Race Weekend Central

Nuts for Nationwide: Another Earnhardt Starting to Make a Name for Himself

Within the modern era of stock car racing, it takes plenty of money to be successful. Having “Earnhardt” as one’s last name should help that – at least you would think. However, that isn’t always the case. Jeffrey Earnhardt, grandson of the late Dale Earnhardt and son of Kerry Earnhardt, has been trying to make …

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Dover

2014 Dover Ii Cup Jeff Gordon Woohoo Cia

The revised Chase format brought exactly what was expected to the first round of eliminations at Dover. Jeff Gordon earned his fourth win of the season, becoming the first non-Team Penske driver to win a Chase race. Meanwhile, Kevin Harvick dominated the day yet again, leading a race-high 223 laps before left front suspension issues …

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Quotes to Remember: AAA 400

2014 Dover Ii Cup Jeff Gordon Wins Cia

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“I don’t know what happened to Kevin Harvick. It was unfortunate for him. He was the class of the field. We were tuning on it to try to keep even with him. When I saw him go out, I knew we could compete with the No.2 (Brad Keselowski) car. The No. 2 was really good …

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After New Hampshire

2014 Loudon Ii Cup Joey Logano Burnout Cia

Penske Racing has asserted itself as the team to beat for the Championship. Joey Logano recorded his fourth victory of the season, first in the Chase and third consecutive win for Penske Racing overall. Both Brad Keselowski and Logano have automatically advanced to the top-12 Contender round. Survival was the name of the game Sunday …

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Chase Drivers Claw Themselves out of New Hampshire

2014 Loudon Ii Cup Jeff Gordon Car Cia

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As the Canadian National Anthem was invoked prior to the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire, NASCAR drivers did their best to pretend they were from Canada. The 43 drivers hit the track on an overcast Sunday afternoon, and evidently raced as aggressively as an NHL player fighting during a hockey match. The 300-lap spectacle was incredibly important, …

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Frontstretch Foto Funnies: Simon Says You’re Out

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Dale Junior is eliminated when the emcee doesn’t say "Simon Says" before giving the command to look to the left. (Photo: CIA Editorial Photography)

Welcome to the Frontstretch Foto Funnies! Ever see a photo that’s just begging for a caption? We see them all the time! Each week, we’ll pick a few, then let our staff give it their best shot. We’ll post the best ones for you! Want to get in on the fun?  Leave your best ideas …

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Happiness Is… Relationships, Singapore, and Kentucky

2014 Pocono Ii Cup Brad Keselowski Dale Earnhardt Jr Racing Cia

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Was that an actual race at Chicagoland?  A track not known for well, anything, seemed to produce a finish that was worth remembering.  Brad Keselowski’s ballsy move, splitting Kevin Harvick and Kyle Larson as they raced for the lead, seemed to be just the type of thing that wasn’t supposed to be possible with the …

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Chicago

2014 Chicago Cup Brad Keselowski Trophy Cia

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If starting first, leading all but seven laps, winning the race and claiming the top seed in the Chase at Richmond was enough for Brad Keselowski to make a championship statement, no one told him. He came from 25th place Sunday afternoon, led 62 laps and claimed his fifth overall and series-leading victory. On top …

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NASCAR Holds Chase Across North America Tour to Promote Chase

2014 Richmond Ii Cup Kevin Harvick Cia

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On Wednesday, the 16 drivers who qualified for the Chase for the Sprint Cup were dispatched all over the continent in order to help promote the upcoming 10-race battle.  For the first time, locations outside of the United States were chosen for drivers to travel to.  Jeff Gordon spent his day in Toronto, while Carl …

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Racing to the Point: Separating the Chase Contenders & Pretenders

2014 Richmond Ii Cup Ford Chase Drivers Cia

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This new elimination-style playoff format has many people believing that some of the Chase underdogs have a chance at the title as along as they keep their noses clean and survive each round. I want to dispel that rumor right now. The cream is still going to rise to the top, as it always does. …

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Holding A Pretty Wheel: The Man Nobody Remembers

2014 Atlanta Cup Steve Letarte Dale Earnhardt Jr Cia

One more night and it’s over. NASCAR’s so-called regular season will be on the books, the Chase field set, and the two-and-a-half dozen-or-so teams who don’t make it will be virtually forgotten for the rest of the year. In the final 10 races, it will be all Chase all the time, as teams vie for …

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