Race Weekend Central

2-Headed Monster: Who Should Drive the No. 88 in 2018?

2017 Atlanta Cup Dale Earnhardt Jr Car Nigel Kinrade Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

With Dale Earnhardt Jr’s departure from the No. 88 Chevrolet at season’s end, a seat will be left vacant and ready to be filled at Hendrick Motorsports in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for 2018. There have been rumblings of many names to pilot the car, but two have been at the forefront: Alex Bowman and William …

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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Entry List: Buckle Up In Your Truck 225

Nascar Camping World Truck Series Toyota Tundra 250 Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Ks Usa Friday 12 May 2017 Ryan Truex, Seawatch Toyota Tundra World Copyright: Brett Moist Nkp

(Photo: Brett Moist/NKP)

After a weekend off, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads to Kentucky Speedway. They’ll kick off a tripleheader weekend at the 1.5-mile track in Sparta, Ky. with the Buckle Up In Your Truck 225. There are 34 trucks on the preliminary entry list; they’ll be competing for 32 spots. It’s the first time in …

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NASCAR XFINITY Series Entry List: Alsco 300

Nascar Xfinity Series Nascar Xfinity Series American Ethanol E15 250 Presented By Enogen Iowa Speedway, Newton, Ia Usa Saturday 24 June 2017 Ross Chastain, Florida Watermelon Association Ford Mustang World Copyright: Brett Moist Nkp

(Photo: Brett Moist/NKP)

This weekend, the NASCAR XFINITY Series heads to Kentucky Speedway for the Alsco 300. There are 44 cars on the preliminary entry list, meaning four teams will be sent home after qualifying concludes on Friday. Some notable changes for this weekend come with the series’ smaller programs. BJ McLeod is back in his self-owned No. 8 …

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Entry List: Quaker State 400

Brad Keselowski

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

After a weekend of restrictor plate racing on the high banks of Daytona International Speedway, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Kentucky Speedway for Saturday night’s Quaker State 400. The trip to Sparta, Ky. marks the only trip there for the MENCS field this season. There are 40 cars on the preliminary entry list, …

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2-Headed Monster: Right Turns on 4th of July at Daytona?

2016 Daytona International Speedway Nscs Brad Keselowski Kyle Busch Leads Pack Photo Credit Nascar Via Getty Images

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

The July race at Daytona International Speedway has traditionally been held on Fourth of July weekend under the lights from the famed 2.5-mile superspeedway. With an apparent increase in appetite for road course racing and a ready and capable road course on the speedway grounds already, it raises the question… Should the second Cup race from Daytona be …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2017 Toyota/Save Mart 350

2017 Nascar Monster Energy Cup Series, Sonoma

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Who … gets the shoutout of the race? How about Dale Earnhardt Jr.? He recovered from a spin early in stage one to finish sixth, his third top 10 at Sonoma in the past four seasons. Earnhardt hasn’t loved road courses before. He even said he wanted to put some dynamite on the 12-turn road course …

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Jamie McMurray Records Top 10 After ‘Uneventful’ Race At Sonoma

2017 Nascar Monster Energy Cup Series, Sonoma

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Jamie McMurray has a knack for winning the big races. With a Daytona 500, Brickyard 400, Coca-Cola 600 and All-Star Race on his resume, why wouldn’t he? But he’s also known for being a respectable road course racer. With an average finish of 16.3 coming into this weekend’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway, McMurray started second …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Earns 3rd Sonoma Top 10 in 4 Years

Jr. Pit Road Sonoma

(Photo: Davey Segal)

Dale Earnhardt Jr., road-course ace? It might not be as far off as you think. The Hendrick Motorsports driver came home in sixth place at Sonoma Raceway in the Toyota/Save Mart 350, his third finish inside the top 10 at the California track over the last four races. In his final scheduled Monster Energy NASCAR …

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2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Add More Road Courses?

2106 Sonoma Cup Pack Racing Nigel Kinrade Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

With the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ visit to Sonoma Raceway this weekend, it marks one of two road course races on the MENCS schedule for 2017. In 2018, the Charlotte Motor Speedway “roval” will be added, making the total number road courses on the schedule jump to three. Should NASCAR add more road courses …

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Entry List: Iowa 200

2016 Camping World Truck Iowa

17-18 June, 2016, Newton, Iowa USA Johnny Sauter ©2016, Russell LaBounty NKP

After a standalone race at Gateway Motorsports Park, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads to America’s Heartland and Iowa Speedway for the Iowa 200 on Friday night. There are 30 trucks on the preliminary entry list, meaning the field will not be full, barring any entry list changes. Since the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup …

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