Race Weekend Central

2-Headed Monster: Did NASCAR Make the Right Call to Move Away From the Indianapolis Oval?

2017 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Mencs Kyle Busch Kevin Harvick Photo Credit Nascar Via Getty Images

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This weekend, the NASCAR Cup Series moves to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course for the first time in the series history. The road course replaces the traditional Brickyard 400 run on the oval that was on the Cup schedule from 1994-2020. It makes a lot of people feel a little empty, perhaps leaving the …

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2-Headed Monster: Did Trackhouse Racing Get It Right Hiring Ross Chastain?

Ross Chastain at Nashville

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Ross Chastain will be driving the No. 1 Trackhouse Racing Chevrolet in 2022. The team made the announcement on Tuesday (Aug. 3) a little more than a month after announcing that the organization will purchase Chip Ganassi Racing at the end of the 2021 season. Trackhouse Racing will field two entries in 2022, the aforementioned …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Roger Penske Have Given Ownership to Brad Keselowski?

2018 Cup Michigan Zach Catanzareti Roger Penske

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It’s official: Roush Fenway Racing announced Tuesday (July 20) Brad Keselowski will drive the No. 6 Ford next season, currently driven by Ryan Newman, and will become a partner in the team’s ownership in 2022. Keselowski will no longer be driving for Team Penske, an organization with which he’s found the most success of his career. Team …

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2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Consult Drivers When Making Decisions?

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#4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Busch Light For The Farmers, #1: Kurt Busch, Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Monster Energy an d #11: Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Freight

This past weekend, there was a lot of noise about the new configuration coming to Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2022. The buzz centered around a few drivers who were vocal about how NASCAR and Speedway Motorsports, the parent company of Atlanta Motor Speedway, did not include the drivers in the discussion for the track’s redesign. …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Kyle Busch Continue Racing in the Xfinity Series?

2021 Nashville NASCAR Xfinity 100 win Kyle Busch guitar strum victory lane NKP

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Is it over? Kyle Busch has one scheduled more start left in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2021. Busch won his 100th race earlier last month at Nashville Superspeedway and his win at Road America last weekend (July 3) put his total to 101 wins. He has mentioned in the past that once he hit …

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2-Headed Monster: Ross Chastain or Kurt Busch? Who Should Trackhouse Racing Hire to Drive 2nd Car?

Kurt Busch stands at 2021 Daytona 500 NASCAR Cup race NKP

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Trackhouse Racing has bought Chip Ganassi Racing’s NASCAR operation and that means a lot will change when we enter the 2022 season. Trackhouse Racing will have two charters for next season and be a two-car operation while Chip Ganassi Racing will essentially no longer exist in the NASCAR Cup Series. Trackhouse announced that its current …

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2-Headed Monster: Will Brad Keselowski’s Struggles Continue in 2021?

Brad Keselowski NASCAR Phoenix 2021

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The 2021 season has been an interesting one. There have been 17 races in the NASCAR Cup Series and Kyle Larson appears to be the clear-cut favorite to win the championship. Also noticeable is the struggles from Brad Keselowski and his No. 2 Team Penske Ford. Keselowski sat second in the points five races into …

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2-Headed Monster: Should 23XI Racing Hire John Hunter Nemechek as Its Next Driver?

2021 Trucks Charlotte John Hunter Nemechek Woo-hoo (Credit: HHP/Chris Owens via NKP)

(Photo: Harold Hinson Photography LLC via NKP)

It’s been an outstanding season so far for Moorseville, North Carolina’s John Hunter Nemechek. Nemechek made the move from the NASCAR Cup Series back to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with Kyle Busch Motorsports in 2021 with many questioning the move. However, Nemechek has proven so far this season that when given the right …

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2-Headed Monster: Has the NASCAR All-Star Race Outlived Its Usefulness?

Chase Elliott car All Star Race Bristol NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This weekend is the NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race. which will run at Texas Motor Speedway for the first time. The race has seen a lot of procedural changes since its inception in 1985, and for just the third time in the race’s history, it will be held at a track other than Charlotte Motor …

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2-Headed Monster: Hendrick Motorsports vs. Petty Enterprises – Best Team in NASCAR History?

Hendrick Motorsports

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With Kyle Larson‘s dominant performance in Sunday’s (May 30) Coca-Cola 600, Hendrick Motorsports eclipsed the 269-win record established by Petty Enterprises from 1949-1999. Both teams were the dominant forces of their respective eras, with HMS experiencing a bit of a resurgence as the team that all others have to beat each week in 2021. Two …

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2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Return to Circuit of the Americas?

NASCAR at COTA

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Despite the rain, NASCAR successfully ran practice, qualifying, and all three races in its inaugural race weekend at Circuit of the Americas. The Camping World Truck Series race was won by Todd Gilliland, the Xfinity Series race was won by Kyle Busch and the Cup Series race was won by Chase Elliott. Yet the weekend featured …

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2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Address Pre-Race Inspection Failures with Harsher Penalties?

Chase Elliott Dover 2021

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This past weekend at Dover International Speedway, Chase Elliott‘s No. 9 Chevrolet once again failed pre-race inspection. Despite the penalty of starting at the rear, Elliott dutifully drove back up through the field to score a top-four finish.. We’ve seen other teams in recent years become serial offenders for failing pre-race inspection, such as Martin …

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