Race Weekend Central

5 Points to Ponder: Should Stewart-Haas Racing Hit the Panic Button?

Kevin Harvick looks under the hood of his Stewart-Haas Racing Ford. Photo: NKP

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1. Did Kansas mean more than ‘Dega for 23X1? You never forget the one that was first, and that’s usually true in racing. Kurt Busch‘s victory Sunday at Kansas wasn’t the first win for 23X1 Racing; that came last October in Talladega with Bubba Wallace‘s win. As sweet as that was, especially for Wallace, you …

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Up to Speed: The Clock is Ticking for NASCAR Playoff Hopefuls

Kevin Harvick at Phoenix Raceway prior to the Ruoff Mortgage 500k, 3/13/2022 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

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Halfway through the regular season of the NASCAR Cup Series, parity continues to reign supreme. Kurt Busch’s victory at Kansas Speedway on Sunday made him the 11th different winner so far in 2022.

Holding a Pretty Wheel: A Little NASCAR Magic in An Unexpected Place

2021 Charlotte Cup Next Gen Test November Rfk Racing Brad Keselowski Car Nkp

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Racing is many things but good racing isn’t predictable. Most NASCAR races this year are anything but, the best we could hope for in the sport’s Next Gen era.

NASCAR 101: The 5 Best — & 5 Worst — 2022 Throwback Schemes

Jeffrey Earnhardt Brandon Gdovic racing 2021 Darlington NASCAR Xfinity, NKP

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Let’s check out which NASCAR throwback schemes for Darlington rank among the best and worst for the weekend.

5 Points to Ponder: There’s a Monster on the Track, & Its Name Is Hendrick Motorsports

Chase Elliott of Hendrick Motorsports celebrates his win at Dover Motor Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

#9: Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports, NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro celebrates winning the DuraMAX Drydene 400.

NASCAR’s most popular driver and 2020 series champion Chase Elliott scored his first win of the 2022 season for Hendrick Motorsports at Dover Motor Speedway.