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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2021 GEICO 500 at Talladega

#2: Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Mustang MoneyLion, #37: Ryan Preece, JTG Daugherty Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Kroger/Reese’s, #4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Busch Dog Brew, #10: Aric Almirola, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Smithfield, #23: Bubba Wallace, 23XI Racing, Toyota Camry DoorDash

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What happened? Brad Keselowski won the GEICO 500 at Talladega on Sunday (April 25) after leading just one lap all day. William Byron, Michael McDowell, Kevin Harvick and Matt DiBenedetto rounded out the top-five finishers. No stopping @keselowski today! The No. 2 car is going back to Victory Lane at @TALLADEGA! pic.twitter.com/LlyRDphhNZ — NASCAR (@NASCAR) …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2021 GEICO 500

A pack of NASCAR race cars running the GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, April 2021. Photo: NKP)

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Who … should you be talking about after the race? Brad Keselowski led exactly one of 191 laps on Sunday (April 25), but it was the only one that mattered. Keselowski passed Matt DiBenedetto as the white flag flew, leading the field to the checkers for his sixth Talladega Superspeedway victory, tying Jeff Gordon and …

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Stock Car Scoop: Can NASCAR Make Talladega Superspeedway Racing Safer?

William Byron, Chase Elliott and Alex Bowman wreck during a Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway in April 2021.

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The NASCAR Cup Series traveled to the largest track on the circuit this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway (April 24-25). While there was no Big One this time, Joey Logano made headlines by flipping with one lap to go in stage one of the 2021 GEICO 500. Following Logano’s interview, criticizing the safety of the current …

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Matt DiBenedetto Takes 5th After Near Win at Talladega

2021 Martinsville I Cup Matt DiBenedetto NKP

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If Matt DiBenedetto felt like he was experiencing Talladega déjà vu, he cannot be blamed despite leading the field heading into the only overtime restart of Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Certainly the 10th round of the NASCAR Cup Series season started off promising for DiBenedetto and his No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford …

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Brad Keselowski Wins Talladega Amid Flips, Spins & Mayhem

Brad Keselowski celebrates with a burnout and USA flag after winning at Talladega spring Cup 2021 race Photo NKP

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Brad Keselowski led one lap. The most important one. Sunday (April 25) afternoon’s GEICO 500 featured a flip for the first time in 2021, 35 lead changes among 17 different drivers and battles throughout the field. However, Keselowski mostly stuck to the middle or back of the pack until the final restart, when he shot …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2021 Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond

Alex Bowman

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What happened? Alex Bowman won the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway on Sunday (April 18) following an impressive late-race restart where he lined up in third place. Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano, Christopher Bell and Martin Truex Jr. rounded out the top-five finishers. Let the party begin! ? Retweet to congratulate @Alex_Bowman on a huge …

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Zach’s Turn: Matt DiBenedetto Turns in ‘Overdue’ Top 10 at Richmond

2021 Cup Richmond Matt DiBenedetto, No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Matt DiBenedetto found himself up the creek without a paddle to start 2021. His luck to start the year was atrocious with seemingly no end in sight. Three races in, he was mired way back in 35th in points, trailing drivers like Jamie McMurray who ran a one-race deal in February’s Daytona 500. It took …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2021 Martinsville Spring Cup Race

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Cup Series is back in action and ready to take on Martinsville Speedway Saturday night (April 10). Let’s get your NASCAR DraftKings rosters set for short track racing! Martinsville is a .526-mile oval shaped like a paperclip with tight corners and short straightaways. There’s not a lot of room to run, so you …

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Jeff Gordon Tested Positive for COVID-19, ‘Good to Go’ for Martinsville

Jeff Gordon

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Jeff Gordon revealed April 8 he tested positive for COVID-19 last week, but that he’s “good to go” to cover this weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway. The NASCAR Hall of Famer and Fox Sports analyst shared the news on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio’s “On Track.” “I can’t say my off-week was great because …

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Did You Notice? 7 NASCAR Drivers on the Hot Seat 7 Weeks Into 2021

Matt DiBenedetto stands next to car before 2021 spring Las Vegas Cup race NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Did You Notice? … Crazy enough, the 2021 NASCAR season is already two months old headed to Saturday night’s (April 10) race at Martinsville Speedway. The sport’s top three series are all at least 20% through their regular season schedules; the Camping World Truck Series is a third of the way there. It’s a large …

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