Race Weekend Central

Kyle Busch Wins the 2015 Furious 7 300 at Chicagoland

2015 Michigan I NXS Kyle Busch burnout CIA

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2015)

Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth were certainly fast, and during the final 25-lap run to the finish of the 26th race of the NASCAR Xfinity Series season, the battle certainly became furious. When the dust settled, Busch was able to best Kenseth and win the Furious 7 300 at Chicagoland Speedway, …

Read more

2015 MyAfibRisk.com 400 Qualifying at Chicagoland Cancelled, Kevin Harvick on Pole

2015 Atlanta CUP Kevin Harvick credit NASCAR via Getty Images

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

Thunderstorms descended upon the 1.5-mile Chicagoland Speedway in the late afternoon on Friday. The heavy rains, thunder and lightning ultimately forced NASCAR to cancel Sprint Cup qualifying. When qualifying is cancelled, NASCAR has a series of rules that determine the starting grid, based upon how much track activity occurred prior to the rainout. Since the …

Read more

Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Edition

2015 Darlington CUP Chase Elliott car CIA

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2015)

It’s nice when it works out to see a NASCAR event live. That was the case for me this weekend. It was my first trip to Darlington and my first night race. It was a great experience and worth every penny to make the effort to go there. So this week’s hot and not, will …

Read more

2015 Southern 500 Retro Paint Scheme Photo Gallery

Brad Keselowski and Kasey Kahne Darlington Cup Retro 2015 Mike Neff-136

(Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

Up To Speed: A Plea to NASCAR After the Off Weekend

2015 Road America NXS pack racing credit NASCAR via Getty Images

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

Coming off the final off weekend for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, we had the Camping World Truck Series and Xfinity Series to whet our racing appetite (at least in the stock car world). Because of the off week, almost no Cup drivers appeared in either event, giving the series regulars and developmental drivers a …

Read more

Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Road America 180

NASCAR XFINITY Series Road America 180 Fired Up by Johnsonville

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

A gutsy call by crew chief Danny Stockman on fuel gave Paul Menard the opportunity he needed to drive to Victory Lane at Road America, his home track. The victory was his third Xfinity Series victory and first win on a road course. Menard was the only Cup Series/non-NXS regular in the field as the …

Read more

Paul Menard Stretches Fuel Mileage to Win 2015 Road America 180

ELKHART LAKE, WI. - AUGUST 28: Paul Menard, driver of the #33 Richmond/Menards Chevrolet, drives during NASCAR XFINITY Series practice at Road America on August 28, 2015 in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/NASCAR via Getty Images)

(Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/NASCAR via Getty Images)

On a weekend when the Sprint Cup Series drivers have no race to attend, one made the trip to Road America to race in the Xfinity Series. The trip was definitely worth it. Richard Childress Racing’s Paul Menard, driving the No. 33 car, won Saturday’s Road America 180 after having to make the final 21 …

Read more

Friday Faceoff: Was Bristol a Good Race Despite Lack of Wrecks?

2015 Bristol II CUP Jeff Gordon Jamie McMurray racing CIA

Photo Credit: CIA Stock Photography

The Bristol night race featured lots of racing, but not as much of the beating and banging that some fans expect at short tracks. Is that kind of racing necessary for a “great” short-track race, or can such a race without too many bent fenders and crumpled doors still satisfy? Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: It …

Read more

The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Irwin Tool Night Race at Bristol

2015 Bristol II CUP Joey Logano burnout II CIA

Photo Credit: CIA Stock Photography

Who… gets my shoutout of the race? NASCAR is a high-pressure business, and that goes double when a driver is looking for a ride. This week, Clint Bowyer performed admirably under that pressure. Making it clear from the beginning he had a fast car, Bowyer showed he was a top-five threat. When he spun with teammate …

Read more

Tracking the Trucks: 2015 UNOH 200 at Bristol

2015 CWTS Bristol Ryan Blaney Team Burnout Woohoo CIA

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2015)

In a Nutshell: Rain was the big story for much of the day Wednesday, delaying practice early in the day and placing some doubt on whether drivers would even be able to qualify. But the track stayed dry until late in the UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP; the red flag flew with just 34 laps …

Read more

Eyes on Xfinity: An Oval Reprieve in Tennessee

2015 Bristol I NXS Daniel Suarez racing credit NASCAR via Getty Images

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

August is a peculiar month for the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Typically known for companion races with the Sprint Cup Series, the NXS entered the month with three standalone events on the schedule. Primarily an oval tour, the series planned to run three road courses – the only right turns on the schedule – in the span of …

Read more

Ryan Blaney Overcomes Early Penalty in 2015 UNOH 200 Win at Bristol

2014 Homestead CWTS Ryan Blaney CIA

(Photo: CIA Stock Photography, Inc. ©2014)

You need a little luck and perfect timing to overcome a penalty and eke out a win at Bristol Motor Speedway. On a wet Wednesday night, Ryan Blaney had both. Blaney took a victory in the UNOH 200 at BMS Wednesday, overcoming a penalty early in the race and retaking the lead on a green-white-checkered finish to …

Read more