Race Weekend Central

4 Burning Questions at Michigan: With New Package, Will Race Be a Stinker?

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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads back to Michigan International Speedway this weekend, and all everybody can talk about is the high-drag package – but the race will be remembered for so much more than that. It’s one of a final few chances for drivers not already locked into the Chase to punch their ticket. …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Zippo 200 at the Glen

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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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Joey Logano on Pole for 2015 Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen

2015 Bristol I Nxs Joey Logano Car Credit Amy Henderson

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It was a Penske-dominated day in Xfinity Series qualifying at Watkins Glen, with Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski posting the top-two lap times in both of the sessions and the end result being Logano on the pole for the Zippo 200. The pole was Logano’s 30th of his career, tying Mark Martin for second-most on the …

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Road King Jeff Gordon Paces Final 2015 Cheez-It 355 at the Glen Practice

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The second Sprint Cup practice for Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 went to Jeff Gordon. Gordon, with nine NASCAR Sprint Cup victories between Watkins Glen and Sonoma, put down a fast lap of 127.333 mph to lead the final road course practice session of his career. Kyle Larson (127.049), Greg Biffle (126.987), Kyle Busch (126.837) and Joey …

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Cup Drivers Dominate 2nd Zippo 200 Practice at the Glen

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Sprint Cup regulars continued their domination of the Xfinity Series on Friday, placing four Cup drivers in the top five in final practice at Watkins Glen. Kyle Larson topped the charts with a fast lap of 123.623 mph. Joey Logano, who paced the first practice, was second with a lap of 122.223 mph. Paul Menard …

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Team Penske Sweeps Opening Zippo 200 Practice at Watkins Glen

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Team Penske swept the opening round of practice for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Zippo 200 on Friday, with Joey Logano besting teammate Brad Keselowski for the top spot. Logano, who is looking to win his first NXS race at the Glen, turned a lap of 122.452 mph. Keselowski, the 2013 winner of this race, ran …

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Procter & Gamble Forms 2-Race Partnership With Chip Ganassi Racing

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Chip Ganassi Racing announced a two race partnership with Procter & Gamble on Tuesday. The partnership will feature their Crest brand on the side of Kyle Larson’s No. 42 Chevrolet in two upcoming NASCAR Xfinity Series races. “Crest is proud to be part of Chip Ganassi Racing Teams at Watkins Glen and Homestead-Miami and in …

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The Frontstretch 5: Drivers and Teams Who Need to Win in 2015

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Welcome to the Frontstretch Five! Each week, Amy Henderson takes a look at the racing, the drivers and the storylines that drive NASCAR and produces a list of five people, places, things and ideas that define the current state of our sport. This week, Amy looks at a group of drivers and teams who need …

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Big Machine Records and “The World’s Fastest Lawn Mower” Sponsoring Kyle Larson at Indy

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What do Big Machines, the world’s fastest lawn mower manufacturer, and Kyle Larson all have in common? They’re all partnering up for this weekend’s NASCAR Xfinity Series Lilly Diabetes 250. Larson will once again pilot the No. 42 Chevrolet for HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi in Saturday’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Wednesday, the team …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Kevin Harvick, Dale Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Plus More!

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Frontstretch will scour Twitter and other social media platforms looking for some of the best posts from your favorite NASCAR personalities, drivers and media members from all across the industry. These were some of our favorite posts from this week and we hope you enjoy them too! Running an off-road R/C truck at TJ Bell …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 Jeff Kyle 400 at Indianapolis Edition

2015 Loudon I Cup Kyle Busch Burnout Cia

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Sunday’s Sprint Cup race in Loudon was all about the heat. Several drivers complained, and even a couple were treated afterward, for issues resulting from the extra hot temperatures on the track. But no one, right now, is hotter than Kyle Busch. Burnouts (Hot) Yes, we’re talking about Kyle Busch. He’s not just inching his …

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5 Points to Ponder: 2/3 Season Champ, a Veteran’s First Chase & Bring on the Dirt

Kyle Larson pit stop at Kentucky Speedway

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Kyle Busch, Sprint Cup Champ? What a blistering run of form it’s been for Busch over the last month, winning three of the four completed races and finishing a respectable 17th at Daytona International Speedway in the only race he didn’t win. Busch now sits just 58 points back from 30th place, having made up …

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