Race Weekend Central

The 10: The Biggest “Should Have Won” Races of the Past 25 Years

2017 Michigan Ii Cup Brad Keselowski Racing Logan Whitton Nkp

(Photo: Logano Whitton / NKP)

This week, the teams of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series enjoyed their final weekend off until the season ends. Whether it was traveling the world or relaxing at home, the competitors did whatever they felt would recharge their batteries. So I decided to give our contributors a chance to clear their minds as well. …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Bristol

2017 Bristol Ii Kyle Busch Woohoo Nigel Kinrade Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series went under the lights in Thunder Valley Saturday night for some high banked short track action. The racing there has been pretty clean of late, especially considering how um… unclean Bristol Motor Speedway once was. The Bristol trophy supply was clean too. Cleaned out that is, courtesy of Kyle …

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First Data to Sponsor Kyle Larson, Chip Ganassi Racing

2017 Michigan Ii Cup Kyle Larson Nigel Kinrade Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Chip Ganassi Racing and driver Kyle Larson will further their sponsorship involvement with credit card processor First Data, the team announced on Monday (Aug. 22). First Data will serve as the primary sponsor on the No. 42 car as part of a two-race deal for the team at upcoming Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Michigan

2017 Michigan Ii Cup Kyle Larson Racing Logan Whitton Nkp

(Photo: Logan Whitton/NKP)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series made the second stop of the year at Kyle Larson International Speedway… whoops. I meant Michigan International Speedway. Although with the way that the Chip Ganassi Racing driver has owned the two-mile oval lately, would it really matter if it were renamed after him? Either way, despite valiant efforts …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Watkins Glen

Keselowski V Busch

(Photo: John K Harrelson/ NKP)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series hit the road again this weekend. The road course in Watkins Glen, that is. Such events tend to be a bit of a wild card, much in the same way that restrictor plate races are. Drivers who are typically mired mid-pack suddenly have an opportunity to contend. With the …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Pocono

2017 Cup Pocono Zach Catanzareti Denny Hamlin

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series was back in the mountains this weekend at the Pocono Raceway. Nothing beats a good mountain retreat. Fresh air, natural wonders, peace and quiet. Just don’t get lost during some wilderness expedition because it’s not easy to find anything in the mountains (I hear they’re still looking for turn …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Indianapolis

2017 Indianapolis Motor Speedway MENCS Matt Kenseth photo credit NASCAR via Getty Images

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returned to the hallowed ground in Speedway, Indiana this weekend for the (insert excessively long name here) Brickyard 400. We’ve already seen several drivers break long winless streaks this season. But the annual visit to Indy usually favors regular winners. In fact, only three times has the Brickyard winner …

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Clint Bowyer Honors Mark Martin With Throwback Design For Darlington

2017 Kansas I Cup Clint Bowyer Barry Cantrell Nkp

(Photo: Barry Cantrell/NKP)

Clint Bowyer had a special guest with him at the NASCAR Hall of Fame Tuesday morning. Mark Martin, a Hall of Famer himself was on hand to help Bowyer reveal his throwback scheme for September’s Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. Bowyer will take to the track in a Carolina Ford Dealers paint scheme. The design, pasted …

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Stewart Friesen, Caleb Holman Pace Eldora Practice Sessions

Nascar Camping World Truck Series Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby

(Photo: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

For the drivers of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, racing on the dirt at Eldora Speedway presents a unique challenge yet an equally unique opportunity. There is arguably no other race where experience in similar situations can benefit a driver quite like Eldora. Dirt track experience certainly took over the speed charts during the …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After New Hampshire

Hamlin Nhms Win 1

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series visited the New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend. The visit to the land of Patriots, chowder and words ending with the “ah” sound has been a midsummer occurrence since 1993. Of late, the track has even gone so far as to have the winner hold a massive live lobster …

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