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Frontstretch 2-Minute Drill: YellaWood 500 at Talladega

A pack of NASCAR race cars running the GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, April 2021. Photo: NKP)

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Likely the most dreaded event of the NASCAR playoffs for any series, Talladega Superspeedway’s 2.66-mile oval looms in the Cup Series’ drivers’ windshields for Sunday (Oct. 3). It’s the second race of the Round of 12, and the goliath down in Alabama has already produced its share of chaos during the weekend. Multiple multi-car (and …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2021 YellaWood 500 at Talladega

#2: Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Mustang MoneyLion, #37: Ryan Preece, JTG Daugherty Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Kroger/Reese’s, #4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Busch Dog Brew, #10: Aric Almirola, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Smithfield, #23: Bubba Wallace, 23XI Racing, Toyota Camry DoorDash

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Who’s ready for a thrilling NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway? Let’s set your daily fantasy NASCAR DraftKings lineups for the YellaWood 500, airing on Sunday, Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. ET on NBC. This isn’t the first go-around of the season for these drivers at the Alabama racetrack, but if you aren’t familiar …

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Stock Car Scoop: Just How Chaotic Will Talladega Be?

#9: Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro NAPA Auto Parts, #48: Alex Bowman, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Ally, #24: William Byron, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Liberty University, #19: Martin Truex Jr., Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Bass Pro Shops

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Talladega Superspeedway looms in the windshields of every NASCAR driver this weekend, and for Cup Series contenders it’s for the second race in the Round of 12. How chock-full of mayhem will Sunday’s (Oct. 3) race be? Which dark horse contenders are we watching? Listen as Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek break down everything you …

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4 Burning Questions: IRP Makes a Comeback

2011 Lucas Oil IRP Trucks pack racing Russell LaBounty Autostock

(Photo: Russell LaBounty Autostock via Nigel Kinrade Photography)

What schedule changes will there be for 2022? The biggest and most unexpected news of the NASCAR schedule announcements for the NASCAR Xfinity and Camping World Truck series was the surprise that the Trucks are returning to Lucas Oil Raceway. The short track, referred to by many as IRP due to its previous name Indianapolis …

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Friday Faceoff: Does NASCAR Have An Electric Future?

NASCAR Next Gen car

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Ford announced it will be investing billions into further development and production of electric cars. Does NASCAR have a future with electric racecars? Luken Glover: It’s been rumored that NASCAR was at least once exploring a potential series that was all electric. The possibility of an all-electric series in the near future is very feasible. It …

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Staying With JTG in 2022

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Michigan 2021

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will remain the driver of the No. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet in 2022 in the NASCAR Cup Series, it was announced Sept. 30. According to The Athletic, it is a one-year deal. Stenhouse is in his second year driving for JTG. He has four top fives, six top 10s and one …

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Jonathan Hassler to Be Ryan Blaney’s Crew Chief in 2022

Ryan Blaney celebrating after winning the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway, 8/22/2021 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Ryan Blaney will have a new NASCAR Cup Series crew chief in 2022. Jonathan Hassler will be atop the No. 12 Team Penske pit box starting next year, the team announced Wednesday (Sept. 29). Hassler currently serves as Matt DiBenedetto’s crew chief for Wood Brothers Racing after taking over for Greg Erwin. He led the …

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Denny Hamlin Starts on Cup Pole at Talladega

Denny Hamlin’s No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing FedEx Toyota at 2021 NASCAR Cup race at Michigan

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Denny Hamlin will roll off pit road from the pole position in the NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. The No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing driver is locked into the Round of 8 after winning at Las Vegas Motor Speedway last week. Teammate Kyle Busch joins Hamlin on the front row in second, while …

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Did You Notice?: Winless NASCAR Drivers Seeking Talladega Breakthrough

David Ragan celebrates his victory at Talladega Superspeedway with Front Row Motorsports in 2013. (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Autostock)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Autostock

Did You Notice? … Talladega Superspeedway has always been labeled the best track for winless NASCAR drivers to pull an upset? The 2.66-mile oval has a history of pulling off one-hit wonders, from Richard Brickhouse winning his first and only NASCAR Cup Series race there in 1969 to Ron Bouchard pulling off this three-wide thriller in …

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