Race Weekend Central

2-Headed Monster: Will Anyone Else Win Their Way Into the Playoffs?

2018 Atlanta Zach Catanzareti Cup Alex Bowman Aj Allmendinger

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

There are only five races left in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular season, and we have seen only seven winners so far. With nine playoff spots still up for grabs, anyone in the top 30 in points who notches a win in the next five races will automatically earn a spot in the …

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The Underdog House: Strong Pocono Performances All Weekend

2018 Cup Pocono Zach Catanzareti Michael Mcdowell

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Think Small The two-day weekend got interesting fast for anyone who fielded a car for Sunday’s (July 29) Gander Outdoors 400 at Pocono Raceway. Once qualifying ended for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series the starting grid nearly flipped by thirds. Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch were bumped from the front row after failing post-qualifying …

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Entry List: Zippo 200

2016 Nxs Joey Logano Watkins Glen 2016 Photo Nascar Via Getty Images

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

The NASCAR XFINITY Series heads to Watkins Glen International on Saturday, Aug. 4 after a thrilling race at Iowa Speedway this past weekend.  Saturday will mark the first road course race of the season for the series, kicking off a month’s worth of left and right-turn tracks. 43 cars are entered in this week’s event …

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AJ Allmendinger to Drive in XFINITY Series for GMS Racing at Watkins Glen

2017 Kansas Ii Cup Aj Allmendinger Matthew T Thacker Nkp

(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker / NKP)

Road course ace AJ Allmendinger will be back in the piloting the No. 23 XFINITY Series ride next Saturday (Aug. 4) for GMS Racing at Watkins Glen International. Allmendinger last competed in the XFINITY Series in 2013, sweeping a pair of road course races for Team Penske. His lone Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: New Hampshire Edition

#88: Alex Bowman, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Axalta Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Rain delayed the start of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway by about three hours, but for the third time this season, a full race was able to be squeezed in while watching the approaching weather. The only thing that might be able to derail Stewart-Haas …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: The Magic Mile Puts on a Show as Kevin Harvick Scores 6th Win

#4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Busch Beer Celebrates After Winning Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Who’s in the headline Momma, there is that man again. For the sixth time this season, Kevin Harvick made the right moves down the stretch to garner him the track position that he needed. He capitalized on that good fortune to make a late race bump and run to move from deep in the field …

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Meyer Shank Racing Commits No. 86 Acura to Full Season

2018 Watkins Glen Ctsc Katherine Legge Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Thursday (July 12), Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian officially announced that the team’s second car, the No. 86 Acura NSX GT3, will compete in the remaining five races on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship calendar.  Originally, the team was only scheduled to compete in the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup races (Daytona, Sebring, …

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

#34: Michael Mcdowell, Front Row Motorsports, Ford Fusion K Love Radio Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

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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Did You Notice?: 10 NASCAR Winners in 10 Races? It’s Possible

2018 Daytona Cup Bruce Nuttleman Jimmie Johnson

(Photo: Bruce Nuttleman)

Did You Notice? … The fab foursome of Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Clint Bowyer were at it again? Sonoma saw them 1-2-3-4 for most of the race; they would have finished that way if not for late-race pit stops designed to try and win. In the end, they’ve won 14 of 16 …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Sonoma

Sonoma 2018, Truex Jr. Victory Lane

(Photo: Danny Peters)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series made the trek to Wine Country this weekend. The final trip to California of the 2018 season featured the usual suspects showing their strong hand again, this time on the first of three road course stops of the season. A late race pit call by crew chief Cole Pearn …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Right Turns Ahead, All Else as Usual

2018 Las Vegas I Cup Aric Almirola John K Harrelson Nkp

(Photo: John K. Harrelson / NKP)

Road-course racing is a lot like baseball. Things happen, eventually, but those moments of excitement are few and far between. At Sonoma Raceway this weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers took on the first of three road courses this season, and to the surprise of basically no one, Martin Truex Jr. led the …

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The Underdog House: Clean-And-Green Bites Hard at Small Teams

#51: Chris Cook, Rick Ware Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Shockwave Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Think Small Sonoma Raceway offered a few new twists to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this weekend. And for the underdogs, it was the first of only three times all year where their road course pros can especially come in handy. From Chris Cook, Tomy Drissi and Justin Marks, the smallest of the small …

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