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Daniel Hemric Wins 1st Race & Xfinity Series Championship

2021 Xfinity Phoenix Daniel Hemric pre-race (Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images via NASCAR Media

Daniel Hemric tied a NASCAR record by finishing runner-up 10 times in his Xfinity Series career. With two turns left and a championship on the line, he wouldn’t settle for No. 11. Hemric nudged fellow title contender Austin Cindric out of the way, then won a drag race to the line to earn the 2021 …

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Kyle Larson Wins Pole For Cup Series Finale In Phoenix

2021 Phoenix Cup Kyle Larson pole winner NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kyle Larson laid down a 137.847 mph lap and will lead the field to the green flag in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Championship Race at Phoenix Raceway. Fellow Championship 4 driver Chase Elliott will start alongside on the front row in his bid to win back-to-back championships. William Byron starts third, while Ryan Blaney and …

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Austin Cindric Wins Pole For XFINITY Championship Finale At Phoenix

2021 Phoenix NXS Austin Cindric pole winner NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Austin Cindric will lead the field and his Championship 4 rivals to the green flag in Saturday night’s (Nov. 6) NASCAR XFINITY Series season finale. Cindric, who won the pole with a 131.902 mph lap will be joined on the front row by John Hunter Nemechek. Justin Allgaier will start third alongside championship contender Daniel …

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Noah Gragson Wins Martinsville, Clinches Championship 4 Berth

2021 Martinsville II NXS Noah Gragson woohoo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Noah Gragson had to win to advance to the Championship 4 Saturday night (Oct. 30) at Martinsville Speedway, and was willing to do anything to win the Dead On Tools 250. After driving and willing his way to the lead, he faced challenges from Daniel Hemric passing him late and battled to retake the lead …

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Zane Smith Clinches Championship 4 Berth With Martinsville Win

#21: Zane Smith, GMS Racing, Chevrolet Silverado MRC Construction

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Zane Smith had to win to make it into the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ Championship 4, and he did just that in the United Rentals 200 at Martinsville Speedway Oct. 30. The No. 38 of Todd Gilliland was the dominant truck, winning the first two stages and battling at the end between Smith and …

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Misunderstood: Rick Ware Racing Is Good for NASCAR

Bayley Currey and Josh Bilicki of Rick Ware Racing chat before 2021 summer Atlanta Cup race, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

When one sees the name Rick Ware Racing, it’s at times met with some sort of annoyance, or at least not taken seriously. It’s a team that has frustrated fans, drivers and even broadcasters in the booth — and is one that occasionally spawns its own meme, “Rick Ware Racing Moment,” on social media. All …

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Nick Sanchez Gets 1st ARCA Win, Ty Gibbs Wins Championship

2021 Kansas II ARCA Ty Gibbs championship Nick Sanchez win NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Nick Sanchez went to victory lane for the first time in his ARCA Menards Series career on Saturday night (Oct. 23). Sanchez passed Ty Gibbs on a green-white-checkered restart to win the Reese’s 150 at Kansas Speedway. “Aero, I just tried to have a great restart,” Sanchez told MAVTV on how he won. “Winning is …

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Ty Gibbs Steals an Xfinity Playoff Win at Kansas

Ty Gibbs celebrates winning NASCAR Xfinity Kansas race with checkered flag, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota once again showed off its rockets as Ty Gibbs cruised out front late in the final stage to secure his fourth win of the season. Gibbs became the youngest driver to get four wins in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Austin Cindric was the most dominant driver of the …

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John Hunter Nemechek Outruns Playoff Drivers, Wins Texas

2021 Texas II NXS John Hunter Nemechek burnout NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Regardless of the driver, the No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota is bad fast whenever it races. It robbed the playoff drivers of a win at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday (Oct. 16), the team flexing its might as John Hunter Nemechek got his second career win after battling teammate Daniel Hemric in the Andy’s …

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