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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2021 Cook Out Southern 500

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

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Who… should you be talking about after the Cook Out Southern 500? With the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season winding down, many wondered if we would ever talk about a Denny Hamlin victory this year. At times during the summer, his postseason bid was in jeopardy despite leading the points for several months. In the …

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NASCAR Nuggets: Cup Drivers Talk Playoffs, New Packages & New Teams

Kyle busch smiling at NASCAR Cup Michigan race, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Hours before the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, Aug. 28, 20 drivers of the NASCAR Cup Series stopped by the media bullpen to answer a few questions. One by one, Cup drivers stopped by the gates and spoke about the past, present and future of their careers. There were plenty …

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JTG Daugherty Racing Plans Move Back to 1-Car Team for 2022

#11: Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Freight and #37: Ryan Preece, JTG Daugherty Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Nature Valley

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

JTG Daugherty Racing does not plan to seek an additional charter for the team’s second car next season and instead reduce to one full-time team starting in 2022 in the NASCAR Cup Series, co-owner Brad Daugherty said in an NBC Zoom call Aug. 31 “We’re not going to pursue another charter,” Daugherty said, according to …

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NASCAR Holding Next Gen Tire Test at Daytona

(Photo: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Eight NASCAR Cup Series teams will participate in a Next Gen car test on the high banks of Daytona International Speedway next week, Goodyear announced Aug. 31. The two-day test will take place Sept. 7-8. Each team will send one driver to collect the data on the new vehicle. William Byron, Austin Dillon, Ross Chastain …

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Kaulig Racing Continues Run As Sultan of Superspeedways

#11: Justin Haley, Kaulig Racing, Chevrolet Camaro LeafFilter Gutter Protection

Remember the days of the restrictor plate dominance of Dale Earnhardt, Inc.? How Dale Earnhardt Jr., Michael Waltrip and co. dominated races at both Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway? Kaulig Racing is showing similar signs of greatness on the high-banked NASCAR giants in the Xfinity Series. On Saturday afternoon (Aug. 28), Kaulig Racing led …

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Best Seat at the Track: Dalton Hopkins Joins from Daytona

Graphic: Jared Haas

Jared Haas is joined by Dalton Hopkins who is at Daytona International Speedway this weekend, as they talk about Tyler Reddick‘s path to the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. Additionally, they discuss the manufacture alliance how it will factor into the race strategy. Finally, they pick who is going to win, even drawing out of a …

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