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The Underdog House: AJ Allmendinger Capitalizes on COTA Road Course Prowess

AJ Allmendinger prepares for a NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. (March 2021) (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Top Dog: AJ Allmendinger AJ Allmendinger may be no underdog on a road course, but the 39-year-old veteran became a bit of a Cinderella story Sunday (May 23) at Circuit of the Americas. While his team, Kaulig Racing, has established itself as a powerhouse in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, it has limited experience at the …

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CMI Fielding 3 Trucks at COTA

Ray Ciccarrelli’s No. 49 truck runs at 2021 Daytona race CMI Motorsports NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

CMI Motorsports will attempt to field three trucks for the first time at the inaugural Toyota Tundra 250 at Circuit of the Americas in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, according to All three of their drivers will be attempting their NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debuts. John Atwell and Sam LeComte join the …

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Kevin Harvick Driving BJ McLeod Motorsports’ No. 5 in COTA Xfinity Race


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BJ McLeod Motorsports will field 2014 NASCAR Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick in its No. 5 entry at the inaugural Circuit of the Americas race in the Xfinity Series, the team announced May 17. Rush Truck Centers will sponsor the effort. The announcement did not note if the No. 5 would be a solely BJMM-fielded …

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Michele Abbate Attempting Truck Debut at COTA

No. 30: Danny Bohn, On Point Motorsports, No. 56: Tyler Hill race at 2021 spring Las Vegas Truck race NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Michele Abbate will attempt her NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at Circuit of the Americas for On Point Motorsports, the team announced on May 17. On Point Motorsports will have Abbate drive the No. 30 Scosche/GHOST Toyota Tundra in her debut. Danny Bohn has driven the truck in all races so far in 2021. …

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The Underdog House: Daniel Suarez Cashes in With Dover Top 10

Daniel Suarez walks down pit road at Homestead-Miami Speedway (March 2021). (Photo: NKP)

#99: Daniel Suarez, TrackHouse Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Camping World

Top Dog: Daniel Suarez The refreshing sight of packed grandstands made for a very compelling race Sunday (May 16) in the Drydene 400 at Dover International Speedway. The action-packed, one-mile oval provided great entertainment for those fans while underdogs of the sport cashed in on some opportunities. Daniel Suarez once again led the way, stepping …

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The Underdog House: Erik Jones Best In Class… But Darlington Streak Ends

#43: Erik Jones, Richard Petty Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro STP and #20: Christopher Bell, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Rheem racing at 2021 spring Darlington Cup, Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Top Dog: Erik Jones If you tuned into Sunday’s (May 9) Goodyear 400 at Darlington Raceway with no information on NASCAR Throwback weekend, you may have wondered why there were schemes largely from the 20th century on track. One of those cars would be the easily distinguishable STP colors adorning the No. 43. However, it …

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