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Did You Notice?: 4 NASCAR Races in 2022, 4 Drivers Flying Under the Radar

2022 Daytona I NASCAR Cup Kurt Busch Kyle Busch racing NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Did You Notice?… We’re already a month into the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season? The first four races have already brought their share of unexpected surprises: two first-time winners (Austin Cindric, Chase Briscoe), a trio of overtime finishes and more spins than we’ve seen in years with the sport’s new Next Gen chassis. The infusion of …

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5 Points to Ponder: NASCAR Was a Few Years Early on the Whole Young Guns Thing

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1. Sure hope no one wrote off Chase Briscoe after his rookie season Chase Briscoe had what you could politely call a nondescript rookie NASCAR Cup Series season in 2021. In his first full-time campaign in the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford, Briscoe recorded only three top-10 finishes — all on road courses, where he …

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Dropping the Hammer: Chase Briscoe’s Surprising First Cup Win (or Was It?)

Chase Briscoe crosses the finish line at Phoenix Raceway, March 2022.

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With 20 laps left in Sunday’s (March 13) NASCAR Cup race at Phoenix Raceway, the final challengers for the race win came into focus: Somehow, it came down to three drivers under the age of 30 who hadn’t won on the Cup circuit yet. Looking at the makeup of the Cup Series in 2022, the …

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