Drivers expect fun, full house at Iowa Speedway series debut

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Iowa Speedway gets its turn in the NASCAR Cup Series spotlight for the first time in Sunday night’s Iowa Corn 350 Powered by Ethanol, and the prevailing feeling is that the inaugural event in the top series will reward fans with an eyeful and earful of excitement. An earful would be just about right for the corn-themed state. When NASCAR has branched out to new markets, the results have been generally fantastic, especially at the

2024 NASCAR Cup Series Championship Odds and Predictions

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The 2024 NASCAR Cup Series regular season has crossed the halfway point and not only are things heating up on the tracks, but they’re also heating up in the standings. Currently, Hendrick Motorsports is leading the pack, but will they be able to finish the season with another Cup Series Championship? Let’s take a look at the latest NASCAR odds, according to the top sports betting sites, and make our best Cup Series Championship predictions.

Ryan Blaney puts ‘frustrating’ finish behind him as NASCAR hits Sonoma

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While Ford driver Austin Cindric scored a much-needed victory with a shocking gift from a Team Penske teammate outside of St. Louis last Sunday, Ryan Blaney and Christopher Bell will be looking for redemption as the schedule twists and turns to Northern California this weekend. Bell and the winless Blaney, both former winners on the NASCAR Cup Series’ road courses, will seek their fair returns Sunday afternoon in the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at recently repaved

Joey Logano, Kyle Busch revved up for battle at Enjoy Illinois 300

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Joey Logano and Kyle Busch roll in to the St. Louis area for the NASCAR Cup Series’ 15th points race Sunday, and while winless thus far, the drivers have accounted for quite a few headlines over the past two weekends. Technically, Logano does have a win — a $1-million, 199-lap-leading effort in the NASCAR All-Star Race at North Wilkesboro Speedway two weeks ago. But other than adding momentum and optimism in his camp, that victory

Kyle Larson prepares to complete rare Indy-Charlotte double

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Kyle Larson’s career is zooming at a rate that has to be clocked with a stopwatch and digital scoring, and race fans will get to see plenty of him this weekend. In what is a delightfully full weekend for motorsports fans and gearheads around the world, this Sunday presents unrivaled high-speed action and competitive on-track maneuvering from one of the world’s most glamorous cities to NASCAR’s home turf, where bragging rights are at stake. The

Storylines surround star-studded Indy 500

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INDIANAPOLIS — Preparation for Sunday’s 108th Indianapolis 500 certainly has been a high-profile work — from a Penske Racing sweep of the top starting positions to the impressive IndyCar debut of NASCAR star Kyle Larson to the possibilities that the great race could produce its all-time winningest driver in Helio Castroneves. When the 33 cars roll off the grid Sunday at 12:45 p.m. ET, there will be no lack of intrigue. Storylines fill the rows.

Drivers prepare for All-Star Race after rain halts qualifying

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In NASCAR’s highly anticipated return to its roots this weekend, Mother Nature turned out to be the first winner Friday. Late afternoon rain at North Wilkesboro Speedway in North Carolina postponed qualifying for Sunday’s All-Star Race and set the field by points for the All-Star Open, the preliminary race before the 200-lap headline event. Instead, the Pit Crew Challenge used to qualify the All-Star participants for Saturday’s heat races will take place in the morning.

Weekend Preview: North Wilkesboro Speedway

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It’s a notable irony that Kyle Larson will be a primary focal point in this year’s NASCAR All-Star Race at North Wilkesboro Speedway (Sunday, May 19 at 8 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Among the 17 NASCAR Cup Series drivers already locked into the All-Star Race field and 20 others trying to ascend to the main event, Larson will be spending the least amount of time at the newly repaved 0.625-mile

Drivers try to tame track at Darlington in Goodyear 400

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While celebrating his second win after making NASCAR history Sunday on the frontstretch at Kansas Speedway, Kyle Larson uttered the words that needed to be said in front of a national audience. “I wish we had more mile-and-a-half (tracks),” Larson said after nipping Chris Buescher in the sport’s closest finish ever. “You know, we all (complain) about the package and all that, but these mile-and-a-halfs … these cars just race so amazing (on them).” There’s

Focus shifts to Kansas for frustrated drivers

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As the NASCAR Cup Series looked ahead to Sunday’s AdventHealth 400 at Kansas Speedway, much of the talk about last week’s race regarded the frustrations of falling behind. As teams prepare for the season’s 12th race, a 267-lapper in Kansas City, Kan., drivers voiced concerns about the current Next Gen car, specifically how it has become a defensive asset instead of an offensive weapon. Following last Saturday’s qualifying session and pole-winning lap at Dover, two-time