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Hill, MBM Add UNITS Sponsorship

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Hill Motorsports will feature UNITS Moving and Portable Storage as a primary sponsor in multiple NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races in 2022, the team announced Jan. 7. UNITS will adorn Timmy Hill‘s No. 56 in six races, starting at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Other events include Darlington Raceway, Texas Motor Speedway, Knoxville Raceway, Richmond Raceway …

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Landon Pembelton Debuting in ARCA for Venturini

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Landon Pembelton will drive a limited schedule for Venturini Motorsports in the ARCA Menards Series in 2022, Venturini announced Jan. 6. Pembelton’s debut will occur at Elko Speedway, followed by main-series events at the Milwaukee Mile and Toledo Speedway. He’ll also compete for the team at Phoenix Raceway in the ARCA Menards Series West. “I …

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Adds SweetLeaf Sponsorship

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. poses on pit road at Watkins Glen International. (Photo: NKP)

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SweetLeaf has joined JTG Daugherty Racing as a sponsor for Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in 2022, JTG announced Jan. 6. The company will adorn Stenhouse’s No. 47 in the NASCAR Cup Series in an undetermined amount of races, beginning at Atlanta Motor Speedway. “JTG Daugherty Racing is bringing new sponsors to our sport this season and …

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Sage Karam Moving to APR for Part-Time Schedule

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Sage Karam will compete in a part-time NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule for Alpha Prime Racing in 2022, he tweeted Jan. 6. “I’m extremely grateful for the opportunities that 2021 provided and am equally as excited to join Alpha Prime Racing for 2022,” Karam said in a team release. “I can’t thank (team co-owner) Tommy Joe …

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Matt DiBenedetto Running Full Truck Schedule for Rackley WAR

Matt DiBenedetto at 2021 Coca-Cola 600 Charlotte NASCAR Cup race NKP

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Matt DiBenedetto will move to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for Rackley WAR in 2022, Rackley announced Jan. 6. DiBenedetto takes over the No. 25 in the team’s second season. “We are honored to have Matt DiBenedetto join Rackley WAR full-time for the 2022 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season driving the [No.] 25 …

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Rheem Sponsoring Christopher Bell, Kyle Busch in Cup in 2022

Christopher Bell at Phoenix spring race 2021, NKP

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Rheem will return to Joe Gibbs Racing as a sponsor for a 15th season in 2022, JGR announced Jan. 6. The company’s colors adorn the Nos. 18 and 20 of Kyle Busch and Christopher Bell in the NASCAR Cup Series. “Rheem has been a great supporter of mine going from [the NASCAR] Xfinity [Series] to …

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Blake Harris New Crew Chief for Michael McDowell

Michael McDowell poses with his Daytona 500 trophy. Photo NKP

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Michael McDowell‘s new crew chief in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2022 will be Blake Harris, FRM announced Jan. 6. Harris replaces the departing Drew Blickensderfer, who moved to Stewart-Haas Racing earlier this week. His previous role was car chief. He did, however, serve as crew chief for one race in 2020, guiding Martin Truex …

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Ryan Preece Joins SHR as Reserve Driver

Ryan Preece celebrates his first NASCAR Truck win with a woohoo, holding up the guitar at Nashville. Red Hunt Brother Pizza firesuit. NKP

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Ryan Preece has joined Stewart-Haas Racing as a reserve driver in 2022, SHR announced Jan. 6. As part of the arrangement, Preece will fill in for SHR’s drivers in the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity series on an as-needed basis due to absences such as COVID-19 protocol. He’ll also do simulator work for the team. Additionally, …

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Conner Jones Joining Venturini for Limited Schedule

2021 ARCA Bristol Conner Jones, No. 42 Cook-Finley Racing Chevrolet (Credit: NKP)

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Conner Jones will drive a limited schedule for Venturini Motorsports in the ARCA Menards Series in 2022, Venturini announced Jan. 5 Jones will make his main-series ARCA debut with the team at Iowa Speedway, followed by a race at Salem Speedway. He’ll also drive for the team in the ARCA Menards Series East at Dover …

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Jonathan Shafer Making ARCA Debut for Venturini

2021 ARCA Phoenix Drew Dollar, No. 15 Venturini Motorsports Toyota (Credit: NKP)

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Jonathan Shafer will make his ARCA Menards Series debut in 2022 for Venturini Motorsports in 2022, Venturini announced Jan. 4. Shafer will drive multiple main-series ARCA races for Venturini, starting at Iowa Speedway, where he’ll pilot the No. 15. “This is such a great moment in my career,” Shafer said in a team release. “A …

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