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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

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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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The Underdog House: Daniel Suarez Plays Best NASCAR Cinderella Card at Las Vegas

2021 Cup Las Vegas Daniel Suarez (Credit: NKP)

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Top Dog: Daniel Suarez Heading into Sunday’s South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Sept. 26), Daniel Suarez had a little extra motivation for the race. He hosted around 200 people for his fan group Daniel’s Amigos, a venture started in 2019, opening a new opportunity for Latino fans to hop on board Suarez’s …

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Entry List: 2021 Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200

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The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads to Las Vegas Motor Speedway Friday night (Sept. 24) as the Round of 8 drivers look to punch their ticket to the championship race in the Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200. Thirty-seven trucks are entered for the 200-mile event, guaranteeing them a spot barring any changes to the entry …

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Entry List: Alsco Uniforms 302

#98: Riley Herbst, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang South Point

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs are set to kick off at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sept. 25 with the running of the Alsco Uniforms 302. Forty-one cars are entered for 40 spots. Due to owner points, Timmy Hill and the No. 13 MBM Motorsports Toyota won’t compete in the race. Among the notable drivers …

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Josh Berry Filling In Again for Michael Annett at Vegas

Josh Berry walks down pit road at Michigan International Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

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For the second consecutive week, Josh Berry will substitute for the injured Michael Annett in the No. 1 Pilot/Flying J Chevrolet at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, JR Motorsports announced Monday (Sept. 20). Annett suffered a fracture in his right femur earlier in the season, forcing him to miss five races while recovering from surgery and …

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The Underdog House: NASCAR Gladiator Erik Jones Scores Bristol Top 10

2021 Texas Cup All-Star Race Erik Jones NKP

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The Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race Sept. 18 displayed various storylines throughout the night. Heavyweight drivers battled all night, desperate playoff drivers wrung out every last drop of effort to make the Round of 12, and a confrontation between Chase Elliott and Kevin Harvick took center stage on a captivating evening at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Entry List: 2021 UNOH 200 presented by Ohio Logistics

Tyler Ankrum racing in a pack at Bristol Motor Speedway, 2020 NASCAR Truck race, NKP

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The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will conclude the Round of 10 at The Last Great Coliseum at Bristol Motor Speedway. Forty-one trucks are entered for 40 spots. Due to points exclusion, Norm Benning’s No. 6 Chevrolet will not make the race. Howie DiSavino III returns to Jordan Anderson Racing’s truck for the fourth time …

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