Who’s Hot & Who’s Not In NASCAR: Leading Laps Edition

2017 Richmond Ii Cup Martin Truex Jr Kyle Larson Racing Matthew T Thacker Nkp

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NASCAR’s version of the playoffs is here starting this week at Chicagoland Speedway. But the playoffs for some were this past Saturday night in Richmond. None of on the outside of the playoff picture were able to photobomb that picture and steal a little attention to those already in at the start of the night. …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kyle Larson Survives Smoke, Safety Vehicles & Overtime to Win Richmond

2017 Richmond Ii Cup Kyle Larson Checkered Flag Nigel Kinrade Nkp

Who’s in the headline – It had to happen eventually. Kyle Larson is too good of a racecar driver to only win on two-mile racetracks. Richmond Raceway is a track that will highlight a drivers ability more than most any other one, so it would make sense that someone with Larson’s talent would shine there. In …

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Joey Logano’s Quest for First NASCAR Title Postponed Another Year

Joey Logano Richmond Cup Series

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2017 2017 was supposed to be the year of Joey Logano. I admit, he was my championship pick prior to the season kicking off at Daytona in February. Coming off a year in which he had three victories and finished runner-up in the championship standings to Jimmie Johnson, Logano was supposed to shine this season. …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After The Federated Auto Parts 400

2017 Richmond Ii Cup Kyle Larson Woohoo Matthew T Thacker Nkp

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Who… gets my shout-out of the race? After a terrible qualifying day for Richard Childress Racing, where all three Chevrolets didn’t make it out of the first round, the organization wasn’t expected to perform well during the race. But in spite of only having an average running position of 14th throughout the night and an early …

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Up to Speed: An Ambulance of Infamy

Matt Kenseth Richmond Cup Series Ambulence

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There are certain NASCAR races that will forever live in infamy. While there is no shortage of races in which the competitors were responsible for the controversy, NASCAR and its partners have, from time-to-time, caused confusion among the fan base for poor officiating and ill preparedness. Nobody will soon forget the tire debacle during the …

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Kyle Larson Scores Richmond Win; Playoff Grid Set

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 Richmond Raceway, Richmond, Va Usa Saturday 9 September 2017 Kyle Larson, Chip Ganassi Racing, Target Chevrolet Ss World Copyright: Matthew T. Thacker Nkp

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As the man in charge, Martin Truex Jr., pounded the Turn 1 wall on the last lap, it was a smooth sail to victory for Kyle Larson, who held off Joey Logano to score the victory in Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway. The win, his fourth of the 2017 Monster Energy …

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Joey Logano Returns to Richmond in Must-Win Scenario

2017 Cup Richmond Zach Catanzareti Joey Logano

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Coming into 2017, Joey Logano was among the championship favorites, after finishing runner-up in 2016 to Jimmie Johnson. But with one race remaining until the postseason kicks off at Chicagoland Speedway, the No. 22 crew is in a must-win situation. Logano heads to Richmond Raceway, the site of his last Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 26: Bump in the Night

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Episode 26: Bump in the Night Frontstretch Podcast with Dustin Albino, Joseph Wolkin and Zach Catanzareti In this week’s episode brought to you by DraftKings, Dustin, Joseph and Zach debate the use of bumping for a race win, the odds of us seeing similar aggression this weekend at Richmond Raceway and what effect an encumbered win should have on a race …

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NASCAR 101: The 5 Drivers Most Likely to Win Their Way Into Cup Playoffs

2017 Richmond I Cup Dale Earnhardt Jr Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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The race to the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs ends up a bit more one-dimensional this year than in select past seasons in that there’s really only one story to follow: the race-winning spoiler. Entering the final regular season race of 2017 at Richmond Raceway, 13 drivers have punched their ticket into the …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Forecast Powered by DraftKings: Federated Auto Parts 400 Preview

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

DraftKings’ daily fantasy NASCAR heads to Richmond Raceway this weekend for the Federated Auto Parts 400. The green flag on the sport’s regular season finale flies Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. For most drivers on the playoff bubble, this race serves as the last hope for any chance at racing for the championship. …

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Did You Notice?: The Fine Line Of NASCAR Drivers’ Personal Lives & Where It All Went Wrong

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Did You Notice? … The taboo subject of an athlete’s personal life? The topic came up Sunday night after Cody Ware went off on Twitter following a wreck involving fellow Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series underdog Matt DiBenedetto. The point here isn’t to delve into what was said or whether it was even true. It’s if that …

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5 Points to Ponder: Don’t Sleep On… Denny Hamlin?

2017 Darlington Cup Zach Catanzareti Denny Hamlin

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ONE: Don’t Sleep On…. Denny Hamlin? 24/7 news cycles these days can cause storylines to be greatly exaggerated. So it’s no surprise everyone and their mother screamed, “Don’t sleep on Denny Hamlin!” seconds after his astounding Darlington comeback. It’s true Sunday’s Southern 500 was perhaps a stepping stone in Hamlin’s career. A driver who’s at times …

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