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NASCAR Mailbox: Is Kaz Grala an Underrated Young Prospect?

#16: Kaz Grala, Kaulig Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Hyperice

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What does the future look like for Kaz Grala? He’s consistently performed in whatever equipment he’s put in and seems to have a bright future ahead of him. – Doug K., Charlottesville, Va. If I’m a NASCAR Cup Series owner (I’m not, just for clarity here), Grala would be on my short list of candidates …

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Fire on Fridays: Racing Safety Features Work

2021 Trucks Darlington Wreck - Corey Heim, No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota (Credit: NKP)

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Whenever a driver is involved in a wreck, the team asks over the radio, “Are you OK?” Because while Dale Earnhardt was the last fatality in a NASCAR national series event, injuries still occur due to crashes. Aric Almirola, Kyle Busch and Ryan Newman are just three drivers who have sustained injuries in a race …

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Jonathan Hassler Filling In for Paul Wolfe at Dover

Joey Logano stands by his car at 2021 spring Kansas Cup race Photo: NKP

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Joey Logano‘s crew chief Paul Wolfe will miss this weekend’s Drydene 400 at Dover International Speedway after being suspended by NASCAR for failing to secure two lug nuts on the No. 22 Ford Mustang after last Sunday’s (May 9) Goodyear 400 at Darlington Raceway. According to FOX Sports’ Bob Pockrass, Team Penske veteran and Logano’s …

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3 Cup Teams Penalized After Kansas, Truck Engineer Reinstated

2021 Kansas I Cup CHris Buescher NKP

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Three teams received penalties following Sunday’s (May 2) NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway, all for lug nut-related issues. Penalties were given to the Nos. 1, 17 and 22 teams of Kurt Busch, Chris Buescher and Joey Logano, respectively, after failing post-race inspection. As a result, crew chiefs Matt McCall, Luke Lambert and Paul …

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Frontstretch 5: Most Memorable NASCAR Cup Finishes at Kansas Speedway

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16-18 October, 2015, Kansas City, Kansas USA Joey Logano (22), Matt Kenseth, Dollar General Toyota Camry (20), Jimmie Johnson (48) ©2015 John Harrelson / NKP

After enduring a wild weekend at Talladega Superspeedway, the NASCAR Cup Series will be heading off to a place that has gained itself a wild reputation in recent years: Kansas Speedway. Since the speedway’s inception in 2001, it has provided us with many unforgettable moments, from crazy crashes to close finishes and everything in between. …

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5 Points to Ponder: Spoiler SZN, Pushing It & The Path to 16+ Winners

2021 Talladega I Cup Denny Hamlin Martin Truex Jr Kaz Grala racing NKP

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1: Spoilers vs. drivers Talladega Superspeedway rightfully gets attention for its tendency to cause the Big One. But this particular trip to Alabama the weekend of April 24-25 managed to avoid the kind of multi-car mayhem that knocks a third of the field out in one fell swoop — in both the NASCAR Xfinity and …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Sports Takes on Talladega

Xfinity Series race at Talladega, pack racing, stands, view from infield. Photo Sean Gardner/Getty

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Talladega is a bizarre place, filled with some of the wildest and wooliest of NASCAR fans. Most of the time, they’re a great, knowledgeable bunch. Sometimes, they do things that make the whole fan base look bad. The clips shown of Jeff Gordon’s car being pelted with beer cans during the Put It Out! segment …

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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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Zach’s Turn: Joey Logano’s Tumble Highlights Need for Change in Superspeedway Racing

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The GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday (April 25) was another superspeedway race producing an exciting finish. Joey Logano just wasn’t around to see it. That’s because this handling package sent another car airborne, leaving a NASCAR champion after another superspeedway race scared for his safety and clamoring for major changes. It’s the dichotomy …

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