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Stock Car Scoop: Who Will be Kyle Larson’s Toughest Challenger for the 2021 Cup Title?

Kyle Busch talks with crewmember at 2021 Circuit of the Americas NASCAR Cup race, M&Ms sponsor, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Cup Series traveled to Pocono Raceway for the only doubleheader of the year this weekend. Over two days (June 25-26), the action did not disappoint with lead changes occurring within the final two laps of each event. Alex Bowman prevailed on Saturday after Kyle Larson blew a tire; then, on Sunday, Kyle Busch …

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Kyle Busch Saves Just Enough Fuel, Wins Pocono Stuck in 4th Gear

2021 Pocono II Cup Kyle Busch win NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Halfway through the Explore the Pocono Mountains 350 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday (June 27), Kyle Busch‘s day took what seemed like a downward turn. Busch suffered transmission problems and his car wouldn’t go up through the gears properly, forcing driver and team to stick the car in fourth gear for the remainder of the …

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Frontstretch 2-Minute Drill: Explore the Pocono Mountains 350 at Pocono

2021 Pocono Kyle Busch pack racing James Gilbert Getty

(Photo: James Gilbert/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

Sunday (June 27) afternoon’s NASCAR Cup Series race has quite the status to live up to after what happened less than 24 hours before. On Saturday, Kyle Larson was seemingly on cruise control, having battled and overcome Hendrick Motorsports teammate Alex Bowman in the waning laps of the Pocono Organics CBD 325 to take the …

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Kyle Larson Crashes Out While Leading On Last Lap at Pocono

2021 Pocono Kyle Larson flat tire down James Gilbert Getty

(Photo: James Gilbert/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

Kyle Larson hadn’t lost a NASCAR Cup Series race in nearly a month. The driver of the No. 5 was riding a streak of three straight points-paying wins and four consecutive triumphs (including the All-Star Race), the most recent win at Nashville Superspeedway last weekend, heading to Pocono Raceway. Prior to Saturday (June 26) afternoon’s …

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Alex Bowman Wins Pocono After Kyle Larson Cuts Tire on Last Lap

2021 Pocono Cup Alex Bowman checkered flag NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kyle Larson was well on his way to his fourth consecutive NASCAR Cup Series win, which would rank him alongside legends like Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt in the record books. Then, in true Hollywood fashion, on the last corner of the last lap, he cut a tire. His teammate Alex Bowman, who …

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Frontstretch 2-Minute Drill: Pocono Organics CBD 325

2020 NASCAR Cup drivers pack racing NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

To paraphrase the late, great Chicago Cub Ernie Banks: “Let’s race two!” A duo of NASCAR Cup Series races will be held at the triangular Pocono Raceway on the final weekend of June in 2021, on the 26th and 27th, with the opener on Saturday (June 26) set for 3 p.m. ET. The recently dominant …

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NASCAR 101: Doubleheader Weekends, Past & Present

2020 Pocono Cup II Kurt Busch Austin Dillon pack racing around a turn NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Doubleheader weekends are not a new idea when it comes to motorsports. It’s not even a new idea when it comes to NASCAR. However, regarding the nation’s most popular motorsport, the idea of running two races in one weekend at the same track is something NASCAR has only recently decided to undertake. This weekend at …

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Podcast: Derek Kraus On Up & Down Sophomore Truck Series Season

Nashville Superspeedway marked the best race of Derek Kraus‘ career … but also his worst result of the season. He joins Davey Segal this week on the Frontstretch Podcast to relive his race in Music City, including the hardest hit he’s ever experienced in his racing career. Kraus chats about his season to date, the …

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Kyle Larson Secures Saturday Cup Pole at Pocono

Kyle Larson at 2021 Cup Kansas NASCAR race

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kyle Larson will look to continue his winning ways as he starts from the pole in Saturday’s (June 26) NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway. The No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports driver has been on a roll, tallying three points victories in the past month as well as the All-Star Race two weeks ago. Larson …

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Waid’s World: Larson Has Triumphantly Risen From What Could Have Been Career End

Graphic: Jared Haas

Kyle Larson has become something of a phenomenon. But then, you probably already knew that. Unquestionably, he’s the hottest driver in NASCAR Cup racing this season. He just won his third consecutive race of the year at Nashville – on the heels of victories at Charlotte and Sonoma – and has compiled four wins in …

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