Race Weekend Central

The Underdog House: The Other Kind of Kentucky Horsepower

2019 Mencs Sonoma Chris Buescher

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Top of the Class Chris Buescher reclaimed the top slot among the “other guys” on Saturday night (July 13) in the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway. The No. 37 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet crossed the stripe in 10th position. The result was his fourth top 10 in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Tale of 2 Races Ends With Cole Custer Writing Final Chapter

2019 Kentucky Nxs Cole Custer Victory Celebration Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Alsco 300 began in the daylight and ended with the Kentucky Speedway lights illuminating the summer skies, and the difference was more than just aesthetic. While the sun was out, it appeared to be another occasion when Christopher Bell would simply be too much for the field. Twice before (at Atlanta and Iowa), Bell …

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Ryan Sieg Welcomes New Full-Time Sponsor for 2020

Nascar Xfinity Series

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A new full-time sponsor has climbed aboard for the 2020 season, RSS Racing announced Friday (July 5). CMR Construction & Roofing will be the primary sponsor for Ryan Sieg‘s No. 39 Chevrolet for the Xfinity Series next year. “I am really excited for the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series season,” Sieg said in a team release. …

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The Underdog House: Rain, Wind and Dirty Air

2019 Chicagoland Mencs Chris Buescher Jtg Daugherty Racing Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Top of the Class It was an evening that featured a hard-fought, long-awaited victory for Hendrick Motorsports’ Alex Bowman. Yet, the underdog of the night was again the Maxwell House/USO adorned No. 37 car of Chris Buescher. After just 11 laps, Mother Nature put the Camping World 400 on hold at Chicagoland Speedway. Lightning, wind …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Cole Custer Makes His Case for Championship Favorite at Chicagoland

Before the Camping World 300 at Chicagoland Speedway, Tyler Reddick was the topic du jour. Due in part to his championship-winning run at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Reddick was though to be the best at running the high line, a necessity for getting around Chicagoland as fast as possible. The subtext was that if the defending Xfinity …

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Cole Custer Dominates Camping World 300

2019 Chicagoland Nxs Cole Custer Burnout Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

On a hot day in Joliet, Illinois, Cole Custer was on fire. Leading five times for 151 of the 200 laps, Custer won Saturday’s Camping World 300 at Chicagoland Speedway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. This win is his fourth win of the season and his sixth career NASCAR Xfinity Series win. Custer qualified second …

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The Frontstretch 5: Ways to Improve a Driver’s Performance

2019 Michigan I Nxs Noah Gragson Michael Annett Nkp

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1. Team Personnel Changes Sometimes all it takes is a new perspective for the team to help improve on areas they’ve been missing. A new (or reunited) crew chief can aid the driver by making adjustments on his car and strategizing a different way to win races. Take Michael Annett, for example. While he wasn’t …

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The Underdog House: FireKeepers, Gray Sky Weepers

2019 Michigan I Cup Chris Buescher Nkp

Top of The Class Chris Buescher surprised no one on Monday (June 10) by being the top underdog in the FireKeepers 400 at Michigan International Speedway. The No. 37 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet crossed the stripe in16th position. The result ended the longest run of consecutive top-15 finishes in his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Tyler Reddick Prevails in Unusually Eventful Charlotte Race

Nascar Xfinity Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Tyler Reddick is making a habit out of proving that statistics aren’t everything. He did it in a big way last season, claiming the NASCAR Xfinity Series championship despite winning only the first and last events of the year. It’s not fair to say he stole the title because he came up big when it …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Christopher Bell, Team Prevail at Dover With Passing at a Premium

Christopher Bell Dover 2019

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It’s pretty common to refer to the final yellow flag pit stop of a NASCAR race as the “money stop.” On Saturday at Dover International Speedway, it earned that name in very literal fashion for Christopher Bell and his No. 20 Toyota team en route to a victory in the Allied Steel Buildings 200. Dover …

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Tracking the Trucks: Johnny Sauter Earns 3 in a Row With JEGS 200 Dover Win

2019 Dover Ngots Johnny Sauter Checkered Flag Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: Johnny Sauter scored his third consecutive win at Dover International Speedway Friday afternoon (May 3) as he edged polesitter Brett Moffitt by just over a half-second. The driver of the No. 13 Ford recovered from lost track position when he tried to save fuel early in stage three and couldn’t get the …

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