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Entry Lists: 2021 Pocono 325 & Pocono Mountains 350

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The NASCAR Cup Series arrives at the halfway point of the 2021 season for a doubleheader at Pocono Raceway. This will be the second consecutive year the Cup Series has hosted a doubleheader at the Tricky Triangle. Thirty-eight cars are entered for both races, guaranteeing each driver a spot, barring any last minute entry list …

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Ross Chastain Earns ‘Humbling’ Top 5 at Nashville

Ross Chastain at Nashville

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Owner Chip Ganassi has a saying: “Do the obvious things right.” The saying was on the mind of crew chief Phil Surgen Sunday (June 20) with about 73 laps left in the inaugural NASCAR Cup Series race at Nashville Superspeedway. That’s when he called Ross Chastain to pit road from third under caution. He was …

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Kyle Larson Wins 3rd Straight Points Race, Triumphs in NASCAR’s Debut in Nashville

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Sunday (June 20) marked the first time the NASCAR’s Cup Series visited Nashville Superspeedway, holding the Ally 400 on a sunny, hot afternoon in the Music City. It might’ve been a new venue, but in the words of Talking Heads’ “Once in a Lifetime,” it was the “same as it ever was” with Kyle Larson …

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Aric Almirola Snags Cup Pole at Nashville Superspeedway

Aric Almirola smiling from Charlotte Photo NKP

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Aric Almirola scored just his third career pole and his first since 2019 as the second car out for qualifying at Nashville Superspeedway Sunday morning (June 20). “That’s the hard part about this year without qualifying,” Almirola told NBC Sports. “We got in a wreck early at Daytona and it immediately puts you in a …

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William Byron Leads Nashville Cup Practice

2021 Homestead Cup Kyle Larson William Byron racing NKP

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William Byron was fastest in practice for Sunday’s (June 20) NASCAR Cup Series race at Nashville Superspeedway. After getting to the top of the charts early in the session, Byron’s Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kyle Larson jumped ahead by a slim margin. However, the No. 24 made a mock qualifying run that brought him ahead of …

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Eddie D’Hondt Reinstated By NASCAR After Charges Dropped

Eddie D'Hondt at Martinsville Speedway in 2018. (Photo: NKP)

Eddie D'Hondt, Chase Elliott's spotter, on the spotter's stand at Martinsville Speedway. (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Eddie D’Hondt, the spotter for NASCAR Cup Series defending champion Chase Elliott that was arrested and charged on misdemeanor charges of assault in late May, has been cleared of his charges for, “insufficient evidence to warrant prosecution. Conflicting statements were made by the witnesses and dispositive evidence was never provided to the DA’s office.” Shortly …

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Justin Haley Full-Time, AJ Allmendinger Part-Time in 2022 Cup Season for Kaulig

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The first Rookie of the Year candidate for the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series has been announced: Justin Haley. He will drive full-time next year for Kaulig Racing, which announced Friday (June 18) that it has acquired two charters from Spire Motorsports for the upcoming Cup Series season. Haley has signed a multi-year deal to pilot …

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Watkins Glen Allowing Full Capacity in Grandstands for NASCAR Weekend

Watkins Glen 2019 NASCAR Cup Chase Elliott

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Watkins Glen International will allow an unlimited number of fans when NASCAR comes to town on Aug. 4-8, it announced June 18. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday that COVID-19 restrictions were lifted immediately. Masks will still be required for those who haven’t received the COVID-19 vaccine. It becomes one of several racetracks …

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Alex Bowman, Ally Re-Up With Hendrick Through 2023

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Alex Bowman is staying with Hendrick Motorsports through at least 2023. Bowman and sponsor Ally announced a two-year extension with Hendrick Motorsports June 18. “(I’m) excited about it (and) obviously excited to continue to work with Ally and drive the No. 48 car,” Bowman said in a team release. “It’s been a lot of fun …

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Ryan Eversley to Make Cup Debut at Road America for Rick Ware Racing

Garrett Smithley No. 53 NASCAR Cup car at 2021 Circuit of the Americas NKP

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Ryan Eversley will make his first NASCAR Cup Series start at Road America in the No. 53 car for Rick Ware Racing, he announced Friday, June 18. Eversley has one podium in the NASCAR Rolex Grand-Am Sports Car Series, as well as four podiums in the American Le Mans Series. He previously competed in five …

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