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Kyle Larson Surges Late, Begins NASCAR Title Defense with Auto Club Win

Kyle Larson takes the checkered flag to win the WISE Power 400 at Auto Club Speedway, 2/27/2022 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

On Sunday (Feb. 27) at Auto Club Speedway, Kyle Larson’s No. 5 came to life late, and the defending champ held off all comers to win his first race of 2022 in the Wise Power 400 and open his title defense.

NASCAR 101: A Menagerie of Unknowns, Potential Surprises at Daytona

Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota, Christopher Bell, driver of the #20 DeWalt Toyota, Bubba Wallace, driver of the #23 McDonald's Toyota, Kurt Busch, driver of the #45 Monster Energy Toyota, and Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, drive during practice for the NASCAR Cup Series 64th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 15, 2022 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Things couldn’t be more nebulous to begin the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season.

What They Said: Daytona 500 Media Day Quotes

Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota, Christopher Bell, driver of the #20 DeWalt Toyota, Bubba Wallace, driver of the #23 McDonald's Toyota, Kurt Busch, driver of the #45 Monster Energy Toyota, and Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, drive during practice for the NASCAR Cup Series 64th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 15, 2022 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Check out what the Daytona 500 competitors had to say Wednesday, Feb. 16, during media day for the 64th annual Great American Race.

2022 NASCAR Preseason Power Rankings: Nos. 20-11

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

For the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series, Frontstretch writers voted on their top 30 drivers as the 36 charted teams prep for Daytona International Speedway later this month. Today, we’ve got Nos. 20-11 on tap, with the top 10 hitting the website tomorrow, Feb. 4. Miss Nos. 30-21? Click here for a refresher. And here’s Nos. 10-1. …

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Tyler Reddick Adds 3Chi Sponsorship

Tyler Reddick stands next to his car at 2021 spring Kansas Cup race NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Tyler Reddick has picked up sponsorship from 3Chi for multiple races in 2022, Richard Childress Racing announced Jan. 11. The partnership aboard Reddick’s No. 8 in the NASCAR Cup Series will begin at the season-opening Daytona 500. 3Chi will be featured on the No. 8 for multiple years, per the announcement, though the exact length …

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2021 NASCAR Top Storylines: Goodbye Gen 6, Hello Next Gen

Brad Keselowski Joey Logano Next Gen Charlotte Test 2021

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Finally, after two years of testing and a yearlong postponement of its official launch, the newest iteration of the NASCAR Cup Series has arrived. NASCAR’s Next Gen car is here, fresh with a newly announced rules package that features a baseline 670-horsepower, 4-inch rear spoiler, more symmetrical vehicles and more spec parts than a Cup …

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Tyler Reddick’s Crew Chief Missing Phoenix Due to COVID Protocols

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Tyler Reddick will have a different person calling the shots atop his No. 8 pit box, as usual crew chief Randall Burnett will miss the NASCAR Cup Series season finale at Phoenix Raceway due to COVID-19 protocols, FOX Sports‘ Bob Pockrass tweeted Nov. 4. Richard Childress Racing engineer Andrew Dickeson will serve as the replacement …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2021 Xfinity 500

2021 Martinsville I Cup Chase Elliott Martin Truex Jr NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Just two NASCAR Cup Series races are left in the 2021 season, starting with this Sunday (Oct. 31) at Martinsville Speedway. Let’s get your daily fantasy NASCAR DraftKings rosters ready for the Xfinity 500. Seven drivers will fight for three spots this weekend, as Kyle Larson won the last three races and secured his position …

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