Race Weekend Central

Chris Buescher Happy with Progression at JTG Daugherty Racing

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Meeting new faces is what has consumed Chris Buescher since making the jump to JTG-Daugherty Racing over the offseason. He better get used to them. Effective this week at Bristol, the former Roush Fenway Racing driver is now part of the JTG family for years to come. Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway, it was announced he …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Kyle Busch Cruises to Another Bristol Victory

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When Kyle Busch claimed his fifth career XFINITY Series pole Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway, he was the odds-on favorite to take the checkered flag. Busch dominated, leading 186 of 300 laps and winning the opening stage in commanding fashion after fighting off Justin Allgaier over the first 50 circuits. But when the No. 18 …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 23: Colosseum-Style

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Episode 23: Colosseum-Style Frontstretch Podcast with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff and Zach Catanzareti In this week’s episode brought to you by DraftKings, Dustin, Mike and Zach discuss the potential resurgence of Kyle Larson, the importance of victory for Darrell Wallace Jr., road ringers in Mid-Ohio and the demise of Brad Keselowski Racing.  We also preview the racing to come this weekend at …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Dylan Lupton Brings California Swagger to JGL Racing

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For most racers, the dream is to one day reach the pinnacle of NASCAR, the Monster Energy Cup Series. Dylan Lupton got a taste of that feeling in 2016, racing in four events. However, entering 2017, the California native had no full-time opportunity for the third consecutive season, after spending 2013 and 2014 in the K&N …

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Pace Laps: Miraculous Michigan, Sam Hornish Jr.’s Big Win & Bubba Wallace’s Return

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Michigan a Welcome Back for Multiple Drivers – Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 may have been a return to Victory Lane for Kyle Larson, but Michigan International Speedway gave several other drivers a warm welcome back to the front after 202 laps. Starting with one on the podium, Erik Jones tied …

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Trevor Bayne Posts First Top-5 Finish in Over a Year

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Manufactures take pride in winning the two races each season at Michigan International Speedway almost as much as winning the Daytona 500. It’s a big deal, especially for Ford and Chevrolet, whose headquarters are stationed in Detroit. Over Jack Roush’s 30-year career as a car owner in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, he’s been …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Sam Hornish Jr. Dominates, Road Ringers Shine at Mid-Ohio

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Following a new track record in Saturday morning’s qualifying session at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Sam Hornish Jr. became the odds-on favorite to win at his home track. With a crash-filled opening stage, Hornish paced the way until the yellow flag flew with four laps remaining. Greg Erwin, crew chief of the No. 22 team called …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 22: Twisty Turns

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Episode 21: Twisty Turns Frontstretch Podcast with Dustin Albino, Joseph Wolkin and Zach Catanzareti In this week’s episode brought to you by DraftKings, Dustin, Joe and Zach discuss Martin Truex Jr.’s title hopes, Hendrick Motorsport’s youth movement, Kyle Busch v. Brad Keselowski, free agency talks with Aric Almirola and a preview of racing at Michigan International Speedway! This week’s episode was brought …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Daniel Hemric Evolving with Richard Childress Racing

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2017 marked a new beginning for Daniel Hemric by making the jump to the XFINITY Series after spending the last two seasons competing in the Camping World Truck Series for Brad Keselowski Racing. It’s been worth the wait. Hemric, 26, is the oldest of the core of rookie drivers in the XFINITY Series. Through the …

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Josh Wise: ‘I’m Not Racing For A Living Anymore’

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Coming into the 2017 NASCAR season, a lot of the talk around the garage was how established veterans Tony Stewart, Carl Edwards, and Greg Biffle were gone from full-time competition in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. One name that slipped under the radar was Josh Wise. Wise has 156 career starts in NASCAR’s premier series, recording a …

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Pace Laps: Daniel Suarez Impresses & Cup Drivers Dominate XFINITY Series at The Glen

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup: Career Day for Daniel Suarez – In the opening 21 races of 2017, Daniel Suarez has been the “other” at Joe Gibbs Racing. The dominate Kyle Busch, the two veterans of Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth and then, the rookie, is how JGR’s line-up looks on paper this year. Sunday, however, Suarez made …

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Erik Jones Rebounds From Disaster at Sonoma, Finishes in Top 10 at Watkins Glen

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Coming into the 2017 season, everyone knew Erik Jones would have speed, especially competing with Furniture Row Racing. However, the road road courses at Sonoma Raceway and Watkins Glen International could be a different story. A month-and-a-half ago at Sonoma, Jones crashed in the opening practice, forcing the No. 77 team to pull put the …

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