Crafton Looking To Get Out Of Slump At Track He’s Typically Struggled At

Since the early portion of the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season and up until this point, Matt Crafton has had some frustrating races. See, Crafton has 14 career Truck Series victories in 416 career starts. He also has landed inside the top 10 in 246 of those races. But, among his last 49 starts, Crafton has just one trip to victory lane. To further this point, that win came last July in Eldora, a dirt track. Crafton, was never known as a dirt racer but he added an…

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5 Early Favorites For Saturday Night’s Eaton 200 (8:30 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

It’s another quote on quote standalone weekend for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Last weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers were off for Father’s Day weekend while the Truck Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series teams shared the Iowa Speedway. This weekend, the XFINITY Series drivers are off and the Cup stars are out on the west coast in Sonoma. This weekend, the Truck Series drivers take to the Gateway Motorsports Park for what should be another thrilling show. Here are five drivers expected to contend for the…

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Kasey Kahne Looking To Play Sleeper Role This Weekend In Sonoma

The Stewart-Haas Racing camp are obviously the favorites heading into Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 (3 p.m. ET/FS1/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). They have won seven of the first 15 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races in 2018 including the last one two weeks ago in Michigan. They’d finish 1-2-3 that day. Plus, they’ve also reached victory lane in the last two races in Sonoma. But, I have my eye on a sleeper per say for this weekend’s race. No, I’m not talking about AJ Allmendinger. I’m talking about Kasey Kahne. While he’s…

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Opinion: MY 60th INDIANAPOLIS 500 MILE RACE

The 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 was contested on May 27, 2018 and dating back to May 30, 1959, it was my 60th straight race. This year’s event was witnessed by approximately 300,000 people (The Speedway never releases attendance figures). By contrast, the attendance for the 1959 Indianapolis 500, my first race, was approximately 180,000. Every Indianapolis 500 is special, but what made my 60th 500 mile race so special was that my friends and family put together a special video to honor my 60 years of attending the race. Many…

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INDYCAR and Dallara To Offer Teams More Downforce For Pocono

INDIANAPOLIS – INDYCAR and chassis manufacturer Dallara will offer all the Verizon IndyCar Series teams the opportunity to add a little more front downforce to cars for the final superspeedway oval race on the 2018 schedule, the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway. A front wing extension (seen below) has been developed that is intended to increase front downforce by at least 3 percent while ensuring adequate aerodynamic stability. Teams will have the flexibility to use the extension as they see fit, creating adjustability on both sides of the front wing.…

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Riley Herbst Impressive As JGR Has 3 Cars Finish In The Top 6 In Iowa Making Future Of Organization Very Bright

Riley Herbst had an impressive debut in the NASCAR XFINITY Series on Sunday at the Iowa Speedway. In fact, the entire Joe Gibbs Racing team did and showed that the future is bring for their organization moving forward. Their four car Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team is stout as usual. But, in this new found youth movement, they have a good problem on their hands. Kyle Busch is the second oldest driver with the organization at a young age of 33. Denny Hamlin is the oldest at 37. The…

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Kaz Grala Adds Another Solid Run On Sunday With 10th Place Finish at Iowa

A little over a month ago, the team Fury Race Cars didn’t exist on the NASCAR XFINITY Series level. They have been around in some capacity in building cars on different levels of motorsports, but they never have entered a NASCAR race prior to this season. When Kaz Grala was let go after 10 races from JGL Racing, the new team found their new driver. From what I understand, Grala leaving JGL wasn’t a performance issue or anything related to Grala whatsoever. This was a team decision about finances. No…

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Allgaier Gets Much Needed Win In Iowa

I don’t think Justin Allgaier was seriously going to be threatened on missing out on the 2018 NASCAR XFINITY Series playoffs. Yes, he was in a recent slump, but the odds of him having enough bad finishes to drop out of the top 12 in the standings were definitely in his favor. See, if Allgaier’s car would have past post race inspection following his win at Dover in early May, he wouldn’t have been in the position that he was in. Leaving Dover on that Saturday afternoon in Delaware, Allgaier…

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Does LeMans Win All But Ensure Alonso Another Indy 500 Shot For 2019? Why He’s Likely Heading Towards North America

INDIANAPOLIS – Now that we’re 24 hours past the literal day long event in LeMans, it’s a good amount of time to sit back and reflect on what Fernando Alonso just accomplished. In just his third ever start in a sports car, Alonso won and did so in one of the most prestigious races in the world – the 24 Hours of LeMans. He also won his second ever sports car start with the same Toyota team in Spa. His first sports car was in the 24 Hours of Daytona where…

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Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix (12:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) Should Be An Intense Battle Between Hottest Drivers Right Now

Will Power slipped when he crashed two weeks ago at Texas. That 18th place finish took him from first to third in the Verizon IndyCar Series points standings. But, since the Month of May, it’s not like he’s been bad. He’s scored 240 points in the five races in that time frame, taking two wins and a runner-up finish in those five races. Only Scott Dixon (248) has scored more points since the start of May. Now, it’s a big battle from here on out between Dixon and Power for…

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