Race Weekend Central

Thinkin’ Out Loud at Martinsville: You Don’t Know It Yet, But Ross Chastain’s Move Is Timeless

Ross Chastain runs against the outside wall during the final lap at Martinsville Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

#1: Ross Chastain, TrackHouse Racing, Moose Fraternity Chevrolet Camaro launches his car into the wall to speed around Turn 4 to pass #11: Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, FedEx Freight Direct Toyota Camry (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Brave, silly or stupid, it doesn’t matter how you look at it. We’re going to be watching reruns of Ross Chastain’s Martinsville move until the end of racing.

Thinkin’ Out Loud at Homestead: Welcome Back Championship-Form Kyle Larson, You’re a Little Late

Kyle Larson celebrates in victory lane at Homestead-Miami Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kyle Larson proved at Homestead-Miami Speedway that he still has the ability to whoop the field like he did almost every week one year ago. It’s just too little, too late.

Thinkin’ Out Loud at the ROVAL: The Round of 8 Was Decided by a Sponsor Sign

NASCAR Cup Series cars led by Kyle Larson pack racing at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL, NKP

#5: Kyle Larson, Hendrick Motorsports, HendrickCars.com Chevrolet Camaroa nd #12: Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, Discount Tire Ford Mustang

After two wild overtime restarts, Christopher Bell got a walkoff win, locking himself into the NASCAR Cup Series Round of 8 at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s ROVAL.

Thinkin’ Out Loud: A Texas NASCAR Race Was Finally Interesting for All the Wrong Reasons

Tyler Reddick leads the pack at Texas Motor Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

#8: Tyler Reddick, Richard Childress Racing, Lenovo/ThinkEdge Chevrolet Camaro, #22: Joey Logano, Team Penske, AAA Insurance Ford Mustang

With a record 36 lead changes, Sunday was the best Texas Motor Speedway race in NASCAR history. In terms of everything else, it was probably the worst.

Thinkin’ Out Loud at Darlington: Chaos Leaves No One Safe In Championship Chase

Chase Elliott races at Darlington in the Southern 500. (Photo: NKP)

#9: Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports, NAPA/Children's Chevrolet Camaro

Multiple NASCAR championship contenders ran into problems as Erik Jones held off Denny Hamlin to win the Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

Thinkin’ Out Loud at Daytona: Rain Wrecks in the Playoff Cut Race Are Unacceptable

Nascar Cup Series

#99: Daniel Suarez, TrackHouse Racing, Freeway Insurance Chevrolet Camaro, #11: Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, FedEx Cares Toyota Camry #31: Justin Haley, Kaulig Racing, LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet Camaro and #47: Ricky Stenhouse Jr, JTG Daugherty Racing, Kroger/ NOS Chevrolet Camaro wreck

For some reason, rain-related crashes on ovals weren’t much of an incident before recently. What changed?