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Joey Logano Comes to Life Late, Wins NASCAR’s Return to Dirt at Bristol

2021 Cup Bristol Dirt Joey Logano, No. 22 Team Penske Ford, Celebrate (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Scenes of flooded parking lots and heavy rain gave way to sunny skies on Monday, allowing the NASCAR Cup Series to take to a dirt track for the first time in more than 50 years. It also gave way to Joey Logano, who carved his way through the dirt to win his first race of …

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Cup, Truck Bristol Dirt Races Postponed to Monday

2021 Trucks Bristol Dirt Practice John Hunter Nemechek (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Bristol Dirt? Mother Nature doesn’t care, as she didn’t let up on Bristol Motor Speedway over a March 27-28 weekend filled with rain. Constant precipitation from Saturday afternoon into Sunday ultimately forced the postponement of the NASCAR Cup Series and Camping World Truck Series’ Bristol dirt races. Drivers will have to wait another day before …

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Bill Lester Discusses Truck Series Return, NASCAR’s Steps Toward Inclusion

(Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After nearly 14 years away from NASCAR, Camping World Truck Series veteran Bill Lester returned to competition on Saturday (March 20) for the Truck race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Although he started 31st and finished 36th, he was one of the weekend’s biggest stories after revealing just weeks prior that he would be hopping back …

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Stock Car Scoop: Should Joey Logano Have Pulled Over for Kyle Larson?

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The final few laps in the 2021 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway turned into a battle royale between two rival organizations. Team Penske’s Ryan Blaney passed Hendrick Motorsports’ Kyle Larson with under 10 laps to go Sunday (March 21) after Larson had trouble getting around Joey Logano. Blaney’s Penske cohort was …

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Ryan Blaney Chases Down Kyle Larson at Atlanta, Wins 5th Career Cup Series Race

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Ryan Blaney chased down a dominant Kyle Larson at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday (March 21), executing an incredible comeback to win the first NASCAR Cup Series race for himself and Team Penske in 2021. Blaney cut a three-second gap to zero in about 20 laps, passing Larson on the frontstretch and slamming the door …

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Noah Gragson, Daniel Hemric Clash After Xfinity Race at Atlanta

2021 Xfinity Homestead Noah Gragson (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

While the oft-nicknamed “Hotlanta” Motor Speedway sat in the mid-50s in regards to temperatures on Saturday (March 20), the tempers were certainly boiling once the afternoon’s EchoPark 250 had concluded in the Peach State. The NASCAR Xfinity Series event was won by Justin Allgaier, followed by Martin Truex Jr. in the latter’s first NXS race …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Rough Start to 2021 for Many Drivers

#26: Tyler Ankrum, GMS Racing, Chevrolet Silverado Liuna! #21: Zane Smith, GMS Racing, Chevrolet Silverado MRC Construction

After a two-week break, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads back east for its fourth race of the 2021 season on Saturday (March 20) at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Like last year, Atlanta marks the fourth race of the season, albeit under very different circumstances and taking place almost three full months earlier than the …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Bayley Currey Discusses Career-Best Result at Phoenix

#74: Bayley Currey, Mike Harmon Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Running 4 Heroes

Amidst the utter chaos that occurred on the final restart of last Sunday’s (March 14) NASCAR Xfinity Series event at Phoenix Raceway, you might have noticed a bright yellow No. 74 sneaking through the mayhem. That was the Mike Harmon Racing Chevrolet of Bayley Currey, who scored a career-best finish of seventh as competitors made …

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Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2021 Instacart 500

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Who… should you be talking about after the race? A grand total of 30 races separated Sunday’s Instacart 500 (March 14) from the last time Martin Truex Jr. scored a NASCAR Cup Series victory. That came under the lights at Martinsville Speedway last year. Truex was nowhere to be found in the top 10 when …

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Daniel Suarez, Brad Keselowski Lose Crew Chiefs To Suspension

Brad Keselowski and Jeremy Bullins chatting at Homestead, 2/28/2021 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Instacart 500 winner Martin Truex Jr. went through post-race inspection without a problem at Phoenix Raceway on Sunday (March 14) afternoon, but a few cars behind him weren’t so lucky. Brad Keselowski and Daniel Suarez finished 4th and 21st, respectively, and both teams were hit with lug nut infractions. Each car had two missing or …

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