Race Weekend Central

2-Headed Monster: Should Kaulig Racing Give AJ Allmendinger Full-Time Cup Ride in 2022?

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A.J. Allmendinger was the surprise winner this weekend in the NASCAR Cup Series race on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. His win was the second of his Cup career and the first for Kaulig Racing in the Cup Series. The organization will expand to include a two-car Cup Series team in 2022 after purchasing …

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Ross Chastain Loving Quiet Cup Arrival at Chip Ganassi Racing

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It was a cool January night when the picture capturing Chip Ganassi’s past, present and future was taken. The image, posted on Chip Ganassi Racing’s Twitter profile Jan. 17, shows the 62-year-old standing in an open pit cabana at Sebring International Raceway in Florida. He’s flanked by eight mask-wearing men who have or will compete …

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Losing Iowa Would Expose Truth That NASCAR Ignores Short Track Racing

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Ty Gibbs, driver of the #18 Monster Energy-Terrible Herbst-ORCA Toyota wins the Shore Lunch 150 for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards at Iowa Speedway on Saturday, July 18, 2020. (Barry Cantrell/ARCA Racing)

Another week, another rumor about a short track closing. It’s gotten all too common, unfortunately. This time it’s Iowa Speedway, and though nothing official has been announced about the track’s future, the rumors are the speedway could be sold or closed in the near future. Obviously, it has put NASCAR’s future at the facility in …

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2-Headed Monster: Is the Choose Cone the Right Next Step for NASCAR?


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Over the last 15 years, NASCAR has been aggressive with making changes to its rules. Whether it’s group qualifying, double-file restarts, stages or shortening the length of races, NASCAR races have a much different look to them now than they did 10 or 20 years ago. Some may say those changes are good, and others …

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2-Headed Monster: FOX or NBC? Which Network Has the Better Broadcast?

This weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway marks a new beginning … sort of. This weekend, NBC will take over the broadcast for NASCAR races as the Cup race will be held on NBC and the NASCAR Xfinity race will be shown on NBCSN. It’s sort of a strange situation. Usually when the transition takes place, …

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2-Headed Monster: Can Front Row Motorsports Point its Way into the Playoffs?

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Front Row Motorsports is on a roll early in the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season. Rookie driver John Hunter Nemechek has opened some eyes recently with several consistent strong performances. The No. 38 Ford has vaulted from 26th in points before the shutdown to 20th in the standings. Nemechek and his Seth Barbour-led team sit …

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2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Shut Down if One Person Gets COVID-19?

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The COVID-19 pandemic is unlike anything we’ve seen in this lifetime. It has brought most businesses and the entire sports world to a complete halt. Eventually some sport was going to have to take the risk and be the first one to come back. While things will be very different when NASCAR returns on May …

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2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Start the Season in May or Do They Need To Wait?

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The COVID-19 pandemic has put this country at a standstill, including NASCAR. The decision to go racing, whenever that is going to be will be controversial. This week it was being reported that NASCAR is considering a return to racing, with no fans in the stands by the end of May. The race everyone is …

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2-Headed Monster: Has iRacing Helped or Hurt NASCAR?


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iRacing has been a controversial topic in recent weeks. First it was Bubba Wallace, who lost a sponsorship from Blue-Emu when he decided to quit a race before it was over. Wallace then went on Twitter and announced that he quit while he still had some resets left and didn’t think it was a big …

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2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Run All 36 Races When the Season Restarts?

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The COVID-19 pandemic has created a very trying time for everyone. The aftermath of it will present major problems for a lot of people, including NASCAR, which was recently dealt another big blow due to the pandemic. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam recently issued a stay-at-home order that will run through June 10. The order is …

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