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William Byron Scores Spire Motorsports’ 1st Truck Win at Martinsville

2022 Trucks Martinsville William Byron, No. 7 Spire Motorsports Chevrolet, wins (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

In his return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, 2016 rookie of the year William Byron took off right where he left off. Byron dominated to win at Martinsville Speedway on Thursday night (April 7), leading 94 of the race’s 200 laps for his eighth career Truck win. Byron won seven times in his …

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A Matured Noah Gragson Leads NASCAR Xfinity Points While Gaining Cup Experience

Noah Gragson, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Now in his fourth year with JR Motorsports, Noah Gragson finds himself at the top of the NASCAR Xfinity Series standings after a historic start to the season.  Gragson started the season with four straight top-three finishes (including a dominant win at Phoenix Raceway), joining Kevin Harvick as the only other driver in Xfinity history …

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Aric Almirola’s Retirement Tour Rolls Past Las Vegas With Streak Intact

Aric Almirola smiles in the garage area at Daytona International Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

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Just as he has been for much of his NASCAR Cup Series career, Aric Almirola has started his final season off as a model of consistency.

The 37-year-old driver (he turns 38 next week) finished sixth in Sunday’s (Mar. 6) Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to continue his streak of being the only driver to score a top 10 in every Cup points race so far in 2022.

Fire on Fridays: Who Is Each NASCAR Cup Team’s Alpha Driver?

Ryan Blaney grits his teeth at LA Clash, Joey Logano smiles, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

A rundown of alpha drivers in each NASCAR Cup Series team.

Flat Tire & William Byron Prevent Tyler Reddick From 1st NASCAR Cup Win

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Tyler Reddick had the car to beat at Auto Club Speedway, his hometown track on Sunday (Feb. 27). Instead, he finished 24th, one lap down, after watching a potential first win slip away. Reddick had led 90 of the race’s opening 151 laps, won the first two stages and was pulling away from the field …

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Martin Truex Jr. Overcomes Multiple Scares to Claim Final Championship 4 Spot

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Martin Truex Jr. had several scares on Halloween but overcame them to grab the final spot in the Championship 4 by just three points. Truex started fourth and finished fourth in the Xfinity 500 at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday afternoon (Oct. 31), but the results fail to tell the tale of his up-and-down day. “I …

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Harrison Burton Fails to Make Championship 4 After Bad Luck

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

One year ago, Harrison Burton seemed primed to make a NASCAR Xfinity Series championship run in 2021. But instead, on Saturday night (Oct. 30), his 2021 playoff run came to an end. Burton ended the 2020 season by winning back-to-back races, at Texas Motor Speedway and Martinsville Speedway. He wasn’t eligible for the Championship 4 …

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