Race Weekend Central

Drive for Five is Definitely Alive for Jeff Gordon

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Jeff Gordon looks at the rest of the Hendrick drivers and laughs inside. (Photo: CIA Stock Photography)

With five laps to go in the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday afternoon, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. roared by Tony Stewart. Earnhardt ended up taking his Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet to Victory Lane, but he wasn’t the strongest driver in the team’s stable. Jeff Gordon led 130 of the 500 laps during …

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Nuts for Nationwide: Gearing up for 2015 Changes


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The 2015 season is rapidly approaching, and a new year is often accompanied by changes. Sometimes, enhancements are necessary. Other times, not so much. At the conclusion of this year, NASCAR will have a new title sponsor for their second-tier division with Comcast’s XFINITY product taking over for Nationwide Insurance. But with the change of …

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Should’ve, Could’ve, Would’ve for Hendrick Motorsports

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Four cars. Each one of them being fully funded by multi-million dollar companies. But something went very wrong and it wasn’t the new playoff format. A nightmare is probably an understatement for what happened to Hendrick Motorsports during the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Three of their four drivers were eliminated from the Chase after …

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Nuts for Nationwide: RAB Racing & James Buescher Looking to Get Back to Consistency

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The NASCAR Nationwide Series season is off for two weeks, and it is much-needed for plenty of teams. While gearing up for the final three races of the 2014 season, organizations will have a chance to prepare new things for next year, hoping to get an edge on their competitors. Entering this season, RAB Racing …

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Christian PaHud Captures Victory Thanks to Opportunity with Michael Waltrip and Bill McAnally

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Christian PaHud isn’t the average 21-year-old race car driver. With the help of the Peak Stock Car Dream Challenge held by Michael Waltrip Racing, this young man was able to do something that very few have done over the past few years. Making his NASCAR K&N Pro Series debut during the NAPA Auto Parts 150 …

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Brad Keselowski and Tony Stewart Penalized for Charlotte Postrace Actions

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On Tuesday afternoon, NASCAR announced that Brad Keselowski and Tony Stewart will be penalized for actions taken at the Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday evening following the Bank of America 500. Keselowski had been fined $50,000, while Stewart will receive discipline of $25,000. Both drivers will also be on probation until Nov. 12 – spanning …

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Nuts for Nationwide: Regan Smith’s 2015 Could Be His Most Important Year Yet

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Silly season might not have been silly enough for Regan Smith. But that’s OK – for now. Smith, 31, just signed a one-year extension with JR Motorsports to drive the No. 7 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Nationwide Series again in 2015. Next year will mark his third consecutive season with the organization after getting the boot …

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Nuts for Nationwide: Another Earnhardt Starting to Make a Name for Himself

Within the modern era of stock car racing, it takes plenty of money to be successful. Having “Earnhardt” as one’s last name should help that – at least you would think. However, that isn’t always the case. Jeffrey Earnhardt, grandson of the late Dale Earnhardt and son of Kerry Earnhardt, has been trying to make …

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Nuts for Nationwide: Ben Rhodes Could Be Turner Scott’s Next Big Thing

Ben Rhodes is getting ready to move up the ranks. The 2014 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East champion is likely making the jump to a higher level soon – perhaps to the NASCAR XFINITY Series or the Camping World Truck Series. At 17, he won’t even be approved to race at Daytona in either division …

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Travis Kvapil to Race for BK Racing at Dover; Truex Future Uncertain

BK Racing team owner Ron Devine has confirmed that Ryan Truex will not be entered in the No. 83 Toyota Camry this weekend at Dover International Speedway. Travis Kvapil, who piloted the car for the organization at Loudon, will be behind the wheel for the second straight weekend. “We’re just trying some things with the …

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Chase Drivers Claw Themselves out of New Hampshire

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As the Canadian National Anthem was invoked prior to the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire, NASCAR drivers did their best to pretend they were from Canada. The 43 drivers hit the track on an overcast Sunday afternoon, and evidently raced as aggressively as an NHL player fighting during a hockey match. The 300-lap spectacle was incredibly important, …

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