Race Weekend Central

2-Headed Monster: Should Ryan Blaney Stay or Should He Go?

2017 Kansas I Cup Ryan Blaney Barry Cantrell Nkp

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Ryan Blaney and Wood Brothers Racing have had a great thing going this season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The Wood Brothers have an alliance with Team Penske, but are a one-car operation that hasn’t won a race since Trevor Bayne’s triumphant 2011 Daytona 500 upset. Should Blaney remain with Wood Brothers Racing long-term, …

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The Frontstretch 5: Next Drivers to Find Victory Lane

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Chase Elliott It’s actually a bit surprising that Elliott hasn’t gotten a win yet.  He’s come close quite a few times, leading multiple laps at Phoenix and Martinsville as well as in the Daytona 500. May was difficult for the 21-year-old second-generation driver, with a best finish of 24th, but June kicked off with a …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not In NASCAR: Crossing The Overtime Line Edition

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The NASCAR Cup race at Dover seemed to go pretty smoothly for most of the day, then everything turned into a mess at the end, including a really big mess in the race to the finish line, where some made it and some didn’t. The key here is getting the end game right and while …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Jimmie Johnson Pulls Another Rabbit Out of His Hat With Dover Victory

2017 Dover I Cup Jimmie Johnson Team Selfie Trophy Logan Whitton Nkp

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Who’s in the headline – There are horses for courses and some courses for horses. When it comes to Dover International Speedway and Jimmie Johnson, they are the perfect match. Johnson swept both Dover races in his rookie season, and after winning the race on Sunday, he now has 11 career wins at the track. …

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He Didn’t Blink: Kyle Larson Tames Monster Mile with XFINITY Win

Nascar Xfinity Series One Main Financial 200 Dover International Speedway, Dover, De Usa Saturday 3 June 2017 Kyle Larson, Parkerstore Chevrolet Camaro Celebrates In Victory Lane World Copyright: Logan Whitton Nkp

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Though Miles the Monster was a tough one in Saturday’s OneMain Financial 200 (with 10 cautions to boot, the most in 10 years) Kyle Larson did not blink. The Cup regular drove away from Daniel Suarez and Ryan Blaney to earn his eighth career XFINITY Series win and third of 2017. Starting from the pole, Larson went on …

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The Kyle Show Continues: Kyle Larson Wins XFINITY Pole at Dover

Nascar Xfinity Series One Main Financial 200 Dover International Speedway, Dover, De Usa Friday 2 June 2017 Kyle Larson, Parkerstore Chevrolet Camaro World Copyright: © 2017 Logan Whitton Nkp

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Kyle Larson has won the pole for the XFINITY Series OneMain Financial 200 at Dover International Speedway. The Cup Series veteran will start up front after posting a lap time of 23.604 seconds (152.517 mph) to beat all comers. It’s been a NASCAR weekend dominated by both Kyle Busch and Larson. They’ve combined to win both series poles …

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Ryan Blaney Leads the Charge in Final XFINITY Series Practice

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Ryan Blaney, last weekends winner in the XFINITY Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway topped final practice at Dover International Speedway. With a lap of 152.517 mph, the No. 22 car was more than two mph slower than the hot lap turned by Kyle Larson in the opening practice. Larson ran the second quickest lap in final practice …

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Pace Laps: Austin Dillon Steals Victory, Takuma Sato Gets Redemption at Indy

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Austin Dillon Stretches Fuel, Picks up First-Career Victory – The No. 3 car is back in Victory Lane, as Austin Dillon went the final 70 laps of the 600-mile race on a single tank of fuel. What went from another Martin Truex Jr. invitational, dominating, yet, again another Coca-Cola 600, Dillon and …

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Holding A Pretty Wheel: Ryan Blaney’s Patience Put to Another Test At Charlotte

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Ryan Blaney spent Sunday evening behind the wheel of an iconic race car, trying to find Victory Lane in the No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing machine. Entering Charlotte with a fourth-place finish at Kansas Speedway and a win in the second stage of the Monster Energy Open, Blaney had started to turn around from three …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Ryan Blaney Comes from the Back to Win Charlotte

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Starting from the rear for fixing the right side of the No. 12 car prior to the initial green flag, Ryan Blaney raced his way up to fourth in the opening stage at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Coming out of the pits second, the North Carolina native took the lead from Kevin Harvick on the start …

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Clean Air Dominates Charlotte XFINITY Race

Late Race Restart Charlotte Xfinity 2017 Kevin Harvick And Austin Dillon

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The advantage of clean air in NASCAR was on full display Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The entire 200-lap XFINITY Series race, the HiSense 4K TV 300, was an exercise in passing on restarts or playing follow-the-leader. Whenever the field was bunched up after cautions, just the first two laps after the drop of the …

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Ryan Blaney Wins Hisense 4K TV 300 In Convincing Fashion

Ryan Blaney Takes Checkered Flag First At Charlotte For Xfinity In 2017 Mike Neff

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Ryan Blaney may have fired off a warning shot.  Not long after posting the second-fastest lap in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final practice, Blaney won the NASCAR XFINITY Series Hisense 4K TV 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday in convincing fashion, leading 107 of 200 laps in a caution-filled event to outduel Kevin Harvick …

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