Race Weekend Central

The Frontstretch 5: Takeaways From a Weekend of Racing at Darlington

#2: Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Fusion Miller Genuine Draft

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1. Kevin Harvick v. Ross Chastain The XFINITY Series’ visit to Darlington Raceway marked the first of three opportunities for Ross Chastain to show what he’s capable of in top-notch equipment. And in his first start with Chip Ganassi Racing, all went well for the 25-year-old, who started on the pole and led 90 laps. …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Darlington Brings Booth Switching & The Ross Chastain Party

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Throwback weekend is always an interesting time.  Old-school paint schemes reigned supreme at Darlington.  Old-school driver shirts were out in force.  In my friend Brien’s case, he has the fire suit that Ernie Irvan wore in the 1990 Daytona 500 and wore that to a meet-and-greet with Irvan.  I’m pretty sure he didn’t sit in …

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Pace Laps: Kyle Larson, Ross Chastain Come Up Short at Darlington

2018 Cup Pocono Zach Catanzareti Kyle Larson

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Kyle Larson Dominates, But Brad Keselowski Wins Brad Keselowski‘s pit crew stepped up when it mattered on Sunday night’s (Sept. 2) Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, getting the No. 2 out first ahead of Kyle Larson on the final pit stop. Keselowski then held off Larson on the final …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Brad Keselowski Wins Wild Race at Darlington, Ross Chastain Shines

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Prior to Saturday’s Sport Clips VFW 200, Brad Keselowski had never led a lap in six XFINITY Series starts at Darlington Raceway. He was in the right place at the right time to capture his first victory at the famed racetrack. Keselowski started the race from ninth position, though not gaining much traction during the …

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Ross Chastain & Kevin Harvick Collide While Battling for Victory at Darlington

2018 Darlington Xfinity Zach Catanzareti Ross Chastain

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Ross Chastain was in the middle of the race of his career. He was able to hold off two Cup champions as the race continued and it resulted in a career day. But during an incident with one of those Cup champions, the dream day was over. After Brad Keselowski made a mistake, the spotlight …

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Brad Keselowski Wins As Tempers Flare at Darlington

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(Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Brad Keselowski can mark another track off of his checklist. The former NASCAR XFINITY Series champion won the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 at Darlington Raceway on Saturday evening (Sept. 1) for his first win at the Track Too Tough To Tame. Keselowski had only led two laps until he took the top spot with …

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Ross Chastain Tallies First Career XFINITY Series Pole at Darlington

2018 Darlington Xfinity Ross Chastain Zach Catanzareti

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Ross Chastain earned his first career pole on Saturday (Septemeber 1st) at the Darlington Raceway. Chastain turned a 169.531 mph lap in the final round of qualifying to put the No. 42 on top for today’s Sport Clips Haircuts VFW Help A Hero 200. It is the second pole of the season for Chip Ganassi Racing’s …

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The Underdog House: Small Teams Hit Top 10 at NASCAR Road Courses

#90: Andy Lally, Dgm Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Henry Nascar Xfinity Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Think Small With the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series enjoying their third and final off-weekend in 2018, the spotlight hit the ladder series this weekend. And what good timing, as both XFINITY and Camping World Trucks hit road courses while the Cup Series watched from the barcalounger. That circumstance, no matter the track layouts, would …

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Ross Chastain, Chip Ganassi Racing Team for 3 XFINITY Races

2018 Xfinity Richmond Zach Catanzareti Ross Chastain

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Chip Ganassi Racing announced Thursday (Aug. 23) that Ross Chastain will be behind the wheel of the No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro for three NASCAR XFINITY Series races, with DC Solar sponsoring. Chastain will compete for the team at the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 at Darlington Raceway on Sept. 1, the DC Solar 300 at …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Justin Allgaier Spins to Win at Mid-Ohio

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Since returning to the XFINITY Series full-time in 2016, Justin Allgaier has always been in contention to win a road course race. On Saturday (Aug. 11), the No. 7 team delivered, stamping his third race win of the season, this time at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Allgaier, who does have one previous road course win …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Ross Chastain Breaks Down 4th Place in Iowa & Pocono’s Brake Problems

2018 Xfinity Richmond Zach Catanzareti Ross Chastain

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we review a busy weekend of racing at Pocono Raceway and Iowa Speedway with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff, Zach Catanzareti and Ross Chastain, the driver of the No. 15 Premium Motorsports Chevrolet in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and the No. 4 JD Motorsports machine in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Chastain …

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5 Points to Ponder: Scary Darrell Wallace Wreck Nothing New for Pocono

2017 Pocono Cup Tom Bowles Jamie Mcmurray

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ONE: Pocono Raceway’s Hard Wrecks NASCAR nation breathed a sigh of relief when Darrell Wallace Jr. emerged unscathed from a scary Pocono wreck Sunday (July 29). But those gasps? They’re nothing new at a triangular-shaped track known for hard crashes. In a different era, this race ended Bobby Allison’s career when the Hall-of-Famer blew a tire …

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