Race Weekend Central

Entry List: Regan Smith Returns for JR Motorsports in Kansas Lottery 300

Cup 2016 Charlotte Regan Smith Zach Catanzareti

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The NASCAR XFINITY Series heads to Kansas Speedway this weekend for the first race of the Round of 8 in the Chase for the Championship. As of Tuesday, there are 40 cars entered, meaning all will make the race, barring any entry list updates. Cole Custer will compete in the No. 5 car for JR …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Looking Back at the 2016 Rookie Class… So Far Part I

2016 Chicago Cwts William Byrn Christopher Bell Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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The 2016 rookie class has been all but overshadowed by William Byron’s success so far this season. In fact, it’s almost hard to call him a rookie, given how well he’s run, until he makes a rookie mistake, something that’s few and far between. But with that said, there are six other drivers reaching for …

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NASCAR Mailbox: The Next Breed of XFINITY Series Racers Is Coming

2016 Charlotte Cwts Daniel Hemrick William Byron Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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As the 2016 NASCAR season comes to a close, the driver line-ups for each of the top three divisions are falling into place. For the XFINITY Series, 2017 will feature plenty of changes, including a handful of rookies advancing from the Camping World Truck Series. Among the new names in the will be Cole Custer …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: The Round of 16 Can Hurt Race Broadcasts

2016 Chicago Cwts John Hunter Nemechek Matt Crafton Racing Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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Last weekend in NASCAR was fairly interesting out on New Hampshire Motor Speedway.  For the most part, the Room of Doom didn’t play that much of a role (unless your name was John Hunter Nemechek). The Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck series were both in action at New Hampshire, and we saw two different …

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Cole Custer to Race for SHR in 2017 XFINITY Series

2016 Atlanta Cwts Cole Custer Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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On Friday morning, Stewart-Haas Racing announced that Cole Custer, currently racing in the Camping World Truck Series for JR Motorsports, will move up to the XFINITY Series full-time in 2017.  Custer will drive the No. 00 Ford Mustang for Stewart-Haas Racing.  Sponsorship will continue to be provided by Haas Automation. Custer is very pleased to …

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2-Headed Monster: Should John Hunter Nemechek Have Moved Cole Custer?

2016 Camping World Truck Mosport

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Nobody ever said that Canadian Tire Motorsport Park doesn’t disappoint. Four years, four crazy finishes, three last-corner passes for the win. And last weekend’s finish between Cole Custer and John Hunter Nemechek was perhaps the craziest of them all. Custer, leading on the last lap and needing a win to qualify for the inaugural Camping …

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5 Points To Ponder: Was Cole Custer, John Hunter Nemechek Aggression Too Much?

2016 Atlanta Cwts Cole Custer Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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ONE: A Look At Those Locked In With Darlington in the books, the Chase field for the Sprint Cup Series has gotten substantially clearer. Of the 16 Chase spots, 12 have been tentatively filled by race winners who have clinched finishing the regular season in the top 30. These 12 drivers include, by order of …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC NASCAR Throwback Weekend Brings Smiles, Questions

3 4 September, 2016, Darlington, South Carolina Usa Chase Elliott And Kyle Busch, Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry © 2016, Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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Labor Day weekend is always an interesting one in the world of motorsports.  Darlington has re-claimed the weekend for Sprint Cup and the XFINITY Series, making it stand out in the process.  The trucks spent the weekend in Canada at a venue known for good action and questionable finishes.  It did not disappoint in either aspect. …

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Tracking the Trucks: John Hunter Nemechek Wrecks Cole Custer for a Win in Canada

2016 Camping World Truck Mosport

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

In a Nutshell: Cole Custer entered the final corner of Canadian Tire Motorsport Park with the lead. His No. 00 truck set the pace throughout the day up north, leading the first 30 laps of the Chevrolet Silverado 250. But Custer’s truck wouldn’t make it across the finish line first. Instead, it was John Hunter Nemechek, …

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Tracking the Trucks: Brett Moffitt Scores First Career Victory at Michigan

2016 Ncwts Brett Moffitt Woohoo Michigan Photo John Harrelson Nkp

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In a Nutshell: Just 10 days removed from finishing runner-up to Ben Kennedy at Bristol Motor Speedway, Brett Moffitt emerged victorious Saturday afternoon at Michigan International Speedway. Moffitt waited out a two-hour rain delay and made a last lap pass to score his first career win by just 0.098 seconds ahead of teammate Timothy Peters, …

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Cole Custer Out of the Chase Grid, but Uninjured After Late Michigan Crash

2016 Ncwts Cole Custer John Hunter Nemechek Michigan Speedway Photo John Harrelson Nkp

(Photo: John Harrelson / NKP)

Cole Custer‘s late gamble for a win and a Chase berth fell apart in a big way after a heavy crash late in Saturday’s Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan International Speedway. Shortly after leading the field to green on a lap-85 restart, Custer was being pushed by eventual winner Brett Moffitt when Moffitt – seeing …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Pocono See Another Stewart-Haas Winner?

2016 Daytona Ii Cup Kevin Harvick Logan Whitton Nkp

Is Pocono Raceway the Site of Stewart-Haas Racing’s Next Win? Pocono Raceway has been a solid home for Stewart-Haas Racing success. Kurt Busch is the most recent track winner, while Kevin Harvick and Danica Patrick have shown their respective speed at the sport’s triangle circuit. As for team co-owner Tony Stewart, he called the June Pocono race …

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