Race Weekend Central

Benny Gordon Lands Daytona XFINITY Ride

2015 Daytona Xfinity Benny Gordon Headshot Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Benny Gordon will compete in the season-opening PowerShares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Gordon, an auto racing veteran with 23 starts in the series since 2009, will drive the No. 14 for TriStar Motorsports in the race, held this Saturday, Feb. 20. The No. 14 was driven mostly by …

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Benny Gordon Pilots the Public Launch of the Performance Energy Group Race Team

Benny Gordon Daytona International Speedway

(Photo: Performance Energy Group)

Last weekend saw the public launch of Performance Energy Group (PEG), a new race team that plans to compete part-time in the Xfinity Series. This small operation determined to succeed using an old-school method, and it isn’t the first time in recent years that this method has been tried in NASCAR. Back in 2013, Swan Racing was …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona

2015 Daytona Ii Nxs Austin Dillon Victory Lane Cia

Photo Credit: CIA Stock Photography

After a somewhat shaky start to the evening due to rains delaying the start to nearly 9 p.m. and a couple of early incidents slowing the pace, the Subway Firecracker 250 settled into a very nice rhythm Saturday night. Brian Scott led early and often from the outside pole. While polesitter Daniel Suarez did lead …

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2009 Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond

All day at Richmond (Sept. 11), through coverage of practice and qualifying, the hype was all over Kevin Harvick‘s No. 33 car and how he finally had the horses to run with Kyle Busch. There was also plenty of press regarding the charity competition within Joe Gibbs Racing between Busch and Denny Hamlin. Meanwhile, Carl …

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2009 US Cellular 250 at Iowa

If there is one thing that has kept Brad Keselowski from challenging Kyle Busch for the Nationwide title in 2009, it has been an inability to keep up on the short run. The No. 88 car has been among the fastest after a few laps… but that’s all it’s been taking for the No. 18 …

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Mirror Driving: Final Thoughts on the New Bristol & Digesting the New Top 35

It’s clear 18 months after repaving this isn’t the same old Bristol. That’s led to mixed reviews from fans – but is the new Bristol a classic or a total flop?