Kyle Larson comes full circle in winning NASCAR Cup Championship Race

By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service AVONDALE, Ariz. – At the end of an almost mythical season came the quintessential story of redemption. Taking advantage of an opportune caution and a blazingly fast pit stop by his No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet crew, Larson held off Martin Truex Jr. during a 24-lap green-flag run to […]

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Alex Bowman took home the famed Grandfather Clock from Martinsville Speedway. Photo by Nigel Kinrade Photography

Alex Bowman triumphs at Martinsville, as Martin Truex Jr. gains Championship 4

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Denny Hamlin provided the perfect capstone to a day of banged-up stock cars, hurt feelings and crushed dreams. Alex Bowman took the checkered flag in Sunday’s Xfinity 500 at Martinsville Speedway after sliding up into Hamlin’s race-leading Toyota on Lap 494 of 501 and knocking Hamlin’s […]

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Hamlin Advances to Championship 4 Despite Chaotic Finish

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer MARTINSVILLE, VA – Denny Hamlin advanced to the Championship 4 at Phoenix Raceway despite a late-race crash at Martinsville Speedway. Hamlin took the lead in the Xfinity 500 with 112 laps to go. The driver of the No. 11 FedEx Toyota Camry battled with his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Martin […]

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Kyle Larson secures spot in Championship Four after dominant Texas win

By Holly Cain NASCAR Wire Service The Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway had dramatic ups-and-downs all Sunday afternoon with the victorious exception of Kyle Larson, who absolutely dominated the race – leading 256 of 334 laps and holding off the field on seven different re-starts in the final 125 laps alone. Larson’s […]

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Kyle Busch Finishes Third in Milestone 600th Cup Start at Las Vegas

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer When the checkered flag waved for the South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Kyle Busch earned a top-five finish in his 600th career NASCAR Cup Series start. Despite minor contact with the outside wall and debris, the driver of the No. 18 M&M’s Ethel M Toyota Camry ran […]

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NASCAR driver Kyle Larson is still leading the playoff points after a lackluster run at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Photo by Jerry Jordan/Kickin' the Tires

Kyle Larson Leaves Las Vegas Still Leading NASCAR’s Playoff Points

By Jerry Jordan, Editor LAS VEGAS – Despite getting caught up in a fuel mileage debacle during Stage 2 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Kyle Larson was able to maintain a 14-point lead in NASCAR’s Cup Series Playoffs heading into a wildcard race next weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. “We were on the crap end of […]

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Denny Hamlin Secures Spot in Round of 8 with Las Vegas Win

By Holly Cain – NASCAR Wire Service  LAS VEGAS – As he crossed the Las Vegas Motor Speedway finish line to claim the South Point 400 trophy, Denny Hamlin screamed into his team radio, “Viva Las Vegas.” And indeed, it was that kind of night for the perennial championship contender, who led a race-best 137 […]

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Martin Truex Jr. takes the checkered flag to advance to Round 2 in the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. Photo by Alan Marler/Harold Hinson Photography

Martin Truex Jr. wins Playoff race at Richmond Raceway

By Holly Cain NASCAR Wire Service Martin Truex Jr. received a penalty on the opening lap of the race for crossing the start/finish line in front of polesitter Denny Hamlin at the green flag. But 400 laps later Truex led the field across the line again – this time as the race winner of Saturday […]

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