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Bubba Wallace, Leidos Team for 2022

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Leidos has been added as a primary sponsor for Bubba Wallace in the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season, 23XI Racing announced Jan. 4. The No. 23 will carry Leidos’ colors first at Circuit of the Americas. According to Leidos’ website, the other races include Dover Motor Speedway and the second events at Atlanta Motor Speedway, …

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Jesse Love, Corey Heim Splitting Venturini’s No. 20

2021 ARCA Winchester Racing Corey Heim, No. 20 Venturini Motorsports Toyota (Credit: Emilee Chinn/ARCA Racing used with permission)

Photo: Emilee Chinn/ARCA Racing used with permission

Jesse Love and Corey Heim will split Venturini Motorsports’ No. 20 in the ARCA Menards Series in 2022, Venturini announced Jan. 3. Love is scheduled for 14 races in the car beginning at Phoenix Raceway, largely at tracks at which the soon-to-be 17-year-old can compete. Heim, meanwhile, will fill in for the other six events, …

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Amber Balcaen Running Full ARCA Schedule for RJR

2021 ARCA West Irwindale Amber Balcaen (Credit: Meg Oliphant/ARCA Racing used with permission)

Photo: Meg Oliphant/ARCA Racing used with permission

Amber Balcaen will run the full 2022 ARCA Menards Series season for Rette Jones Racing, the team announced Jan. 3. ICON Direct will sponsor Balcaen’s 20-race effort in the No. 30 Ford. “It is really special for me as a Canadian competing in the United States to be representing all Canadian companies on my car …

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Blaine Perkins Running Full-Time Truck Schedule for CR7

#23: Blaine Perkins, Our Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Raceline

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Blaine Perkins will compete full time for CR7 Motorsports in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2022, CR7 announced Dec. 23. The schedule marks CR7’s first full-time jaunt in the series. In 2021, it fielded the No. 9 truck in all but two events, with Codie Rohrbaugh, Grant Enfinger and Colby Howard driving. “I’m …

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Jesse Little Moving to Young’s in Truck Series

#78: Jesse Little, B.J. McLeod Motorsports, Toyota Supra

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Jesse Little will run in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for Young’s Motorsports in 2022, the team announced Dec. 22. Little’s truck number, crew chief and sponsors have not yet been announced. “I am beyond thrilled to be able to join Young’s Motorsports for the 2022 Truck Series season,” Little said in a team …

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Corey Heim Running 15 Races for KBM

2021 ARCA Springfield Corey Heim Trophy (Credit: Jeff Curry/ARCA Racing used with permission)

Photo: Jeff Curry/ARCA Racing used with permission

Corey Heim will drive a part-time schedule for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2022, KBM announced Dec. 21. Heim will pilot the No. 51 in 15 races, beginning with the season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway. Heim’s other events will be announced at a later date. Mardy Lindley assumes …

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NASCAR Announces Horsepower, Rear Spoiler Package for Next Gen Car

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The 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season will feature a 4-inch rear spoiler and 670 horsepower at a majority of tracks, NASCAR announced Dec. 21. The news comes after NASCAR concluded a test of its Next Gen Cup car last week at Charlotte Motor Speedway. “It’s been a two-year process,” Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR evp and chief …

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Mars Departing NASCAR, JGR After 2022

Kyle Busch car 2021 fall playoff Kansas race NKP

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Mars Inc. will depart NASCAR and its sponsorship of Joe Gibbs Racing after 2022, Sports Business Journal reports. Mars has sponsored Kyle Busch‘s No. 18 entry in the NASCAR Cup Series and has been a partner of JGR since 2008. In all, the company, which has largely utilized the sponsorship to promote its M&Ms brand, has …

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Jeb Burton, Anthony Alfredo Join Our for 2022

Jeb Burton smiling at New Hampshire Motor Speedway 2021 NASCAR Xfinity race, NKP

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Our Motorsports will expand to three full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series teams in 2022, with Jeb Burton and Anthony Alfredo joining the organization. Burton and Alfredo join Brett Moffitt, who will return to Our for a third season. “We are very excited about the plans we have put in place for the 2022 race season,” team …

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