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Cole Custer Running COTA Xfinity Race

2021 Homestead Cup Cole Custer NKP

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Cole Custer will make his first start in the NASCAR Xfinity Series since 2019 at the Circuit of the Americas. The 23-year-old NASCAR Cup Series regular will make his return to the second-tier series driving the No. 17 Production Alliance Group Ford Mustang for Rick Ware Racing, the team announced May 11. “I am excited …

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Jonathan Hassler Filling In for Paul Wolfe at Dover

Joey Logano stands by his car at 2021 spring Kansas Cup race Photo: NKP

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Joey Logano‘s crew chief Paul Wolfe will miss this weekend’s Drydene 400 at Dover International Speedway after being suspended by NASCAR for failing to secure two lug nuts on the No. 22 Ford Mustang after last Sunday’s (May 9) Goodyear 400 at Darlington Raceway. According to FOX Sports’ Bob Pockrass, Team Penske veteran and Logano’s …

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NASCAR’s Next-Gen Cars To Be Raced in iRacing Pro Invitational Darlington Event

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Last time, it was youth over experience that headlined the iRacing Pro Invitational Series entry list. This time around, it will be experience meeting the future. Race fans will see the NASCAR Next-Gen race cars take to the virtual track for the first time on May 5, as iRacing has added them into their service. …

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3 Cup Teams Penalized After Kansas, Truck Engineer Reinstated

2021 Kansas I Cup CHris Buescher NKP

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Three teams received penalties following Sunday’s (May 2) NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway, all for lug nut-related issues. Penalties were given to the Nos. 1, 17 and 22 teams of Kurt Busch, Chris Buescher and Joey Logano, respectively, after failing post-race inspection. As a result, crew chiefs Matt McCall, Luke Lambert and Paul …

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Pocono Operating at Full Capacity for NASCAR Weekend

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Pocono Raceway has joined the steadily growing list of race venues that will operate at full seating capacity in 2021. Following Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement that statewide mitigation orders, including those related to event capacity and social distancing, will be lifted starting May 31, 2021, Pocono announced May 4 it will operate at 100% …

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Parker Chase Competing Part Time for Venturini in ARCA

#51: Parker Chase, Kyle Busch Motorsports, Toyota Tundra Vertical Bridge at Daytona road course NKP

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Parker Chase has been added to Venturini Motorsports’ ARCA Menards Series driver lineup for 2021, Venturini announced May 4. Chase, 20, will begin competing in the series on May 29 in the ARCA General Tire 150 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the No. 25 NXTLVL Marine Toyota Camry. He’s also set for starts at Winchester …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Running Richmond Xfinity Race

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. is going to keep his annual one-off Xfinity Series start streak alive in 2021. JR Motorsports announced May 4 that the two-time Xfinity champion and team co-owner will compete once again in a one-off event at Richmond Raceway on Sept. 11 later this season. Unilever will sponsor the effort. The paint scheme …

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Kyle Busch Claims Truck Series Win at Kansas Speedway

2021 Trucks Kansas Kyle Busch Trophy (Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

(Photo: Sean Gardner/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

It was an early birthday weekend present for the soon-to-be 36 year old Kyle Busch. In a familiar sight, the closing laps of Friday’s (May 1) Wise Power 200 at Kansas Speedway saw the Kyle Busch Motorsports duo of Busch and John Hunter Nemechek contending for the win. Then the caution came out. After Jennifer …

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Derrick Lancaster Still in ‘Critical, but Stable’ Condition

Derrick Lancaster and Thad Moffitt race at Talladega ARCA Menards Series Photo NKP

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Four days after being involved in a vicious crash on the backstretch of Talladega Superspeedway, ARCA Menards Series driver Derrick Lancaster remains in “critical, but stable” condition according to an update provided by Fox Sports reporter Bob Pockrass. He has been placed on a ventilator and has since then opened his eyes and is aware …

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