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Joey Logano Looks to Capture Martinsville Grandfather Clock from Pole

2021 Atlanta Cup Joey Logano NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After a week off, the NASCAR Cup Series heads to Martinsville Speedway for some short track racing under the lights. Joey Logano, who won on the dirt at Bristol Motor Speedway, will lead the field to green. Denny Hamlin joins him on the front row, while William Byron and Ryan Blaney make up the second …

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Did You Notice?: Joey Logano Has a History of Aggression? Or Does He?

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Did You Notice? … Joey Logano has a history of aggressive on-track behavior? That’s what Denny Hamlin thinks anyway, after being asked why he didn’t knock the No. 22 Ford out of the way in the closing laps of Monday’s (March 29) Food City Dirt Race. “I think me and the No. 22 race differently,” Hamlin …

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Frontstretch 5: Biggest Key Elements of Bristol’s Bizarre Dirt Weekend

NASCAR Cup on Bristol dirt

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

On a hot September afternoon in 1969, Talladega Superspeedway hosted its first ever NASCAR weekend. Unfortunately, it came with a lot of setbacks and controversy. Shredded tires, unsafe track conditions, unfinished grandstands and suites, driver protests and even driver walkouts were all witnessed during that chaotic weekend in Alabama, making it one of the worst …

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Stock Car Scoop: Was the Bristol Dirt Race a Successful Weekend?

Harvick, Keselowski, Hamlin practicing on Bristol Dirt Photo NKP

Was racing in the dirt at Bristol worth it? (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Cup Series went dirt racing for the first time in 50 years and when it was all said and done, Joey Logano emerged victoriously. The question is, when it was all said and done though, was it a success? Frontstretch’s Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek dive into it that topic, whether Adam was …

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Dropping the Hammer: Bristol Dirt Race Earns Date in 2022 and ‘Beyond’

NASCAR Cup on Bristol dirt

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Any questions about whether NASCAR’s “Bristol Dirt” experience would live to see another year were answered well before the checkered flag fell on Monday’s (March 29) Cup Series main event. During the final stage break, Bristol Motor Speedway flashed a message on the video screens that hang above the infield: “Dirt returns in 2022. Lock-in …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2021 Food City Dirt Race

Joey Logano and Daniel Suarez race on Bristol Motor Speedway's dirt surface March 2021. (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Who … should you be talking about after the race? Joey Logano is well-known for his aggressive driving style, and it served him well on Bristol Motor Speedway’s brand-new, albeit temporary, dirt surface, despite his relative inexperience on dirt. Logano used restarts to his advantage, taking the lead from a fast and closing Daniel Suarez …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2021 Food City Dirt Race at Bristol

2021 Cup Bristol Dirt Joey Logano, No. 22 Team Penske Ford, Win (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

What happened? Joey Logano won the Food City Dirt Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Monday (March 29) after surviving an overtime restart Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Denny Hamlin, Daniel Suarez and Ryan Newman rounded out the top five finishers. Donuts on the dirt? 🍩 You bet @joeylogano is going to do some! #FoodCityDirtRace pic.twitter.com/N5Zog5ri78 — …

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Joey Logano Comes to Life Late, Wins NASCAR’s Return to Dirt at Bristol

2021 Cup Bristol Dirt Joey Logano, No. 22 Team Penske Ford, Celebrate (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Scenes of flooded parking lots and heavy rain gave way to sunny skies on Monday, allowing the NASCAR Cup Series to take to a dirt track for the first time in more than 50 years. It also gave way to Joey Logano, who carved his way through the dirt to win his first race of …

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Did You Notice?: NASCAR Team Orders Creeping Into 2021

2021 Trucks Atlanta Kyle Busch, No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota, Burnout (Credit: NKP)

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Did You Notice? … The way in which teammates helped each other out at Atlanta Motor Speedway last weekend (March 20-21)? The most obvious example came in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, where Kyle Busch twice slowed down in the final laps of a stage to let John Hunter Nemechek pass by and win. In …

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Up to Speed: Ryan Blaney Adds to His History of NASCAR Clutch Wins at Atlanta

Ryan Blaney gives the checkered flag to a fan at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Photo NKP

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Check off another unique winner for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season.  Ryan Blaney emerged as a surprise victor at Atlanta Motor Speedway, capturing the fifth win of his career in dramatic fashion.  Despite a dominating performance from Kyle Larson, who led 269 of 325 laps, Blaney was the one who took the trophy and …

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