Race Weekend Central

Matt Kenseth Soars to 3rd Michigan Victory in 2015 Pure Michigan 400

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Matt Kenseth was nearly untouchable on a hot Sunday at Michigan International Speedway. Leading 146 laps from pole position in the Pure Michigan 400, Kenseth brought himself and Joe Gibbs Racing another victory, their sixth in eight races and ninth overall in 2015. “I don’t know if I’ve ever had [a faster racecar] and not …

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Entry List: 2015 Careers For Veterans 200 at Michigan

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Two weeks after a championship swing and fireworks in Pocono, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is returning to another superspeedway. NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for the Aug. 15 Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan International Speedway. The list includes 34 entries, meaning two teams will fail to make Saturday’s race. Fresh off …

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Surprising Faces Top 1st Cheez-It 355 Practice at the Glen

2015 Pocono Cup Clint Bowyer On Pit Road Credit Anthony Lumbis Sr.

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A number of surprising faces found themselves in the top 10 following the first round of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice at Watkins Glen International Friday. Clint Bowyer (127.067 mph) topped the charts after the opening 80-minute practice session, while defending race winner AJ Allmendinger (126.901) was second. Jimmie Johnson (126.139), Sam Hornish Jr. (126.095) and …

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Kyle Busch Earns 1st Pole Since Coming Back From Injury at Pocono

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After scoring four wins in the last five races, Kyle Busch earned his first pole of the 2015 season. Pacing around Pocono Raceway with a time of 50.444 seconds (178.416 mph), Busch edged out reigning Sprint Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick and will lead the field to the green flag for Sunday’s Windows 10 400. Since coming …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC Doesn’t Give the Heat Its Proper Due

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Last weekend, the Sprint Cup and Xfinity series returned to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for 501 laps of action. High temperatures on Sunday and dew points in the low 70s created rather taxing conditions for the drivers. Later on, the weather taxed NBC Sports as well. 5-hour Energy 301 Sunday afternoon brought the Sprint Cup …

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Pace Laps: Joe Gibbs Racing Shines, IndyCar Championship Tightens & More

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Sprint Cup Series: Kyle’s A+ Effort. Three Cup wins in four races? – Even the most diehard Kyle Busch fan could have never expected this summer surge, punctuated by a New Hampshire victory Sunday that has cemented Busch as the hottest driver in Sprint Cup. Bum legs? What bum legs? Busch is driving like a …

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Kyle Busch Uses Pit Strategy to Claim 2015 5-hour Energy 301 Win at New Hampshire

Kyle Busch snaps a photo in Victory Lane at New Hampshire Motor Speedway after winning the 5-hour Energy 301

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The ‘Magic Mile’ of New Hampshire Motor Speedway was no trick for Kyle Busch, as the Joe Gibbs Racing driver took off with the race lead on a restart with 44 laps to go, then maintained his advantage over second-place Brad Keselowski to win the 5-Hour Energy 301. “This is such an awesome win, such …

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Spinner to Winner: Denny Hamlin Wins Wild 2015 Lakes Region 200 at New Hampshire

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Denny Hamlin was all over the place today. Literally. From practicing his Sprint Cup car in the morning, to spinning in front of the field early on in the Xfinity Series race in which he started from the pole. However, at the end of 200 laps, it was Hamlin who took the checkered flag and won the Lakes …

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Brad Keselowski, Austin Dillon Lead 2015 Lakes Region 200 Practices at New Hampshire

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A week after winning his first NASCAR Xfinity Series event of the year, Brad Keselowski is looking for his second consecutive victory for Team Penske. So far, he’s well on his way. The 2012 Sprint Cup Series champion set the pace in the first practice session of the weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, clocking …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Looking Back at the Top-5 Surprising Victories of 2015

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The second half of the 2015 NASCAR Xfinity Series season will officially begin this weekend at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. There have been some interesting moments and surprise race winners as the weeks and have worn on. Today, we look at five of them who stand out…. Chris Buescher Chris Buescher has been a …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC’s Early NASCAR Coverage Excels

Kyle Busch and Joey Logano race for position in the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway.

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Welcome back, chaps. I had a pretty good time in Florida. Got a couple of good interviews and covered a couple of interesting races. Also, here’s an insider fact about NBC broadcasts: when they go to commercial, the feed that we saw in the Media Center constantly played the NBC chimes through the whole break. …

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Number Crunching: Fantasy NASCAR Hits Kentucky Speedway for 2015 Quaker State 400

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Rain, rain, go away… come again some other day! That should be the motto for this week at Kentucky, part of a month marked by Mother Nature’s wrath. NASCAR has implemented a new rules package, debuting Saturday night and had scheduled an extended practice session for Wednesday to let drivers and teams get used to …

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