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Mark Beard, Owner of Beard Motorsports, Dead at 72

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Mark Beard, owner of part-time NASCAR Cup Series team Beard Motorsports, has died. He was 72. Beard Motorsports announced the news on Twitter via a statement. “It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Mark Beard Sr., president of Beard Motorsports,” the team said in a statement. “Mark was passionate about racing …

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Josh Bilicki Adds Wisconsin Lighting Lab Sponsorship for Daytona

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Wisconsin Lighting Lab has joined Josh Bilicki‘s No. 52 as its primary sponsor for the Daytona 500, Rick Ware Racing announced Feb. 1. Palermo’s Pizza and Custom Fiberglass Molding, both also Wisconsin-based companies, will also act as secondary sponsors for the ride, while Bilicki’s previously announced sponsors Junction Fuels and Insurance King will also support …

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Danny Bohn Making Xfinity Debut at Daytona

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Danny Bohn will make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at Daytona International Speedway. Bohn will drive Big Machine Racing Team’s No. 48, the team announced Feb. 1. Bohn replaces Jade Buford, the No. 48’s full-time driver, who was previously announced as not being approved for the season-opening race at Daytona. Buford is scheduled to make …

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Denny Hamlin, FedEx Renew With JGR in Multi-Year Deal

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Denny Hamlin — and sponsor FedEx — will continue with Joe Gibbs Racing for years to come. JGR announced extensions for both driver and sponsor Monday. The length of the extensions were not disclosed, but are multi-year deals. “The relationship between FedEx and our organization has been a tremendous success story in so many ways …

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Jesse Love Running Part Time in ARCA No. 25

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Jesse Love will drive nine races for Venturini Motorsports in the ARCA Menards Series in 2021, the team announced Jan. 29. Love will drive the No. 25, which was raced by Michael Self last season. Gracie Trotter has also been announced for four races in the car. Love is the defending ARCA Menards Series West …

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Dale Coyne Racing, Rick Ware Racing Partnering for 2021 IndyCar Season

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Dale Coyne Racing and Rick Ware Racing are entering into a two-team partnership for the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season, they announced Jan. 29. The new joint venture, named Dale Coyne Racing with RWR, will field the No. 51 full time in 2021 and the No. 52 part time, shifting the numbers from the Nos. …

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Drew Dollar Making Truck Debut With KBM, Running 8 Races

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Drew Dollar will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut in 2021 with Kyle Busch Motorsports, the team announced Jan. 28. Dollar will make eight starts in KBM’s No. 51, sharing the ride with Kyle Busch and other drivers to be named. His debut will come in the season-opening race of 2021 at Daytona …

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Kyle Larson Sponsored by NationsGuard for Daytona 500

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Kyle Larson will be sponsored by NationsGuard in the 2021 Daytona 500, Hendrick Motorsports announced Jan. 28. NationsGuard is the first sponsor announced for Larson’s No. 5 for 2021. It is part of the portfolio of companies owned by Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick. Additionally, NationsGuard will sponsor Larson at the Daytona International Speedway road …

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Ty Dillon Running Limited Xfinity Schedule for JGR

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Ty Dillon will run at least four races for Joe Gibbs Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2021, the team announced Jan. 27. Dillon will drive the No. 54, which will feature a rotation of racers this year. Dillon’s schedule currently includes Daytona International Speedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway. …

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Andy Lally Driving for Our at Daytona Road Course

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Andy Lally will return to Our Motorsports in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2021, Our announced Jan. 27. Lally will drive the No. 03 at the Daytona International Speedway road course next month. He joins a growing roster of competitors in the No. 03 for 2021 that currently also includes Tyler Reddick, Patrick Emerling and …

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