Kyle Larson Wins His First NASCAR Cup Championship

Things weren’t looking all that rosy for the driver with the most wins this season. Even after winning Stage 2, Kyle Larson fell back a few seconds of the leaders. But two late race cautions turned things around. With Chase Elliott leading, a caution bunched up the field and put Larson back in contact with the leaders but he still didn’t have the speed and clean air Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex, Jr. enjoyed.

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Bowman Ruins Hamlin’s Day; Championship Four Set For Phoenix

Martinsville gave us all we could want in a cut off race and more. The two drivers that led the most laps are moving on, but they didn’t win. A non-championship driver and three time race winner, not a hack, stayed competitive and saw a chance to win at the end and went for it. Lap after lap Alex Bowman and Denny Hamlin raced hard side by side before Bowman got lose after driving his car in too deep and sent Hamlin spinning.

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Can Anyone Beat Kyle Larson For The Championship?

Of course they can! But it is an interesting look at the way the playoffs are shaping up. Take Texas for instance. Kyle Larson dominated the race and a few playoff drivers kept their hopes alive but the Top 5 was actually dominated by drivers who have already been eliminated and 5 of the Top 10 drivers aren’t even in the playoffs.

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Bubba Wallace Wins His First Cup Race at Talladega

After a rain delayed the race for a day, NASCAR hoped to get in a full race on Monday and put on a good show. Well they certainly got one of the two wishes. With rain headed to the track area, teams knew that the race just might get called early. Passing halfway made the race official and after light rain that hit just one end of the track, Mother Nature unloaded on the entire tack forcing NASCAR to call the race just shy of the end of Stage 2.

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Denny Hamlin Sets the Pace With Las Vegas Win

Denny Hamlin showed why he has to be considered a top threat to win it all at Las Vegas, leading a race high 137 laps and dominating the final portion of the race.

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Truex Jr. Wins As Joe Gibbs Racing Finishes 1-2-3

Martin Truex, Jr. started the race with a penalty on the first lap. Denny Hamlin controlled the start and may have spun his wheels but it didn’t matter. NASCAR rule states that you may not beat the polesitter to the start finish line and MTJ certainly did that, tire spinning or not. Hamlin is pretty sly on restarts and even if he didn’t spin his tires, he will definitely play the restart to bait his opponent into a mistake.

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Denny Hamlin Comes Out Swinging at Darlington

You knew it was going to happen sooner or later and for most of the season, it has been later. Denny Hamlin finally found Victory Lane at the perfect time, the first race of the 2021 championship run. Hamlin led the second most laps at 146 on his way to the checkers followed by none other than Kyle Larson who led 156 and finished second.

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