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K-PAX Racing Earns COTA Weekend Sweep In Changeable Conditions

Giovanni Venturini wins Race No. 2 of Fanatec GT World Challenge America Powered by AWS at Circuit of the Americas, 5/2/2021 (Photo: K-PAX Racing)

(Photo: K-PAX Racing)

K-PAX Racing is now four-for-four in Fanatec GT World Challenge America Powered by AWS competition, following the second consecutive weekend sweep Saturday (May 1) and Sunday (May 2) at Circuit of the Americas.  Andrea Caldarelli and Jordan Pepper won Saturday’s rain shortened first race, while Corey Lewis and Giovanni Venturini won the second race Sunday …

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Remembering Eric McClure: A Racing Hero to a Fellow Virginian

Eric McClure 2016 Xfinity smiling Logan Whitton NKP

(Photo: Logan Whitton / NKP)

If there’s one adage that’s held true during my decade covering races with Frontstretch, it’s been “don’t meet your heroes.” Virginia’s Eric McClure, who died Sunday (May 2) at the age of 42, was a rare exception to that rule. Yes, I went out of my way to say Virginia’s Eric McClure. There’s a reason …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2021 Buschy McBusch Race 400 at Kansas

Kyle Busch stands on car in victory lane after Kansas Cup spring 2021 race NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

What happened? Kyle Busch fittingly won the Buschy McBusch Race 400 at Kansas on Sunday (May 2) after a series of chaotic late restarts.  Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski, Matt DiBenedetto and Chase Elliott rounded out the top-five finishers. Nothing but wide open pasture for @KyleBusch as he took the 🏁 at @kansasspeedway! #BuschyMcBusch400 pic.twitter.com/PYi8ltPLLt — …

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Thinkin’ Dirty, Vol. 19: 2021 Hawkeye 100 at Boone

2020 Tri City Bobby Pierce WRG

Photo Credit: World Racing Group via Terry Page

The A-Main: Put a 100 in the race name, and Bobby Pierce is proving to be the man. Fresh off his Illini 100 win at Farmer City Raceway a month ago, Saturday night  (May 1) saw Pierce pass Billy Moyer Sr. for the race lead on lap 30 of Saturday’s Hawkeye 100 at Boone Speedway …

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Pato O’Ward’s Texas Triumph Was a Long Time Coming

Pato O'Ward Celebrating at Texas

(Photo by Chris Jones/INDYCAR)

Pato O’Ward’s first NTT IndyCar Series triumph was a long time coming. After five podiums over the last two seasons, O’Ward finally triumphed at the XPEL 375 at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday afternoon. But Sunday’s (May 2) victory wasn’t just about the journey since becoming a full-time NTT IndyCar Series driver in 2020 for …

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Zach’s Turn: Chris Buescher Gets Butt End of NASCAR’s Decision

Chris Buescher Kansas 1 2021

#17: Chris Buescher, Roush Fenway Racing, Ford Mustang autoTempest

Chris Buescher and crew chief Luke Lambert seemed to be in prime position to capitalize on a late caution at Kansas Speedway. But the caution they needed never came – not until after the No. 17 team was burnt by NASCAR’s decision to withhold the yellow flag until after Buescher hit pit road. An uncontrolled …

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Stock Car Scoop: Did a NASCAR Caution Cost Kyle Larson Another Win?

Kyle Larson leans against his car at 2021 spring Phoenix Cup race Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Cup Series headed to Kansas Speedway for the first of two races at the mile-and-a-half track this year. On his 36th birthday (May 2), Kyle Busch took the checkered flag to capture his first victory of the season. Will Busch’s late charge to victory lead to more for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver? …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2021 Buschy McBusch Race 400

Kyle Busch bows after winning 2021 Kansas spring Cup race James Gilbert Getty

(Photo: James Gilbert/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

Who … should you be talking about after the race? Kyle Busch won on his birthday at Kansas Speedway Sunday (May 2) afternoon, keeping his streak of consecutive seasons with a win alive at an astounding 17 years. The victory alone should scare his competition, considering it took until the waning weeks of 2020 for …

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F1 Review: Lewis Hamilton Wins, Lando Norris Solid & Fernando Alonso Surges

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Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35M front on

Lewis Hamilton did it again in Portugal, cruising to his 97th Formula 1 win.  Max Verstappen tried to apply some pressure to the Briton but could never muster the pace to do so. Valtteri Bottas, the pole-sitter, finished third after a confounding drive. Sergio Perez earned the fourth spot with Lando Norris taking fifth. Charles …

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The Underdog House: Daniel Suarez Survives Kansas Chaos to Lead Underdogs

#99: Daniel Suarez, TrackHouse Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Camping World

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Top Dog Somehow, after the Buschy McBusch Race 400 on Sunday (May 2) at Kansas Speedway, we are now 11 races into the NASCAR Cup Series season. There have been many storylines to watch in 2021, arguably the most we have seen in a season in quite some time. One of those focus points has …

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Pato O’Ward Claims His 1st IndyCar Victory At The XPEL 375

Pato O'Ward Racing at Texas

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

For much of the XPEL 375, it seemed that Scott Dixon would claim back-to-back wins at the Texas Motor Speedway, but in the end it was Pato O’Ward who was victorious, securing his first IndyCar win after starting fourth. O’Ward had run near the front all day, and emerged ahead of Dixon after his third …

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