Race Weekend Central

Pace Laps: Kyle Larson Steals Victory in Bizarre Richmond Ending & RPM’s Uncertain Future

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Screwed by the Pooch? Spending some time in the land of if’s for a moment here, Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 could’ve ended a whole lot differently. Some misfortune for others changed the game in a race that was ultimately won by Kyle Larson. Let’s start with one of the …

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Elliott Sadler Clinches 2017 XFINITY Series Regular Season Championship

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The oldest driver in the NASCAR XFINITY Series playoffs this season also ended up becoming the first ever regular season champion. 42-year-old Elliott Sadler clinched the championship with a solid fifth in the second to last regular season race at Richmond, securing 15 playoff points that will carry over until the season finale at Homestead. …

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Brad Keselowski Outduels Kyle Busch for Richmond XFINITY Win

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Kyle Busch could get away, but like a boomerang, he always came back to Brad Keselowski. Though he led 182 of 250 laps, Busch finished runner-up as it was Keselowski who triumphed in Friday night’s Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond Raceway. The No. 22 proved to be in order with long-run speed, scoring the …

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Elliott Sadler Wins XFINITY Pole at Indianapolis

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A race win may have been taken away in 2012 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but Elliott Sadler is in perfect position to get it back in 2017. Turning a lap of 54.452 seconds (165.283 mph), Sadler bested Erik Jones to win the pole for Saturday’s Lilly Diabetes 250 from Indianapolis. The result is the 17th …

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XFINITY Drivers Enjoying Effect of Aero Ducts at Indianapolis

Nascar Xfinity Series Lilly Diabetes 250 Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, In Usa Friday 21 July 2017 Elliott Sadler, Onemain Financial Chevrolet Camaro World Copyright: Russell Labounty Nkp

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If you ask Elliott Sadler, the biggest change in the new aero package for the XFINITY Series this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the aero ducts, not the restrictor plates as expected. The ducts, which are located on each side of the front nose of the car, have bogged down the leading cars, giving …

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Elliott Sadler Leads Opening XFINITY Indianapolis Practice

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In what was a test session for the full XFINITY Series field Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Elliott Sadler posted the top time in the opening practice of the weekend. Circling the famed 2.5-mile oval in 54.080 seconds (166.420 mph), he led JR Motorsports teammate Justin Allgaier by 0.068 seconds. The true highlight of the …

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Kyle Busch Wins the Pole for the Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway

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Reigning Kentucky Speedway winner and all-time NASCAR XFINITY Series wins leader Kyle Busch will lead the field to green for the Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway Friday evening. The 2009 XFINITY Series champion captured his fourth pole in five races this year, edging out Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Erik Jones with a time of 29.681 …

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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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Eyes on XFINITY: Elliott Sadler Embracing Mentor Role at JR Motorsports

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In the late 1990s, early 2000s, a young, brash babyface driver named Elliott Sadler was making his way up the rankings of the NASCAR national touring division, with the goal, reaching the top and winning championships. Along the way, Sadler would often go to veteran drivers of the sport seeking advice. The likes of Mark Martin, …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Michigan Brings Debris Issues to the Forefront

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Welcome back, race fans.  This past race weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup and XFINITY Series were in action at Michigan International Speedway.  Fans saw what amounted to two completely different races.  One had an exciting finish and was quite competitive.  The other was one of the least competitive races at Michigan in a number …

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The Underdog House: NASCAR’s Vicious Cycle

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Think Small It’s hard for small teams to get noticed.  This is something that’s been discussed over and over  and continues to create a vicious cycle for these teams: Lack of money leads to lack of performance, and lack of performance makes sponsors shy away, leading to a lack of money…you see the problem here? …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Denny Hamlin Wins Photo Finish Thriller Over William Byron

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In a race where strategy was key at Michigan International Speedway, it came down to the final corner of the last lap between one of NASCAR’s most experienced drivers, Denny Hamlin, and its young superstar-in-waiting, William Byron. Their XFINITY Series battle came down to a photo finish. Hamlin was dominating Stage 3 until a debris …

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