Kyle Larson scored his eighth NASCAR Cup Series win of 2021 at Texas Motor Speedway Sunday (Oct. 17) amid a mayhem-filled event. What led to all the chaos that plagued the final stage of the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500?
Frontstretch’s post-race podcast, Stock Car Scoop, tackles this question with host Adam Cheek (subbing for Bryan Nolen this week) and content director Michael Massie. Also on the docket is Larson’s Texas triumph, a dominant performance that included 218 consecutive laps led to end the race. Is the Hendrick Motorsports driver officially the 2021 title favorite?
The duo also discusses who’s in the most desperate playoff situation with two races remaining in the Round of 8. Several title contenders, from Denny Hamlin to Martin Truex Jr., plummeted out of the top 10 after running into trouble during the final laps.
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About the author
Adam Cheek joined Frontstretch as a contributing writer in January 2019. A 2020 graduate of VCU, he works as a producer and talent for Audacy Richmond's radio stations. In addition to motorsports journalism, Adam also covered and broadcasted numerous VCU athletics for the campus newspaper and radio station during his four years there. He's been a racing fan since the age of three, inheriting the passion from his grandfather, who raced in amateur events up and down the East Coast in the 1950s.
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