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Zach’s Turn: Points Battle Between Tyler Reddick & Austin Dillon Heating Up

Tyler Reddick Watkins Glen 2021

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With three races remaining in the regular season, Tyler Reddick and Austin Dillon know who they have to fight for the final playoff spot on points. In fact, they probably know their competition too well. That’s because the Richard Childress Racing teammates currently sit on opposite sides of the NASCAR Cup Series playoff cutline, with …

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5 Points to Ponder: When Chase (Elliott) Does the Chasing

2021 Watkins Glen Cup Chase Elliott racing NKP

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1. Chase Elliott nearly pulls off ridiculous comeback Everybody loves a good come-from-behind victory, but is it still entertaining when the heroic comeback doesn’t quite complete the job at the end of the day? Based on what we saw from Chase Elliott Sunday (Aug. 8), the answer is yes. Given that the defending NASCAR Cup …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2021 Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire

2021 Loudon Cup Aric Almirola lobster Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 (Photo: NKP)

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What happened in the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301? Aric Almirola won the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday (July 18) to steal an unlikely playoff spot in what’s been a dismal season. Christopher Bell, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney rounded out the top-five finishers. How about that? ? …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2021 Foxwoods Resort Casino 301

2021 Richmond I Cup Denny Hamlin Martin Truex Jr racing Logano NKP

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The NASCAR Cup Series makes the trip to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301. Let’s get your daily fantasy NASCAR DraftKings lineups set for Sunday’s (July 18) race, airing at 3 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network. Teams have traveled to Loudon, a 1.058-mile racetrack, once a year since 2018, so …

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Did You Notice?: Communication Between NASCAR Drivers, Executives at Crossroads

2021 Pocono I Cup Bubba Wallace Steve Phelps laugh James Gilbert Getty

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Did You Notice? … NASCAR drama between drivers and executives has been building at a breakneck pace? It all started with last week’s Atlanta Motor Speedway repave announcement from Speedway Motorsports, Inc. President Marcus Smith. After 24 years under the current configuration, the track will be getting a facelift with both fresh asphalt and an altered …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Going Out On Top; Kyle Busch Wins No. 102 at Atlanta

2021 Atlanta NXS Kyle Busch checkered flag NKP

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His NASCAR Xfinity Series career began on May 24, 2003, at Charlotte Motor Speedway. His first victory was at Richmond Raceway on May 14, 2004. But was Kyle Busch’s 102nd victory in his 362nd career start the final time the 2009 Xfinity Series champion competes in NASCAR’s second-tier division? According to Busch, that very well …

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Last-Minute Call Lands Austin Dillon in JR Motorsports’ No. 1

2021 NASCAR Atlanta Xfinity Series Austin Dillon NKP

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Traveling to Atlanta with his grandfather ended up being a good thing for both Austin Dillon and JR Motorsports on Saturday (July 10). In Atlanta earlier than planned, Dillon was at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday with Richard Childress. At the same time, JR Motorsports was in search of a driver for its No. 1 …

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Michael Annett Out at Atlanta Due to Injury; Austin Dillon Fills In

2021 Road America NXS Michael Annett car NKP

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JR Motorsports driver Michael Annett will miss the Credit Karma Money 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday (July 10) due to a leg injury. Annett missed the Corn Belt 150 at Knoxville Raceway Friday because of the injury and felt hopeful about racing Saturday. Unfortunately, the injury wasn’t in his …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2021 Quaker State 400 at Atlanta

Kyle Larson leads the pack of drivers for your NASCAR DraftKings roster at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Photo: NKP

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The NASCAR Cup Series returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway for the second time this season, the first year the racetrack has hosted two Cup events since 2010. Let’s get your daily fantasy NASCAR DraftKings rosters ready for the Quaker State 400, airing on Sunday, July 11 at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network. Atlanta …

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Did You Notice?: 6 NASCAR Storylines to Follow With 6 Regular Season Races Left

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

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Did You Notice? … There’s six races left in the NASCAR Cup Series regular season? After some incredible parity, with 10 different winners in the first 11 races, the 2021 playoff battle has mostly sorted itself out. We’ve had just one new winner in the last nine races as Cinderellas have been replaced by the typical …

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Tracking the Trucks: Maiden Start, Maiden Win for Ryan Preece at Nashville

Ryan Preece celebrates his first NASCAR Truck win with a woohoo, holding up the guitar at Nashville. Red Hunt Brother Pizza firesuit. NKP

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In a Nutshell: Ryan Preece hasn’t had the best luck in the NASCAR Cup Series this year, but everything fell his way in the Camping World Truck Series’ Friday (June 18) night race at Nashville Superspeedway. The Rackley Roofing 200 marked the first time the truckers had raced at the 1.333-mile superspeedway in a decade. Austin …

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Austin Dillon Running 2 Races for Our

2021 Phoenix Cup Austin Dillon NKP

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Austin Dillon will join brother Ty as drivers of Our Motorsports’ No. 23 in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2021, Our announced June 18. Dillon will drive for the team at Watkins Glen International and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. The pair of starts mark Dillon’s return to the series after last competing at …

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