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Stock Car Scoop: Could a Street Course Work in NASCAR?

car on Chicago Street Circuit prototype courtesy of iRacing

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The NASCAR Cup Series returned from two straight weekends off with a trip to Watkins Glen International. Refreshed from Olympic break, the racing was hot and heavy with a surprise winner not named Chase Elliott on Sunday (Aug. 8) afternoon. Instead, Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kyle Larson ended Elliott’s bid for three straight victories at this …

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Chase Elliott Laments Mistake in Runner-Up Effort at Watkins Glen

Chase Elliott Watkins Glen 2021

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Watkins Glen, New York – Chase Elliott rocketed from the rear of the field twice with what was unquestionably the fastest car on the track. The two-time defending Watkins Glen International winner, however, still came up 2.4 seconds short of the win, finishing second behind Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kyle Larson on Sunday (Aug. 8) at …

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Kyle Larson Surges Late, Wins Watkins Glen in NASCAR’s Return

2021 Pocono Cup Kyle Larson car NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Two years separated the most recent NASCAR Cup Series races at Watkins Glen International after the series skipped the track in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Hendrick Motorsports success, however, at the upstate New York road course continued with Kyle Larson’s triumph on Sunday (Aug. 8). Larson hadn’t won in nearly two months, …

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Frontstretch 2-Minute Drill: Go Bowling at The Glen

Watkins Glen 2019 NASCAR Cup Chase Elliott

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Hello, Watkins Glen. It’s been a while. Absent from the 2020 schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s been two full years since NASCAR took to the seven-turn, 2.454-mile road course in upstate New York. Chase Elliott claimed his first career Cup Series win there in 2018, followed by a back-to-back effort in 2019 before …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2021 Go Bowling at the Glen

Chase Elliott 2021

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After taking two weeks off for the Olympics, the NASCAR Cup Series returns to racing this weekend at Watkins Glen International. Let’s prep your daily fantasy NASCAR DraftKings lineups for Sunday’s (Aug. 8) 2021 Go Bowling at the Glen, airing at 3 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network. Watkins Glen is one of my favorite …

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Stock Car Scoop: Who’s the Favorite at Watkins Glen?


(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Cup Series is back from its two-week Olympic break with a trip to Watkins Glen International. Is Chase Elliott still the man to beat, or is there a dark horse that might steal the win from the No. 9 team? Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek discuss this, whether the summer hiatus is something …

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Friday Faceoff: Is Dominance Detrimental to ARCA?

Ty Gibbs wins back to back races at Iowa Speedway

(Photo: Mark Kristl)

Two drivers have combined to win all but one ARCA Menards Series race this season. Does this diminish the relevance of the series?  Mark Kristl: It diminishes the spotlight on other drivers, especially the other two who are full time. However, it does not diminish the series. ARCA is the NASCAR equivalent of Single A, and …

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Dropping The Hammer: Chase Elliott & Bubba Wallace, the Faces of NASCAR

Chase Elliott and Bubba Wallace

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You don’t need me to tell you this, but Chase Elliott is kind of a big deal within NASCAR. We are currently nine months into Elliott’s reign as the defending NASCAR Cup Series champion. We’re also in our third year with the 25-year-old as NASCAR’s reigning Most Popular Driver. This is no small thing. 2021 …

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Frontstretch 5: Drivers Who Could Dethrone Chase Elliott on a Road Course

2021 Road America Cup Chase Elliott racing NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Defending NASCAR Cup Series champions Chase Elliott and the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports team know how to put a solid road course race together. His seven road course wins rank him third behind eight-time winner Tony Stewart and Jeff Gordon’s all-time record of nine. To his delight and the field’s dismay, the first two races …

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5 Points to Ponder: The Rest of the 2021 NASCAR Season

2021 COTA CupKyle Larson confused NKP

#5: Kyle Larson, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro

ONE: Which Hendrick Motorsports is for real? Hendrick Motorsports caught fire this summer, its best performance in the NASCAR Cup Series since Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson were on the roster in 2014. From Dover International Speedway in May to the first Pocono Raceway event the end of June, HMS won six straight races and …

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