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Brandon Brown Pounces, Posts Career-Best Third at Phoenix

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

On Saturday night (March 13), Brandon Brown joked during his virtual post-race media session that he’ll hopefully soon be introduced with the correct last name during driver introductions. Runs like Saturday afternoon at Phoenix Raceway in the Call 811 Before You Dig 200 should go a long way toward that. Brown, who had just one …

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Austin Cindric Dominates in the Desert, Wins at Phoenix

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Austin Cindric continued his NASCAR Xfinity Series win streak at Phoenix Raceway, dominating the Call 811 Before You Dig 200 on Saturday afternoon (March 13). Cindric won the race after leading 119 laps and avoiding all the chaos on the two-lap shootout. Ty Gibbs, Brandon Brown, Riley Herbst and AJ Allmendinger rounded out the top five. …

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Ty Gibbs Paces ARCA Practice at Phoenix

(Photo: Barry Cantrell/ARCA Racing)

Ty Gibbs is fast once again. The 18-year-old posted the fast lap in Friday’s (March 12) practice session for the General Tire 150 at Phoenix Raceway, which is a combination race between the ARCA Menards Series and the ARCA Menards Series West. Gibbs’ No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry clocked in with a best …

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The Underdog House: Erik Jones Rebounds for 1st Top 10 with Richard Petty

Ross Chastain and Erik Jones racing during the Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube, 3/7/2021 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Top Dog 2021 looks different in many ways for Richard Petty Motorsports. After a year where they ended up in the national spotlight with Bubba Wallace, the team faces an identity shift in 2021 with Erik Jones. While crew chief Jerry Baxter stayed with RPM following Wallace’s departure, the team was faced with a tough …

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The Virtual Frontstretch: Issue 3

Photo by Justin Melillo via iRacing.com

The Virtual Frontstretch returns again this week with coverage of FTF Racing at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Monday Night Racing at Rockingham Speedway, eRacr.gg’s Carnomaly 500 and the first week of the eNASCAR iRacing Road to Pro Series. It was a jam-packed week in sim racing, with many of the top drivers having to focus not only …

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John Hunter Nemechek Holds Off Kyle Busch, Wins Las Vegas Truck Race

2021 Trucks Las Vegas John Hunter Nemechek, No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota, Burnout (Credit: NKP)

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A great duel between Kyle Busch Motorsports teammates Kyle Busch and John Hunter Nemechek defined Friday’s (March 5) Bucked Up 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Although 40 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series machines started the event, the Nemechek and Busch tandem outclassed the field. However, it was Nemechek who held off his boss and …

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Nashville Fairgrounds Takes Another Step in Potential Return

Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway racetrack NASCAR

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County joined with Bristol Motor Speedway in entering a letter of intent to restore Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway to be capable of hosting NASCAR events once again, BMS announced March 5. If the Board of Fair Commissioners and Metropolitan Council approves it, Bristol will have contractual rights to lease …

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Fire on Fridays: 7 NASCAR Cup Drivers Who Have to Win in 2021

Kyle Larson talks with Matt DiBenedetto 2021 Daytona 500 Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Entering August 2020, if you’d asked me which drivers were on the hot seat and might lose their ride if they didn’t produce soon, William Byron would’ve been near the top of my list. Sure, Byron signed an extension with Hendrick Motorsports that month, but contracts aren’t always fulfilled in sports. Plus, Rick Hendrick doesn’t …

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Waid’s World: The Lure of 1st Vegas Race Wasn’t Competition, It Was Money

Graphic: Jared Haas

The next stop for NASCAR is Las Vegas Motor Speedway, which always sparks images of clanging slot machines, crowded roulette tables and cards flopping down repeatedly at blackjack tables. Well, it does for me, anyway. When the media learned prior to the 1998 Winston Cup (now NASCAR Cup Series) season that NASCAR was going to …

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eNASCAR Coca Cola iRacing Series: Ryan Luza Scores Big in Las Vegas Victory

Round three of the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series took place at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Tuesday night (March 2) after two consecutive caution-free races to start the 2021 season. Jimmy Mullis of Richmond Raceway eSports led the field to the green for the 134-lap event. Once the green flag dropped, it was obvious …

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