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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2021 Drydene 400 at Dover

2021 Cup Dover Alex Bowman Woo Hoo (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

What happened at Dover? Alex Bowman won the Drydene 400 at Dover on Sunday (May 16) after taking the lead on pit road and leading the final 97 laps. Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott, William Byron and Joey Logano rounded out the top-five finishers. To the No. 48 pit crew … … this one's for you! …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Cindric Charges to Surprise Dover Victory

2021 Dover Xfinity Austin Cindric celebrates with trophy NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

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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Josh Berry Finishes 2nd, Wins $100,000 Dash 4 Cash Prize at Dover

Josh Berry at Dover

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Josh Berry is going home $100,000 richer after he passed his JR Motorsports teammate Justin Allgaier late in the final stage of Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series’ race at Dover International Speedway and finished second. Berry earned his second consecutive runner-up finish after he led 48 laps earlier in the race. Though he really wanted to …

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Justin Haley to Miss Dover for COVID-19 Protocols, Zane Smith & Josh Berry to Replace Him

Justin Haley

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Justin Haley will not compete in this weekend’s races at Dover International Speedway due to COVID-19 protocols, Kaulig Racing announced Friday morning (May 14). Haley, who has six top-10 finishes through nine races this season, will be replaced in the No. 11 Chevrolet by Zane Smith. Haley enters the weekend sixth in Xfinity Series points. …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Justin Allgaier Checks Darlington Off List; Noah Gragson Disqualified

Justin Allgaier

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Steakhouse Elite 200 at Darlington Raceway began with Dale Earnhardt Jr. pacing the NASCAR Xfinity Series field in a restored No. 8 Chevrolet Nova driven by his father, Dale Earnhardt. The race ended with Justin Allgaier, driving a JR Motorsports throwback scheme to the late Earnhardt, in victory lane. Saturday’s (May 8) race had …

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NASCAR 101: The 5 Best — & 5 Worst — Throwback Paint Schemes

2020 Darlington III fall Reed Sorensen throwback car NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It’s throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway. The concept seems to be starting to wear out just a bit. In fact, the vast majority of Cup throwbacks this year are either bad or just average. All of the truly great NASCAR schemes have been done to death, and very few sponsors want to actually throwback to …

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

2021 Phoenix I NXS Ryan Sieg car NKP

#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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Clint Bowyer the Best Since Benny? Plus a ‘Berry’ Good Story

Clint Bowyer

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Hope springs eternal at the start of every NASCAR season. Once the page turns to the month of May, it’s obvious which teams are in the hunt and which teams are pretending to be contenders for the current season. This year, we have had nine different winners in the first 10 races, which shows 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)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

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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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Sports Takes on Talladega

Xfinity Series race at Talladega, pack racing, stands, view from infield. Photo Sean Gardner/Getty

(Photo: Sean Gardner/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

Talladega is a bizarre place, filled with some of the wildest and wooliest of NASCAR fans. Most of the time, they’re a great, knowledgeable bunch. Sometimes, they do things that make the whole fan base look bad. The clips shown of Jeff Gordon’s car being pelted with beer cans during the Put It Out! segment …

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