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Austin Cindric Tops an Eventful NASCAR Xfinity Practice at Road America

2021 Mid Ohio NXS Austin Cindric car NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Austin Cindric was the fastest in the lone NASCAR Xfinity Series practice with a speed of 107.87 mph at Road America Friday, July 2. Cindric, who looks to be a favorite tomorrow, was about a second faster than the second-fastest driver, Jeb Burton. The rest of the top five in practice was Justin Allgaier, AJ …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2021 Ally 400

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Who … should you be talking about after the Ally 400? Kyle Larson proved again Sunday (June 20) that the No. 5 team is no fluke. Larson led a whopping 264 of 300 laps at Nashville Superspeedway and was rarely challenged up front in the track’s NASCAR Cup Series debut. Larson’s fourth win of the season …

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Oliver Askew Replaces Injured Rinus VeeKay for IndyCar Road America Race

Oliver Askew

Oliver Askew prior to the Iowa INDYCAR 250s Race 1 and 2 at Iowa Speedway Friday, July 17, 2020 (Photo by: Joe Skibinski, courtesy of IndyCar)

After full-time Ed Carpenter Racing driver Rinus VeeKay was injured this week in a cycling accident, the team has found their replacement for the No. 21 this week at Road America in Oliver Askew. It’s the second time this week Askew has been tapped to fill in for an injured driver. Askew drove the No. …

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Deepdive: Jimmie Johnson’s NASCAR Xfinity Career Was Better Than You Think

When you think of Jimmie Johnson‘s success, you would remember his impressive NASCAR Cup Series stats with seven championships, 83 wins and finishing in the top 10 over half of his starts. Yet, his Xfinity Series stats may be underwhelming. The reason why Johnson is viewed as a terrible Xfinity racer is mainly the lens …

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Frontstretch 5: West Coast Tracks That Need to Make a Comeback

Joey Logano waits by his NASCRA racecar at Michigan International Speedway, August 2009.

(Photo:Nigel Kinrade, USA Autostock)

With NASCAR’s return to Sonoma, NASCAR looks to swing back to more west coast races after Sonoma was dropped from the 2020 schedule. Last year, there were only four race tracks (Texas Motor Speedway, Kansas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Phoenix Raceway) where the Cup Series raced that were west of the Mississippi …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2021 Coca-Cola 600

2021 Cup Charlotte Pack Racing - Erik Jones, No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Who… should you be talking about after the Coca-Cola 600? Kyle Larson cruised to his second win of the season at Charlotte Motor Speedway Sunday (May 30) with a whopping 10-second lead on second place. With Larson’s victory, Hendrick Motorsports passed Richard Petty Motorsports to set a NASCAR record with 269 wins as an organization. …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Martin Truex Jr. Makes 19 the New 78 with Darlington Win

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

While some drivers want to get away from Darlington faster than getting out of Society Hill after a speeding ticket, other drivers are glad they visited for Throwback Weekend. But the stats and radar gun do not lie: Martin Truex Jr. dominated the race at Darlington Raceway while becoming the first driver to reach three …

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Bridesmaid Again: Kyle Larson a Close Second at Darlington

Kyle Larson during the Goodyear 400 at Darlington Raceway, 5/9/2021 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Martin Truex Jr. may have been the story of the 2021 Goodyear 400, but Kyle Larson almost stole the show. The Hendrick Motorsports driver came within a few car lengths of his first Darlington Raceway victory Sunday (May 9) before settling for second after giving Truex a run for his money in the final laps. …

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Not a Winner But $100K Richer: Noah Gragson Scores Top-5 Finish at Darlington

Noah Gragson and Austin Cindric racing during the Steakhouse Elite 200 at Darlington Raceway, 5/8/2021 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to show the No. 9 team was disqualified following Saturday’s (May 8) race and did not win the Dash 4 Cash bonus. For more coverage, click here. Noah Gragson initially scored another $100,000 Saturday (May 8) by claiming his third straight Xfinity Dash 4 Cash jackpot, but fell short …

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