Race Weekend Central

Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Shows Slight Improvement, While ESPN Tries to De-emphasize St. Pete

2016 Phoenix I Cup Denny Hamlin Pack Racing Nigel Kinrade Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Greetings, everyone.  Did you like Sunday’s finish in Phoenix?  It was a good one.  I thought Kevin Harvick was a sitting duck, but he managed to pull it out just in time. Last weekend saw two races in Phoenix, plus the season opener in St. Petersburg for the Verizon IndyCar Series. Good Sam 500k On …

Read more

Greg Biffle, Brad Keselowski Lead 2015 CampingWorld.com 500 Practice Sessions at Talladega

2015 Greg Biffle Bank Of America 500 Charlotte Cup Mike Neff (3)

(Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

On Friday afternoon, the Sprint Cup Series took to the 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway for two 55-minute practice sessions that would allow the teams to check out their racecars and see how they work by themselves and in the pack.  Since teams were on two two different strategies for both sessions, it is rather difficult to …

Read more

BK Racing, JJ Yeley Adds Talladega Sponsor in Adirondack Tree Surgeons

Jj Yeley Bank Of America 500 2015 Charlotte Cup Mike Neff

(Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

Say what you want about BK Racing, but you can’t deny that they’ve brought an influx of new sponsors into the sport. MAXIM. Estes. Dustless Blasting. This weekend, they’ll bring another company to the track: Adirondack Tree Surgeons. The company, a Gansevoort, N.Y. business that provides tree removal and other services, will sponsor JJ Yeley’s …

Read more

NASCAR Penalizes 11 Teams After Charlotte

2015 Jj Yeley Bank Of America 500 Charlotte Cup Mike Neff

Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch

NASCAR penalized 11 teams Wednesday and had one previously assessed penalty reduced by the National Motorsports Appeals Panel. On the Sprint Cup side, 10 teams were penalized, including two on multiple counts. The No. 24 team of Jeff Gordon was warned for failing pre-qualifying inspection multiple times. Kevin Harvick’s No. 4, Clint Bowyer’s No. 15, …

Read more

4 Cup Teams Penalized, Lose Chicagoland Practice Time

Jeb Burton Darlington Cup Retro 2015 Mike Neff 120

(Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

NASCAR announced late Tuesday it will dock four teams of practice time during this weekend’s myAFibRisk.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway for infractions occurring during last weekend’s even at Richmond International Raceway. Jeb Burton and his No. 23 BK Racing Toyota will lose 30 minutes of practice Friday for multiple infractions. The team was late to both …

Read more

BK Racing Partners With Beds for Kids at Darlington

2014 Atlanta Nns Jj Yeley Cockpit Cia

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2015)

BK Racing announced a partnership with NASCAR artist Sam Bass and Beds for Kids for the upcoming weekend at the Darlington Raceway. The two will come together to run a special blue and white paint scheme on the No. 26 Toyota. Beds for Kids is a local non-profit organization that operates in the Charlotte area. …

Read more

BK Racing Makes Driver Swap Between Jeb Burton & JJ Yeley

2015 Pocono 1 Cup Jeb Burton Car Credit Anthony Lumbis Sr.

(Photo: Anthony Lumbis, Sr., Frontstretch)

BK Racing announced a ride swap between Jeb Burton and JJ Yeley that will begin next weekend at Darlington Raceway. These ride swaps are not uncommon as teams look for ways to improve the core of its operation. Burton will now pilot the No. 23 Toyota Camry with crew chief Joe Williams. Williams worked with …

Read more

Entry List: 2015 Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio

Buescher Mid Ohio 2

(Photo: Roush Fenway Racing)

For the second straight week, the NASCAR Xfinity Series is going road course racing. NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for the Aug. 15 Mid-Ohio 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The list includes 38 teams, meaning everyone will make Saturday’s race as the starting grid maxes out at 40. Verizon IndyCar Series veteran …

Read more

Starting Lineup: JJ Yeley Rolls Off First in 2015 Kentucky 300

2014 Atlanta Nns Jj Yeley Cia

(Photo: CIA Stock Photography)

For the first time in nine years, JJ Yeley will start first in a NASCAR Xfinity Series race. Yeley, 38, will lead the field to green in tonight’s Kentucky 300 at Kentucky Speedway. Yeley inherited the top spot as a result of his top lap in the Xfinity Series’ lone practice session on Thursday. With Friday’s qualifying …

Read more

JJ Yeley Paces Field in Lone Xfinity Series Practice at Kentucky

2014 Loudon I Nns Jj Yeley Cia

Photo Credit: CIA Stock Photography

Surprises in sports are one of the things that keep fans watching, and in Thursday’s lone NASCAR Xfinity Series practice session for Friday’s Kentucky 300 at Kentucky Speedway there was a surprise at the top of the charts. JJ Yeley and his Xfinity Series-only JGL Racing team led the field with a speed of 174.967 …

Read more

NASCAR Driver Report Cards: Part III

2015 Dover I Cup Tony Stewart Car Cia

Photo Credit: CIA Stock Photography

So you might remember a few weeks ago when I graded the Sprint Cup full-timers through Driver Report Cards… and promptly stopped at the letter K. No, I don’t have a weird idea of what the alphabet should be, nor am I protesting the use of the letters L through Z. The third part just …

Read more