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Reel Racing: The Motorsports Movie Awards

Niki Lauda dead at 70 (credit: FIA images)

The 2021 Academy Awards came and went a few weeks ago in a much different-looking ceremony, held on Sunday, April 25. A limited number of attendees gathered to see a number of excellent, deserving films (Judas and the Black Messiah, The Father and Another Round among my personal favorites) awarded with the highest honors in …

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Martin Truex Jr. Throws Back to Dominating Ways, Crushes Field at Darlington

Martin Truex Jr. 2021 Darlington 1

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Martin Truex Jr. offered a throwback performance on Sunday (May 9) afternoon at Darlington Raceway, returning to his sweeping ways as he won both stages and claimed the checkered flag in the NASCAR Cup Series’ Goodyear 400 for his third win of 2021. The No. 19 was out front for a whopping 248 of 293 laps, …

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Alex Bowman Discusses Short Track Racing, Competing in Public Eye & 2021 Success

#48: Alex Bowman, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Ally

Alex Bowman‘s win at Richmond Raceway in late April locked him into the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. The victory was the first for Bowman at a short track, as well as the first points-paying win for primary sponsor Ally Financial. With Bowman’s move to the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet in the offseason, it …

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Entry List: 2021 LiftKits4Less.com 200

2020 Darlington Trucks pack racing NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This weekend’s LiftKits4Less.com 200 marks just the eighth time in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series history that the division has visited Darlington Raceway and just the second time since 2011. Last year’s throwback event was won by Ben Rhodes, who already has two wins this season and heads to South Carolina second in points. Plenty …

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Entry List: 2021 Goodyear 400

2020 Darlington III Cup pack racing NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Throwback weekend, the NASCAR paint scheme version of any gift-giving holiday, arrives early this year as the NASCAR Cup Series heads to Darlington Raceway for the Goodyear 400. The celebration of liveries from NASCAR’s decades past moves from its September date to the spring, but the race does not: the egg-shaped oval and famed “Lady …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2021 Buschy McBusch Race 400

Kyle Busch bows after winning 2021 Kansas spring Cup race James Gilbert Getty

(Photo: James Gilbert/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

Who … should you be talking about after the race? Kyle Busch won on his birthday at Kansas Speedway Sunday (May 2) afternoon, keeping his streak of consecutive seasons with a win alive at an astounding 17 years. The victory alone should scare his competition, considering it took until the waning weeks of 2020 for …

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Kyle Busch Victorious on Birthday, Wins Buschy McBusch Race 400 to Sweep Kansas

Kyle Busch celebrates after winning the 2021 Buschy McBusch Race 400 at Kansas Speedway, May 2021. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kyle Busch not only won on his birthday on Sunday (May 2) afternoon, he also won the NASCAR Cup Series’ Buschy McBusch Race 400 at Kansas Speedway. It was an overall fitting afternoon for the now-36-year-old, who scored a win in his 17th straight season (second only to Richard Petty, who won in 18 straight) …

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Tracking the Trucks: Kyle Busch Follows the Yellow Brick Road to Kansas Win

2021 Trucks Kansas Kyle Busch, No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota, Leads Pack Racing (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

In a Nutshell It was Richmond in reverse. After Kyle Busch Motorsports’ John Hunter Nemechek and Kyle Busch dominated the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the Virginia track and Nemechek won while leading the most laps, Busch did the same at Kansas Speedway in Saturday (May 1) night’s Wise Power 200. Busch scored …

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Brad Keselowski Wins Talladega Amid Flips, Spins & Mayhem

Brad Keselowski celebrates with a burnout and USA flag after winning at Talladega spring Cup 2021 race Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Brad Keselowski led one lap. The most important one. Sunday (April 25) afternoon’s GEICO 500 featured a flip for the first time in 2021, 35 lead changes among 17 different drivers and battles throughout the field. However, Keselowski mostly stuck to the middle or back of the pack until the final restart, when he shot …

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5 Points to Ponder: Hendrick Snaps Richmond Drought

2021 Cup Richmond Pack Racing (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

1. Alex Bowman Breaks Through at Hendrick On The Doors’ 1967 debut album, the band led off with “Break On Through (To the Other Side)” as the first track. Jim Morrison howls the titular lyric over and over. Nine times, to be exact. A full 54 years later, at Richmond Raceway on April 18, Alex …

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