Race Weekend Central

Restrictor Plates Being Considered for XFINITY Series at Indianapolis

2016 Indianapolis Cup Kyle Busch Zach Catanzareti

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Recently, NASCAR racing at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway has received mixed views. But a recent decision might change the racing in a positive direction. NBC Sports confirmed a report Monday afternoon (March 20) that came from freelance journalist Michael Knight last weekend that NASCAR was exploring the idea of using restrictor plates at IMS for the NXS …

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Justin Allgaier Snaps Winless Drought at Phoenix, Earns Dash 4 Cash Bonus

2017 Nxs Phoenix Justin Allgaier Confetti Nascar Via Getty Images

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Justin Allgaier snapped an 80-race winless drought, spanning more than four years on Saturday afternoon from Phoenix International Raceway by winning the DC Solar 200. He led a race-high 85 laps and earned the $100,000 bonus from XFINITY for being the Dash 4 Cash winner, the first of four races this season that will pay …

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Entry List: Camping World 500

2016 Nascar Phoenix

11-13 November, 2016, Avondale, Arizona USA Phoenix International Raceway ©2016, Matthew T. Thacker NKP

“NASCAR Goes West” began with a bang at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this past weekend. Martin Truex Jr. passed Brad Keselowski for the win with two laps to go in the Kobalt 400. Moments later, chaos ensued on pit road as Kyle Busch threw a right hook to the face of Joey Logano. But this upcoming …

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Entry List: Kobalt 400

2016 Las Vegas Cup Ryan Blaney Pack Racing Matthew T Thacker Nkp

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The third race of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season will also be the first of the annual NASCAR Goes West campaign. Las Vegas Motor Speedway will play host for the Kobalt 400, where last week’s winner, Brad Keselowski, is the defending winner. For the second straight week, less than 40 cars are …

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2-Headed Monster: Daytona & Stages — Yea or Nay


The Daytona 500 should definitely be a race run without segments. But not the only one. NASCAR is a sport built on tradition, heritage and sticking to its roots. In light of all the changes for this upcoming season, be it Monster Energy, the new lower downforce package, competition enhancements, drivers retiring/stepping away, etc., that can …

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Pocono Raceway Announces Same-Day NASCAR Qualifying, Race Format

2016 Pocono Cup Chris Buescher Zach Catanzareti

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Add Pocono Raceway to the list of 2017 NASCAR experiments. Its July race is moving to a single-day format, making the event more cost efficient for both teams and spectators alike. The 2.5-mile, triangular track announced Monday they’ll hold Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying as well as the race Sunday for their second race weekend …

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Friday Faceoff: How About All These Changes?

2016 Chicago Cup Carl Edwards Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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NASCAR issued several changes to race formats Monday. What was your instant reaction to the changes? Clayton Caldwell, Contributor: I really like the new points format. I like how bonus points carry throughout the Chase — whoops, I mean playoffs — and that you actually get something for running well in the first two stages of …

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