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Christopher Bell Bounces Back to 3rd-Place Finish at Texas Motor Speedway

Christopher Bell racing at Texas Motor Speedway. Photo by Rick Lunkenheimer

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

Just a week removed from being eliminated from the playoffs, Christopher Bell snagged a third-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway. He was also one of three non-playoff drivers to finish in the top five (William Byron, second; Kevin Harvick, fifth). But despite the finish, it wasn’t easy for Bell to get to that point. After …

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Up in Smoke: Joey Logano Suffers 1st Blown Engine Since 2014

Joey Logano in the Texas Motor Speedway garage with a blown motor. Photo by Beth Lunkenheimer

(Photo: Beth Lunkenheimer)

Joey Logano saw his hopes of pointing his way into the Championship 4 go up in smoke at Texas Motor Speedway Sunday (Oct. 17) … literally. Right as the field approached lap 300, the No. 22 AAA Insurance Ford suffered an engine failure and billowed smoke as the caution flew for the fluid left on …

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Chaotic 12-Car Crash Mars Stage 1 at Texas Motor Speedway

2021 Michigan Cup Alex Bowman NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Almost immediately after the field restarted from the competition caution at Texas Motor Speedway, a large crash brought out the second yellow of the day early in stage one. A lap 32 incident, triggered by contact between Bubba Wallace and Ross Chastain blocked the backstretch and chaos ensued. Officially, 12 drivers were involved according to …

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William Byron, Liberty University Maintains Partnership Through 2026

#24: William Byron, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Liberty University, 2021 fall Richmond playoff NASCAR Cup race

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

William Byron’s No. 24 Chevrolet of Hendrick Motorsports will continue to have Liberty University on the hood for several NASCAR Cup Series races, as the school renewed its sponsorship for five more years, the team announced Oct. 15. The agreement is for 12 races each year through 2026. Liberty first sponsored Byron in 2018 at …

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Kyle Busch, Ty Gibbs to Be Sponsored By Interstate Batteries in 2022

Ty Gibbs

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Interstate Batteries is continuing its partnership with Joe Gibbs Racing in a multi year agreement starting in 2022, sponsoring Kyle Busch in the NASCAR Cup Series and Ty Gibbs in the Xfinity Series, the team announced Friday (Oct. 15). The company will be aboard Busch’s No. 18 for six events and Ty Gibbs’ car in …

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Alan Gustafson: NASCAR Told Chase Elliott, Kevin Harvick Teams ‘They’ve Had Enough’

2021 Bristol II Cup Chase Elliott Kevin Harvick racing Brian Lawdermilk Getty

(Photo: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

Chase Elliott and Kevin Harvick‘s feud has likely come to an end following a phone conversation between members of both teams and NASCAR officials on Oct. 13. AP’s Jenna Fryer initially reported on the call, the existence of which was confirmed by Elliott’s crew chief Alan Gustafson in an interview on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Oct. …

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Kyle Larson Starting From Cup Pole at Texas

Kyle Larson smiling, wearing a blue hat and sunglasses at 2021 Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course NASCAR Cup series, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Round of 8 for the NASCAR Cup Series begins this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway on Oct. 17, and Kyle Larson will be the first to take the green flag. Larson, the winner of last weekend’s race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL and the current points leader, has collected seven wins in 2021 …

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Gibbs, Roush, Kaulig Teams Penalized After Charlotte

2021 Charlotte Road ROVAL Cup Kyle Busch racing NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Joe Gibbs Racing crew chief Ben Beshore has been suspended one race and fined $20,000 after Kyle Busch‘s No. 18 Toyota had two loose lug nuts after the most recent NASCAR Cup Series race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL, NASCAR announced Oct. 12 in its post-race penalty report. Busch’s group was one of three …

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