Race Weekend Central

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

2018 Atlanta Zach Catanzareti Cup Alex Bowman Aj Allmendinger

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

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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Christopher Bell Scores 3rd Straight XFINITY Win In Iowa

2018 Iowa Nxs Christopher Bell Woohoo Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

There’s been plenty of talk lately about a Cup race at Iowa Speedway, but Christopher Bell would be fine with a few more XFINITY Series races there. Bell swooped to the inside of Justin Allgaier to take the US Cellular 250. After the final restart coming to the white flag, Bell held off the field …

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Friday Faceoff: Are Drivers Too Quick to Use the Bumper These Days?

Darlington Cup 2017 Jimmie Johnson Throwback Mike Neff

(Photo: Mike Neff)

Many racetracks have unique traditions for the winner. For example, the race winner at New Hampshire Motor Speedway holds up a live lobster in Victory Lane. What is your favorite Victory Lane tradition, prop or recurring celebration in racing? Bryan Gable: It’s not specific to one track, but I enjoy the Polish victory lap.  Alan …

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2 Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Intervene In Driver Feuds?

2018 Cup New Hampshire Zach Catanzareti Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

After Ricky Stenhouse Jr and Kyle Busch had a difference of opinion regarding their crash a couple of weeks ago in Daytona, it became apparent from both that the feud may not be over just yet. NBC analyst and former driver Kyle Petty stated that he felt NASCAR should step in to end the conflict …

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5-Hour Energy Ending NASCAR Sponsorship After 2018

Martin Truex Jr. Sonoma 2018 Cup Danny Peters

(Photo: Danny Peters)

Longtime NASCAR sponsor 5-Hour Energy will discontinue its participation in the sport at the conclusion of the 2018 season, the company revealed Wednesday, July 18. 5-Hour Energy has been involved as a primary sponsor for several drivers, including Steve Wallace, Clint Bowyer and Erik Jones, and is currently a part-time primary sponsor for reigning Monster …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Practice Not Be Televised?

#21: Paul Menard, Wood Brothers Racing, Ford Fusion Menards / Sylvania Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

Paul Menard pulling out of the garage (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

For years, NASCAR has televised almost all of its practice sessions, giving fans access to the entire weekend of festivities. But is this really necessary, and could the television networks use their resources to provide better race coverage without airing practice? That leads to this week’s question: Should television networks continue to televise the practices? …

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Chad Knaus Signs Extension With Hendrick Motorsports

2017 Atlanta Cup Chad Knaus Rusty Jarrett Nkp

(Photo: Rusty Jarrett/NKP)

Jimmie Johnson has enjoyed plenty of success with longtime crew chief Chad Knaus. Despite a difficult 2018 season, the seven-time champion driver/crew chief duo will continue together beyond this year. Knaus, whose contract with Hendrick Motorsports was set to end at the conclusion of the 2018 season, told ESPN’s Bob Pockrass in an interview he signed …

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2-Headed Monster: Will Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s XFINITY Conflict of Interest Be a Problem?

#7: Justin Allgaier, Jr Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Breyers 2in1 Nascar Xfinity Series

Justin Allgaier (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. recently traded his steering wheel for a microphone.  The retired two-time Daytona 500 champion joined NBC’s broadcast team for coverage of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series races. Any time a former driver steps into the booth, they will have prior relationships with some of the current competitors — …

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On Point Motorsports Forms New Truck Series Team

2010 Nascar Charlotte All Star Challenge

(Photo: Tyler Barrick/Autostock)

Officials announced the formation of a new motorsports organization that will begin competition in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this year. Led by NASCAR veteran crew chief Steven “Bones” Lane, the organization will operate out of a multi-building facility in Denver, N.C.. On Point Motorsports will field the No. 30 Toyota Tundra in the …

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Truckin’ Thursday: Justin Haley, the First-Time Winner Shouldnʻt Surprise You

2018 Gateway Cwts Justin Haley Truck Nkp

Justin Haley (Photo: NKP)

Haley A Star On The Rise Justin Haley picked up his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win Saturday night at Gateway Motorsports Park. Interestingly enough, Haley is the first driver to earn their initial Truck win at the 1.25 mile oval in Madison, Ill. Despite being only 19 years old, Haley is merely …

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2-Headed Monster: Should TV Coverage Follow the Leader or Show Battles?

Martin Truex Jr. Sonoma 2018 Cup Danny Peters

Martin Truex Jr. was all alone out front (Photo: Danny Peters)

Martin Truex Jr. won in a commanding fashion at Sonoma Raceway this past Sunday (June 24). Instead of showing the numerous battles for other positions, the NASCAR on FOX team kept the focus on Truex as he paraded around the track. That brings us to the question this week: Should the cameras stay on the …

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Kaz Grala Secures New Sponsorship For Chicagoland Race

2018 Xfinity Bristol Zach Catanzareti Kaz Grala

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Kaz Grala has secured sponsorship that will allow him to compete in this weekend’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race. The No. 61 will have support from IT Coalition and Kiklos Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil. IT Coalition is an information technology and infrastructure provider. Grala will be making his first XFINITY start at Chicagoland Speedway this …

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