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Thinkin’ Out Loud at Martinsville: For the Short-Track Package, It’s Back to the Drawing Board

NASCAR Cup Series - #11: Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Sport Clips Haircuts Toyota Camry

Photo Credit: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Even after Phoenix and Richmond, many were waiting on this new short-track package’s true test at Martinsville. Much like many cars on Sunday, it did not pass.

NASCAR 101: 2023’s Biggest Storylines So Far

Nascar Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

A quarter of the NASCAR season will be completed once the Cup Series event ends at Martinsville Speedway.

Did You Notice?: 2023 NASCAR Playoff Picture Already Taking Shape

Nascar Cup Series

#20: Christopher Bell, Joe Gibbs Racing, DeWalt Toyota Camry and #8: Kyle Busch, Richard Childress Racing, Lenovo Chevrolet Camaro

The regular season is one-third of the way in, and only a few playoff spots remain.

The Big 6: Questions Answered After Christopher Bell Holds Serve for Bristol Dirt Win

Alex Bowman, Tyler Reddick, Christopher Bell and more in a pack race in the NASCAR Cup Series Food City Dirt Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, NKP

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Christopher Bell led the final 100 laps and held off a charging Tyler Reddick to win the Food City Dirt Race.

What Is NASCAR’s Respect Problem, & How Can It Be Fixed?

Nascar Cup Series

#22: Joey Logano, Team Penske, Shell Pennzoil Ford Mustang, #15: Jenson Button, Rick Ware Racing, Mobil 1 Ford Mustang, #45: Tyler Reddick, 23XI Racing, Monster Energy Toyota Camry, #3: Austin Dillon, Richard Childress Racing, Get Bioethanol Chevrolet Camaro, #17: Chris Buescher, RFK Racing, Fifth Third Bank Ford Mustang, #6: Brad Keselowski, RFK Racing, Wyndham Rewards Ford Mustang, #34: Michael McDowell, Front Row Motorsports, Love's Travel Stops Ford Mustang, #10: Aric Almirola, Stewart-Haas Racing, Smithfield Ford Mustang, #43: Erik Jones, LEGACY MOTOR CLUB, Allegiant Chevrolet Camaro, #12: Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, Menards/Knauf Ford Mustang

Michael Finley analyzes the reaction to the finish at COTA and what NASCAR can do about similar chaos going forward.