Race Weekend Central

Four Burning Questions at Phoenix: Busch’s Return and Harvick’s Quest for Four

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The second leg of NASCAR’s new look western swing is on tap for this weekend as the series heads to the quirky Phoenix Int’l Raceway in Avondale, AZ. Phoenix is one of the few truly unique tracks left on the circuit, as it’s slightly banked, dog-leg layout has no equal in auto racing. No track …

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Four Burning Questions in Las Vegas: Returning Veterans & Risky Bets

2014 Texas Ii Cup Kevin Harvick Cia

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Two down, 34 to go. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will be heading west for round three of its long and arduous season this weekend to a beautiful venue known as the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Built in 1996 and then subsequently reconfigured 10 years later, Vegas has become a familiar stop on the circuit …

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Four Burning Questions at Atlanta: New Rules & Standout Substitutes

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The 2015 Daytona 500 is finally in the books, and with its conclusion comes the real start of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The superspeedway-style racing inherent to Daytona is a unique style of racing with unique challenges that simply are not shared by the bulk of tracks on the Sprint Cup circuit. The …

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Four Burning Questions at the Daytona 500: Junior’s Drive for Two & a Watershed Moment

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The Sprint Unlimited? Check. Daytona 500 Qualifying? Finished. The Budweiser Duels? In the books. That leaves only one Cup race remaining in Speedweeks… the sport’s Super Bowl, Sunday’s Daytona 500. I shouldn’t have to tell you why this race is so important; the event speaks for itself. It is the most prestigious event in modern-day American …

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Four Burning Questions at the Sprint Unlimited: Aero Package Excitement & Jeff Gordon’s Last Speedweeks

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We did it! We’re back! We made it through the offseason, and damn, this one seemed extra long, no? It did for me at least, but I’m also a racing-obsessed lunatic. No matter, as the Sprint Unlimited, the glitzy exhibition race at Daytona that kicks off every NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, is finally upon …

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Four Burning Questions at Homestead – Title Hopes and Fan Acceptance

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Here we are, the day that so many of you claimed to be dreading for months. Yes, it’s the “Championship 4” race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the Sprint Cup season finale. And what do you know, there actually seems to be a fair amount of excitement surrounding the whole affair? What a concept! Who could have …

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Four Burning Questions in Phoenix – Last Ditch Title Efforts and Drastic Drivers

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When NASCAR first announced the changes that would be made to the Chase format this past February, I had an idea in my head of how the system would probably play out and what the whole deal would end up looking like. I can honestly say that two post-race brawls were not a part of …

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Pace Laps: The Race That Wouldn’t End, Sadler’s Sickness and Bubba’s Championship Hopes Go Up in Smoke

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Sprint Cup Series:  The Stop and Go 500 – How do you like your races?  Well this one seemed to mimic bad traffic.  The race had a green flag feel until the caution came out for debris on lap 174.  Then the race became a contest between who was good for twenty laps at a time, …

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Four Burning Questions in Texas: Winless Wonders & Brad Keselowski’s Tall Order

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One down, two to go in the final Chase round before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Last week in Martinsville, a non-title contender, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., upset the apple cart by stealing a win from the remaining contenders, thus putting even more pressure on the Chasers to grab a win …

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Four Burning Questions in Martinsville: Vengeful Contenders and Crew Swaps

The long, winding road that is the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season is entering its final stretch today, with Martinsville Speedway being the site of today’s round of playoff-racing action. Today’s race marks the start of what is arguably the most pivotal round of the Chase, as a win in this round will grant a …

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