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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)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

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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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

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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Stock Car Scoop: Is Ryan Blaney Becoming a Title Contender?

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The 2021 NASCAR Cup Series finally returned to oval racing this week, with 40 cars taking to the track at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday (Aug. 22) afternoon and it was Ryan Blaney who held off the field for his second win of the season. Does this win put him in position to be a …

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Stock Car Scoop: Who Are the Favorites at Michigan?

Michigan in 2020 NASCAR Cup race, Kevin Harvick, Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The 2021 NASCAR Cup Series finally returns to oval racing this week, with 40 cars taking to the track at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday (Aug. 22) afternoon. Can Kevin Harvick, who swept the 2020 doubleheader in the Irish Hills, get back on track with his first victory of the season, or could a dark …

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Stock Car Scoop: Did Chase Briscoe Intentionally Dump Denny Hamlin?

Chase Briscoe smiling at 2021 Homestead Cup race. (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The 2021 NASCAR Cup Series was back turning left and right Sunday (Aug. 15) as it made its inaugural trip to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. And boy, it will be hard to forget their stock car racing debut in a race that turned into a Demolition Derby-style ending down the stretch. AJ Allmendinger …

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Stock Car Scoop: Should NASCAR Have Kept the Brickyard 400?

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Cup Series is back turning left and right as it takes on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course for the first time in division history. However, with the switch to the road course from the traditional Brickyard 400 on the oval, a crown jewel has been removed from the schedule. Should the sport …

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Stock Car Scoop: Could a Street Course Work in NASCAR?

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The NASCAR Cup Series returned from two straight weekends off with a trip to Watkins Glen International. Refreshed from Olympic break, the racing was hot and heavy with a surprise winner not named Chase Elliott on Sunday (Aug. 8) afternoon. Instead, Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kyle Larson ended Elliott’s bid for three straight victories at this …

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Stock Car Scoop: Who’s the Favorite at Watkins Glen?

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The NASCAR Cup Series is back from its two-week Olympic break with a trip to Watkins Glen International. Is Chase Elliott still the man to beat, or is there a dark horse that might steal the win from the No. 9 team? Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek discuss this, whether the summer hiatus is something …

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Stock Car Scoop: Reaction to Silly Season News, New Hampshire Preview

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The usual suspects on Stock Car Scoop are back: Frontstretch‘s Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek reunite to discuss the favorites for the NASCAR Cup Series’ visit to New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday (July 18), its only race there this year. Nolen and Cheek also break down the announcement of Harrison Burton climbing the ladder …

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