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Up to Speed: Alex Bowman Overcomes Setbacks for Richmond Win

Alex Bowman fixes his shoes at Phoenix Raceway. Photo: NKP

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On the day (April 18) when Jimmie Johnson ran his first IndyCar race, it was only fitting that Alex Bowman brought the No. 48 car back to victory lane.  Bowman emerged as a surprise winner at Richmond Raceway, a track where he had never had a top-five finish.  His 2021 win was the first for …

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Alex Bowman Uses Final Restart to Steal Victory at Richmond

2021 Cup Richmond Alex Bowman, No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, Burnout (Credit: NKP)

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Alex Bowman used a restart with 12 laps to go as a springboard for an out-of-nowhere win, passing Denny Hamlin late to win Sunday afternoon’s (April 18) Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway. Joey Logano, Christopher Bell and Martin Truex Jr. completed the top five. Aric Almirola, William Byron, Kyle Busch, Matt DiBenedetto and Austin …

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Stock Car Scoop: Previewing Martinsville

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Frontstretch‘s Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek previews the NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville and gets you caught up on all the news that occurred during the Easter break. Nolen and Cheek will also discuss the Xfinity race on Friday night at the paperclip. Sign up for Stock Car Scoop on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or …

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Friday Faceoff: Who’s This Year’s Most Surprising Non-Winner So Far?

Chase Elliott featured racing ahead of the pack at spring Atlanta Cup race 2021 NKP

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No shortage of surprise NASCAR Cup Series winners so far in 2021, but who are you most surprised hasn’t won a Cup race in 2021? Luken Glover: An easy answer would be Kevin Harvick due to the lack of speed and dominance that we’ve seen from him the past three years. However, Denny Hamlin is …

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4 Burning Questions: Can Denny Hamlin Win It All?

Denny Hamlin FedEx No. 11 races with Bubba Wallace's McDonald's No. 23 at 2021 Atlanta spring Cup race NKP

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Can Denny Hamlin win it all this year? It’s clear that Denny Hamlin is going to be the NASCAR Cup Series championship favorite for the rest of this season. Although Hamlin has not been able to win so far this year, he has six top-five finishes in seven starts so far this year, with his …

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Fire on Fridays: Here’s Which Cup Regular Is Going to Win the Bristol Truck Race

Kyle Larson wearing a mask at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Photo: NKP

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This weekend’s 44-truck entry list for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ inaugural race on the Bristol Motor Speedway dirt track is a little over 15% NASCAR Cup Series driver, with seven competitors who run full time in Cup dropping down to run the Truck race the night before. Bristol comes a week after a …

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2-Headed Monster: Will Kevin Harvick Win a Race in 2021?

#4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Jimmy John's

The 2021 season has been a season of parity so far. Through six races we’ve had six different winners and some you may not have guessed. There have been some surprises along the way, with perhaps the biggest surprise being that Kevin Harvick and his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing team have failed to lead a …

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

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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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Up to Speed: Ryan Blaney Adds to His History of NASCAR Clutch Wins at Atlanta

Ryan Blaney gives the checkered flag to a fan at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Photo NKP

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Check off another unique winner for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season.  Ryan Blaney emerged as a surprise victor at Atlanta Motor Speedway, capturing the fifth win of his career in dramatic fashion.  Despite a dominating performance from Kyle Larson, who led 269 of 325 laps, Blaney was the one who took the trophy and …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2021 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? With 20 laps to go, it looked as though Ryan Blaney would have to settle for second in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 as Kyle Larson looked to have the race well in hand. Blaney had a fast car at Atlanta Motor Speedway and had closed …

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