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Kyle Larson Comes Out on Top at Kansas, Wins 9th Race of 2021

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

No matter what happens the rest of the season, Kyle Larson will have won at least a quarter of 2021’s races. The No. 5 took control at Kansas Speedway on Sunday (Oct. 24) and rarely relinquished the lead, capping a day in which three of Hendrick Motorsports’ cars finished inside the top 10. It was …

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Best Seat at the Track: Daniel McFadin Joins From Kansas Speedway

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Graphic: Jared Haas

Jared Haas is joined by Frontstretch senior editor Daniel McFadin from Kansas Speedway to discuss the weekend’s racing action. With Kyle Larson securing his Championship 4 spot last weekend at Texas Motor Speedway, the pair debate whether Larson will take it easy over the next two races or put the pedal to the metal. McFadin …

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Frontstretch 2-Minute Drill: Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas

#2: Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Verizon 5G and #24: William Byron, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Axalta pack racing Kansas spring 2021 Cup race NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Just three races remain in the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season. First among them is Sunday (Oct. 24) afternoon’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway, where 40 drivers settle in for 267 laps on the 1.5-mile yellow brick road. Even after last week’s likely-calm race at Texas Motor Speedway devolved into chaos in the final …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2021 Hollywood Casino 400

Kyle Larson and William Byron racing in NASCAR Cup Series at Texas Motor Speedway fall playoff, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Cup Series heads to the final 1.5-mile racetrack of the year in the Sunflower State. Let’s set your daily fantasy NASCAR DraftKings rosters for Sunday’s (Oct. 24) race at Kansas Speedway. It’s the second playoff weekend in the Round of 8 and second intermediate track in a row. Last week, Kyle Larson dominated …

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Stock Car Scoop: Will Denny Hamlin and Chase Briscoe’s Beef Impact NASCAR Playoffs?

2021 Indy road Cup Chase Briscoe Denny Hamlin racing NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

With the third-to-last race of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season nearly upon us, Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek delve into the storylines, potential winners and more ahead of Sunday’s (Oct. 24) race at Kansas Speedway. Will the conflict between Denny Hamlin and Chase Briscoe impact Hamlin’s title pursuit? Are viewers going to see a …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Formula 1 or NASCAR Win the Ratings Battle?

2020 Kansas playoff Cup race, Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch lead the pack coming off a turn, Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Who will come out on top between F1 and NASCAR? This Sunday will mark a big test for Formula 1 as it goes head-to-head with the NASCAR Cup Series race on cable, and the National Football League when it comes to television in general. Before the speculation, it should be obvious that NASCAR will outdraw …

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Friday Faceoff: Does an Underperforming Team Deserve to Lose Its Charter?

Cody Ware No. 51 Rick Ware Racing car at Texas Motor Speedway NASCAR All-Star Open, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

With Kyle Larson locked into the Championship 4, should the No. 5 car help to get teammate and defending champion Chase Elliott in? Stephen Stumpf: Absolutely not. The two may be teammates, but Kyle Larson is having one of the most dominant seasons in the 21st century and should have his eyes focused on his first …

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2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Playoff Drivers Be Raced Differently Than the Rest of the Field?

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Drivers participating in NASCAR’s playoffs are frustrated by drivers who are outside that realm. It’s been a common theme since the postseason began. Last weekend (Oct. 17) at Texas Motor Speedway, an incident between Denny Hamlin and Chase Briscoe has grabbed headlines and even spilled over on social media this week. This is the 17th …

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Holding A Pretty Wheel: That Time NASCAR’s Points System Showed the Playoffs for What They Are

Denny Hamlin and Kyle Larson battle in the closing laps of the 2021 Southern 500. (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Way back in 2004, NASCAR devised a playoff system with hopes of one thing: attracting a demographic whose attention span, raised on information meted out in colorful bursts, was decidedly shorter than that of the long-term, traditional fans. The sport was riding a high as the water-cooler fad of the moment and wanted the wave …

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Kyle Larson Rolls Off From Cup Pole at Kansas

#5: Kyle Larson, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro HendrickCars.com celebrates winning the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas (NKP).

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Only three races are left in the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season. Kyle Larson is on the pole for Sunday’s (Oct. 24) event at Kansas Speedway. The No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports pilot dominated at Texas Motor Speedway last week and secured a spot in the Championship 4. Team Penske’s Ryan Blaney and Brad Keselowski will …

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