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Kris Wright Tests Positive for COVID-19, Josh Berry Driving at Atlanta

Kris Wright during qualifying for the NextEra Energy 250, 2/12/2021 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kris Wright has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend, Young’s Motorsports announced March 19. Josh Berry will fill in for Wright in the No. 02. Atlanta marks the second race Wright has missed in 2021; the rookie also skipped the Daytona …

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Fire on Fridays: A (Camping) World of Difference

Raphael Lessard races with another truck adorned with Camping World colors in 2021 Las Vegas spring race Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Chances are last weekend’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race from Las Vegas Motor Speedway was a struggle for about a fourth of the spotters guiding drivers around the track, but the final product was better for it. For Las Vegas, Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis offered $15,000 to any team that ran a Camping …

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Kevin Harvick, Ryan Preece Add Xfinity, Truck Races

Ryan Preece and Kevin Harvick talk before 2021 Homestead Cup race Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kevin Harvick is the latest upper-series driver to throw his name into the ring at the Bristol Motor Speedway dirt track in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Harvick will drive the No. 17 for David Gilliland Racing at Bristol, KHI Management announced March 10. Additionally, Harvick has been announced for three Xfinity Series races …

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Shane Golobic Running Bristol Dirt Race for Live Fast

BJ McLeod NASCAR Heat 5 car in 2021 Daytona 500 Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Shane Golobic has become the second announced dirt ringer for the NASCAR Cup Series’ return to dirt at Bristol Motor Speedway later this month, driving the No. 78 for Live Fast Motorsports, LFM announced March 3. Golobic will drive in place of the team’s usual entrant, co-owner BJ McLeod. McLeod also stepped out of the …

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Here Are the NASCAR Drivers Past & Present Currently Entered at Bristol Dirt Nationals

Kyle Larson face at the 2021 Daytona 500

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It’s March, which means the inaugural Bristol Motor Speedway dirt races for the NASCAR Cup and Camping World Truck series are upon us later this month. Before both series hit the track, Bristol will host the Bristol Dirt Nationals, a multi-day slate of events featuring some of the best dirt racers in the country. As …

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Fire on Fridays: How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love Bristol on Dirt

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Last fall marked the announcement of the NASCAR Cup Series’ 2021 return to dirt in after many, many decades away. And I didn’t know how to feel. Which was weird. By all accounts, it should have felt like a homerun. NASCAR’s seven-season foray into dirt in the Camping World Truck Series at Eldora Speedway seemed …

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Chip Ganassi Fined, Suspended for Violating NASCAR’s COVID Protocol

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Chip Ganassi, owner of Chip Ganassi Racing, has been fined and suspended for violating NASCAR’s at-track COVID-19 protocol, NASCAR announced Feb. 22. Ganassi is suspended for one race and has been fined $30,000. According to NASCAR, Ganassi brought a “non-essential individual” into the competition area at Daytona International Speedway last weekend. CGR owns the Nos. …

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Here Are the Changes to the Daytona Road Course Entry Lists

Pack Racing during the 2021 Busch Clash

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

In what will likely become a recurring segment at Frontstretch each week, we’ll run down the driver- and team-related changes to the NASCAR entry lists since they were initially posted, in this case last Saturday, Feb. 13. NASCAR Cup Series (Daytona International Speedway road course) –Garrett Smithley will make his season debut this weekend, driving the …

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Riley Herbst Driving for DGR at Daytona Road Course

Riley Herbst in Daytona, February 2020

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Riley Herbst will drive David Gilliland Racing’s No. 17 at the Daytona International Speedway road course in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this weekend, DGR announced Feb. 16. The race is currently a one-off in the series for DGR, the team confirmed to Frontstretch. Team owner David Gilliland drove the No. 17 at Daytona last …

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