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Brandon Gdovic Returning to Sam Hunt Racing for Limited 2021 Schedule

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Sam Hunt Racing has had a busy week. On the heels of Santino Ferrucci announcing he’d be joining the team for a part-time schedule this season after leaving IndyCar, it was revealed Jan. 12 that Brandon Gdovic will return to the Toyota-backed NASCAR Xfinity Series organization for a limited schedule in 2021. Gdovic scored a …

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2020 Top NASCAR Storylines: Team Ownership Gets Makeover for 2021 & Beyond

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The makeup of NASCAR ownership will look about as different as any year in recent memory come February. Michael Jordan is the shiny new addition to the fraternity of Cup Series owners (along with his partner Denny Hamlin), but joining His Airness are former Cup drivers Justin Marks (Trackhouse Racing Team) and Matt Tifft (Live …

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Fire on Fridays: How Will Success Be Judged in This Era of NASCAR?

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The era of a good points day is officially over. Has been for awhile now. Points do matter. After all, if Kevin Harvick gains more than the one stage point at Texas Motor Speedway and Martinsville Speedway than he did, odds are he’s Championship 4 bound in the NASCAR Cup Series this year. But he didn’t, …

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Noah Gragson Misses Championship 4: ‘Definitely a Bummer’

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The Round of 8 may wind up being “what could have been” for Noah Gragson. Despite scoring his 16th top five and 24th top-10 finish, both career highs in his Xfinity Series career, he fell short of advancing to the Championship 4 for the second year in a row. But that goal not being met …

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Harrison Burton Wins at Martinsville as Xfinity Championship 4 Field is Set

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New week, new track, same result for Harrison Burton. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver earned his fourth victory of the season in the series’ return to Martinsville Speedway, the first time the Xfinity Series has competed at The Paperclip since 2006. "What's up dad? That was pretty awesome." Another cool father-son moment between @HBurtonRacing and …

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Josh Williams Returning to DGM Racing in 2021

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As his best career season in Xfinity Series competition comes to a close, Josh Williams now has his plans for next year set in stone. The Port Charlotte, Florida native will return to the No. 92 DGM Racing Chevrolet in 2021, the team announced on Saturday. ??BREAKING NEWS?? We’re proud to announce #DriverOfThe92, @Josh6williams, will …

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ThorSport’s Matt Crafton, Ben Rhodes Just Miss Out on Championship 4

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A second and fifth place run wasn’t enough for the ThorSport Racing duo of Ben Rhodes and Matt Crafton to advance to the Championship 4. Their teammate’s victory saw Rhodes and Crafton fall short of advancing to contend for a title in Phoenix, while Grant Enfinger‘s fourth checkered flag of the year vaulted him into …

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Mason Diaz Joining Sam Hunt Racing for Final 2 Races of Season

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Fresh off his runner-up result at Kern County Raceway Park in the ARCA Menards Series West, Mason Diaz will pilot the No. 26 Toyota for Sam Hunt Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for the final two races of the season at Martinsville Speedway and Phoenix Raceway, the team announced Oct. 26. “This is a …

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Fire on Fridays: 5 Potential 2022 Landing Spots for Matt DiBenedetto

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With Wood Brothers Racing’s NASCAR Cup Series plans set through the 2022 season, drivers Austin Cindric and Matt DiBenedetto have their immediate future set in stone. DiBenedetto will return to the No. 21 Ford for the Woods next season, with Cindric taking over the ride full time in 2022. That leaves fan favorite DiBenedetto jobless …

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Fire on Fridays: 2021 Cup Schedule Shakeup Is a (Mostly) Very Good Thing

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Wednesday was a big, big day for NASCAR. I wrote in June that change is a beautiful thing, symbolizing the ideologies trickling down from NASCAR brass more than tangible alterations to the cars, package, schedule, etc. But once the full schedule for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season was officially unveiled, a gargantuan change was …

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