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Frontstretch 2-Minute Drill: Jockey Made in America 250 at Road America

2021 Road America Cup Alex Bowman trees NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It has been 65 years since the NASCAR Cup Series took to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Sunday (July 4) will break that drought, as the sport’s premier division races amongst the green grass and dense surrounding trees at Road America on Independence Day. Located midway between Milwaukee and Green Bay, the 4.048-mile, 14-turn layout of Road …

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Kurt Busch Fastest in Cup Practice at Road America

Kurt Busch at 2021 Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Gearwrench car NASCAR Cup NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Days after Chip Ganassi Racing made headlines this week with Trackhouse Racing purchasing the NASCAR Cup Series team, Kurt Busch posted the fastest time in Cup practice at Road America on Saturday, July 2. Sibling rivalry took place as Kurt Busch beat his younger brother Kyle Busch with a speed of 108.875 mph while Kyle …

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Justin Marks: ‘I Don’t Want to Get Over My Skis’ After Chip Ganassi Acquisition

2021 Cup Charlotte Daniel Suarez, No. 99 TrackHouse Racing Chevrolet (Credit: NKP)

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It may be hard to believe, but Justin Marks believes the growth of Trackhouse Racing “needs to be managed.” The timing of his own statement Wednesday (June 30) wasn’t lost on Marks. It came roughly half an hour after his team announced it had purchased all of Chip Ganassi Racing’s NASCAR assets, effective at the …

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Trackhouse Racing Buys Chip Ganassi Racing’s NASCAR Operation

2021 Homestead Cup Kurt Busch car NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Chip Ganassi Racing has sold its NASCAR assets to Trackhouse Racing, both teams announced Wednesday, June 30. Trackhouse will officially acquire CGR’s assets after the final Cup Series race at Phoenix Raceway on Nov. 7. Trackhouse will run the two Cup entries in 2022, including current driver Daniel Suarez. Team owner Justin Marks competed with …

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4 Cup Teams, 2 Xfinity Teams Penalized, Crew Member Indefinitely Suspended After Pocono

Kyle Busch races in Sunday's 2021 Pocono NASCAR Cup event NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Following the first NASCAR Cup Series race of the Pocono doubleheader weekend, it was found that four Cup race teams failed to secure one lug nut each on their vehicles. Rodney Childers, Todd Gordon, Ben Beshore and Mike Wheeler have all been fined $10,000 each for their infractions. Beshore and Gordon are the crew chiefs …

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Ryan Blaney’s Crew Chief Todd Gordon To Retire at Season’s End

Todd Gordon sits on top of the pit box at Road America (Photo: NKP)

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The 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season will be the last call for Todd Gordon, championship-winning crew chief for Joey Logano and current crew chief for Ryan Blaney. Gordon announced on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio’s The Morning Drive that he would step off the pit box for good at the end of the 2021 season. ICYMI: @Team_Penske Crew …

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Kyle Busch Saves Just Enough Fuel, Wins Pocono Stuck in 4th Gear

2021 Pocono II Cup Kyle Busch win NKP

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Halfway through the Explore the Pocono Mountains 350 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday (June 27), Kyle Busch‘s day took what seemed like a downward turn. Busch suffered transmission problems and his car wouldn’t go up through the gears properly, forcing driver and team to stick the car in fourth gear for the remainder of the …

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Justin Allgaier Driving No. 77 for Spire Motorsports at Pocono

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Justin Allgaier, about an hour removed from a third-place finish in the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ Pocono Green 225 at Pocono Raceway, will pilot Spire Motorsports’ No. 77 Cup Series entry in the Explore the Pocono Mountains 350 on Sunday (June 27) afternoon. Justin Allgaier spoke to Spire executive after Xfinity race. He will drive the …

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Frontstretch 2-Minute Drill: Explore the Pocono Mountains 350 at Pocono

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

Sunday (June 27) afternoon’s NASCAR Cup Series race has quite the status to live up to after what happened less than 24 hours before. On Saturday, Kyle Larson was seemingly on cruise control, having battled and overcome Hendrick Motorsports teammate Alex Bowman in the waning laps of the Pocono Organics CBD 325 to take the …

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