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Myatt Snider Running Full Xfinity Season for RCR

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After running the full 2020 Xfinity Series season for two teams, Myatt Snider will return to one of those teams full time in 2021. Snider will drive Richard Childress Racing’s No. 2 in the series in 2021, the team announced Dec. 10. The effort will be sponsored by TaxSlayer. Snider’s move to the No. 2 …

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Lucas Oil Raceway Joins SRX Schedule

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Lucas Oil Raceway will be part of the inaugural Superstar Racing Experience schedule in 2021, SRX announced Dec. 9. The track, located outside Indianapolis in Brownsburg, Ind., formerly hosted the NASCAR Xfinity and Camping World Truck series through 2011. It also held a race for the ARCA Menards Series through 2020, with the track left …

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Jesse Little Moving to BJ McLeod Motorsports for 2021

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Jesse Little will return to the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2021, but with a new team. Little will drive BJ McLeod Motorsports’ No. 78 in the series, the team announced Dec. 8. In 2020, Little drove in his rookie Xfinity season for JD Motorsports with Gary Keller in its No. 4. “BJ & Jessica (McLeod) …

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Chandler Smith Driving KBM’s No. 18 in 2021

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Chandler Smith will drive full time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2020 for Kyle Busch Motorsports, the team announced Dec. 7. Smith will pilot the No. 18 previously driven by Christian Eckes. Safelite Autoglass will sponsor the full-season effort, Smith’s first in the series, for 15 races. “Since I started racing at …

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Brett Moffitt, Niece Motorsports Pairing for 2021 Truck Run

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Despite planning a full-time schedule in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2021, Brett Moffitt isn’t done yet with the Camping World Truck Series. Moffitt will compete for the championship in Niece Motorsports’ No. 45 in 2021 in the series, the team announced Dec. 2. “I am so thankful to Al Niece (team owner), Cody Efaw …

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George Russell Replacing Lewis Hamilton at Sakhir, Jack Aitken to Drive for Williams

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Lewis Hamilton holding the trophy for his British GP win and Driver of the Day award (Photo: Mercedes AMG)

Jack Aitken will replace George Russell at Williams Racing in the Sakhir Grand Prix this weekend, the team announced Dec. 2, while Russell competes in place of Lewis Hamilton. Russell replaces Hamilton at Mercedes after the 2020 champion tested positive for COVID-19 and will sit out the event. Aitken, meanwhile, makes his F1 debut; he’s …

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Mick Schumacher Moving to Formula 1 at Haas

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Mick Schumacher will race full time in Formula 1 in 2021 for Haas F1 Team, it announced Dec. 2. Schumacher is the 21-year-old son of seven-time F1 champion Michael Schumacher. He’s currently the points leader in Formula 2, with a 14-point lead heading into the season’s final race. “The prospect of being on the Formula …

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AJ Allmendinger Running Full Time for Kaulig in Xfinity

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AJ Allmendinger returns to full-time NASCAR competition in 2021, driving in the Xfinity Series for Kaulig Racing, the team announced Dec. 1. Allmendinger will drive the No. 16, which he competed in part time in 2020 for the organization. The news comes after Allmendinger retired from full-time driving in 2018. “As a part-time driver for …

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Pietro Fittipaldi Replacing Romain Grosjean at Sakhir

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Pietro Fittipaldi will make his Formula 1 debut at the Sakhir Grand Prix, Haas F1 Team announced Nov. 30. Fittipaldi will replace the injured Romain Grosjean, who escaped from a fiery crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix last weekend. In 2020, Fittipaldi has been a reserve driver for Haas. “Most importantly I’m happy Romain is …

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