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George Russell, Valtteri Bottas, Sebastian Vettel to Receive Grid Penalties at US Grand Prix

Valtteri Bottas Wolfgang Wilhelm

(Photo: Wolfgang Wilhelm/Mercedes AMG F1 Media)

George Russell and Valtteri Bottas will both join Sebastian Vettel in receiving grid penalties for this weekend’s United States Grand Prix, the Formula 1 teams announced on Oct. 22. Bottas, who won the most recent grand prix in Turkey on Oct. 10 for his first victory of the 2021 season, will be hit with a …

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McAnally Forms GMS Alliance, Switching to Chevy in 2022

2021 Knoxville Trucks Derek Kraus truck NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

McAnally-Hilgemann Racing will switch to Chevrolet and form an alliance with GMS Racing for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2022, the team announced Oct. 13. MHR will operate out of a new shop prepared by GMS in Statesville, N.C. “We are excited about this opportunity to be part of Chevrolet’s racing program in …

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Kyle Larson Starting From Cup Pole at Texas

Kyle Larson smiling, wearing a blue hat and sunglasses at 2021 Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course NASCAR Cup series, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Round of 8 for the NASCAR Cup Series begins this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway on Oct. 17, and Kyle Larson will be the first to take the green flag. Larson, the winner of last weekend’s race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL and the current points leader, has collected seven wins in 2021 …

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Lewis Hamilton Hit With 10-Place Grid Penalty for Turkish Grand Prix

2021 Azerbaijan GP Lewis Hamilton face Steve Etherington via Mercedes AMG F1

(Photo: Steve Etherington via Mercedes AMG F1)

Lewis Hamilton will receive a 10-place grid penalty for this weekend’s Turkish Grand Prix, Formula 1 announced Oct. 8. As expected, Mercedes has elected to put new internal combustion engine and exhaust systems in Hamilton’s car for Sunday. Because Hamilton has crossed the threshold for engine changes this season, he will be forced to drop …

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Christian Eckes Scores 1st Career Win in Chaotic Las Vegas Truck Series Race

2021 Trucks Las Vegas Christian Eckes Victory Lane (Credit: NKP)

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A wild night of racing saw Christian Eckes hold off teammate Ben Rhodes for his first career Camping World Truck Series win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Friday night (Sept. 24). A late spin from Carson Hocevar set up a five-lap shootout to the finish where Eckes outdueled Todd Gilliland on the final restart to …

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Romain Grosjean Moving to IndyCar Full Time in 2022 for Andretti

Photo: James Black, INDYCAR Media

Romain Grosjean will drive the No. 28 car full-time in the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series season, Andretti Autosport announced Sept. 24. “(Romain) already had an impressive resume before coming to IndyCar, and watching what he’s been able to do in his rookie season here has been exciting to say the least,” team owner Michael Andretti …

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Callum Ilott Driving Full Time for Juncos Hollinger in 2022

Callum Ilott at the Portuguese Grand Prix, April 2021.

(Photo: Antonin Vincent/DPPI)

Callum Ilott will compete in the No. 77 entry for Juncos Hollinger Racing full time in the NTT IndyCar Series in 2022, the team announced Sept. 24. A 22-year-old from Cambridge, England, Ilott was originally announced to make his IndyCar Series debut at Portland International Raceway on Sept. 12. One race then turned into a …

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AJ Allmendinger Wins Bristol, Regular Season Title While Wrecking Across Line

NASCAR Xfinity Series AJ Allmendinger Austin Cindric Bristol 2021

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a wild conclusion to the Xfinity Series regular season at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday night (Sept. 17), AJ Allmendinger won the race and the regular season championship in the most improbable fashion: by taking the checkered flag while crashing into the inside wall. A chaotic overtime restart saw Allmendinger charge to the lead …

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Nutrien AG Will Not Sponsor Kaulig Racing in 2022

Jeb Burton car NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

UPDATE, Sept. 21: Kaulig Racing President Chris Rice confirmed to Frontstretch that Nutrien Ag Solutions isn’t returning to the team and is getting completely out of NASCAR amid executive changes at the company. “They’re not leaving for any performance reasons, not leaving for money reasons,” Rice said. “They’re just getting out of the sport, completely out …

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