Race Weekend Central

Only Yesterday: When Running 3rd Was a Charm

#12: Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, MenardsRichmond Water Heaters Ford Mustang, #2: Austin Cindric, Team Penske, Freightliner Ford Mustang

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This past weekend’s race wasn’t the only time the third-place car was the benefactor of running there in the closing laps.

Friday Faceoff: How Pivotal Is Winning at Las Vegas?

Nascar Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Plus, which 2024 Cup newcomer will have the best rookie campaign?

Only Yesterday: Is Denny Hamlin Really Better Than Some NASCAR Champions?

2021 Phoenix Cup Championship 4 Media Day Denny Hamlin Martin Truex Jr Chase Elliott Kyle Larson Sean Gardner

(Photo by Sean Gardner/Sean Gardner via NASCAR Media)

Hamlin’s the best without a title. How many with a title is he better than?

Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC Struggles with Lack of Playoff Excitement

Nascar Cup Series

#43: Erik Jones, LEGACY MOTOR CLUB, Allegiant Chevrolet Camaro, #23: Bubba Wallace, 23XI Racing, Columbia Sportswear Company Toyota Camry, #36: Riley Herbst, Front Row Motorsports, Monster Energy Zero Sugar Ford Mustang, #12: Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, Advance Auto Parts Ford Mustang, #4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, GEARWRENCH Ford Mustang

However, NBC also covered Ryan Preece’s wild wreck very well.

Only Yesterday: Austin Dillon Resurrected a Colorful Piece of NASCAR Lore — The Helmet Throw

Austin Dillon Interview After Throwing Helmet At Tyler Reddick

(Frontstretch's Michael Massie)

Austin Dillon’s helmet throw at Pocono reignited the helmet throw, not seen in quite some time in NASCAR.