Race Weekend Central

Entry List: Toyota/Save Mart 350

2106 Sonoma Cup Pack Racing Nigel Kinrade Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

We’re turning left and right this weekend, boys and girls. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads west to wine country for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway for the first of two road course races of the 2017 season. There are 38 cars on the preliminary entry list, meaning the field will not be …

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Billy Johnson to Drive No. 43 Car for RPM at Sonoma

2016 Road Atlanta Ctsc Billy Johnson Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Billy Johnson’s job this upcoming weekend will be considerably shorter than his job this past weekend. Johnson, an IMSA sportscar racer, will make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut this weekend at Sonoma Raceway in the famed No. 43 Ford for Richard Petty Motorsports. Driving the No. 66 Ganassi Ford GT this past weekend …

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2-Headed Monster: What Does Kasey Kahne Have Left?

2017 Kansas I Cup Kasey Kahne Nigel Kinrade Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Kasey Kahne has had his fair share of success at NASCAR’s premier level, but none as of late. In fact, the driver of the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet has 17 wins in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series over 14 seasons yet hasn’t won a race in almost three full seasons, 97 races to be exact. …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Ryan Blaney Stay or Should He Go?

2017 Kansas I Cup Ryan Blaney Barry Cantrell Nkp

(Photo: Barry Cantrell/NKP)

Ryan Blaney and Wood Brothers Racing have had a great thing going this season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The Wood Brothers have an alliance with Team Penske, but are a one-car operation that hasn’t won a race since Trevor Bayne’s triumphant 2011 Daytona 500 upset. Should Blaney remain with Wood Brothers Racing long-term, …

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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Entry List: Rattlesnake 400

2016 Cwts Texas Spencer Gallagher Pole Rick Lunkenheimer

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is back in action for a second consecutive week. They will travel to Texas Motor Speedway, running a standalone weekend f0r the Rattlesnake 400 Friday evening on Fox Sports 1. Only 26 trucks are on the preliminary entry list for the event. Barring any changes, that is the fewest amount of …

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NASCAR XFINITY Series Entry List: Pocono Green 250

2016 Pocono I Xfinity Pack Racing Restart Anthony Lumbis Sr.

(Photo: Anthony Lumbis Sr.)

NASCAR’s XFINITY Series heads to The Tricky Triangle in Long Pond, Pa. for the Pocono Green 250 Saturday afternoon on Fox Sports 1. 41 cars are on the preliminary entry list for the event, meaning one team will be sent home packing after qualifying concludes Saturday morning from the 2.5-mile track. Monster Energy NASCAR Cup …

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Entry List: Pocono 400

2016 Pocono Cup Chris Buescher Zach Catanzareti

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series continues their East coast stint with a trip to Pocono Raceway this upcoming weekend for the Pocono 400 (Sunday on Fox Sports 1). 39 cars are on the preliminary entry list for the 400-mile event at the Tricky Triangle, meaning the field will not be at full capacity. After a weekend off …

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Fence Climber at Dover Identified and Charged

2017 Dover I Cup Austin Dillon Pack Racing Matthew T Thacker Nkp

(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker / NKP)

A man who climbed the catch fence at the exit of Turn 4 during Sunday’s AAA Drive for Autism 400 at Dover International Speedway has been charged with resisting arrest with force (a felony), second-degree trespassing, disorderly conduct and offensive touching of law enforcement, according to Dover police. The man, identified as John Infanti, is …

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2-Headed Monster: Did Fernando Alonso Make It Look Easy?

2017 Indianapolis Indycar Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso in Indianapolis (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Fernando Alonso’s performance in this past weekend’s Indianapolis 500 impressed many. The Spaniard led 27 laps before his Andretti Honda engine expired with 21 laps remaining in the event. He came home 24th when the checkered flag flew from IMS, but opened a lot of eyes. Did Alonso’s performance in the Greatest Spectacle in Racing make …

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