Race Weekend Central

Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: International Road Course Racing

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While the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series was off for the final time in the 2019 season, the Xfinity Series and Gander Outdoors Truck Series were both in action, and road course racing had an international flair as the NXS was at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis., while the Trucks were in Canada at …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Too Many Laps Run Under Caution at Eldora

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The seventh annual Eldora Dirt Derby should be memorable due to its victor: Stewart Friesen broke through and won his first NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race. In seven Truck Series races at Eldora Speedway, there has not been a driver who has won multiple times. All of this furthers the case that the Eldora Dirt …

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Chase Briscoe Wants More NASCAR at Eldora, the Track that Saved his Career

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Chase Briscoe is one of the rising stars of the NASCAR Xfinity Series and Ford’s only developmental driver. The Indiana native with a dirt-racing background appeared on everyone’s radar when he seemingly came out of nowhere to win the ARCA Menards Series championship in 2016. He had a successful Gander Outdoors Truck Series rookie campaign …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: It’s Clobberin’ Time

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The theme of this weekend’s NASCAR action was “payback.” It started with the Gander Outdoors Truck Series on Thursday night (August 1) in the Eldora Dirt Derby, as Tyler Dippel got into Ben Rhodes after the checkered flag in return for being shoved into the wall in the final laps. Then in the Xfinity Series …

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Austin Cindric Outduels AJ Allmendinger to Win Watkins Glen

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In what was a back-and-forth affair in the final two laps, Austin Cindric beat AJ Allmendinger to win his first career NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Watkins Glen International on Saturday afternoon (Aug. 3). Cindric and Allmendinger battled vigorously, exchanging the lead multiple times in the final laps via bump and runs, with Cindric gaining …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: A Trip to Eldora Speedway Never Disappoints

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Ever since NASCAR added Eldora Speedway to the Gander Outdoors Truck Series schedule in 2013, teams have circled this event on their calendars for a variety of different reasons, ranging from fear of the unknown to excitement. What was once a wild-card race – and to an extent still is – has become one that …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Alex Bowman Discusses 2019 Season, Previews Playoffs, Dogs

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss an interesting weekend of racing at Pocono Raceway, which saw Denny Hamlin record his third victory of the season. What’s led to the recent hot streak of the No. 11 team? With three consecutive top-three finishes, is Erik Jones fighting for his ride? Did the …

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Chase Briscoe, Stewart Friesen Lead Eldora Dirt Derby Practices

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Chase Briscoe and Stewart Friesen led Wednesday night’s practices for the Gander Outdoors Truck Series’ Eldora Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway in the only NASCAR national series event on dirt. Briscoe, driving the No. 27 Ford F-150 for ThorSport Racing in a one-off effort, shot to the top of the leaderboard in the first session …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: A Tale of 2 Tracks

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The Gander Outdoors Truck Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series took on the Tricky Triangle, all 2.5 flat miles of Pocono Raceway, while the Xfinity Series returned just east of Des Moines at the 7/8-mile Iowa Speedway. Ross Chastain won easily Saturday afternoon, and not even an overtime finish on Sunday could enliven the …

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Pace Laps: Denny Hamlin, Ross Chastain Pick Up Pocono Wins

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Denny Hamlin Wins Strategy Filled Race Pocono Raceway is known for a variety of different strategies. That’s exactly what we saw in Sunday’s Gander RV 400, with Denny Hamlin stretching the fuel tank to earn his third victory of 2019. Hamlin didn’t have the best car but was a definite …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Now For Something Completely Different at Iowa

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Christopher Bell was doing it again on Saturday afternoon in the U.S. Cellular 250. Winner of the previous two NASCAR Xfinity Series events at Iowa Speedway, Bell led more than 230 laps, made no mistakes and generally looked unbeatable when he was out in front in clean air. His chief rival this season, Cole Custer, …

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Chase Briscoe Edges Out Christopher Bell to Win at Iowa

2019 Iowa Nxs Chase Briscoe Victory Lane Nigel Kinrade Photography

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Chase Briscoe tracked down Christopher Bell after a penalty and took home the NASCAR Xfinity Series victory at Iowa Speedway on Saturday, July 27. Briscoe drove over a hose during his pit stop, relegating him to the tail end of the field, but fought back and battled with Bell in the final 10 laps to …

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