Race Weekend Central

Cup Drivers Dominate 2nd Zippo 200 Practice at the Glen

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Sprint Cup regulars continued their domination of the Xfinity Series on Friday, placing four Cup drivers in the top five in final practice at Watkins Glen. Kyle Larson topped the charts with a fast lap of 123.623 mph. Joey Logano, who paced the first practice, was second with a lap of 122.223 mph. Paul Menard …

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Team Penske Sweeps Opening Zippo 200 Practice at Watkins Glen

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Team Penske swept the opening round of practice for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Zippo 200 on Friday, with Joey Logano besting teammate Brad Keselowski for the top spot. Logano, who is looking to win his first NXS race at the Glen, turned a lap of 122.452 mph. Keselowski, the 2013 winner of this race, ran …

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Daniel Suarez Sets Quick Time for 2015 US Cellular 250 Pole at Iowa

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While Kyle Busch may not be running at Iowa Speedway, one of his Joe Gibbs Racing teammates will lead the field to green. Daniel Suarez put down a 23.606-second lap to take the pole for tonight’s U.S. Cellular 250 presented by New Holland, his second-career NASCAR Xfinity Series pole. Suarez will be joined on the …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Lilly Diabetes 250 at the Brickyard

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The caution flag flew over Kyle Busch leading late in the Xfinity race at Indianapolis again, threatening to derail a dominant performance that saw his No. 54 Toyota take control early and often at the 2.5-mile oval. It is a scenario that has plagued the all-time NXS race winner in three of the four races …

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Rookie Daniel Suarez Tops Final 2015 Lilly Diabetes 250 Practice at Indianapolis

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Daniel Suarez might not have any experience at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but it isn’t slowing him down. Suarez, a rookie for Joe Gibbs Racing, laid down a 176.810-mph lap around the 2.5-mile Speedway, Indiana circuit to top the final NASCAR Xfinity Series practice session for Saturday’s Lilly Diabetes 250. Suarez was joined by JGR teammates …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Lakes Region 200 at New Hampshire

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The sun shined bright on the energy-soaked car driven by Denny Hamlin at Loudon during the Lakes Region 200 on Saturday afternoon. Controversy sparked the Joe Gibbs Racing driver throughout the day, fighting a loose racecar that caused him to spin out ahead of teammate Kyle Busch while battling for the lead 24 laps into …

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Joe Gibbs Racing 1-2-3 in 2015 Lake Regions 200 Qualifying at New Hampshire

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When it comes to Xfinity Series racing, Joe Gibbs Racing’s Sprint Cup regular Kyle Busch is typically the driver to beat. In Xfinity Series qualifying at New Hampshire on Saturday, that changed. Well, not completely. Denny Hamlin, making his eighth start of the season, qualified his No. 20 JGR Toyota on the pole with a …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Kentucky 300

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Brad Keselowski captured his first victory of the 2015 NASCAR Xfinity Series season on Friday at the Kentucky Speedway in the Kentucky 300. Keselowski, who made his fourth start of the 2015 season, led 72 of the 200 laps that made up the race. Kyle Busch had the most dominant car of the evening as …

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Daniel Suarez Wins Pole for the 2015 Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona

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The last time the NASCAR Xfinity Series was at Daytona International Speedway, the No.18 Arris Toyota was sliding out of control in turn 4, triggering a multi-car pileup. Five months later, Daniel Suarez, who has steadily shown improvement in his rookie season, will start on the pole for Saturday night’s running of the Subway Firecracker …

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Eyes on Xfinity: 2015 Midseason Rookie Report Card

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series is set to embark on its final restrictor-plate race of the season this weekend at Daytona International Speedway. With so many unknowns at plate events due to the style of racing, it’s the perfect time to deliver a breakdown of how the rookies have done this season. Though it isn’t officially …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 Up-And-Coming Drivers in Stock Car Racing

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The Sprint Cup Series might have had the weekend off, but the Frontstretch Power Rankings didn’t take a break. This week, we are featuring the top up-and-coming drivers in stock car competition. It’s hard to argue that racing does not have a bright future with the number of drivers emerging from local tracks, earning opportunities …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 WinStar World Casino & Resort 400 at Texas

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In a Nutshell: Matt Crafton scored his third victory in seven races this season with a convincing half-second win over Daniel Suarez in Friday night’s WinStar World Casino & Resort 400. The driver of the No. 88 Menards Toyota held off a late-race side-by-side challenge from Suarez and led a race-high 77 laps en route …

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