Race Weekend Central

2-Headed Monster: Should Retired Drivers Make Comebacks?

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Greg Biffle will return to racing in Friday’s (June 7) NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, driving Kyle Busch Motorsports’ No. 51 Toyota Tundra in the Speedycash.com 400. Biffle practiced Busch’s truck earlier this year, also at Texas, in preparation. Biffle, who retired from full-time racing at the end of the …

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4 Burning Questions: Tackling Texas Qualifying, A Greg Biffle NASCAR Comeback And More

2016 Martinsville I Cup Overhead View Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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1. How much of a success was the NASCAR schedule shake-up? This past week, NASCAR revealed the 2020 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule. It’s the most dramatic shift to the Cup Series slate in almost 50 years. The 2020 schedule brings a number of changes, both experimental and seemingly long-lasting. The Pocono Raceway doubleheader, …

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Greg Biffle Returns To NASCAR, To Drive For Kyle Busch Motorsports

2017 Daytona Cup Zach Catanzareti Greg Biffle

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Greg Biffle will return to NASCAR this weekend in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series practice at Texas Motor Speedway. Biffle will practice the No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota for the Vankor 350. Regularly scheduled driver Kyle Busch will race the truck in the event. Less than a day later, Kyle Busch Motorsports announced Biffle …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Chase Elliott Fires Up the Siren a 2nd Time

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Who’s in the headline Chase Elliott lost a heartbreaking race at Dover in the fall of 2017 and blamed himself solely for the loss. Sunday was a complete team effort that vaulted Elliott to Victory Lane and a berth in the Round of 8. Kevin Harvick and Aric Almirola both appeared headed to victory early …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kevin Harvick & Kyle Busch Best So Far in 2018

#4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Busch Light / Mobil 1 Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Who’s in the headline The 2018 season has been the story of the haves and have-nots. Stewart-Haas Racing has been the strongest organization all season long and its number one driver has been Kevin Harvick. Harvick is the series leader in victories, stage wins and has accumulated the most playoff points. The other driver who …

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NASCAR Top 10 Storylines 2017: A Changing Of the Guard as NASCAR Greats Retire

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There is a massive generational shift occurring in NASCAR. Eventually, it had to happen. Few sports offer the opportunity to compete at a top level for over a decade. But NASCAR is different, as those reading this topic have likely figured out. Everything from the structure of how NASCAR is operated to how events happen …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not In NASCAR: Championship Edition

2017 Kansas I Cup Danica Patrick Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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As often happens in all levels of different sports, the team (and in this case the driver) that was the best for the whole season ended up winning the title. Martin Truex, Jr. capped off a truly storybook season on the track with his eighth victory of the season Sunday at Miami-Homestead. He was a …

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NASCAR 101: Who Didn’t Return to NASCAR in 2017?

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Time for another game of sifting through the long list of NASCAR national series drivers who didn’t make an appearance in 2017! After beginning this series in 2015 and continuing in 2016, this space will again chronicle the list of competitors who ran in one of the three NASCAR national series (Monster Energy NASCAR Cup, …

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Did You Notice? … Kyle Busch & Joey Logano’s Problem With Boys, Have At It

Did You Notice? … Kyle Busch‘s problem with NASCAR’s “Boys, have at it” rule? It’s certainly not the sport itself. Thrilled with the national publicity caused by Sunday’s scuffle, they’re leaning towards no penalty for Busch. Officials are happy that a spontaneous show of emotion overshadowed a ho-hum race and breathed life into the sport. Problem is, they …

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Greg Biffle Only Wants Strong Part-Time Cup Series Ride as He Weighs Options

2017 Daytona Cup Zach Catanzareti Greg Biffle

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Greg Biffle won’t race just anything that he is offered. The 19-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series winner knows what he wants, and that is a shot to win in NASCAR’s premier division. However, while Biffle is not strapped inside of a racecar, he is partaking in NASCAR’s traveling circus, attending the Daytona 500 and this …

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Did You Notice? … Whether Change Can Keep NASCAR Afloat?

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Did You Notice? … Just a NASCAR change or two has descended upon us since we last came together? Since November, the sport has taken on a new title sponsor in Monster Energy, adopted a flurry of new rules designed to spice up competition, and split with tradition by chopping even the Daytona 500 into …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not: Bring On NASCAR 2017

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It’s true NASCAR has the shortest offseason of any major sport. But really, why does it seem like forever between the season finale at Homestead and the start of Daytona Speedweeks? It’s just 90 days, far shorter than the end of the Super Bowl and the start of NFL Training Camps midsummer. For me, the …

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