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Frontstretch 2-Minute Drill: Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas

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

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The NASCAR Cup Series hops its second playoff wagon westward and head to Texas Motor Speedway, with the Round of 8 set to kick off in the Lone Star State on Sunday (Oct. 17). It’s just the second race to be held not on or near the East Coast after the Round of 12’s opener …

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Friday Faceoff: Which Eliminated Playoff Driver Will Bounce Back Best in 2022?

William Byron’s No. 24 AXALTA rainbow colored Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet racing with Tyler Reddick’s No. 8 Richard Childress Chevy at 2021 Kansas NASCAR Cup race

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NASCAR VP Scott Miller said the sanctioning body will “do what we think is necessary” to put a stop to the feud between Chase Elliott and Kevin Harvick. Is it time for NASCAR to step in? Josh Roller: I’m neutral on this, because on one hand, the feud is creating a talking point and excitement for …

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Contenders Set to Emerge in NASCAR’s Round of 8

NASCAR Kyle Larson

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Just past the halfway point of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, the focus of the postseason is finally shifting. The first two rounds are all about who falls out. Now comes the time to focus on those who managed to advance. It’s a mixture of drivers you would expect and a few who might …

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Thinkin’ Dirty: 2021 Flo Racing Night in America at 411 Motor Speedway

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Defending Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series champion Jimmy Owens scores $20,000 win on Flo Racing Night in America at 411 Motor Speedway, part of a banner mid-week for the nation’s premier late model tour.

Kyle Larson Starting From Cup Pole at Texas

Kyle Larson smiling, wearing a blue hat and sunglasses at 2021 Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course NASCAR Cup series, NKP

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The Round of 8 for the NASCAR Cup Series begins this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway on Oct. 17, and Kyle Larson will be the first to take the green flag. Larson, the winner of last weekend’s race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL and the current points leader, has collected seven wins in 2021 …

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Did You Notice?: 4 NASCAR Winless Drivers With 4 Races Left in 2021

Greg Zipadelli and Kevin Harvick at 2019 Michigan NASCAR Cup race, NKP

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Did You Notice? … With four races left, there’s a handful of NASCAR drivers who won a race in 2020 that have yet to win in 2021? Just three are in the Cup Series, where a wave of parity and some upsets have produced 16 winners in the first 33 races, the most at this point …

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5 Points to Ponder: Feuds, Second Chances and the Metaverse

Kevin Harvick ROVAL 2021

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1. ROVAL win might have been the most impressive yet for Kyle Larson If you picked Kyle Larson to win the Bank of America ROVAL 400 before the weekend, you weren’t exactly going out on much of a limb. Hendrick Motorsports’ brightest currently shining star (yes, sorry Chase Elliott) isn’t just having the best season …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Kyle Larson Establishes His Own Road Course Legacy

Kyle Larson does a burnout after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Bank of America ROVAL 400, October 2021. Photo: NKP

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The memories of Kevin Harvick spinning in a last turn, last ditch effort to make the Championship 4 a year ago were vivid in the minds of Kyle Larson fans. The Hendrick Motorsports driver came into the Round of 12 looking like a lock to advance. That all changed last week at Talladega when Larson …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2021 NASCAR Charlotte ROVAL

Kyle Larson celebrates his victory in the 2021 bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Photo: NKP

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What happened? Kyle Larson won the Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday (Oct. 10) despite early mechanical issues. Tyler Reddick, Chris Buescher, Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin rounded out the top-five finishers. RETWEET to congratulate @KyleLarsonRacin on his WIN at the @CLTMotorSpdwy ROVAL! "I did not see us winning. Way …

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Up to Speed: Mind Games for Chase Elliott & Kevin Harvick at the ROVAL

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It is no surprise to see Charlotte Motor Speedway’s ROVAL dish out a healthy dose of chaos.  But for the 2021 playoff race, a day at the ROVAL came with more mind games than usual.  The feud between Chase Elliott and Kevin Harvick that began at Bristol Motor Speedway flared up once again, with Harvick …

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