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Pocono Operating at Full Capacity for NASCAR Weekend

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Pocono Raceway has joined the steadily growing list of race venues that will operate at full seating capacity in 2021. Following Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement that statewide mitigation orders, including those related to event capacity and social distancing, will be lifted starting May 31, 2021, Pocono announced May 4 it will operate at 100% …

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Entry List: 2021 LiftKits4Less.com 200

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This weekend’s LiftKits4Less.com 200 marks just the eighth time in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series history that the division has visited Darlington Raceway and just the second time since 2011. Last year’s throwback event was won by Ben Rhodes, who already has two wins this season and heads to South Carolina second in points. Plenty …

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Entry List: 2021 Goodyear 400

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Throwback weekend, the NASCAR paint scheme version of any gift-giving holiday, arrives early this year as the NASCAR Cup Series heads to Darlington Raceway for the Goodyear 400. The celebration of liveries from NASCAR’s decades past moves from its September date to the spring, but the race does not: the egg-shaped oval and famed “Lady …

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Atlanta Motor Speedway to Open to Full Capacity for July Races

2021 Xfinity Atlanta Justin Allgaier, No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet, Win (Credit: NKP)

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Per an April 30 announcement, Atlanta Motor Speedway has elected to increase its grandstand capacity to 100% for the NASCAR race weekend headlined by the July 11 Cup Series race. The announcement marks the first NASCAR facility to announce plans for a full capacity event since the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic. “As we’ve …

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Dover to Have 20,000 Fans for its Race Weekend

Kyle Larson and Denny Hamlin lead in 2019 Dover Cup race

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In its first quarter earnings release, Dover Motorsports, Inc. announced 20,000 fans will attend the race weekend at Dover International Speedway. “We’re happy to report that officials in Delaware have given us approval to host up to 20,000 fans at our NASCAR weekend at Dover International Speedway in May,” Company President and CEO Denis McGlynn …

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2021 NASCAR All-Star Race Format Revealed

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The format for the 2021 NASCAR All-Star Race at Texas Motor Speedway was revealed on Wednesday (April 28). The feature exhibition race has six rounds totaling 100 laps, and only green-flag laps will count. $1 million prize money will go to the winner and $100,000 to the fastest pit crew in round five. A random …

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Kaulig Racing to Run Full Cup Schedule in 2022

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Kaulig Racing will compete full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2022, team owner Matt Kaulig confirmed Wednesday morning (April 28) on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. The team has made four starts in the premier division of stock-car racing, debuting for its lone 2020 start with Justin Haley. In three starts this season, the team has …

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Brad Keselowski Starts on Pole in Cup Race at Kansas

Burnout after Talladega Superspeedway 2021 spring Cup race #2: Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Mustang MoneyLion

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Brad Keselowski will take the NASCAR Cup Series field to the green flag at Kansas Speedway Sunday, May 2. The No. 2 Team Penske pilot claimed the pole after conquering Talladega Superspeedway last week. Hendrick Motorsports’ William Byron lines up next to Keselowski on the front row. Daytona 500 champion Michael McDowell starts third and …

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Valvoline Sponsoring Kyle Larson and William Byron

2021 spring Las Vegas Cup race #24: William Byron, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Liberty University, #5: Kyle Larson, HendrickCars.com Photo NKP

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Valvoline is increasing its primary sponsorship of Hendrick Motorsports drivers Kyle Larson and William Byron from three races to five throughout the 2021-2022 NASCAR Cup Series seasons, the team announced April 27. For 2021, the lubricant brand will adorn the No. 24 Chevrolet of Byron for two events at Darlington Raceway’s throwback weekend on May 9 …

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