Race Weekend Central

Austin Cindric Doubles Down, Sweeps Kentucky in Xfinity Series

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In a matter of two days, Austin Cindric has doubled his win total in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. With a near-flawless performance in the Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway, the Team Penske campaigner backed up his victory in the previous night’s Shady Rays 200 to claim his fourth career victory. Cindric becomes the first driver …

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Friday Faceoff: Should Cup Race on the Indy Road Course?

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Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick have been the class of the field in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2020, but who is the more likely champion? Zach Gillispie: Judging by his history, I’m more inclined to say that Denny Hamlin is the most due for a championship. However, Kevin Harvick‘s consistency gives him the edge. …

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Will Power Nabs 2020 Indy GP Pole Away From Jack Harvey

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It may not be May, but Indy cars have finally returned to the hallowed Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 3 for a day of practice and qualifying in preparation for the July 4 GMR Grand Prix on Indy’s road course. After an entertaining qualifying session using IndyCar’s traditional road-course qualifying procedure, Will Power laid down …

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Jimmie Johnson To Miss 2020 Brickyard 400 After Positive COVID-19 Test

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Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson has tested positive for COVID-19. Johnson, the first-known active NASCAR driver to be diagnosed with the virus, will miss the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 5. Johnson, who is in the midst of his final full-time Cup Series season, was also …

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Entry List: 2020 Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 at Kentucky

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It will be a full field of NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series pickups at Kentucky Motor Speedway for the Buckle Up In Your Truck 225. 40 trucks are entered for 40 spots, meaning all entrants will take the green flag. After missing the Pocono Raceway contest due to sponsorship woes, Angela Ruch is …

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Entry List: 2020 Shady Rays 200 and Alsco 300 at Kentucky

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After 38 entries showed up at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the NASCAR Xfinity Series field will dwindle slightly as 36 cars are slated for both the Shady Rays 200 (July 9) and Alsco 300 (July 10) at Kentucky Motor Speedway. Jeffrey Earnhardt will slip back into his usual No. 0 Chevrolet, replacing Mike Wallace. His JD …

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Entry List: 2020 Quaker State 400 at Kentucky

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As NASCAR prepares to head to the Bluegrass state, 38 NASCAR Cup Series cars are slated to take the green flag for the Quaker State 400 (July 12) at Kentucky Motor Speedway. After the preceding contest at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, only minor changes can be seen on the entry list. Ross Chastain, who was entered …

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Driver vs. Driver — No Title, No Problem: Mark Martin vs. Denny Hamlin

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40 Cup wins is a big deal. In NASCAR’s history, spanning seven decades, just 20 drivers have claimed that many wins. And with those wins come titles, lots of ti — oh, wait. This month, we look closer at drivers who have won a lot of races, but no Cup Series title to go with …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Pocono Organics 325

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Strategy, strategy, strategy. You better be talking about strategy because it was the key element of the Pocono Organics 325 and propelled Kevin Harvick and company into victory lane. While it took him nearly 40 races, the triumph marked the first time in his almost two-decade …

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Natalie Decker Hospitalized, Bayley Currey to Substitute at Pocono


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NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series driver Natalie Decker will miss Saturday’s Pocono Organics 150 at Pocono Raceway after suffering from bile duct complications in relation to her previous surgical removal of her gallbladder. Decker has been hospitalized since Tuesday (June 23) to receive treatment for her medical issues. Her official medical condition is …

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Two Stewart-Haas Racing Employees, One Team Penske Test Positive For COVID-19


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The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the NASCAR garage and Stewart-Haas Racing appears to be its first victim. On Friday, June 19, it was announced two SHR employees have tested positive for COVID-19. According to SHR, the unnamed employees are based at their Kannapolis, N.C. facilities and have not traveled to the racetrack since the pandemic …

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