Race Weekend Central

Pace Laps: The Motorsports World Remembers Bryan Clauson

2016 NXS - Joey Logano Watkins Glen 2016 Photo NASCAR via Getty Images

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

Sprint Cup: Drivers Honor Bryan Clauson: Though this weekend has seen more fish caught than laps turned for the Sprint Cup Series – who wrapped up their final off-weekend of 2016 – a few drivers spent some special time at one of the premier dirt tracks in the United States. Just three days following the …

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Pace Laps: Stewart’s Top 5, NHRA’s Rain and Dakoda Armstrong’s Rise

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(Photo: John Harrelson / NKP)

Sprint Cup: Tony Stewart ‘Making Something Out of Nothing’ With Top 5 at The Glen – There’s this saying that Tony Stewart rises like smoke during the slick summer months on the NASCAR schedule. Well, if this was featured in an episode of Mythbusters, this myth would be officially listed as ‘confirmed.’ After surviving the Watkins …

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Pace Laps: Rainy Day Blues, Record Setting Trucks & Late Model Success

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Sprint Cup: Another Drenched Day in Pocono – Pocono Raceway now holds a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series record as the only track to have two rainouts in a single season. Needless to say, that’s not the record the 2.5-mile racetrack would hope to achieve, as Sunday’s Pennsylvania 400 was postponed from Sunday afternoon to Monday …

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Pace Laps: Colorful Finale for Gordon and Stewart, Summer Heat Hits the Brickyard and NHRA Action in Denver

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Sprint Cup: It’s a colorful finale for Gordon & Stewart – Though both Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart will be back next week at Pocono Raceway, Sunday’s Brickyard 400 will [or might] stand as their last races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. With fans on their feet, both future Hall of Famers drove side-by-side on the …

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Pace Laps: Weighing Martin Truex, Jr.’s Positives and Ty Dillon, Alex Bowman Duel at Loudon

2016 New Hampshire Motor Speedway Martin Truex Jr. photo credit NASCAR via Getty Images

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

Sprint Cup: Positives over Negatives for Truex, Jr. The end of the day at New Hampshire Motor Speedway saw yet another disappointed what-could-have-been result for Martin Truex, Jr. The driver who has become known for missing out on race wins in his career – even with some of the fastest equipment in the field – …

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Pace Laps: The Buzz Behind NASCAR’s Weekend Fight

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(Photo: NHRA Media)

Sprint Cup Series: Tony Stewart’s Triumphant Return to Victory Lane – Coming off a solid race at Michigan International Speedway two weeks ago, Tony Stewart snapped an 84-race winless streak on Sunday, leading the final 22 laps in wine country at Sonoma Raceway. It was a caution on lap 86 that turned Stewart’s race around. The …

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Pace Laps: Sprint Cup Heads to Sonoma, Ryan Reed’s Struggles and Parker Kligerman’s Tough Luck

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Sprint Cup: The Week Approaching a Road Course – When the Sprint Cup Series starts creeping toward a road course event, it’s always one of the most unique times of the season. The driver announcements are unpredictable, as Cody Ware and Dylan Lupton will attempt their Cup debuts, while Patrick Carpentier makes his return to …

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Pace Laps: Stewart’s Comeback, Gaughan’s Milestone and Le Mans Fever

2016 Michigan I CUP Tony Stewart pack racing John HArrelson NKP

(Photo: John Harrelson / NKP)

Sprint Cup: Tony Stewart’s Well-Needed Michigan boost – After a rough string of races entering Sunday’s FireKeepers 400 at Michigan International Speedway, Tony Stewart put one together. Qualifying third, Stewart instituted a story for the afternoon: What can Smoke do from here? Would he fall outside the top 20 fast or burst into the race …

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Pace Laps: Downpours At Pocono While Chevy Dominates Detroit GP

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(Photo: Chris Owens/IndyCar)

Sprint Cup: A Monday Afternoon Event in Pocono – Following nonstop rain, fog and misty conditions Sunday at Pocono Raceway, the Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 was pushed back to Monday at noon for the Sprint Cup Series field – standing as Pocono’s first postponement since 2009. The race will still be televised on FOX Sports …

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Pace Laps: Martin Truex, Jr.’s Treasure and Ty Dillon’s Title Hunt

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(Photo: John Harrelson / NKP)

Sprint Cup: Treasured Trophy for Martin Truex, Jr. – From top to bottom, Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 was one for the record books thanks to Martin Truex, Jr. The Furniture Row Racing driver broke long-standing NASCAR records as he led the most miles ever in a race [588 of 600], the most laps at Charlotte Motor Speedway [392 …

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Pace Laps: Tony Stewart’s All-Star Race Ends in Flames, Kaulig Racing Running Strong and Doug Coby Searching for Third Straight Whelen Modified Tour Title

2016 Charlotte All Star CUP Tony Stewart Kasey Kahne crask John Harrelson NKP

(Photo: John Harrelson / NKP)

Sprint Cup: Back to the Old Tony Stewart. As they say, where there’s smoke, there’s fire – As Tony Stewart was collected in a crash in Saturday’s Sprint All-Star Race, the veteran driver making his final appearance in the non-points event gave the NASCAR world another piece of stimulating commentary on his way out the door …

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Pace Laps: From Dragsters to Dover, Close Finishes; Wow Verstappen

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Sprint Cup: A Monster Show at Dover Honestly, it’s been a while since there’s been a stimulating race at Dover International Speedway. In making it one of the best races seen on the 1-mile concrete oval, Sunday’s AAA 400 Drive For Autism, however, saw frantic restarts, fabulous usage of the racing grooves and a number …

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