Race Weekend Central

The Frontstretch 5: Motorsports Memories & Moments That Blew Our Minds

2017 Charlotte All Star CUP DEnny Hamlin tire rub Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Racing is made of moments; bits and pieces of our consciousness. We don’t remember every lap of every race, but rather the snippets of the sport that make us sit up and take notice. It might be a few minutes from a race weekend, a video clip, a number that catches our eye and grabs …

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Pace Laps: Happy Days at Sonoma, Underdog Takeover at Iowa & Scott Dixon Wins Big

NASCAR Xfinity Series

(Photo: Brett Moist / NKP)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Happy Days for Stewart-Haas Racing in Sonoma – Car owner Tony Stewart called it a “perfect race” for driver Kevin Harvick, who broke a 20-race winless drought Sunday at Sonoma Raceway. Expanding to his three other teams under the Stewart-Haas Racing umbrella, he called it “awesome.” Starting from the top, …

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Nitro Shots: Fathers & Sons

NHRA 2017 Bristol Clay Millican with Wally courtesy NHRA

Last Sunday was Father’s Day, which carries significant meaning in a sport as heavily family oriented as drag racing. Clay Millican was a six-time champion in IHRA’s Top Fuel division, winning 51 national events in his time there. In NHRA, however, he was still waiting on his first win to come. That win finally came last weekend at …

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Pace Laps: Another NASCAR First-Time Winner in 2017

2017 pocono xfinity zach catanzareti brad keselowski

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Pocono, 2017 Deliver Another First-Time Winner – What a popular streak for both the sport and a racetrack to be on in 2017. After Chris Buescher’s fog-shortened victory at Pocono Raceway last August, many thought a win like that would never come again. In part, they were wrong, as Ryan Blaney …

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Pace Laps: Kyle Larson Impresses at Dover and Graham Rahal Sweeps IndyCar at Detroit

NASCAR XFINITY Series One Main Financial 200 Dover International Speedway, Dover, DE USA Friday 2 June 2017 Kyle Larson, ParkerStore Chevrolet Camaro World Copyright: © 2017 Logan Whitton NKP

(Photo: Logan Whitton/NKP)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Attrition Strikes Again in Dover Friday may have been National Doughnut Day, but Miles the Monster was apparently still hungry come Sunday. Hungry for race cars, that is. Kicking off the AAA 400 in the hottest conditions of the weekend, Dover International Speedway was a hefty challenge for first-time Monster …

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Pace Laps: When the Open Outshines the All-Star Race

Participants in the 2017 NASCAR All-Star race. Photo: NKP

(Photo: John K. Harrelson / NKP)

Cup Series: The Open Shines Again in All-Star Week – As three of the sport’s brightest young stars threatened to go three-wide across the start-finish in the closing laps of Saturday’s Monster Energy Open, we knew the proceeding All-Star Race had quite the act to follow. Rookie Daniel Suarez may have not been a top …

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