Race Weekend Central

The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2019 Camping World 400

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Hard to get more obvious than this one. After finishing in every possible final position in a NASCAR Cup Series race from second through 43rd prior to this weekend (yes, he raced in the top series when 43-car fields were allowed and actually had that many …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 Camping World 400 at Chicagoland

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The Headline(s): After getting passed by Kyle Larson on lap 256 and appearing destined for another crushing runner-up finish, Alex Bowman regrouped clear of lapped traffic, built a killer run and got around Larson in turn 4 on lap 262, driving away to his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory after a three-plus …

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Austin Dillon Nabs Provisional Pole for Camping World 400

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Richard Childress Racing took two of the top three spots in qualifying Saturday (June 29) for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Camping World 400. Austin Dillon posted a fast lap time of 30.636 seconds at 176.263 mph to win the Busch pole award. This is Dillon’s third pole of the year and first at …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Bobby Labonte Examines Career, Highs & Lows

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the Monday matinee (June 10) at Michigan International Speedway where Joey Logano put a whippin’ on the field en route to his second victory of 2019. Spoiler alert, we didn’t like the action we saw, and neither did Kevin Harvick, who once again overcame pit …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Pocono Predictability

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Pocono Raceway is not a thrilling race track. It’s not even an exciting one, and barely qualifies as interesting. So the results in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race weren’t all that surprising. Joe Gibbs Racing’s Kyle Busch won for the fourth time this season and the 55th time in his Cup career, holding …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 Pocono 400 at Pocono

#18: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry M&m's Hazelnut Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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The Headline(s): There were two winners in the Pocono 400 on Sunday; Kyle Busch and clean air. Busch, who dominated Sunday by leading 79 of 160 laps, held off challenges on the last two restarts from Kevin Harvick on lap 106 and Brad Keselowski on lap 152 to cruise to an easy victory, his fourth Monster …

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Austin Dillon Unhappy After Early Crash Elimination At Pocono

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Austin Dillon was planning to use Sunday’s Pocono 400 to pick up some points on his rivals after crashing out of the Coca-Cola 600.  Unfortunately, he ended up having the worse possible outcome.  Minimal points. Dillon started 10th and lost a couple of positions early.  After the competition caution, Dillon was running in 13th when …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Some Gave All

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The Coca-Cola 600 is a marathon slog to close out the greatest day in auto racing, following the Monaco Grand Prix in Formula One and the Indianapolis 500 in IndyCar. Despite a quiet middle half, a chaotic first quarter and wild finish made it one of the season’s better races overall. Tires weren’t cooperating, which …

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Kyle Larson, Austin Dillon Eliminated in Late Coca-Cola 600 Crash

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Kyle Larson spent much of the Coca-Cola 600 down in the dumps. He started 25th and spent much of the race struggling to move forward. He finally put himself in position to contend, but managed to get split on the restart. One lap later, he made contact with Clint Bowyer and it was on from …

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Austin Dillon Suffers Minor Burns in Alsco 300, Will Race in Coca-Cola 600

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Austin Dillon was forced to climb out of his NASCAR Xfinity Series car before the conclusion of Saturday’s Alsco 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Piloting the No. 10 Chevrolet for Kaulig Racing, Dillon got into the back of John Hunter Nemechek, who hit the outside wall racing the high line. YELLOW FLAG: Caution is out …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Tyler Reddick Prevails in Unusually Eventful Charlotte Race

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Tyler Reddick is making a habit out of proving that statistics aren’t everything. He did it in a big way last season, claiming the NASCAR Xfinity Series championship despite winning only the first and last events of the year. It’s not fair to say he stole the title because he came up big when it …

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Did You Notice?: Chase Elliott, Not Jimmie Johnson, Sits Alone Atop Hendrick Motorsports

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Did You Notice?… A changing of the guard at Hendrick Motorsports in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series? Chase Elliott became the first driver for HMS to win in 2019, also breaking the season shutout for Chevrolet. His push to the win at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday (April 28) came courtesy teammate and second-place finisher Alex Bowman. …

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