Race Weekend Central

Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Seasons Change

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It’s the end of a chapter in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, and also the end of an era, as the Fox/Fox Sports 1 coverage shifts to NBC and the NBC Sports Network for the latter half of the season (except for the Gander Outdoors Truck Series). It’s also the end of …

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Entry List: 2019 O’Reilly Auto Parts 500

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NASCAR’s Monster Energy Cup Series heads to the Lone Star State for the seventh race of the season, visiting Texas Motor Speedway for the 2019 O’Reilly Auto Parts 500. 39 cars will attempt qualifying with 40 spots available, meaning all will make the race. Many of the teams look the same this week. The top-tier …

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Entry List: Atlanta 200

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The NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series returns to action this Saturday (Feb. 23) at Atlanta Motor Speedway. 33 trucks are currently on the entry list, meaning one team will go home early. Reigning Truck Series winner Austin Hill looks to make it two in a row in his No. 16 Hattori Racing Enterprises Toyota, after notching his …

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Casey Mears Crashes Out In Only Planned Start, Angry At Parker Kligerman

Casey Mears 2019 Daytona 500

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Casey Mears was one of the feel-good stories coming into the Daytona 500. The 14-year Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series veteran qualified a non-chartered Germain Racing/Premium Motorsports entry into the race after not making a Cup start since 2016. His most recent national touring series race was in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2017. But …

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Parker Kligerman Races Way Into Daytona 500

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Parker Kligerman was all smiles after racing his way into The Great American Race. (Photo/Davey Segal)

Parker Kligerman thought his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career was over. He thought he’d never get another opportunity to compete in the Daytona 500. Thursday night at Daytona International Speedway (Feb. 14), he earned himself a second chance. The driver of the No. 96 Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota held off Ryan Truex in the …

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Kevin Harvick Wins First 2019 Gander RV Duel At Daytona; Parker Kligerman Qualifies

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Kevin Harvick won the first of two NASCAR Gander RV Duels at Daytona International Speedway, earning the third starting spot for the 2019 Daytona 500. The first of two qualifying races on Valentine’s Day saw a lot of love shared between manufacturers.  Harvick led a trio of Fords to the line in a race defined …

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The Underdog House: Open for Business

2019 Daytona Cup Zach Catanzareti Matt Dibenedetto

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Every Underdog Has His Day With the thunder of NASCAR engines once again disturbing the peace along International Speedway Blvd in Daytona Beach, the 2019 season is officially underway. The underdogs are back in action and each seeking to taste a little success. What success really means is as varied as the independent teams themselves, …

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Entry List: Daytona 500

2018 Daytona Cup Zach Catanzareti Ryan Blaney

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The entry list for the 61st Daytona 500 has been released, and there’s a lot of changes for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. 42 cars are on the final version of the entry list. A maximum of 40 cars will take the green flag on race day. Old faces in new places …

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The Underdog House: Exposing the NASCAR Competition Gap at Texas

#38: David Ragan, Front Row Motorsports, Ford Fusion Earthwater And #96: Parker Kligerman, Gaunt Brothers Racing, Toyota Camry Gaunt Brothers Racing

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Think Small Martinsville Speedway sure feels like a long time ago for the underdogs of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Following what was an uplifting weekend for some at the half-mile, the back half of the series came to Texas Motor Speedway. The 1.5-miler gave us the best non-plate race for the underdogs all …

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Parker Kligerman Discusses the Hardships of NASCAR

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For the past decade, Parker Kligerman has been on the stock car radar, including a nine-win ARCA season in 2009. Since then, he’s seen it all. Kligerman, 28, competed full-time in the Camping World Truck Series in 2011 and 2012, recording a victory at Talladega Superspeedway with Red Horse Racing. In 2013, he ran ninth …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Brendan Gaughan’s Energetic Addition to NBCSN NASCAR Coverage

2018 Cup Pocono Zach Catanzareti William Byron

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Split weekends can cause some problems for NASCAR TV partners as their resources get stretched. NBC was no different. Some people went to Iowa while others went to Pocono, expanding a crew with additions that don’t cover the sport full-time. Regardless, viewers got 600-plus miles of racing over the weekend.  Both of them were quite …

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Tracking the Trucks: Ben Rhodes Scores Hometown Win in Kentucky

2018 Dover Trucks Zach Catanzareti Ben Rhodes

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In a Nutshell: Ben Rhodes scored ThorSport Racing’s first victory since switching manufacturers in Thursday night’s Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway. Rhodes capitalized on a 74-lap green flag run and a late pit road call for fuel only to score his first win of the 2018 season over Stewart Friesen. “This …

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