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Raphael Lessard Planning Xfinity Debut for SQR

Raphael Lessard stands at Daytona 2021 truck race NKP

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Raphael Lessard will attempt multiple NASCAR Xfinity Series races in 2022 for SQR Development, SQR announced Jan. 20. The newly formed team, owned by past NASCAR competitor JC Stout, will field the No. 87. “As a team just getting going this year, having someone like Raphael Lessard drive some races for us is a pretty …

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Kyle Sieg Running Part-Time Xfinity Schedule

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Kyle Sieg will run a part-time schedule for RSS Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2022, RSS announced Jan. 20. Sieg will drive the No. 28, with his first race being at Daytona International Speedway. Other races for Sieg in 2022 were not announced. Sieg, the younger brother of longtime Xfinity competitor Ryan Sieg, …

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Austin Dillon Adds True Velocity Sponsorship

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Austin Dillon has sponsorship from True Velocity Ammo in multiple NASCAR Cup Series races this year, starting with the Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum, Richard Childress Racing announced Jan. 18. True Velocity will adorn Dillon’s No. 3 in what’s described as a multi-race deal, though only the Clash sponsorship has been revealed at this …

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Cody Ware Returning to RWR Full Time

DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 21: Cody Ware, driver of the #51 Chevrolet, drives during the NASCAR Cup Series O'Reilly Auto Parts 253 at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2021 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Cody Ware is back in the No. 51 for Rick Ware Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series full time in 2022, Ware announced on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Jan. 14. Nurtec ODT will also return to the No. 51 for the Cup effort. Ware competed in 32 of the 36 Cup races in 2021, with a …

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Jeffrey Earnhardt Moving to Sam Hunt for 2022

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Jeffrey Earnhardt will compete for Sam Hunt Racing for multiple races in the 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series season, SHR announced Jan. 14. Earnhardt will drive SHR’s flagship No. 26 with sponsorship from ForeverLawn. In an interview on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, Earnhardt said his current schedule is seven races. His first start with the team has …

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Toni Breidinger Running ARCA Full Time for Venturini

2021 Talladega ARCA Toni Breidinger NKP

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Toni Breidinger will run full time in the ARCA Menards Series for Venturini Motorsports in 2022, Venturini announced Jan. 13. Breidinger will drive the team’s No. 25. “This is a proud moment not only for me but also my family,” Breidinger said in a team release. “I’m incredibly excited for the opportunity to run my …

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