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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the Bristol Night Race

Kyle Larson leads the pack in the 2021 Bristol night race. (Photo: NKP)

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Kyle Larson took the lead away from Kevin Harvick in the closing laps and held on to win at Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday (Sept. 18). Lapped traffic was a factor all night, allowing cars in second place to close in on the leader. Such was the case near the end of the race; Larson went to the bottom and then back up the track, squeezing Harvick a bit. The No. 5 of Hendrick Motorsports then slid up in front of Harvick, preventing the No. 4 from getting another run on Larson.

Up to Speed: Concrete Bristol Needs 2 Cup Dates

Kevin Harvick fights with Chase Elliott at Bristol Motor Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

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Bristol Motor Speedway rarely disappoints. NASCAR’s top three touring series took on the high banks of Thunder Valley this weekend, where fans were treated to three fantastic races. Thursday night’s (Sept. 16) Camping World Truck Series event may have been plagued by a lot of yellow flags, but the competition was close and the action …

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Rodney Childers Re-Signs With Stewart-Haas

Rodney Childers and Kevin Harvick look on in 2019 Cup Michigan race. Photo: NKP

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Rodney Childers will stay with Stewart-Haas Racing, re-signing with the team “for years to come,” as he posted on Twitter Sunday (Sept. 19). The longtime crew chief of 2014 NASCAR Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick said he re-signed last Wednesday. “Been thinking all day, there is always a lot of things I could complain about,” …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2021 Bass Pro Shops Night Race at Bristol

Kyle Larson Bristol 2021 NASCAR

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What happened? Kyle Larson won the Bass Pro Shops Night Race at Bristol on Saturday night (Sept. 18) after a wildly chaotic final few laps, both for the win and the final playoff spot. Kevin Harvick, William Byron, Ryan Blaney and Alex Bowman rounded out the top-five finishers. A burnout for the books. ?@KyleLarsonRacin | …

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Kevin Harvick & Chase Elliott Rub Fenders, Exchange Insults at Bristol

Kevin Harvick and Chase Elliott at Bristl

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There were fenders rubbed, fingers pointed and helmets slammed. After all that and 500 laps at Bristol Motor Speedway, Kevin Harvick was blunt. “God damn, I’m ready to rip somebody’s freaking head off,” he said. As Kyle Larson celebrated a win in Saturday night’s (Sept. 18) Bass Pro Shops Night Race, tensions flared on pit …

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Kyle Larson Wins Bristol in Dramatic Finish

Kyle Larson Bristol Night Race 2021 NASCAR

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The familiar slogan of “it’s Bristol, baby” rang true on Saturday (Sept. 18) night, when late-race drama in the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs elimination race at Bristol Motor Speedway heated up as the night wore on. Kyle Larson was the ultimate survivor of the mayhem as his No. 5 Valvoline Hendrick Chevrolet found victory lane …

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2-Headed Monster: Did NASCAR Make Right Decision Moving Richmond Out of Playoffs?

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NASCAR released the 2022 Cup Series schedule on Wednesday (Sept. 15) and while the big news of the schedule was that the Clash will race at the L.A. Coliseum next February, there were a few other moves that got the NASCAR world talking. One of those moves is that the playoff event at Richmond Raceway …

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Did You Notice?: Have NASCAR Playoffs Changed Perception 17 Years In?

Alex Bowman pack racing at Phoenix

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Did You Notice?… The 2021 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs have flipped the script on two of its biggest teams? Stewart-Haas Racing has struggled through the worst year of its existence. SHR has just one win, a darkness-shortened New Hampshire Motor Speedway upset by Aric Almirola. Marquee driver Kevin Harvick sits winless a year after setting a …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2021 Federated Auto Parts 400

Joey Logano, a frequent fantasy NASCAR DraftKings pick, walks through the Indianapolis Motor Speedway garage in 2021. (Photo: NKP)

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The NASCAR Cup Series Round of 16 holds its second race Saturday night (Sept. 11) at Richmond Raceway. Let’s get your daily fantasy NASCAR DraftKings rosters ready for the 2021 Federated Auto Parts 400! This race marks the second time drivers will face the 0.75-mile racetrack this season. Back in April, Alex Bowman snagged his …

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5 Points to Ponder: Can NASCAR & Hollywood Mix in L.A.?

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1. NASCAR Racing in L.A. Coliseum? A Hollywood affair? The NASCAR world was caught by surprise with Monday’s (Sept. 6) Labor Day bombshell in The Athletic about a potential 2022 exhibition race in Los Angeles. According to sources in the story, the Busch Clash would be moved from its traditional spot, Daytona International Speedway, to a short …

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