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Aric Almirola throws wrench in playoff grid

The call from the tower came on Lap 284. “Show the 10 car 10 (laps) to go.” With the waning daylight, the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 fell eight laps short of its scheduled conclusion. Aric Almirola, who took command of the race on Lap 247, was in the catbird seat. “I felt good about my race […] READ MORE

Kurt Busch out-duels Kyle at Atlanta

What a great send-off to a fantastic racing surface. And I don’t just mean the piece Kurt Busch got from the track. Kurt gets a piece of the track! — Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) July 12, 2021 The elder statesman of the NASCAR Cup Series locked himself into the playoffs with his fourth career victory at […] READ MORE

Three Big Stories: Road America

The more things change, the more stay the same. The NASCAR Cup Series returned to Road America for the first time in 65 years. During the Jockeys Made in America 250, Chase Elliott added to his case of being NASCAR’s all-time best road course racer. Denny Hamlin escaped Wisconsin, still the points leader. NASCAR still refuses to […] READ MORE

Three Big Stories: Pocono

After the Pocono double, the crossed flags are out on the 2021 season. With both the Pocono Organics CBD 325 and the Explore the Pocono Mountains 350 in the books, there’s no shortage of storylines in the NASCAR Cup Series. Is Alex Bowman inching towards the next step in his development? Fuel mileage races (that’s the […] READ MORE

Three Big Stories: Nashville

LEBANON, Tenn. — And just like that, the show ends and the tour heads for another city. Sunday marked the return of the NASCAR Cup Series to Middle Tennessee for the first time in 37 years. During the Ally 400, Kyle Larson continued his hot streak, Denny Hamlin‘s points lead evaporated and Nashville proved it belongs on […] READ MORE

The White Zone: Everything’s back to normal in NASCAR

LEBANON, Tenn. — A mix of clouds against a baby blue backdrop hovered over Nashville Superspeedway. RVs parked themselves in the spots near the catch fence. Crew members pushed cars from the garage onto pit road. Cars trickled into the grass lots that surround the track. People roamed the garage and pits and masks were […] READ MORE

Kyle Larson morphing into elite driver

Nobody doubted Kyle Larson and his elite talent, going into this season. That’s what made him a top prize in silly season, last year. Up until 2021, however, it came in flashes; be it from mid-tier equipment at Chip Ganassi Racing or his termination for using a racial slur. He never took the next step into elite driver […] READ MORE

The White Zone: A letter of apology to NASCAR nation

When it came to giving opinions, the late Barney Hall told those who worked for the Motor Racing Network the following. Before you say it, consider two things: One, “Does this need to be said?” Two, “Does this need to be said by you?” Now I never had the chance to meet Hall, as he […] READ MORE