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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Larson Two-Steps All Over the Competition in Texas

Kyle Larson leads a pack cars at Texas Motor Speedway, October 2021. Photo: NKP

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Larson closing in on first Cup title Remember when Kyle Larson did something dumb and many wondered if his opportunity to compete in the Cup Series (or any NASCAR series for that matter) was gone? It seems like ages ago, and in some ways, it was. The world has changed a lot since then, as …

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Xfinity Breakdown: John Hunter Nemechek Upsets Playoff Grid in Texas

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The Andy’s Frozen Custard 335 at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday (Oct. 16) produced a new winner for 2021, disappointment for a series journeyman and close racing that has become commonplace on mile-and-a-half tracks in recent years. John Hunter Nemechek stormed to victory through a combination of officiating adversity, tire strategy and a lot of …

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Bridesmaid Once Again: Daniel Hemric Denied Xfinity Victory at Texas

Daniel Hemric crossing the start/finish line at Texas. Photo by Rick Lunkenheimer

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

For the third time this season, Daniel Hemric walks away with a runner-up finish after seeing a potential trip to victory lane slip away following a late-race caution, this time at Texas Motor Speedway. From laps 48-174, Hemric and eventual winner John Hunter Nemechek swapped the lead with the latter spending the most laps out …

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John Hunter Nemechek Outruns Playoff Drivers, Wins Texas

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Regardless of the driver, the No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota is bad fast whenever it races. It robbed the playoff drivers of a win at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday (Oct. 16), the team flexing its might as John Hunter Nemechek got his second career win after battling teammate Daniel Hemric in the Andy’s …

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Kyle Busch, Ty Gibbs to Be Sponsored By Interstate Batteries in 2022

Ty Gibbs

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Interstate Batteries is continuing its partnership with Joe Gibbs Racing in a multi year agreement starting in 2022, sponsoring Kyle Busch in the NASCAR Cup Series and Ty Gibbs in the Xfinity Series, the team announced Friday (Oct. 15). The company will be aboard Busch’s No. 18 for six events and Ty Gibbs’ car in …

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4 Burning Questions: Who’s Gonna Drive for JGR in Xfinity Next Year?

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

What was the takeaway from the Next Gen NASCAR Cup Series car testing this week? One big takeaway from the past week of NASCAR Cup Series news is that the days of the small stroker teams may well be coming to a close. Sure, there will always be big teams and small teams, and the …

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Podcast: Josh Berry on His Las Vegas Victory & Full-Time 2022 Campaign

Josh Berry

Graphic: Jared Haas

Josh Berry has made quite the splash in the NASCAR Xfinity Series with JR Motorsports and joins Davey Segal this week to discuss his recent win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, adjusting to the Xfinity cars and looking ahead to a full-time schedule next year. The pair also chats about Berry’s wild schedule in 2021, …

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Eyes On Xfinity: Ty Gibbs vs. Sam Mayer is the Next Great Rivalry

Ty Gibbs smiling at 2021 Michigan NASCAR Xfinity race, holding a Monster drink, Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Rivalries. They’re what puts the ‘fan’ in fanatic. Two drivers who absolutely check the box of NASCAR’s next great rivalry? None other than Ty Gibbs and Sam Mayer, a pair of drivers who have followed a very similar career path over the past five or six years. Rivalries are fierce for the NASCAR fan base. …

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