Race Weekend Central

Monday Morning Pit Box: Alan Gustafson Fuel Only Decision Fuels Key YellaWood 500 Crew Chief Calls

Cliff Daniels and Alan Gustafson chat at Atlanta Motor Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

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Alan Gustafson’s decision sparked a series of fuel-only stops, one of several crucial calls that altered the outcome of Sunday’s YellaWood 500 NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.

NASCAR 101: 2022 Round of 16 Playoff Driver Outlook

Denny Hamlin ahead of Kyle Larson at Darlington in 2021, NKP

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Adam Cheek checks out playoff driver statistics at the first three tracks in the NASCAR playoffs and how recent races might factor into the Round of 16.

Did You Notice?: Ross Chastain’s Endless NASCAR Enemies List

Ross Chastain chats on pit road at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

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Ross Chastain continues to rack up enemies heading into the NASCAR playoffs?

Thinkin’ Out Loud at Richmond: The Last NASCAR Playoff Spot Belongs to… Everyone?

Joey Logano leads a pack of NASCAR drivers racing at Richmond in August 2022. (Photo: NKP)

#38: Todd Gilliland, Front Row Motorsports, The Pete Store Ford Mustang, #45: Ty Gibbs, 23XI Racing, Jordan Brand Toyota Camry, #22: Joey Logano, Team Penske, Shell Pennzoil Ford Mustang and #20: Christopher Bell, Joe Gibbs Racing, Rheem Toyota Camry

Kevin Harvick held off a hard-charging Christopher Bell and Chris Buescher in the closing laps of the NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway to earn his second consecutive victory in 2022.