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Jeb Burton Discusses Ride Search, Hunting & Hokie Love

2021 Charlotte I NXS Jeb Burton NKP

#10: Jeb Burton, Kaulig Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Nutrien Ag Solutions

The past few days have been less than ideal for Jeb Burton.  On Saturday (Oct. 9), he was eliminated from his first-ever NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs, with cousin Harrison Burton beating him out for the last spot. Later that night, Burton’s beloved Virginia Tech Hokies football team lost to Notre Dame after leading late in …

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Kyle Petty Finds ‘Another Chapter’ of Life with Return of Music Career & Charity Ride

2007 Watkins Glen Kyle petty smiling Nigel Kinrade Autostock

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/Autostock)

Kyle Petty may have driven his final NASCAR race 13 years ago, but he’s just as busy as ever.  In fact, Petty’s in the midst of one of his biggest years professionally. In addition to returning as an analyst for NASCAR on NBC and host of Coffee With Kyle, he started another show for the …

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Teenage Jesse Love Learning in His ARCA Races

2021 ARCA Toledo Jesse Love (Credit: Nic Anaya/ARCA Racing used with permission)

Photo: Nic Anaya/ARCA Racing used with permission

Before he earned his driver’s license, Jesse Love became the champion of a NASCAR-owned series. As a 15-year-old, Love won the 2020 ARCA Menards Series West title on the strength of three wins. He also debuted in the ARCA Menards Series, scoring two top fives and two top 10s in his four starts. This year, …

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Chris Buescher Trying To Get Out of Summer Slide

Chris Buescher looks on at Circuit of the Americas NASCAR Cup 2021 NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Since the start of summer, Chris Buescher has gone from looking like a postseason lock to needing a miracle just to make it in the playoffs. Following a finish of eighth in the Coca-Cola 600 Memorial Day Weekend, Buescher was the last driver above the playoff cutline with a 55-point cushion. Since then? It’s been …

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Could Denny Hamlin Add Track Owner to His Résumé via Southside Speedway?

2021 Kansas I Cup Denny Hamlin NKP

#11: Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Freight

In addition to being a future Hall of Fame NASCAR Cup Series driver, a father, a charity runner and a basketball league commissioner, Denny Hamlin added a significant title to his résumé this year by becoming the co-owner of 23XI Racing with NBA legend Michael Jordan. Now, there’s the possibility that Hamlin could wear one …

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Taylor Gray Healthy, Aiming for ARCA Wins

2021 Elko ARCA Taylor Gray NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After his first year of competing across all three ARCA series yielded one win (coming in the 2020 penultimate ARCA Menards Series West race), 13 top fives and 20 top 10s, Taylor Gray seemed destined to record even better results in year two. In addition to racing part-time in the ARCA Menards Series and full-time …

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Anthony Alfredo Eyeing Improvement Through ‘Challenging’ Rookie Season

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Anthony Alfredo is in the midst of his first season as a NASCAR Cup Series driver. But 2021 also marks the first full-time ride Alfredo has gotten in any of NASCAR’s three national touring series. One year after competing on a part-time basis for Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Alfredo sits 30th …

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Luke Fenhaus on Runner-Up SRX Finish, Battling Motorsports Legends & Slinger Nationals


(Photo: Bruce Nuttleman)

In Saturday (July 10) night’s Superstar Racing Experience event at Slinger Speedway in Wisconsin, 17-year-old Luke Fenhaus held his own against the likes of Tony Stewart, Bobby Labonte and Helio Castroneves for most of the night. Securing a spot in the SRX race by way of a super late model triumph in the Slinger Nationals, …

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Doug Coby: ‘I Am Different Than What You Usually See’ In NASCAR Truck Series

Doug Coby stands at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2017 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race Photo: Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade NKP)

Six-time NASCAR Whelen Modified champion Doug Coby is living out a dream. His win in the series opener for SRX at Stafford Motor Speedway June 12 opened the eyes of many who had never heard of the 41-year-old dominating on short tracks throughout the northeast. While other Modified regulars, like Ryan Preece, got their shot …

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Landon Cassill Happy to Help JD Motorsports, But Still Has Eyes on NASCAR Cup

2021 Xfinity Martinsville Landon Cassill (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Landon Cassill closed out the 2019 season with a 15th-place finish in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the best finish for Shepherd Racing Ventures since 2009. But in the time following that, Cassill lost his NASCAR Cup Series ride with StarCom Racing during the offseason and didn’t have an NXS gig after …

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