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AJ Allmendinger Holds Pole for Xfinity Race at Daytona

AJ Allmendinger folding his arms before Michigan NASCAR Xfinity race, NKP

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AJ Allmendinger is on the pole for Friday’s (Aug. 27) NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway. The Michigan International Speedway winner is looking to go back-to-back and earn his first Xfinity victory at Daytona. Noah Gragson will join Allmendinger on the front row while Brandon Jones slots in third. Gragson’s JR Motorsports teammate …

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Kyle Larson Starts on Cup Pole at Daytona

Kyle Larson during the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway, 8/22/2021 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Cup Series’ regular season finale is this weekend and Kyle Larson will lead the field to green at Daytona International Speedway. The points leader placed third at Michigan International Speedway last Sunday, helping him secure the pole position for Saturday night’s (Aug. 25) race. His Hendrick Motorsports teammate William Byron will start alongside …

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5 Points to Ponder: RCR Drivers Cold, All Series’ Title Races Heat Up

AJ Allmendinger and Austin Cindric lead NASCAR Xfinity field at Michigan NKP

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1. Richard Childress Racing didn’t capitalize on NASCAR Cup Series playoff opportunity RCR didn’t come out of Michigan International Speedway very well. Austin Dillon had arguably the best car he’s had all season and looked to be a contender for the win if he stayed on track. Unfortunately, his day ended right after taking the …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2021 FireKeepers Casino 400

Kevin Harvick at New Hampshire NASCAR Cup race, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Cup Series head to the Irish Hills of Michigan this week for the next-to-last race in the regular season. Let’s get your daily fantasy NASCAR DraftKings lineups set for Sunday’s (Aug. 22) race at Michigan International Speedway. The summer stretch of road races is done and it’s time for Cup teams to head …

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Corey LaJoie Out at Michigan Due to COVID-19 Protocols, Josh Berry Subbing

2021 Charlotte Cup Corey LaJoie car NKP

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Corey LaJoie will not compete in this week’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway due to COVID-19 protocols, Spire Motorsports announced Thursday, Aug. 19. Josh Berry will substitute for LaJoie in the No. 7 Chevrolet on Sunday. Berry is also driving for Michael Annett in Saturday’s Xfinity Series event while Annett recovers from …

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Martin Truex Jr., Auto-Owners Insurance Extend Partnership

2021 Kansas I Cup Martin Truex Jr car NKP

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Auto-Owners Insurance will continue to sponsor Martin Truex Jr. through at least next season in the NASCAR Cup Series, Joe Gibbs Racing announced Aug. 19. It first partnered with Truex in July 2016 and teamed up with JGR starting in 2019. Truex drove the No. 19 Auto-Owners car to several victories, including two in 2019 …

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IndyCar Going Back to Iowa for Doubleheader in 2022

2020 Iowa IndyCar 250s

Josef Newgarden wins 2020 Iowa IndyCar 250s Race 2. (Photo Credit: Chris Jones/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The NTT IndyCar Series is going back to Iowa Speedway starting next season, it announced Thursday, Aug. 19. The track will host a doubleheader weekend in July 2022 with sponsorship from Hy-Vee in a multiyear agreement. IndyCar has run 15 events at Iowa since 2007 but was left off the schedule this year. The racetrack …

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Josh Berry to Be Sponsored By Harrison’s for 8 Races in 2022

2021 Loudon NXS Josh Berry smile NKP

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Another partner has teamed up with Josh Berry for the 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. Harrison’s will be aboard the No. 8 car for eight races next year, JR Motorsports announced Aug. 19. The news comes after it was revealed earlier in the week that Tire Pros would join Berry for nine events in his …

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Entry List: Toyota 200 Presented By CK Power at Gateway

Trucks pack racing at Gateway

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ first race of the playoffs begin this weekend at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. There are 41 trucks entered for the race but Clay Greenfield is excluded by owner’s points. Josh Berry, who will run for JR Motorsports full time in the Xfinity Series next year, will drive …

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