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Entry List: 2021 United Rentals 200

Brandon Jones in No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports truck, 2020 NASCAR Truck race at Martinsville, pack racing, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to the track for the first time since Talladega Superspeedway, this time running at Martinsville Speedway. Playoff drivers will have one final opportunity lock in their chance to race for a title at Phoenix Raceway. Forty-one trucks are entered for 40 spots. Due to a lack of points, …

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Entry List: 2021 Dead On Tools 250

2021 Xfinity Martinsville Josh Berry, No. 8 JR Motorsports Chevrolet, Leading (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

The NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs dominated by non-playoff drivers shifts to the historic Martinsville Speedway. Xfinity playoff drivers head into the half-mile track with one last shot to punch their ticket to the Championship 4. Forty-one cars are entered for 40 spots. As a result of lack of points, the No. 13 MBM Motorsports entry …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., Clint Bowyer, Tony Stewart To Test Next Gen Car at Bowman Gray Stadium

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Clint Bowyer

(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker NKP)

Dale Earnhardt Jr., Clint Bowyer and Tony Stewart will drive the Next Gen car in a test at Bowman Gray Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 26, NASCAR announced Monday (Oct. 25). The test comes in an effort to prepare the car for The Clash at the Coliseum, a stadium race taking place at the iconic Los …

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The Underdog House: Bubba Wallace Stays on the Yellow Brick Road in Kansas

Bubba Wallace fixes his helmet at 2021 NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, NKP

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Top Dog: Bubba Wallace One of the focal issues of the playoffs thus far has been the atmosphere between non-playoff drivers and playoff drivers. It is what separates NASCAR from any other sport and has been existent each year of the current system. However, 2021 has seemed to play that hand more than any other …

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The Underdog House: Daniel Suarez Goes Big in Texas

Daniel Suarez battles the competition during the fall 2021 race at Texas Motor Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Top Dog: Daniel Suarez Despite being a first-year NASCAR Cup Series organization, Trackhouse Racing Team has a history of going big or going home this season. Innovative team co-owner Justin Marks has proven to take risks and use unorthodox strategies as he hits the ground running in this sport. Such an aggressive mentality worked again …

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Friday Faceoff: Which Eliminated Playoff Driver Will Bounce Back Best in 2022?

William Byron’s No. 24 AXALTA rainbow colored Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet racing with Tyler Reddick’s No. 8 Richard Childress Chevy at 2021 Kansas NASCAR Cup race

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

NASCAR VP Scott Miller said the sanctioning body will “do what we think is necessary” to put a stop to the feud between Chase Elliott and Kevin Harvick. Is it time for NASCAR to step in? Josh Roller: I’m neutral on this, because on one hand, the feud is creating a talking point and excitement for …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Will Low Horsepower Negatively Affect Next Gen Car?

2021 Charlotte Road ROVAL Cup Next Gen test Ryan Blaney car Bob Leverone Getty

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Many have voiced complaints about the 550-hp package on intermediate tracks, yet NASCAR is using it again for the Next Gen car. How concerning is it that the results may be the same? – Clarence P., Charlotte, N.C. This is a topic that many are going to voice their opinion about in the coming weeks …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Kyle Larson Establishes His Own Road Course Legacy

Kyle Larson does a burnout after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Bank of America ROVAL 400, October 2021. Photo: NKP

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The memories of Kevin Harvick spinning in a last turn, last ditch effort to make the Championship 4 a year ago were vivid in the minds of Kyle Larson fans. The Hendrick Motorsports driver came into the Round of 12 looking like a lock to advance. That all changed last week at Talladega when Larson …

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