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Crew Chief Kevin Bellicourt Suspended after Charlotte Lug Nut Penalty

#77: Justin Haley, Spire Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Walmart Charlotte Cup NKP

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Among the fines given out within the post-race penalty report from last weekend’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Spire Motorsports crew chief Kevin Bellicourt has been suspended for one NASCAR Cup Series event following a lug nut infraction. According to the penalty report, the crew chief of the No. 77 Spire Motorsports entry driven …

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NASCAR Championship Weekend Returning to Phoenix for 2022

Denny Hamlin and Kyle Larson pack racing in 2021 spring Phoenix Cup race Photo NKP

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Though the 2022 NASCAR schedule has not yet been released, at least one important piece of the puzzle has been confirmed. The season-ending championship weekend will again return to Phoenix Raceway in 2022, NASCAR announced June 1. 2022 will mark the third straight season Phoenix hosts the season finale for the NASCAR Cup, Xfinity and …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Hendrick Motorsports’ Record 269 Wins

Hendrick Motorsports first win at Martinsville With Geoff Bodine. Photo ISC Images & Archives via Getty Images

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Kyle Larson’s second win of the 2021 season at Charlotte Motor Speedway marked the 269th NASCAR Cup Series victory for Hendrick Motorsports. The organization surpassed Petty Enterprises, which held the record for most Cup wins since 1960, with its sixth win of the year (Larson and Alex Bowman – 2; William Byron and Chase Elliott …

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Beside the Rising Tide: Something Old, Something New

NASCAR race cars under the lights at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the 2021 Coca-Cola 600. Photo: NKP

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There still may be some debate (somewhat more muted than in days past) whether the Indy 500 or the Daytona 500 is a bigger deal, but there’s no debating that Memorial Day weekend brings us the greatest weekend of auto racing here in the Americas. The day kicks off in Indianapolis with the traditional Indy …

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Entry List: 2021 Toyota/Save Mart 350

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After a race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the NASCAR Cup Series heads to Sonoma, Calif. for its second road course event in three weeks. It’s the Cup Series’ first trip to Sonoma Raceway since 2019 after the COVID-19 pandemic cancelled the 2020 event. Thirty-seven cars are entered for 40 spots, meaning all drivers will start …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2021 Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte

2021 Cup Charlotte Kyle Larson Woo-hoo celebration after Coca-Cola 600 (Credit: NKP)

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What happened? Kyle Larson won the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday (May 30) after a downright dominant performance where he led a career-high 327 laps.  Chase Elliott, Kyle Busch, William Byron and Alex Bowman rounded out the top-five finishers. Soaking in the crown jewel W. 👑@KyleLarsonRacin | #CocaCola600 pic.twitter.com/QFjnnEplxX — NASCAR (@NASCAR) …

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Stock Car Scoop: 269 & Counting, Which Hendrick Motorsports Record-Setting Win Stands Out?

Rick Hendrick talks with William Byron before the 2019 Daytona 500 (February 2019) (Photo: NKP)

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The greatest day in motorsports was held on Sunday (May 30), with both the Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600 run on Memorial Day Weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway. What are Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek’s thoughts on Helio Castroneves winning his fourth Indianapolis crown, then Kyle Larson leading 327 of 400 laps to earn a …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2021 Coca-Cola 600

2021 Cup Charlotte Pack Racing - Erik Jones, No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet (Credit: NKP)

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Who… should you be talking about after the Coca-Cola 600? Kyle Larson cruised to his second win of the season at Charlotte Motor Speedway Sunday (May 30) with a whopping 10-second lead on second place. With Larson’s victory, Hendrick Motorsports passed Richard Petty Motorsports to set a NASCAR record with 269 wins as an organization. …

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The Underdog House: Daniel Suarez Bounces Back From Coca-Cola 600 Adversity

Daniel Suarez races around the track at Homestead-Miami Speedway (March 2021) (Photo: NKP)

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Top Dog: Daniel Suarez Before we jump into the house and talk about Suarez, I would like to thank all of our veterans and those currently serving in the U.S. military. To the families of those who have sacrificed their lives for our country, we owe a large debt of gratitude to your loved ones …

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Kyle Busch Breaks Up Hendrick Party With 3rd-Place Run in Coca-Cola 600

2021 Cup Charlotte Kyle Busch, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota (Credit: NKP)

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Despite putting on a bit of a show in the final laps, Kyle Busch “had nothing” for Hendrick Motorsports in Sunday night’s (May 30) Coca-Cola 600. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver was the last vanguard against another 1-2-3-4 finish by Hendrick as Kyle Larson won over Chase Elliott, while Busch placed ahead of William Byron …

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Kyle Larson Dominates at Charlotte, Wins Coca-Cola 600

2021 Cup Charlotte Kyle Larson Woo-hoo celebration after Coca-Cola 600 (Credit: NKP)

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Total domination. That was the theme for Kyle Larson and Hendrick Motorsports as a whole on Sunday night (May 30) in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Larson, who led 327 laps, scored his second victory of 2021 while his HMS teammates filled out the second, fourth and fifth positions, the only break in …

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