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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Kyle Larson’s Pick-Six Intercepts Potential Harvick Win

A pack, including Kyle Larson, of NASCAR Cup Series drivers racing at Bristol Motor Speedway, September 2021. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Larson Headlines Bristol Weekend Renaissance Bristol Motor Speedway has a rich history of, shall we say, drivers seeing things from a different perspective. The track marketed these dust-ups with remarkable success and became a fan favorite for the same reason crowds throughout history loved the guillotine: It was a macabre spectacle. The blade had dulled …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the Bristol Night Race

Kyle Larson leads the pack in the 2021 Bristol night race. (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kyle Larson took the lead away from Kevin Harvick in the closing laps and held on to win at Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday (Sept. 18). Lapped traffic was a factor all night, allowing cars in second place to close in on the leader. Such was the case near the end of the race; Larson went to the bottom and then back up the track, squeezing Harvick a bit. The No. 5 of Hendrick Motorsports then slid up in front of Harvick, preventing the No. 4 from getting another run on Larson.

Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2021 Bass Pro Shops Night Race at Bristol

Kyle Larson Bristol 2021 NASCAR

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

What happened? Kyle Larson won the Bass Pro Shops Night Race at Bristol on Saturday night (Sept. 18) after a wildly chaotic final few laps, both for the win and the final playoff spot. Kevin Harvick, William Byron, Ryan Blaney and Alex Bowman rounded out the top-five finishers. A burnout for the books. 🔥@KyleLarsonRacin | …

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Frontstretch 2-Minute Drill: Bass Pro Shops Night Race

ARCA cars race in a blur at Bristol Motor Speedway

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It’s Bristol, baby! And it’s elimination time for four drivers heading into the half-mile “Last Great Colosseum” near the state border between Virginia and Tennessee. A quartet of playoff competitors will be sent home once the checkered flag flies late Saturday (Sept. 18) night, with 500 laps standing between the 16 playoff drivers and either …

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Martin Truex Jr. Rolls Off From Cup Pole at Bristol

Martin Truex Jr with trophy in victory lane, NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond, 2021, Sean Gardner Getty Images

(Photo: Sean Gardner/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

It’s the final race in the Round of 16 of the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs and Martin Truex Jr. will lead the field to green at Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday (Sept. 18). Truex claimed the pole position for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race after winning at Richmond Raceway last week. Darlington Raceway victor …

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2 Cup Teams Penalized, Crew Chief Suspended after Richmond

Justin Haley No. 77 car at Richmond

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Two NASCAR Cup Series teams and one Xfinity Series team were penalized following the events at Richmond Raceway this past Saturday, Sept. 11. Richmond winner Martin Truex Jr.’s No. 19 Toyota team crew chief James Small was fined $10,000 for an unsecured lug nut that was found in the post-race inspection. The No. 77 Chevrolet …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Truex Back on the Radar After Richmond Win

Martin Truex Jr. is often a NASCAR DraftKings pick on road courses, seen here at Circuit of the Americas. (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Much of the championship talk has centered around Denny Hamlin and Kyle Larson, the most dominant duo in the Cup Series this season. Larson has been a winning machine and Hamlin mind-bogglingly consistent. But while those two are at the forefront of most minds as they pursue their first Cup crown, a former champion reminded …

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Stock Car Scoop: Is Martin Truex Jr. Peaking at the Right Time?

2021 Richmond II Cup Martin Truex Jr burnout 3 NKP

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The NASCAR Cup Series headed to Richmond Raceway for the Federated Auto Parts 400 on Saturday (Sept. 11). On the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, it was Martin Truex Jr. emerging with the win over his Joe Gibbs Racing teammates. There’s just one race left in the Round of 16 for this year’s Cup …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2021 Federated Auto Parts 400

#19: Martin Truex Jr., Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Bass Pro Shops Red White Blue celebrates winning the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond. NKP

Who … should you be talking about after the Federated Auto Parts 400? Joe Gibbs Racing as a whole demolished its competition on Saturday (Sept. 11), leading 326 laps as a team and running 1-2-3 at the finish. Martin Truex Jr. claimed the victory, his third in the last five Richmond Raceway events, and the …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2021 Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond

Martin Truex Jr at Richmond Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

(Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

What happened? Martin Truex Jr. won the Federated Auto Parts Salute to First Responders 400 at Richmond Raceway on Saturday night (Sept. 11) after leading the final 51 laps. Denny Hamlin, Christopher Bell, Chase Elliott and Joey Logano rounded out the top-five finishers. RETWEET to congratulate @MartinTruex_Jr on his WIN at @RichmondRaceway! His fourth win …

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