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Atlanta Announces 2022 Reconfiguration, Repave

William Byron featured in front of Joey Logano and others at Atlanta spring 2021 race NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Atlanta Motor Speedway will begin repaving and reconfiguring its 1.5-mile circuit, with groundbreaking beginning later in 2021, for a new look in 2022, track officials announced July 6. One of the biggest changes being made to the Georgia track is an increase in banking from 24 degrees to 28 degrees. In addition, the new racing …

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4 Cup Teams, 2 Xfinity Teams Penalized, Crew Member Indefinitely Suspended After Pocono

Kyle Busch races in Sunday's 2021 Pocono NASCAR Cup event NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Following the first NASCAR Cup Series race of the Pocono doubleheader weekend, it was found that four Cup race teams failed to secure one lug nut each on their vehicles. Rodney Childers, Todd Gordon, Ben Beshore and Mike Wheeler have all been fined $10,000 each for their infractions. Beshore and Gordon are the crew chiefs …

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Alex Bowman Wins Pocono After Kyle Larson Cuts Tire on Last Lap

2021 Pocono Cup Alex Bowman checkered flag NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kyle Larson was well on his way to his fourth consecutive NASCAR Cup Series win, which would rank him alongside legends like Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt in the record books. Then, in true Hollywood fashion, on the last corner of the last lap, he cut a tire. His teammate Alex Bowman, who …

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John Hunter Nemechek Outduels Kyle Busch for Pocono Victory

2021 Pocono Trucks John Hunter Nemechek celebrate NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It was a dogfight between student and master in the waning laps of today’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Pocono Raceway, and as it had been for many races this season, the student came out victorious. John Hunter Nemechek found himself battling team owner Kyle Busch for the win yet again in the closing …

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NASCAR 101: Doubleheader Weekends, Past & Present

2020 Pocono Cup II Kurt Busch Austin Dillon pack racing around a turn NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Doubleheader weekends are not a new idea when it comes to motorsports. It’s not even a new idea when it comes to NASCAR. However, regarding the nation’s most popular motorsport, the idea of running two races in one weekend at the same track is something NASCAR has only recently decided to undertake. This weekend at …

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Ryan Preece Wins Nashville Truck Race in 1st Start

Ryan Preece celebrates victory in the Rackley Roofing 200 at Nashville Superspeedway, June 2021. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Once again, a full-time NASCAR Cup Series driver has won in the lower series, but no, it isn’t Kyle Busch. Ryan Preece, in his very first career Camping World Truck Series start, took the lead within the final 10 laps to earn the victory in the series’ first race at Nashville Superspeedway since 2011. “I …

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Derek Kraus Earns 1st Career Truck Series Pole at Nashville

#19: Derek Kraus, McAnally Hilgemann Racing, Toyota Tundra THOROGOOD Pole winner 2021 Nashville Trucks

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

For the first time since 2011, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series took to the concrete 1.33-mile circuit of Nashville Superspeedway for its session of one-shot qualifying on Friday evening, June 18. With a lap time of 160.493 mph, truck series young gun Derek Kraus blistered the second-place time of 158.959 mph set by 20-year-old …

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