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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

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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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Entry List: 2021 FireKeepers Casino 400

2019 Michigan Cup pack racing

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The entry list for the penultimate race in the NASCAR Cup Series’ regular season at Michigan International Speedway was released on Monday, Aug. 16. Thirty-seven drivers are entered for the event, meaning all will qualify, barring any entry list additions. James Davison is in the No. 15 Rick Ware Racing car, making his 18th start …

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Bubba Wallace Returning to Xfinity at Michigan

Bubba Wallace

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Bubba Wallace will run in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Michigan International Speedway for Hattori Racing Enterprises, the team announced Monday (Aug. 16). Austin Hill was originally going to race there but has decided to focus on the Camping World Truck Series playoffs, which begins this week at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. …

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William Byron Snags Cup Pole on Indianapolis Road Course

William Byron wins pole

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William Byron will start on the pole for today’s (Aug. 15) NASCAR Cup Series race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. The No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports driver topped the century mark in speed in the final round, going 100.044 mph. Stewart-Haas Racing’s Chase Briscoe will line up next to Byron on the front row …

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AJ Allmendinger Wins Xfinity Pole at Indy Road Course

2021 Indy road Indianapolis AJ Allmendinger car NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

AJ Allmendinger is on the pole for the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course Saturday (Aug. 14). The No. 16 Kaulig Racing driver went under 90 seconds in a single lap in the final round to take the top spot. His lap speed of 97.744 mph was over three-tenths of …

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