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Denny Hamlin Holds Off Kyle Busch to Win Charity Race

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Denny Hamlin cut his teeth racing at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va.; he won a mini stock track championship there in 1997. More than 20 years later, Langley hosted the return of 2016 Daytona 500 winner’s charity race — the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown (DHSTS) — after a two-year hiatus on Thursday night (April 19). …

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Ryan Blaney’s Dominant Car Exits Early at Bristol

Ryan Blaney (Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

For most of Sunday (Apr. 15), the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway was Ryan Blaney’s to lose. Unfortunately for him, that’s exactly what happened. In a race delayed several times for rain, Blaney’s car was a fixture up front for most of stage one. He led 100 of the first 117 laps and was just …

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Ryan Preece Wins the Race and the Cash in the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Ryan Preece is now $100,000 richer. The part-time driver of Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 won the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday afternoon (April 14), his second career win. Preece also won the NASCAR XFINITY Series’ Dash 4 Cash prize of $100,000 by beating out Daniel Hemric, Cole Custer and Christopher …

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Kyle Larson, David Ragan Fastest in Saturday Practices at Bristol

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Kyle Larson and David Ragan split the two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practices at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday morning (April 14). Larson’s speed of 129.004 miles per hour put his No. 42 Chevrolet at the top of the scoring pylon in Saturday’s opening session. All three manufacturers occupied the podium in the first session, …

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How to Make NASCAR Bearable While We’re Stuck With This Stale Schedule

(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

NASCAR released its new schedule for the 2019 season on Tuesday (April 3), and I say the word “new” so loosely that it has most crew chiefs calling for a couple major turns of wedge. The term copy-and-paste is much more applicable to what we are getting next season, as it is nearly identical to …

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Rain Postpones Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

A combination of rain and snow flurries invaded Ridgeway, Va. right as the Camping World Truck Series competitors fired their engines on Saturday afternoon (March 24). The race still started at the schedule time, but 23 laps later, NASCAR lost the track to the weather and was forced to throw the red flag. With snow …

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Martin Truex Jr. Sweeps Martinsville Speedway Practices

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

No matter what town NASCAR travels to, Martin Truex Jr. continues to be the fastest in it. Six days after winning all three stages at Auto Club Speedway of California, the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion was fastest in both STP 500 practices at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday (March 24). Truex posted a …

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Joey Logano Dominates the Roseanne 300 at Auto Club Speedway

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Nothing could stop Joey Logano from winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series’ Roseanne 300 at Auto Club Speedway of California on Saturday night (March 17). Logano led 139 of the 150 laps and swept all three stages. He overcame a differing pit strategy to do so and went from 16th to first in four laps at one …

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Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch Fastest in Auto Club Speedway Practices

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/ NKP)

Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch put their numbers at the top of the leaderboard in the pair of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practices at Auto Club Speedway of California on Saturday afternoon (March 17). Harvick, who is going for four consecutive wins this weekend, was the fastest in the first session of the day, …

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