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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2021 Texas NASCAR Playoff Race

Kyle Larson celebrates his victory in the 2021 Texas NASCAR playoff race at Texas Motor Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

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What happened in the 2021 Texas NASCAR Playoff Race? Kyle Larson won the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas NASCAR playoff race on Sunday (Oct. 17) after leading the final 218 laps to clinch a spot in the Championship 4.  William Byron, Christopher Bell, Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick rounded out the top-five finishers. RETWEET …

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The Underdog House: Daniel Suarez Goes Big in Texas

Daniel Suarez battles the competition during the fall 2021 race at Texas Motor Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

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Top Dog: Daniel Suarez Despite being a first-year NASCAR Cup Series organization, Trackhouse Racing Team has a history of going big or going home this season. Innovative team co-owner Justin Marks has proven to take risks and use unorthodox strategies as he hits the ground running in this sport. Such an aggressive mentality worked again …

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Chaotic 12-Car Crash Mars Stage 1 at Texas Motor Speedway

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Almost immediately after the field restarted from the competition caution at Texas Motor Speedway, a large crash brought out the second yellow of the day early in stage one. A lap 32 incident, triggered by contact between Bubba Wallace and Ross Chastain blocked the backstretch and chaos ensued. Officially, 12 drivers were involved according to …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2021 Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500

Kyle Busch’s No. 18 Skittles Zombies car of Joe Gibbs Racing at 2020 fall Texas NASCAR Cup race, NKP

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Yeehaw! The NASCAR Cup Series travels to the Lone Star State for the first playoff race in the Round of 8. Let’s round up drivers to fill your daily fantasy NASCAR DraftKings roster for Sunday’s (Oct. 17) race at Texas Motor Speedway. After a wild event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL, teams get back …

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The Underdog House: Daniel Suarez’s Top 15 Paces Underdogs at Charlotte ROVAL

2021 Richmond II Cup Daniel Suarez NKP

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Top Dog: Daniel Suarez Daniel Suarez got his start in karts in his home country of Mexico, running several races on the road course layouts, so it’s easy to expect he’d excel on road courses in NASCAR too. Karting is a different animal compared to stock cars, but it teaches drivers a lot about handling, …

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Should NASCAR Be Following Formula 1’s Lead?

NASCAR Female Fan Nashville 2021

Female NASCAR fans, the overlooked demographic (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

I’ve been running into some fascinating surprises over the past few months. Of course, nothing foreshadows these little moments, and, really, they seem to be tangential conversational detours. But what I’ve encountered is that many women are starting to watch Formula 1. As a usual F1 scribe, I love to hear this. Not only does …

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Denny Hamlin Competing From Cup Pole at Charlotte ROVAL

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The NASCAR Cup Series’ last playoff race in the Round of 12 is this Sunday (Oct. 10) and Denny Hamlin is on the pole at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL. The current points leader finished seventh in Monday’s rain-shortened race at Talladega Superspeedway. Team Penske’s Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano will start second and third …

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Frontstretch 5: NASCAR’s Most Recent Maiden Driver-Team Victories

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With Bubba Wallace‘s first career victory at Talladega Superspeedway on Monday (Oct. 4), it was the first time a Black driver had visited a NASCAR Cup Series victory lane in nearly 60 years and the first triumph for 23XI Racing in its debut season. The win is also the first time a driver and team …

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Dropping the Hammer: More Reasons Why Bubba Wallace’s Talladega Win Is a Big Deal

Bubba Wallace at Talladega

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Where do you even begin? Let’s start with 4:27 p.m. ET on Monday, Oct. 4. With rain coming down and more to come, NASCAR declared the YellaWood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway over, three laps from the conclusion of stage 2. In that moment, while sitting on 23XI Racing’s pit box, Bubba Wallace became the 198th …

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Did You Notice?: NASCAR Fans Claiming a Race Was Fixed for Bubba Wallace?

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Did You Notice? … The reactions in the wake of Bubba Wallace‘s first ever NASCAR Cup Series win at Talladega Superspeedway? It’s the first time since December 1963 a Black driver has visited victory lane, 10 months into Wallace’s first season running with the most famous minority owner in NASCAR history, Michael Jordan. That’s a landmark …

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