Race Weekend Central

Earl Bamber Joining Richard Childress Racing at Daytona Xfinity Event

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Earl Bamber is going NASCAR racing. The veteran IMSA driver will pilot the No. 21 NASCAR Xfinity Series entry for Richard Childress Racing, beginning at the Daytona International Speedway road course (Aug. 15) the team announced July 31. The Daytona contest will be the stock car start of any kind for the 30-year-old New Zealander. …

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Maurice Petty, NASCAR Hall of Famer, Dies at 81

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Maurice Petty, longtime engine builder and mechanic for Petty Enterprises, died Saturday (July 25) at age 81, the Petty family announced. Petty, the son of Lee Petty and brother of Richard Petty, was the chief engine builder at Petty Enterprises for a number of years and became the first in his profession to be inducted …

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Team Penske, Acura Ending IMSA Partnership

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Team Penske’s IMSA sportscar team and manufacturer Acura announced the end of their exclusive partnership on Tuesday (July 21). The alliance between the two will end after the 2020 season. In 2017, the team and manufacturer signed a three-year pairing that began the next year. Fielding two Oreca-based Acura ARX-05 cars in the DPi classification, …

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Stock Car Scoop: Austin Dillon NASCAR Upset at Texas Motor Speedway

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Austin Dillon shocked the NASCAR world and won for the first time in 88 races. Why was this race more special then his Coca-Cola 600 win and his Daytona 500 win? Find out in the latest edition of Stock Car Scoop. Frontstretch’s newest podcast focused on the motorsports news of the week also recaps why Kyle …

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Lewis Hamilton Dominates for a Convincing Hungarian Grand Prix Victory

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Lewis Hamilton out front (Photo: Getty Images)

Formula One ventured to the Hungaroring for round 3 of the revised 2020 calendar. From the minute the teams arrived, it was clear Lewis Hamilton was the driver to beat. He didn’t disappoint. Scoring his 90th career pole yesterday, the Brit put on an absolute clinic, winning the Hungarian Grand Prix by 8.7 seconds over second …

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Triple Truck Challenge to Kick Off at Daytona International Speedway on Aug. 16

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After a successful first year, NASCAR announced on Saturday, July 18 the return of the Triple Truck Challenge to the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. The challenge was originally set to begin on April 18 at Richmond Raceway, continuing through May 1 and May 15 at Dover International Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway, …

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Slipstream Saturday: Lewis Hamilton Goes Back-to-Back, Scores Hungarian Grand Prix Pole

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Lewis Hamilton celebrates his season-ending pole grab (credit FIA Images)

For the second week in a row, Mother Nature threatened to ruin a Formula One race weekend, blanketing Hungary in rain all throughout the week. However, with overcast skies, the Formula 1 drivers were able to qualify in the dry Saturday (July 18) for the 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix the following day. Last week’s Austrian …

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Stock Car Scoop: Setting Your NASCAR Texas Motor Speedway Starting Lineups

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Chase Elliott pulled away from Kyle Busch Wednesday night (July 15) to win the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Why was this win so special for Chase? Find out in the latest edition of Stock Car Scoop as we also set the starting lineups for a full weekend of racing …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: The 2020 NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race

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The Headlines: It was the first All-Star race since 1986 that was run outside of Charlotte Motor Speedway. Bill Elliott won at Atlanta that afternoon, and on Wednesday (July 15) it was his son Chase Elliott taking home the checkered flag at Bristol and winning $1 million in the 2020 event. Elliott won the final …

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Bubba Wallace, Michael McDowell Clash in All-Star Open at Bristol

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It didn’t take long for tempers to flare and paint to be traded on All-Star night at Bristol Motor Speedway. On Lap 17, Michael McDowell turned left and sent Bubba Wallace‘s No. 43 Chevrolet hard into the outside wall. McDowell himself then spun across the nose of William Byron. McDowell drew the pole for the …

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Stock Car Scoop: Lineups for All-Star Race & Open, Entry Lists for Texas

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The lineups were revealed for the NASCAR All-Star Open and All-Star Race on Monday night (July 13). Who will start at the front for the two races? Find out in the latest Stock Car Scoop. Frontstretch’s newest podcast focused on the motorsports news of the week also takes a look at the format for the …

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Martin Truex Jr., Michael McDowell Win Pole Positions for All-Star Night 2020

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In his 81st attempt, Martin Truex Jr. won at Richmond Raceway in April of 2019 to finally win a short-track race in the NASCAR Cup Series. Now at Bristol Motor Speedway, he’ll have the chance to do it again for a much bigger prize. Truex will lead the field to the green flag in Wednesday …

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