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Q&A: Ben Kennedy on the 2022 NASCAR Cup Schedule

NASCAR at Daytona

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

On Wednesday (Sept. 15), NASCAR officially unveiled the 2022 NASCAR Cup schedule. The schedule includes: The Clash at the LA Coliseum on Feb. 6 Bristol Dirt on Easter Sunday (April 17) in prime time on Fox Cup’s inaugural race at Gateway in East St. Louis on June 5 Pocono Raceway losing one of its two …

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Pato O’Ward Loses IndyCar Points Lead in Portland

Pato O'Ward at Portland

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

Pato O’Ward‘s slim lead in the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series standings disappeared after Sunday’s (Sept. 12) Grand Prix of Portland when the Mexican racer finished 14th. Up ahead of him, fellow title rival Alex Palou earned the victory, claiming the points lead in the process. O’Ward started seventh but INDYCAR placed him as the race …

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Daniel Ricciardo Wins Italian Grand Prix as Title Contenders Crash Out

Daniel Ricciardo of Australia driving the (3) McLaren F1 Team MCL35M Mercedes leads Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W12 and Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (33) Red Bull Racing RB16B Honda on track during the F1 Grand Prix of Italy at Autodromo di Monza on September 12, 2021 in Monza, Italy. (Photo by Rudy Carezzevoli/Getty Images)

(Photo by Rudy Carezzevoli/Getty Images via Red Bull Content Pool)

Every year it seems the Italian Grand Prix is a candidate for race of the year, in 2019 Charles Leclerc brought home an emotional home victory for Ferrari and last year Pierre Gasly stunned F1 world by winning in an AlphaTauri. The 2021 edition followed suit. Following a textbook drive and flawless teamwork, McLaren’s Daniel …

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iRacing Weekly Roundup: Keeping it 100 for the Season 4 Build

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It’s currently Week 13 on the iRacing service and with that comes a new build containing widespread updates across most of the content. With eRacr.gg and Monday Night Racing on a break, and FTF Racing and the eNASCAR Road to Pro taking a week off, the only community with racing to talk about is the …

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Sage Karam Returns to Jordan Anderson Racing for 2 Races, Sets Truck Debut for Martinsville

Sage Karam prepares for his debut in NASCAR Xfinity 2021 race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Sage Karam will return to Jordan Anderson Racing’s No. 31 car in the Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sept. 17, team owner Jordan Anderson announced on Twitter on Sept. 10. Anderson also noted that Karam will compete in the Oct. 9 Xfinity race at Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL in addition to making …

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Kurt Busch Loses 4 Pit Crew Members for Richmond Due to COVID Protocols

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

NASCAR Cup playoff driver Kurt Busch will be without all but one of his regular pit crew members Saturday night (Sept. 11) at Richmond Raceway due to COVID-19 contact tracing protocols. Busch’s No. 1 team will be without front tire changer Cory Baldwin, tire carrier Jeremy Kimbrough, rear tire changer Steve Price and jackman Josh …

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NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2021 Induction Ceremony Set for January

Dale Earnhardt Jr

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

The NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2021 will be honored with an induction ceremony in January 2022, NASCAR and the Hall of Fame announced Sept. 8. The events were originally set for the beginning of this year but were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They are now scheduled for Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 20-22, 2022. …

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Lawless Alan Frustrated With Derek Kraus After Darlington Crash

Lawless Alan

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Lawless Alan was holding his own and trying to make laps in his sixth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start.

But his Darlington Raceway debut was disrupted by an incident in turn 3, which began when Derek Kraus got into Alan’s left-rear quarter panel to send the No. 45 Niece Motorsports spinning.

Sheldon Creed Dominates Darlington, Scores Second Straight Win

Sheldon Creed on pit road at World Wide Technology Raceway in Gateway, Ill. (Photo: Getty Images)

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Sheldon Creed finished Sunday (Sept. 5) afternoon’s In It To Win It 200 at Darlington Raceway where he started: out front. Creed dominated throughout the race’s 147-lap running, holding off challenges from Kyle Busch Motorsports teammates John Hunter Nemechek and Chandler Smith to win the second stage and, ultimately, the race. Creed’s third win of …

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Max Verstappen Wins Dutch Grand Prix, Retakes Championship Points Lead

Max Verstappen

(Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images via Red Bull Content Pool)

After the rain-soaked farce of the Belgian Grand Prix last week, Formula 1 ventured to the Netherlands for the first time since the 1980s. In an orange-tinted homecoming for polesitter Max Verstappen, the Dutchman delivered his seventh win of the season in front of 70,000 fans Sunday at Zandvoort. The win helped the Red Bull …

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