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Ford Performance NASCAR: Brad Keselowski Joining Roush Fenway Racing in 2022

Earlier today it was announced that Brad Keselowski will be joining Roush Fenway Racing as a full-time driver and minority owner of the organization beginning in 2022.  A press conference was held at the NASCAR Hall of Fame to discuss the deal, which included Jack Roush and Steve Newmark of Roush Fenway Racing, Ed Weiss of the Fenway Sports Group and Keselowski.

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Volume 2021, Issue 7, Posted 4:26 PM, 07.20.2021

Ryan Newman Has Options at Roush Fenway Racing

CHARLOTTE, NC - RIS - Although Ryan Newman got the news that new minority owner of Roush Fenway Racing, Brad Keselowski, would be, in addition to ownership, driving the ride Newman has options at RFR.  According to tam President Steve Newmark, the team has discussed options for 2022 of the current No. 6 Ford driver.

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Volume 2021, Issue 7, Posted 6:48 PM, 07.20.2021

Almirola Surprise Winner at New Hampshire

LOUDON, NH – RIS – With darkness approaching, the delayed Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 NASCAR Cup race had to end early, so drivers were given ten laps to settle who would win.  Aric Almirola driving a Stewart Haas Ford held off Christopher Bell in a JGR Toyota for the win.  It was the third win of Almirola’s career on a day when the Fords and Toyotas found speed missing throughout the season.

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Volume 2021, Issue 7, Posted 9:43 PM, 07.18.2021

Christopher Bell Runs Away and Hides in New Hampshire Xfinity Race

LOUDON, NH – RIS - For years, you knew who was in the No.54 Toyota Supra in the Xfinity Series.  It was Kyle Busch.  Since Busch has said he will not run in that series again, that doesn’t mean the performance is not there.  Christopher Bell proved that on Saturday.  Making his first Xfinity start in nearly two years, Bell dominated Saturday’s Ambetter Get Vaccinated 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Starting 14th, Bell quickly zoomed to the front and won both stages while leading 151 of 200 laps.

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Volume 2021, Issue 7, Posted 6:12 PM, 07.17.2021

The Battle of the Busch Brothers Ends with Kurt Besting Kyle at Atlanta

HAMPTON, GA – RIS – Kurt Busch passed his brother Kyle with 24 laps to go, but it still was a duel between the two brothers until Kurt prevailed.  Kurt Busch raced to his first victory of the season, 33rd overall and the fourth of his career at Atlanta. He locked up a spot in the playoffs and possibly improved his chances of securing a new ride next season.

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Volume 2021, Issue 7, Posted 7:58 PM, 07.11.2021

Kyle Busch Maybe Ends His Xfinity Career with Win at Atlanta

HAMPTON, GA – RIS – Kyle Busch in perhaps his last NASCAR Xfinity race won on Saturday for his record-setting 102nd career win. It wasn’t a runaway this time, though.  Although he led most of the race, it came down to several restarts and maybe a little luck.

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Volume 2021, Issue 7, Posted 7:33 PM, 07.10.2021

Austin Hill Lasts at Knoxville Truck Race

(KNOXVILLE, IA – JULY 9, 2021 – RIS) After four overtime restarts at Knoxville Raceway's Corn Belt 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series dirt track race, Austin Hill earned his first win on a dirt track, edging ahead of Chandler Smith just before the final yellow flag flew and driving away to the win over rookie Chandler Smith by 1.207 second.

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Volume 2021, Issue 7, Posted 1:21 AM, 07.10.2021

Chase Elliott Finally Masters the Road Course at Road America and Gets the Victory

ELKHART LAKE, WI – RIS - Leave it to the road racing expert.  Chase Elliott recorded his sixth win in the last eight NASCAR Cup- road races and his seventh in the last 11. The reigning Cup champion took the lead from Kyle Busch on Lap 46 of 62, then pulled away over the final 16 laps to claim a 5.7-second victory over Christopher Bell.

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Volume 2021, Issue 7, Posted 7:43 PM, 07.04.2021

Kyle Busch Wins at Road America Xfinity Race

ELKHART LAKE, WI – RIS – Kyle Busch won his 101st NASCAR Xfinity race at Road America on Saturday afternoon.  It was his fourth Xfinity race he has entered this year...  After spinning off course twice, Busch rallied in the final stage and led the final five laps in the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota.

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Volume 2021, Issue 7, Posted 6:21 PM, 07.03.2021

Kyle Busch Wins Pocono Race Two on Fumes with a Failing Car

LONG POND, PA – RIS – Kyle Busch had an eventful day.  A broken transmission and a failing clutch to start, but it all even for the best for the driver of the No. 18 Toyota.  As usual, the NASCAR Cup series Pocono Mountains 350 became a fuel mileage race.  As driver after driver had to pit for fuel in the closing laps, Busch conserved fuel and won, beating new phenom Kyle Larson by a whopping 8.654 seconds.

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Volume 2021, Issue 6, Posted 7:47 PM, 06.27.2021

Cindric Adds Pocono to Victory Column

(LONG POND, PA – JUN 27, 2021 – RIS) Austin Cindric led the most laps, started from pole and won the race to pad his points lead in the NASCAR Xfinity Series to 101 points over closest competitor AJ Allmendinger. Rookie sensation Ty Gibbs finished just under a third of a second behind Cindric, with Justin Allgaier, Noah Gragson and AJ Allmendinger the rest of the top five finishers.

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Volume 2021, Issue 6, Posted 3:53 PM, 06.27.2021

Bowman Snaps Larson's String

(LONG POND, PA - JUNE 26, 2021) Alex Bowman had luck on his side Saturday in the Pocono Organics 325 NASCAR Cup Series race in front of a packed grandstand. Bowman put an exclamation point on his new two-year contract with Hendrick Motorsports by winning his third race of the 2021 season. Kyle Larson's string of wins in Cup races got snapped when his left-front tire went flat on the last lap of Saturday's half of the weekend double-header event.

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Volume 2021, Issue 6, Posted 8:35 PM, 06.26.2021

John Hunter Nemechek Passes the Boss to Win at Pocono

LONG POND, PA – RIS - John Hunter Nemechek passed his truck owner Kyle Busch off a restart with six laps to go and pulled away to win Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Pocono Raceway. The victory is Nemechek's third in the last four races and his fifth overall this season.

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Volume 2021, Issue 6, Posted 2:35 PM, 06.26.2021

Chase Elliott Disqualified in Nashville Cup Race

BREAKING: NASCAR has disqualified the No. 9 Chevrolet of Chase Elliott in today's NASCAR Cup race at Nashville Superspeedway

“It’s unfortunate. The lug nuts on the No. 9 were loose at the end of the race. At the end of the race Chase had a vibration. There were quite a few tire issues through the course of the day so they were hopeful that it was just a cord or something in the tire that was creating the vibration so they chose to run the race out. It’s unfortunate that the lug nuts vibrated loose on the left rear and now we are sitting here with a disqualification for the 9 team.”

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Volume 2021, Issue 6, Posted 11:11 PM, 06.20.2021

Kyle Larson Wins at Nashville in Dominate Fashion

LEBANON, TN – RIS – The hottest driver in NASCAR, one Kyle Larson continued his domination of the 2021 season by running away from the field and winning the NASCAR Cup Series Ally 400 at Nashville Superspeedway.  The last time the Cup Series raced on this speedway was 1984, and that day another Hendrick Motorsports car No. 5 won then too.  It was driven by Geoff Bodine.

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Volume 2021, Issue 6, Posted 9:25 PM, 06.20.2021

Kyle Busch Gets 100th Xfinity Win at Nashville

LEBANON, TN – RIS – Kyle Busch won the NASCAR Xfinity Series Tennessee Lottery 250 at Nashville Superspeedway on Saturday afternoon to achieve his 100th win in the series.  He did it in dominate fashion by winning the pole position and winning the last two stages.  Austin Cindric won the first stage.  He did have to work for it in the final stage.  Justin Allgaier battled Busch, but fell short at the end, finishing second.

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Volume 2021, Issue 6, Posted 7:27 PM, 06.19.2021

Ryan Preece Wins in His Maiden Voyage in Nashville Truck Race

NASHVILLE, TN – RIS – It was Ryan Peerce’s first truck race, but it did not matter at all.  He stormed through half the field to pass every truck ahead of him in the final stage to win the Rackley Roofing 200 at Nashville Superspeedway.  Preece was driving a truck from the Gilliland stable.  The two Fords were so good on this night that teammate Todd Gilliland finished second and threatened to take the lead, but it was Preece's night. 

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Volume 2021, Issue 6, Posted 11:11 PM, 06.18.2021

Larson Beats Keselowski for All-Star Race Win

FORT WORTH, TX – RS – Kyle Larson won Sunday’s NASCAR All-Star Race at Texas Motor Speedway, collecting the $1 million prize in the final 10-lap shootout. Larson won the first and last of the six rounds in the unique All-Star format, leading 17 of the 100 laps in the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. It was his second All-Star win, adding to the invitational victory he claimed at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 2019.

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Volume 2021, Issue 6, Posted 11:36 PM, 06.13.2021

Twix Takes Tenth Texas Xfinity Race

(FORT WORTH, TX – JUN 12, 2021 – RIS) "Left Twix" Kyle Busch schooled the field in the Alsco Uniforms 250 at Texas Motor Speedway, leading 94 laps of the 171 run, with a single overtime finish, beating Justin Allgaier by 0.433 second at the checker, series champion Austin Cindric finishing third after shoving Busch into the lead on the last couple of restarts. The win places Busch just one victory short of 100 in the series, a total he said before the race would see him retire from the Xfinity series. The win made his track total of series wins ten. In car temperatures approached 150 degrees, the heat affected both drivers and cars, 

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Volume 2021, Issue 6, Posted 8:03 PM, 06.12.2021

John Hunter Nemechek Wins Texas Truck Race

FORT WORTH, TX – RIS – John Hunter Nemechek won the NASCAR Camping World truck race at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday afternoon.  A slick pit stop while other leaders had taken earlier allowed him to lead the final 22 laps en route to his second consecutive victory in the Camping World Truck series. Nemechek wound up finishing more than 3.3 seconds ahead of reigning Cup champion Chase Elliott on a steamy Saturday in Texas.

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Volume 2021, Issue 6, Posted 4:23 PM, 06.12.2021

Kyle Larson Wins the NASCAR Cup Series Race at Sonoma

SONOMA, CA – RIS – Kyle Larson started from the pole and dominated the NASCAR Cup race at the  road course at Sanoma Raceway on Sunday. Larson won both stages and outran Chase Elliott to the final overtime checkered flag. Martin Truex finished third.  Joey Logano and Kyle Busch rounded out the top five finishers on the tricky road course.

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Volume 2021, Issue 6, Posted 8:53 PM, 06.06.2021

Pit Penalty Can't Stop Allmendinger at Mid-Ohio

(LEXINGTON, OH – JUNE 5, 2021 – RIS) A pit penalty that sent him to the rear of the field on lap 55 was not enough to deny AJ Allmendinger his fifth career road course win in NASCAR's Xfinity series races. 'Dinger took the lead on a late race restart, holding it through an overtime restart and going on to best his fellow Kaulig racing driver Justin Haley by 0.809 second and denying 18-year-old Ty Gibbs his second series win in a row.

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Volume 2021, Issue 6, Posted 5:20 PM, 06.05.2021

Kyle Larson Sets Hendrick Win Record With Coke 600

(CONCORD, NC - May 30, 2021 - RIS) 269, 5, 328, 8, 238 – the numbers of note at the 2021 Coca-Cola 600. Kyle Larson returned the No. 5 number to victory lane for Hendrick Motorsports, the number that started the HMS dynasty when Geoff Bodine won a race at Martinsville, saving the then-cash strapped team from closing down. The rest, as they say, is history. Kyle Larson led 328 of the 400 laps in NASCAR's longest race, taking the checker for Hendrick Motorsports' win number 269, passing the Petty teams for the most wins by a team and giving Larson his eighth career win in Cup races.

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Volume 2021, Issue 5, Posted 1:03 AM, 05.31.2021

Ty Gibbs Adds Another Xfinity Checker

(CONCORD, NC – MAY 29, 2021 – RIS) Ty Gibbs notched his second win in six starts for the 2021 season, bouncing back from an early spin to dominate the NASCAR Xfinity Series Alsco Uniforms 300 over the final stage of the race. Gibbs beat Austin Cindric to the line on the final lap by 0.437 second, with Harrison Burton third, Brandon Brown fourth and Tyler Reddick taking fifth.

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Volume 2021, Issue 5, Posted 6:37 PM, 05.29.2021

Nemechek Drives to Charlotte Truck Win

(CONCORD, NC – MAY 28, 2021 – RIS) Rain delayed the start of Xfinity practice at Charlotte by about 25 minutes and then ended the session a minute or so early. Because of the rain and the time required to dry the track, NASCAR cancelled Truck series qualifying and assigned starting positions based on series standings. This gave Todd Gilliland the No. 1 starting position, flanked by Sheldon Creed, with Austin Hill and John Hunter Nemechek in the second row. Creed grabbed the lead from Gilliland and led most of the first stage, 

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Volume 2021, Issue 5, Posted 11:21 PM, 05.28.2021

Chase Elliott Wins Rainy Race at COTA

AUSTIN, TX – RIS – NASCAR’s first trip to the Circuit of the Americas was a wet affair.  At times it poured the rain, water pooled on the track, and dangerous accidents were the result.  Since traditional road racing runs in the wet conditions, that is what the drivers did.  Unfortunately, the race had to be stopped 14 laps short of the advertised distance with Chase Elliott in the lead.  The so-called road ace was declared the winner when it was impossible to continue.

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Volume 2021, Issue 5, Posted 7:22 PM, 05.23.2021

Rowdy Roughs Up COTA Xfinity Competitors

(AUSTIN, TX – MAY 22, 2021 – RIS) Kyle "Rowdy" Busch never looked like being challenged at the first NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in the Pit Boss 250 today. Busch scored his career win number 98 in the series after starting on the pole after qualifying was held under wet conditions. The race started on an almost dry track with all teams electing to mount slicks instead of rain tires and the weather never threatened the race.

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Volume 2021, Issue 5, Posted 9:03 PM, 05.22.2021

Todd Gilliland Wins the Road Course Truck Race at COTA

AUSTIN, TX – RIS – The rains came and stayed on Saturday, but it did not stop Todd Gilliland at all.  The 21-year-old took his Ford F-150, won the first stage and after a pit penalty roared through the field and won the road race at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) road course in what was a dominant day for the Front Row Motorsports driver. He won by 7.9 seconds. It is Gilliland’s second career series win. His previous Truck win came in October 2019 at Martinsville Speedway.

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Volume 2021, Issue 5, Posted 4:12 PM, 05.22.2021

Bowman Leads His Teammates Across the Finish Line at Dover

DOVER, Del – RIS – Alex Bowman let his three teammates at Hendrick Motorsports across the finish lkine in the No. 48 Chevrolet for his second win of the season in the No. 48 car that won 11 times at Dover with seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson driving.  After taking the lead from Kyle Larson during a round of pit stops, Alex Bowman dominated the final 100 laps of the Drydene 400. 

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Volume 2021, Issue 5, Posted 7:59 PM, 05.16.2021

Austin Cindric Wins at Dover by Dominating the Final Stage

DOVER, Del – RIS – Austin Cindric spent the beginning of the race back in the pack, but he showed dominance in the final stage, roaring to a nearly five-second victory at Dover International Speedway in a NASCAR Xfinity race.  The high-banked concrete track has always been one of Cindric’s favorites and it showed after the race.

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Volume 2021, Issue 5, Posted 6:42 PM, 05.15.2021

Truex Wins Darlington in Dominating Fashion

DARLINGTON, SC – RIS – You might say that it was Martin Truex, Jr.’s day in the Goodyear 400 NASCAR Cup race on Sunday.  If you did say it, you would be correct.  Truex led 248 of 293 laps and the last 105 in totally dominating fashion.  He first took the lead on Lap 22 and only gave it up during pit stops or cautions.  Kyle Larson cut into Truex’s often large lead over the final 30 laps, coming as close as two car-lengths down the stretch. But the Joe Gibbs Racing driver held him off for his second victory of the season.

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Volume 2021, Issue 5, Posted 8:28 PM, 05.09.2021

Allgaier Takes Darlington in Good Humor

(DARLINGTON, SC – MAY 8, 2021 – RIS) Justin Allgaier was in a good humor as he left Darlington Raceway following the Steakhouse Elite 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race, appropriately so, because the winner's Jr Motorsports car carried a Dale Earnhardt Sr Good Humor throwback paint scheme and his driver's suit resembled a Good Humor man's white suit and bow tie.

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Volume 2021, Issue 5, Posted 5:10 PM, 05.08.2021

Sheldon Creed Avoids the carnage and Wins Darlington Truck Race

DARLINGTON, SC – RIS – Sheldon Creed passed Ben Rhodes during a three-lap shootout and held on to win a NASCAR Camping World truck race at Darlington Raceway on Friday night. In what became a crash fest, the reigning champion showed what he had late and came away with the trophy. It was the first win of the season since winning the championship at Phoenix last year.
He wasn’t much of a factor until the final laps as crashes — including a 17-car pileup with 30 laps left — knocked out several stronger cars including points leader John Hunter Nemechek.

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Volume 2021, Issue 5, Posted 11:38 PM, 05.07.2021

NASCAR Next Gen Cars Unveiled

(CHARLOTTE, NC – MAY 5, 2021 – RIS) Some people will not be pleased, but the new NASCAR Next Gen series of cars got unveiled today by all three manufacturers in Cup Series competition. Multiple changes are coming in nearly all aspects of the cars, from suspension and gearbox to the body and brakes.

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Volume 2021, Issue 5, Posted 10:15 PM, 05.05.2021

Kyle Busch Sweeps Kansas with Cup Win

KANSAS CITY, KS – RIS – Kyle Busch did the sweep at Kansas Speedway this weekend.  After winning the NASCAR Camping World truck race on Saturday, He came back on Sunday with a stage win and a victory in the NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday in a wild finish that saw Kyle Larson make a mistake and finish out of the top ten finishers.  Maybe it was the fact that it was Busch’s birthday. 

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Volume 2021, Issue 5, Posted 8:38 PM, 05.02.2021

Kyle Busch Wins Two Overtime Truck Race at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, KS- RIS – Kyle Busch won another truck race.  It’s not surprising, but he had to fight for it this time with strong competition from his teammate John Hunter Nemechek Ross Chastain, and others. Busch seemed to have his 61st NASCAR Camping World truck race in the bag in regulation, but Jenifer Jo Cobb’s truck stalled near pit road, setting up an overtime finish. Busch didn’t get going at the start of overtime and when another caution came out, he found himself in fourth place for the second overtime after several trucks passed him because of the slow start.  This time he stayed high and passed the three trucks ahead of him and won the Saturday race at Kansas Speedway.

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Volume 2021, Issue 5, Posted 10:21 PM, 05.01.2021

Keselowski Wins Talladega Cup Race on Late Pass

TALLADEGA, AL – RIS – In what looked like a carbon copy of the last lap of the Daytona 500, Brad Keselowski didn’t tangle with a teammate this time.  He made a clean pass of Matt DiBenedetto and went on to win the NASCAR Cup Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday. Keselowski is the ninth driver to win through 10 NASCAR Cup races this season and avenged the embarrassing Team Penske gaffe in the season-opening Daytona 500 when he and teammate Joey Logano triggered a last-lap crash as Keselowski tried to pass Logano for the victory. Keselowski led just one lap, the last one, in a race that featured 35 lead changes among 27 drivers

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Volume 2021, Issue 4, Posted 7:34 PM, 04.25.2021

Jeb Burtron Gets His First Xfinity Win at Talladega

TALLADEGA, AL – RIS – The rain held off in Talladega until the end.  With a few laps to go, it started raining much harder.  It rained so much that the race couldn’t be finished with the daylight left (Talladega has no lights).  Whoever was in first place was going to win.  That winner was Jeb Burton.  Burton got his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory Saturday Burton got his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory Saturday when heavy rain halted the action with 23 laps left, securing his first high level win since a truck race in 2013. Burton got his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory Saturday when heavy rain halted the action with 23 laps left, securing his first high level win since a truck race in 2013.

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Volume 2021, Issue 4, Posted 8:20 PM, 04.24.2021

Bowman Steals Richmond Cup Race Win on Sunday

RICHMOND, VA – RIS - Alex Bowman took the lead with 10 laps to go and went on to win the NASCAR Cup Toyota Owners 400 race at Richmond.  The race had been dominated by three drivers – Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex, Jr., and Joey Logano until a caution came out late in the race.  A good pit stop put him in a position to pass Logano and Hamlin and charge on to the victory.

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Volume 2021, Issue 4, Posted 7:43 PM, 04.18.2021

Series Leader John Hunter Nemechek Beats Boss in Richmond Truck Race

RICHMOND, VA – RIS – John Hunter Nemechek passed teammate Chandler Smith with 17 laps to go and outran team owner Kyle Busch to win the NASCAR Truck Series race at Richmond Raceway on Saturday.  Nemechek, the series point leader, gave Kyle Busch Motorsports its fourth consecutive victory in the series but deprived Busch of a victory at the only track where he hasn't won in the Truck Series. Busch also was trying to become the only driver to win in all three of NASCAR's top series on the 0.75-mile, D-shaped oval.

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Volume 2021, Issue 4, Posted 5:25 PM, 04.17.2021