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Aric Almirola’s Retirement Tour Rolls Past Las Vegas With Streak Intact

Aric Almirola smiles in the garage area at Daytona International Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

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Just as he has been for much of his NASCAR Cup Series career, Aric Almirola has started his final season off as a model of consistency.

The 37-year-old driver (he turns 38 next week) finished sixth in Sunday’s (Mar. 6) Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to continue his streak of being the only driver to score a top 10 in every Cup points race so far in 2022.

Fire on Fridays: Who Is Each NASCAR Cup Team’s Alpha Driver?

Ryan Blaney grits his teeth at LA Clash, Joey Logano smiles, NKP

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A rundown of alpha drivers in each NASCAR Cup Series team.

Flat Tire & William Byron Prevent Tyler Reddick From 1st NASCAR Cup Win

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Tyler Reddick had the car to beat at Auto Club Speedway, his hometown track on Sunday (Feb. 27). Instead, he finished 24th, one lap down, after watching a potential first win slip away. Reddick had led 90 of the race’s opening 151 laps, won the first two stages and was pulling away from the field …

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Martin Truex Jr. Overcomes Multiple Scares to Claim Final Championship 4 Spot

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Martin Truex Jr. had several scares on Halloween but overcame them to grab the final spot in the Championship 4 by just three points. Truex started fourth and finished fourth in the Xfinity 500 at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday afternoon (Oct. 31), but the results fail to tell the tale of his up-and-down day. “I …

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Harrison Burton Fails to Make Championship 4 After Bad Luck

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One year ago, Harrison Burton seemed primed to make a NASCAR Xfinity Series championship run in 2021. But instead, on Saturday night (Oct. 30), his 2021 playoff run came to an end. Burton ended the 2020 season by winning back-to-back races, at Texas Motor Speedway and Martinsville Speedway. He wasn’t eligible for the Championship 4 …

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From Daytona to Dagobah: Is Matt Mills NASCAR’s Biggest Star Wars Fan?

Matt Mills poses on pit road at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

#5: Matt Mills, B.J. McLeod Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro J.F. Electric

What if I told you that the NASCAR Xfinity Series field now had one of biggest Star Wars nerds in racing?  Matt Mills is in the midst of his third full year in the series driving the No. 5 (or Red Five) — and sometimes the No. 99 — for BJ McLeod Motorsports. He’s having …

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Fire on Fridays: Kyle Busch Leads the Monday Night Racing Charge

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Kyle Busch is in the midst of a battle for his third NASCAR Cup Series title. But in a couple weeks, he’ll start his campaign for a championship in another racing discipline. Monday Night Racing announced on Wednesday (Oct. 20) that Busch’s company Rowdy Energy would be the title sponsor for the series’ fourth season, …

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Carson Ware Arrested on Charges of Assault, Indefinitely Suspended by NASCAR

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NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Carson Ware was arrested early Wednesday (Oct. 20), according to Rowan County, North Carolina, online records. The arrest of Ware, 21, was for misdemeanor charges of assault on a female, simple assault and injury to personal property. The arrest happened in Salisbury, N.C., at 3:12 a.m. Ware’s bond was set at …

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Fire on Fridays: Rick Ware, Richard Petty & the Quest to Lose a Charter

Josh Bilicki’s No. 52 Rick Ware Racing, Erik Jones’ No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports, Ty Dillon No. 96 Gaunt Brothers, Daytona road course, NASCAR Cup 2021, NKP

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Is Rick Ware Racing, or, ahem, Petty Ware Racing, about to lose a charter in the NASCAR Cup Series, or has the team already made plans to sell it? One of the big pieces of the past two Silly Season puzzles has been the game of charter musical chairs. Since 2016, there have been 36 …

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Jeb Burton Discusses Ride Search, Hunting & Hokie Love

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#10: Jeb Burton, Kaulig Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Nutrien Ag Solutions

The past few days have been less than ideal for Jeb Burton.  On Saturday (Oct. 9), he was eliminated from his first-ever NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs, with cousin Harrison Burton beating him out for the last spot. Later that night, Burton’s beloved Virginia Tech Hokies football team lost to Notre Dame after leading late in …

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