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2021 NASCAR Top Storylines: Goodbye Gen 6, Hello Next Gen

Brad Keselowski Joey Logano Next Gen Charlotte Test 2021

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Finally, after two years of testing and a yearlong postponement of its official launch, the newest iteration of the NASCAR Cup Series has arrived. NASCAR’s Next Gen car is here, fresh with a newly announced rules package that features a baseline 670-horsepower, 4-inch rear spoiler, more symmetrical vehicles and more spec parts than a Cup …

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2021 NASCAR Top Storylines: Brad Keselowski Has Penske Swan Song, Takes on Ownership Role with Roush Fenway

Brad Keselowski poses with Jack Roush as the duo announce their partnership beginning with the 2022 Cup Series season. (Photo: Action Sports Photography)

(Photo: Action Sports Photography)

By definition, it’s not possible for something to be unthinkable and yet totally expected at the same time. If it was, however, the way Brad Keselowski‘s 2021 season played out would qualify. On the track, there was nothing particularly noteworthy about Keselowski’s 2021 NASCAR Cup Series campaign. He visited victory lane, something he’s done every …

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2021 Cup Series Awards: Memorable Finishes, Quotes & Cars

Kyle Larson at Darlington

(Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Hello, and welcome to Frontstretch‘s 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Awards Banquet, I’m your host, Daniel McFadin. Thank you for joining us today at the Thomas Bowles Memorial Rec Hall. Today, we gather to acknowledge what wasn’t celebrated at last week’s NASCAR Champions Week banquet in Nashville. We all know who won the championship, most popular …

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No More Burning Questions: The Last Dance

2021 Dover Cup Brad Keselowski NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This season marked the conclusion of Brad Keselowski’s tenure at Team Penske. The event marks a turning point for a team and a driver who, regardless of what their futures hold, will forever be linked together in the eyes of the history of American stock car racing. After a surprise victory in 2009 at Talladega …

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Roush Fenway Racing Rebranded as RFK Racing

Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing

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Roush Fenway Racing, with Cup driver Brad Keselowski as a new co-owner and driver, has been rebranded as Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing, or RFK Racing, ahead of the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season. Keselowski, team founder Jack Roush and team president Steve Newmark unveiled the change Tuesday (Nov. 16) at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The announcement …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Championship 4 Finale at Phoenix

Kyle Larson bests the NASCAR Championship 4 in the 2021 Season Finale 500 at Phoenix Raceway as the sun sets above him. (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

What happened? Kyle Larson won the Season Finale 500 at Phoenix on Sunday (Nov. 7) to clinch his first career NASCAR Cup Series title. Championship 4 contenders Martin Truex Jr., Denny Hamlin and Chase Elliott finished second, third and fifth, respectively, while Ryan Blaney finished fourth. A win he’ll never forget!@KyleLarsonRacin is the CHAMPION in …

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Up to Speed: NASCAR Playoff Points of the Past Revisited

NASCAR Playoff drivers Chase Elliott and Martin Truex Jr. lead the field at Phoenix Raceway. (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Earlier this year, I explored how NASCAR playoff points earned during the regular season impacted drivers’ performances in the playoffs themselves.  The goal of that study was to determine if a driver’s playoff point total could predict when they would be eliminated from title contention.  I also wanted to see if there were any notable …

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One For the Road With Brad Keselowski

Brad Keselowski at Phoenix Raceway

Photo by Daniel McFadin

PHOENIX – Two parties took place Sunday night at Phoenix Raceway. There was a large one on the fronstretch which attracted most of the attention, as Kyle Larson began his reign as the NASCAR Cup Series champion. But as the crowd cheered him on, a much more intimate good time began to unfold on pit …

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Brad Keselowski Tops Chart in Phoenix Cup Practice

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In the first NASCAR Cup Series practice session since August — and in his final session as a driver for Team Penske — Brad Keselowski ran the fastest lap of the 39 cars to hit the track at Phoenix Raceway, reaching a speed of 135.384 mph on Friday, Nov. 5. Kyle Larson, Matt DiBenedetto, Christopher …

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2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Step In & Stop Disrespectful Racing?

John Hunter Nemechek NASCAR Martinsville

(Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images)

This past weekend’s races at Martinsville Speedway brought up some conversation about drivers’ respect for others. Truck Series veteran Matt Crafton was particularly brash about his thoughts, saying the only way to handle the lack of respect is to “punch someone in the mouth.” With Crafton’s mentality being an old-school approach, many suggested that NASCAR …

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