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Kyle Busch Victorious on Birthday, Wins Buschy McBusch Race 400 to Sweep Kansas

Kyle Busch celebrates after winning the 2021 Buschy McBusch Race 400 at Kansas Speedway, May 2021. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kyle Busch not only won on his birthday on Sunday (May 2) afternoon, he also won the NASCAR Cup Series’ Buschy McBusch Race 400 at Kansas Speedway. It was an overall fitting afternoon for the now-36-year-old, who scored a win in his 17th straight season (second only to Richard Petty, who won in 18 straight) …

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Tracking the Trucks: Kyle Busch Follows the Yellow Brick Road to Kansas Win

2021 Trucks Kansas Kyle Busch, No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota, Leads Pack Racing (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

In a Nutshell It was Richmond in reverse. After Kyle Busch Motorsports’ John Hunter Nemechek and Kyle Busch dominated the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the Virginia track and Nemechek won while leading the most laps, Busch did the same at Kansas Speedway in Saturday (May 1) night’s Wise Power 200. Busch scored …

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Brad Keselowski Wins Talladega Amid Flips, Spins & Mayhem

Brad Keselowski celebrates with a burnout and USA flag after winning at Talladega spring Cup 2021 race Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Brad Keselowski led one lap. The most important one. Sunday (April 25) afternoon’s GEICO 500 featured a flip for the first time in 2021, 35 lead changes among 17 different drivers and battles throughout the field. However, Keselowski mostly stuck to the middle or back of the pack until the final restart, when he shot …

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5 Points to Ponder: Hendrick Snaps Richmond Drought

2021 Cup Richmond Pack Racing (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

1. Alex Bowman Breaks Through at Hendrick On The Doors’ 1967 debut album, the band led off with “Break On Through (To the Other Side)” as the first track. Jim Morrison howls the titular lyric over and over. Nine times, to be exact. A full 54 years later, at Richmond Raceway on April 18, Alex …

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Alex Bowman Uses Final Restart to Steal Victory at Richmond

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

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Alex Bowman used a restart with 12 laps to go as a springboard for an out-of-nowhere win, passing Denny Hamlin late to win Sunday afternoon’s (April 18) Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway. Joey Logano, Christopher Bell and Martin Truex Jr. completed the top five. Aric Almirola, William Byron, Kyle Busch, Matt DiBenedetto and Austin …

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John Hunter Nemechek Wins Richmond, Leads KBM Dominance

#4: John Hunter Nemechek, Kyle Busch Motorsports, Toyota Tundra Safeway, celebrates in Victory Lane.

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

A bevy of cautions didn’t hinder John Hunter Nemechek from victory on a Saturday afternoon (April 17) at Richmond Raceway, as the Kyle Busch Motorsports driver secured his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win of 2021 in the ToyotaCare 250. The victory capped a near-perfect day for KBM, as the Toyota stable was consistently …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Trucks Head Back for Rare Richmond Visit

NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is headed back to my home track of Richmond Raceway for just the second time in the past 15 years, and it just so happens to be the track’s 75th anniversary. Trucks made appearances at the .75-mile D-oval from the series’ inception in 1995 through 2005, but Richmond fell …

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Two NASCAR-Filled Months into 2021, A (Slight) Return to Normalcy

2019 Richmond MENCS Kyle Busch Denny Hamlin Martin Truex, Jr. Car NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Things are starting to get better! I got my first dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine (thanks, Mark Martin!) almost two weeks ago. Fortunately, I only had minimal soreness in a couple of pangs that lasted a few seconds apiece and then felt a little more tired than usual that night, so I’m looking forward to …

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Martin Truex Jr. Outraces Teammate Denny Hamlin for 3rd Martinsville Victory

Martin Truex Jr. does a burnout after winning the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500, 4/11/2021 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Martin Truex Jr. has become quite the Martinsville expert. Truex hunted down Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin and passed him for the lead with 20 laps to go in Sunday (April 11) afternoon’s Blue-Emu Fast Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway, successfully defending his title as the spring race winner from 2020. He has …

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Massive Crash Takes Out Multiple Cars at Martinsville

2020 Martinsville II Cup racing NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Everything hit the fan with 115 laps remaining in the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway. The Cup Series race, which was pushed to Sunday after rain stopped the event Saturday night, had largely run incident-free, or at least without incidents that involved a large number of cars, up until 115 to go, …

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Josh Berry Breaks Through at Martinsville, Secures First Career Xfinity Win

Josh Berry and Ty Gibbs racing at Phoenix, 3/13/2021 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It took almost 48 hours, but for Josh Berry, the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ Cook Out 250 was worth the wait at Martinsville Speedway. In his fifth season competing part-time in the sport’s penultimate level, Berry emerged from a Friday night rain delay with the fastest car Sunday (April 11) to win in his 13th career …

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Reel Racing: Stanton Barrett Chats Hollywood Stunt Work, Motorsports Career (Part 2)

2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series

14 February 2009, Daytona Beach, Florida, USA Stanton Barrett (c)2009, Nigel Kinrade, USA Autostock

Yesterday (April 7), the first part of our interview with NASCAR driver and Hollywood stuntman Stanton Barrett touched on most of his thoughts on racing. Frontstretch also chatted with the dual-industry veteran about his time working on movies, which he has done for more than three decades. The 48-year-old has more than 210 IMDb credits …

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