Race Weekend Central

4 Burning Questions: Who Goes Where in 2019?

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Just how much bigger will silly season be this year? Silly season continued in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, with three drivers confirmed to be leaving their current rides in the past week and a fourth possibly contemplating doing so as well. Matt DiBenedetto announced last weekend that he and Go FAS Racing have …

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Matt DiBenedetto Leaving Go FAS Racing After 2018 Season

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Matt DiBenedetto announced Friday evening that he was leaving Go FAS Racing at the conclusion of the season. DiBenedetto, 27, is in his fourth season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and second with Go Fas Racing. The California driver has four top-10 finishes in his career, his most recent being a seventh at …

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Matt DiBenedetto Staying Positive with Go Fas Racing’s Overachievement

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If you were to ask around in the NASCAR garage who is the most underrated driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, many would point to Matt DiBenedetto, who’s in his second season with an underfunded Go Fas Racing. DiBenedetto, 27, is in the midst of his fourth full-time season in the Cup season …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Chase Elliott Cranks Up the Siren Again

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Who’s in the headline After almost three years of trying, and eight near misses, Chase Elliott has finally scored his maiden win in the Cup series. Elliott won the second stage and the race while Martin Truex Jr. grabbed the win in the first stage. William Byron crossed the finish line in eighth to claim …

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Chase Elliott Earns 1st Cup Victory at Watkins Glen

2018 Watkins Glen Cup Chase Elliott Zach Catanzareti

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Hendrick Motorsports’ Chase Elliott was the beneficiary of a pit road screw-up for Kyle Busch under caution.  That gave Elliott the lead with 34 laps to go. Elliott then ran a hard-charging Martin Truex Jr. out of fuel on the final lap to win Sunday’s (Aug. 5) Go Bowling at the Glen. It is Elliott’s first …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Brendan Gaughan’s Energetic Addition to NBCSN NASCAR Coverage

2018 Cup Pocono Zach Catanzareti William Byron

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Split weekends can cause some problems for NASCAR TV partners as their resources get stretched. NBC was no different. Some people went to Iowa while others went to Pocono, expanding a crew with additions that don’t cover the sport full-time. Regardless, viewers got 600-plus miles of racing over the weekend.  Both of them were quite …

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The Underdog House: A Day At The Not-So-Magic Mile

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Think Small It was a day we thought wasn’t going to happen. The rain was making its debut on Sunday morning in Loudon, New Hampshire, and the odds of July 22 turning into a race day seemed next to impossible. Nevertheless, NASCAR rallied forward to keep the track dry, quickly adapted its schedule and eventually …

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The Underdog House: Small Teams Star in Chaotic Coke Zero Sugar 400

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Think Small Unlike any other race this year, if you weren’t up front Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway, you were on your way to a great night. So, naturally, the Coke Zero Sugar 400 was a race where the underdogs starred. Once many of the fast cars crashed out, most of whom in the …

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Matt DiBenedetto, Hartford Gold Group Partner for Sonoma

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The Hartfold Gold Group and Go FAS Racing are teaming up at Sonoma Raceway. Both announced Wednesday (June 20) that the company will adorn the team’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series No. 32, driven by Matt DiBenedetto, for this weekend’s race. The Hartford Gold Group is a family business based out of California, as is …

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Friday Faceoff: Which Top Driver Might Be Facing A Winless Season?

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1. Once again, weather dominated the headlines this weekend. Do you think there’s anything more that NASCAR can do (tires, start times, scheduling) or is it just a case of “c’est la vie”? John Haverlin: There’s nothing more NASCAR can do. Start times and altering the schedule would be OK, but it takes a lot (television, tracks, …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Race Until the Rain

#4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Jimmy John's #14: Clint Bowyer, Stewart Haas Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Haas 30 Years Of The Vf1 Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Whether or not their competition is ready, the Ford Fusions of Stewart-Haas Racing and Team Penske are still by far the class of the field in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this season. After a two-hour delay for the start of Sunday’s race (June 10) at Michigan International Speedway, the Fords joined all other …

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4 Burning Questions: Will the Kyle Busch Show Continue?

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Can Kyle Busch make it four in a row? Kyle Busch will be going for his fourth straight victory this weekend in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, a lofty achievement that very few even have the honor to race for. But he’ll be facing an uphill battle to do so this weekend. Toyota absolutely …

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