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Aric Almirola Wins Pole For NASCAR Cup Bristol Night Race

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Friday (Sept. 16) qualifying session at Bristol Motor Speedway that saw four drivers break the 15-second barrier, it was Aric Almirola who prevailed with a speed of 128.382 mph. It is the fourth Cup Series pole in Almirola’s career, and his first since Nashville Superspeedway in 2021. Almirola’s best finish from the pole …

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Dropping the Hammer: Toyota’s David Wilson & His ‘Hope’ for Kyle Busch

David Wilson and Kyle Busch

Toyota Racing President David Wilson and Kyle Busch (Photos: Wilson/NASCAR Media; Kyle Busch: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Toyota Racing President David Wilson believes they’re “still in the mix” to keep Kyle Busch. But it increasingly feels like a case of wishful thinking.

Fire on Fridays: Here’s Who’s Most Likely to Snag the Last Cup Playoff Berths

#23: Bubba Wallace, 23XI Racing, McDonald's Toyota Camry

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Who’ll be a playoff contender when all is said and done? Here’s a ranking from Nos. 15 to 1.

Did You Notice?: The Edge Is Thin at Daytona

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(Photo: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

With past winners in contention at Daytona both inside and outside of the playoffs, things will be chaotic in the regular-season finale.