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Thinkin’ Dirty: 2022 Kyle Larson Late Model Challenge at Volunteer

Mike Marlar

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Winfield, Tenn.’s Mike Marlar won the inaugural Kyle Larson Late Model Challenge at Volunteer Speedway, part of a home-state sweep of the podium Thursday night.

5 Points to Ponder: Is NASCAR Having a Next Gen Short Track Crisis?

Chase Elliott leads a pack of NASCAR racecars at Martinsville Speedway, April 2022. Photo: NKP

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1. Is it too soon to panic about the Next Gen car ruining short track racing? Houston, we have a problem. Or rather, Martinsville, we have a problem. As NASCAR has shuffled around its schedule the past few years, a common refrain among fans was that more short track races would be a good thing. …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2022 Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400

2022 Martinsville I Cup Chase Elliott NKP

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The NASCAR Cup Series stays in Virginia for the second straight week for some more short-track racing at Martinsville Speedway. Let’s set your daily fantasy NASCAR DraftKings lineups for Saturday’s (April 9) Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400, airing at 7:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1. Martinsville is much tighter than Richmond Raceway, as it’s …

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William Byron Scores Spire Motorsports’ 1st Truck Win at Martinsville

2022 Trucks Martinsville William Byron, No. 7 Spire Motorsports Chevrolet, wins (Credit: NKP)

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In his return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, 2016 rookie of the year William Byron took off right where he left off. Byron dominated to win at Martinsville Speedway on Thursday night (April 7), leading 94 of the race’s 200 laps for his eighth career Truck win. Byron won seven times in his …

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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.