Race Weekend Central

5 Points to Ponder: Breaking Down NASCAR’s All-Star Race Changes

2016 Kansas I Cup Kyle Busch Kevin Harvick Racing Russell Labounty Nkp

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ONE: Is Kyle Busch NASCAR’s Championship Favorite? Kyle Busch’s victory at what was, let’s be fair, an absolute snoozer of a race at Kansas Speedway was his third of the season (a series best). It was also his 37th Cup victory in his 401st race and, incredibly, his 162nd win across all three levels of top …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: Dover Edition

2016 Kansas I Cup Kyle Busch Burnout Nigel Kinrade Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

NASCAR’s annual Mother’s Day Eve race gave us a mixed bag Saturday night. The low downforce package seemed to help the overall action at Kansas but as Kyle Busch and Martin Truex, Jr. proved throughout the night at this 1.5-mile oval the leader was hard to catch and even more difficult to pass. HOT Kyle Busch returned to …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kyle Busch Kills His Kansas Curse

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Who’s in the headline – Reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kyle Busch is doing his best to put himself in position to repeat. Busch started the race in sixth Saturday night and was a top-10 mainstay outside of green-flag pit cycles. Busch moved into the second spot on lap 175 after a restart and was inside the top …

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4 Burning Questions: What [Or Who] Can Fuel Joey Logano to Kansas Victory?

Will Clint Bowyer Find a Warm Welcome Back in the Truck Series? It’s a hometown affair for Clint Bowyer this weekend as the native of Emporia, Kan., returns to his home track of Kansas Speedway. Unlike recent returns, however, Bowyer will have double the on-track time as, he will compete in the Camping World Truck …

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2-Headed Monster: Has the Logano/Kenseth Feud Run Its Course?

2016 Las Vegas Cup Matt Kenseth Joey Logano Racing John Harrelson Nkp

(Photo: John Harrelson / NKP)

Richard Petty and David Pearson.  Dale Earnhardt and Jeff Gordon. Kurt Busch and Jimmy Spencer. Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski. Over the years, these have been some of the more famous rivalries in NASCAR, and whether they resulted in drivers coming to blows or just good-natured competition on the race track, they kept fans engaged and …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not: Kansas Edition

2016 Talladega I Cup Brad Keselowski Burnout Logan Whitton Nkp

(Photo: Logan Whitton/NKP)

There was plenty of rolling and tumbling in the Sprint Cup race at Talladega Sunday. That’s been a big topic of debate in these couple of days after the race. It’s something NASCAR is trying to prevent, but when you get cars going at nearly 200 mph only inches away from each other, no matter …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Brad Keselowski Drops Malachi Crunch on the Talladega Demo Derby for Second Win of the Season

2016 Talladega I Cup Brad Keselowski Champagne John Harrleson Nkp

(Photo: John Harrleson / NKP)

Who’s in the headline – Brad Keselowski won his first Cup race at Talladega in 2009. While he isn’t mentioned in the same breaths with Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt or Tony Stewart when plate racing prowess is discussed, the bottom line is he won his fourth plate race at Talladega on Sunday. Even though the …

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Up To Speed: Kenseth v. Logano Apparently Isn’t Over

2016 Las Vegas Cup Matt Kenseth Joey Logano Racing John Harrelson Nkp

(Photo: John Harrelson / NKP)

This rivalry just won’t die. Matt Kenseth and Joey Logano once again left the race perturbed, annoyed and overall exasperated with one another after a long day in the Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday. With about 15 laps to go, Logano and Kenseth were both running in or near the top five (the …

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Pace Laps: Matt Kenseth and Joey Logano Tangle, Jeremy Clements’ Strong Run and Nico Rosberg Wins Again

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Sprint Cup: Kenseth and Logano Not Done Yet – For the second straight time, Matt Kenseth and Joey Logano have experienced an issue at Talladega Superspeedway involving contact on the track. The only difference, obviously, is what has transpired between now and last October following a nasty payback from Kenseth to then-race leader Logano the following week at …

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Logano, Koch Okay After Vicious Talladega Crash

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If the start-finish line at Talladega Superspeedway was located in the same area of the track as Daytona International Speedway, then Joey Logano would have been the winner of Saturday’s Sparks Energy 300. Instead, Logano was left climbing out of a wrecked racecar after contact with eventual winner Elliott Sadler. Logano was leading the field …

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Joey Logano Paces Final Sprint Cup Practice at Talladega

2016 Martinsville I Cup Joey Logano Helmet Matthew T Thacker Nkp

(Photo: Matthew T. Hacker/NKP

If weather rains out Saturday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying at Talladega Superspeedway, then fall 2015 winner Joey Logano will sit on the pole. Logano’s 48.785-second circuit around the Alabama track was enough to lead final practice for the Cup Series. Rookie Ryan Blaney (48.798) and Chase Elliott (48.811) followed in second and third, with …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Are FOX’s Poor NASCAR Ratings Fixable With Better Coverage?

2016 Richmond I Cup Regan Smith Carl Edwards Jimmie Johnson Racing Russell Labounty Nkp

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

Welcome back.  Sunday had a great finish, eh?  Not too often that someone executes the bump n’ run on their own teammate.  I’ll fully admit that I was surprised that Carl Edwards was willing to do it. Also, there was a bit of an uproar surrounding Samantha Busch cussing at the finish after the aforementioned …

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