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Stock Car Scoop: What Made For a Lackluster Martinsville?

Kyle Larson bookended the NASCAR Cup Series’ spring 2023 short-track swing with wins at Richmond Raceway and Martinsville Speedway, the latter coming on Sunday (April 16) as the No. 5 took control late in the NOCO 400.

Adam Cheek and Bryan Davis Keith break down the lackluster event at the Paperclip and what’s changed with the racing at Martinsville over the last couple years. The duo also covers Anthony Alfredo‘s wayward tire and why the caution took so long to fly among other topics.

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Adam Cheek joined Frontstretch as a contributing writer in January 2019. A 2020 graduate of VCU, he covered sports there and later spent a year and a half as a sports host on 910 the Fan in Richmond, VA. He's freelanced for Richmond Magazine and the Richmond Times-Dispatch, and also hosts the "Adam Cheek's Sports Week" podcast. Adam has followed racing 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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