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Part-Time Pains: Kaz Grala Talks Racing Cup at Talladega, Future NASCAR Goals

#16: Kaz Grala, Kaulig Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Hyperice

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Kaz Grala continues to run part-time in NASCAR this season, primarily in the Cup Series for Kaulig Racing. After a brake-line fire near his right-rear tire ended his night in the Daytona 500, Grala is back this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway (April 24-25) looking to complete his first 500-mile event. Grala also competed in the …

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Live Fast Motorsports Honors Red Farmer with Special Paint Scheme at Talladega

#78: B.J. McLeod, Live Fast Motorsports, Ford Mustang Surface Sunscreen

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Live Fast Motorsports revealed a special paint scheme that will adorn their No. 78 Ford at Talladega Superspeedway in this weekend’s GEICO 500 honoring NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2021 member Red Farmer Tuesday evening (April 21). The reveal of the special livery stems from a newly-formed partnership between the young Live Fast Motorsports …

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Chris Buescher Adds AutoTempest Sponsorship

Chris Buescher walks before 2021 spring Phoenix Cup race Fastenal firesuit Photo: NKP

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AutoTempest has teamed up with Roush Fenway Racing as a primary sponsor for NASCAR Cup Series driver Chris Buescher for two races this season, RFR announced April 20. The debut of the Ford-powered team’s newest primary partner will be on May 2 in the Buschy McBusch Race 400 at Kansas Speedway. “We’re excited to partner …

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3 Drivers Return to Nashville for 2nd Tire Test

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Kurt Busch, Christopher Bell and Chase Briscoe will head back to Nashville Superspeedway Tuesday and Wednesday, April 20-21, FOX Sports’ Bob Pockrass tweeted April 19. They will perform a second tire test to confirm the tire that will be used when the NASCAR Cup Series runs at Nashville in June. The trio first tested Goodyear …

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Denny Hamlin Not Worried Following Runner-Up At Richmond: “We’re Smashing Everyone”

2021 Cup Richmond Denny Hamlin Headshot (Credit: NKP)

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Another race, another dominant performance, but another win slipped through the cracks for Denny Hamlin. Following a third-place finish at Martinsville where he led 276 of 500 laps, Hamlin was passed with 10 laps to go by Alex Bowman at Richmond for the win after leading six times for 207 of 400 laps and winning …

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Alex Bowman Uses Final Restart to Steal Victory at Richmond

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

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Alex Bowman used a restart with 12 laps to go as a springboard for an out-of-nowhere win, passing Denny Hamlin late to win Sunday afternoon’s (April 18) Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway. Joey Logano, Christopher Bell and Martin Truex Jr. completed the top five. Aric Almirola, William Byron, Kyle Busch, Matt DiBenedetto and Austin …

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Bubba Wallace on Adam Toledo & the ‘Never-Ending Battle’

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Thursday, April 15, was a day dominated by news related to the deaths of Black people by way of police officer. In Minneapolis, Minn., the trial of Derek Chauvin, the police officer accused of murdering George Floyd last May, came to its conclusion. Miles away in Brooklyn Center, Kim Potter was arraigned on a charge …

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Harrison Burton Attempting Cup Debut at Talladega

Harrison Burton reaches out to helmet on his car at 2021 Xfinity Phoenix race Photo NKP

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Harrison Burton will attempt to make his NASCAR Cup Series debut with Gaunt Brothers Racing at Talladega Superspeedway next week, GBR announced April 15. Burton will field the No. 96, sponsored by longtime backer Dex Imaging. The No. 96 is not a full-time team but will likely be in the field based on its owner’s …

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Martin Truex Jr. on Cup Pole at Richmond

Martin Truex Jr races at Martinsville spring 2021 Cup event NKP

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Martin Truex Jr. will take the helm at the start of the NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway Sunday, April 18. The No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing pilot claimed the pole after winning at Martinsville Speedway last week. JGR teammate Denny Hamlin lines up next to Truex on the front row. Hendrick Motorsports cohorts …

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