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Ty Gibbs Running Part-Time Xfinity Schedule for JGR

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Ty Gibbs is coming to the NASCAR national series. In addition to competing for the 2021 ARCA Menards Series championship in the team’s No. 18, the grandson of team owner Joe Gibbs will debut in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2021, JGR announced Jan. 26. Gibbs will drive the No. 54 beginning at the Daytona …

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Corey LaJoie Picks Up Youtheory Sponsorship for Daytona

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Youtheory will adorn Corey LaJoie‘s car in the 2021 Daytona 500, Spire Motorsports announced Jan. 26. The company is also sponsoring the No. 7’s effort at the first event of the season at Phoenix Raceway. “Youtheory played a key role in helping me continue my driving career as far back as 2016,” LaJoie said in …

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Austin Cindric Adds Verizon Sponsorship for Daytona 500

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Verizon will sponsor Austin Cindric‘s bid for the Daytona 500, he announced on Twitter Jan. 26. The company will adorn Cindric’s No. 33 in what would be his NASCAR Cup Series debut should he qualify for the Great American Race. “To have such a recognizable brand like Verizon on my car is way cool for …

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eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series Returning for 2021

Virtual NASCAR cars race at North Wilkesboro Speedway in 2020. Photo: NASCAR Media

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The eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series will return in 2021, NASCAR announced Jan. 26. The series initially began in 2020 as a form of competition held during the NASCAR season’s halt during the COVID-19 pandemic, with professional racers taking to the virtual speedways. This year, the 10-race schedule will complement on-track action, with midweek events …

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Ryan Vargas Running Full Time for JDM in 2021

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Ryan Vargas will run full time for JD Motorsports with Gary Keller in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2021, the team announced Jan. 25. He’ll drive the No. 6, a team for which he competed in a part-time schedule in 2020. 2021 will mark Vargas’ first full-time season in a NASCAR national series. He’s competed …

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Timothy Peters Returning to Truck Series With Rackley WAR

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Timothy Peters is back full time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, driving for the newly formed Rackley WAR team, it announced Jan. 25. Peters will drive the No. 25 for the organization, which is co-owned by Rackley Roofing president Curtis Sutton and former series driver Willie Allen. Chad Kendrick will be the team’s …

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Jordan Anderson Racing Starting Xfinity Team

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Jordan Anderson Racing will field a car in the NASCAR Xfinity Series starting in 2021, the team announced Jan. 25. The No. 31, driven by team owner Jordan Anderson, will debut at Daytona International Speedway next month and compete in the full season. Longtime Anderson sponsor Bommarito will back the effort, with other partners to …

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IndyCar’s Season Opener Pushed Back a Week

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The season-opening race in the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series has been pushed back a week. The series’ Barber Motorsports Park race will now be run on April 18, Gene Hallman, Bruno’s president/CEO said, according to IndyStar. Barber’s move comes after the 2021 season’s original opening race at St. Petersburg was moved from March to April 25. …

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Taylor Gray Running 7 Truck Races in 2021

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Taylor Gray will run seven NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races in 2021 for David Gilliland Racing, the team announced Jan. 21. Gray’s debut was announced as part of a larger team announcement for DGR’s lineup across the Truck and ARCA Menards series in 2021. His debut will come at Richmond Raceway in April in …

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AJ Allmendinger Returning to Cup With Kaulig at Daytona Road Course

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For the first time since 2018, AJ Allmendinger will attempt a NASCAR Cup Series race. Allmendinger, who retired from full-time Cup competition after the 2018 season, will attempt the Cup race at the Daytona International Speedway road course for Kaulig Racing next month, the team announced Jan. 21. Allmendinger will drive the team’s part-time No. …

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