NASCAR lineup at Texas: Starting order, pole for Sunday’s playoff race without qualifying

The starting lineup for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Texas Motor Speedway was set by applying the statistical formula NASCAR is using for the majority of Cup races in 2021. Drivers’ starting positions for the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500, the first race in the Round of 8 and the seventh race of the 2021 Cup Series playoffs (2 p.m. ET; NBC, TSN, PRN, […]

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‘Merry offseason’: Kevin Harvick gets Chase Elliott back for Bristol, then crashes out of NASCAR playoffs

Chase Elliott is still eligible for a second consecutive NASCAR Cup Series championship, no thanks to Kevin Harvick. Harvick, meanwhile, is out of the 2021 playoffs after wrecking late in Sunday’s race. Elliott and his team couldn’t be more pleased. Elliott wished Harvick’s No. 4 team a “merry offseason and a happy Christmas” in a postrace interview with NBC. Elliott’s No. 9 […]

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Emotional Bubba Wallace reflects on becoming NASCAR’s second Black Cup Series race winner: ‘It’s pretty damn cool’

Bubba Wallace on Monday became just the second Black driver in the history of NASCAR to win a race at its highest level of competition, driving to victory in a rain-shortened YellaWood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. With his first Cup Series win, Wallace joins Wendell Scott as the only Black drivers to accomplish the feat; Scott was the first, winning […]

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NASCAR at Bristol: Chase Elliott, Kevin Harvick get heated with each other on, off track at Night Race

The intensity of playoff racing at Bristol Motor Speedway — not to mention feelings of disrespect — led to exchanges between Chase Elliott and Kevin Harvick on the track, on pit road and, finally, inside Elliott’s hauler Saturday night. The past Cup Series champions avoided a physical altercation even though Elliott pushed Harvick at the start of their postrace back-and-forth. Harvick and Elliott […]

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NASCAR lineup at Richmond: Starting order, pole for Saturday’s playoff race without qualifying

The starting lineup for Saturday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway was set by the statistical formula NASCAR is using for the majority of Cup races in 2021. Drivers’ starting positions for the Federated Auto Parts 400, the second race of the Cup Series playoffs (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TSN5, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), were based on four factors: NASCAR is conducting […]

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