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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.

Thad Moffitt Discusses New Truck Series Ride & Being Part of Petty Lineage

2022 Trucks Daytona Thad Moffitt (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Thad Moffitt is the grandson of Richard Petty, the NASCAR Cup Series’ all-time wins leader and one of three drivers with a record seven series championships, and great-grandson of Lee Petty, the winner of the first Daytona 500.  This year, he’s racing part time in the No. 43 Chevrolet Silverado in the NASCAR Camping World …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2022 Wise Power 400 at Auto Club Speedway

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What happened? Reigning NASCAR Cup Series Champion Kyle Larson continued where he left off in 2021 by winning his first race of 2022 at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday, Feb. 27. It is his second career NASCAR Cup Series win in the California-based circuit. Following close behind him was Austin Dillon, who held off Erik …

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Matt DiBenedetto Discusses Trials & Finding Happiness in New Truck Series Ride

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Matt DiBenedetto is taking on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series full time for the first time in 2022, piloting the No. 25 Rackley W.A.R. Chevrolet.  In his debut with the team and in the series at Daytona International Speedway, DiBenedetto finished 10th. It seems like a step down for many in the NASCAR world …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Austin Cindric Snags 2022 Daytona 500 Victory

Austin Cindric Shows Off Ring After Winning the Daytona 500

(Photo: Zach Sturniolo)

Austin Cindric won his first-ever NASCAR Cup Series race in only his eighth career start and second in the Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 20 by barely nipping out 23XI Racing driver Bubba Wallace by a nose. Following him to the line were Chase Briscoe, Ryan Blaney and Aric Almirola, who earned a top-five finish in his last Daytona 500 as a full-time driver.

Cindric is the first rookie to win the Daytona 500 since Trevor Bayne in 2011.

Sean Corr Nabs ARCA Top 5 in Late Bob Keselowski Tribute Paint Scheme

2022 ARCA Daytona Sean Corr, No. 29 Empire Racing Group Chevrolet (Credit: Dalton Hopkins, Frontstretch)

(Photo: Dalton Hopkins, Frontstretch)

After avoiding much of the late-race chaos and placing himself up front, Sean Corr finished fourth in the ARCA Menards Series Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, Feb. 19.

It was already a special finish for the New Yorker. It’s only his fifth top-five result since he began competing in ARCA in 2008.

But what was even more special about it was his paint scheme.

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