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Report: Canadian Grand Prix Canceled Again

(Photo: FIA Images)

The COVID-19 pandemic has struck the Formula 1 schedule, as series officials have canceled the Canadian Grand Prix for the second straight year, Radio Canada reports. The event was slated to take place on June 13, but organizers deemed the possibility of the spread of the coronavirus too high. Formula 1 has not commented on …

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Can ARCA Keep Its Car Counts on the Rise?

2021 ARCA Phoenix Tim Richmond, No. 27 Richmond Clubb Motorsports Chevrolet, and Taylor Gray, No. 17 David Gilliland Racing Ford (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Already this year, the ARCA Menards Series is seeing a positive change. After a tough season in 2020 in which only one race featured more than 30 competitors and 11 races where less than 20 competed, at least 30 drivers have competed in the first two races of 2021. Additionally, car counts appear to be …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Josh Berry Get Waiver to Compete for Xfinity Title?

2021 Xfinity Martinsville Josh Berry, No. 8 JR Motorsports Chevrolet, Win (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Josh Berry‘s victory in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Martinsville Speedway was something special. A career short-track ace, the only thing holding Berry back from a successful career in NASCAR is money. Berry drives a Dale Earnhardt Jr. owned late model at several short tracks around the country. He has multiple short track championships …

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Sonoma Will Have Fan Attendance for NASCAR, ARCA Weekend

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Fans will be able attend the NASCAR race weekend at Sonoma Raceway, the track announced April 8. The track announced neither a number nor percentage of fans able to attend the Toyota/Save Mart 350. The track announced on its website a number of COVID-19 safety protocols for the events. Some of those protocols include wearing …

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JR Hildebrand Running AJ Foyt Tribute in Indy 500

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

JR Hildebrand will compete in this year’s Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, AJ Foyt Racing announced April 8. He will pilot the No. 1 Chevrolet with sponsorship from ABC Supply. In honor of the 60th anniversary of Foyt’s triumph in the Indianapolis 500, the No. 1 will feature a throwback paint scheme. “This livery …

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Taylor Gray Hospitalized After Car Accident

2021 Las Vegas Trucks David Gilliland truck NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Taylor Gray was involved in a single-car accident last night in Statesville, N.C., David Gilliland Racing announced April 8. Gray was transported to a local hospital and remains in stable condition. After initially not specifying any possible injuries, the team announced he underwent surgery for a fractured L4 vertebra. In a couple of days, Gray …

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2-Headed Monster: NASCAR Rain Tire Test a Long Time Coming or Recipe for Disaster?

(Photo: John Harrelson/NKP)

This week’s race at Martinsville Speedway (on April 10) conjures up a number of memorable images: pink hot dogs, neighborhood trains, Denny Hamlin doing Joey Logano impressions, and racing in the rain. Hey, what was that last one? NASCAR’s recent tire test evaluating the feasibility of running a wet tire at an oval with limited …

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What Success Do ARCA Champions Find in NASCAR?

Bret Holmes, driver of the #23 Golden Eagle Syrup Chevrolet celebrates winning the 2020 series championship during the Speediatrics 150 for the ARCA Menards Series at Kansas Speedway on Friday, October 16, 2020. (Barry Cantrell/ARCA Racing)

Entering the NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway on April 10, there has not yet been a two-time winner in the series this year. Parity also exists in the ARCA Menards Series, which completed two races before St. Patrick’s Day. There also has not been a back-to-back champion in the main ARCA series since …

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Alex Bowman, Ryan Blaney Lead Cup Practices at Bristol Dirt

2021 Cup Bristol Dirt Practice Alex Bowman, No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

For the first time since its 2021 season-opening race weekend at Daytona International Speedway, the NASCAR Cup Series held on-track practice. Alex Bowman and Ryan Blaney posted the fastest times in each respective practice session at the Bristol Motor Speedway dirt track on Friday (March 26). Practice 1 Bowman completed 42 laps in the opening …

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Raphael Lessard, Ben Rhodes Lead Bristol Dirt Truck Practices

2021 Trucks Bristol Dirt Practice Ben Rhodes, No. 99 ThorSport Racing Toyota (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series had two practice sessions at the Bristol Motor Speedway dirt track on Friday (March 26). These were the first practice sessions for the Truck Series since its season-opening race weekend at Daytona International Speedway. Raphael Lessard and Ben Rhodes paced the two sessions, respectively. Practice 1 Lessard wheeled his …

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