Race Weekend Central

NASCAR 101: 5 Drivers Who Could Take Advantage of XFINITY’s Last Standalone Race of 2017

Nascar Xfinity Series U.s. Cellular 250 Iowa Speedway, Newton, Ia Usa Saturday 29 July 2017 Brian Scott, Daniel Defense Chevrolet Camaro, Brendan Gaughan, Us Cellular Chevrolet Camaro World Copyright: Brett Moist Nkp

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Time’s sure flown by when it comes to the 2017 NASCAR season, and it’s possible that’s no more prevalent anywhere else than in the XFINITY Series, which runs its final standalone race of the year this weekend. The series travels to Kentucky Speedway for a night race Saturday, Sept. 23, its last event of 2017 …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 20: Mid-Season Chaos

2017 Pocono Cup Zach Catanzareti Kasey Kahne

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Episode 20: Mid-Season Chaos Frontstretch Podcast with Dustin Albino, Joseph Wolkin and Zach Catanzareti. In this week’s episode brought to you by DraftKings, Dustin, Joe, and Zach sit down to preview this weekend’s race at Pocono, analyze NASCAR Silly Season drama, speculate on William Byron’s future and more. This week’s episode was brought to you by DraftKings, the No. …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Iowa Be a Warm Return for Brian Scott?

20 21 February, 2015, Daytona Beach, Florida Usa Brian Scott © 2015, Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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Will Brian Scott Win in Return NASCAR Race at Iowa? When the XFINITY Series rolls into Iowa Speedway, we are likely to be treated with a fresh field twice a year. This time is no exception, as there are multiple new faces who will start Saturday’s U.S. Cellular 250. From smaller teams to some of …

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US Cellular 250 Presented by American Ethanol Entry List

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While the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and Camping World Truck Series are in Long Pond, Penn. this weekend, the NASCAR XFINITY Series will be in America’s Heartland at Iowa Speedway for the US Cellular 250 Presented by American Ethanol. For a change, there are zero MENCS regulars on the preliminary entry list (which includes …

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Brian Scott Returning to XFINITY Series with Richard Childress Racing

Cup 2016 Charlotte Brian Scott Zach Catanzareti

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Former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Brian Scott continuously said he would leave the door open to running a few races if an opportunity to win popped up. That chance has arrived. Scott will reunite with Richard Childress Racing for at least two NASCAR XFINITY Series events later this season. He will pilot the No. 3 …

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Did You Notice?: Joe Gibbs Racing Still Lags Behind at One-Quarter Pole

2017 Martinsville Cup Zach Catanzareti Daniel Suarez

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Did You Notice? … The difference a year makes for Joe Gibbs Racing? This time last year, JGR had won five of nine races and had all four drivers firmly within playoff position. This time around? The organization is 0-for-9. Of its four-driver team, only Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin are in playoff position. Matt Kenseth hadn’t even led a …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Brian Scott on Why He Retired from NASCAR

Cup 2016 Charlotte Brian Scott Zach Catanzareti

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Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 from Homestead-Miami Speedway will see more than one driver stepping away from full-time Sprint Cup Series competition. Along with Tony Stewart’s well-documented retirement from Cup racing, Brian Scott will also take the green for the final time, hanging up his helmet to focus on his family. 2016 has been an “extremely frustrating” year …

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Tech Talk: Chris Heroy Talks Side Skirts, Hard Tires and Sand Blasting at Phoenix

2016 Nascar Sprint Cup Series, Las Vegas

4-6 March 2016, Las Vegas, Nevada USA Brian Scott and Chris Heroy © 2016, Nigel Kinrade NKP

The Cup season is down to the penultimate round in the desert at Phoenix International Raceway. Chris Heroy and his No. 44 team just found out that their driver, Brian Scott, is retiring after the season so they are preparing for his final two races. The mile track in Phoenix will challenge drivers with bright sun, …

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Kyle Larson Fastest in Opening Martinsville Practice

Kyle Larson Martinsville Cup 2016 Mike Neff

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Kyle Larson proved there is still life outside of the final eight drivers in the Sprint Cup Chase on Friday, being the fastest in opening Martinsville Speedway practice with a lap at 19.289 seconds (98.170 mph). Larson had made the Chase and was a somewhat popular dark horse contender last month before multiple problems in the …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not: Waiting For The Big One Edition

2016 Pocono Ii Cup Joey Logano John Harrelson Nkp

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When it comes to restrictor place races at Talladega and Daytona, the big question is, when will the big one happen? As in, when will we see a big crash with at least seven or eight cars involved. If you were waiting on that to happen during Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Talladega, then you …

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