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Q&A: Ben Kennedy on the 2022 NASCAR Cup Schedule

NASCAR at Daytona

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

On Wednesday (Sept. 15), NASCAR officially unveiled the 2022 NASCAR Cup schedule. The schedule includes: The Clash at the LA Coliseum on Feb. 6 Bristol Dirt on Easter Sunday (April 17) in prime time on Fox Cup’s inaugural race at Gateway in East St. Louis on June 5 Pocono Raceway losing one of its two …

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Martin Truex Jr. Rolls Off From Cup Pole at Bristol

Martin Truex Jr with trophy in victory lane, NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond, 2021, Sean Gardner Getty Images

(Photo: Sean Gardner/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

It’s the final race in the Round of 16 of the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs and Martin Truex Jr. will lead the field to green at Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday (Sept. 18). Truex claimed the pole position for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race after winning at Richmond Raceway last week. Darlington Raceway victor …

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NASCAR Mailbox: L.A. Coliseum Is Cool, But Why Not Bowman Gray?

2022 LA Coliseum (iRacing image, game play)

(Photo: iRacing via NASCAR Media)

I’m all for the L.A. Coliseum Clash idea, but why not do it at Bowman-Gray Stadium, a place that would require next to no cost for travel and would be an ode to the sport’s roots? – Natasha L., Cornelius, North Carolina One word, two letters: T.V. Charlotte, NC should always be the home of …

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L.A. Memorial Coliseum to Host Cup Series’ 2022 Clash

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

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For the first time since 1971, the NASCAR Cup Series will race in a football stadium. The best in the stock car racing business will race in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as the Clash will move from its original venue of the east coast Daytona International Speedway to the west coast football stadium, FOX …

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2 Cup Teams Penalized, Crew Chief Suspended after Richmond

Justin Haley No. 77 car at Richmond

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Two NASCAR Cup Series teams and one Xfinity Series team were penalized following the events at Richmond Raceway this past Saturday, Sept. 11. Richmond winner Martin Truex Jr.’s No. 19 Toyota team crew chief James Small was fined $10,000 for an unsecured lug nut that was found in the post-race inspection. The No. 77 Chevrolet …

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Joe Gibbs Racing Makes the Old Dominion Its Own Dominion

2021 Richmond II Cup Martin Truex Jr Christopher Bell NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After nearly doing so at the same track a couple of seasons ago, Joe Gibbs Racing’s NASCAR Cup Series stable looked to be on track for a possible 1-2-3-4 finish on Saturday (Sept. 11) night at Richmond Raceway. In 2019, it was a post-race inspection disqualification of Erik Jones‘ No. 20 that derailed the historic …

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William Byron Finishes 19th at Richmond: “We Were Terrible”

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

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a season that’s been his best statistically, William Byron now faces a steep uphill climb if he wants to contend for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series championship. Following a 19th-place finish at Richmond Raceway, the Hendrick Motorsports wheelman now sits 18 points below the cutline heading to Bristol Motor Speedway. 15th in the standings, …

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Richmond Rout: Martin Truex Jr. Gets the Jump on the Field in the End

Martin Truex Jr. celebrates in victory lane at Richmond Raceway. (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Martin Truex Jr. jumped the start of the 2021 Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway. By the finish, he simply had the jump on everyone else. Truex fought all the way back to the front, opening up an eight-second lead after the final pit stop and cruising to victory over Denny Hamlin in the …

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