Race Weekend Central

Myatt Snider Finishes Sixth at Martinsville: ‘This Truck Could Have Won’

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Despite running a part-time schedule this season for ThorSport Racing, Myatt Snider is making the most of his limited opportunities. The Charlotte, North Carolina native and driver of the No. 27 earned his 12th career top 10 finish and third straight at Martinsville Speedway with his sixth-place run in Saturday’s (March 23) TruNorth Global 250. …

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Clint Bowyer, Chase Elliott Pace Dual Cup Practices from Martinsville

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series took to the sports oldest venue for two practice sessions on Saturday (March 23) afternoon, as Clint Bowyer (19.387 seconds) and Chase Elliott (19.413 seconds) were quickest in the respective 50-minute sessions at Martinsville Speedway. Defending race winners @ClintBowyer and crew chief @BugaMike14 have good reason to feel confident. …

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Fire on Fridays: You Don’t Have to Compare Richard Petty and Kyle Busch

#18: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Interstate Batteries Celebrates After Winning Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Richard Petty is “The King” for a reason. His 200 wins in Cup series competition is a feat that’ll never be accomplished again. Whether you think all his wins are “legitimate” or not, you have to respect what the man has done. Kyle Busch‘s 200 wins (and counting) across all three national series is also …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Johnny Sauter Back Home at ThorSport Racing

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Johnny Sauter’s a former champion, one of the longest-tenured drivers in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. He was in last November’s Championship 4, competing for a season title after another successful year. And yet… he spent much of the offseason without a ride. That was until Sauter’s old stomping grounds, ThorSport Racing, came calling. …

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Ryan Preece Still Sticking to His Roots in Rookie Cup Season

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The road to the top of the mountain in North American motorsports hasn’t been an easy one for Ryan Preece. The 28-year-old now Rookie in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series has cut his teeth in the Whelen Modified Tour in the Northeast before stepping into the NASCAR National Series scene. After running mid-pack with …

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Fire on Fridays: The New Package Is OK So Far, & That’s OK

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What we saw at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this past weekend in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series wasn’t knock-your-socks-off-caliber racing. It didn’t make you scream at your television, you weren’t as entertained as you had ever been watching NASCAR and you probably wanted to see a little more. That’s fine. You should want more. …

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Chase Elliott Records First Top 10 of Season in Las Vegas

#9: Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Hooters Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Small victories go a long way in the quest to return a team to championship dominance. Chase Elliott and the No. 9 Hooters Chevrolet team experienced their first of those on Sunday in Sin City, as the Dawsonville, Georgia native came home in ninth-place, his first top 10 finish of the season. After finishes of …

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Ryan Sieg Scores Top 10 at Las Vegas: ‘It’s a real momentum builder’

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Ryan Sieg earned his 11th career top 10 finish in Saturday's Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. (Photo/Davey Segal)

Ryan Sieg prides himself on doing more with less. For a moment or two, it looked like the Tucker, Georgia native was on his way to his second top five in three races. But a speeding penalty sent Sieg back outside the top 10. After surviving a couple late-race crashes and adjusting on the No. …

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Noah Gragson Survives Late Las Vegas Carnage For Third-Place Finish

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Noah Gragson rebounded for a top-five finish at his home track in the Boyd Gaming 300. (Photo/Davey Segal)

Sometimes having the hometown crowd behind you is just what you need. Coming off the heels of an 11th-place result at Daytona and ninth last weekend at Atlanta, Noah Gragson rallied from as low as 15th to score a third-place finish in Saturday’s Xfinity Series Boyd Gaming 300 at his home track of Las Vegas …

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Todd Gilliland Rebounds From Distraction-Filled Week for Solid Top 10 at Las Vegas

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Todd Gilliland's seventh-place result in the Strat 200 was what the No. 4 team needed: an uneventful, solid night. (Photo/Davey Segal)

Todd Gilliland entered Las Vegas Motor Speedway coming off a top 10 at Atlanta, but needed something better. His owner and Strat 200 race winner, Kyle Busch, made a statement following his Truck Series win at Atlanta regarding Gilliland’s performance, saying an uptick was needed and his “career (was) on the line.” The finish wasn’t …

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