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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2022 Pennzoil 400 Presented by Jiffy Lube

Alex Bowman battles alongside the competition in the 2022 Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

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Alex Bowman earned his seventh NASCAR Cup win at Las Vegas after a two-tire gamble. What else did we learn from the Pennzoil 400?

Aric Almirola’s Retirement Tour Rolls Past Las Vegas With Streak Intact

Aric Almirola smiles in the garage area at Daytona International Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: NKP)

Just as he has been for much of his NASCAR Cup Series career, Aric Almirola has started his final season off as a model of consistency.

The 37-year-old driver (he turns 38 next week) finished sixth in Sunday’s (Mar. 6) Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to continue his streak of being the only driver to score a top 10 in every Cup points race so far in 2022.

Stat Sheet: Auto Club Speedway’s Comeback Weekend

Erik Jones leads the NASCAT Cup Series field at Auto Club Speedway, February 2022. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The month of February is all about the number two. It’s the second month of the year, Groundhog Day is celebrated on Feb. 2, plus this year marks the only time when we get the 2/22/22 date — and it happened on a Tuesday (Twosday?). And for NASCAR’s second week of racing at the 2-mile …

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5 Points to Ponder: Something to Talk About, Daytona 500 Edition

#2: Austin Cindric, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Discount Tire, #23: Bubba Wallace, 23XI Racing, Toyota Camry McDonald’s, #12: Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Menards/Blue DEF/PEAK, #43: Erik Jones, Petty GMS, Chevrolet Camaro FOCUSfactor

After a challenging couple of years for NASCAR, the one unmistakable feeling as the green flag flew this past Sunday (Feb. 20) was that stock car racing was back.

Aric Almirola: ‘I’ll Want This One Back For Sure’

Aric Almirola smiles in the garage area at Daytona International Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: NKP)

Aric Almirola knew this Daytona 500 was going to be different.

The 64th annual Great American Race may be his last, the three-time Cup Series race winner having announced his retirement from full-time NASCAR racing after what will be 11 complete seasons. Pre-race, he was soaking in every moment with family members, close sponsor representatives and others.

Post-race, he was wishing he had one more shot.

What They Said: Daytona 500 Media Day Quotes

Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota, Christopher Bell, driver of the #20 DeWalt Toyota, Bubba Wallace, driver of the #23 McDonald's Toyota, Kurt Busch, driver of the #45 Monster Energy Toyota, and Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, drive during practice for the NASCAR Cup Series 64th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 15, 2022 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Check out what the Daytona 500 competitors had to say Wednesday, Feb. 16, during media day for the 64th annual Great American Race.

Did You Notice?: 2022 NASCAR Storylines Besides the Next Gen

Kyle Busch smiles while standing on pit road at the Clash at the Coliseum (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season is finally upon us.

Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2022 Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum

(Photo: USC Annenberg School of Communication)

Finally, the NASCAR season is once again upon us! Up first is the 2022 Busch Light Clash, so let’s get your daily fantasy NASCAR DraftKings rosters ready for Sunday’s (Feb. 6) main event, airing at 6 p.m. ET on FOX. For the first time ever, the Clash will be held at the Los Angeles Memorial …

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