Race Weekend Central

Kevin Harvick Comes Up Just Short of First Pocono Victory

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For Kevin Harvick, coming to Pocono Raceway is an opportunity to stamp his name as a first-time winner at the Tricky Triangle. In Sunday’s Overton’s 400, he came oh so close, yet again. After qualifying the No. 4 car sixth in Sunday mornings qualifying session, Harvick spent almost the entire race inside the top 10. …

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Daniel Suarez on a Roll, Scoring Third Straight Top-10 Finish

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Leading up to New Hampshire Motor Speedway two weeks ago, Daniel Suarez had four top-10 finishes through the first half of his rookie season. Since then, the No. 19 team has been on a hot streak. At New Hampshire, Suarez overcame a bunch of strategy to finish sixth. Last weekend at the Brickyard 400, the …

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Tracking the Trucks: Busch’s Bad Day Opens Floodgates In Overton’s 150

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In a Nutshell: The Camping World Truck Series Overton’s 150 began as yet another walk in the park for Kyle Busch. But on lap 35, Busch’s bad break turned up the heat on what had been a boring Pocono affair. The floodgates were busted wide open when Kyle Busch crashed in the Tunnel Turn, ending …

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Pocono Fan Fest Success from All Sides

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Pocono Raceway held it’s first annual NASCAR Fan Fest Friday evening, with several top names in the sport coming out and interacting with the fans. From signing autographs to taking pictures and even pretending to be rap star Eminem, it was a positive experience for most folks in attendance. At the Fest, held at the Infield Block …

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Justin Haley Leads Opening Truck Series Practice at Pocono

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After posting top-10 finishes in six consecutive races, Justin Haley shot to the top of the scoring pylon in opening Camping World Truck Series practice at Pocono Raceway. Turning a speed of 169.632 mph, Haley was close to two-tenths of a second quicker than Kyle Busch (169.046 mph), who was second on the speed chart. …

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Gary Klutt Set to Make Cup Series Debut at Watkins Glen

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Veteran to the NASCAR Pinty Series since 2010, Gary Klutt is scheduled to make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut next weekend at Watkins Glen International for Premium Motorsports in the No. 15 Color Compass Chevrolet. Klutt made his inaugural start in one of NASCARs top three touring divisions last season at Canadian Tire …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 20: Mid-Season Chaos

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Episode 20: Mid-Season Chaos Frontstretch Podcast with Dustin Albino, Joseph Wolkin and Zach Catanzareti. In this week’s episode brought to you by DraftKings, Dustin, Joe, and Zach sit down to preview this weekend’s race at Pocono, analyze NASCAR Silly Season drama, speculate on William Byron’s future and more. This week’s episode was brought to you by DraftKings, the No. …

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Michael McDowell, Leavine Family Racing: Small Team that Could

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With less than a handful of laps remaining in Sunday’s Brickyard 400, Michael McDowell was in prime position to improve a career-best effort of fourth, coming earlier this month at Daytona International Speedway. Getting involved in one of the cautions that caused the final 10 laps of the event to last more than an hour, …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Michael Annett Disappointed Not Running with JR Motorsports Teammates

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Prior to the 2017 XFINITY Series season, Michael Annett had spent the last three years in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Coming back down to the series where he made a home for six previous seasons, it looked to be promising, especially competing for JR Motorsports. Annett joined NASCAR veterans Elliott Sadler and Justin Allgaier, …

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Pace Laps: A Major Weekend at Indianapolis for Hendrick Motorsports & Eldora Madness

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Kasey Kahne Happy Again – “This shows that I want to do it.” Sunday’s Brickyard 400 for Kasey Kahne was more than a victory. For a driver who hasn’t won a race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in nearly three years, it was a statement. Not only is …

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XFINITY Breakdown: William Byron Wins First Indianapolis Attempt

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Before Friday, William Byron had never visited the hallowed grounds of Indianapolis Motor Speedway. But from the moment his car unloaded off the truck, the driver of the No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevy proved he would be a factor. With the new aerodynamic package, as well as adding restrictor plates to an XFINITY Series event at the Brickyard, all of JRM’s cars …

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