Race Weekend Central

The 10: Wrecking at Watkins Glen

2016 Nscs Watkins Glen Larson Busch Nascar Via Getty Images

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

Oh how quickly things can change. For a time, it appeared that Martin Truex, Jr. and Kyle Larson were each due for a leap into the top 5 of these rankings. Then, in the final 300 yards of Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 at the Glen, everything went awry as both drivers were sent spinning and, in …

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The 10: Peeking Through the Fog After Pocono

2016 Pocono Ii Cup Chris Buescher Pack Racing Logan Whitton Nkp

(Photo: Logan Whitton/NKP)

If there’s one thing that can be said for certain about Monday’s postponed running of the Pennsylvania 400, it’s that no race in NASCAR’s history was quite like it. First, there was the fact that it was the first time a track had suffered two postponed races in the same year. Then, there was the …

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The 10: The Best of New Hampshire

2016 Loudon I Cup Matt Kenseth Pack Racing Russell Labounty Nkp

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

New Hampshire Motor Speedway was, as always, interesting. For much of the race, it appeared that Kyle Busch and Martin Truex, Jr. were going to be the ones to beat, but everything changed over the race’s last 100 laps. Suddenly, a flurry of cautions began to fall, and with them, the race began to see …

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The 10: Slippin’ & Slidin’ on a Wild Kentucky Night

2016 Kentucky Cup Kyle Busch Pack Racing Russell Labounty Nkp

(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

Saturday’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway could best be described as a war of attrition. From an unpredictable racing surface to a trial run with the low-low downforce package, there we more variable for teams to account for than at any race on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series tour. Throw in a hard compound …

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The 10: Dominance in Daytona

2016 Daytona Ii Cup Pack Racing Ii Nigel Kinrade Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Anyone who thinks a restrictor plate race can’t be dominated need look no further than Brad Keselowski’s drubbing of the field in Saturday’s Coke Zero 400 to be proven wrong. Driving a strong No. 2 Ford, Keselowski fended off a wealth of challengers, including brothers Kurt and Kyle Busch, to claim his first victory at …

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The 10: Smoke Show in Sonoma

2106 Sonoma Cup Tony Stewart Pack Racing Nigel Kinrade Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

How about that. He actually did it. Tony Stewart held off Martin Truex, Jr., and used a well-time body slam to get the best of Denny Hamlin, capturing a win for the third time in his 17-year career at Sonoma Raceway. Things got interesting behind Smoke, too. Hamlin, typically an afterthought on road courses, came …

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The 10: Prospects Going to Victory Lane, Perhaps Sooner Than You Think

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Off weekends are a time to reflect, grow and speculate for the future in the NASCAR industry, both for the teams on the track, and those of us that right about them. While race teams analyze their data from the previous months, looking for incremental gains to use going forward, we here at Frontstretch have …

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The 10: Low Downforce, No Problem in Michigan

2016 Michigan I Cup Pack Racing John Harrleson Nkp

(Photo: John Harrelson/NKP)

Less downforce or not, a lot of the same faces shined bright at Michigan International Speedway. Amid the hype of the rules package changes, Joey Logano and Chase Elliott dominated much of Sunday’s Firekeepers Casino 400 in the Irish Hills of Michigan. Behind them, familiar mainstays from recent weeks filled the top 10, including Kevin …

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The 10: Top Teams After the Tricky Triangle

2016 Pocono I Cup Pack Racing Ii Nigel Kinrade Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kingrade/NKP)

After steady rain, brief confusion as to whether Jeff Gordon was back in the No. 24 and a few thousand “sick” days at work, NASCAR and its fans finally got to enjoy 400 miles of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series action at Pocono Raceway. In the end, the trick to the Tricky Triangle proved to be fuel …

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The 10: Colorado Beatdown in Charlotte

2016 Charlotte I Cup Martin Truex Jr Confetti Russell Labounty Nkp

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

Wow. What else can you say after a dominating performance like Martin Truex, Jr.’s record-breaking beatdown of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series field in the Coca-Cola 600? One year removed from a heartbreaking loss in NASCAR’s longest race to Carl Edwards on fuel mileage, Truex and his Furniture Row Racing team left no doubt who …

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The 10: All Stars and Wrecked Cars

2016 Charlotte All Star Showdown Cup Chase Elliott Kyle Larson Racing John Harrelson Nkp

(Photo: John Harrelson / NKP)

Is anyone else still confused? Our writers certainly were after one of the wildest All-Star races in recent memory. From infield puddles to control booth blunders, the new format for the race led to one of the most exciting – if mind-numbing – nights in NASCAR history. With so many of our contributors still scratching …

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