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Martin Truex Jr. Ends Winless Streak, Victorious at Phoenix Raceway

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

On a sunny Sunday (March 14) afternoon at Phoenix Raceway, Martin Truex Jr. finally snapped a 29-race winless streak and returned to victory lane in the 2021 Instacart 500. It took a while for Truex’s car to come to him, especially after brushing the wall early on. But the driver of the No. 19 led …

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Conor Daly on Returning to NASCAR Trucks, Looking Ahead to 2021 IndyCar Season

Conor Daly No. 44 truck of Niece Motorsports races in 2021 Las Vegas race Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

If you were watching Friday (March 5) night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, you might’ve seen Conor Daly driving the No. 44 for Niece Motorsports. Perhaps you remember him from making his truck debut in Sin City last fall, his Xfinity Series appearance at Road America in 2018 or, …

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Kyle Larson Dominates Las Vegas, Wins in 4th Start with Hendrick

(Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kyle Larson did nothing short of dominate Sunday’s (March 7) Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, cruising to his seventh career victory and first as a member of the Hendrick Motorsports team. Larson led 103 laps en route to the win, bringing the No. 5 back to victory lane for the first time since …

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AJ Allmendinger Claims 6th Xfinity Win at Las Vegas

AJ Allmendinger celebrates with a burnout after winning Las Vegas spring Xfinity race 2021 Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

AJ Allmendinger’s car came to life late in the Alsco Uniforms 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Saturday (March 6). The longtime racer’s No. 16 got by Daniel Hemric on a late-race restart, passing the driver who had been out front for most of the race and setting sail en route to the win. The …

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William Byron Dominates Late at Homestead for 2nd Career Cup Win

William Byron at Homestead

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Late-race dominance paid off for William Byron. Despite struggling early and starting 31st, Byron led 102 laps en route to winning Sunday’s (Feb. 28) Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The triumph was Byron’s second win, having already scored his maiden victory in the 2020 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway last August. ? …

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Myatt Snider Scores 1st Xfinity Win in Wild Homestead Race

2021 Xfinity Homesterad Myatt Snider, No. 2 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, Flag (Credit: NKP)

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For the second week in a row, the NASCAR Xfinity Series had a first-time winner… and for the third straight week, a race in one of the sport’s three series was won by a first-timer. Myatt Snider won a chaotic, drama-filled Contender Boats 250 on Saturday (Feb. 27) afternoon, scoring his first career win after …

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Reel Racing: A Conversation with Michael Waltrip on 2019’s ‘Blink of an Eye’

(Photo: Taublieb Films)

In 2019, the documentary Blink of an Eye premiered via Fathom Events in theaters around the country. Chronicling the career of Michael Waltrip and the fateful events of the 2001 Daytona 500, the one-night-only Sept. 12 showing gave way to a widespread release on streaming. Waltrip’s 0-for-462 winless streak in the NASCAR Cup Series came to …

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Christopher Bell Uses Late Charge to Win Daytona in 1st Cup Victory

Christopher Bell Celebrates his victory in the O'Reilly Auto Parts 253

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It took until the final pair of laps, but Christopher Bell made it back-to-back first-time winners to kick off the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season. Bell passed Joey Logano in the waning laps of Sunday afternoon’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 253 at the Daytona International Speedway road course, chasing down the No. 22 and cruising to …

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Justin Haley’s No. 77 Fails Inspection Twice Ahead of Daytona Road Course

Justin Haley prior to the Super Start Batteries 188

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The hours leading up to the O’Reilly Auto Parts 253 at Daytona International Speedway’s road course were essentially a mirror image of last week’s Daytona 500: one car failed inspection twice, forcing them to start at the rear of the field for the race that afternoon. NASCAR Cup Series team Spire Motorsports slotted Xfinity Series …

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