Race Weekend Central

Stock Car Scoop: Austin Dillon Cleared to Race

Nascar Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Austin Dillon has been cleared to compete for both NASCAR Cup Series races at Dover International Speedway this weekend. What were his first comments back since recovering from COVID-19? Find out on this edition of Frontstretch‘s Stock Car Scoop. Frontstretch‘s newest podcast focused on the motorsports news of the week also dives into all three lineups …

Read more

Austin Dillon Cleared to Return to Racing

Nascar 2020: Nascar Cup Series O'reilly Auto Parts 500 July 19

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Austin Dillon will return to the wheel of the No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet this coming NASCAR Cup Series doubleheader at Dover International Speedway, he announced Aug. 20. Dillon tested positive for COVID-19 and missed the Cup race at the Daytona International Speedway road course. Dillon will start the first race of the doubleheader …

Read more

Did You Notice?: Monster Moment For Jimmie Johnson in Final NASCAR Season

Jimmie Johnson & Richard Petty

(Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Did You Notice? … This coming weekend feels like Jimmie Johnson’s last stand? Three races remain in the NASCAR Cup Series regular season, and Johnson still sits on the outside of the postseason looking in. The future Hall of Famer, who once had 15 straight postseason appearances, sits 25 points below the cutline in his last …

Read more

Austin Dillon Tests Positive for COVID-19, Out for Daytona Road Course

Nascar Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Austin Dillon tested positive for COVID-19, Richard Childress Racing announced Saturday morning, and will miss Sunday’s (Aug. 16) NASCAR Cup Series race at the Daytona International Speedway road course. Dillon, who won at Texas Motor Speedway on July 19 to lock himself into the playoffs, is self-quarantining away from the team, the team said in …

Read more

Seeing Red: Kevin Harvick Dominates For Michigan Sweep

Nascar Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In the middle of the 1980s, drivers in NASCAR’s top division had a hard time stopping the red-colored Ford of Bill Elliott at Michigan International Speedway when he won six out of eight races.  History may as well be repeating itself these days. Kevin Harvick won Sunday’s Consumers Energy 400 at MIS to sweep both …

Read more

Chris Buescher Claims Consumers Energy 400 Pole, Joins Parade To Rear

Nascar Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The rigors of running two races in the same series within 24 hours have forced multiple cars to the rear to begin Sunday’s Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway. By virtue of finishing 20th in Saturday’s FireKeepers Casino 400, Roush Fenway Racing’s Chris Buescher earned the pole for the Consumers Energy 400. However, the …

Read more

Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 FireKeepers Casino 400

2019 Michigan Mencs Kevin Harvick Checkers Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After clawing for lobsters up in New Hampshire, the NASCAR Cup Series heads to the Irish Hills of Michigan for a double dose of DraftKings contests. The FireKeepers Casino 400 airs Saturday, Aug. 8 at 4 p.m. ET, while the Consumers Energy 400 is the following day at 4:30 p.m. ET. Both will air on …

Read more

Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 Foxwoods Resort Casino 301

Nascar Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

NASCAR Cup Series teams will try to work their magic for your NASCAR DraftKings rosters this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 will air Sunday, Aug. 2 at 3 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network, sparking the sport’s seven-race sprint in August to end the regular season. The track, known …

Read more

The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Super Start Batteries 400

Nascar Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Who… should you be talking about after the race? Make it two in a row at Kansas Speedway for Denny Hamlin. Hamlin won the Super Start Batteries 400 in the NASCAR Cup Series for his fifth victory of 2020, the most of any driver this season. Did Hamlin have the best car all night? No. …

Read more

Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: Super Start Batteries 400

Nascar Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Thursday, Thursday, Thursday! It’s time for some midweek racing for your NASCAR DraftKings rosters as the NASCAR Cup Series makes the trek to Kansas Speedway. The Super Start Batteries 400 airs on Thursday, July 23 at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network. It will be the third consecutive race at a 1.5-mile track, though …

Read more

Frontstretch Podcast: Richard Childress Racing Rises, Austin Dillon Reminisces Texas Win

Nascar Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Subscribe: iTunes In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss Richard Childress Racing sweeping the top two spots at Texas Motor Speedway over the weekend, via pit strategy. Austin Dillon was victorious holding off RCR teammate Tyler Reddick. How big was this 1-2 finish for RCR as both teams make a push toward the …

Read more

5 Points to Ponder: New Asphalt Is an Automatic NASCAR Nightmare. Why?

Nascar Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

1. New Pavement, Old Problems Texas Motor Speedway was a tale of two races Sunday (July 19). The final stage produced plenty of drama worth watching: frantic restarts, a fateful mistake by rookie Quin Houff and pit strategy that ultimately decided the outcome. Austin Dillon‘s surprise victory was the cherry on top that woke most …

Read more