Race Weekend Central

5 Points to Ponder: Is NASCAR Having a Next Gen Short Track Crisis?

Chase Elliott leads a pack of NASCAR racecars at Martinsville Speedway, April 2022. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

1. Is it too soon to panic about the Next Gen car ruining short track racing? Houston, we have a problem. Or rather, Martinsville, we have a problem. As NASCAR has shuffled around its schedule the past few years, a common refrain among fans was that more short track races would be a good thing. …

Read more

Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Couldn’t Salvage Lackluster Martinsville Cup Race

Chase Elliott leads a pack of NASCAR racecars at Martinsville Speedway, April 2022. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Martinsville is often a track that fans, drivers and media alike look forward to. The weekend resulted in very different races. The NASCAR Xfinity Series was a bit of a wreckfest. Meanwhile, the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 was another story. Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 Saturday night saw the NASCAR Cup Series rumble into …

Read more