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Frontstretch 2-Minute Drill: EchoPark Texas Grand Prix at COTA

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Nearly 3.5 miles and 20 turns await the NASCAR Cup Series on Sunday (May 23) at Circuit of the Americas in Austin. So, too, does a decent chance of rain, which hovers around 40-50% for the duration of the EchoPark Texas Grand Prix. Sunday marks the first time NASCAR’s premier touring series has visited the …

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Austin Cindric Leads Way in Xfinity COTA Practice

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Austin Cindric led the way in NASCAR Xfinity Series practice for the Pit Boss 250 at Circuit of the Americas Friday, May 21. The Team Penske driver logged a time at 89.1 mph to top the charts in the lone practice session. Cindric’s No.22 Menards Ford was only six thousandths of a second quicker than …

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Did You Notice?: Winners & Losers If Brad Keselowski Buys Into Roush Fenway Racing

Brad Keselowski stands by his No. 2 Team Penske Ford at Kansas Speedway (May 2021). (Photo: NKP)

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Did You Notice? … Brad Keselowski will reportedly purchase an interest in Roush Fenway Racing? First reported by Motorsport’s Jim Utter, the deal would make the 2012 NASCAR Cup Series champion part owner and driver of the No. 6 Ford in 2022. The rumor has been around for a few weeks but public support of the story has …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Cindric Charges to Surprise Dover Victory

2021 Dover Xfinity Austin Cindric celebrates with trophy NKP

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Austin Cindric didn’t look to be a significant threat to win Saturday’s Drydene 200 at Dover International Speedway until a restart with 56 laps to go. For the first three-quarters of the race, JR Motorsports teammates Justin Allgaier and Josh Berry held the top two positions. Berry was the control car when the race restarted …

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Eyes On Xfinity: Parity Breeds Sense of Urgency for Playoff Hopefuls

#39: Ryan Sieg, RSS Racing, Ford Mustang CMR Construction and Roofing

Well, that didn’t take long. Eight races into the NASCAR Xfinity Series season, the sense of urgency is already ramped up. How tense is it getting? Ryan Sieg, coming off of a top-10 points finish last season, has already made a crew chief change. After a contentious start to the season, Sieg is 17th in …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2021 Buschy McBusch Race 400 at Kansas

#48: Alex Bowman, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Ally and #5: Kyle Larson, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro HendrickCars.com 2021 Martinsville I Cup NKP

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NASCAR Cup Series teams make their way to the Sunflower State this weekend for some 1.5-mile action at Kansas Speedway. Let’s get your daily fantasy NASCAR DraftKings rosters ready for the Buschy McBusch Race 400, airing Sunday, May 2 at 3 p.m. ET. After taking on the high banks of Talladega Superspeedway, drivers head to …

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2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Mandate Drivers Get COVID-19 Vaccines?

Bubba Wallace Denny Hamlin COVID Vaccine

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Ah, yes. The COVID-19 vaccine is available and NASCAR has found itself at the forefront of the discussion. This week, NASCAR President Steve Phelps stated that requiring drivers to get a vaccine would be a “slippery slope.” Those words raised a lot of eyebrows around social media and the NASCAR world. He also said that …

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Eyes On Xfinity: An Off-Week Wish List for Series Regulars

2021 Xfinity Talladega Jeb Burton, No. 10 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet, Leads (Credit: NKP)

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So far this season, a handful of off weekends have peppered the NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule. That ends after this weekend as the series will be on track every weekend beginning May 8 at Darlington Raceway through July 17 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. As teams and drivers get the final off weekend for a …

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Jeb Burton Scores 1st Xfinity Win in Rain-Shortened Race

2021 Xfinity Talladega Jeb Burton, No. 10 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet, Victory Lane (Credit: NKP)

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“Rain, rain, rain, rain,” were the words of Chris Rice over the radio of Jeb Burton‘s No. 10 Chevrolet just as officials brought the field to the pit road with less than 25 laps to go. Shortly after, Burton was declared the winner of the Ag-Pro 300 at Talladega Superspeedway; his first career Xfinity Series …

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Austin Cindric Obtains Xfinity Pole at Talladega

Austin Cindric races in 2021 Homestead Xfinity race with PPG colors Photo NKP

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After a week off, the NASCAR Xfinity Series heads to Talladega Superspeedway where Austin Cindric sits on the pole. Though he finished sixth at Martinsville Speedway, he still holds a 42-point lead over Daniel Hemric in the standings. Hemric will start next to Cindric on the front row, while Hemric’s Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Harrison …

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