Race Weekend Central

Who’s Hot & Who’s Not In NASCAR: Live Edition

2017 Charlotte All Star Cup Kyle Busch Checkered Flag Nkp

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After having endured two rain outs and going back to Pocono Raceway for Monday races last year, it was a perfect weather day at the Northeast Pennsylvania track on Sunday. So, yes, it was in one sense a perfect day to be there, but in another sense, maybe not so much considering the lack of …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 22 Down, One to Go as Kyle Busch Knocks Pocono Off of Winless List

2017 Cup Pocono Zach Catanzareti Kyle Busch

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Who’s in the headline – There are 23 racetracks on the Cup schedule. After Kyle Busch’s win at Pocono Raceway this weekend, he has a points-paying victory at every track on the current schedule except for Charlotte Motor Speedway. It had been 36 races since Busch won a Cup race but the much-maligned slump is finally …

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Up to Speed: Pointing Toward the NASCAR Playoffs

2017 Cup Pocono Zach Catanzareti Joey Logano

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The second half of July has shaken up the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff field.  Going into New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the 16-driver grid consisted of 10 postseason-eligible winners.  That left six spots open for drivers to get in on points. Two of those racers, Chase Elliott and Jamie McMurray, stood 89 and 74 points …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After The Overton’s 400

2017 Cup Pocono Zach Catanzareti Clint Bowyer

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Who… Gets the shout-out of the race? Kyle Busch may have won the battle Sunday, earning his first victory of the year in Sunday’s Overton’s 400. But Clint Bowyer put himself in position to win the war. Just one week after a devastating wreck at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, dropping himself out of playoff position, Bowyer and his No. …

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NASCAR 101: 10 Longest Winless Streaks Among Full-Time Cup Drivers

2017 Dover Cup Zach Catanzareti Paul Menard

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Few things are more gratifying than breaking a negative streak. Bear that in mind if you wondered why Kasey Kahne‘s victory in the Brickyard 400 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series last weekend found the driver and his team so elated in Victory Lane. Sure, it’s Indianapolis Motor Speedway, so a victory at the …

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Clint Bowyer Honors Mark Martin With Throwback Design For Darlington

2017 Kansas I Cup Clint Bowyer Barry Cantrell Nkp

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Clint Bowyer had a special guest with him at the NASCAR Hall of Fame Tuesday morning. Mark Martin, a Hall of Famer himself was on hand to help Bowyer reveal his throwback scheme for September’s Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. Bowyer will take to the track in a Carolina Ford Dealers paint scheme. The design, pasted …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not In NASCAR: Darkness On The Edge Edition

2017 Fontana Cup Kasey Kahne Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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NASCAR had rain, sunshine and wild racing while flirting with the darkness at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday. It also had wrecks, a lot of wrecks. Which brings the question of if there are a lot of wrecks, does that make it good racing? That’s sure to be a hot topic this week. HOT I had …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kasey Kahne Uses Beneficial Pit Call and Strong Restart to Capture Brickyard Victory

2017 Indianapolis Cup Kasey Kahne Team Kissing Bricks Russell Labounty Nkp

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Who’s in the headline – Kasey Kahne has been rumored to be out of his ride for two or three years. While the talk seems to be more intense of late, Kahne and his No. 5 team have kept their nose to the grindstone. A fortunate pit call on lap 148 in the Brickyard 400 …

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Clint Bowyer: ‘All Hell Broke Loose’

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Brickyard 400 Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, In Usa Sunday 23 July 2017 Clint Bowyer, Stewart Haas Racing, Mobil 1/rush Truck Centers Ford Fusion World Copyright: Rusty Jarrett Nkp

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There were plenty of hits in Sunday’s Brickyard 400, but perhaps Clint Bowyer had the hardest. Spinning into the inside frontstretch wall with 10 laps to go, Bowyer was near inches away from impacting the pit road wall, instead bouncing back into traffic and getting smashed by non other than his Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Kurt …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Forecast Powered By DraftKings: Brickyard 400 Preview

2016 Indianapolis Cup Kyle Busch Bricks Logan Whitton Nkp

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400 this Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Your latest daily fantasy NASCAR showdown sees cars hit the track on Saturday at 9 a.m. for first practice, and then at 6:15 p.m. for Coors Light Pole Qualifying. Here are …

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The Frontstretch 5: Drivers Who Need a Win to Make the Playoffs & Can Actually Get One

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Monster Energy Nascar All Star Race Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, Nc Usa Friday 19 May 2017 Ryan Blaney, Wood Brothers Racing, Motorcraft/quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford Fusion And Clint Bowyer, Stewart Haas Racing, Haas Automation Ford Fusion World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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There are just seven races left for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers to earn a spot in the season playoffs, and with 11 in on race wins, the competition for the five remaining spots is hot and heavy. A few drivers—Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott and Jamie McMurray—look like they’ll make it in on …

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