Race Weekend Central

Brad Keselowski Ignites Turn 1 Melee Late At Charlotte

2018 Cup Charlotte Roval Zach Catanzareti Brad Keselowski

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There was a sense of dread coming into the event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL that the race could result in a big crash. For the most of the race, it looked like the competitors of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series would put those fears to rest. But they just couldn’t quite make …

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2-Headed Monster: Should The Cup Series Return To Rockingham Speedway?

2012 Nascar Camping World Truck Series Rockingham

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News broke on Aug. 30 that Rockingham Propertires LLC had purchased Rockingham Speedway, formerly known as North Carolina Motor Speedway. The new owner said the intent is to have racing once again on the legendary track that hosted the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series from 1965 to 2004. This leads to this week’s question: as …

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2-Headed Monster: Are Too Many Drivers In The Playoffs?

2018 Cup Dover Zach Catanzareti Jimmie Johnson Chad Knaus

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Through the many incarnations of the NASCAR postseason, the playoff field has gradually grown from 10 drivers to 16. Is 16 too many, or is it fine the way it is? Champions Should Be Good, Not Good Enough For most of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams, the initial goal each year is to …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Teams Get More Racing Revenue Or Adapt?

2018 Auto Club Cup Martin Truex Jr., Furniture Row Racing, Toyota Camry Bass Pro Shops/5 Hour Energy

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After the announcement that Furniture Row Racing is shutting down one season after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title with Martin Truex Jr, it has become increasingly clear that large changes need to happen in NASCAR. Otherwise, more and more of the top teams will continue to fold. The solution boils down to …

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2-Headed Monster: Will Justin Allgaier Go Back to the Cup Series?

#7: Justin Allgaier, Jr Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Brandt Professional Agriculture Nascar Xfinity Series

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Justin Allgaier is having a career year in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, having won four races while leading the point standings with three races left in the regular season. Allgaier is clearly one of the best drivers in NXS, which leads to this week’s question: Should Allgaier move back up to the Monster Energy NASCAR …

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Tracking The Trucks: Justin Haley Triumphs As KBM Teammates Crash

2018 Trucks Martinsville Zach Catanzareti Todd Gilliland

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In a Nutshell: Team owners who have multiple drivers have one concern above all others when it comes to competition among teammates: don’t wreck each other. Well, at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on Sunday, Kyle Busch may have missed an opportunity to remind his drivers, Noah Gragson and Todd Gilliland, about such a rule. The …

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Dalton Sargeant Out at GMS Racing

2018 Trucks Pocono Zach Catanzareti Dalton Sargeant

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Dalton Sargeant will not compete in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for GMS Racing effective immediately, the team announced Wednesday. Sargeant will be replaced by the team’s former Truck Series driver and current XFINITY Series competitor Spencer Gallagher, beginning with Sunday’s race at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. “Due to a unfortunate circumstance with …

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2-Headed Monster: Are Fans Getting Too Much Access?

Fans, Sonoma 2018

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A fan attacked Kyle Busch after Saturday night’s (Aug. 18) race at Bristol Motor Speedway, which leads to this week’s question: are fans getting too much access to drivers at NASCAR races? Excuse Me But Your Crazy Is Showing Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin have something in common. Of course, they both drive for Joe …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Kurt Busch Move to Chip Ganassi Racing?

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Rumors surfaced last weekend that Kurt Busch might be leaving Stewart-Haas Racing to replace Jamie McMurray in the No. 1 Chevrolet at Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates. Nothing has been announced yet, but this leads to this week’s question: Should Busch go to Ganassi or stay at SHR? What if your grass is already …

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Elliott Sadler to Retire From Racing Full-Time At End of 2018

2018 Xfinity New Hampshire Zach Catanzareti Elliott Sadler

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Elliott Sadler is calling it a career after 2018, the longtime driver announced on Wednesday. Sadler, who drives for JR Motorsports in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, will step away from racing full-time to focus on his family, he said in a statement released on his website. “After much consideration and many conversations with my family, …

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2-Headed Monster: Should the France Family Sell NASCAR?

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Ever since Bill France Sr. formed the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, his family has majority owned and headed it. In the past few months, rumors surfaced about the France family looking for potential buyers. Then, this past Sunday (Aug. 5), NASCAR CEO and Chairman Brian France, Bill Sr’s grandson, was arrested for …

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2-Headed Monster: Will Anyone Else Win Their Way Into the Playoffs?

2018 Atlanta Zach Catanzareti Cup Alex Bowman Aj Allmendinger

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There are only five races left in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular season, and we have seen only seven winners so far. With nine playoff spots still up for grabs, anyone in the top 30 in points who notches a win in the next five races will automatically earn a spot in the …

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