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Did You Notice?: The Cracks in the NASCAR Point System?

Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliott racing each other during the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway, 4/3/2022 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Did you notice the first three drivers in the NASCAR Cup Series point standings haven’t won a race yet? William Byron (fourth) is the first driver with a victory in a competitive year where no single driver has stood out seven races in.

Fresh Tires Bring Denny Hamlin Cup Win at Richmond

Denny Hamlin celebrates his win in the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond, April 2022. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

For the fourth time in his NASCAR Cup Series career, Denny Hamlin was victorious at Richmond Raceway. The Chesterfield, Va. native captured the Toyota Owners 400 on Sunday (April 3), utilizing fresh tires in the closing laps to run down the leaders. Hamlin only led the final five laps of the race, passing William Byron …

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Up to Speed: Short Track Swing Crucial for Joe Gibbs Racing After Awkward 2022 Start

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

For Joe Gibbs Racing, the upcoming short track swing is the perfect opportunity to turn their season around. Through the first six races of 2022, it’s been a rough start for all four of the JGR drivers.

Xfinity Breakdown: Pit Boss 250 Win at COTA Adds to AJ Allmendinger’s Road-Racing Legacy

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Photo: Logan Riely/Getty Images via NASCAR Media

AUSTIN, Texas — What began as an AJ Allmendinger versus Ross Chastain duel turned into an Allmendinger clinic on the final green-flag run in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Circuit of the Americas. Allmendinger led 27 of the 46 laps and took the checkered flag more than three seconds ahead of second-place finisher Austin …

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Tracking the Trucks: Zane Smith Steals a Win in Wild COTA Overtime Restart

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell Zane Smith snuck into the lead after contact between the top-three trucks with two laps to go to earn his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory of 2022 at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas on Saturday, March 26. John Hunter Nemechek also snuck by to earn his first top …

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