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Truckin’ Thursdays: No One Safe Heading to Martinsville

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After Tate Fogleman’s victory Saturday (Oct. 2) at Talladega Superspeedway, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads to Martinsville Speedway on the verge of its first playoff round with three non-postseason-eligible winners. Christian Eckes‘ triumph at Las Vegas Motor Speedway kicked off the Round of 8, leaving only Martinsville on Oct. 30 to decide the Championship …

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Frontstretch 5: NASCAR’s Most Recent Maiden Driver-Team Victories

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With Bubba Wallace‘s first career victory at Talladega Superspeedway on Monday (Oct. 4), it was the first time a Black driver had visited a NASCAR Cup Series victory lane in nearly 60 years and the first triumph for 23XI Racing in its debut season. The win is also the first time a driver and team …

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Stock Car Scoop: 3 1st-Time Winners at Talladega

Bubba Wallace at Darlington

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Talladega Superspeedway was the host of all three main NASCAR touring series to begin October, and the weekend (one that extended into Monday) featured three first-time winners and concluded with Bubba Wallace winning his first-ever Cup Series race. What did Adam Cheek and Bryan Nolen think of the historic visit to the superspeedway? Tune in …

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Bubba Wallace Scores 1st Win in Rain-Shortened Talladega Playoff Race

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The NASCAR Cup Series’ YellaWood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway was postponed a day by rain, and even as the skies threatened even more precipitation, Bubba Wallace raced his way to the front as stage two wound down, running up front when a crash brought out the caution flag on Monday (Oct. 4). Then rain hit, …

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YellaWood 500 at Talladega Postponed to Monday

A Track Drying Truck works in the tri-oval at Talladega Superspeedway, 10/3/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Originally scheduled for Sunday (Oct. 3), the NASCAR Cup Series’ YellaWood 500 will now be run at 1 p.m. ET Monday (Oct. 4) after intermittent rain shut down operations at Talladega Superspeedway. Heavy rain hit in the morning and a window appeared to be open for the 500-mile race to get started, but after a …

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John Wes Townley Shot, Killed in Athens Shooting

Photo Credit: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch

John Wes Townley, who made nearly 200 starts across NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series and Xfinity Series over a nine-year span, was shot and killed in a double shooting in Athens, Ga. on Saturday (Oct. 2). A report from the Athens Banner-Herald says responders to a shooting near the Athens Five Points area found Townley and a …

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Frontstretch 2-Minute Drill: YellaWood 500 at Talladega

A pack of NASCAR race cars running the GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, April 2021. Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Likely the most dreaded event of the NASCAR playoffs for any series, Talladega Superspeedway’s 2.66-mile oval looms in the Cup Series’ drivers’ windshields for Sunday (Oct. 3). It’s the second race of the Round of 12, and the goliath down in Alabama has already produced its share of chaos during the weekend. Multiple multi-car (and …

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Stock Car Scoop: Just How Chaotic Will Talladega Be?

#9: Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro NAPA Auto Parts, #48: Alex Bowman, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Ally, #24: William Byron, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Liberty University, #19: Martin Truex Jr., Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Bass Pro Shops

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Talladega Superspeedway looms in the windshields of every NASCAR driver this weekend, and for Cup Series contenders it’s for the second race in the Round of 12. How chock-full of mayhem will Sunday’s (Oct. 3) race be? Which dark horse contenders are we watching? Listen as Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek break down everything you …

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5 Points to Ponder: Las Vegas a Quiet Start to Round of 12

2021 Cup Las Vegas Denny Hamlin Trophy (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

1. Las Vegas lackluster in the wake of Bristol’s chaos In fairness, we can’t expect the level of intensity we saw last week at Bristol every single race. But it was striking at just how calm the NASCAR Cup Series’ South Point 400 on Sunday (Sept. 26) night was, with just one caution for incident — and one …

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Stock Car Scoop: How Big a Statement did Joe Gibbs Racing Make at Las Vegas?

Denny Hamlin of Joe Gibbs Racing talks on pit road at Homestead-Miami Speedway in March 2021. (Photo: NKP)

#11: Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Small Business Grant Contest

The NASCAR Cup Series’ visit to Las Vegas was helmed by Denny Hamlin, who scored his second win of 2021 in Sin City and locked himself into the Round of 8. Did Joe Gibbs Racing assert their dominance in the championship race after posting a 1-3-4 finish and the win? How do the woes of …

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