Race Weekend Central

Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC Nails NASCAR Pit-Road Issues

Kurt Busch leads a pack of cars in the Windows 10 400 at Pocono Raceway

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The Summer weekend at Pocono is always an interesting one, if only because it causes the media partners to split their priorities. NBCSN had to have three separate production crews out last weekend. One was in Pocono for Sprint Cup, another in Iowa for the Xfinity Series, and a third one was at Mid-Ohio for …

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5 Points to Ponder: Kasey at the Bat, Deuces Wild & the Fascinating 5

Kasey Kahne rides around Pocono Raceway prior to the Windows 10 400

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ONE: Kasey at the Bat Casey at the Bat is a well-known, much-loved baseball-themed poem written in 1888 by Ernest Thayer. The story of the poem is about a team from the fictional town of Mudville, down by two runs, in the bottom of the ninth, hoping to get their star hitter the “Mighty Casey” …

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Beside the Rising Tide: Summertime Blues

2015 Pocono Cup Brad Keselowski Car Cia

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It’s summertime and the living is easy. As per normal, news from the racing circuit has hit a low ebb as folks busy themselves with their summer vacations and NFL players report to the summer camps in preparation for the beginning of the preseason, which effectively takes over the sports universe despite NASCAR’s once high …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Windows 10 400 at Pocono

Nascar Sprint Cup Series Windows 10 400

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Who’s in the headline – For the first time in month, Kyle Busch is not the main story coming out of a Cup race. He was half a lap from taking another trophy, but it was his teammate Matt Kenseth who came home with the hardware. In a crazy race that featured seven cautions in the first …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Windows 10 400 at Pocono

Matt Kenseth races with Casey Mears during teh Windows 10 400 at Pocono Raceway

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Looking for the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How behind Sunday’s race? Amy Henderson has you covered each week with the answers to six race-day questions, covering all five Ws and even the H… the Big Six. Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Racing is a game of skill, strategy, and running smart. …

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2-Time Pocono Winner Kasey Kahne Wrecks Out of 2015 Windows 10 400 at Pocono

2015 Pocono Cup Kasey Kahne Car Cia

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It’s been a rough weekend for drivers coming out of turn 3 at Pocono Raceway. The pit wall, which is made of steel, has been slammed into three times at the 2.5-mile triangular-shaped speedway. Kasey Kahne, a two-time winner at Pocono, pancaked the wall near the pit road entrance on lap 3. As his No. …

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4 Burning Questions at Pocono: Is This MWR’s Last Chance at Survival?

2014 Richmond Ii Cup Clint Bowyer Racing Cia

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The winds of change are beginning to overtake the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as the circuit edges closer to the end of the regular season. Rules changes, team changes, ownership changes: no matter what form it takes, novelty has dominated the news cycle in recent weeks.  And now, news of Michael Waltrip Racing co-owner Rob …

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Did You Notice? Kasey Kahne, Jeff Gordon Need To Be Careful

2015 Kentucky Cup Kasey Kahne Jeff Gordon Cia

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Did You Notice? Jeff Gordon and Kasey Kahne have won Pocono’s August race within the last three years? Both need to recapture this magic while slipping ever closer to the “Chase bubble” the last few weeks. Gordon, 42nd at Indianapolis, hasn’t had a top-five finish since Kansas in May. In his final season, it seems inconceivable …

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Tweet N Greet: Kasey Kahne, Chase Elliott, Dale Earnhardt Jr. & More!

2015 Indianapolis Cup Chase Elliott Car Cia

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Frontstretch will scour Twitter and other social media platforms looking for some of the best posts from your favorite NASCAR personalities, drivers and media members from all across the industry. These were some of our favorite posts from this week and we hope you enjoy them too! #teamkahne holding it down @TeamChevy @IMS #par pic.twitter.com/MK8KlqK1f9 …

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The Frontstretch 5: Drivers and Teams Who Need to Win in 2015

Tony Stewart on track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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Welcome to the Frontstretch Five! Each week, Amy Henderson takes a look at the racing, the drivers and the storylines that drive NASCAR and produces a list of five people, places, things and ideas that define the current state of our sport. This week, Amy looks at a group of drivers and teams who need …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 5-hour Energy 301 at New Hampshire

2015 Loudon I Cup Kyle Busch Trophy Cia

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Eight races into his return to competition, Kyle Busch has now claimed three victories in the Cup series. He continues his bid to make the 2015 Chase, taking his second consecutive win at New Hampshire. Busch now sits 58 points behind 30th position. I’ll start the hashtag: #BuschWatch Loudon produced a diverse number of teams …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Quaker State 400 at Kentucky

2015 Kentucky Cup Kyle Busch Bow Credit Nascar Via Getty Images

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Kyle Busch is doing everything he can to ensure he makes the 2015 Chase. He utterly dominated the race Saturday night, leading 163 of the 267 laps and claiming his second win in the last three races, though he still sits 87 points outside of the top 30. The big story leading up to the …

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