NASCAR officials released the 2021 Cup Series schedule Wednesday, introducing three new tracks, expanding to six road courses and placing a dirt-track race on the calendar for the first time in more than 50 years.
Next year’s Cup Series remains at 36 point-paying races, starting as it did this year with the season-opening Daytona 500 (Feb. 14)…Continue
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According to a copy of the 2021 Cup Schedule obtained by Motorsport.com, with a majority of the dates independently confirmed, the Cup Series will see more road racing, less races on intermediate tracks and its first race since 1970 on dirt.
The copy of the schedule obtained is the most recent distributed but is not final.
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Knaus, 49, has won 82 races atop the pit box and seven championships including a record five in succession. His driver has also made the Cup Series playoffs every year the system has been in place since 2004, doing so with Jimmie Johnson and later William…Continue
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The result is a $100,000 fine and the loss of ten hours of 2021 Wind Tunnel testing time. NASCAR reports that HMS went over the allotted time by less than an hour.
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Later Monday morning, CGR confirmed Chastain's hire to drive the No. 42 Chevrolet in the 2021 season.
“Ross has been a part of this organization for a few years now, and I am happy to announce him…Continue
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Wallace has signed a multi-year deal to be the team’s driver.
“Starting a race team has been something that Michael and I have talked about while playing golf together over the…Continue
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Over the final 50 of 500 laps, Harvick and Busch played a game of cat-and-mouse for the lead. Busch used lapped traffic to grab the lead on Lap 459 only to see Harvick reclaim the top spot with 31 laps to go, using Joey…Continue
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NASCAR and Camping World announced Tuesday that after leveraging the series entitlement position to support the launch of the Gander RV & Outdoors brand, Camping World will transition back as the series partner beginning in 2021 – marking the return of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
“The transition back to the NASCAR Camping World Truck…Continue
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Keselowski and most of the field utilized a two-stop pit strategy during the final stage, went green the entire way. He ended up taking the checkered flag nearly 2.6 second ahead of Martin Truex…Continue
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Enfinger got back on the lead-lap and gradually worked his way back to the front, eventually passing teammate Crafton with seven laps to go, closing the regular…Continue
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2020 has been his strongest year yet with one top five and five top-tens, but speculation has been swirling about his future prospects for some time. His best result came in the 2018 Daytona 500 where he finished second.…Continue
But following the 2020 season, he will take on a new challenge in the NTT IndyCar Series. He will team up with Chip Ganassi Racing to "officially explore the possibility…Continue
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Two improperly secured lug nuts results in Busch’s crew chief, Adam Stevens, and Bowyer’s crew chief, Johnny Klausmeier, are suspended from Saturday night’s race at…Continue
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Currently, there are just three short tracks on the Cup Series schedule: Bristol Motor Speedway, Martinsville Raceway and Richmond Raceway.
The ambitious plan would take place following the 2021 spring race with the goal of having the new track ready for the 2022 season, thus transforming one of NASCAR's largest tracks into a Martinsville…Continue
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Two laps later, Truex was forced to pit under green with a flat tire from the contact and Elliott’s damaged No. 9 Chevrolet began falling through the field, allowing Harvick to…Continue
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Chastain had remained out front until Hamlin passed him in Turn 3 with one to go. As Hamlin came up in front of Chastain to clear him, Chastain got in the Hamlin’s…Continue
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Greg Zipadelli, Stewart-Haas Racing’s vice president of competition, said Monday he anticipated the organization keeping its four-driver lineup intact for…Continue
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Hendrick Motorsports announced Tuesday that Byron had signed a two-year contract extension that will keep him in the team’s No. 24 Chevrolet through at least the 2022 season. Byron’s extension was signed on Aug. 8.
Saturday night’s victory at Daytona International Speedway locked Byron, 22, into this season’s playoffs, which open Sunday night…Continue
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Chase Elliott won the Busch Pole Award for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs opener at Darlington Raceway (6 p.m. ET on NBCSN/NBC Sports App, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). The Cook Out Southern 500 is a crown-jewel event and will highlight throwback weekend.
The lineup was determined using NASCAR’s new competition-based…Continue
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