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Hendrick: Larson's win "one of the most special I've watched" Las Vegas
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Hendrick: Larson's win "one of the most special I've watched"

Kyle Larson’s first NASCAR Cup Series win of the 2021 season was doubly special for his team owner, Rick Hendrick.

Kyle Larson and Hendrick Motorsports win big in Las Vegas Las Vegas
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Kyle Larson and Hendrick Motorsports win big in Las Vegas

Kyle Larson’s ride to redemption in NASCAR has ended up in Victory Lane.

Santino Ferrucci's goal in NASCAR? "Take in every moment"

IndyCar Series driver Santino Ferrucci’s transition to NASCAR this season was never going to be easy but he’s loving every minute of it.

A.J. Allmendinger holds off Hemric for Las Vegas Xfinity win Las Vegas
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A.J. Allmendinger holds off Hemric for Las Vegas Xfinity win

A.J. Allmendinger grabbed the lead on a restart with 12 of 200 laps remaining and cruised to his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory of the season.

John Hunter Nemechek tops boss Kyle Busch for Vegas Truck win Las Vegas
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John Hunter Nemechek tops boss Kyle Busch for Vegas Truck win

In the first opportunity he’s had this season, John Hunter Nemechek not only beat his boss, Kyle Busch, but claimed his first NASCAR Truck Series win of the year.

Is Kevin Harvick primed to hit a jackpot at Las Vegas? Las Vegas
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Is Kevin Harvick primed to hit a jackpot at Las Vegas?

Kevin Harvick is still looking for his first win of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season, but he’ll be in prime position Sunday at Las Vegas to do so.

Kyle Larson "as fresh as ever" despite missing most of 2020

Despite missing most of last season due to a suspension, Kyle Larson said he’s been “excited” with his return to NASCAR competition and a little surprised it’s gone as well as it has.

Heat races will set the starting lineup at Bristol Dirt Track Bristol
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Heat races will set the starting lineup at Bristol Dirt Track

The NASCAR Cup and Truck series races at the reconfigured dirt track at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway will feature heat races to determine their respective starting lineups.

First NASCAR test at COTA prompts prediction of "epic starts"
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First NASCAR test at COTA prompts prediction of "epic starts"

Three former NASCAR Cup Series champions got their first on-track laps Tuesday at the Circuit of the Americas and gave the road course glowing reviews.

Several NASCAR drivers to get early look at Bristol Dirt Track
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Several NASCAR drivers to get early look at Bristol Dirt Track

Several Cup Series drivers plan to compete in the upcoming Bristol Dirt Nationals to get a preview of the track’s inaugural NASCAR dirt races.

William Byron, Rudy Fugle reunite for 'taste' of victory Homestead
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William Byron, Rudy Fugle reunite for 'taste' of victory

Just three races into the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season, William Byron already has a precious reminder of his previous experience working with crew chief Rudy Fugle – victory.

McDowell on Homestead: "We kind of shocked ourselves"

Three races into the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season, Michael McDowell has shown something just as impressive as his Daytona 500 victory – staying power.

Chris Buescher: Homestead "a step in the right direction" Homestead
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Chris Buescher: Homestead "a step in the right direction"

The night time was definitely not the right time for Chris Buescher and his No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing team at Homestead.

William Byron comes from the back to win at Homestead Homestead
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William Byron comes from the back to win at Homestead

William Byron made it three surprise winners in a row to open the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season, taking a dominant victory at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

ARCA East leader Max Gutiérrez looking for 2-0 start in 2021

Max Gutiérrez is ready for more “fun,” which could mean back-to-back victories to open the 2021 ARCA East Series season.

Chase Briscoe says move from Xfinity to Cup "very eye-opening"

For the last two seasons, Chase Briscoe has been one of most consistent performers in the NASCAR Xfinity Series – a perennial contender for race victories.

COVID-19 rules leave Spire Motorsports' No. 7 team short-handed
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COVID-19 rules leave Spire Motorsports' No. 7 team short-handed

Spire Motorsports will be without a crew chief and some crew members this weekend at Homestead due to COVID-19 protocols.

Christopher Bell 'loves' road racing - at least for now

Christopher Bell says he has a “love-hate” relationship with road course racing but right now he’s feeling a lot of love.

Remainder of Ty Gibbs' 2021 Xfinity schedule revealed

Fresh off his first career NASCAR Xfinity Series victory in his first start, Joe Gibbs Racing released the remainder of Ty Gibbs’ 2021 schedule.

Joey Logano: Losing on Daytona Road Course "stings a lot"

Almost any way you look at it, Joey Logano put in a great performance Sunday on the Daytona Road Course. Almost.

Keselowski: "We'll have to reap what we sow" on road courses

Brad Keselowski believes the increase of road course races in the Cup Series presents some challenges this season for NASCAR – including some it may not have anticipated.

Bell tops Logano on Daytona Road Course for first Cup win

Christopher Bell muscled his way around Joey Logano with one lap remaining and held on to claim his first NASCAR Cup Series victory.

Ty Gibbs wins wild Daytona Road Course race in Xfinity debut Daytona II
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Ty Gibbs wins wild Daytona Road Course race in Xfinity debut

Ty Gibbs made a stunning debut in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, holding off the reigning series champion to win on the Daytona Road Course.

Ben Rhodes snags Daytona Road Course Truck win in 3OTs
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Ben Rhodes snags Daytona Road Course Truck win in 3OTs

In a race dominated by cautions, it was a caution that secured Ben Rhodes’ second consecutive NASCAR Truck Series victory to start the 2021 season.

Logano vows to 'fix' lingering issues from Daytona 500 finish Daytona 500
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Logano vows to 'fix' lingering issues from Daytona 500 finish

With less than half-a-lap remaining in last Sunday’s Daytona 500, Team Penske seemed assured to claim victory in the prestigious race, but it never materialized.

NASCAR alters backstretch chicane on Daytona Road Course

NASCAR has made some changes to the backstretch chicane of the Daytona International Speedway Road Course in preparation for all three national series’ races this weekend.

"Proud" of his Daytona 500 debut, Austin Cindric waits for more Daytona 500
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"Proud" of his Daytona 500 debut, Austin Cindric waits for more

Austin Cindric’s focus remains on his fulltime ride in the NASCAR Xfinity Series but his first taste of action in the Cup Series has whet his appetite for more.

Daytona 500 win "means everything" for Front Row Motorsports Daytona 500
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Daytona 500 win "means everything" for Front Row Motorsports

Front Row Motorsports is no stranger to Victory Lane in the NASCAR Cup Series, but winning the Daytona 500? That is uncharted territory

Daytona 500 champion Michael McDowell "never lost hope" Daytona 500
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Daytona 500 champion Michael McDowell "never lost hope"

For nearly 14 years Michael McDowell has toiled away in the NASCAR Cup Series looking for that elusive first victory.

Joey Logano was leading the Daytona 500 and then "chaos struck" Daytona 500
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Joey Logano was leading the Daytona 500 and then "chaos struck"

The final lap of the Daytona 500 looked like it would unfold as a battle among Ford drivers and it did, but the result was quite unexpected.

Michael McDowell escapes fiery last lap to win Daytona 500 Daytona 500
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Michael McDowell escapes fiery last lap to win Daytona 500

The Daytona 500 once again produced an improbable first-time winner in the NASCAR Cup Series.

Massive wreck takes out several Daytona 500 contenders early Daytona 500
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Massive wreck takes out several Daytona 500 contenders early

It didn’t take long for a massive wreck to take out several top contenders for Sunday’s Daytona 500.

Dale Earnhardt death: NASCAR’s tragic Daytona 500 remembered
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Dale Earnhardt death: NASCAR’s tragic Daytona 500 remembered

When Dale Earnhardt died in a last-lap crash in the 2001 Daytona 500, it changed NASCAR forever. Jim Utter remembers what it was like to be there on that most tragic of days.

Xfinity champion Austin Cindric wins Daytona season opener Daytona
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Xfinity champion Austin Cindric wins Daytona season opener

Austin Cindric kicked off the 2021 Xfinity Series season the way he ended the last one – in Victory Lane.

Corey Heim wins Daytona ARCA season opener in OT

Corey Heim held off teammate Drew Dollar in a one-lap dash to the finish and won the ARCA Menards Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway.

Rain cancels Xfinity qualifying at Daytona, Cindric on pole

NASCAR canceled the Xfinity Series’ first qualifying session of the 2021 season due to persistent rain at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday.

Keselowski fastest in Saturday's abbreviated first Cup practice

Brad Keselowski led the way in Saturday’s first NASCAR Cup Series practice session, which greatly cut short by rain.

Ben Rhodes claims victory in chaotic Truck opener
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Ben Rhodes claims victory in chaotic Truck opener

Ben Rhodes avoided multiple wrecks on the final lap and edged Jordan Anderson to win the NASCAR Truck Series opener at Daytona International Speedway.

NASCAR: Addressing social justice is "right for our sport"

NASCAR President Steve Phelps said Friday “it was the right time” for the sport to address social justice and racism issues last year and the focus “will continue.”

Austin Dillon wins Duel #2 with last-lap pass on Wallace Daytona 500
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Austin Dillon wins Duel #2 with last-lap pass on Wallace

Austin Dillon used a daring last-lap pass of Bubba Wallace and held on to claim the win in second Daytona 500 qualifying race.

Austin Cindric takes bizarre route into Daytona 500 field Daytona 500
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Austin Cindric takes bizarre route into Daytona 500 field

A pit road speeding penalty appeared to derail Austin Cindric’s hopes of making the Daytona 500 but all was not lost.

Aric Almirola tops Christopher Bell for Duel #1 win Daytona 500
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Aric Almirola tops Christopher Bell for Duel #1 win

Aric Almirola held off a fast-approaching Christopher Bell to win Thursday night’s first 150-mile Daytona 500 qualifying race.

Ragan, Preece lock themselves into Daytona 500 field

Eight teams came to Daytona International Speedway this week to fight it out over four starting spots in the in the Daytona 500.

Alex Bowman wins Daytona 500 pole in all-Hendrick front row Daytona 500
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Alex Bowman wins Daytona 500 pole in all-Hendrick front row

Alex Bowman rocketed to the Daytona 500 pole as Hendrick Motorsports swept the front row.

Bubba Wallace leads opening Daytona 500 practice Daytona 500
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Bubba Wallace leads opening Daytona 500 practice

Bubba Wallace kicked off the first NASCAR Cup Series practice of the 2021 season putting his No. 23 Toyota at the top of the speed chart.

Joe Gibbs Racing, Martin Truex Jr. agree to contract extension
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Joe Gibbs Racing, Martin Truex Jr. agree to contract extension

As expected, Joe Gibbs Racing announced Wednesday that it had signed NASCAR Cup Series driver Martin Truex Jr. to a contract extension.

NFL's Antonio Williams to invest in NASCAR driver Joe Graf Jr.

Joe Graf Jr.’s NASCAR career is getting an assist from a fellow aspiring professional athlete.

Blaney and Elliott agree: If you wreck, make sure you win Daytona Clash
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Blaney and Elliott agree: If you wreck, make sure you win

Ryan Blaney wasn’t necessarily upset he got wrecked by his friend Chase Elliott while racing for the win but what really bothered him was that neither of them got the victory.

Kyle Busch steals Busch Clash win as leaders wreck Daytona Clash
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Kyle Busch steals Busch Clash win as leaders wreck

Chase Elliott turned Ryan Blaney in the frontstretch chicane on the final lap, opening the door for Kyle Busch to steal the win in the 2021 Busch Clash.

Championship in hand, Chase Elliott still 'wants more'
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Championship in hand, Chase Elliott still 'wants more'

Chase Elliott has no plans to defend his 2020 NASCAR Cup Series championship. He does, however, have every intention of trying to win another one this season.

Gutierrez wins ARCA East opener in wild three-wide finish
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Gutierrez wins ARCA East opener in wild three-wide finish

Max Gutierrez didn’t have to wait long to earn his first racing victory in the United States.

Harvick: Drivers will need to be "extraordinary" road racers

Kevin Harvick has been a vocal proponent of NASCAR changing up its schedule and by doing so this season he believes finding success in the sport will require versatile drivers.

NASCAR "future-proofing" its Next Gen car to enable hybrid

Ford Motorsports global director Mark Rushbrook is excited about the evolution of NASCAR’s Next Gen race car and its ability to add a hybrid component in the future.

NASCAR Mexico champion Max Gutierrez moving to ARCA East

One of the up-and-coming drivers in NASCAR’s Mexico series is moving fulltime to ARCA competition this season.

USAC winner Toni Breidinger to run ARCA and Trucks in 2021

Accomplished USAC winner Toni Breidinger will continue her transition to stock car racing, joining Young’s Motorsports to compete in ARCA and Truck series events this season.

Bubba Wallace's biggest challenge in 2021? "Delivering results"
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Bubba Wallace's biggest challenge in 2021? "Delivering results"

With everything Bubba Wallace has been involved with off the track the past year, it might be surprising to learn he still believes his biggest challenges remain on it.

NASCAR Pinty's Series unveils 12-race 2021 schedule

The NASCAR Pinty’s Series will return to a full schedule of events in 2021 and crown a series champion.

ThorSport Racing rejoins Toyota, Enfinger moves to part-time

ThorSport Racing announced its 2021 NASCAR Truck Series lineup on Thursday and it includes a part-time role for one of last season’s Championship 4 drivers.

23XI Racing will make on-track debut with driver Ty Dillon

23XI Racing, the team co-owned by NASCAR star Denny Hamlin and NBA legend Michael Jordan, will get an early start to its debut season.

"No memory" of Daytona wreck leaves Ryan Newman with no fear
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"No memory" of Daytona wreck leaves Ryan Newman with no fear

One year ago, Ryan Newman was seconds away from winning the Daytona 500 before being caught up in a last-lap wreck.