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Frontstretch 2-Minute Drill: Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas

#2: Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Verizon 5G and #24: William Byron, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Axalta pack racing Kansas spring 2021 Cup race NKP

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Just three races remain in the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season. First among them is Sunday (Oct. 24) afternoon’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway, where 40 drivers settle in for 267 laps on the 1.5-mile yellow brick road. Even after last week’s likely-calm race at Texas Motor Speedway devolved into chaos in the final …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2021 Hollywood Casino 400

Kyle Larson and William Byron racing in NASCAR Cup Series at Texas Motor Speedway fall playoff, NKP

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The NASCAR Cup Series heads to the final 1.5-mile racetrack of the year in the Sunflower State. Let’s set your daily fantasy NASCAR DraftKings rosters for Sunday’s (Oct. 24) race at Kansas Speedway. It’s the second playoff weekend in the Round of 8 and second intermediate track in a row. Last week, Kyle Larson dominated …

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Stock Car Scoop: Will Denny Hamlin and Chase Briscoe’s Beef Impact NASCAR Playoffs?

2021 Indy road Cup Chase Briscoe Denny Hamlin racing NKP

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With the third-to-last race of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season nearly upon us, Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek delve into the storylines, potential winners and more ahead of Sunday’s (Oct. 24) race at Kansas Speedway. Will the conflict between Denny Hamlin and Chase Briscoe impact Hamlin’s title pursuit? Are viewers going to see a …

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Friday Faceoff: Does an Underperforming Team Deserve to Lose Its Charter?

Cody Ware No. 51 Rick Ware Racing car at Texas Motor Speedway NASCAR All-Star Open, NKP

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With Kyle Larson locked into the Championship 4, should the No. 5 car help to get teammate and defending champion Chase Elliott in? Stephen Stumpf: Absolutely not. The two may be teammates, but Kyle Larson is having one of the most dominant seasons in the 21st century and should have his eyes focused on his first …

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Holding A Pretty Wheel: That Time NASCAR’s Points System Showed the Playoffs for What They Are

Denny Hamlin and Kyle Larson battle in the closing laps of the 2021 Southern 500. (Photo: NKP)

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Way back in 2004, NASCAR devised a playoff system with hopes of one thing: attracting a demographic whose attention span, raised on information meted out in colorful bursts, was decidedly shorter than that of the long-term, traditional fans. The sport was riding a high as the water-cooler fad of the moment and wanted the wave …

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Thinkin’ Dirty: 2021 Flo Racing Night in America at Volunteer Speedway

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Photo Credit: World Racing Group via Jim DenHamer

Superman kept Yung Money at bay to become the first driver to win multiple races in the Flo Racing Night in America series, scoring the $10,000 win at Volunteer Speedway Wednesday night.

Kyle Larson Rolls Off From Cup Pole at Kansas

#5: Kyle Larson, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro HendrickCars.com celebrates winning the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas (NKP).

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Only three races are left in the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season. Kyle Larson is on the pole for Sunday’s (Oct. 24) event at Kansas Speedway. The No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports pilot dominated at Texas Motor Speedway last week and secured a spot in the Championship 4. Team Penske’s Ryan Blaney and Brad Keselowski will …

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Did You Notice?: NASCAR Rivalries Not Named Harvick-Elliott & Remembering 550 HP

2021 Daytona Road Cup Tyler Reddick William Byron racing NKP

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Did You Notice? … Kevin Harvick and Chase Elliott isn’t the only rivalry to heat up in the final few weeks? Some other drivers butting heads have flown under the radar a bit with these two taking up so much air in the room. Here’s three other sets of people in the NASCAR community to keep …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What Is Texas Motor Speedway’s Future?

2021 Texas II Cup Joey Logano pack racing NKP

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Sunday’s race was a snoozefest. Can we take Texas off the schedule already? – Patty K., Sedona, Ariz. With no disrespect to the fine folks at TMS … I wish we could. Ever since the repave and reconfiguration, Texas has been downright horrible. In the NASCAR Cup Series specifically, it’s been wide open all the …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Texas Just Doesn’t Bring the Action for NBC

A pack NASCAR race cars at Texas Motor Speedway, October 2021. Photo: NKP

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We’re now in the Round of 8, where things kick it up a notch. Starting Saturday, drivers in the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series each had the chance to lock into the Championship 4. Kyle Larson was able to do so in Sunday’s AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500, while no one did Saturday. Before we get …

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