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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

NASCAR announces 2021 All-Star Race format

NASCAR joined Texas Motor Speedway officials Wednesday in announcing the format for the 2021 NASCAR All-Star Race, unveiling a six-round, 100-lap bout for the Fort Worth track’s first hosting of the annual invitational event.

The procedures for the June 13 non-points exhibition (8 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) were first…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on April 28, 2021 at 9:11pm — No Comments

Kaulig Racing plans full-time Cup Series effort in 2022

Team owner Matt Kaulig said his organization will enter the NASCAR Cup Series full-time next season, fielding “at least one car” in the sport’s top division.

Kaulig, who made the remarks in a Wednesday morning appearance on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, currently owns three full-time Xfinity Series teams for drivers AJ Allmendinger, Jeb Burton and…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on April 28, 2021 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Keselowski uses last-lap pass in OT for sixth Talladega win

On the final lap of overtime, Keselowski and Matt DiBenedetto were racing for the win when DiBenedetto went to the high side to block and Keselowski went low.

With a shove from Michael McDowell, Keselowski cleared DiBenedetto and held on to the checkered flag to earn his first win of the season and sixth career victory at Talladega (Ala.)…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on April 25, 2021 at 7:33pm — No Comments

Jeb Burton wins rain-shortened Xfinity race at Talladega

Jeb Burton had spent much of Saturday’s race swapping the lead with Austin Cindric and he remained out front during a caution on Lap 85 for a multi-car wreck on the backstretch.

Just as the race was set to resume on Lap 90 of the scheduled 113 laps, heavy rain erupted all over the track. With no lights, there was no time to dry the track even…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on April 24, 2021 at 8:00pm — No Comments

NASCAR nixes Jennifer Jo Cobb's planned Cup Series debut

On Monday, NASCAR confirmed that Cob has not been approved to compete on superspeedway tracks in the Cup Series thus would not be making her planned debut in Rick Ware Racing’s No. 15 Chevrolet.

While Cobb, 47, has made a combined 247 starts in the Xfinity and Truck series, a NASCAR spokesman told Motorsport.com that Cobb is only…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on April 19, 2021 at 10:35pm — No Comments

Alex Bowman steals the show with win over Hamlin at Richmond

On a restart with 10 of 400 laps remaining Sunday at Richmond (Va.) Raceway, Bowman – who had not led a lap in the race up to that point – navigated around leader Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano to take the lead.

He had little trouble from that point hanging on for the win, finishing .381 seconds ahead of Hamlin to the victory in the ToyotaOwners…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on April 18, 2021 at 7:22pm — No Comments

Truex bests Hamlin to win rain-delayed Martinsville Cup race

Only 42 of 500 laps were completed Saturday night before the remainder of the Cup race was postponed until Sunday afternoon.

But a late-race red-flag for a multi-car wreck pushed the race into the night and it was then that Truex’s No. 19 Toyota came to life.

Truex ran down his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on April 11, 2021 at 8:46pm — No Comments

NASCAR to test rain tires at Martinsville Speedway

Kyle Larson will pilot the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet and Chris Buescher will pilot the No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford on a dampened track.

NASCAR first used rain tires in an official national series event back in 2008 at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve road course in Montreal. Cup cars utilized rain…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on April 1, 2021 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Logano holds off Stenhouse in OT for Bristol Dirt Track win

On the restart, Hamlin went high in Turns 1 and 2 hoping to gain momentum for a pass for the lead but couldn’t make any progress. Martin Truex Jr., who was running third, also drifted high but with a flat tire that sent him falling back through the field.

That left Ricky Stenhouse Jr. as Logano’s only serious…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on March 29, 2021 at 8:04pm — No Comments

Ryan Blaney passes Larson late, captures Atlanta Cup win

Larson took both stage victories and led a race-high 269 of 325 laps but a 56-lap run on tires at Atlanta Motor Speedway is pushing their limits and as the laps wound down, Blaney’s No. 12 Ford appeared to gain ground quickly.

With eight laps remaining and as Larson and Blaney both approached the lapped car of Joey Logano, Blaney dove to the…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on March 21, 2021 at 7:39pm — No Comments

Kyle Busch dominant in NASCAR Truck win at Atlanta

Busch dominated Saturday’s Fr8 Auctions 200, leading 102 of the 130 laps and cruised to victory over Austin Hill by more than 4 seconds to win the Truck Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

The only thing Busch didn’t do was collect the stage wins – his teammate John Hunter Nemechek passed on the final lap of the first two stages to collect…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on March 20, 2021 at 6:18pm — No Comments

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