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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2021 O’Reilly Auto Parts 253 at the Daytona Road Course

What happened? Christopher Bell won the O’Reilly Auto Parts 253 at the Daytona road course on Sunday (Feb. 21), making it back-to-back first time winners to open the 2021 Cup Series season (the first time since 1950 that has happened). Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin, Kurt Busch and Brad Keselowski rounded out the top-five finishers. ? …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2021 Daytona 500

Michael McDowell Confetti Daytona (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

What happened? Michael McDowell won the 63rd annual Daytona 500 on Sunday (Feb. 14) after a fiery last-lap wreck for his first career victory in his 358th start. Chase Elliott, Austin Dillon, Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin rounded out the top-five finishers. THIS IS HIS MOMENT! Retweet to congratulate @Mc_Driver on winning The Great American …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2021 Bluegreen Vacations Duel at Daytona

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

What happened? Aric Almirola won the first Bluegreen Vacations Duel at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday (Feb. 11), while Austin Dillon won the second. Christopher Bell, Ryan Newman, Joey Logano and Ryan Preece rounded out the top five in the first race. Bubba Wallace, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Chase Elliott finished top five in …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2021 Busch Clash at Daytona

#18: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry M&M's

What happened? Kyle Busch won the Busch Clash at the Daytona International Speedway road course on Tuesday (Feb. 9) after Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney collided in the frontstretch chicane while battling for the victory. Busch led just one lap, and he held the top spot for about 300 feet of that lap. Elliott, Joey …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Season Finale 500 at Phoenix

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

What happened? Chase Elliott won the 2020 Season Finale 500 at Phoenix Raceway on Sunday (Nov. 8) after leading a race-high 153 laps. More importantly, he won his first NASCAR Cup Series title in his first Championship 4 appearance. Other title contenders Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin finished second through fourth. Jimmie Johnson …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Xfinity 500 at Martinsville

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography).

What happened? Chase Elliott won the Xfinity 500 at Martinsville on Sunday (Nov. 1) to clinch a spot in the Championship 4. Elliott pulled away during the final stretch after his main rival most of the day, Martin Truex Jr., had to pit for a loose wheel. Ryan Blaney, Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski and Kurt …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas

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What happened? After a three-day weather delay, Kyle Busch won the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas on Wednesday (Oct. 28) for his first victory of the season. Martin Truex Jr., Christopher Bell, Ryan Blaney and Alex Bowman rounded out the top five. CHECKERED FLAG: BREAK THAT STREAK!@KyleBusch wins in 2020! pic.twitter.com/Z2p8T6Kidj — NASCAR (@NASCAR) …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

What happened? Joey Logano won the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on Sunday (Oct. 18) to clinch the first spot in the Championship 4.  Kevin Harvick, Alex Bowman, Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch rounded out the top-five finishers. Statement. Made. @joeylogano will compete for a championship at @phoenixraceway! #Championship4 pic.twitter.com/H8IKZM3IXn — NASCAR (@NASCAR) October …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

What happened? Chase Elliott won the Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte on Sunday (Oct. 11) for his fourth consecutive road course victory. Joey Logano, Erik Jones, Kurt Busch and Ryan Blaney rounded out the top five. Yeah … he's pretty good at these places. Retweet to congratulate @chaseelliott on his fourth-consecutive road course …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 YellaWood 500 at Talladega

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

What happened?  Denny Hamlin won Sunday’s (Oct. 4) YellaWood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway after three overtime restarts and a controversial last-lap pass.  Erik Jones, Ty Dillon, William Byron and Chase Elliott rounded out the top five after Matt DiBenedetto (originally second) and Chris Buescher (originally eighth) were penalized for their final moves coming through turns …

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