Race Weekend Central

Friday Faceoff: Does an Underperforming Team Deserve to Lose Its Charter?

Cody Ware No. 51 Rick Ware Racing car at Texas Motor Speedway NASCAR All-Star Open, NKP

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With Kyle Larson locked into the Championship 4, should the No. 5 car help to get teammate and defending champion Chase Elliott in? Stephen Stumpf: Absolutely not. The two may be teammates, but Kyle Larson is having one of the most dominant seasons in the 21st century and should have his eyes focused on his first …

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Holding A Pretty Wheel: That Time NASCAR’s Points System Showed the Playoffs for What They Are

Denny Hamlin and Kyle Larson battle in the closing laps of the 2021 Southern 500. (Photo: NKP)

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Way back in 2004, NASCAR devised a playoff system with hopes of one thing: attracting a demographic whose attention span, raised on information meted out in colorful bursts, was decidedly shorter than that of the long-term, traditional fans. The sport was riding a high as the water-cooler fad of the moment and wanted the wave …

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Thinkin’ Dirty: 2021 Flo Racing Night in America at Volunteer Speedway

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Superman kept Yung Money at bay to become the first driver to win multiple races in the Flo Racing Night in America series, scoring the $10,000 win at Volunteer Speedway Wednesday night.

Kyle Larson Rolls Off From Cup Pole at Kansas

#5: Kyle Larson, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro HendrickCars.com celebrates winning the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas (NKP).

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Only three races are left in the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season. Kyle Larson is on the pole for Sunday’s (Oct. 24) event at Kansas Speedway. The No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports pilot dominated at Texas Motor Speedway last week and secured a spot in the Championship 4. Team Penske’s Ryan Blaney and Brad Keselowski will …

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Did You Notice?: NASCAR Rivalries Not Named Harvick-Elliott & Remembering 550 HP

2021 Daytona Road Cup Tyler Reddick William Byron Racing Nkp

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Did You Notice? … Kevin Harvick and Chase Elliott isn’t the only rivalry to heat up in the final few weeks? Some other drivers butting heads have flown under the radar a bit with these two taking up so much air in the room. Here’s three other sets of people in the NASCAR community to keep …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What Is Texas Motor Speedway’s Future?

2021 Texas Ii Cup Joey Logano Pack Racing Nkp

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Sunday’s race was a snoozefest. Can we take Texas off the schedule already? – Patty K., Sedona, Ariz. With no disrespect to the fine folks at TMS … I wish we could. Ever since the repave and reconfiguration, Texas has been downright horrible. In the NASCAR Cup Series specifically, it’s been wide open all the …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Texas Just Doesn’t Bring the Action for NBC

A pack NASCAR race cars at Texas Motor Speedway, October 2021. Photo: NKP

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We’re now in the Round of 8, where things kick it up a notch. Starting Saturday, drivers in the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series each had the chance to lock into the Championship 4. Kyle Larson was able to do so in Sunday’s AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500, while no one did Saturday. Before we get …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Larson Two-Steps All Over the Competition in Texas

Kyle Larson leads a pack cars at Texas Motor Speedway, October 2021. Photo: NKP

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Larson closing in on first Cup title Remember when Kyle Larson did something dumb and many wondered if his opportunity to compete in the Cup Series (or any NASCAR series for that matter) was gone? It seems like ages ago, and in some ways, it was. The world has changed a lot since then, as …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2021 Texas NASCAR Playoff Race

Kyle Larson celebrates his victory in the 2021 Texas NASCAR playoff race at Texas Motor Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

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What happened in the 2021 Texas NASCAR Playoff Race? Kyle Larson won the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas NASCAR playoff race on Sunday (Oct. 17) after leading the final 218 laps to clinch a spot in the Championship 4.  William Byron, Christopher Bell, Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick rounded out the top-five finishers. RETWEET …

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Up to Speed: Can Joey Logano & Martin Truex Jr. Recover?

Joey Logano focuses before the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series race at Circuit of the Americas in Austin. (Photo: NKP)

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On a day at Texas Motor Speedway when most NASCAR playoff drivers avoided serious trouble, Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr. were not so lucky.  Both drivers looked to be on their way to top-10 finishes but dropped out of the race in the last 50 miles.  Logano’s engine failed on lap 300, relegating him …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2021 Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500

Tyler Reddick races in the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Autotrader Echopark Automotive 500 playoff race at Texas Motor Speedway.

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Who … should you be talking about after the race? The wins just keep coming for Kyle Larson. This week at Texas Motor Speedway, Larson took his eighth victory of the year and third of the playoffs, guaranteeing that he’ll run for the championship this year while seven others will have to sweat it out …

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Stock Car Scoop: What Caused NASCAR Chaos at Texas Motor Speedway?

Martin Truex Jr. limps to the pits after crashing in the 2021 fall race at Texas Motor Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

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Kyle Larson scored his eighth NASCAR Cup Series win of 2021 at Texas Motor Speedway Sunday (Oct. 17) amid a mayhem-filled event. What led to all the chaos that plagued the final stage of the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500? Frontstretch’s post-race podcast, Stock Car Scoop, tackles this question with host Adam Cheek (subbing for Bryan …

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