Race Weekend Central

Did You Notice?: The Depth of Jimmie Johnson’s Winless Drought

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Did You Notice? … Jimmie Johnson’s winless drought is now at 79 races? The 83-race Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series winner and seven-time series champion has never had a slump like this before. A driver who won at least two Cup races every year since 2002 has gone winless since June 2017. To make matters worse, Johnson now …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Can NASCAR Consider 2019 Successful So Far?

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This 2019 NASCAR season has been a very crucial year for the sport regarding several aspects including rules, attendance, ratings and leadership. We have seen a little bit of everything as we close in on the month of August and the race to the playoffs in all three of NASCAR’s national touring series. With that …

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5 Points to Ponder: NASCAR’s Rookie Driver Disappearing Act and Cleaning Up the Playoff Bubble

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ONE: Can Kevin Harvick’s Win Kickstart Stewart-Haas Racing? There’s no doubt Kevin Harvick’s Sunday victory (July 21) at New Hampshire Motor Speedway lifts a monkey off the back of Stewart-Haas Racing. After eight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victories in 2018, a career high, it took Harvick 20 races to win his first. If nothing …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Lobster Kissin’ and Magic Mile Repeats

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This weekend’s events at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway mirrored 2018’s results, with both Christopher Bell and Kevin Harvick defending their victories. In the Xfinity Series’ Roxor 200 on Saturday, July 20, Bell led all but 14 laps en route to his fifth win of the season. In the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ Foxwoods …

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Up to Speed: Erik Jones Survives Chaotic New Hampshire Race

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Erik Jones ran one of his best races of the season on Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.  The final results will show that Jones started fourth, placed second in the first stage and came home third, equaling his best finish of 2019. But really, that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Jones had to …

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Pace Laps: NASCAR Veterans Head In 2 Directions, Christopher Bell Dominates Xfinity at Loudon

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Two Veterans Headed In Opposite Directions Kevin Harvick and Jimmie Johnson were born less than three months apart. Their Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series careers started within one year of each other, 2001 and 2002, as the California natives rose up and won in their first years on tour. Multiple …

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NASCAR Post-Race Notebook: New Hampshire

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While Kevin Harvick and his son Keelan were celebrating with a lobster in victory lane, there was plenty of other storylines that happened during the Foxwoods Resort and Casino 301. Among the highlights from the race on Sunday, July 21… Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has rough day at New Hampshire For Ricky Stenhouse Jr., it is …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Foxwoods Resort Casino 301

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to New Hampshire Motor Speedway this week for the 2019 Foxwoods Resort Casino 301. But just because there’s racing at the Magic Mile doesn’t mean you need any voodoo to have a good daily fantasy NASCAR FanDuel roster. New Hampshire is one of the most unique tracks on …

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Friday Faceoff: Is Age a Valid Reason to Get a Playoff Waiver?

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Kurt Busch openly admitted to some retirement consideration prior to his win last week. Who hangs it up first: Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick or Busch? Joy Tomlinson: My first thought is Jimmie Johnson since his last Cup Series win was over two years ago. He and his new crew chief seem to have started working together …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Photo Finish

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All three NASCAR national series were at Kentucky Speedway last weekend, and it was a bit of a mixed bag. The Gander Outdoors Truck Series was a wreckfest with plenty of drama, with trucks wrecking and running out of fuel, hats flying while tempers flared, and a rookie driver getting his first win. The Xfinity …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2019 Quaker State 400

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Kurt Busch flat outdrove his brother to take the win in the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Motor Speedway on Saturday night. Kyle Busch ran up on him to stop his momentum and gave the No. 1 a wicked tire rub, but the 2004 Monster Energy NASCAR …

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4 Burning Questions: NASCAR Is Not a Modern Sport

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So, was that the biggest upset in the history of NASCAR? As much crap as Derrike Cope has gotten for… 30 years now?! Jeez, everybody’s getting old. Anyway, when Cope won the 1990 Daytona 500 in fluky fashion, he was at least able to be second coming to the white flag. Trevor Bayne won the …

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