Race Weekend Central

It’s ‘Worth the Wait’ As Kevin Harvick Scores 1st Victory at Sonoma

2017 Las Vegas Cup Kevin Harvick Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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Kevin Harvick waited until the final seconds, but he can finally take a gulp of Busch beer in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Victory Lane. Taking the lead from Brad Keselowski with 20 laps to go in Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway, the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing driver maintained his fuel load to score his …

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Daily Fantasy Forecast: Toyota-Save Mart 350 Preview

2017 Martinsville Cup Zach Catanzareti Ryan Newman

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Sonoma Raceway for the Toyota Save Mart 350 this Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. Cars hit the track on Friday at 3:00 p.m. for first practice, and then at 2:45 p.m. on Saturday for Coors Light Pole Qualifying. Here are nine drivers to look out for during …

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NASCAR is All in the Family For Clint Bowyer

2017 Dover Cup Zach Catanzareti Clint Bowyer

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Flashback to October of 2012 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, 165 races ago, the last time Clint Bowyer visited Victory Lane in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. He did it by managing his fuel mileage, something he also did earlier in the season at Richmond International Raceway and Sonoma Raceway, where the series heads this …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kyle Larson Scores Second Career Michigan Win

2017 Nascar Monster Energy Cup Series, Michigan

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Who’s in the headline – For only the fourth time this season, a driver led the most laps in a race and went onto Victory Lane. Kyle Larson started on pole, led the most laps and finished the deal to grab his second-career victory at Michigan International Speedway. Martin Truex Jr. looked like he could …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Hot-Starts: FireKeepers Casino 400

2017 Nascar Monster Energy Cup Series, Michigan

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is at Michigan International Speedway this Sunday afternoon for the FireKeepers Casino 400. The DraftKings strategy for intermediate tracks is all about finding dominators for your roster. A dominator is a driver who will run up front, lead laps and generate fast laps for extra bonuses. Alternatively, for the …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Michigan Produce Another Fuel Mileage Finish?

2016 Michigan Ii Cup Kyle Larson Chase Elliott Racing Matthew T Thacker Nkp

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By Michael Finley & Tom Bowles 1. What will Happen to the Wood Brothers Going Forward? If you’re a NASCAR fan, you have to be a fan of Wood Brothers Racing. The oldest team still in operation has won in six different decades in NASCAR competition, amassing 99 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series wins over …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Looking Back On FOX’s Drivers Only Broadcast

2017 Kansas I Cup Ricky Stenhouse Jr Barry Cantrell Nkp

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Greetings, race fans.  Last weekend was a very interesting and tiring time at Pocono Raceway.  As you can imagine, the primary source of discussion in TV land was the drivers-only broadcast of Saturday’s Pocono Green 250. Since this event was such a big deal, I will be focusing solely on that broadcast.  Don’t worry, I …

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Nature’s Bakery & Stewart-Haas Racing Resolve Lawsuit, Announce 4-Race Sponsorship

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Stewart-Haas Racing has dropped its $31 million lawsuit against Nature’s Bakery for unpaid sponsorship, and as a result, the company will appear on the team’s cars in a slightly more limited capacity in 2017. According to a Stewart-Haas Racing press release, the team reached an agreement with Nature’s Bakery that allows the company to be a …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Struggles to Find All-Star Feel

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Last weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup and Camping World Truck Series descended onto Charlotte Motor Speedway for the annual All-Star festivities.  New gimmicks were in play and they did next to nothing to change the action.  More on that a little later. Before we get into the races themselves, I have to talk about …

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Erik Jones Paces Monster Energy Open Practice

2017 Talladega I Nxs Erik Jones Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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Furniture Row Racing certainly knows how to bring fast cars to Charlotte Motor Speedway. It was rookie Erik Jones who took full advantage Friday in the lone practice session before Saturday’s Monster Energy Open. The freshman headlined testing in the last chance race for drivers to transfer into the headlining All-Star Race later Saturday night. Jones …

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FOX Sports Announces Drivers-Only Broadcast at Pocono XFINITY Race

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Your favorite Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers are coming to the broadcast booth. And pit road, for that matter. On Friday (May 19), FOX Sports announced that the broadcast of the XFINITY Series Pocono Green 250 at Pocono Raceway on June 10 will be a special drivers-only broadcast.  That means all aspects of on-air …

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