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Alex Albon Back in Formula 1 in 2022, Joins Nicholas Latifi at Williams

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After a year away from competition, Alex Albon will once again  compete in Formula 1, joining Nicholas Latifi at Williams in 2022, the team announced Sept. 8. Albon replaces George Russell, who’s driving for Mercedes next season. Albon currently is a reserve and test driver for Red Bull Racing. He ran two seasons for Toro …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2021 Cook Out Southern 500

Martin Truex Jr. 2021 Darlington 1

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Cup Series begins its 2021 playoff chase with the Round of 16 at Darlington Raceway on Sunday, Sept. 5. Let’s get your daily fantasy NASCAR DraftKings rosters ready for the Cook Out Southern 500. It’s the second year in a row Darlington kicks off the Cup playoffs and boy, 2020’s race did not …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Ricky Stenhouse Jr. or Ryan Preece Race for JTG in 2022?

2021 Las Vegas I Cup Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ryan Preece Kevin Harvick NKP

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It’s September, which is usually a busy time for NASCAR’s silly season. It seems like every week, a little piece of the 2022 puzzle is resolved and this week it was JTG Daugherty Racing’s turn. Former NBA player and JTG Daugherty Racing co-owner Brad Daugherty was on a Zoom press conference with NBC Sports this …

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Callum Ilott Debuting at Portland for Juncos Hollinger

Callum Ilott at the Portuguese Grand Prix, April 2021.

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Callum Ilott will make his first NTT IndyCar Series start for Juncos Hollinger Racing at the Grand Prix of Portland, the team announced Sept. 1. Ilott, a test driver for Ferrari in Formula 1, ran in five Macau Grands Prix and finished fifth in 2016. He’s the first announced driver of JHR, which previously stated …

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Kimi Raikkonen Retiring from Formula 1 at the End of 2021

07 RAIKKONEN Kimi (fin), Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN C41, action during the Formula 1 Grosser Preis Von Osterreich 2021, 2021 Austrian Grand Prix, 9th round of the 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship from July 2 to 4, 2021 on the Red Bull Ring, in Spielberg, Austria - Photo Joao Filipe / DPPI

Photo Joao Filipe / DPPI

Kimi Raikkonen will retire from Formula 1 at the end of 2021, he announced on his Instagram page Wednesday (Sept. 1). Raikkonen competes for Alfa Romeo Racing, first joining the team in 2019. He also drove for Scuderia Ferrari and Lotus F1 Team; he’s amassed 21 victories and 103 podiums across his 19 year career. …

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Entry List: Southern Illinois 100 presented by Lucas Oil

2019 ARCA DuQuoin Pack Racing - Travis Braden, No. 27 RFMS Racing Ford (Credit: Jay Alley/ARCA Racing used with permission)

Photo: Jay Alley/ARCA Racing used with permission

The ARCA Menards Series heads to the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds in Illinois this weekend after a year off. Sixteen drivers will take on the 1-mile dirt track, meaning all will qualify. Landen Lewis will make his second start of the year in the No. 2 of Rev Racing; he earned a seventh-place at the Illinois …

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Oliver Askew Joins RLL Racing for Last 3 IndyCar Events

Oliver Askew

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Oliver Askew will compete for Raphael Letterman Lannigan Racing in the three remaining races of the NTT IndyCar Series season, the team announced Sept. 1. It’s the third team he’ll race for this year after subbing for Felix Rosenqvist and Rinus VeeKay at Detroit and Road America, respectively. Askew will pilot the No. 45 Hy-Vee …

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Sheldon Creed Snags Darlington Truck Pole

Sheldon Creed burns out at WWT Raceway at Gateway, NKP

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It’s time for the second playoff race in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Sheldon Creed has the pole position for Sunday’s (Sept. 5) event at Darlington Raceway. Creed took his No. 2 truck of GMS Racing to the win at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway two weeks ago. ThorSport Racing’s Matt Crafton …

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Daniel Hemric Claims Pole for Darlington Xfinity Race

Daniel Hemric at 2021 NASCAR Xfinity race at Atlanta Motor Speedway NKP

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Just three races are left in the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ regular season and Daniel Hemric is on the pole at Darlington Raceway. The No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing driver currently sits fourth in the driver points standings. Points leader AJ Allmendinger will roll off second with fellow Kaulig Racing teammate Justin Haley in third. JR Motorsports’ …

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Ryan Blaney Rolls Off From Cup Pole at Darlington

Ryan Blaney

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The NASCAR Cup Series playoffs begin this weekend at Darlington Raceway and Ryan Blaney is on the pole for Sunday’s (Sept. 5) race. The No. 12 Team Penske pilot is riding the momentum train after winning the past two races at Michigan International Speedway and Daytona International Speedway. Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin joins Blaney …

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