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Kyle Busch, Ty Gibbs to Be Sponsored By Interstate Batteries in 2022

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Interstate Batteries is continuing its partnership with Joe Gibbs Racing in a multi year agreement starting in 2022, sponsoring Kyle Busch in the NASCAR Cup Series and Ty Gibbs in the Xfinity Series, the team announced Friday (Oct. 15). The company will be aboard Busch’s No. 18 for six events and Ty Gibbs’ car in …

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Eyes On Xfinity: Ty Gibbs vs. Sam Mayer is the Next Great Rivalry

Ty Gibbs smiling at 2021 Michigan NASCAR Xfinity race, holding a Monster drink, Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Rivalries. They’re what puts the ‘fan’ in fanatic. Two drivers who absolutely check the box of NASCAR’s next great rivalry? None other than Ty Gibbs and Sam Mayer, a pair of drivers who have followed a very similar career path over the past five or six years. Rivalries are fierce for the NASCAR fan base. …

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Xfinity Breakdown: AJ Allmendinger Makes it a ROVAL Trifecta in Drive for the Cure 250

AJ Allmendinger celebrates his win in the 2021 Drive for the Cure 250. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

He may not have set the pace prior to the final stage, but in the end, the result for AJ Allmendinger was a familiar one on a road course.: a victory.   Allmendinger moved into the lead with 20 laps remaining, then survived overtime to win a NASCAR Xfinity Series record sixth race on a road …

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Analyzing What We Know About ARCA’s Silly Season

2021 ARCA Bristol Ty Gibbs, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, and Sammy Smith, No. 81 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, Burnouts (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

SALEM, Ind. — With only one race left in this ARCA Menards Series season, drivers and teams are looking ahead to 2022. In ARCA silly season, there are a few known pairings, still many questions, and those hopeful of running a full-time schedule. Ty Gibbs essentially has won the ARCA championship this year, and he …

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Surprise, Surprise: Ty Gibbs Wins 2021 Sioux Chief PowerPex 200 ARCA Pole at Salem

2021 Richmond II NXS Ty gibbs NKP

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For the 10th time in the 2021 season, Ty Gibbs will start from the pole for an ARCA Menards Series race, topping a field of 18 cars at the Salem Speedway in Indiana for Saturday night’s Sioux Chief PowerPex 200. Gibbs will share the front row with Taylor Gray. Current series runner-up Corey Heim, the …

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ARCA Preview: 2021 Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 at Salem

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(Photo: Jay Alley)

One championship down, two to go for Joe Gibbs Racing in 2021 ARCA competition. Sammy Smith won the ARCA Menards East Series championship at Bristol Motor Speedway over Daniel Dye two weeks ago. All that’s left for the Gibbs organization to do is to win the Sioux Chief Showdown this weekend at Salem Speedway and …

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Did You Notice?: Winless NASCAR Drivers Seeking Talladega Breakthrough

David Ragan celebrates his victory at Talladega Superspeedway with Front Row Motorsports in 2013. (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Autostock)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Autostock

Did You Notice? … Talladega Superspeedway has always been labeled the best track for winless NASCAR drivers to pull an upset? The 2.66-mile oval has a history of pulling off one-hit wonders, from Richard Brickhouse winning his first and only NASCAR Cup Series race there in 1969 to Ron Bouchard pulling off this three-wide thriller in …

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4 Burning Questions: Rookie Report Card

Chase Briscoe at Charlotte, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

How have the two NASCAR Cup Series rookies performed? Now that all three NASCAR national touring series have headed into the playoffs, it’s a good time to take a look at the rookies in each series and how they did this season, especially with just two of them actually in the playoffs. Unlike traditional classes, …

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Austin Cindric Starting from Xfinity Pole at Las Vegas

#22: Austin Cindric, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Menards/Richmond, NASCAR Xfinity race at Martinsville

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It’s time for the 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs and Austin Cindric will lead the field to green in their debut at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Cindric earned the pole position after coming home second following a tight battle with AJ Allmendinger at the end of last week’s race (Sept. 17) at Bristol Motor Speedway. …

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