Race Weekend Central

Martin Truex Jr. Wins Chaotic Go Bowling 400; Aric Almirola Hospitalized

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Ryan Blaney had a better car on the short run. Martin Truex Jr. had much better restarts. But in the end, Saturday night’s GoBowling.com 400 ended with everyone simply wishing Aric Almirola the best. It was Truex who prevailed in the race, a chaotic one at Kansas Speedway on Saturday night for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Hot-Starts: Go Bowling 400

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series hit the track Friday at Kansas Speedway in preparation for Saturday night’s Go Bowling 400. There were a number of cars unable to pass through pre-qualifying inspection in time to lay down a lap. Among the group were some big name drivers, including Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and …

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2017 Frontstretch Cup: Go Bowling 400 Predictions

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Welcome to our 10th year of our NASCAR Frontstretch Cup staff predictions! Each week, our experts attempt to tell you who the winner of each Cup race will be. Take a look to see who your favorite writers think will win it all (or at least score some points) this week! Think you can out-prognosticate …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Forecast: Go Bowling 400 Preview

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Next up for daily fantasy NASCAR players is Kansas Speedway. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to the 1.5-mile oval for the Go Bowling 400 this Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. Cars hit the track on Friday at 11:30 a.m. for first practice. Then, at 6:45 p.m. that same day they have Coors Light Pole …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Talladega

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The high banks of Talladega Superspeedway were the site of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event this past weekend. The GEICO 500 brought much of what we’ve come to expect from the 2.66 mile tri-oval in Alabama. Close action. Different faces at the front of the field. Airborne cars. Enough bent sheet metal to …

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Double Take: Ford’s Fiery Start Comes at Toyota’s Expense

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Ford has been on fire in 2017. With Joey Logano picking up his first win of the season at Richmond International Raceway last weekend, the Blue Oval now has four victories through the first nine races of the season, including the sport’s crown-jewel event at Daytona International Speedway in February. The fact these four wins …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Richmond

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series hit the Richmond International Raceway for another round of short track action this weekend. Rarely can a race be summed up in one or two words, but if we were to try, penalty-fest would be a top prospect. Between speeding on pit road and running over the commitment cone… …

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Up to Speed: Rules Overshadow Racing in Richmond

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(Photo: Matthew Thacker / NKP)

NASCAR fans at Richmond International Raceway saw some great racing this weekend.  However, they also saw two races with wacky endings.  Both the XFINITY Series race on Saturday and Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event had twist endings that were bought about by rule violations.  NASCAR made good calls in some instances, bad calls …

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Furniture Row Racing Leads the Way in Opening Cup Practice at Richmond

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Early into the opening practice session of the weekend at Richmond International Raceway, the Furniture Row Racing duo of Martin Truex Jr. and Erik Jones jumped to the top of the leader board, where they stayed the remainder of the 90-minute session. Truex led the way, posting a lap at 124.178 mph, more than two-tenths of …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Bristol

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series hit the high banks of Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday for the Food City 500. Or at least, that was the plan initially. But April showers brought Monday horsepower, as the race was washed out for the weekend and postponed to Monday afternoon. It was disappointing for those race …

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5 Points to Ponder: Should Kyle Larson Feel Good or Bad About 2017?

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ONE: Pit Road Speeding During the first 300 laps at Bristol Motor Speedway, not a single Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver got busted for speeding. The pits were so tame, the only major incident was a commitment line violation by rookie Gray Gaulding. If that name’s your front page headline, after answering the obvious question of “Who’s that?” …

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Martin Truex Jr. Upbeat Following Bristol Performance

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An eighth-place run may seem decent for a driver of Martin Truex Jr.’s stature, but not this week. Bristol Motor Speedway has been a tough one for Truex in his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career. He hadn’t grabbed a win, had no laps led since 2013 and no top 10s since 2012. Two of …

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