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Kyle Larson Claims Cup Las Vegas Pole

Kyle Larson No. 5 Valvoline Hendrick Motorsports car after 2021 NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Bristol Motor Speedway, NKP

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The NASCAR Cup Series playoffs begin their Round of 12 this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Kyle Larson is on the pole for Sunday’s (Sept. 26) South Point 400. Larson wheeled his No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet to victory last week at Bristol Motor Speedway, edging out Kevin Harvick within the final few laps. …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the Bristol Night Race

Kyle Larson leads the pack in the 2021 Bristol Bass Pro Shops Night Race. (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kyle Larson took the lead away from Kevin Harvick in the closing laps and held on to win at Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday (Sept. 18). Lapped traffic was a factor all night, allowing cars in second place to close in on the leader. Such was the case near the end of the race; Larson went to the bottom and then back up the track, squeezing Harvick a bit. The No. 5 of Hendrick Motorsports then slid up in front of Harvick, preventing the No. 4 from getting another run on Larson.

Rodney Childers Re-Signs With Stewart-Haas

Rodney Childers and Kevin Harvick look on in 2019 Cup Michigan race. Photo: NKP

(Photo: NKP)

Rodney Childers will stay with Stewart-Haas Racing, re-signing with the team “for years to come,” as he posted on Twitter Sunday (Sept. 19). The longtime crew chief of 2014 NASCAR Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick said he re-signed last Wednesday. “Been thinking all day, there is always a lot of things I could complain about,” …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2021 Bass Pro Shops Night Race at Bristol

NASCAR Bristol

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

As NASCAR Cup Series drivers get ready for the final playoff race in the Round of 16, we’ll prepare our lineups for daily fantasy. Let’s set your NASCAR DraftKings rosters for Saturday night’s (Sept. 17) race at Bristol Motor Speedway. It’s the second time that Cup has ventured to Thunder Valley this season, but it …

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Crew Member Reveals StarCom Racing Shutdown

#00: Quin Houff, StarCom Racing, Chevrolet Camaro UNITS, racing at 2021 Cup Richmond Raceway NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

A NASCAR Cup Series crew member announced on Twitter Wednesday (Sept. 15) StarCom Racing will be shut down following the 2021 season finale at Phoenix Raceway. Charlie Langenstein, shop foreman and mechanical director at StarCom, said in a since-deleted Twitter post that, “We at StarCom Racing have been notified that our team will cease operations …

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Sheldon Creed Secures Bristol Truck Pole

Sheldon Creed 2021 Darlington Truck fall playoff race NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Like the NASCAR Cup Series, the sport’s Camping World Truck Series also finishes its opening round of the playoffs at Bristol Motor Speedway. The Round of 10 will conclude Thursday night (Sept. 16) with the UNOH 200 and Sheldon Creed is on the pole for the second straight Truck event. Creed won the past two …

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Noah Gragson Grabs Pole for Bristol Xfinity Race

Noah Gragson wearing a hat and sunglasses, holding a water bottle, Bass Pro Shops/Black Rifle Coffee firesuit, Atlanta Motor Speedway, 2021 NASCAR Xfinity, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Xfinity Series’ regular season finale is Friday night (Sept. 18) at Bristol Motor Speedway. Noah Gragson will wheel his No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevrolet from the pole in Thunder Valley. Gragson is on a two-race win streak, taking the checkered flag at both Darlington Raceway and Richmond Raceway. His JR Motorsports teammate Justin …

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Martin Truex Jr. Rolls Off From Cup Pole at Bristol

Martin Truex Jr with trophy in victory lane, NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond, 2021, Sean Gardner Getty Images

(Photo: Sean Gardner/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

It’s the final race in the Round of 16 of the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs and Martin Truex Jr. will lead the field to green at Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday (Sept. 18). Truex claimed the pole position for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race after winning at Richmond Raceway last week. Darlington Raceway victor …

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Sheldon Creed To Drive for Richard Childress Racing in 2022 Xfinity Season

Sheldon Creed on pit road at World Wide Technology Raceway in Gateway, Ill. (Photo: Getty Images)

(Photo: Jeff Curry/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

Sheldon Creed will race full-time for Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series next season, the team announced Tuesday (Sept. 14). He’s in the hunt for a second Camping World Truck Series championship with GMS Racing this year and has won back-to-back races in the playoffs. So far in 2021 Creed has earned three …

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