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Chase Elliott Laments Mistake in Runner-Up Effort at Watkins Glen

Chase Elliott Watkins Glen 2021

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Watkins Glen, New York – Chase Elliott rocketed from the rear of the field twice with what was unquestionably the fastest car on the track. The two-time defending Watkins Glen International winner, however, still came up 2.4 seconds short of the win, finishing second behind Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kyle Larson on Sunday (Aug. 8) at …

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Ty Gibbs Impresses Competitors With 3rd Xfinity Win of 2021

Ty Gibbs Watkins Glen 2021

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Ty Gibbs has proven time and again he is an extremely talented racecar driver. What made Saturday’s (Aug. 7) performance at Watkins Glen International different was that he cleanly and outright beat two of the best road racers in the NASCAR Xfinity Series to lead a race-high 43 laps and claim his third victory of …

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Paul Menard Posts 8th-Place Finish in Return to Trucks at Watkins Glen

2021 Watkins Glen Trucks Paul Menard truck NKP

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Paul Menard is rarely seen at NASCAR racetracks these days. He proved, however, that his road-racing abilities are just as sharp as ever, wheeling the No. 66 Toyota for ThorSport Racing to an eighth-place finish in the rain-shortened NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Watkins Glen International on Saturday afternoon (Aug. 7). This wasn’t …

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Ty Gibbs Bested by Corey Heim in Another Heated Battle

2021 ARCA Watkins Glen Ty Gibbs (Credit: NKP0

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Ty Gibbs and Corey Heim have created the rivalry to watch this year in the ARCA Menards Series. The dueling duo went head to head yet again on Friday (Aug. 6) at Watkins Glen International while going for the lead. Unlike last week at Winchester Speedway where Gibbs dumped Heim for the top spot, Friday’s …

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Zach’s Turn: Ross Chastain Finally Nets NASCAR Stability with Trackhouse

Ross Chastain Daniel Suarez

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Ross Chastain has bounced around NASCAR’s top three series for the past decade. Finally, though, the 28-year-old watermelon farmer has found a home in the NASCAR Cup Series for at least the next two years. Trackhouse Racing Team announced Tuesday (Aug. 3) Chastain will pilot the team’s newly-acquired No. 1 Chevrolet in 2022 after signing …

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Zach’s Turn: Team Penske in Midst of Massive Upheaval

Team Penske Joey Logano Brad Keselowski New Hampshire 2021

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Team Penske has been the beacon of stability in NASCAR for the past eight years. That cohesion was officially upended one week ago when Roger Penske confirmed Brad Keselowski’s departure from Team Penske by announcing Austin Cindric will transition into the No. 2 Ford for the 2022 season. Change is extraordinarily rare at Team Penske, …

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Anthony Alfredo Eyeing Improvement Through ‘Challenging’ Rookie Season

Anthony Alfredo NASCAR 2021 Texas

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Anthony Alfredo is in the midst of his first season as a NASCAR Cup Series driver. But 2021 also marks the first full-time ride Alfredo has gotten in any of NASCAR’s three national touring series. One year after competing on a part-time basis for Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Alfredo sits 30th …

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Riley Herbst Bounces Back From Early Crash for Top-10 Finish

Riley Herbst New Hampshire 2021

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Riley Herbst’s season has been full of misfortune. The No. 98 team couldn’t escape that at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday (July 17) — not until he bounced back for his third top-10 finish in the past five races. On a lap 26 restart, Herbst was the victim of an accordion effect that trickled …

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Zach’s Turn: Has Hendrick Motorsports Taken a Step Back?

Hendrick Motorsports Alex Bowman Denny Hamlin Atlanta 2021

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Asking whether Hendrick Motorsports has taken a step back in the midst of its best season in years probably seems absurd on the surface. The dominant four-car organization has won seven of the last nine NASCAR Cup Series races, headed mainly by Kyle Larson, and most recently won just two races ago at Road America, …

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