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Jordan Anderson Racing Starting Xfinity Team

2019 Iowa I GOTS Jordan Anderson NKP

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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

Josef Newgarden Barber

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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

2018 Daytona IWSC AJ Allmendinger Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

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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Drew Dollar Returning to Venturini in Limited ARCA Schedule


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Drew Dollar is back in the ARCA Menards Series in 2021, albeit with a slightly different schedule. Dollar will compete in 13 races in the series for Venturini Motorsports in 2021, the team announced Jan. 12. He’ll again pilot the No. 15, which he drove full time in 2020 to a fourth-place finish in points. …

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Adrenaline Shoc Joins Chase Elliott As 2-Race Primary Sponsor

2020 CharlotteROVAL NCS Chase Elliott Burnout NKP

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Chase Elliott has added Adrenaline Shoc sponsorship for his championship-defending NASCAR Cup Series effort in 2021, Hendrick Motorsports announced Jan. 12. Adrenaline Shoc, in addition to being an associate sponsor, will be a primary for two races in 2021 on the No. 9 in the events at Atlanta Motor Speedway in July and Talladega Superspeedway …

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Ryan Newman Adds Kohler Sponsorship

Ryan Newman Richmond II 2019

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Ryan Newman has added Kohler Generators sponsorship for 2021, Roush Fenway Racing announced Jan. 12. Kohler will sponsor the No. 6 in eight races in the NASCAR Cup Series, including the season-opening Daytona 500. After Daytona International Speedway, Kohler will adorn the No. 6 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Darlington Raceway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Road America, …

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Hailie Deegan Ordered to Undergo Sensitivity Training

2020 Bristol ARCA Hailie Deegan Face ARCA

(Photo: ARCA Racing)

NASCAR will require Hailie Deegan to undergo sensitivity training before the 2021 season, it announced Jan. 11. The news comes after Deegan was shown to have used a derogatory term referencing those with intellectual disabilities on a Twitch stream over the weekend. Deegan apologized for using the term on Jan. 10 in a tweet. “Earlier …

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