Race Weekend Central

Kevin Harvick Comes in Clutch, Wins at Kansas Speedway

2016 Nascar Kansas

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Heading into Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400, Kevin Harvick sat eight points below the Chase cutoff after having a problem with his ECU unit last weekend in Charlotte, finishing 38th. At Kansas, the driver of the No. 4 car rebounded to lead 74 laps en route to his fourth victory of 2016. It was a late-race …

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2-Headed Monster: Jimmie Johnson, Championship Favorite?

2016 Nascar Charlotte

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“New leader, 48.” Those three words were once the bane of every race team not associated with Jimmie Johnson. The Californian had a knack for checking out once taking over the lead, and winning often – five, six, even 10 times in a single season. Those words were the ones dreaded by the teams that Johnson …

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Spencer Gallagher Sees Improvement, Potential with GMS Racing

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Coming into the 2016 Camping World Truck Series, Spencer Gallagher had no expectations for GMS Racing. The team added NASCAR veteran Johnny Sauter hoping to take the team to the next level. Through 18 races this season, the organization has accrued three victories. Sauter kicked off the year with a win at Daytona, while Ben …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Getting to Know NASCAR Next Driver Tyler Dippel

2016 Lebanon Valley Tyler Dippel Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

Prior to the 2016 racing season, many race fans in the northeast knew of Tyler Dippel, a young kid trying to make it big time in the Super DIRTcar Series. From the age of seven, the Upstate New York driver showed skills on the race track. 2016 was a huge opportunity for Dippel and his …

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Todd Parrott Named Crew Chief for Circle-Sport Leavine Family Racing

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Todd Parrott (credit: Getty images)

Circle-Sport Leavine Family Racing announced on Wednesday that veteran NASCAR crew chief Todd Parrott has taken over the full-time crew chief role of the No. 95 team for the remainder of 2016. Parrott has 626 career starts as a Sprint Cup crew chief, accumulating 31 victories, 144 top five finishes and 233 top 10s. Much …

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David Ragan Leading On & Off the Racetrack

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Many things have changed in recent years for David Ragan. Swapping race teams, adapting to different crew chiefs and starting a family has made for a busier lifestyle for the Georgia native. 2016 is Ragan’s first season with BK Racing, an organization that is trying to build resources to become a super team. On paper, …

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John Hunter Nemechek Penalized 10 Points

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NASCAR docked John Hunter Nemechek 10 points on Thursday for an infraction following the event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway last Saturday. About an after proceeding the event, Nemechek’s No. 8 truck failed post-race height requirements. The truck was found outside of NASCAR’s required limits. After the ninth-place effort crew chief Gere Kennon was fined …

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Beyond The Cockpit: Michael Annett Trying to Prove Himself on the Track

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Michael Annett is in his third full Sprint Cup season, the second for HScott Motorsports. Admittedly so, 2016 has been one of the toughest years on the Iowa native since coming to NASCAR. Before heading to Daytona in February, Annett had aspirations of performing better than 2015. The organization had experience coming in the door …

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Kasey Kahne Scores Fourth Consecutive Top-10 Finish

2016 Nascar New Hampshire

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Kasey Kahne had to overcome adversity from the wave of the initial green flag Sunday in New Hampshire. After qualifying ninth, the No. 5 team had to start from the rear for unapproved adjustments. During a 125-lap green flag run to start the race, Kahne worked his way up inside the top 15. From then, …

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