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Bob Keselowski Dead at 70

Brad and Bob Keselowski Brian Czobat

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Bob Keselowski, 1989 ARCA Menards Series champion and father to NASCAR Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski, died Dec. 22. He was 70. A cause of death was not revealed. Brian Keselowski posted on Twitter last week that Bob battled cancer that past two years. “My dad will always be my hero,” Brad Keselowski said in …

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2021 NASCAR Top Storylines: New Track, Who Dis?

2021 Nashville Cup Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing pack racing NKP

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This time last year I anxiously awaited the 2021 NASCAR season and looked forward to the new racetracks that were set to run, including the Bristol Motor Speedway dirt track, Circuit of the Americas and Nashville Superspeedway. I also was unsure of how the COVID-19 pandemic might affect things, as Auto Club Speedway was already …

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Riley Herbst, Monster Energy Staying With Stewart-Haas in Xfinity in 2022

Riley Herbst smiling at Nashville Superspeedway NASCAR Xfinity NKP

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Riley Herbst will continue to pilot the No. 98 car in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Stewart-Haas Racing announced Nov. 15. Monster Energy will also stay on as a partner. Herbst finished his second full-time Xfinity season and first with SHR, earning five top fives and 13 top 10s in 2021. He ended the year 11th …

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David Starr, Carl Long & Other MBM Team Members Contract COVID-19

David Starr No. 66 MBM Motorsports NKP

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Motorsports Business Management team owner Carl Long, driver David Starr and seven other team members contracted COVID-19 after last weekend’s NASCAR races at Phoenix Raceway, Long said on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Nov. 13. “We did finish the race out at Phoenix, but myself and eight of my team members contracted (COVID-19) on the way back,” …

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Tanner Gray Adds Jerry Baxter as Truck Crew Chief at David Gilliland Racing

Tanner Gray NO. 15 David Gilliland Racing truck

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Jerry Baxter will be Tanner Gray’s crew chief next year in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, David Gilliland Racing announced Nov. 11. Baxter returns to the Truck Series after spending the last two years in the Cup Series with Richard Petty Motorsports. Erik Jones earned six top 10s under Baxter in 2021. Dave Elenz …

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Ben Rhodes, Matt Crafton Staying With ThorSport in 2022

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2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Ben Rhodes and ThorSport Racing teammate Matt Crafton will remain with the team next year, Allison Thorson said on SiriusXM NASCAR radio per a tweet from Alan Cavanna. Rhodes secured the championship after passing Zane Smith within the final 10 laps at Phoenix Raceway last weekend. He earned …

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Dave Elenz to Be Erik Jones’ Crew Chief in Cup in 2022

Erik Jones racing at Martinsville Speedway, October, 2021. Photo: NKP

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Dave Elenz will be Erik Jones’ crew chief in the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season, Richard Petty Motorsports announced Wednesday (Nov. 10). Elenz will make the leap to Cup after standing atop the pit box in the Xfinity Series since 2015. He replaces Jerry Baxter who spent the past two years with RPM (Bubba Wallace …

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Kyle Kirkwood Joins AJ Foyt Racing for 2022 IndyCar Season

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Kyle Kirkwood is joining AJ Foyt Racing next season in the NTT IndyCar Series, the team announced Nov. 10. Kirkwood will pilot the No. 14 Chevrolet vacated by Sebastian Bourdais. Bourdais is switching to IMSA full time next year for Chip Ganassi Racing. The Florida native won the 2021 Indy Lights championship with Andretti Autosport …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Championship Race at Phoenix

Popular NASCAR DraftKings pick Chase Elliott poses by his race car at Kansas Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

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It all comes down to this. Four NASCAR Cup Series drivers will race for the 2021 championship at Phoenix Raceway on Sunday, Nov. 7. Let’s get your daily fantasy NASCAR DraftKings lineups set for the final time in 2021. Kyle Larson, Martin Truex Jr., Chase Elliott and Denny Hamlin are the playoff drivers eligible to …

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