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Chase Elliott keeps it in the family with new spotter

After Eddie D‘Hondt‘s indefinite suspension from NASCAR earlier this week, Elliott and the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports team were tasked with a quick-turn find for the open…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on May 29, 2021 at 7:34pm — No Comments

#9 new spotter

After Eddie D’Hondt’s indefinite suspension from NASCAR earlier this week, Elliott and the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports team were tasked with a quick-turn find for the open position in time for the Charlotte Motor Speedway race weekend.

Elliott chose to keep it in the family, picking cousin Trey Poole to fill the role for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 (6 p.m.…

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Added by Eve♥#9 on May 29, 2021 at 3:07pm — 1 Comment

Chase Elliott's NASCAR spotter suspended after arrest

Elliott’s spotter, Eddie D’Hondt, was arrested on May 12 in Catawba County, N.C., after he was served a warrant and arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery of an unborn child and misdemeanor assault of a female.

It remains unclear at this time whether the cases connected to the original arrest of D’Hondt, 62, are still ongoing.…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on May 26, 2021 at 12:49pm — No Comments

Elliott takes rain-shortened win in chaotic COTA race

Elliott and his No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports team short-pit near the beginning of the final stage and were likely to end up two laps short on fuel to make it to the finish.

Fortunately for Elliott, heavy rains brought out the second red-flag of the race and NASCAR called the race complete following the completion of 54 of the scheduled 68…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on May 23, 2021 at 7:02pm — No Comments

Kyle Busch dominates inaugural Xfinity race at COTA

Busch started on the pole, led three times for 35 of the 46 laps and cruised to victory in the Pit Boss 250 by 11.024 seconds over A.J. Allmendinger. No other driver led more than three laps.

The win came in Busch’s first series start of the 2021 season and NASCAR’s first trip to the 3.41-second, 20-turn Circuit of the Americas road…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on May 22, 2021 at 7:28pm — No Comments

Brad Keselowski could become the next owner/driver in NASCAR

Keselowski, 37, has been offered a fulltime Cup series ride with Roush Fenway Racing beginning next season in a deal that would also include part ownership in a renamed team called RFK (Roush-Fenway-Keselowski) Racing, multiple sources with knowledge of the deal have confirmed.

Keselowski would become the driver of the No. 6 Ford, but it…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on May 18, 2021 at 11:56am — No Comments

Paul Menard returns to NASCAR competition at COTA

Menard, who won the 2011 Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, will drive ThorSport Racing’s No. 66 Toyota in Saturday’s Toyota Tundra 225 at COTA.

It will mark Menard’s first start in a NASCAR series since he retired from fulltime competition following the 2019 season.

“I appreciate Duke and…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on May 17, 2021 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Team Penske No. 22 crew chief Paul Wolfe suspended for lug violation at Darlington

NASCAR competition officials handed out a one-race suspension Tuesday to Paul Wolfe, crew chief of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford in the Cup Series, for a lug-nut violation during last weekend’s event at Darlington Raceway.

The No. 22 group was one of five teams — two in the Cup Series and three in Xfinity Series — that were docked for unsecured…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on May 11, 2021 at 6:29pm — No Comments

Martin Truex Jr. blisters the field on way to Darlington win

Truex completed dominated Sunday’s Goodyear 400 at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway, leading a race-high 248 of 293 laps and cruised to a 2.571-second lead over Kyle Larson to secure his third series victory of the season.

No other driver has won more than once through 12 races.

The biggest challenge to Truex came following the final round of…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on May 9, 2021 at 7:59pm — No Comments

Daytona, Darlington, Kansas announce fully open grandstands for upcoming races

Daytona International Speedway, Darlington Raceway and Kansas Speedway announced Friday afternoon that the tracks’ summer and fall races will be held with fully open grandstands.

Creating a safe environment for fans, competitors, employees and the community is the top priority for NASCAR and its tracks. Both entities will continue to work…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on May 7, 2021 at 5:45pm — No Comments

NASCAR 2022 car shapes revealed (Live Video)

NASCAR was originally scheduled to debut the Next Gen car during the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season. However, circumstances beyond their control pushed the rollout to the 2022 season.

Watch the video below of the 2022 NASCAR race car.…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on May 5, 2021 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Dale Earnhardt Jr. to make Xfinity Series start at Richmond on anniversary of 9/11 attacks

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has announced his yearly NASCAR Xfinity Series start will take place at Richmond Raceway in the Go Bowling 250 (Sept. 11 at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

This year’s start will come on the 20th anniversary of the 2001 attacks on Sept. 11, and he will sport a special United for…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on May 4, 2021 at 11:18am — No Comments

Funding issues cut short Raphael Lessard's NASCAR Truck season

Lessard, 19, was scheduled to run the entire 2021 season for GMS in its No. 24 Chevrolet but the team said last weekend’s race at Kansas Speedway will be his last.

A team release cited “unfortunate circumstances” for Lessard’s departure but the driver released a statement later saying lack of funding has forced him to focus on the 2022…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on May 3, 2021 at 6:24pm — No Comments

Kyle Busch tops Kevin Harvick in wild Kansas Cup finish

Busch, who celebrated his 36th birthday on Sunday, led the way on the final restart with two of 267 laps remaining. With the help of push from teammate Martin Truex Jr., Busch got clear of Ryan Blaney and Kyle Larson making contact on the restart.

The race remained green and Busch took the checkered flag at Kansas Speedway as Kevin Harvick…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on May 2, 2021 at 6:56pm — No Comments

Kyle Busch uses three-wide pass to snag Kansas Truck win

Busch lined up fourth heading into the second overtime of Saturday night’s race at Kansas Speedway and had struggled on the previous overtime restart.

Chastain led the way with Austin Hill quickly giving chase but Chastain developed a bad tire-rub and Busch went to the outside and passed both Chastain and Hill exiting Turn 4 with one lap…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on May 1, 2021 at 10:04pm — No Comments

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