Race Weekend Central

2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Take Action After Rough Driving at Watkins Glen?

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This past weekend’s road course events at Watkins Glen International had pretty much everything – turning both right and left, drivers spinning and sliding, tempers flaring and fantastic races to the finish on both days. Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race featured a battle between Austin Cindric and AJ Allmendinger, while Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup …

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Did You Notice?: ‘Getting Run Over’ … Kyle Busch Incident Highlights Bubba Wallace’s Struggles

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Did You Notice? … Bubba Wallace hasn’t led a lap in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this season? Wallace’s 2019 filled with frustration appeared to boil over at Kyle Busch this past weekend at Watkins Glen. His anger over on-track contact caused him to spin Busch out, then erupt in a fiery conversation with …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Watkins Glen Brings Antics But Isn’t Dale Jr.’s Best Day

Watkins Glen 2019 NASCAR Cup Chase Elliott

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Watkins Glen International always provides an interesting race for fans to watch. Sunday (August 4) saw a race that was light on lead changes but high on storylines and shenanigans. Also, before we start, yes, Racing Wives finally premiered Friday night on CMT. My hotel room in Vestal, N.Y. last weekend did not have the …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: It’s Clobberin’ Time

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The theme of this weekend’s NASCAR action was “payback.” It started with the Gander Outdoors Truck Series on Thursday night (August 1) in the Eldora Dirt Derby, as Tyler Dippel got into Ben Rhodes after the checkered flag in return for being shoved into the wall in the final laps. Then in the Xfinity Series …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2019 GoBowling at the Glen

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? If you were suffering from déjà vu during the final laps at Watkins Glen International on Sunday, you probably aren’t alone. One year ago, Chase Elliott battled Martin Truex Jr. to the checkers for his first career win and Sunday, they did it all over again in …

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Up to Speed: Road Course Racing on the Rise

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NASCAR often seems to be in a constant state of change. Many of those changes have been hotly debated among fans, especially when it comes to the future of the sport.  But there is one change in the last decade that often gets overlooked and may well impact NASCAR’s direction into the 2020s.  Road course …

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William Byron Mad, Bubba Wallace Sounds Off On Kyle Busch: ‘He Ran Me Over’

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Heading into Sunday’s (August 4) Go Bowling at the Glen, Kyle Busch was one of the pre-race favorites. But from the get-go, the No. 18 had an eventful afternoon. On lap 2, Busch dove underneath William Byron heading into turn 1 for the runner-up position. Busch wheel-hopped, spun out and dropped outside the top 10. …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: A Trip to Eldora Speedway Never Disappoints

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Ever since NASCAR added Eldora Speedway to the Gander Outdoors Truck Series schedule in 2013, teams have circled this event on their calendars for a variety of different reasons, ranging from fear of the unknown to excitement. What was once a wild-card race – and to an extent still is – has become one that …

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5 Points to Ponder: Denny Hamlin Alive at Homestead Not So Crazy Now

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ONE: Denny Hamlin Can Definitely Contend for a Championship Considering that he has finished in the top four of the season-ending standings just once in the last eight seasons and went winless in 2018, Denny Hamlin entered the 2019 campaign as a driver not too many pundits would have picked to be racing for a …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Photo Finish

2019 Kentucky Mencs Kurt Busch Victory Celebration Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

All three NASCAR national series were at Kentucky Speedway last weekend, and it was a bit of a mixed bag. The Gander Outdoors Truck Series was a wreckfest with plenty of drama, with trucks wrecking and running out of fuel, hats flying while tempers flared, and a rookie driver getting his first win. The Xfinity …

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Did You Notice?: Daytona’s Diversity & NASCAR’s Playoff Grid That Actually Works

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Did You Notice? … Daytona International Speedway has had a different winner for its Coke Zero 400 summer race every year this decade? Three of those were first-timers, while a fourth, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., earned his second career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory. COKE ZERO 400 WINNERS SINCE 2010 2010: Kevin Harvick 2011: David Ragan* 2012: Tony Stewart …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Michigan Tests the Mettle of FOX Sports

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This weekend at Michigan International Speedway turned out a lot like the forecast predicted for Pocono Raceway last week. Intermittent rain pushed the race itself to Monday (June 10). FOX Sports’ coverage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup pushed the race to an unorthodox 5 p.m. ET start time instead of noon. My understanding is …

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