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CJ McLaughlin Running Partial Xfinity Schedule for RSS Racing

CJ McLaughlin NKP

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CJ McLaughlin is returning to RSS Racing for several races in the 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series season, he announced Jan. 17. SciAps will once again sponsor McLaughlin. The stint is for 14 races, according to McLaughlin’s Facebook page. SciAps’ website currently lists 13 events: both events at Daytona International Speedway in February and August, at …

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Tony Kanaan Returns to CGR for Indy 500

Tony Kanaan Chris Owens INDYCAR Media

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Tony Kanaan will attempt to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 with Chip Ganassi Racing, the team announced Jan. 17. The American Legion will sponsor the effort. Kanaan ran four races for the team in the NTT IndyCar Series last season, with a best finish of 10th in the 2021 Indy 500. It’s official! 😁@TonyKanaan will …

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Tatiana Calderon Joins AJ Foyt Racing for Road & Street Courses

Tatiana Calderon

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Tatiana Calderon will run the road and street courses in the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series season for AJ Foyt Racing, the team announced Jan. 17. Calderon will pilot the No. 11 with sponsorship from ROKiT. She is the first female to drive for AJ Foyt Racing. “I’m thrilled and very thankful to Jonathan Kendrick, ROKiT …

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Brandon Brown Adds LGBcoin for Full Xfinity Season

Brandon Brown smiles at Nashville Superspeedway NXS, NKP

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Update: According to FOX Sports’ Bob Pockrass, NASCAR has not yet approved the scheme. Update- Jan. 2, 2022: Brandonbilt Motorsports issued a statement. “We are very aware and appreciative of the process required to approve sponsors and paint schemes and would not attempt to circumvent that process. Brandonbilt Motorsports submitted our most recent sponsors and …

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Bob Keselowski Dead at 70

Brad and Bob Keselowski Brian Czobat

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Bob Keselowski, 1989 ARCA Menards Series champion and father to NASCAR Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski, died Dec. 22. He was 70. A cause of death was not revealed. Brian Keselowski posted on Twitter last week that Bob battled cancer that past two years. “My dad will always be my hero,” Brad Keselowski said in …

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2021 NASCAR Top Storylines: New Track, Who Dis?

2021 Nashville Cup Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing pack racing NKP

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This time last year I anxiously awaited the 2021 NASCAR season and looked forward to the new racetracks that were set to run, including the Bristol Motor Speedway dirt track, Circuit of the Americas and Nashville Superspeedway. I also was unsure of how the COVID-19 pandemic might affect things, as Auto Club Speedway was already …

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Riley Herbst, Monster Energy Staying With Stewart-Haas in Xfinity in 2022

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Riley Herbst will continue to pilot the No. 98 car in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Stewart-Haas Racing announced Nov. 15. Monster Energy will also stay on as a partner. Herbst finished his second full-time Xfinity season and first with SHR, earning five top fives and 13 top 10s in 2021. He ended the year 11th …

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David Starr, Carl Long & Other MBM Team Members Contract COVID-19

David Starr No. 66 MBM Motorsports NKP

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Motorsports Business Management team owner Carl Long, driver David Starr and seven other team members contracted COVID-19 after last weekend’s NASCAR races at Phoenix Raceway, Long said on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Nov. 13. “We did finish the race out at Phoenix, but myself and eight of my team members contracted (COVID-19) on the way back,” …

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Tanner Gray Adds Jerry Baxter as Truck Crew Chief at David Gilliland Racing

Tanner Gray NO. 15 David Gilliland Racing truck

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Jerry Baxter will be Tanner Gray’s crew chief next year in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, David Gilliland Racing announced Nov. 11. Baxter returns to the Truck Series after spending the last two years in the Cup Series with Richard Petty Motorsports. Erik Jones earned six top 10s under Baxter in 2021. Dave Elenz …

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Ben Rhodes, Matt Crafton Staying With ThorSport in 2022

2021 Darlington II trucks Ben Rhodes NKP

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2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Ben Rhodes and ThorSport Racing teammate Matt Crafton will remain with the team next year, Allison Thorson said on SiriusXM NASCAR radio per a tweet from Alan Cavanna. Rhodes secured the championship after passing Zane Smith within the final 10 laps at Phoenix Raceway last weekend. He earned …

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