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Frontstretch 5: Longtime Traditions That NASCAR Should Resuscitate

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Ever since the turn of the current millennium, NASCAR has taken steady steps of change as the sport has evolved. Whether it’s driver safety, track modifications, schedule overhauls or pushes for diversity, some changes have left behind positive impressions and impacts, while others have blatantly left behind negative ones (need I remind you of the …

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5 Points to Ponder: Unstoppable Hendrick & Nemechek’s Smart Move

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1. Does anyone have anything for Hendrick this year? Hendrick Motorsports is pretty good at this racing thing. The group was the class of the field in the All-Star Race, where Kyle Larson took home his third win in a row. With all four drivers combining to win seven of the first 16 events of …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: The All-Star Race Was Convoluted. FOX Sports 1 Just Wasn’t Good Enough With Explanations

NASCAR All-Star Race action from Texas Motor Speedway, June 2021. Photo: NKP

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The All-Star Race has been jumping around recently, mostly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When the 2021 schedule was released, Texas was one of the most lenient states regulation-wise, so it was granted the race, which was moved to June. Anyone that lives in Texas, or keeps track of potential weather conditions, knew going in …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Larson Shines on All-Star Sunday

Kyle Larson celebrates his win in the NASCAR All-Star Race at Texas Motor Speedway, June 2021. Photo: NKP

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Kyle Larson is good at winning. Okay, so that seems like an obvious statement, but it really holds a lot of truth. His prowess on dirt became nearly legendary last year during his NASCAR suspension, and he’s wheeled the Hendrick Motorsports No. 5 into victory lane for three weeks in a row. One can’t help …

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Stock Car Scoop: Kyle Larson Wins His Second All-Star Race

2021 Texas All Star Race Kyle Larson check NKP

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The NASCAR Cup Series traveled to Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday (June 13) for the first time as the host of the All-Star Race and who took the checkered flag but none other than Kyle Larson. Was this a surprise that Yung Money found another way to get to victory lane? Frontstretch‘s Bryan Nolen and …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2021 NASCAR All-Star Race at Texas

2021 Texas all Star Race Kyle Larson Burnout NKP

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What happened? Kyle Larson won the NASCAR All-Star Race at Texas on Sunday (June 13) after a bold pass for the lead in the final round. Brad Keselowski, Chase Elliott, Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney rounded out the top-five finishers. YUNG MONEY LARSON.@KyleLarsonRacin wins for the third week in a row, winning the #AllStarRace for …

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Kyle Larson Victorious for Third Straight Weekend, Wins All-Star Race in Texas

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Kyle Larson continued his reign over the NASCAR Cup Series on Sunday (June 13) night, by winning claiming the 2021 All-Star Race and claiming two of the six segments at Texas Motor Speedway amid another night of Hendrick Motorsports domination. Larson led 17 laps overall through three inversions and battles throughout the pack, winning his …

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Frontstretch 2-Minute Drill: All-Star Open & All-Star Race at Texas

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Texas may have lost one of its points-paying dates, but it gained one of NASCAR’s landmark events for 2021 in the form of the June 13 All-Star festivities. Eligibility for the annual race, long held at Charlotte Motor Speedway before moving to Bristol Motor Speedway in 2020 and then to the Lone Star State, is …

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Stock Car Scoop: Should Texas Motor Speedway Be Permanent Home of All-Star Race?

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The NASCAR Cup Series travels to Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday (June 13) for the first time as the host of the All-Star Race. What should we expect from the race? Is the format too gimmicky? Should it go back to Charlotte? Frontstretch‘s Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek discuss this and more. Sign up for …

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10 Questions for the Final 10 Regular-Season NASCAR Cup Races

NASCAR Denny Hamlin leads a pack of NASCAR race cars in the 2021 Coca-Cola 600. Photo: NKP

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As hard as it might be to believe, the NASCAR regular season is over halfway complete. It’s been nearly four months since Michael McDowell‘s breakthrough win in the Daytona 500. Over that time we’ve seen numerous winners, stretches of dominance and a basic playoff field take shape. With the opening 16 Cup Series races down, …

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