Race Weekend Central

Up To Speed: Joe Gibbs Racing Still Winless in 2023

Nascar Cup Series

#11: Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Shingrix Toyota Camry, #9: Josh Berry, Hendrick Motorsports, NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro

It’s interesting to note who is not included in the list of winners so far in 2023 – namely all four drivers from Joe Gibbs Racing.

Friday Faceoff: Should Harrison Burton Be on the Hot Seat?

Nascar Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It’s his sophomore season, and Burton still hasn’t exceled with the Wood Brothers.

4 Burning Questions: COTA Cup Race Ending Was a Catastrophe That Cannot Happen Again

Nascar Cup Series

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

COTA represented a prime opportunity for NASCAR to impress on an international stage – and it absolutely fumbled the opportunity.

Dropping the Hammer: 23XI Racing’s New(est) Era

Nascar Cup Series

#8: Tyler Reddick, Richard Childress Racing, ALSCO Chevrolet Camaro‘, Kurt Busch, 23XI Racing, Monster Energy Toyota Camry

Kurt Busch’s continued involvement with 23XI Racing led to an emotional moment for him in the booth Sunday, as Tyler Reddick won in Busch’s former No. 45.

What Is NASCAR’s Respect Problem, & How Can It Be Fixed?

Nascar Cup Series

#22: Joey Logano, Team Penske, Shell Pennzoil Ford Mustang, #15: Jenson Button, Rick Ware Racing, Mobil 1 Ford Mustang, #45: Tyler Reddick, 23XI Racing, Monster Energy Toyota Camry, #3: Austin Dillon, Richard Childress Racing, Get Bioethanol Chevrolet Camaro, #17: Chris Buescher, RFK Racing, Fifth Third Bank Ford Mustang, #6: Brad Keselowski, RFK Racing, Wyndham Rewards Ford Mustang, #34: Michael McDowell, Front Row Motorsports, Love's Travel Stops Ford Mustang, #10: Aric Almirola, Stewart-Haas Racing, Smithfield Ford Mustang, #43: Erik Jones, LEGACY MOTOR CLUB, Allegiant Chevrolet Camaro, #12: Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, Menards/Knauf Ford Mustang

Michael Finley analyzes the reaction to the finish at COTA and what NASCAR can do about similar chaos going forward.

Stat Sheet: Late Calamity Couldn’t Ruin Tyler Reddick’s Race

Nascar Cup Series

Photo Credit: Nigel Kinrade Photography

With three overtime restarts at COTA, the odds were not in Tyler Reddick’s favor – but he held on to win anyway.

Holding a Pretty Wheel: 15 Years Make a Difference in Road Racing Etiquette

Nascar Cup Series

#5: Kyle Larson, Hendrick Motorsports, HendrickCars.com Chevrolet Camaro, #23: Bubba Wallace, 23XI Racing, MoneyLion Toyota Camry, #43: Erik Jones, LEGACY MOTOR CLUB, Allegiant Chevrolet Camaro, #1: Ross Chastain, Trackhouse Racing, Worldwide Express Chevrolet Camaro

Fairly respectable racing for the majority of road course events has turned into a complete circus in late-race scenarios.