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Zach’s Turn: Kyle Larson Earns Kudos from NASCAR, Bubba Wallace After 1st Hendrick Motorsports Win

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The past 10 months of Kyle Larson’s life have been a roller coaster, but the wild ride peaked on Sunday (March 7). Larson led 103 laps to dominate and win the Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It’s his first NASCAR Cup Series victory at Hendrick Motorsports and first since losing his job last …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2021 Pennzoil 400

Kyle Larson races teammate William Byron in the 2021 Pennzoil 400 Photo: NKP

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? After being out of a NASCAR Cup Series car for nearly a year following a suspension for violating the driver conduct policy, Kyle Larson was repentant and ready to get back on track. It took him all of four weeks to find his groove and win …

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Kyle Busch, Ben Beshore Continue Bonding Process with Las Vegas Top 5

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If a team is only as good as its most recent race, then the No. 18 team from Joe Gibbs Racing should feel pretty good about itself as the NASCAR Cup Series leaves Las Vegas Motor Speedway. With Kyle Busch being paired with new chief Ben Beshore just one year after needing nearly a full …

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John Hunter Nemechek Holds Off Kyle Busch, Wins Las Vegas Truck Race

2021 Trucks Las Vegas John Hunter Nemechek, No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota, Burnout (Credit: NKP)

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A great duel between Kyle Busch Motorsports teammates Kyle Busch and John Hunter Nemechek defined Friday’s (March 5) Bucked Up 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Although 40 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series machines started the event, the Nemechek and Busch tandem outclassed the field. However, it was Nemechek who held off his boss and …

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Did You Notice?: Hendrick Motorsports is the New Face of NASCAR Youth Movement

Alex Bowman talks with Rick Hendrick before 2021 NASCAR Cup Race at Homestead Photo NKP

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Did You Notice?… NASCAR Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon retired in November 2015 at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a shot at the Cup Series championship. He was 44 years old. Just five years later, William Byron trounced the field at that same track Sunday (Feb. 28) to take Gordon’s former No. 24 car to victory lane at …

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Usual Suspects Likely to Win in NASCAR’s Trip to Las Vegas

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Whenever Las Vegas is pictured in movies, photos, print or a backdrop for the latest TikTok, there’s one consistent theme: Excess.  Everyone flocks to Sin City with at least a small hope of getting lucky, hitting big on a slot machine or roulette table and enjoying their spoils with a night on the town. Veteran …

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10 Cup & Xfinity Teams Penalized for Homestead Lug Nut Violations

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NASCAR today (March 2) announced a slew of lug nut-related penalties between the NASCAR Cup Series and the NASCAR Xfinity Series after last weekend’s races at Homestead-Miami Speedway. All of the penalized Cup and Xfinity teams were found in violation of section 10.9.10.4 of the rule book., which deals with lug nuts not being properly …

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Here Are the NASCAR Drivers Past & Present Currently Entered at Bristol Dirt Nationals

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It’s March, which means the inaugural Bristol Motor Speedway dirt races for the NASCAR Cup and Camping World Truck series are upon us later this month. Before both series hit the track, Bristol will host the Bristol Dirt Nationals, a multi-day slate of events featuring some of the best dirt racers in the country. As …

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Thinkin’ Dirty, Vol. 10: 2021 Xtreme DIRTcar Series Finale at Modoc

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The A-Main: Hometown hero “Big Sexy” Brandon Overton used a late-race charge on the high side of a racy Modoc Speedway to pass Dustin Mitchell with three laps to go to win Saturday night’s Xtreme DIRTcar Series finale before a track-record crowd in South Carolina.  After a great battle for the lead with Ross Bailes, …

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Up to Speed: Evening Races Perfect Fit for Homestead-Miami Speedway

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During the first few weeks of the 2021 NASCAR season, start times of races have become a point of debate.  This weekend’s slate of races at Homestead-Miami Speedway featured the same later-than-usual green flag times as the first two races weekends.  Saturday’s Xfinity Series race took the green flag around 4:45 p.m. local time.  The …

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Stock Car Scoop: Homestead-Miami Speedway Previews

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Frontstretch‘s Bryan Nolen previews the NASCAR Xfinity and Cup series races at Homestead-Miami Speedway and gets you up to date on the start times of all three races, stage lengths, starting lineups and more. Nolen will also recap you on the Camping World Truck Series race from a week ago and get you ready for …

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2-Headed Monster: Does Ty Gibbs’ Meteoric Rise Leave Kyle Busch Vulnerable at Joe Gibbs Racing?

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#54: Ty Gibbs, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Supra Monster Energy, celebrates after winning the Super Start Batteries 188 at Daytona

Last weekend, the Daytona International Speedway road course had a lot of interesting storylines. Perhaps the biggest occurred during the NASCAR Xfinity Series event when 18-year-old Ty Gibbs took the checkered flag in his first career start in the series. Gibbs’ early success is not a fluke. He has dominated the ARCA Menards Series in …

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