryan Newman Lands First Top 5 on 2016 at Kentucky

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For Ryan Newman and the No. 31 Richard Childress Racing team, Saturday night’s Quaker State 400 was a case of deja vu back from 2014. That year, Newman grabbed his first top-5 finish of the season at Kentucky Speedway, finishing third en route to finishing as the runner-up in the Sprint Cup Series championship. Two years …

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