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Stock Car Scoop: How Big a Statement did Joe Gibbs Racing Make at Las Vegas?

Denny Hamlin of Joe Gibbs Racing talks on pit road at Homestead-Miami Speedway in March 2021. (Photo: NKP)

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The NASCAR Cup Series’ visit to Las Vegas was helmed by Denny Hamlin, who scored his second win of 2021 in Sin City and locked himself into the Round of 8. Did Joe Gibbs Racing assert their dominance in the championship race after posting a 1-3-4 finish and the win? How do the woes of …

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Stock Car Scoop: Round of 12 Preview

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The NASCAR Cup Series heads to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the first race of the Round of 12 on Sunday (Sept. 26). Which track is the ultimate wild-card race and who might be left on the outside looking in when the checkered flag flies at the Charlotte ROVAL? Adam Cheek and Bryan Nolen discuss …

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Stock Car Scoop: Dissecting The Kevin Harvick-Chase Elliott Feud. What’s Your Take?

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The NASCAR Cup Series went to Bristol Motor Speedway for the final race of the Round of 16 on Saturday (Sept. 18), and amid the mayhem tempers flared during and after the race between Chase Elliott and Kevin Harvick. Who was in the right and will their feud continue heading to Sin City next week? …

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Stock Car Scoop: Bristol Preview

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The NASCAR Cup Series heads to Bristol Motor Speedway for the final race of the Round of 16, with elimination looming for four drivers on Saturday (Sept. 19) night. Who do Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek think will be sent packing? Sign up for Stock Car Scoop on Apple Podcasts and Spotify or visit Frontstretch every …

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Stock Car Scoop: Is Martin Truex Jr. Peaking at the Right Time?

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The NASCAR Cup Series headed to Richmond Raceway for the Federated Auto Parts 400 on Saturday (Sept. 11). On the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, it was Martin Truex Jr. emerging with the win over his Joe Gibbs Racing teammates. There’s just one race left in the Round of 16 for this year’s Cup …

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Stock Car Scoop: Can Dale Earnhardt Jr. Return to Victory Lane at Richmond?

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The NASCAR Cup Series heads to Richmond Raceway for the Federated Auto Parts 400 on Saturday (Sept. 11) night, the second race of the playoffs’ Round of 16. Denny Hamlin got his first win of the year last week, and that No. 11 team is heading to a track the driver’s won at multiple times. …

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Stock Car Scoop: Which Playoff Drivers Are in the Most Trouble Leaving Darlington?

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With the playoffs in full swing and Denny Hamlin claiming his first NASCAR Cup Series win of the season at Darlington Raceway on Sunday (Sept. 5), Adam Cheek and Bryan Nolen break down the Cook Out Southern 500 and all the misfortune that befell postseason competitors. The duo discuss Hamlin’s title threat status despite just …

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Stock Car Scoop: Who Will Prevail at Darlington, Be Eliminated in the Round of 16?

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It’s playoff time. A 16-driver field has 10 weeks to battle for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series championship, and it all kicks off at Darlington Raceway this Sunday (Sept. 5) with the Cook Out Southern 500. What drivers will be among the first eliminated from the playoff field, and who will prevail at the Lady …

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Stock Car Scoop: An Early Look at the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Postseason

Ryan Blaney does a polish victory lap after posting a win at Daytona International Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

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It was crunch time for the NASCAR Cup Series as the field headed to Daytona International Speedway for the conclusion of its 2021 regular season. The drama heading into the Coke Zero Sugar 400 lived up to expectations, producing one of the best races this year. When the smoke cleared from a last-lap wreck, Ryan …

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Stock Car Scoop: Can Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Win His Way Into the Playoffs at Daytona?

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It’s crunch time for the NASCAR Cup Series, as the field heads to Daytona International Speedway for the conclusion of the 2021 regular season. Tyler Reddick currently holds the final playoff berth, but could a past superspeedway winner like Ricky Stenhouse Jr. pull off a clutch win? Will the race be tame or will chaos …

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