Race Weekend Central

Pace Laps: A Flurry of NASCAR Playoff Activity

Blaney Dover

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Bittersweet Day for Hendrick Motorsports in Dover – In the end, the sweet side may outweigh the bitter Sunday at Dover International Speedway. But there was plenty of both as the four-car organization left the Delaware track. Staring with the negatives, Kasey Kahne was one of the three bullets in the …

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Nitro Shots: The Countdown Begins

Photo By Marc Gewertz/nhra

(Photo: Marc Gewertz/NHRA)

Before anything else, let me say thanks again to Pete McCole for filling in so wonderfully while I was away on vacation. I’ve returned just in time for the start of the championship Countdown. All four of the Mello Yello professional classes will run the next six events to determine champions starting this weekend with the …

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Nitro Shots: NHRA Does Some Things Right, Some Things Wrong

Nhra 2017 Brittany Force Car Courtesy Nhra

Last week this commentary space was occupied with some thoughts about social media and the effect of negative comments in particular, especially on people who are new to the sport. The point of the commentary was to talk about social media, not about what NHRA does right or wrong, however, along the way I noted …

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Pace Laps: Daniel Suarez Impresses & Cup Drivers Dominate XFINITY Series at The Glen

2017 Xfinity Watkins Glen Zach Catanzareti Kyle Busch Sparks

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup: Career Day for Daniel Suarez – In the opening 21 races of 2017, Daniel Suarez has been the “other” at Joe Gibbs Racing. The dominate Kyle Busch, the two veterans of Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth and then, the rookie, is how JGR’s line-up looks on paper this year. Sunday, however, Suarez made …

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Pace Laps: A Major Weekend at Indianapolis for Hendrick Motorsports & Eldora Madness

2017 Indianapolis Nxs William Byron Burnout Matthew T Thacker Nkp

(Photo: Matthew T Thacker / NKP)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Kasey Kahne Happy Again – “This shows that I want to do it.” Sunday’s Brickyard 400 for Kasey Kahne was more than a victory. For a driver who hasn’t won a race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in nearly three years, it was a statement. Not only is …

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Nitro Shots: Why Is Drag Racing Such a Hard Sell?

Nhra 2017 Chicago Steve Torrence Courtesy Nhra Media

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I’m going to throw my staffmates under the bus today, but it’s necessary to prove my points. I apologize in advance, and I’ll even throw myself under there too just to show there’s no hard feelings. There are one or two other staff members here at Frontstretch who understand how awesome drag racing is. There …

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