Race Weekend Central

The Frontstretch 5: Drivers Who Got Screwed

2017 Daytona Trucks Zach Catanzareti Regan Smith

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1. We won… and we finished 18th In the fall 2008 race at Talladega Superspeedway, NASCAR ruled that Regans Smith’s pass below the solid yellow line to beat Tony Stewart to the finish was not a legal move. Stewart led the single-file field down the frontstretch and blocked Smith, leaving him nowhere else to go. …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not In NASCAR: Elimination and Advancement Edition

2017 Kansas Ii Cup Martin Truex Jr Woohoo John K Harrelson Nkp

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Maybe Sunday’s race at Kansas is an example of why NASCAR shifted its schedule to make this an elimination race. The normally snoozish 1.5-miler at least had the added drama of seeing drivers eliminated, or advancing, into the final eight of the playoff rounds. Unfortunately, NASCAR can’t do this at all of its 1.5-milers, but …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Martin Truex Jr. Overcomes All Obstacles to Hit Kansas Jackpot

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Who’s in the headline – Martin Truex Jr. continues his march to the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. What happens when he gets there is anyone’s guess, but he has dominated the series this season, including a series -high seven victories. Truex overcame a restart penalty early in the race and a tire vibration to …

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Up to Speed: Are Playoff Points Making a Difference?

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Championship hopefuls in the Monster Energy Series got a wild race at Kansas Speedway to close out the Round of 12. Martin Truex Jr. won his seventh race on the year.  Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch found a way to advance to the Round of 8.  A crash and mistake on pit road took Matt …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After The 2017 Hollywood Casino 400

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Chris Buescher hasn’t had a memorable season. The second-year driver followed up a surprise victory at Pocono Raceway and playoff berth last year with a 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season that has seen just three top-10 finishes and a 25th-place position in points entering this weekend. …

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Martin Truex Jr. Overcomes Troubles for 7th Victory at Kansas

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Ks Usa Sunday 22 October 2017 Martin Truex Jr, Furniture Row Racing, Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats Toyota Camry Celebrates World Copyright: Barry Cantrell Nkp

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After a chaotic day that seemed to surprise everyone — drivers, crew chiefs, fans, etc. — a familiar sight ended the day: Martin Truex Jr. pulling into Victory Lane, as he won Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 from Kansas Speedway. Overcoming a lap-36 restart violation and a loose wheel on lap 92, the Furniture Row Racing …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Hot-Starts: Hollywood Casino 400

2017 Talladega Ii Cup Ryan Blaney John K Harrelson Nkp

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DraftKings’ daily fantasy NASCAR heads to Kansas Speedway this weekend for the Hollywood Casino 400. This is the final event in round two of the Monster Energy Series playoffs. The green flag flies Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The DraftKings strategy for intermediate tracks is all about finding dominators for your roster. …

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Martin Truex Jr. Scores Cup Pole in Kansas

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Martin Truex Jr. scored his third Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pole of the season and his 15th in his career Friday evening at Kansas Speedway, posting a lap at 188.029 mph. Truex will lead the field to the green in Sunday afternoon’s Hollywood Casino 400 with Kevin Harvick  starting on the outside pole. Ryan Blaney …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Forecast Powered by DraftKings: Hollywood Casino 400 Preview

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DraftKings’ daily fantasy NASCAR heads to Kansas Speedway this weekend for the Hollywood Casino 400. This race marks the third and final event of the second round in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. The green flag flies Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Cars will hit the track on Friday at …

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Kurt Busch, Martin Truex Jr. & More Test on Charlotte Road Course

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Four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams hit the twists and turns of Charlotte Motor Speedway’s infield road course on Wednesday, Oct. 18. The occasion was a tire test in an effort to provide data to Goodyear in preparation for next year’s Bank of America 500, which will be the first NASCAR event held on …

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5 Points To Ponder: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Falls Just Short At Talladega

2017 Bristol Ii Cup Dale Earnhardt Jr Nigel Kinrad Nkp

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ONE: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Falls Just Short In the end, on a day dedicated in his honor and the 17th anniversary of his late father’s last win, it was not to be for Dale Earnhardt Jr., who finished seventh at the end of an insane race at Talladega. “I would have loved to have won …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not In NASCAR: Talladega Demolition Derby Edition

2017 Talladega Cup Kyle Busch Brad Keselowski Pack Racing John K Harrelson Nkp

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If you were looking for a wild and crazy restrictor plate race at Talladega Superspeedway sometime Sunday afternoon/early evening, you got it. If it wasn’t quite the type of racing you were hoping for … well, you’ll just have to deal with it, just like many drivers and teams are doing. Though Talladega is no …

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