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

A pack of NASCAR Cup Series car racing at Bristol Motor Speedway, September 2021. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

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 with excessive use, however. That …

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

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

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

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

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

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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Xfinity Breakdown: Kaulig Executes Plan; Justin Haley Wins & AJ Allmendinger Takes Points Lead

AJ Allmendinger and Kaulig Racing worked together to dominate the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona on Aug. 28, 2021 (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

When the NASCAR Xfinity Series resumed the Wawa 250 at Daytona International Speedway Saturday afternoon (Aug. 28), following a postponement for rain on Friday night, Kaulig Racing remained the class of the field. AJ Allmendinger led 15 of the 19 laps completed on Friday night and 15 on Saturday for a race-high 30 laps led. …

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Kaulig Racing Continues Run As Sultan of Superspeedways

2021 Road America NXS Justin Haley NKP

#11: Justin Haley, Kaulig Racing, Chevrolet Camaro LeafFilter Gutter Protection

Remember the days of the restrictor plate dominance of Dale Earnhardt, Inc.? How Dale Earnhardt Jr., Michael Waltrip and co. dominated races at both Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway? Kaulig Racing is showing similar signs of greatness on the high-banked NASCAR giants in the Xfinity Series. On Saturday afternoon (Aug. 28), Kaulig Racing led …

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Justin Haley, Kaulig Win Daytona Xfinity Race in Thrilling Finish

2021 Xfinity Daytona II Justin Haley Wins (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Justin Haley and Kaulig Racing took the victory at Daytona International Speedway Saturday (Aug. 28) in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Wawa 250. Kaulig Racing was dominant all day long, taking the top three positions in each of the first two stages. With five laps remaining, team orders were called and all three drivers linked up …

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Eyes On Xfinity: AJ Allmendinger Making Series His Fun Factory

AJ Allmendinger Michigan NASCAR Xfinity Series

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Routine can at times be a bad thing. The more you get used to something, the more common it can be. The novelty wears off.  The initial newfound excitement can fade. Drivers aren’t immune to this. If you get used to winning, some competitors come to expect it and the emotion becomes nearly robotic at …

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AJ Allmendinger Holds Pole for Xfinity Race at Daytona

AJ Allmendinger folding his arms before Michigan NASCAR Xfinity race, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

AJ Allmendinger is on the pole for Friday’s (Aug. 27) NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway. The Michigan International Speedway winner is looking to go back-to-back and earn his first Xfinity victory at Daytona. Noah Gragson will join Allmendinger on the front row while Brandon Jones slots in third. Gragson’s JR Motorsports teammate …

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5 Points to Ponder: RCR Drivers Cold, All Series’ Title Races Heat Up

AJ Allmendinger and Austin Cindric lead NASCAR Xfinity field at Michigan NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

1. Richard Childress Racing didn’t capitalize on NASCAR Cup Series playoff opportunity RCR didn’t come out of Michigan International Speedway very well. Austin Dillon had arguably the best car he’s had all season and looked to be a contender for the win if he stayed on track. Unfortunately, his day ended right after taking the …

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Up to Speed: How Badly Does Denny Hamlin Need a Win?

2021 COTA Cup Denny Hamlin NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

If Denny Hamlin can take any solace from his last two races, it’s that he has been close to victory lane.  During the closing laps of last weekend’s race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, Hamlin had the checkered flag in sight.  The same was true for Sunday’s race at Michigan International Speedway.  But …

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