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Corey LaJoie Out at Michigan Due to COVID-19 Protocols, Josh Berry Subbing

2021 Charlotte Cup Corey LaJoie car NKP

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Corey LaJoie will not compete in this week’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway due to COVID-19 protocols, Spire Motorsports announced Thursday, Aug. 19. Josh Berry will substitute for LaJoie in the No. 7 Chevrolet on Sunday. Berry is also driving for Michael Annett in Saturday’s Xfinity Series event while Annett recovers from …

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Martin Truex Jr., Auto-Owners Insurance Extend Partnership

2021 Kansas I Cup Martin Truex Jr car NKP

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Auto-Owners Insurance will continue to sponsor Martin Truex Jr. through at least next season in the NASCAR Cup Series, Joe Gibbs Racing announced Aug. 19. It first partnered with Truex in July 2016 and teamed up with JGR starting in 2019. Truex drove the No. 19 Auto-Owners car to several victories, including two in 2019 …

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Kyle Larson Starting on Pole in Michigan Cup Race

Kyle Larson during the Verizon 200 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 8/15/2021 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kyle Larson will start first when the NASCAR Cup Series makes its lone stop to Michigan International Speedway this year. The starting lineup for the 2021 FireKeepers Casino 400 was set via qualifying metric after the previous race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course was set by on-track qualifying. Larson is a five-time winner …

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Entry List: 2021 FireKeepers Casino 400

2019 Michigan Cup pack racing

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The entry list for the penultimate race in the NASCAR Cup Series’ regular season at Michigan International Speedway was released on Monday, Aug. 16. Thirty-seven drivers are entered for the event, meaning all will qualify, barring any entry list additions. James Davison is in the No. 15 Rick Ware Racing car, making his 18th start …

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Indianapolis Road Course Turn 6 Curbs Cause 2 Wrecks

2021 Indy road Indianapolis Cup Joey Logano pack racing NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

SPEEDWAY, Ind. — As the inaugural NASCAR Cup Series race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course hit less than 10 laps to go in its scheduled distance, a debris caution wiped away Hendrick Motorsports’ dominance up front. Who knew it was also about to wipe away half the field, causing millions in sheet metal …

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AJ Allmendinger Scores 2nd Triumph, Maiden Cup Win for Kaulig Amid Indy Road Course Chaos

2021 Indy road Indianapolis Cup AJ Allmendinger burnout NKP

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Four hours, multiple issues with curbing, several big crashes and an overtime penalty for Chase Briscoe later, AJ Allmendinger emerged from the smoke, bent fenders and crumpled sheet metal as the winner of the NASCAR Cup Series’ Verizon 200 at the Brickyard Sunday (Aug. 15). Sunday marked the first time the NASCAR Cup Series had …

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William Byron Snags Cup Pole on Indianapolis Road Course

William Byron wins pole

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William Byron will start on the pole for today’s (Aug. 15) NASCAR Cup Series race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. The No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports driver topped the century mark in speed in the final round, going 100.044 mph. Stewart-Haas Racing’s Chase Briscoe will line up next to Byron on the front row …

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Andy Lally Taking Over for Kyle Tilley in Cup Series Race at Indy Road Course

Kyle Tilley at Indianapolis road course Cup

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After the news of James Davison taking over for Kyle Tilley in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, it was announced Saturday (Aug. 14) that Andy Lally will replace Tilley in the NASCAR Cup Series race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course on Sunday. Lally is a veteran on road courses and this will mark his …

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Martin Truex Jr. Quickest in Indianapolis Cup Practice

Martin Truex Jr. practices at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Verizon 200 at the Brickyard, 8/14/2021 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Martin Truex Jr., one of the best road racers in the NASCAR Cup Series, took the top spot in practice on Saturday (Aug. 14), at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course. Truex’s lap at 98.021 mph topped the charts. Truex was one of three Gibbs machines in the top 10, but breaking those drivers up …

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Bob Jenkins, Iconic Broadcaster, Passes Away at 73

Bob Jenkins passed away Monday, August 9, 2021 at the age of 73. (Photo: IMS)

(Photo: Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

Legendary NASCAR and IndyCar commentator Bob Jenkins has passed away at the age of 73. Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced the news on Monday, Aug. 9, bringing an end to Jenkins’ eight-month bout with brain cancer. Jenkins’ voice was one of the most prestigious and distinguishable among race fans in the booth. For parts of five …

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