Race Weekend Central

Eyes on Xfinity: It’s Time for Change & Here’s How to Do It

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Every week, I have a considerable amount of comments on each article I write pertaining to the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Usually, it pertains to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers running in NASCAR’s version of baseball’s Triple-A. Well, I think it is time to attack this growing concern from NASCAR fans. First off, the Xfinity Series …

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Pace Laps: Follow the Leader, Xfinity Dominance, & Other Racing Worlds

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Sprint Cup Series: Jr. Wins But… – The easy aspect of the race at Talladega is that Dale Earnhardt Jr. won which is ostensibly good for the sport because of his continued popularity. The question, however, that slipped by with his victory is whether or not the racing was any good. If you’re a fan of …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Winn Dixie 300 at Talladega

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It was another stunning weekend for Team Penske in the NASCAR Xfinity Series as Joey Logano piloted the No. 22 Ford to Victory Lane for the third time in 2015 – holding off the hard-charging Brian Scott in the process. Leading 40 laps on Saturday afternoon at Talladega Superspeedway, Logano was able to run up front …

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Roush Fenway Racing Duo Quickest in 2015 GEICO 500 Practices at Talladega

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2012 was the last time a Roush Fenway Racing car earned a victory at Talladega Superspeedway. Last year, one of its three drivers, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., missed the fall event at the track to due NASCAR’s erratic qualifying method. However, entering the sport’s largest track this season, Stenhouse is determined to contend for a victory. …

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Erik Jones Fastest in Lone 2015 Winn Dixie 300 Practice at Talladega

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A day after being announced as Kyle Busch‘s replacement in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Erik Jones was back in a race car. Piloting the No. 20 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing, the 18-year-old was quickest in the lone practice session of the weekend at Talladega Superspeedway for the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Putting up a …

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CJ Faison to Run Dover Truck Series Race with Premium Motorsports


After a two-year hiatus from NASCAR competition, CJ Faison is set to strap back into the seat of a truck. On Friday afternoon, Faison announced via YouTube that he will be returning to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Dover International Speedway on May 29 for the Lucas Oil 200. Running for Premium Motorsports, …

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Team Penske Adds Avaya as Primary Sponsor in NASCAR and Verizon IndyCar Series

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Team Penske will welcome another company as a primary sponsor starting at Kansas Speedway with Brad Keselowski. Avaya, a provider of customer and team engagement services, will have its red and white colors featured on the No. 2 Ford in a one-race deal. Moreover, after creating a partnership with Hewlett-Packard (HP), Team Penske has also announced …

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Kroger Signs Multi-Year Extension with JTG Daugherty Racing and AJ Allmendinger

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The No. 47 Chevrolet will feature a fresh coat of paint starting this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. Kroger, which has sponsored the team during the Daytona 500 for six years, has signed a multi-year deal to be the primary sponsor of AJ Allmendinger‘s car in at least 24 races. Last year, JTG Daugherty Racing qualified …

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Friday Faceoff: Tempers, Mergers, Surprises & Waivers

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Tony Stewart was none too pleased with Dale Earnhardt Jr. after the two tangled late in the race, leaving Stewart to settle for a 41st-place finish and his third DNF this season. Meanwhile, Earnhardt denied any responsibility for the wreck. Who was right, and will any tensions arise between the two on track later this …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Dakoda Armstrong Optimistic About Future with Richard Petty Motorsports

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Every weekend, Dakoda Armstrong straps on his helmet and steps into his green, white and black No. 43 Ford for Richard Petty Motorsports. Geared up to race for NASCAR’s all-time wins leader, Richard Petty, the young man understands that each week is a hefty learning experienced in the sport’s second-tier division. Signing with Richard Petty …

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Pace Laps: A 2nd Chance to Make a 1st Impression, Ending a Dry Spell

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Sprint Cup Series: We all need a second chance sometimes – For 19-year-old Chase Elliott, Sunday afternoon at Richmond International raceway was his second-career Sprint Cup Series start – the first he will like to remember after a troublesome Martinsville debut in March. Advancing to Round 2 of Coors Light qualifying on Friday afternoon, Elliott …

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Denny Hamlin Wins Pole for the 2015 ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond

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It’s a Denny Hamlin kind of weekend at his hometown track. Pacing the lone practice of the day for the NASCAR Xfinity Series, the 34-year-old was set to take his No. 20 Toyota to the front at Richmond International Raceway – and that he did. Hamlin was the quickest driver in each of the three qualifying rounds …

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