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Fernando Alonso Staying With Alpine Through 2022

Fernando Alonso

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Fernando Alonso will continue to compete for Alpine in Formula 1 through 2022, the team announced Thursday, Aug. 26. Alonso, who joined Alpine after a two-year hiatus from F1, earned a best finish of fourth at the Hungarian Grand Prix earlier this month. He joins Esteban Ocon as the confirmed Alpine drivers of next season. …

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Several Cup, Xfinity & Truck Teams Penalized after Michigan, Gateway

bubba wallace car NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The penalty report was released Aug. 25 after this past weekend’s NASCAR Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck series events at Michigan International Speedway and World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. The No. 23 crew chief of Bubba Wallace (Mike Wheeler) and No. 51 crew chief Cody Ware (Mike Hillman) were fined $10,000 for their …

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Dylan Lupton Joining Kyle Busch Motorsports at Darlington

Dylan Lupton smiling

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Dylan Lupton will race for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Darlington Raceway, the team announced Aug. 25. He’ll pilot the No. 51 Safelite Toyota in his first Truck start since the championship race at Phoenix Raceway last year. Lupton has run 11 total Truck races, most of them …

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Jay Fabian Steps Away from NASCAR Cup Series After Arrest on Animal Cruelty Charges

Pack racing in the Firekeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway, August 2021. Photo: NKP

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Jay Fabian, NASCAR Cup Series director, is stepping away from his role temporarily, FOX Sports’ Bob Pockrass reported on Twitter. According to Pockrass, North Carolina online court records show Fabian has felony charges of animal cruelty and has a court date on Sept. 27. “NASCAR takes the situation seriously and will continue to gather information …

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Motorsports Journalist Robin Miller Dead at 71

Robin Miller and A. J. Foyt

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

Robin Miller, longtime motorsports journalist, died Aug. 25 after battling multiple myeloma and leukemia. He was 71. Miller’s death was confirmed by his sister, Diane Miller Zachary, on Facebook. Miller started covering the NTT IndyCar Series for the Indianapolis Star in 1968 and continued until 2001. He then joined ESPN until 2004 and later wrote …

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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

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

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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