Race Weekend Central

Michael McDowell: ‘I’m Not Done Yet’

Michael Mcdowell New Hampshire

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Michael McDowell is searching for options after Leavine Family Racing announced it will have Kasey Kahne on board for the 2018 season. Soon after Kahne won July’s Brickyard 400, he became one of the hottest free agents on the market, and his talents are being taken to LFR. While the team would like to have two cars down the road, they’ve …

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Cole Whitt Building Confidence with TriStar Motorsports

2017 Talladega I Cup Cole Whitt Car John K Harrrelson Nkp

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Late into last offseason, Cole Whitt had no intention on competing in NASCAR during the 2017 season. No ride and no opportunity meant that it could be the first time the California native wouldn’t compete in a racing series of any type since 2009. But Mark Smith, owner of TriStar Motorsports, called Whitt up, notifying the …

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Pace Laps: NASCAR Playoff Stress, Tyler Reddick’s Triumph & Timothy Peters’ Impressive Return

2017 Chicago Nxs Justin Allgaier Celebrates Logan Whitton Nkp

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: A Week of Stress for Many Following New Hampshire With two of three races complete in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ Round of 16, we can easily place six drivers in the “stressed” category as the series heads to Dover International Speedway for the first elimination race of the playoffs. Starting …

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Ryan Blaney Content with Average Result at New Hampshire, Feels Good on Points

2017 Nascar Monster Energy Cup Series, New Hampshire

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During the three practice sessions on Friday and Saturday, Ryan Blaney looked to have one of the best cars at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. However, the ISM Connect 300 turned into an average day for The Wood Brothers. Blaney started the event fourth, his best qualifying effort since his victory at Pocono Raceway in June. …

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Escapes New Hampshire on Playoff Cutline

2017 Nascar Monster Energy Cup Series, New Hampshire

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Coming into New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. had low expectations. When the No. 17 unloaded off the hauler on Friday, it became more apparent the team was going to have to salvage a points day on Sunday. Stenhouse started the ISM Connect 300 from 24th position, lowest of the 16 playoff drivers. And …

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Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick Days End Early at New Hampshire

Kurt Busch New Hampshire

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Coming to the checkered flag (lap 150) of Stage 2 in Sunday’s ISM Connect 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the playoffs took a turn for the worse for a pair of Stewart-Haas Racing teammates. Coming out of Turn 2, Austin Dillon turned Kevin Harvick for 14th position, causing a fiasco of smoke, blurring the …

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Tracking the Trucks: Christopher Bell has Perfect Race at New Hampshire

Christopher Bell New Hampshire Victory

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After narrowly missing out on the pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday morning, it didn’t take Christopher Bell long to prove he had the truck to beat in the UNOH 175. Bell took the lead from Kyle Busch Motorsports teammate Noah Gragson shortly after lap 40, en route to winning an uneventful opening stage. Stage …

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Brett Moffitt, BK Racing Partnering for Remainder of 2017

Brett Moffitt New Hampshire

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series ISM Connect 300 New Hampshire Motor Speedway Loudon, NH USA Friday 22 September 2017 Brett Moffitt, BK Racing, Super Donut Toyota Camry World Copyright: Matthew T. Thacker NKP

As of mid-May, Brett Moffitt was content competing in the Camping World Truck Series with Red Horse Racing. But then, the long-time organization closed it’s doors, leaving the Iowa native without a ride. Moffitt, 25, went home to Iowa to compete in just his second career XFINITY Series race in July, finishing 11th with GMS …

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Joey Logano Blasts NASCAR, Calls Pit Road Hold a Joke

2017 Nascar Monster Energy Cup Series, New Hampshire

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During Saturday’s final practice session, Joey Logano was ineligible to participate after the No. 22 Ford couldn’t pass pre-qualifying inspection. The Team Penske operation tried and failed four times on Friday, meaning Logano will start shotgun on the field. That meant the two-time New Hampshire Motor Speedway winner was forced to sit in his No. 22 car …

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Martin Truex Jr. Paces Final Practice at New Hampshire

2017 Loudon Cup Martin Truex Jr. Car Phil Allaway

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In a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final practice dominated by playoff drivers, Martin Truex Jr. led the charge – again. Truex’s speed of 131.647 mph topped the charts at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Saturday. That’s after the No. 78 team was penalized 30 minutes for failing technical inspection last weekend at Chicagoland Speedway. Truex …

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Kyle Larson Leads the Way in Second Practice at New Hampshire

2017 Loudon Cup Kyle Larson Car Phil Allaway

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Right after the halfway point of the 55-minute morning practice, Kyle Larson led the way at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday. Larson, who qualified outside the front row on Friday, put down a lap of 132.586 mph, .015 seconds ahead of Ryan Blaney (132.517 mph). The No. 21 car had run faster than Larson for …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 28: Playoffs, Please

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Overton’s 301 New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, Nh Usa Sunday 16 July 2017 Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Busch Beer Ford Fusion And Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Fedex Office Toyota Camry World Copyright: Rusty Jarrett Nkp

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Episode 28: Playoffs, Please Frontstretch Podcast with Dustin Albino, Davey Segal and Zach Catanzareti In this week’s episode brought to you by DraftKings, Dustin, Davey and Zach recap the opening round of the playoffs from Chicagoland, discussing pit road problems and possible trouble afoot for some top contenders. We also debate Kasey Kahne’s move to Leavine Family Racing for 2018 and compare …

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