Race Weekend Central

Monday Morning Pit Box: Alan Gustafson Fuel Only Decision Fuels Key YellaWood 500 Crew Chief Calls

Cliff Daniels and Alan Gustafson chat at Atlanta Motor Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Alan Gustafson’s decision sparked a series of fuel-only stops, one of several crucial calls that altered the outcome of Sunday’s YellaWood 500 NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.

Thinkin’ Out Loud: A Texas NASCAR Race Was Finally Interesting for All the Wrong Reasons

Tyler Reddick leads the pack at Texas Motor Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

#8: Tyler Reddick, Richard Childress Racing, Lenovo/ThinkEdge Chevrolet Camaro, #22: Joey Logano, Team Penske, AAA Insurance Ford Mustang

With a record 36 lead changes, Sunday was the best Texas Motor Speedway race in NASCAR history. In terms of everything else, it was probably the worst.

Thinkin’ Out Loud at Darlington: Chaos Leaves No One Safe In Championship Chase

Chase Elliott races at Darlington in the Southern 500. (Photo: NKP)

#9: Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports, NAPA/Children's Chevrolet Camaro

Multiple NASCAR championship contenders ran into problems as Erik Jones held off Denny Hamlin to win the Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.