Race Weekend Central

Kyle Busch Tops Camping World Truck Series Practice From Kentucky

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It’s become normal to see Kyle Busch’s name atop the leader board whenever he decides to run in NASCAR’s XFINITY or Camping World Truck Series.  Although his time behind the wheel of those machines has dwindled with the new rules limiting Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competitors joining in on the fun in the lower …

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Brandeis Machinery and Front Row Motorsports Ink Sponsorship Deal for Kentucky

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Louisville, Kentucky heavy machinery business Brandeis Machinery has signed on with Front Row Motorsports for a one-race deal at the next Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event in Sparta, Kentucky. The local business has a past with driver David Ragan and the Cup Series but will partner with Front Row for the first time. Ragan’s …

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Ryan Preece to Compete in Two XFINITY Series Events For Joe Gibbs Racing

2016 Xfinity Homestead Miami Speedway Zach Catanzareti Ryan Preece

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Current NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour racer Ryan Preece will drive in two NASCAR XFINITY Series event for Joe Gibbs Racing this year. Preece’s first event for Gibbs will be at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, with his second coming at the second Iowa Speedway event. A native of Berlin, Conn., Preece currently sits eighth in the Modified …

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Kyle Busch’s Interim Crew Chief Suspended After Sonoma

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Troubles befell the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 M&M’s Toyota team for the second time in four races during post-race inspection. This time, interim crew chief Ben Beshore will sit out one Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event due to missing lug nuts on the final stop of the Sonoma Raceway event last Sunday. Beshore will be …

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Gray Gaulding Signs with Premium Motorsports for Two Races

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In a tweet sent out Monday morning, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Gray Gaulding announced he will pilot the Premium Motorsports No. 15 Toyota Camry at Kentucky Speedway and New Hampshire Motor Speedway in July. No official release has been posted by the team at this point. However, Gaulding’s tweet to his personal account …

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Young’s Motorsports, Bolen Motorsports Announce Driver Changes Before Iowa

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Late on Wednesday evening two NASCAR Camping World Truck series teams announced driver changes heading into the ever entertaining Iowa race weekend. Tyler Young will be replaced in the truck he owns by Scott Lagasse Jr., while Trey Hutchens will pilot the No. 66 for Bolen Motorsports. Lagasse has 26 total Camping World Truck series …

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Dale Earnhardt to Be Honored at Darlington Raceway

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Dale Earnhardt celebrates his Brickyard 400 win. (Photo: Julian Gonzales/Allsport/Getty Images)

As part of NASCAR’s ever-expanding throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway, NASCAR announced today (June 21) that a special panel will be held Sept. 2, the Saturday night of the upcoming race weekend at the track. The event, dubbed An Evening Honoring Dale Earnhardt, will feature stories from Earnhardt’s family members, including Dale Earnhardt Jr. and …

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Multiple Crew Chiefs Fined After Pocono/Texas Weekend

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Two infractions were handed down by NASCAR across the top three series this past weekend as improperly installed lug nuts on the last pit stop of the race became an issue. To date, NASCAR has handed down 20 lug nut-related penalties across its top three series, including the lost tire off Kyle Busch’s Toyota, resulting …

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BK Racing Announces Crew Chief Changes Effective Immediately

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BK Racing is continuing to make crew chief changes to improve the performance of its two teams in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. On Wednesday, the team made the news official that there will be more changes starting at Michigan International Speedway. Randy Cox will shift over from the No. 83 to the No. 23 …

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Joe Gibbs Racing, Brad Keselowski Racing Penalized After Dover

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After a few relatively quiet weeks in the post race penalty department, three teams across the top three series in NASCAR were hit with stiff penalties due to pit stop issues. The No. 18 M&M’s Toyota of Kyle Busch was the most notable victim of a loose wheel, which came off immediately after the first …

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Regan Smith to Fill In Again for Almirola

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After pulling substitute duty for Richard Petty Motorsports last week in NASCAR’s All-Star Open event, Regan Smith will again drive the famous No. 43 machine at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the Coca-Cola 600. Smith Finished fourth in the Open event on short notice and impressed the team enough for another chance. The Cato, New York …

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NASCAR 2018 Hall of Fame Class Announced

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Each year 20 legends of NASCAR are considered for induction to NASCAR’s Hall of Fame. Only five are chosen for immortality. The class of 2018 was announced Wednesday with Red Byron, Robert Yates, Ray Evernham, Ken Squire and Ron Hornaday Jr. joining the ranks of a select group of legends in stock car racing. Red …

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