Race Weekend Central

Clint Bowyer: ‘You Hate to Give Them Up Like That’

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Clint Bowyer looked to be on his way to a third checkered flag of the season on Saturday night (Aug. 18) at Bristol Motor Speedway. That was until a late-race restart sent the No. 14 backward. Bowyer began the event in 16th but rocketed to the front during the first stage, finishing third. The second …

Read more

The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Michigan

#4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Busch Light / Mobil 1 Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series was at Michigan International Speedway this past weekend for the Consumers Energy 400 where, for the most part, the cream rose to the top. Two of the “Big Three” continued to dominate, much like they have done all year. On the other hand, a few other drivers stated their …

Read more

Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Consumers Energy 400

2018 Cup Pocono Zach Catanzareti Kyle Larson

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads back to Michigan International Speedway this weekend for the Consumers Energy 400. In the series’ first stop at the two-mile track, Clint Bowyer found his way to victory lane for the second time this season. The green flag flies Sunday (Aug. 12) at 2:30 p.m. EST on NBCSN. …

Read more

The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Watkins Glen

2018 Watkins Glen Cup Zach Catanzareti Kyle Busch

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series turned right for the second time of the season, as the series visited the Finger Lakes region of New York for the Go Bowling at the Glen at Watkins GLen International. The last wild-card race before the playoffs gave many an opportunity to punch their ticket to the playoffs, …

Read more

Beyond the Cockpit: Clint Bowyer Poised for Championship Run

Clint Bowyer sits in the garage area at Kentucky Speedway in 2018. (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

2018 has been a year of resurgence for Clint Bowyer, as he’s gone back to Victory Lane in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for the first time since 2012. Now, the focus is on the championship for the No. 14 team.  Bowyer, 39, ended a 190-race winless streak in March at Martinsville Speedway, leading …

Read more

The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Pocono Part II

#18: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry M&m's Caramel Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returned to Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains and the three corners of Pocono Raceway for the second time in two months, and for a while, it seemed as though we would see a first-time winner at the Tricky Triangle for the third straight year (Chris Buescher 2016, Ryan Blaney 2017). But …

Read more

Couch Potato Tuesday: NBCSN’s Disorganized NASCAR Loudon Experiment

2018 Cup New Hampshire Zach Catanzareti Martin Truex Jr.

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Rainy weather is the bane of race fans’ existence during the racing season.  For those of you that go to local tracks, it doesn’t really take all that much moisture to end the evening.  At NASCAR races, it means you’re treated to the buzzing of the Air Titan track-drying equipment. Sunday was another one of …

Read more

The Big 6: Questions Answered After The Foxwoods Resort Casino 301

2018 cup new hampshire zach catanzareti chase elliott

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Sure, he didn’t win; in fact, Kurt Busch was lucky to scrounge up eighth after tumbling late in the race following a bizarre green-flag pit sequence where he got caught up with Ryan Blaney. Busch stopped before his pit box, thinking Blaney was done with his service but wound up …

Read more

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 …

Read more

The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Kentucky

2018 Las Vegas I Cup Martin Truex Jr Cole Pearn Nigelkinrade Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series visited Kentucky Speedway Saturday night (July 14). Most of the time when a horse dominates in horse racing, retirement is just around the corner, but that’s nowhere near the case in NASCAR. Martin Truex Jr. straight up dominated another MENCS race and he’s nowhere near stopping. Truex joins Kevin …

Read more

The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Daytona

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

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series raced the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway Saturday night. Wait, did I say race? I meant competed in a demolition derby. It had at one point seemed as if all four of the big four were going to make their way up front, but one by …

Read more

NASCAR 101: Who Has the Most Poles in NASCAR Among Active Drivers?

2018 Las Vegas I Cup Ryan Newman Car John K Harrelson Nkp

(Photo: John Harrelson / NKP)

For the first time in 10 years, Paul Menard is a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pole winner. At Chicagoland Speedway last weekend, the driver of Wood Brothers Racing’s No. 21 parked his Ford at the front of the starting grid after emerging atop the scoring pylon after qualifying. Despite an eventual 13th-place finish (and …

Read more