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Brad Keselowski & Bubba Wallace Crew Chiefs Fined After Daytona

Brad Keselowski at Daytona

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Jeremy Bullins, crew chief for the Brad Keselowski‘s No. 2, and Mike Wheeler, crew chief for Bubba Wallace‘s No. 23, were both fined $10,000 due to their cars failing post-race inspection last weekend, NASCAR announced Feb. 16. The teams were found in violation of section 10.9.10.4 of the rule book., which deals with lugnuts not …

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Jett Noland Running 6 Races for Niece Motorsports

James Buescher during Qualifying for the NextEra Energy 250, 2/12/2021

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Jett Noland will run six races for Niece Motorsports in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2021, Niece announced Feb. 16. Noland, who was originally scheduled to debut with the team in 2020 before COVID-19 derailed plans, will drive the No. 44 beginning at this weekend’s event at the Daytona International Speedway road course. …

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After Winning Stage 1, Brandon Jones Wrecks Out at Daytona

Brandon Jones wrecks at Daytona

#19: Brandon Jones, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Supra Menards/Jeld-Wen

A wreck at the end of stage two in the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ season opener at Daytona International Speedway Saturday (Feb. 13) took out multiple drivers, including frontrunner Brandon Jones. After winning stage one, Jones was in a strong position to gain additional stage points, leading three laps on the afternoon. But Jones’ top-10 run, …

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Kyle Busch Squeaks by for Clash Victory as Leaders Crash

#18: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry M&M's

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The Busch Clash provided an exciting start to Speedweeks, as a last-lap pass solidified a win for Kyle Busch. The 2012 Clash winner started from the 16th position and led only one lap en route to his second win in the exhibition event. Following contact between Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney, Busch passed the pair …

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James Buescher Driving for Niece Motorsports at Daytona

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James Buescher returns to Daytona International Speedway this weekend, piloting the No. 44 truck for Niece Motorsports, Niece announced Feb. 9. Buescher will be sponsored by GR Energy Services and FHE. He has one top 10 at Daytona in 2011 in the series, leading 55 of the 103 laps. He has also started top five …

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2021 NASCAR Preseason Power Rankings, No. 9: Alex Bowman

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A Look Back Alex Bowman started the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season on the front row of the Daytona 500 for the third straight year and hoped for at least a top-10 finish. Unfortunately, Bowman was involved in the Big One and finished 24th. But it didn’t take long for him to  break through, scoring …

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2021 NASCAR Preseason Power Rankings, No. 21: Ross Chastain

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Ross Chastain may not be a household name in the NASCAR Cup Series, but Chastain has secured a full-time, competitive ride for the 2021 season in the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing car. Even though it was not easy, Chastain showed his grit by racing up the racing ladder. A Look Back After winning in …

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Josh Bilicki Running Full-Time for Rick Ware Racing in 2021

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Rick Ware Racing announced today (Jan. 19) that Josh Bilicki will be the team’s full-time driver for the 2021 NASCAR season. Bilicki, who made his debut with Rick Ware Racing in 2017, will return to the NASAR Cup Series in the No. 52 car. In 2020, Bilicki made 34 NASCAR starts between the top three …

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