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Ryan Blaney Wins Daytona Thriller, Tyler Reddick Clinches Final Playoff Position

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The 2021 NASCAR Cup Series regular season finale ended exactly the way the year began: with a wreck at Daytona International Speedway on the final lap. This time, Ryan Blaney found himself on the right side of Lady Luck. After a wild race, filled with high stakes for drivers fighting for a spot in the …

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Several Cup, Xfinity & Truck Teams Penalized after Michigan, Gateway

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The penalty report was released Aug. 25 after this past weekend’s NASCAR Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck series events at Michigan International Speedway and World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. The No. 23 crew chief of Bubba Wallace (Mike Wheeler) and No. 51 crew chief Cody Ware (Mike Hillman) were fined $10,000 for their …

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Jay Fabian Steps Away from NASCAR Cup Series After Arrest on Animal Cruelty Charges

Pack racing in the Firekeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway, August 2021. Photo: NKP

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Jay Fabian, NASCAR Cup Series director, is stepping away from his role temporarily, FOX Sports’ Bob Pockrass reported on Twitter. According to Pockrass, North Carolina online court records show Fabian has felony charges of animal cruelty and has a court date on Sept. 27. “NASCAR takes the situation seriously and will continue to gather information …

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Kyle Larson Starts on Cup Pole at Daytona

Kyle Larson during the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway, 8/22/2021 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

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The NASCAR Cup Series’ regular season finale is this weekend and Kyle Larson will lead the field to green at Daytona International Speedway. The points leader placed third at Michigan International Speedway last Sunday, helping him secure the pole position for Saturday night’s (Aug. 25) race. His Hendrick Motorsports teammate William Byron will start alongside …

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Kevin Harvick, SHR Add Subway Sponsorship

Kevin Harvick on pit road at Charlotte Motor Speedway (May 2021). (Photo: NKP)

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Stewart-Haas Racing has acquired a new partner in Subway restaurants as a full-time associate sponsor and a multi-race deal as a primary sponsor, the team announced Aug. 24. The brand will adorn the No. 4 Ford Mustang of Kevin Harvick starting Sept. 18 at the Bristol Motor Speedway night race and will return again on …

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Landon Cassill Joining Gaunt for Daytona, Talladega

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Landon Cassill will make his return to the NASCAR Cup Series at Daytona International Speedway with Gaunt Brothers Racing this weekend, the team announced Aug. 23. It will be Cassill’s first start in NASCAR’s premier level since Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2019, when he was the full-time driver for StarCom Racing. The 32-year-old will pilot GBR’s …

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Ryan Blaney Scores 1st Multi-Win Cup Season With Michigan Win

Ryan Blaney celebrating after winning the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway, 8/22/2021 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Ryan Blaney used a late charge on a restart after rain, crashes and more to score the win in Sunday’s (Aug. 22) FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway, his second victory of 2021 and first since Atlanta Motor Speedway in June. Blaney fended off a charge from Hendrick Motorsports teammates William Byron and Kyle …

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Erik Jones Re-Signs With Richard Petty Motorsports for 2022

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Erik Jones has struck a deal with Richard Petty Motorsports to return to the Chevrolet-based team another year, meaning he will drive the Next Gen car for the team in 2022, Jones announced Aug. 22. Jones was signed by RPM for the 2021 season after Christopher Bell replaced him at Joe Gibbs Racing. The former …

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