Race Weekend Central

2-Headed Monster: Should Kyle Larson Have Turned Matt Kenseth to Win?

2016 Dover I Cup Matt Kenseth Kyle Larson Chase Elliott Racing Russell Labounty Nkp

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Dun dun. Dun dun. Dun dun. It was like the scene from Jaws on Sunday, Matt Kenseth leading as the laps wound down at Dover, looking to shake off his gremlins and take a well-earned first victory of the 2016 season. Behind him, however, was Kyle Larson, slowly stalking the Joe Gibbs Racing driver and …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not: Dover Live Edition

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

A few times a year, I am fortunate enough to actually attend a NASCAR race in person and this weekend was one of those times. When you attend a NASCAR event, while the main attraction is the Sprint Cup race, there are plenty of other things that happen that make the experience either worth it …

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Dover Surprises with a ‘Monster’ Race Weekend


(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Half-filled grandstands and mediocre racing have usually been the theme surrounding Dover International Speedway since the recession. Ticket prices for a day of XFINITY Series racing in the fall will be $47, on top of $65 for Sunday’s Sprint Cup matinee. Yeah, that’s what it has been like for several years, and things have not changed. The …

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5 Points to Ponder: Great Expectations

What to Expect: It’s hard to know what exactly will to expect this Saturday night with the new format for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The revised rules will certainly make for some interesting strategy in the second set of fifty laps before we finish up with the 13-lap sprint to …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: A Monstrous Matt Kenseth Comeback

2016 Dover I Cup Matt Kenseth Jason Ratcliff Trophy Matthew T Thacker Nkp

Who’s in the headline – The 2016 season has been anything but stellar for Matt Kenseth. After a near miss at Daytona he’s only managed one top 5 finish before Sunday, and that as a fourth last weekend at Kansas. Sunday Kenseth was in the mix but didn’t look like he’d be in contention for …

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Dover: The Moments A NASCAR Silly Season Makes

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

The Monster Mile was overdue for a monstrous performance. Sunday, Dover delivered in a big way with one of the most unexpected and competitive races of the year. There were fireworks literally everywhere you turned in the final 100 laps, whether it was a race for the lead, jockeying for position on pit road or …

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Up To Speed: Kenseth Finally Pulls Through In Dover, But Not Without A Fight

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(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

We all knew that Matt Kenseth was going to get to Victory Lane eventually in 2016 … we just weren’t sure when. Kenseth felt the same way. “I feel like the way we’ve been running, eventually the law of averages is going to work out, you’re going to get your wins, your finishes,” Kenseth said following …

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The Big Six: Questions Answered After the 2016 AAA 400 Drive for Autism

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(Photo: Brett Moist/NKP)

Who…gets my shoutout of the race? Looking out the windshield, the yellow rear bumper of Matt Kenseth loomed large in the closing laps, and Kyle Larson, who’s got a reputation for being extremely aggressive, had to have been tempted to use his bumper to push Kenseth aside, and he had a couple of opportunities to …

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Pace Laps: From Dragsters to Dover, Close Finishes; Wow Verstappen

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Sprint Cup: A Monster Show at Dover Honestly, it’s been a while since there’s been a stimulating race at Dover International Speedway. In making it one of the best races seen on the 1-mile concrete oval, Sunday’s AAA 400 Drive For Autism, however, saw frantic restarts, fabulous usage of the racing grooves and a number …

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Matt Kenseth Holds off Kyle Larson for Dover Victory


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Miles the Monster should get into show business. Sunday’s AAA 400 Drive For Autism at Dover International Speedway was thrilling to the last lap. Matt Kenseth, in nail-biting fashion, battled and rose victory after racing the youngsters of Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott in the closing laps. The older dog of Kenseth still had one …

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Kyle Larson Emerges as a Contender at Dover, Comes up Shy of First Sprint Cup Series Win


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Greeted with a handshake by team majority owner Chip Ganassi, Kyle Larson showcased his smile on pit road following the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway. The 23-year-old whipped off sweat as reporters huddled around his No. 42 Chevrolet, a sight he seldom saw in 2015. Larson put his car in position to contend for a victory …

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