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NASCAR 101: 2020 Playoff Drivers on the Outside Looking In

Aric Almirola Pit Boss car at 2021 spring Phoenix Cup race Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Although we are just seven races into the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series campaign, the playoffs are already coming into focus. By winning a race, seven drivers have already locked themselves into the postseason if there are no more than 16 winners in the regular season of course. Three of those seven did not make the …

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NASCAR 101: Meet the Dirt Ringers Racing at Bristol

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Anytime something unique appears on the NASCAR schedule, it always tends to bring out some fresh faces to the track. There are superspeedway aces and road course specialists, but this weekend, there is a new breed of NASCAR drivers: the dirt ringers. The NASCAR Cup Series’ return to dirt has certainly turned plenty of heads. …

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NASCAR Part of White House-Led Effort to Encourage COVID Vaccinations

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

NASCAR has been recruited by the White House and President Joe Biden to help encourage people to get the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. According to the WSJ, partnership will be working alongside the Ad Council and the COVID Collaborative to help further spread awareness to encourage people to get …

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Kyle Larson Returning to iRacing With Charity Paint Scheme

Kyle Larson races in 2021 spring Atlanta Cup race Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Almost a year after using a racial slur in an online iRacing event, Kyle Larson is returning to the online racing simulator. The new season of the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series is about to begin and Larson is set to be in the field. This time, his paint scheme will feature several charities promoted …

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NASCAR 101: Drivers Who Are Getting Dirt Experience Before the Bristol Cup Race

Photo Credit: Corey LaJoie Racing

Even though we are still over a week away, the anticipation for the Food City Dirt Race at Bristol Motor Speedway (March 28) is palpable. However, for some drivers, NASCAR’s return to dirt for the first time since 1970 is proving to be filled with uncertainty and wariness instead of exhilaration and confidence. While current …

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Bill Lester Returns to Compete for David Gilliland at Atlanta

(Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Bill Lester is back. The 60-year-old racer will pilot the No. 17 Ford F-150 in a one-off for David Gilliland Racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway, marking his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series appearance since 2007. The announcement comes after Lester hinted at a possible return to NASCAR last month on NASCAR Race Hub. “I’m …

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Ty Gibbs Paces ARCA Practice at Phoenix

(Photo: Barry Cantrell/ARCA Racing)

Ty Gibbs is fast once again. The 18-year-old posted the fast lap in Friday’s (March 12) practice session for the General Tire 150 at Phoenix Raceway, which is a combination race between the ARCA Menards Series and the ARCA Menards Series West. Gibbs’ No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry clocked in with a best …

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NASCAR 101: Euro Series Drivers Who Have Raced in America

Myatt Snider stands by his car before Homestead Xfinity race 2021 Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In the late 2000s, NASCAR was seeking a new international audience for its world-class racing product. The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series was formed to give the open wheel-saturated European continent some stock car flavor. Since 2009, the Euro Series has crisscrossed the continent showcasing dazzling driving talent and a brand new style of racing on …

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John Hunter Nemechek Holds Off Kyle Busch, Wins Las Vegas Truck Race

2021 Trucks Las Vegas John Hunter Nemechek, No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota, Burnout (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

A great duel between Kyle Busch Motorsports teammates Kyle Busch and John Hunter Nemechek defined Friday’s (March 5) Bucked Up 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Although 40 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series machines started the event, the Nemechek and Busch tandem outclassed the field. However, it was Nemechek who held off his boss and …

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