Race Weekend Central

Pace Laps: Xfinity Excellence, Short-Track King & Other News

2015 Bristol I Nxs Joey Logano Car Credit Amy Henderson

(Photo: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch)

Xfinity Series: It’s Super Joey – Dominating efforts happen often in the Xfinity Series, but it’s rare to happen at a track as difficult as Bristol. However, Joey Logano did the unthinkable on Saturday afternoon – leading every single one of the 300 laps. But that wasn’t the biggest story during the race. The Xfinity …

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Off the Wall With: Alexis DeJoria

2014 Nhra Las Vegas Alexis Dejoria By Pink Car Credit Gary Nastase

(Credit: Gary Nastase)

Welcome to Off the Wall With…, where we ask your favorite drivers the same five questions that are… well, off the wall! We’ll check in with a different driver each week to get a peek into life outside the racecar. This week, NHRA Funny Car driver Alexis DeJoria has the inside scoop. What’s fun besides …

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Nitro Shots: What a Rush!

Zmax Dragway Carolina Nationals Jr Todd 2014 Mike Neff 080

Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch

JR Todd, our featured driver in Nitro Shots this week, celebrated his one year anniversary driving a Top Fuel dragster for Kalitta Motorsports this past weekend, having started with the team at Las Vegas last year. So what does a guy who goes over 300 mph in under four seconds do to celebrate? Something that’s …

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Pace Laps: Youth Prevails, Redemption in Vegas, Controversy & More

Indycar 2015 Nola Simon Pagenaud In Grass Credit Bret Kelley

Photo Credit: Bret Kelley

Xfinity Series: The Future Has Arrived – It only took nine races until Erik Jones drove a Joe Gibbs Racing car into Victory Lane. The soon-to-be 19-year-old outran two Cup Series veterans at Texas, and in doing so, gave JGR its first Xfinity Series win since Matt Kenseth‘s triumph in the season-finale last year. Jones’s victory …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Dale Harrigle, Bridgestone Motorsports’ Chief Engineer & Manager of Race Tire Development

Indycar 2015 Nola Francesco Dracone On Track Credit Bret Kelley

Photo: Bret Kelley

The Verizon IndyCar Series heads to a new venue this week in NOLA Motorsports Park. New venues can mean a lot of unknowns, but teams this weekend can go in knowing that the tires should not be one of them. A quick talk with the powers that be tells us why that side of the …

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IndyCar Preview: 2015 Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana

Indycar 2015 Nola Sign Credit Chris Owens

Photo: Chris Owens.

NOLA Motorsports Park is a brand new venue for the Verizon IndyCar Series, so that means there will be many unknowns for teams this weekend, particularly as they are still learning and adjusting to their new aero kits. One thing that actually won’t be a question mark, however, is the Firestone tire that will be …

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Nitro Shots: You’ve Made the Bonus Round!

Nhra 2014 4 Wides Erica Enders Stevens Media Center

(Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

This weekend in Las Vegas, drivers in NHRA’s Pro Stock category will compete in a special bonus event, the K&N Horsepower Challenge. (Think All-Star Race.) So what’s on the line? A nice check to the tune of $50,000 for the winner and, of course, bragging rights. The two Saturday qualifying rounds will also serve as …

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Open-Wheel Wednesday: Bunny Ears & Razor Blades

Indycar 2015 Chevrolet Aero Kit For Road And Street Top View Courtesy Indycar Media

Photo Credit: IndyCar Media

Clearly one of the biggest storylines to follow for the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series is the new aero kits that have been introduced. Both manufacturers, Honda and Chevy, were tasked with developing the kits, which are made up of aerodynamic bits and pieces that can be added to the car in any combination a team …

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Pace Laps: Easter Bunny Edition

Nhra 2015 Charlotte Hector Arana Jr. On Line Credit Geiger Media

Photo Credit: Geiger Media

Short Tracks: Spring Means a New Start – For the last decade, the holiday weekend has been synonymous with the Pro All Stars Series Easter Bunny 150. Every year, several super late model teams from across the eastern part of the country flock to Hickory Motor Speedway (N.C.) and this year was no different. Veteran …

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Off the Wall With: Ron Capps

Zmax Dragway Carolina Nationals Ron Capps 2014 Mike Neff 102

(Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

Welcome to Off the Wall With…, where we ask your favorite drivers the same five questions that are… well, off the wall! We’ll check in with a different driver each time to get a peek into life outside the racecar. In this edition, NHRA Funny Car driver Ron Capps spills the beans. What’s fun besides …

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Nitro Shots: There’s Something You Don’t See Every Day

Nhra 2015 Charlotte Jack Beckman Winner Credit Toni Montgomery

Photo Credit: Toni Montgomery, Frontstretch

Coming out of the 4-Wide Nationals, you can’t help but take note of all the really odd things you can only see at that race. There were a number of them last weekend, continuing to make Charlotte unique. Pro Stock came out of the box with a twin serving of odd, with a double holeshot …

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Pace Laps: Short-Track Racing, Indy Returns, NHRA 4-Wides & F1

Indycar 2015 St. Pete Power Montoya Kanaan Podium Credit Chris Jones

Photo Credit: Chris Jones

NHRA: 4-Wide Nationals Produce Surprise Winners – It was a good day for Don Schumacher Racing, as they scored Funny Car win No. 100 with Fast Jack Beckman and then completed the Nitro sweep for the 47th time with a Top Fuel win by Antron Brown at the 4-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Charlotte, …

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