Race Weekend Central

The Underdog House: NASCAR’s Vicious Cycle

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Think Small It’s hard for small teams to get noticed.  This is something that’s been discussed over and over  and continues to create a vicious cycle for these teams: Lack of money leads to lack of performance, and lack of performance makes sponsors shy away, leading to a lack of money…you see the problem here? …

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Ryan Sieg to Make Second MENCS Start at Michigan for BK Racing

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Ryan Sieg will be making his second career start in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Michigan International Speedway after his first one at Dover International Speedway two weeks ago, this time taking the wheel of the No. 23 Toyota. Sieg has two top fives in his first four seasons of full-time NASCAR XFINITY …

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NASCAR 101: Cup Debuts Off to a Good (OK, Better) Start in 2017

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There are two drivers making their Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debuts this weekend! No, listen. This is kind of cool. When the green flag falls at Dover International Speedway this Sunday in the Cup Series, Ross Chastain and Ryan Sieg will be part of the starting lineup for the first time in their racing …

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AAA 400 Drive For Autism Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Entry List

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After two weeks at home in Charlotte, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to the Dover International Speedway for this weekend’s AAA 400 Drive For Autism. Last year, Matt Kenseth scored the win at Dover and with the way the 2017 season has gone for Joe Gibbs Racing, it would be a welcome relief …

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Pace Laps: Sieg Looking for Chase Spot, Moffitt’s Big Win and Pagenaud’s Title Hopes

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Sprint Cup Series: Youth Makes A Comeback – Much of the NASCAR season has been focused on when there will be a “changing of the guard.” 45-year-old Tony Stewart is retiring, 45-year-old Jeff Gordon has already done so but is filling in for fellow 40-something Dale Earnhardt, Jr. during his concussion recovery. That trio accounts for millions …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Ryan Sieg, Jeremy Clements, B.J. McLeod Hearken to Era of Independents

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“Names are made here.”  That is the tagline NASCAR has used when marketing the XFINITY Series for the past few years.  It is true that the XFINITY Series is the home (or former home) of some of NASCAR’s rising talents.  Most fans view the second-tier division through that lens.  They follow NXS racing to watch …

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Pace Laps: Is Brad Keselowski NASCAR’s Best at Plate Racing?

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Sprint Cup: Brad Keselowski, The New Restrictor Plate King? – Every time the Sprint Cup Series goes restrictor plate racing at Talladega, or so it seems, Team Penske’s Brad Keselowski runs up front and contends for victory. Now, the 2012 series champ has added the other plate track to his resume, picking up a first win at the World Center …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Jeff Gordon Gets Blasted

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Much like almost any of you reading this column, I despise rainouts.  So many people had the DV-R on Monday and they experienced an added disappointment; the race was nearly three and a half hours long, going far longer than the regularly scheduled recording.  Whomever at FOX Sports thought the race would finish within a …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Kyle Larson Wins, Weather Cuts Inaugural Pocono Green 250 Short

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It has been approximately seven months since Kyle Larson pulled into Victory Lane in any of NASCAR’s premier divisions. However, that all changed Saturday for the inaugural XFINITY Series contest at Pocono Raceway. The forecast predicted that after Friday’s half-day full of rain, Saturday would have a blue, sunny sky with a slight chance of …

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Kyle Larson Takes Rain-Shortened XFINITY Win in Pocono

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[Photo: Zach Catanzareti]

Kyle Larson was in the best seat possible once the rain returned during Saturday’s Pocono Green 250 at Pocono Raceway. Leading the race at the time of the red flag, it was Larson who grabbed his fourth career XFINITY Series win and first of 2016 after Mother Nature drew a permanent halt to the proceedings …

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Punches Thrown Between Ryan Reed, Ryan Sieg After Pocono Crash

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Intensity hit an all-time high during the Pocono Green 250 at Pocono Raceway after a post-race confrontation involved Ryan Sieg, Ryan Reed and members of their XFINITY Series crews. Punches were thrown before the mess was broken up, emotions boiling over after an in-race incident between both drivers. It all started with contact between Sieg …

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