Bowman Steals the Show at Richmond; Hamlin Misses Out

Alex Bowman returned Hendrick Motorsports to its winning ways at Richmond after leading the final 10 laps and stealing the win from a previously dominant Denny Hamlin.

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NASCAR Cup Series News & Notes – Richmond Raceway

Richmond Raceway has been known by several different names and has been reconfigured several times over the years of its existence, but all the while it has been a staple on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule since 1953. This weekend’s race, the TOYOTA OWNERS 400 (April 18 at 3 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) is looking to add the historic prestige that Richmond has built over the decades of great on-track competition and with how this season has been shaking out it shouldn’t disappoint.

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Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 5, 2021) – Below is a look at some of the top statistical performers at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia, going into the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 on Sunday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Channel 90).

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Joey Logano Outlasts Dirt Track Ringers For Bristol Victory

After a less than stellar weekend of attempting to race on the new dirt track at Bristol, Monday saw clear skies that allowed to race to continue. The rains meant the track was basically a “mud pit” and any attempt at practice or qualifying coated the cars in mud in just a single lap. If you weren’t the lead car, you literally couldn’t see. It was a scene that was very reminiscent of the disastrous tire issues at Indianapolis in 2008.

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“The Spoiler” Ryan Blaney Steals Atlanta Win

Kyle Larson was absolutely dominant at Atlanta on Sunday. As Mike Joy kept reminding us, Larson had never won both stages and the race and he was proved right once again. Larson won both Stages handily and led 269 of the 325 circuits around the fast speedway.

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Ryan Blaney Wins at Atlanta, Spoils Kyle Larson’s Dominant Run

You can call Ryan Blaney “The Spoiler.”

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5 Races, 5 Winners… Truex Wins in the Desert

Martin Truex, Jr. was certainly a contender for a win at Phoenix but not the first name that came to mind. He was a no show in Stage 1 after brushing the wall but was running second to Joey Logano at the end of Stage 2.

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Welcome Back to Victory Lane, Kyle Larson!

It wasn’t a question of “if” Kyle Larson could find his way back to Victory Lane, it was a question of “when.” But I still think it is safe to say that Kyle Larson winning at Las Vegas continues the streak of surprise winners this season.

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Three Cup Races, and Three Surprise Winners

At the end of the night, youngster William Byron took the checkered flag at Homestead besting a hard charging Tyler Reddick. Byron joins McDowell and Bell as early winners this season who are payoff bound ahead of the expected veteran racers. Many analysts thought this would be the race for Joe Gibbs Racing with either Bell repeating or seeing one of his strong veteran teammates in victory lane.

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2021 Daytona 500 TV Ratings

Last Sunday’s NASCAR Daytona 500 averaged a 2.8 rating and 4.83 million viewers on FOX, easily the lowest in the history of the race. Ratings fell 36% and viewership 34% from the previous low set last year, when most of the race was run on a Monday afternoon (4.4, 7.33M).

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