Race Weekend Central

Tracking the Trucks: Kyle Busch Scores 49th Career Truck Series Win at Bristol

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In a Nutshell: Kyle Busch scored his third win this season when he emerged victorious in Wednesday night’s UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway. The field waited out a rain delay of more than two-hours before taking the green flag. Matt Crafton finished second, followed by John Hunter Nemechek. Grant Enfinger and Ben Rhodes rounded …

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Darrell Wallace Jr.’s Michigan Truck Win Encumbered

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Darrell Wallace Jr.‘s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win in the LTi Printing 200 at Michigan International Speedway last weekend (Aug. 12) has been ruled encumbered, with crew chief Shane Huffman suspended for the next Truck Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday night (Aug. 16), NASCAR announced Wednesday. According to the penalty report, …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Michigan Brings Adolescence, Middling Coverage From NBCSN

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Races at Michigan International Speedway can be a mixed bag.  They can be runaways at times.  For fans, whether they enjoy that would ultimately depend on who their favorite driver is.  They can be action-packed affairs that pleasure everyone.  Or, they could be a combination of both.  Last weekend, we got a combination. Pure Michigan …

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Pace Laps: Miraculous Michigan, Sam Hornish Jr.’s Big Win & Bubba Wallace’s Return

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Michigan a Welcome Back for Multiple Drivers – Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 may have been a return to Victory Lane for Kyle Larson, but Michigan International Speedway gave several other drivers a warm welcome back to the front after 202 laps. Starting with one on the podium, Erik Jones tied …

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Darrell Wallace Jr. Victorious in Trucks Return at Michigan

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A few weeks ago, Darrell ‘Bubba’ Wallace Jr. was sitting on his couch looking for a ride. Wallace’s XFINITY Series team with Roush-Fenway Racing folded earlier in the season. His substitute role in the No. 43 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series car ended when Aric Almirola returned from his injury. “Everybody goes through trials and tribulations …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Is William Byron Ready For the Cup Series?

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The rumor mill is ringing non-stop. Push notifications won’t stop spamming iPhones and Androids with NASCAR rumors over the past month. With a plethora of changes coming to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series lineup next year, the summer months are heating up, and it’s not because of global warming. As sponsorship continues to rule …

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Did You Notice?: NASCAR Silly Season Turns Toward The Sophisticated Business Of NASCAR Charters

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Did You Notice? …. That Brad Keselowski’s signing narrows down the list of Silly Season question marks? Keselowski’s extension, announced Tuesday, keeps him in the Team Penske No. 2 Ford with sponsorship from Miller Lite. The move came paired with a new contract for crew chief Paul Wolfe as well; the duo will continue their successful …

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5 Points to Ponder: Ch-ch-changes

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The Track Side interviews: First up, this week, a quick word about NBC’s new “trackside” winner interviews conducted on the frontstretch immediately post-burnout. My quick take is they’re excellent, and it’s a tremendous addition to the overall broadcast. Why? Primarily because it’s a chance to see some raw emotion from the winning driver before they’ve …

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The Underdog House: Talented But Opportunity Hard to Come By

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Think Small I’ve written before about the small-team drivers and how they’re often overlooked, to their detriment.  They’re virtually ignored on broadcasts unless they’re doing something wrong, and seem to be considered damaged goods in the free-agent market, though their racing efforts are often hampered more by budgets and equipment than any lack of ability. …

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Entry List: Quaker State 400

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After a weekend of restrictor plate racing on the high banks of Daytona International Speedway, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Kentucky Speedway for Saturday night’s Quaker State 400. The trip to Sparta, Ky. marks the only trip there for the MENCS field this season. There are 40 cars on the preliminary entry list, …

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Entry List: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coke Zero 400

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns to Daytona this weekend for the Coke Zero 400. The entry list for the race has been released and there’s a number of notable changes after the road course event at Sonoma last weekend. A full field of 40 cars will contest the 160-lap, 400-mile race that’ll be broadcast …

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The Underdog House: NASCAR About to Get Silly?

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Think Small Track surfaces aren’t the inly thing heating up as summertime hits full swing.  NASCAR’s Silly Season is coming, and while so far, it’s been confined to rumblings and rumors, there’s potential for things to blow up.  While most of the speculation concerns the bigger teams in the sport, including who will fill the …

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