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Stock Car Scoop: Has Alex Bowman Leapfrogged Chase Elliott at Hendrick Motorsports?

Alex Bowman celebrates after scoring the victory for Hendrick Motorsports at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

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Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek are joined by editor and Frontstretch Content Director Michael Massie on Stock Car Scoop to discuss whether Chase Elliott, not one of those winners, is falling down the pecking order at Hendrick Motorsports. Also, is the Toyota resurgence at Las Vegas just a one-off? And can the early season parity we’ve seen in the Cup Series continue for the foreseeable future?

Stock Car Scoop: Should NASCAR Still Convert Auto Club to a Short Track?

The NASCAR Cup Series field lines up for the start of the 2022 Wise Power 400 at Auto Club Speedway. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

NASCAR put on a show in its return to Auto Club Speedway on Sunday (Feb. 27), with defending champion Kyle Larson coming to life late and claiming his first victory of 2022. After the Cup Series put on a show Sunday afternoon with a quality race, should NASCAR still convert the Fontana venue into a …

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Kyle Larson Surges Late, Begins NASCAR Title Defense with Auto Club Win

Kyle Larson takes the checkered flag to win the WISE Power 400 at Auto Club Speedway, 2/27/2022 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

On Sunday (Feb. 27) at Auto Club Speedway, Kyle Larson’s No. 5 came to life late, and the defending champ held off all comers to win his first race of 2022 in the Wise Power 400 and open his title defense.

Fronstretch 2-Minute Drill: Wise Power 400 at Auto Club

#9: Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro NAPA Auto Parts and #99: Daniel Suarez, TrackHouse Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Freeway Insurance

NASCAR is back at Auto Club Speedway for the first time in two years. The last time the Cup and Xfinity Series raced in Fontana, the race ended up being the second-to-last before the COVID-19 pandemic shattered any and all forms of scheduling for major sports in 2020, leading to a two-month stoppage for NASCAR. …

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Stock Car Scoop: Expectations for NASCAR’s Auto Club Return

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

For the first time in nearly two full years, NASCAR visits Auto Club Speedway. The California venue hasn’t hosted a stock car event since the spring of 2020, where Alex Bowman dominated en route to a victory, and the Cup Series heads back with the Next Gen cars set to hit the track on Sunday …

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