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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

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

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.

Holding a Pretty Wheel: 15 Years Make a Difference in Road Racing Etiquette

Nascar Cup Series

#5: Kyle Larson, Hendrick Motorsports, HendrickCars.com Chevrolet Camaro, #23: Bubba Wallace, 23XI Racing, MoneyLion Toyota Camry, #43: Erik Jones, LEGACY MOTOR CLUB, Allegiant Chevrolet Camaro, #1: Ross Chastain, Trackhouse Racing, Worldwide Express Chevrolet Camaro

Fairly respectable racing for the majority of road course events has turned into a complete circus in late-race scenarios.

Here’s Who’s Performing & Appearing at Phoenix Raceway

Nascar Camping World Truck Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

As the NASCAR continues its trek in the West, the NASCAR Cup Series heads to the desert for the United Rentals 500(k) at Phoenix Raceway following last week’s race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Heading to the site of NASCAR’s championship weekend for the first of two visits this season, here is who Phoenix will have on hand for its first go of the year.

FOX Sports Booth: Danica Patrick returns to the booth following her season debut in the booth at Las Vegas.

Ford drivers Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano will pair up for the call in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race. Logano’s spotter, Coleman Pressley, will serve as a spotter analyst for the race.

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Honorary Pace Car Driver: Former NTT IndyCar Series driver Lyn St. James will bring the field to the green flag for the Cup race. St. James was the first woman to win the Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year award and one is one of nine women to compete in the event.

Pre-Race Concert: Country group The Tony Marques Band will join the list of entertainers to perform before the race this season.

Go Bowling!: Bowling and NASCAR will now be in the same location, as the inaugural Go Bowling! PBA NASCAR Invitational will take place at Phoenix. In addition to four pro bowlers participating, four drivers and celebrities will be paired with the competitors. Stewart-Haas Racing drivers Aric Almirola and Ryan Preece will participate in the event.