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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2021 Texas NASCAR Playoff Race

Kyle Larson celebrates his victory in the 2021 Texas NASCAR playoff race at Texas Motor Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

What happened in the 2021 Texas NASCAR Playoff Race? Kyle Larson won the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas NASCAR playoff race on Sunday (Oct. 17) after leading the final 218 laps to clinch a spot in the Championship 4.  William Byron, Christopher Bell, Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick rounded out the top-five finishers. RETWEET …

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Up to Speed: Can Joey Logano & Martin Truex Jr. Recover?

Joey Logano focuses before the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series race at Circuit of the Americas in Austin. (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

On a day at Texas Motor Speedway when most NASCAR playoff drivers avoided serious trouble, Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr. were not so lucky.  Both drivers looked to be on their way to top-10 finishes but dropped out of the race in the last 50 miles.  Logano’s engine failed on lap 300, relegating him …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2021 Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500

Tyler Reddick races in the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Autotrader Echopark Automotive 500 playoff race at Texas Motor Speedway.

(Photo: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Who … should you be talking about after the race? The wins just keep coming for Kyle Larson. This week at Texas Motor Speedway, Larson took his eighth victory of the year and third of the playoffs, guaranteeing that he’ll run for the championship this year while seven others will have to sweat it out …

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The Underdog House: Daniel Suarez Goes Big in Texas

Daniel Suarez battles the competition during the fall 2021 race at Texas Motor Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Top Dog: Daniel Suarez Despite being a first-year NASCAR Cup Series organization, Trackhouse Racing Team has a history of going big or going home this season. Innovative team co-owner Justin Marks has proven to take risks and use unorthodox strategies as he hits the ground running in this sport. Such an aggressive mentality worked again …

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Stock Car Scoop: What Caused NASCAR Chaos at Texas Motor Speedway?

Martin Truex Jr. limps to the pits after crashing in the 2021 fall race at Texas Motor Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kyle Larson scored his eighth NASCAR Cup Series win of 2021 at Texas Motor Speedway Sunday (Oct. 17) amid a mayhem-filled event. What led to all the chaos that plagued the final stage of the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500? Frontstretch’s post-race podcast, Stock Car Scoop, tackles this question with host Adam Cheek (subbing for Bryan …

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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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Kyle Larson Outlasts Late-Race Mayhem at Texas, Claims Championship 4 Slot

Kyle Larson & the No. 5 Team Celebrate in Victory Lane at Texas Motor Speedway. Photo by Rick Lunkenheimer

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

Just as he did at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL last week, Kyle Larson survived carnage at Texas Motor Speedway to secure his eighth win of the season and a spot in the Championship 4 at Phoenix Raceway. Larson led 256 laps en route to the victory, keeping his distance from a bout of late-race …

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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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