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Up to Speed: Championship Hopes Hang in the Balance at Bristol

NASCAR Cup Series action at Bristol Motor Speedway, September 2021. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

With nearly half the playoff field vulnerable to elimination, the stakes have rarely been higher heading into the Bristol night race.

Up to Speed: Will Team Penske Find Momentum Before the Playoffs?

Team Penske's Austin Cindric pulls ahead of the pack at Nashville Superspeedway. (Photo: NKP)

#2: Austin Cindric, Team Penske, Menards/Duracell Ford Mustang

Team Penske has been trending in the wrong direction, continuing to slump at Pocono Raceway. Can they get it together in time for the 2022 Cup playoffs?

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