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Frontstretch 2-Minute Drill: Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona

Daytona 500 NASCAR Cup 2021 pack racing NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Daytona International Speedway looms large in the windshields of NASCAR Cup Series drivers on Saturday night (Aug. 28). The track will host the 26th and final race of the regular season. 2021 marks the second time the superspeedway has held the cutoff race for the playoff field, and the final spot is down to the …

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Ryan Blaney Scores 1st Multi-Win Cup Season With Michigan Win

Ryan Blaney celebrating after winning the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway, 8/22/2021 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Ryan Blaney used a late charge on a restart after rain, crashes and more to score the win in Sunday’s (Aug. 22) FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway, his second victory of 2021 and first since Atlanta Motor Speedway in June. Blaney fended off a charge from Hendrick Motorsports teammates William Byron and Kyle …

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Corey Heim Rebounds From Crash, Wins ARCA Race at Springfield

2021 ARCA Watkins Glen Corey Heim Victory Lane (Credit: Zach Sturniolo)

(Photo: Zach Sturniolo)

The ARCA Menards Series visited the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield on Sunday (Aug. 22) for the Allen Crowe 100, where Corey Heim and Ty Gibbs, so often neck-and-neck during the 2021 season, once again finished 1-2 for the sixth time this year. This time, though, Heim came out on top, even while driving a …

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Erik Jones Re-Signs With Richard Petty Motorsports for 2022

2021 Texas Cup All-Star Race Erik Jones close up NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Erik Jones has struck a deal with Richard Petty Motorsports to return to the Chevrolet-based team another year, meaning he will drive the Next Gen car for the team in 2022, Jones announced Aug. 22. Jones was signed by RPM for the 2021 season after Christopher Bell replaced him at Joe Gibbs Racing. The former …

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Frontstretch 2-Minute Drill: FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Cup Series field is probably glad to be away from road courses for a while. After the outright chaos and destruction that ensued last week at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, when the track’s curbing came apart and sent nearly a dozen cars spinning, it’s back to oval racing on Sunday (Aug. …

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AJ Allmendinger Scores 2nd Triumph, Maiden Cup Win for Kaulig Amid Indy Road Course Chaos

2021 Indy road Indianapolis Cup AJ Allmendinger burnout NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Four hours, multiple issues with curbing, several big crashes and an overtime penalty for Chase Briscoe later, AJ Allmendinger emerged from the smoke, bent fenders and crumpled sheet metal as the winner of the NASCAR Cup Series’ Verizon 200 at the Brickyard Sunday (Aug. 15). Sunday marked the first time the NASCAR Cup Series had …

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Frontstretch 2-Minute Drill: Verizon 200 at the Brickyard

Alex Bowman pagoda

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Things look a little different this year for the NASCAR Cup Series’ visit to Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Well, a lot different, actually. Instead of running the 2.5-mile oval at the famed facility, NASCAR’s premier series will instead take to the 2.439-mile, 14-turn Grand Prix course that winds its way through the infield on Sunday (Aug. …

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Kyle Larson Surges Late, Wins Watkins Glen in NASCAR’s Return

2021 Pocono Cup Kyle Larson car NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Two years separated the most recent NASCAR Cup Series races at Watkins Glen International after the series skipped the track in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Hendrick Motorsports success, however, at the upstate New York road course continued with Kyle Larson’s triumph on Sunday (Aug. 8). Larson hadn’t won in nearly two months, …

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Frontstretch 2-Minute Drill: Go Bowling at The Glen

Watkins Glen 2019 NASCAR Cup Chase Elliott

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Hello, Watkins Glen. It’s been a while. Absent from the 2020 schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s been two full years since NASCAR took to the seven-turn, 2.454-mile road course in upstate New York. Chase Elliott claimed his first career Cup Series win there in 2018, followed by a back-to-back effort in 2019 before …

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