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Sage Karam Making Xfinity Debut at Indianapolis

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/IndyCar Media)

Sage Karam will make his NASCAR debut later this year at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, Jordan Anderson Racing announced July 26. Karam will drive Anderson’s No. 31 in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. “It has always been a dream of mine to be able to compete at this level with some of the world’s …

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Fire on Fridays: Where Does Matt DiBenedetto Go Now?

Matt DiBenedetto

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

I love to imagine Roger Penske sitting down a few weeks ago, opening the illustrious NASCAR website Frontstretch on his browser, reading this article and saying, “Well, that settles it. Time to make a call.” To be clear, much of the last paragraph is said in jest. Roger Penske does not read Frontstretch. Frontstretch is anything …

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Fire on Fridays: These 5 Drivers Have the Best Shot of Winning Road America

2021 Road America Xfinity Series Austin Cindric Justin Haley pack racing NKP

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One of the most exciting aspects of this weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Road America? The uncertainty of it all. Cup hasn’t contested a race on the track since Tim Flock’s day in the sun in Aug. 12, 1956 (I mean, assuming it wasn’t overcast). Much like Circuit of the Americas and Nashville Superspeedway …

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Fire on Fridays: The Arrival of Ross Chastain

Ross Chastain No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing car at 2021 Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

I watched a few YouTube videos of old NASCAR Cup Series races the other day. I don’t do this often; when it comes to sports, I tend to prefer to live in the live sports moment rather than rewatching old events where the outcome’s already occurred. But, you know, rabbit holes are rabbit holes. YouTube’s …

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Alex Bowman, Ally Re-Up With Hendrick Through 2023

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Alex Bowman is staying with Hendrick Motorsports through at least 2023. Bowman and sponsor Ally announced a two-year extension with Hendrick Motorsports June 18. “(I’m) excited about it (and) obviously excited to continue to work with Ally and drive the No. 48 car,” Bowman said in a team release. “It’s been a lot of fun …

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Austin Dillon Running 2 Races for Our

2021 Phoenix Cup Austin Dillon NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Austin Dillon will join brother Ty as drivers of Our Motorsports’ No. 23 in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2021, Our announced June 18. Dillon will drive for the team at Watkins Glen International and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. The pair of starts mark Dillon’s return to the series after last competing at …

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Fire on Fridays: Here’s Who Should Replace Brad Keselowski in the No. 2

Brad Keselowski stands by his No. 2 Team Penske Ford at Kansas Speedway (May 2021). (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Brad Keselowski‘s foray into NASCAR Cup Series ownership seems to be a done deal, depending on who you ask. And aside from the question of where Keselowski would fit in at Roush Fenway Racing — new car? Replacing an existing driver? — there’s also the case of his current ride, Team Penske’s No. 2. Which …

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Timothy Peters, Rackley WAR Part Ways

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Timothy Peters will no longer drive Rackley WAR’s No. 25 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, the team announced June 1. Josh Berry will drive the team’s truck at the upcoming races at Texas Motor Speedway, Nashville Superspeedway and Pocono Raceway. A driver beyond Pocono has not yet been named. “We appreciate the foundation …

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NASCAR Championship Weekend Returning to Phoenix for 2022

Denny Hamlin and Kyle Larson pack racing in 2021 spring Phoenix NASCAR Cup race. (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Though the 2022 NASCAR schedule has not yet been released, at least one important piece of the puzzle has been confirmed. The season-ending championship weekend will again return to Phoenix Raceway in 2022, NASCAR announced June 1. 2022 will mark the third straight season Phoenix hosts the season finale for the NASCAR Cup, Xfinity and …

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