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5 Points to Ponder: Sorry We Took You for Granted, Bristol

Kevin Harvick fights with Chase Elliott at Bristol Motor Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

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1. Did we all just fall in love with racing at Bristol again? It’s probably not fair to say NASCAR fans in general had soured on Bristol Motor Speedway. There’s always a strong outcry of “more short track races” whenever thought pieces are concocted on how to “fix” the Cup Series schedule, and it’s hard …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Kyle Larson’s Pick-Six Intercepts Potential Harvick Win

A pack, including Kyle Larson, of NASCAR Cup Series drivers racing at Bristol Motor Speedway, September 2021. Photo: NKP

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Larson Headlines Bristol Weekend Renaissance Bristol Motor Speedway has a rich history of, shall we say, drivers seeing things from a different perspective. The track marketed these dust-ups with remarkable success and became a fan favorite for the same reason crowds throughout history loved the guillotine: It was a macabre spectacle. The blade had dulled …

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Entry List: Alsco Uniforms 302

#98: Riley Herbst, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang South Point

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs are set to kick off at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sept. 25 with the running of the Alsco Uniforms 302. Forty-one cars are entered for 40 spots. Due to owner points, Timmy Hill and the No. 13 MBM Motorsports Toyota won’t compete in the race. Among the notable drivers …

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Josh Berry Filling In Again for Michael Annett at Vegas

Josh Berry walks down pit road at Michigan International Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

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For the second consecutive week, Josh Berry will substitute for the injured Michael Annett in the No. 1 Pilot/Flying J Chevrolet at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, JR Motorsports announced Monday (Sept. 20). Annett suffered a fracture in his right femur earlier in the season, forcing him to miss five races while recovering from surgery and …

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The Underdog House: NASCAR Gladiator Erik Jones Scores Bristol Top 10

2021 Texas Cup All-Star Race Erik Jones NKP

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The Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race Sept. 18 displayed various storylines throughout the night. Heavyweight drivers battled all night, desperate playoff drivers wrung out every last drop of effort to make the Round of 12, and a confrontation between Chase Elliott and Kevin Harvick took center stage on a captivating evening at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Xfinity Breakdown: 2-Lap Grudge Match Settles Bristol; Allmendinger Victorious

2021 Bristol II NXS AJ Allmendinger Austin Cindric finish line crash NKP

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In the first half of Friday’s Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway, it looked as if Justin Allgaier might return to victory lane at Bristol or Daniel Hemric would finally get his first victory. In the second half, Sam Mayer looked to be the favorite before Austin Cindric took control. The driver of the …

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AJ Allmendinger Wins Bristol, Regular Season Title While Wrecking Across Line

NASCAR Xfinity Series AJ Allmendinger Austin Cindric Bristol 2021

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In a wild conclusion to the Xfinity Series regular season at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday night (Sept. 17), AJ Allmendinger won the race and the regular season championship in the most improbable fashion: by taking the checkered flag while crashing into the inside wall. A chaotic overtime restart saw Allmendinger charge to the lead …

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Nutrien AG Will Not Sponsor Kaulig Racing in 2022

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UPDATE, Sept. 21: Kaulig Racing President Chris Rice confirmed to Frontstretch that Nutrien Ag Solutions isn’t returning to the team and is getting completely out of NASCAR amid executive changes at the company. “They’re not leaving for any performance reasons, not leaving for money reasons,” Rice said. “They’re just getting out of the sport, completely out …

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Josh Berry to Replace Michael Annett in Xfinity Race at Bristol

Josh Berry

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Michael Annett will not race in the Food City 300 tonight at Bristol Motor Speedway. Josh Berry will substitute for him in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race, JR Motorsports announced on Sept. 17. Annett, who has been in and out of the No. 1 car for the past few months while dealing with recurring leg …

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4 Burning Questions: NASCAR Schedule Pondering

Denny Hamlin 2019 Bristol NASCAR Cup race

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What were the changes to the schedule? This past Wednesday, after the Athletic reported the full schedule the day prior, NASCAR officially announced the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series schedule. Mark those calendars. 🗓 The 2022 NASCAR Cup Series schedule is here. pic.twitter.com/PhChB7pUsb — NASCAR (@NASCAR) September 15, 2021 The schedule is 36 races held across …

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