Race Weekend Central

The Underdog House: Small Teams See Toughest NASCAR Race of 2018 at Richmond

2018 Cup Richmond Zach Catanzareti Michael Mcdowell

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Think Small This weekend at Richmond Raceway stood in stark contrast to the previous weekend in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, where 12 cautions flew at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This time, the 0.750-mile track in Saturday night’s (Sep. 23) Federated Auto Parts 400 came out quiet with only one non-stage caution flying on …

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NASCAR Entry List: DC Solar 300

2018 Las Vegas I Nxs Ross Chastain Michael Annett Racing Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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39 teams are entered for this weekend’s inaugural DC Solar 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the NASCAR XFINITY Series. It will be the first time the 1.5-mile speedway has held a second race for the sport’s second-tier division. A 39-car entry list means that the series will have the first short field of …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Michigan Brings 2 Different Broadcast Strategies

#4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Busch Light / Mobil 1 Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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In recent years, races at Michigan have dropped off as far as competitiveness goes.  The track was repaved for 2012 due to some huge bumps.  Despite seven seasons of racing and six Michigan winters, the groove still has not widened much.  Track position has been paramount. Consumers Energy 400 Prior to the race, Dale Jarrett …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Geometry is Difficult

2018 Cup Pocono Zach Catanzareti William Byron

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup and Camping World Truck series raced at Pocono Raceway this weekend and Kyle Busch added two more trophies to his collection. Busch tied Ron Hornaday for most career CWTS wins with 51 and tied Kevin Harvick for the most MENCS wins this season at six apiece. The MENCS event, Sunday’s Gander Outdoors 400 …

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Entry List: Gander Outdoors 400

2016 Pocono Ii Cup Kyle Larson Racing Logan Whitton Nkp

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After a thrilling finish between Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to the Pocono Raceway for the second time this season on Sunday, July 29. 39 cars are on the preliminary entry list this weekend with some notable changes. Premium Motorsports will enter two …

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Entry List: Quaker State 400


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After a chaotic race at Daytona International Speedway, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Kentucky Speedway for a primetime event on Saturday, July 14.  The Quaker State 400 will be the second consecutive night race for the series and the fifth of the 2018 season. 39 cars make up this weekend’s entry list, …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Kyle Larson Sweeps Stages at Daytona, Heartbreak for Others

Nascar Xfinity Series

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Whenever Kyle Larson has strapped up for an XFINITY Series race in 2018, he’s been the clear-cut favorite. Friday’s (July 6) Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway was no different. Larson started the race from seventh position after qualifying got rained out, but it didn’t take long for him to surge the No. 42 car …

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Timmy Hill to Race for RWR at Talladega, Race to Erase Opioids Joins

2018 Phoenix Cup Timmy Hill Car Rusty Jarrett Nkp

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Rick Ware Racing announced Thursday (April 26) that Timmy Hill will return to the No. 51 Chevrolet this weekend in Talladega.  The team originally planned on running XFINITY Series regular Cole Custer in a Ford in collaboration with Stewart-Haas Racing. The team will be sponsored by Keen’s Buildings.  In addition, Talladega will see the debut …

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Entry List: 2018 STP 500

2017 Martinsville Cup Zach Catanzareti Denny Hamlin

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After the three-race “West Coast Swing,” the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads back east this weekend to Martinsville Speedway. The first short track race of the season, the STP 500, has a preliminary entry list of 38 cars this week. That’s the most for MENCS since the season-opening Daytona 500. Jeffrey Earnhardt is listed …

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Entry List: 2018 Auto Club 400

2017 Fontana Cup Kyle Larson Martin Truex Jr Racing Barry Cantrell Nkp

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This weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California for the final race of the “West Coast Swing.” 37 cars make up this week’s entry list, meaning once again, everyone who shows up will qualify for the race. Not much has changed on this week’s list. The …

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2017 NASCAR Cup Team Review: Rick Ware Racing

2017 Atlanta Cup Cody Ware Car Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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The deaths of HScott Motorsports and Tommy Baldwin Racing following the 2016 season left a void in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. In 2016, only 40 cars showed up most weekends to compete. All of the sudden, three of them vanished and left the series with just 37 full time teams for 2017. Rick …

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2017 NASCAR Cup Team Review: MBM Motorsports

2017 Indianapolis Cup Zach Catanzareti Timmy Hill Carl Long Motorsports

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2017 was like a puzzle for MBM Motorsports in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Carl Long had to find the pieces and put them together in order to create a Cup team capable of making the 40-car field each week. It all began after the team, a full-time XFINITY Series effort, purchased an old …

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