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Joe Gibbs Racing Makes the Old Dominion Its Own Dominion

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After nearly doing so at the same track a couple of seasons ago, Joe Gibbs Racing’s NASCAR Cup Series stable looked to be on track for a possible 1-2-3-4 finish on Saturday (Sept. 11) night at Richmond Raceway. In 2019, it was a post-race inspection disqualification of Erik Jones‘ No. 20 that derailed the historic …

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Frontstretch 2-Minute Drill: Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond

2019 NASCAR Cup starting grid

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Cup Series heads north to Richmond Raceway on Saturday (Sept. 11) for the second race of the first round of the playoffs. Brad Keselowski is the defending winner of September’s annual Federated Auto Parts 400 in the Commonwealth, but Alex Bowman came out of nowhere in the spring this year to become the …

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Stock Car Scoop: Which Playoff Drivers Are in the Most Trouble Leaving Darlington?

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With the playoffs in full swing and Denny Hamlin claiming his first NASCAR Cup Series win of the season at Darlington Raceway on Sunday (Sept. 5), Adam Cheek and Bryan Nolen break down the Cook Out Southern 500 and all the misfortune that befell postseason competitors. The duo discuss Hamlin’s title threat status despite just …

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Tracking the Trucks: Sheldon Creed Goes Back-to-Back, Sweeps Darlington

Sheldon Creed celebrates in victory lane at Darlington Raceway. (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: Domination by Sheldon Creed was the theme of Sunday (Sept. 5) afternoon’s event at Darlington Raceway, as the reigning champion led 104 of the 147 circuits en route to his third win of the season and second of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoffs’ opening round. Creed also swept the two Darlington …

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Denny Hamlin Emerges From Darlington Chaos to Score 1st Win of Season

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

More than four hours after the green flag dropped on the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, Denny Hamlin emerged the winner amid from what was essentially a war of attrition between the 16 playoff drivers. Hamlin also survived a last-corner charge from Kyle Larson, who in his words tried to “video game it” in a …

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Darlington Crash Ends Michael McDowell’s 1st Playoff Race

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It didn’t take long for the “Lady in Black,” Darlington Raceway, to claim her first NASCAR Cup Series playoff victim. Just 31 laps into the Cook Out Southern 500 on Sunday (Sept. 5), Michael McDowell‘s No. 34 got out of shape in turn 2, smacked the outside wall and hurtled toward the inside barrier. A …

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Frontstretch 2-Minute Drill: Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington

The NASCAR Cup Series races the Track Too Tough To Tame in the 2019 version of Darlington Raceway's Southern 500. (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The 2021 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs zoom into action on Sunday (Sept. 5) both under the sun and under the lights at Darlington Raceway. A 6 p.m. ET start will encompass the entire evening for the Cook Out Southern 500. The “Lady in Black” hosts its second race of the year and the first race …

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Sheldon Creed Dominates Darlington, Scores Second Straight Win

Sheldon Creed on pit road at World Wide Technology Raceway in Gateway, Ill. (Photo: Getty Images)

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Sheldon Creed finished Sunday (Sept. 5) afternoon’s In It To Win It 200 at Darlington Raceway where he started: out front. Creed dominated throughout the race’s 147-lap running, holding off challenges from Kyle Busch Motorsports teammates John Hunter Nemechek and Chandler Smith to win the second stage and, ultimately, the race. Creed’s third win of …

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Brett Moffitt Out for Darlington Xfinity Race, Ty Dillon Filling In

Brett Moffitt stands by his car at 2021 NASCAR Xfinity race at Pocono

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Less than an hour before the green flag was set to drop on the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ Sport Clips Haircuts VFW Help a Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway, Ty Dillon hopped in the No. 02 Our Motorsports machine in place of Brett Moffitt for Saturday’s (Sept. 4) race. Frontstretch‘s Zach Sturniolo was told by the …

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Kimi Raikkonen Tests Positive for COVID-19, Out for Dutch GP

07 RAIKKONEN Kimi (fin), Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN C41, action during the Formula 1 Grosser Preis Von Osterreich 2021, 2021 Austrian Grand Prix, 9th round of the 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship from July 2 to 4, 2021 on the Red Bull Ring, in Spielberg, Austria - Photo Joao Filipe / DPPI

Photo Joao Filipe / DPPI

Just days after Alfa Romeo Formula 1 driver Kimi Raikkonen announced his retirement at the conclusion of the 2021 season, he was sidelined for the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort by a positive COVID-19 test result. The team announced the result on Saturday (Sept. 4), and Robert Kubica replaced Raikkonen in the car. Alfa Romeo …

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