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Ryan Truex Running Daytona for Sam Hunt

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Ryan Truex will compete in the season-opening NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway for Sam Hunt Racing, SHR announced Jan. 13. Truex will drive the team’s No. 26 with sponsorship from Circle B Diecast. According to its release, SHR plans to have Truex in the car for other races in 2022, though those …

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Ryan Preece Running Multiple Cup Races for RWR

2021 Nashville Trucks Ryan Preece happy NKP

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As part of his duties as a Stewart-Haas Racing reserve driver, Ryan Preece will compete in multiple NASCAR Cup Series races in 2022 under the Rick Ware Racing banner, RWR announced Jan. 13. Preece will compete in the No. 15 for RWR, beginning with the Busch Light Clash at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. “Ryan …

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Tom Hessert Returning to ARCA for Venturini

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Tom Hessert will return to the ARCA Menards Series for a handful of races in 2022 for Venturini Motorsports, Venturini announced Jan. 12. Hessert’s races include an all-short-track schedule of Berlin Raceway, Elko Speedway and Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park. “This whole idea kinda just came together back in September when I was talking with …

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David Ragan Running Daytona 500, Other Races for RWR

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David Ragan returns to the NASCAR Cup Series yet again in the Daytona 500 in 2022, this time with Rick Ware Racing, RWR announced Jan. 12. Ragan will drive RWR’s No. 15 in the season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway. Since retiring from full-time competition after the 2019 season, Ragan has competed in the Daytona …

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Tyler Reddick Adds 3Chi Sponsorship

Tyler Reddick stands next to his car at 2021 spring Kansas Cup race NKP

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Tyler Reddick has picked up sponsorship from 3Chi for multiple races in 2022, Richard Childress Racing announced Jan. 11. The partnership aboard Reddick’s No. 8 in the NASCAR Cup Series will begin at the season-opening Daytona 500. 3Chi will be featured on the No. 8 for multiple years, per the announcement, though the exact length …

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Rheem Rejoining Kevin Harvick for 3 Races

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In addition to its sponsorship of Christopher Bell and Kyle Busch in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2022, Rheem will also helm multiple races for Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing announced Jan. 11. Rheem, a past sponsor for Harvick, will adorn SHR’s No. 4 in three races in 2022, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Darlington Raceway …

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Timmy Hill Attempting Daytona 500 for MBM With Bumper.com Sponsorship

2022 Daytona 500 car for Timmy Hill, MBM Motorsports

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Timmy Hill will drive MBM Motorsports’ Daytona 500 entry with backing from Bumper.com, MBM announced Jan. 11. It’s the first race the No. 66, which competed part time in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2021, has been confirmed for in 2022. “I am excited to represent a great company, Bumper.com, at the Daytona 500,” Hill …

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Josh Bilicki Moving to Spire

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Josh Bilicki will move to Spire Motorsports for the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season, he announced Jan. 10. Bilicki will drive the No. 77 for the majority of the 2022 season, starting at Auto Club Speedway. Zeigler Automotive Group will sponsor the effort. “Spire Motorsports is thrilled to add a young, talented and resourceful racer …

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Aric Almirola Retiring at End of 2022

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Aric Almirola will retire at the end of the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series, he announced Jan. 10. Almirola announced his retirement at the Stewart-Haas Racing shop alongside an event for sponsor Smithfield, according to the Associated Press. He also talked about the retirement in a YouTube video. Almirola has been a full-time driver in the …

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Spencer Boyd Moving to No. 12 for Young’s

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Spencer Boyd is staying with Young’s Motorsports in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, albeit with a new number. Boyd will drive the No. 12 in 2022, Young’s announced Jan. 7. The news follows three years of Boyd in the team’s No. 20, generally full time. Boyd takes over the seat vacated by Tate Fogleman, …

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