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Cody Ware Out for Next 2 Weeks, Garrett Smithley Subbing at Richmond

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Cody Ware will be out of the No. 51 car in the NASCAR Cup Series for the next two weekends, Rick Ware Racing announced Sept. 10. Ware, who finished 33rd last Sunday at Darlington Raceway, suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning inside the car and had to retire from the race after completing 209 of the …

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Entry List: 2021 Federated Auto Parts Salute to First Responders 400


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The NASCAR Cup Series heads to Richmond Raceway this Saturday night, Sept. 11, for race two of the Round of 16 in the 2021 playoffs. The 0.75-mile short track will host to a 400-lap event that will feature 37 Cup Series entries. With no qualifying, all teams are automatically guaranteed an entry. JJ Yeley marks …

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Kyle Busch Fined $50,000 for Safety Violation at Darlington

Kyle busch smiling at NASCAR Cup Michigan race, NKP

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Kyle Busch has been fined $50,000 for a safety violation while entering the garage area following a wreck during last weekend’s Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway in the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR announced Sept. 7. After being involved in an incident with Austin Dillon that ended with the Toyota driver hitting the inside …

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Cup Series Returns to Darlington After Turn 2 Repave

NASCAR Cup Series at Darlington

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When the NASCAR Cup Series begins its playoff run this weekend, it’ll do so at Darlington Raceway. It will be just the third time this year the series has made a return trip to a track this season, following visits to Atlanta Motor Speedway and the regular-season finale at Daytona International Speedway. But the 1.366-mile …

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Ryan Blaney Rolls Off From Cup Pole at Darlington

Ryan Blaney

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The NASCAR Cup Series playoffs begin this weekend at Darlington Raceway and Ryan Blaney is on the pole for Sunday’s (Sept. 5) race. The No. 12 Team Penske pilot is riding the momentum train after winning the past two races at Michigan International Speedway and Daytona International Speedway. Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin joins Blaney …

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JTG Daugherty Racing Plans Move Back to 1-Car Team for 2022

#11: Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Freight and #37: Ryan Preece, JTG Daugherty Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Nature Valley

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JTG Daugherty Racing does not plan to seek an additional charter for the team’s second car next season and instead reduce to one full-time team starting in 2022 in the NASCAR Cup Series, co-owner Brad Daugherty said in an NBC Zoom call Aug. 31 “We’re not going to pursue another charter,” Daugherty said, according to …

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NASCAR Holding Next Gen Tire Test at Daytona

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Eight NASCAR Cup Series teams will participate in a Next Gen car test on the high banks of Daytona International Speedway next week, Goodyear announced Aug. 31. The two-day test will take place Sept. 7-8. Each team will send one driver to collect the data on the new vehicle. William Byron, Austin Dillon, Ross Chastain …

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Entry List: 2021 Cook Out Southern 500

Martin Truex Jr, Denny Hamlin, Tyler Reddick racing at 2021 spring Darlington Cup race NKP

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This weekend, 16 drivers enter a different mode as the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs commence at Darlington Raceway. The drama unfolds at one of NASCAR’s most substantial venues for the crown jewel Cook Out Southern 500. Thirty-seven cars are entered for 40 spots, assuring each driver a starting spot, discounting any last-minute changes. Joey Gase …

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