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William Byron Fastest in Cup COTA Practice

William Byron Martinsville

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

William Byron had the fastest lap in wet and rainy conditions in the NASCAR Cup Series’ only practice session of the weekend at Circuit of the Americas Saturday, May 22. Bryon went 77.847 mph during the period, edging out Team Penske’s Joey Logano lap speed of 77.558 mph. Byron’s Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kyle Larson was …

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Fastenal Staying With Roush Fenway Through 2024

2021 Las Vegas I Cup Chris Buescher car NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Fastenal will continue to sponsor the No. 17 of Roush Fenway Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series through 2024, the team announced Wednesday, May 19. The company has been with the organization since 2010 in the Xfinity Series; it will stay as an anchor partner on the N0. 17 car, currently driven by Chris Buescher. …

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Justin Haley Cleared to Return at COTA

Justin Haley at Las Vegas spring Cup race NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Justin Haley has been medically cleared to return to competition at Circuit of the Americas after missing last week’s events due to COVID-19 protocols, Kaulig Racing announced May 19. Haley missed the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity series races at Dover International Speedway for Spire Motorsports and Kaulig, replaced in the events by Josh Berry and …

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Frontstretch 5: Other Noteworthy Team Sweeps in NASCAR Cup Races

Kyle Larson leads the field in the Drydene 400 at Dover International Speedway, May 2021.

(Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)

Sunday’s (May 16) Drydene 400 at Dover International Speedway could not have gone more perfectly for Rick Hendrick and the entire Hendrick Motorsports organization. Between race winner Alex Bowman, runner-up Kyle Larson and fourth-place finisher William Byron, Hendrick had at least one of his cars in the lead for 382 out of 400 laps. And …

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William Byron’s No. 24 Among 4 Cup Teams Penalized After Dover

William Byron with crew chief Rudy Fugle before 2021 Daytona Road course Cup event Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Four NASCAR Cup Series crew chiefs have been given monetary fines following the post-race inspections for the Drydene 400 at Dover International Speedway last weekend, May 16. The crew chiefs of the Nos. 24, 8, 17, and 37 of William Byron, Tyler Reddick, Chris Buescher and Ryan Preece, respectively, were each forced to pay a …

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Entry List: 2021 Echopark Texas Grand Prix

Chase Elliott practices at COTA

March 2, 2021: Chase Elliott, Brad Keselowski and Martin Truex Jr at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX. ( +CMS-HHP-Harold Hinson)

The NASCAR Cup Series’ inaugural race at Circuit of the Americas will feature 40 entries, meaning all will qualify, barring any entry list changes. The three open teams joining Ryan Preece’s full-time No. 37 in the field include the No. 16 for AJ Allmendinger, Austin Cindric’s No. 33 and Ty Dillon in the No. 96. …

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Alex Bowman Wins, Hendrick Motorsports Overwhelms at Dover

2021 Cup Dover Alex Bowman, No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, Burnout (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Alex Bowman leapfrogged a dominant Kyle Larson on a cycle of pit stops and set sail, cruising to his fourth career victory and second of 2021 in Sunday (May 16) afternoon’s Drydene 400 at Dover International Speedway. The win capped off a day where Hendrick Motorsports thrashed the field, finishing 1-2-3-4. It is the first …

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Coca-Cola 600 to Be Run at Full Fan Capacity

2020 Charlotte Road Cup William Byron pack racing NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

With restrictions on attendance at sporting events around the U.S. beginning to loosen up, Charlotte Motor Speedway announced May 14 that the Coca-Cola 600 will be run with no crowd capacity restrictions. This announcement comes hot on the heels of North Carolina governor Roy Cooper’s executive order declaring that the mask mandate in the state …

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Justin Haley to Miss Dover for COVID-19 Protocols, Zane Smith & Josh Berry to Replace Him

Justin Haley

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Justin Haley will not compete in this weekend’s races at Dover International Speedway due to COVID-19 protocols, Kaulig Racing announced Friday morning (May 14). Haley, who has six top-10 finishes through nine races this season, will be replaced in the No. 11 Chevrolet by Zane Smith. Haley enters the weekend sixth in Xfinity Series points. …

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