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Ty Dillon Returning to Our Motorsport’s No. 23 at Bristol

Ty Dillon smiling at Richmond, fall 2021 NASCAR Xfinity race

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Ty Dillon will return to the seat of an Our Motorsports car at Bristol Motor Speedway, this time in the No. 23 Hometown Lenders Chevrolet, the team announced on Monday, Sept. 13. Dillon has competed in a substitute role for the past two races in the No. 02 Chevrolet for Brett Moffitt, who had been …

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The Underdog House: Daniel Suarez Endures at Richmond on 9/11

Daniel Suarez stands on pit road at Charlotte Motor Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Top Dog: Daniel Suarez Daniel Suarez had a consistent night at Richmond Raceway, posting a 17th-place finish in the Sept. 11 Federated Auto Parts 400. It was his third straight NASCAR Cup Series top 20, finding his footing again with the No. 99 Trackhouse Racing Team after a dismal summer. But on a rough Saturday, …

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Valtteri Bottas Joining Alfa Romeo in 2022

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Valtteri Bottas celebrates his Australian GP win (credit: FIA media)

Valtteri Bottas will partner with Fred Vasseur and Alfa Romeo in 2022 on a multi-year deal in Formula 1, the team announced Sept. 6. Bottas will replace Kimi Raikkonen, who will be retiring at season’s end. In those five seasons for Mercedes, Bottas had recorded nine wins, 17 pole positions, 53 podiums and helped Mercedes …

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The Underdog House: Ryan Preece Begins 2022 Audition at the Lady in Black

Ryan Preece produced an impressive 12th-place finish in the 2021 Southern 500. (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Top Dog: Ryan Preece What’s the best medicine when you find out you will be job searching for 2022? Most drivers would tell you that getting back on track is their preference. For Ryan Preece, that was likely the case at the Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway (Sept. 5). Days after learning his …

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Entry List: 2021 In It To Win It 200

2021 Trucks Darlington Pack Racing - Grant Enfinger, No. 98 ThorSport Racing Toyota (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series was set to hold its second race of the playoffs at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. However, COVID-19 restrictions forced NASCAR to shift the race to Darlington Raceway, joining the trucks with both the Cup and Xfinity series for a triple-header weekend. Thirty-eight trucks are set to take the green, …

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Entry List: 2021 Sport Clips Haircuts VFW Help a Hero 200

2021 Xfinity Darlington Field NKP

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

The NASCAR Xfinity Series continues to near the playoffs as three races remain in the regular season. Drivers will return to Darlington Raceway this weekend as they seek to tame the Lady in Black. Forty-one drivers are entered for 40 spots. Based on points, MBM Motorsports’ No. 13 piloted by Chad Finchum will not make …

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Entry List: 2021 Cook Out Southern 500

Martin Truex Jr, Denny Hamlin, Tyler Reddick racing at 2021 spring Darlington Cup race NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This weekend, 16 drivers enter a different mode as the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs commence at Darlington Raceway. The drama unfolds at one of NASCAR’s most substantial venues for the crown jewel Cook Out Southern 500. Thirty-seven cars are entered for 40 spots, assuring each driver a starting spot, discounting any last-minute changes. Joey Gase …

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The Underdog House: Bubba Wallace Nets Daytona Runner-Up in Game of Survival

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(Photo: James Gilbert/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

Top Dog: Bubba Wallace With the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway (Aug. 28) playing host to the regular season finale, everyone knew that anything could happen. Look no further than Michael McDowell opening the year for the underdogs in a strong way by winning the prestigious Daytona 500. With 15 drivers eligible …

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