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Tyler Reddick Claims First Career Cup Pole at COTA

2021 COTA Cup Tyler Reddick pole winner NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

For just the second time this season, qualifying returned to a NASCAR Cup Series race weekend…this time at Circuit of the Americas. With the series’ debut at the track in the EchoPark Texas Grand Prix just hours away on Sunday (May 23), Tyler Reddick led the way after finishing eighth in Saturday’s Xfinity Series race …

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Into NASCAR’s Unknown: Road Course Winds of Change Blowing Left and Right

Chase Elliott practices at COTA

March 2, 2021: Chase Elliott, Brad Keselowski and Martin Truex Jr at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX. ( +CMS-HHP-Harold Hinson)

A grand total of 13 weeks remain in the NASCAR Cup Series 2021 regular season. Nearly 40% of those races will be road courses. Cup drivers will be turning left right at Circuit of the Americas this Sunday (May 23), as well as at Sonoma Raceway (June 6), Road America (July 4), Watkins Glen International …

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Michael McDowell Feels Like ‘Real Valued Asset’ for 1st Time With Front Row Motorsports

NASCAR Cup Series

#34: Michael McDowell, Front Row Motorsports, Ford Mustang Fr8Auctions

Michael McDowell is having the best season of his career. After beginning his NASCAR Cup Series tenure with Michael Waltrip Racing, McDowell bounced between teams for a number of years before landing at Front Row Motorsports, where 2021 marks his fourth season with the Ford stable. A name that previously only sparked flashbacks of his …

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Alex Bowman Wins, Hendrick Motorsports Overwhelms at Dover

2021 Cup Dover Alex Bowman, No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, Burnout (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Alex Bowman leapfrogged a dominant Kyle Larson on a cycle of pit stops and set sail, cruising to his fourth career victory and second of 2021 in Sunday (May 16) afternoon’s Drydene 400 at Dover International Speedway. The win capped off a day where Hendrick Motorsports thrashed the field, finishing 1-2-3-4. It is the first …

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SRX Saturday: Michael Waltrip on Series Competitors, Cup Career & Superspeedway Racing

2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Daytona

16 February, 2011, Daytona Beach, Florida, USA Michael Waltrip ©2011,Nigel Kinrade Autostock

Michael Waltrip is one of 10 full-time drivers participating in the Superstar Racing Experience, a racing series founded by Tony Stewart and Ray Evernham (among others) debuting on June 12, 2021 at Stafford Motor Speedway. Six races comprise the inaugural season, with full-time drivers set to contest 100 laps at each track outside of Slinger …

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Reel Racing: The Motorsports Movie Awards

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Niki Lauda dead at 70 (credit: FIA images)

The 2021 Academy Awards came and went a few weeks ago in a much different-looking ceremony, held on Sunday, April 25. A limited number of attendees gathered to see a number of excellent, deserving films (Judas and the Black Messiah, The Father and Another Round among my personal favorites) awarded with the highest honors in …

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Martin Truex Jr. Throws Back to Dominating Ways, Crushes Field at Darlington

Martin Truex Jr. 2021 Darlington 1

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Martin Truex Jr. offered a throwback performance on Sunday (May 9) afternoon at Darlington Raceway, returning to his sweeping ways as he won both stages and claimed the checkered flag in the NASCAR Cup Series’ Goodyear 400 for his third win of 2021. The No. 19 was out front for a whopping 248 of 293 laps, …

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Alex Bowman Discusses Short Track Racing, Competing in Public Eye & 2021 Success

NASCAR Cup Series

#48: Alex Bowman, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Ally

Alex Bowman‘s win at Richmond Raceway in late April locked him into the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. The victory was the first for Bowman at a short track, as well as the first points-paying win for primary sponsor Ally Financial. With Bowman’s move to the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet in the offseason, it …

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Entry List: 2021 LiftKits4Less.com 200

2020 Darlington Trucks pack racing NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This weekend’s LiftKits4Less.com 200 marks just the eighth time in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series history that the division has visited Darlington Raceway and just the second time since 2011. Last year’s throwback event was won by Ben Rhodes, who already has two wins this season and heads to South Carolina second in points. Plenty …

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Entry List: 2021 Goodyear 400

2020 Darlington III Cup pack racing NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Throwback weekend, the NASCAR paint scheme version of any gift-giving holiday, arrives early this year as the NASCAR Cup Series heads to Darlington Raceway for the Goodyear 400. The celebration of liveries from NASCAR’s decades past moves from its September date to the spring, but the race does not: the egg-shaped oval and famed “Lady …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2021 Buschy McBusch Race 400

Kyle Busch bows after winning 2021 Kansas spring Cup race James Gilbert Getty

(Photo: James Gilbert/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

Who … should you be talking about after the race? Kyle Busch won on his birthday at Kansas Speedway Sunday (May 2) afternoon, keeping his streak of consecutive seasons with a win alive at an astounding 17 years. The victory alone should scare his competition, considering it took until the waning weeks of 2020 for …

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