Kyle Busch Gets Birthday Present with a Win

Kyle Busch gets a birthday present with a win at Kansas Speedway in Buschy McBusch Race 400 on Sunday after winning the Truck Series Saturday.

Kyle Busch gets a birthday present with a win at Kansas Speedway in Buschy McBusch Race 400 on Sunday after winning the Truck Series Saturday.

Perhaps it was birthday fate. When the name of the race is the Buschy McBusch Race 400, your name is Kyle Busch and it’s your 36th birthday – you have to figure there’s some serious racing juju in your favor. And Busch took advantage of it.

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Alex Bowman Denies Denny Hamlin a Richmond Win

Alex Bowman denies Denny Hamlin a Richmond win in the NASCAR Cup Series, Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway on Sunday.

Alex Bowman denies Denny Hamlin a Richmond win in the NASCAR Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway on Sunday.

Richmond Raceway brings a wrap to the NASCAR Cup Series short track stretch. Richmond is always a tough track even for the best teams in the Cup Series. The 0.75-mile track causes a lot of inconsistencies for teams and drivers. One difference is that the spring race is typically in the afternoon, whereas the fall race is at night. The different times of the season and the time of the day forces drivers to adapt to a change in track temperature, which brings a change in grip level. Every race is a different story at Richmond Raceway. 

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Alex Bowman Steals a Richmond Win from a Dominant Hamlin

Alex Bowman steals a Richmond win from a dominan Denny Hamlin in the NASCAR Cup Series, Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway on Sunday.

Alex Bowman steals a Richmond win from a dominant Denny Hamlin in the NASCAR Cup Series, Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway on Sunday.

An emotional Alex Bowman, could only shake his head and give kudos to the crew of his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet following a dramatic victory over Denny Hamlin on Sunday in the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway.

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On the Hot Seat: Alex Bowman

'On the Hot Seat: Alex Bowman' is the third part in a series of articles that examine drivers who may be in a different spot next season. 

On the Hot Seat: Alex Bowman’ is the third part in a series of articles that examine drivers who may be in a different spot next season.  Their situation may be due to contract prospects, developments in the sport, or evolving interests.

The 2021 season marks the fourth full-time year that Alex Bowman is driving for Hendrick Motorsports. His NASCAR Cup career began in 2014 as a driver for BK Racing. He then went to Tommy Baldwin Racing for the 2015 season.  Bowman’s big break came in 2016 when Hendrick Motorsports needed a driver to share the seat of the No. 88 with Jeff Gordon.

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Chase Elliott: No Guarantee in the Championship Chase

Chase Elliott knows, there is no guarantee in the Championship Chase for the NASCAR Cup Series title this year nor beyond this season.

Every driver dreams of racing at Daytona International Speedway. In the NASCAR Cup Series, winning the Daytona 500 is at the top of their wish list. But some want more, and look beyond just being in or winning a single race. Competitive drivers want to be at the top level; they want to be one of the best. The quest to be one of the best means hoisting the Cup Series trophy at least once in their career.

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