Race Weekend Central

Christopher Bell Leads Xfinity Practices at ISM Raceway

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Christopher Bell posted the fastest speeds in both of the NASCAR Xfinity Series practice sessions on Friday (Nov. 8) afternoon for the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino 400. Opening Practice  Bell was fastest in the opening Xfinity practice with a speed of 129.795 mph. Following him were the other two members of the “Big Three.” …

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Austin Hill Wins Pole for Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix

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Austin Hill won the pole for Friday’s Lucas Oil 150 at ISM Raceway. Hill was the third to last truck to turn a lap, and topped Stewart Friesen with a speed of 133.230 mph. The pole is Hill’s third pole of the season and his career. Friesen will start on the front row alongside Hill …

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Chandler Smith, Harrison Burton Top Lucas Oil 150 Practice Sessions

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Kyle Busch Motorsports teammates Chandler Smith and Harrison Burton topped the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series charts on Friday (November 8) at ISM Raceway for the Lucas Oil 150. 17-year-old Smith was fastest in the first Truck Series practice, driving the No. 46 for Kyle Busch Motorsports. Smith turned 30 circuits around ISM Raceway and …

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Meyer Shank Racing, Jack Harvey Going Full-Time in 2020 with Andretti Technologies

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Meyer Shank Racing and driver Jack Harvey will be competing full-time in the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season with technical support from Andretti Technologies. Announced on Friday (Nov. 8), MSR will not only receive technical and development support, but Harvey’s team of engineers will be staffed with “veteran race engineers with Andretti Autosport experience,” per …

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Friday Faceoff: Should NASCAR Penalize Drivers for Causing Yellow Flags?

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Kyle Larson was adamant that Bubba Wallace’s spin in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway was intentional. How prevalent do you think such occurrences are, and what, if anything, needs to be done? Adam Cheek: They aren’t massively common, but something should be done when it’s pretty clearly intentional. Maybe a …

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Clint Bowyer, Aric Almirola Pace Cup Series Practices at Texas

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Stewart-Haas Racing drivers Clint Bowyer and Aric Almirola topped the two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice charts on Friday (Nov. 1) at Texas Motor Speedway for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500. In the first practice of the afternoon, Bowyer was fastest in his Ford with a speed of 188.679 mph. Kurt Busch’s Chevrolet was second …

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Tyler Reddick and Ross Chastain lead NASCAR Xfinity Series practices at Texas

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Tyler Reddick and Ross Chastain were fastest in the two NASCAR Xfinity Series practices on Friday (Nov. 1) at Texas Motor Speedway for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300. Reddick was the only driver to break the 187 mph mark in the first practice and turned an average speed of 187.493 mph. Christopher Bell was second …

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Go Fas Racing Forms Technical Alliance with Stewart-Haas Racing

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Go Fas Racing announced on Friday (November 1) that beginning in 2020, GFR will have a technical alliance with two-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champions, Stewart-Haas Racing. The new alliance will provide the No. 32 Ford Mustang with chassis, data and technical support. Currently, GFR has partnerships with Ford Performance and Roush Yates Engines, …

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Friday Faceoff: What Do You Make of Todd Gilliland’s Post-Race Outburst?

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The Martinsville Speedway races in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this year were completely dominated in a manner never seen before. What, if anything, should NASCAR do to alleviate the dominance? Brian Keith: NASCAR’s intent was sound in keeping packages as uniform as possible, given that the Gen-6 car is on its way out the …

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Christian Eckes, Todd Gilliland Top Martinsville Truck Practices

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Kyle Busch Motorsports teammates Christian Eckes and Todd Gilliland led the pair of NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series practice sessions on Friday (Oct. 25) for the NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 at Martinsville Speedway. Eckes and the No. 51 KBM team snuck to the top of the leaderboard in the closing seconds of the first …

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Friday Faceoff: What Will the Race Team Alliance Do With Speed51.com?

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The Race Team Alliance purchased media outlet Speed51.com last week. What do you think will come from this acquisition, and will it help the sport? Frank Velat: Initially, this looks like a great way to connect the grassroots level of racing with top level NASCAR. If that is one of the outcomes, great for the RTA …

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Christian Eckes Beats Michael Self on Restart to Win ARCA Kansas 150, Season Championship

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The task at hand was simple for Christian Eckes — beat Michael Self. On the final restart on lap 58 of the ARCA Kansas 150, that is exactly what Eckes did as he and Self battled side-by-side through turns 1 and 2 and down the backstretch before the 18-year-old Eckes prevailed and drove his way …

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