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The Underdog House: Justin Haley Beats the Texas Heat, Matches Season-Best Finish

2022 Atlanta NASCAR Cup Series Justin Haley smile NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a NASCAR race that spanned nearly six hours, Justin Haley was able to survive the Texas heat to earn a surprise third-place finish with Kaulig Racing.

The Underdog House: AJ Allmendinger Proves to Be a Gladiator at Bristol

#16: A.J. Allmendinger, Kaulig Racing, Chevrolet Camaro chevyliners.com

Tire blowouts, mechanical failures and loose wheels made Bristol one of the biggest 2022 races of attrition. Among NASCAR underdogs, AJ Allmendinger persevered.

The Underdog House: Inside Career-Best Days For Cody Ware, BJ McLeod & Landon Cassill

Landon Cassill looks out at the racetrack at Richmond Raceway in 2022. (Photo: NKP)

#77: Landon Cassill, Spire Motorsports, Voyager: Crypto for All Chevrolet Camaro

Yes, you read that right. Landon Cassill was the top underdog at Daytona International Speedway, scoring a fourth-place finish to tie his career best.

The Underdog House: AJ Allmendinger Caught Chasing Kyle Larson at Watkins Glen

AJ Allmendinger stands outside his NASCAR vehicle at Nashville Superspeedway. (Photo: NKP)

#16: AJ Allmendinger, Kaulig Racing, Nutrien Ag Solutions Chevrolet Camaro

So close, yet so far. That could summarize AJ Allmendinger’s weekend in a nutshell at Watkins Glen.

The Underdog House: Todd Gilliland Grabs 1st Top 5 in Rookie Surge at Indianapolis

Todd Gilliland (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: NKP)

At the Verizon 200 held at historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway (July 31), Todd Gilliland earned a career-best fourth-place finish in the NASCAR Cup Series.

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