Kyle Larson scores a spot in the Championship Four in the NASCAR Cup Series Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Only three more races remained before the Championship Four event at Phoenix Raceway. Texas Motor Speedway was the host for the first race in the Round of 8 in the NASCAR Cup Series. The race gave playoff contenders a challenge as Texas Motor Speedway is trickier than what most people think. The track features a slick surface that makes drivers tiptoe around the corners. Also, there are different degrees of banking on opposite ends of the racetrack. One driver was up for the challenge.
Kyle Larson races to victory at the Charlotte Roval in the NASCAR Cup Series Bank of America Roval 400 on Sunday afternoon.
The elimination race for the Round of 12 took place at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval. This race is known to have dramatic and historic happenings that create unimaginable developments in the playoffs each year. There are always a few drivers that appear ready to advance to the next round. However, by the end of the race, they find themselves looking in from the outside.
Martin Truex Jr edges Denny Hamlin for a playoff victory in the NASCAR Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway on Saturday.
Richmond Raceway was the battleground for the second race in the opening round of the 2021 Cup Series playoffs. Some short-track action just to add some drama in the early rounds. The racing at Richmond Raceway has provided dramatic moments that have ended the championship hopes of many teams. However, it is a great place to try to steal a win and advance if a driver plays his cards right.
Ryan Blaney holds off contenders for a Daytona victory in the NASCAR Cup Series season finale, the Coke Zero Sugar 400 on Sunday afternoon.
Daytona International Speedway was the venue for the 2021 regular-season finale. One final playoff spot was open with several teams looking to seal their fate on the superspeedway. This cut-off race has become more intense and unsettling for teams that are riding the line of playoff berth or elimination. A superspeedway race is an equal opportunity for teams to win a race on luck or lose after being involved in an inevitable wreck.
Ryan Blaney upsets the field at Michigan International Speedway in the NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 on Sunday.
With two races left in the regular season, the NASCAR Cup Series race in the Irish Hills of southern Michigan at Michigan International Speedway is always an entertaining place to catch the action. A two-mile oval with fast speeds and multiple lanes provides three-wide and often four-wide racing. With a trip to the playoffs on the line for some drivers, the action is not to be missed.