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Eddie D’Hondt Reinstated By NASCAR After Charges Dropped

Eddie D'Hondt at Martinsville Speedway in 2018. (Photo: NKP)

Eddie D'Hondt, Chase Elliott's spotter, on the spotter's stand at Martinsville Speedway. (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Eddie D’Hondt, the spotter for NASCAR Cup Series defending champion Chase Elliott that was arrested and charged on misdemeanor charges of assault in late May, has been cleared of his charges for, “insufficient evidence to warrant prosecution. Conflicting statements were made by the witnesses and dispositive evidence was never provided to the DA’s office.” Shortly …

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Truck Crewman Suspended, Xfinity & Cup Teams Fined After Texas

2021 Texas Trucks John Hunter Nemechek burnout NKP

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

After the previous weekend’s NASCAR Xfinity and Camping World Truck series events at Texas Motor Speedway, NASCAR has released its weekly penalty report that has left one Xfinity team fined and a Truck crew member suspended. Matthew Moermond, who is listed as the technical director and an engineer for Kyle Busch Motorsports, has been suspended …

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Rinus Veekay Injured in Cycling Accident, Status Pending for Road America

2020 REV Group Grand Prix

(Photo Credit: Chris Jones/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

Rinus VeeKay was injured in a cycling accident during a training ride early Tuesday, Ed Carpenter Racing announced June 15. The NTT IndyCar Series young gun sustained a clavicle injury and is being treated by INDYCAR’s medical staff. The team said VeeKay’s participation in this weekend’s Rev Group Grand Prix at Road America is pending. …

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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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Jeff Hammond, Todd Parrott, Mike Beam Join SRX As Crew Chiefs

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

With less than a week until the inaugural Superstar Racing Experience event on June 12 at Stafford Speedway, the Camping World SRX Series announced today the addition of three veteran crew chiefs and their local track champion counterparts to their pit crew roster. NASCAR crew chiefs Jeff Hammond, Todd Parrott and Mike Beam will join …

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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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Wood Brothers Racing Parts Ways With Crew Chief Greg Erwin

Matt DiBenedetto at 2021 Coca-Cola 600 Charlotte NASCAR Cup race NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Starting with this weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race at Texas, Wood Brothers Racing has decided to make some personnel changes on top of the pit box of the No. 21 Ford Mustang, driven by Matt DiBenedetto. Greg Erwin, the team’s crew chief for the last three years, has been let go. His replacement will …

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Friday Faceoff: Has Ryan Newman Had a Hall-of-Fame Career?

Ryan Newman at 2021 spring Phoenix Cup race NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Chip Ganassi Racing No. 42 in the NASCAR Cup Series has just two top-five finishes since Kyle Larson’s tenure ended more than a year ago. What’s wrong at CGR, and what should be done? Josh Roller: The No. 42 with Ross Chastain behind the wheel is heading in the right direction in 2021, despite only …

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Jesse Iwuji Wins 4th iRacing Fan Vote for Chicago Street Course

2021 Chicago street iRacing preview eNASCAR photo iRacing

(Photo: iRacing via NASCAR Media)

For the fifth eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series event in 2021, U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Jesse Iwuji will join the NASCAR Cup Series virtual field this Wednesday, June 2. After winning his fourth fan vote award, Iwuji will be a part of the first ever NASCAR-sanctioned event on the newly added Chicago Street Course, a …

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