Race Weekend Central

Stock Car Scoop: Has Alex Bowman Leapfrogged Chase Elliott at Hendrick Motorsports?

Alex Bowman celebrates after scoring the victory for Hendrick Motorsports at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

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Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek are joined by editor and Frontstretch Content Director Michael Massie on Stock Car Scoop to discuss whether Chase Elliott, not one of those winners, is falling down the pecking order at Hendrick Motorsports. Also, is the Toyota resurgence at Las Vegas just a one-off? And can the early season parity we’ve seen in the Cup Series continue for the foreseeable future?

Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2022 Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas

Alex Bowman does a post-race burnout after winning the 2022 Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

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Alex Bowman doubled down on two tires instead of four and hit the jackpot by winning the Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday (Mar. 6). Bowman’s seventh career NASCAR Cup Series win came in overtime, prevailing after a thrilling two-lap duel with Hendrick Motorsports teammate and runner-up finisher Kyle Larson.

The Underdog House: Trackhouse Racing Team Comes Up Short Again

Ross Chastain of Trackhouse Racing Team takes a minute to reflect at the L.A. Clash at the Coliseum. (Photo: NKP)

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When NASCAR Cup Series drivers took to Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Mar. 6), Ross Chastain was ready for his time in the sun. Sporting a car sponsored by the Academy of Country Music Awards with Dolly Parton donning the quarter panels, Chastain nearly took Trackhouse Racing Team to victory lane for the first time in its short history.

The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2022 Pennzoil 400 Presented by Jiffy Lube

Alex Bowman battles alongside the competition in the 2022 Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

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Alex Bowman earned his seventh NASCAR Cup win at Las Vegas after a two-tire gamble. What else did we learn from the Pennzoil 400?

Aric Almirola’s Retirement Tour Rolls Past Las Vegas With Streak Intact

Aric Almirola smiles in the garage area at Daytona International Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: NKP)

Just as he has been for much of his NASCAR Cup Series career, Aric Almirola has started his final season off as a model of consistency.

The 37-year-old driver (he turns 38 next week) finished sixth in Sunday’s (Mar. 6) Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to continue his streak of being the only driver to score a top 10 in every Cup points race so far in 2022.

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