Race Weekend Central

Couch Potato Tuesday: Always Tell Viewers Why the Caution Is Out

2016 Michigan Ii Cup Kyle Busch Spin Nigel Kinrade Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Low-downforce racing is always interesting; my takeaway so far of the three low-downforce races is that the package makes NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars handle a little like the trucks in the Camping World Truck Series — very susceptible to being swept around. However, we only have Kentucky and Michigan International speedways to base this …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Olympics Push NASCAR To The Background On NBC

2016 Mid Ohio Sports Car Course Nxs Photo Credit Nascar Via Getty Images

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

Welcome back. Hope you guys enjoyed the off week for the Sprint Cup Series. It was not very relaxing for me, personally, but I enjoyed myself. Could have done without the thunderstorms, though. Speaking of thunderstorms, that’s effectively what plagued Saturday’s Mid-Ohio Challenge from Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the XFINITY Series. As I’ve told …

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SunEnergy1 to Sponsor Chase Elliott in 2016?

2015 Loudon I Nxs Denny Hamlin Burnout Ii Cia

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2015)

This past weekend, Kenny Habul was part of the driving team for Stevenson Motorsports’ No. 9 Audi R8 LMS GT3 in the GT-Daytona class at the Rolex 24. Habul, along with Boris Said, Tristan Vautier and Dion von Moltke, finished eighth in the GT-Daytona class. However, later this year, he will return to NASCAR for …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Road-Course Racing and Its Benefits

2015 Mid Ohio Nxs Chris Buescher Alex Tagliani Racing Credit Nascar Via Getty Images

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Turning right on some weekends is great, especially for those that love making fun of NASCAR for going left all the time. Let’s face it, it gets redundant hearing these poor schlubs complain about the sport we all love to watch. The month of August is a dream for anyone that likes to see a …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio

Regan Smith in front at Mid-Ohio in the XFINITY series

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There was nothing acceptable about Saturday’s result for Regan Smith unless he crossed the finish line ahead of everyone else. After aggressively going after Ty Dillon following a wild race at Watkins Glen, the former full-time Cup Series driver was determined to get back into Victory Lane. The sweat and tears were visible in one …

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Entry List: 2015 Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio

Buescher Mid Ohio 2

(Photo: Roush Fenway Racing)

For the second straight week, the NASCAR Xfinity Series is going road course racing. NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for the Aug. 15 Mid-Ohio 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The list includes 38 teams, meaning everyone will make Saturday’s race as the starting grid maxes out at 40. Verizon IndyCar Series veteran …

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5 Points to Ponder: NASCAR Aero, Advertising… And Scotch?

Kurt Busch paces the field in the Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway

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ONE: Aero Packages Conversations continued on Saturday with the now much more open-to-listening governing body on the much-discussed subject of aero packages. The net of the conversation was that the low-downforce aero package, tested at Kentucky Speedway a few weeks back, will be run again at Darlington Raceway with race-specific tires and then not again …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Zippo 200 at the Glen

2015 Watkins Glen Nxs Joey Logano Burnout Cia

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Dominance is an understatement. It’s more like destroying the competition at this point. Team Penske’s incredible 2015 season continued at Watkins Glen International for the Zippo 200, where the team brought a second car to the track for the first time this year. Well, the decision paid off for the organization. Joey Logano took control at …

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