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NASCAR 101: 2022 Round of 16 Playoff Driver Outlook

Denny Hamlin ahead of Kyle Larson at Darlington in 2021, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Adam Cheek checks out playoff driver statistics at the first three tracks in the NASCAR playoffs and how recent races might factor into the Round of 16.

Dropping the Hammer: Toyota’s David Wilson & His ‘Hope’ for Kyle Busch

David Wilson and Kyle Busch

Toyota Racing President David Wilson and Kyle Busch (Photos: Wilson/NASCAR Media; Kyle Busch: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Toyota Racing President David Wilson believes they’re “still in the mix” to keep Kyle Busch. But it increasingly feels like a case of wishful thinking.

NASCAR News Avalanche: What Daytona News Dump Means for 2023 Silly Season

The pack races around Daytona International Speedway in August 2022. (Photo: NKP)

#17: Chris Buescher, RFK Racing, Fifth Third Bank Ford Mustang, #7: Corey LaJoie, Spire Motorsports, Built.com Chevrolet Camaro, #34: Michael McDowell, Front Row Motorsports, Horizon Hobby Ford Mustang, #48: Alex Bowman, Hendrick Motorsports, Ally Chevrolet Camaro, #47: Ricky Stenhouse Jr, JTG Daugherty Racing, Kroger/ NOS Chevrolet Camaro, #41: Cole Custer, Stewart Haas Racing, Autodesk/HaasTooling.com Ford Mustang

Even when cars weren’t on track at Daytona, the regular-season finale and the weekend surrounding it brought forth plenty of NASCAR news.

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