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Did You Notice?: 10 Storylines For 10 NASCAR Regular Season Races Left

Kevin Harvick walks down pit road at Kansas Speedway in 2022. (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Did You Notice? … This week begins the home stretch of the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series regular season? Ten races in 10 weekends, beginning this weekend at Nashville Superspeedway, will decide the 16-driver playoff field. There’s no off-weeks left on the schedule for teams to catch a breather; it’s now-or-never for those on the playoff bubble …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Sonoma Brings No Clint Bowyer, Slightly Different Racing

A pack of NASCAR Cup cars races at Sonoma Raceway, June 2022.

(Photo: Danny Peters)

Sonoma Raceway has always been one of my personal favorites for the NASCAR Cup Series, all the way back to the early 1990s. You never know what you’re going to get, especially back in the days when this was a conjunction race between the Cup Series and what was then Winston West (now the ARCA …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud at Sonoma: Suarez Win Saves Uneventful Toyota Save/Mart 350

Suarez

Photo Credit: Danny Peters

What happened? Daniel Suarez inherited the lead and held off Chris Buescher for the last 26 laps at Sonoma Raceway to win his first career NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, June 12. Michael McDowell, Kevin Harvick, and Austin Cindric rounded out the top five. The Mexico native has become only the fifth foreign born …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2022 Toyota/SaveMart 350 at Sonoma

Sonoma

Photo Credit: Danny Peters

Who… should you be talking about after the race? He was rushed to the Cup Series unexpectedly and he wasn’t really ready. Because of that, he lost his ride with Joe Gibbs Racing. He moved to Stewart-Haas Racing, another winning organization—until the sponsorship money dried up. He caught a ride with backmarker Gaunt Brothers Racing, …

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Up to Speed: Daniel Suarez Reborn at Trackhouse Racing Team

Daniel Suarez

Photo Credit: Danny Peters

After 195 races, five and a half seasons, and starts with four different teams, Daniel Suarez is finally a winner in the NASCAR Cup Series. Suarez outran everyone at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday, avoiding mistakes that derailed a few drivers and teams who have more trips to victory lane. Although he was fast all afternoon, …

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