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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Kyle Larson Dethrones the King of the Road

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Chase Elliott has been the talk of the garage every time the Cup Series heads for a track with any right-hand turns. Rightfully so, considering his winning percentage on such tracks is the best in NASCAR history. But his quest for a third straight triumph at Watkins Glen came up one position short this weekend, …

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

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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 Go Bowling at The Glen

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What happened? Kyle Larson won the Go Bowling at The Glen on Sunday (Aug. 8) after holding off a hard-charging teammate and leading the final 26 laps of the race. Chase Elliott, Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin rounded out the top-five finishers.  RETWEET to congratulate @KyleLarsonRacin on his WIN at @WGI!#NASCAR pic.twitter.com/BU9OJMLMEQ …

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Up to Speed: Mistakes Plague Chase Elliott, No. 9 Team at Watkins Glen

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While no race in the NASCAR Cup Series guarantees a good finish for any driver, Chase Elliott had to feel confident about his chances at Watkins Glen International.  Elliott had won the last two races at The Glen, both during seasons in which Hendrick Motorsports was experiencing a bit of a slump.  Since his last …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After 2021 Go Bowling at the Glen

Chase Briscoe in the driver's seat of his NASCAR racecar. Photo: NKP

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Who … should you be talking about after the race? Kyle Larson can race on any kind of track in any kind of car (anyone else want to see him try his hand in the IndyCar Series?). Sunday (Aug. 8), he reminded everyone of that, making the tricky road course at Watkins Glen International look like …

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Stock Car Scoop: Could a Street Course Work in NASCAR?

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The NASCAR Cup Series returned from two straight weekends off with a trip to Watkins Glen International. Refreshed from Olympic break, the racing was hot and heavy with a surprise winner not named Chase Elliott on Sunday (Aug. 8) afternoon. Instead, Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kyle Larson ended Elliott’s bid for three straight victories at this …

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Kyle Larson, Denny Hamlin Enjoying Regular Season Points Battle Down The Stretch

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Denny Hamlin on track at Watkins Glen (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Watkins Glen, New York – The regular season points battle has never been closer than it is after Sunday’s (Aug. 8) NASCAR Cup race at Watkins Glen International. After holding the lead for 21 of the first 22 races, Denny Hamlin is now tied with Watkins Glen winner Kyle Larson for the top spot with …

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Kyle Larson Surges Late, Wins Watkins Glen in NASCAR’s Return

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Two years separated the most recent NASCAR Cup Series races at Watkins Glen International after the series skipped the track in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Hendrick Motorsports success, however, at the upstate New York road course continued with Kyle Larson’s triumph on Sunday (Aug. 8). Larson hadn’t won in nearly two months, …

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Friday Faceoff: Is Dominance Detrimental to ARCA?

Ty Gibbs wins back to back races at Iowa Speedway

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Two drivers have combined to win all but one ARCA Menards Series race this season. Does this diminish the relevance of the series?  Mark Kristl: It diminishes the spotlight on other drivers, especially the other two who are full time. However, it does not diminish the series. ARCA is the NASCAR equivalent of Single A, and …

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Frontstretch 5: Drivers Who Could Dethrone Chase Elliott on a Road Course

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Defending NASCAR Cup Series champions Chase Elliott and the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports team know how to put a solid road course race together. His seven road course wins rank him third behind eight-time winner Tony Stewart and Jeff Gordon’s all-time record of nine. To his delight and the field’s dismay, the first two races …

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5 Points to Ponder: The Rest of the 2021 NASCAR Season

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ONE: Which Hendrick Motorsports is for real? Hendrick Motorsports caught fire this summer, its best performance in the NASCAR Cup Series since Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson were on the roster in 2014. From Dover International Speedway in May to the first Pocono Raceway event the end of June, HMS won six straight races and …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: First 22 Races of 2021 Cup Season

Alex Bowman and Kyle Larson pack racing, NASCAR Cup Series spring Kansas race, NKP

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2021 NASCAR Season… What happened? Denny Hamlin leads the Cup Series points standings through the first 22 races of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season, narrowly ahead of Kyle Larson. William Byron, Kyle Busch and Joey Logano round out the top five in points with four races left in the regular season. How did it …

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