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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2021 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

What happened? Ryan Blaney won the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday (March 21) after passing Kyle Larson with eight laps to go for the victory. Kyle Larson, Alex Bowman, Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch rounded out the top-five finishers. RETWEET to congratulate @Blaney on his first win of 2021! …

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The Underdog House: Late Slip Overshadows Eye-Opening Day for Daniel Suarez

Daniel Suarez before the 2021 Daytona 500 Cup NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Top Dog Following last week’s race at Phoenix Raceway, Trackhouse Racing received the news that teams dread to hear. During post-race inspection, Daniel Suarez’s No. 99 Chevrolet was found with two loose lug nuts. That resulted in a one-race suspension for crew chief Travis Mack, along with a $20,000 fine. In his place, the team …

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Brad Keselowski, Daniel Suarez Find Replacement Crew Chiefs

Brad Keselowski with crew chief Jeremy Bullins before 2021 Daytona 500 Cup Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After being penalized with two missing lug nuts post-race at Phoenix Raceway, Brad Keselowski and Daniel Suarez will have new crew chiefs at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Grant Hutchens will replace Jeremy Bullins on top of the pit box for Keselowski in the No. 2, while Jose Blasco-Figueroa will replace Travis Mack as the crew chief …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Daniel Suarez Debuts in the Booth, FOX Overhypes 2012 Fracas

Erik Jones, Christopher Bell and Kyle Larson compete in the NASCAR Cup Series race at Phoenix Raceway March 2021. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Phoenix is an interesting place. NASCAR seems to be placing outsized importance on the tri-oval these days, knowing that the track will host the season finale in November. It just doesn’t make sense to have it there, especially since the banquet is no longer in Las Vegas. The past couple of weeks have seen a …

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The Underdog House: Big Day for Bubba Wallace Slips Away at Phoenix

Bubba Wallace talks to Denny Hamlin at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Top Dog On paper, the results of the Instacart 500 at Phoenix Raceway on Sunday, March 14 did not manufacture eye-popping runs from the NASCAR Cup Series underdogs. However, that was not the occurrence for most of the race. While a few hungry hounds had brushes in the top 10 today it was Bubba Wallace …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2021 Instacart 500

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It’s time for NASCAR Cup Series drivers to race in the desert as the sport’s west coast swing heads to Phoenix Raceway out in Arizona. The Instacart 500 airs on Sunday, March 14 at 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX. This race last year was the final “normal” one, as COVID-19 quickly spread throughout the country, …

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The Underdog House: Michael McDowell Makes NASCAR Career History… Again

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Top Dog Only two drivers currently have finished in the top 10 in the first three races of 2021. One was likely expected in 2014 NASCAR Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick. The other continues to carry on the momentum after a Cinderella story moment at the Daytona 500. Michael McDowell has now finished first, eighth, …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2021 Dixie Vodka 400

Kyle Larson car in 2021 Daytona 500 Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It’s time for the third consecutive race in sunny Florida for the NASCAR Cup Series this season, this time at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The Dixie Vodka 400 is set to air on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX. After turning both left and right last week on Daytona International Speedway’s 3.61-mile road course, drivers return …

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Daniel Suarez Gains Camping World Sponsorship

Daniel Suarez before the 2021 Daytona 500 Cup NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Daniel Suarez has another new sponsor for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season. Camping World will hop aboard the No. 99 car of Trackhouse Racing for multiple events, including Sunday’s (Feb. 28) race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Camping World CEO and Chairman Marcus Lemonis has been a long-time supporter in NASCAR, as his company currently serves …

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The Underdog House: AJ Allmendinger Recovers to Be Top Dog in Cup

#16: A J Allmendinger, Kaulig Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Ellsworth Advisors

Top Dog It has been nearly three years since NASCAR veteran AJ Allmendinger has taken his place behind the wheel of a NASCAR Cup Series car. The last time we saw the Dinger on NASCAR’s premier level was in 2018 driving the No. 47 Chevrolet for JTG Daughtery Racing. Since then, the 39-year-old has stayed …

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