Race Weekend Central

Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 AAA Texas 500

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The Headline(s): Capitalizing on a “trimmed out” car that Stewart-Haas Racing has been storing since the spring, Kevin Harvick turned a pole-winning run into a race-winning performance at Texas Motor Speedway. He led 119 laps en route to scoring his fourth win of 2019, 49th career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series triumph and 110th career …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Please Staple, Don’t Paper Clip

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Martinsville Speedway is the oldest track on the NASCAR circuit, but lately the tracks uniqueness has been entirely flattened by awful racing throughout the pack, marked by an inability to pass and one driver pulverizing the rest of the field. In this case, a snoozer of a race resulted in a Joe Gibbs Racing driver …

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Massie’s Minute: Brad Keselowski Deserves to Be Added to Round of 8 (9)

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Last Sunday (Oct. 20) at Kansas Speedway in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, a few late cautions completely altered the playoff picture and royally screwed Brad Keselowski in the process. This chain of events started on lap 254 of 267, when the caution flag flew for debris. Ryan Blaney had a tire go down …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Debris in the Wind

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Kansas isn’t exactly known as a state full of scenic beauty, unlike its neighbors Colorado, Nebraska and Missouri. (Oklahoma has its fair share of scenery as well.) Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race, the Hollywood Casino 400, at Kansas Speedway (located on the Sunflower State side of Kansas City) felt like a typical stormy …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2019 Drydene 400

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After a wild weekend of road course racing, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series makes its second trip of the season to the Monster Mile. The first race in the round of 12, the Drydene 400, is scheduled for Sunday (Oct 6) at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. As you may recall, Dover International Speedway …

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Did You Notice?: Bubba Wallace Putting NASCAR in a Tough Spot

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Did You Notice? … Bubba Wallace has a history of confrontations in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series? We’ll start with the now, what everyone’s still talking about three days after the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL. Sunday’s incident (Sept. 29) with Alex Bowman was easily his most serious to date. The two drivers made contact multiple …

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Up to Speed: The Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL Delivers, Again

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Two years ago, when Charlotte Motor Speedway announced that its fall race would be held on something called a “ROVAL,” the decision was met with a fair amount of skepticism.  Would big, bulky stock cars put on a good show at an infield road course?  And was it really a good idea to have such …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2019 Federated Auto Parts 400

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? For the second week in a row, it’s Martin Truex Jr. stealing the headlines.  The driver of the No. 19 Toyota showed his strength early, winning stage one handily and finishing second in stage two at Richmond Raceway. All in all, Truex led three times for …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2019 Federated Auto Parts 400

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to its second race in the round of 16 at Richmond Raceway for the Federated Auto Parts 400. The race will kick off shortly after 7:30 p.m. ET Saturday, Sept 21 with television coverage from NBCSN. The D-shaped Virginian racetrack is just three-quarters of a mile in length. …

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The Frontstretch 5: Different Strategies You’ll See in the Playoffs

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During NASCAR’s regular season, most teams are on more or less the same strategy of winning races and accumulating points in an attempt to qualify for the playoffs.  Those strategies vary from week to week, of course, depending on the track, how good the cars are off the truck or whether they’ve already got the …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 South Point 400 at Las Vegas

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The Headline(s): Surviving two mid-race scrapes on a night that multiple playoff drivers found trouble with tire rubs, Martin Truex, Jr. blew past Kevin Harvick with 18 laps to go on a green flag run to score the South Point 400 win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It’s his fifth victory of 2019, 24th career …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Kyle Larson Gears Up for Postseason

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a frantic weekend of racing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Kevin Harvick dominated the Brickyard 400 en route to his third win of 2019. But the bigger story was the playoff battle, which saw Clint Bowyer and Ryan Newman race their way into the postseason, while …

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