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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

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

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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NASCAR Mailbox: Should a Part-Time Driver Be Able To Make the Playoffs?

Josh Berry

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Do you think Ty Gibbs (or Josh Berry) in the [NASCAR] Xfinity Series and Grant Enfinger in the [Camping World] Truck Series should get into the playoffs if they are above the playoff cutline points-wise even though they haven’t attempted all the races? – Thomas Rooney (via email) Great question, Thomas. And it’s one that …

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Frontstretch 5: Longtime Traditions That NASCAR Should Resuscitate

(Photo: John Harrelson / NKP)

Ever since the turn of the current millennium, NASCAR has taken steady steps of change as the sport has evolved. Whether it’s driver safety, track modifications, schedule overhauls or pushes for diversity, some changes have left behind positive impressions and impacts, while others have blatantly left behind negative ones (need I remind you of the …

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Ross Chastain, Tyler Reddick, Aric Almirola, Matt DiBenedetto Advance to All-Star Race

Ross Chastain in the garage at Circuit of the Americas, 5/22/2021 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Two hours prior to the NASCAR Cup Series’ 2021 All-Star Race, four drivers locked in their spots to race for $1 million late Sunday (June 13) evening. Ross Chastain, Tyler Reddick and Aric Almirola won the first, second and final rounds, respectively, of the All-Star Open to qualify for the main event. Matt DiBenedetto, who …

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Las Vegas Motor Speedway to Allow Full Capacity for Playoff Races

Las Vegas Cup 2020 race

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Las Vegas Motor Speedway will allow full capacity in its grandstands for the three NASCAR national series playoff events in September, the racetrack announced Thursday, June 10. It joins Richmond Raceway, Talladega Superspeedway, Martinsville Speedway and Phoenix Raceway as tracks lifting their capacity restrictions for the fall playoff races. Other tracks like Sonoma Raceway still …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What Should NASCAR Do With The All-Star Race?

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The All-Star Race kind of feels like The Clash to me: unnecessary and lacking luster. What should NASCAR do with it? – Brodie L., Fargo, N.D. I wish I knew, Brodie. I wish I knew. I miss the electric feel of the event. When fans came down to Charlotte in droves and visited team shops, …

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Waid’s World: Surprise, Unheralded Winner Is Just 1 Part of All-Star Race Lore

Graphic: Jared Haas

The NASCAR Cup Series’ All-Star Race scheduled for Texas Motor Speedway this weekend is an exhibition event that is designed to produce a combination of excitement and mayhem. To that end, it has undergone many format and rule changes to make it more challenging for the drivers and teams and more interesting for the fans. …

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Kyle Larson on Pole for All-Star Race, Tyler Reddick for All-Star Open

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kyle Larson‘s past month has now gotten even better. Coming off of two straight NASCAR Cup Series wins in the last two weeks, Larson has won the pole for Sunday, June 13’s All-Star Race at Texas Motor Speedway via random draw on Tuesday, June 8. Larson, who is tied with Martin Truex Jr. for most …

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NASCAR Implements Safety Updates for Road Courses, Superspeedways

Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch and Ryan Blaney lead a pack of cars at spring Talladega Cup race, large checkered flag featured, Photo Sean Gardner Getty Images

(Photo: Sean Gardner/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

Following a month of safety incidents that included a blow-over incident involving Joey Logano at Talladega Superspeedway earlier this year in April and visibility issues at Circuit of the Americas, both in the NASCAR Cup Series,, NASCAR announced June 8 it will implement new safety precautions to its road course and superspeedway packages. For the …

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