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NASCAR Mailbox: Will Low Horsepower Negatively Affect Next Gen Car?

2021 Charlotte Road ROVAL Cup Next Gen test Ryan Blaney car Bob Leverone Getty

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Many have voiced complaints about the 550-hp package on intermediate tracks, yet NASCAR is using it again for the Next Gen car. How concerning is it that the results may be the same? – Clarence P., Charlotte, N.C. This is a topic that many are going to voice their opinion about in the coming weeks …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Kyle Larson Establishes His Own Road Course Legacy

Kyle Larson does a burnout after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Bank of America ROVAL 400, October 2021. Photo: NKP

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The memories of Kevin Harvick spinning in a last turn, last ditch effort to make the Championship 4 a year ago were vivid in the minds of Kyle Larson fans. The Hendrick Motorsports driver came into the Round of 12 looking like a lock to advance. That all changed last week at Talladega when Larson …

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Entry List: 2021 EchoPark Automotive 500

2021 Texas Cup All Star Kyle Larson Christopher Bell racing NKP

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With four drivers being eliminated following the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL, the Round of 8 is set to commence with the EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Cup Series. Eight drivers will look to lock their spot in the championship finale at Phoenix Raceway. Thirty-nine cars are set to take the …

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Horsepower, Spoiler Package Revealed for Most of 2022 Cup Season

Kevin Harvick races with Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, September 2021.(Credit: NKP)

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Many pieces of the Next Gen puzzle in the NASCAR Cup Series came together Oct. 11, as NASCAR revealed horsepower and spoiler settings for the majority of the tracks on the 2022 schedule. According to Fox Sports’s Bob Pockrass, the cars will feature 670 horsepower and a 4-inch spoiler on short tracks and road courses …

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Jack Harvey Signs With RLL for 2022

2021 IndyCar Jack Harvey Chris Owens INDYCAR Media

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Jack Harvey will join Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing on a multi-year deal in the NTT IndyCar Series beginning in 2022, RLL announced Oct. 11. Harvey will pilot the No. 45 Honda with full-season sponsorship from Hy-Vee, which has been a primary sponsor for RLL since 2020. “I’m incredibly excited to be joining Rahal Letterman Lanigan …

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The Underdog House: Daniel Suarez’s Top 15 Paces Underdogs at Charlotte ROVAL

2021 Richmond II Cup Daniel Suarez NKP

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Top Dog: Daniel Suarez Daniel Suarez got his start in karts in his home country of Mexico, running several races on the road course layouts, so it’s easy to expect he’d excel on road courses in NASCAR too. Karting is a different animal compared to stock cars, but it teaches drivers a lot about handling, …

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The Underdog House: Bubba Wallace Leads Talladega Sweep for First-Time Winners

Erik Jones races in the 2021 TellaWood 500 at Talladega. Photo: NKP

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Top Dog: Bubba Wallace They say anything can happen at Talladega Superspeedway. And by anything, they mean ANYTHING. Be it red flags for crashes and rain, a lack of daylight, big crashes, or a spin to win, Talladega contained it all in chaotic ways this weekend. Starting with the NASCAR Cup Series’ YellaWood 500 (Oct. …

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Justin Allgaier Returning to Spire at Talladega

2021 Loudon NXS Justin Allgaier smile NKP

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Justin Allgaier returns to the NASCAR Cup Series with Spire Motorsports this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway, the organization announced Sept. 27. Allgaier will pilot the No. 77 Chevrolet with longtime partner Brandt as the sponsor in the YellowWood 500 on Oct. 3. This will be Allgaier’s first non-substitute start since 2015. He had made three …

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Simon Pagenaud Heading to Meyer Shank in 2022

2021 IndyCar Simon Pagenaud Chris Owens INDYCAR Media

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Simon Pagenaud will join forces with Meyer Shank Racing in 2022 in the NTT IndyCar Series, the team announced Sept. 27. Pagenaud will pilot the No. 60 AutoNation/SiriusXM Honda for the full season. The 2016 series champion comes over to MSR after a tenure at Team Penske for seven seasons, during which he collected 11 …

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