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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

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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

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(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

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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

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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

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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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Entry List: 2021 Super Start Batteries 188

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The first visit to a road course in 2021 for the NASCAR Xfinity Series features an entry list of 44 cars that hope to tackle the Daytona International Speedway road course on Saturday, Feb. 20. With no qualifying currently scheduled for the event, four will miss the race, barring any entry list changes. NASCAR has …

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Entry List: 2021 O’Reilly Auto Parts 253

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The NASCAR Cup Series’ first trip to a road course for the 2021 season will feature 40 cars at the Daytona International Speedway road course. With 40 cars entered, all will race, barring any entry list changes. James Davison, AJ Allmendinger and Justin Haley will make their first Cup starts of 2021. Davison is entered …

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Ty Gibbs Paces Lone ARCA Daytona Practice

2021 ARCA Daytona Practice Ty Gibbs car (Credit: NKP)

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Ty Gibbs paced the field at the lone practice for the ARCA Menards Series at Daytona International Speedway Feb. 12. Gibbs’ No. 18 for Joe Gibbs Racing turned a lap of 49.323 seconds. Andy Jankowiak, who will make his ARCA debut in Saturday’s (Feb. 13) race, concluded practice second on the leaderboard. Willie Mullins, Thad …

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Here’s the Starting Lineup for the 2021 Daytona 500

Aric Almirola wins the 2021 Daytona Duel #1

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Following the Thursday Duels at Daytona International Speedway, the starting lineup for the 2021 Daytona 500 is set. Alex Bowman and William Byron already locked themselves in on the front row Wednesday (Feb. 10) following single-car qualifying. Aric Almirola and Austin Dillon, meanwhile, will start third and fourth after winning their respective Duels. Aric Almirola …

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Fire on Fridays: Folks, We’ve Got Some Debuts On Our Hands

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

There’s a lot to look forward to with the upcoming NASCAR season, and it’s not just because of all the new tracks. OK, granted, that’s a significant part of it. NASCAR Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck series drivers at Circuit of the Americas and Nashville Superspeedway? A downright silly amount of road courses across …

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