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eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series: Vicente Salas Makes History in Dominating Win at Richmond

Vicente Salas does a burnout after winning the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series race at Richmond, 4/13/2021

(Photo: iRacing)

Perfection was the name of the game for Vicente Salas in Tuesday night’s (April 13) event at the virtual Richmond Raceway, the first short track race of the 2021 eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series season. And perfection is exactly what he achieved. The Spacestation Gaming driver became the sixth different winner in six races so far …

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Martinsville Penalty Report: 4 Cup Teams Fined, 2 Xfinity Crew Members Suspended

William Byron leads inside line in his No. 24 Liberty University car, Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kyle Larson holds outside lane. Kyle Busch, Alex Bowman and Brad Keselowski also race at spring Martinsville Cup, Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Four teams (three NASCAR Cup Series, one NASCAR Xfinity Series) fell victim to the NASCAR officials’ penalty report on Tuesday (April 13). All three Cup teams involved were caught for lug-nut violations, with each team having a single unsecured lug nut on their car at the conclusion of Sunday’s Blue-Emu Maximum Pain 500. FOX commentators …

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No NASCAR Nashville Fairgrounds Race in 2022, Says Fair Grounds Commissioner

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

There may not be a NASCAR race at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway in 2022, a Nashville Fair Board commissioner said during a meeting Tuesday, April 13, according to NBC Sports. Jason Bergeron shared his thoughts on the time table between meetings for the speedway project and public input. “I’m not clear why this isn’t a longer …

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Dropping the Hammer: Josh Berry’s Big Chance Pays Off

Josh Berry wins at Martinsville

(Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images via NASCAR media)

The NASCAR Xfinity Series should introduce a new slogan: “The Xfinity Series: Where 30 is the new 20.” After Sunday’s race at Martinsville Speedway, this slogan would apply almost exclusively to one driver: Josh Berry. The newest driver to claim a win in NASCAR’s second-tier national series wasn’t a baby-faced twentysomething who’d have trouble getting …

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Chase Elliott Posts ‘Uneventful’ 2nd-Place Finish at Martinsville

Chase Elliott at Martinsville

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

For Chase Elliott, the first seven races of the 2021 NASCAR Cup season were “eventful.” That’s one way of describing only earning two top fives and finishing 13th or worse in four of the remaining five races, including one DNF. So the Hendrick Motorsports driver was more than pleased with an “uneventful” Sunday afternoon at …

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Rain Postpones Blue Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville to Sunday

Martinsville track at night in Xfinity Series race 2021 spring Photo: Chris Gilbert Getty Images

(Photo: Chris Gilbert/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

After 42 laps on NASCAR’s shortest track, rain took over once more after teams, officials and even fans kept their eyes glued to the radar for a majority of the evening. For the second time in three weeks, NASCAR’s Cup Series has been postponed, to be held Sunday following the NASCAR Xfinity Series race, which …

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Suarez’s Crew Chief Ejected Ahead of Martinsville Night Race; 3 Others to the Rear for Inspection Failures

Daniel Suarez races at 2021 spring Las Vegas Cup race with Camping World on the hood Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Ejection has occurred again, this time at the paperclip. For a second time this season, Travis Mack, crew chief for Daniel Suarez and the No. 99 Trackhouse Racing Toyota Camry, has been ejected from Martinsville Speedway ahead of the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500. Mack, who will be replaced by race engineer Jose Blasco-Figueroa, was …

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NASCAR Xfinity Martinsville Race Postponed; Moved to Sunday at Noon ET

NASCAR Xfinity cars covered in the rain on a Friday night at Martinsville 2021 spring Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Xfinity Series Cook-Out 250 at Martinsville Speedway has been postponed until Sunday, April 11 following a Friday night rain delay that persisted for three hours. The race will resume at 12 p.m. ET with television coverage provided by FOX Sports 1. 91 of 250 laps were complete in this NXS event before rain …

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SRX Adds 5 to Driver Lineup

Five drivers are joining the Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) field this summer in one race each. Doug Coby, Brian Brown, Kody Swanson, Bobby Santos III and the 2021 Slinger Nationals champion will compete as what SRX calls “Amateur All Stars.” Coby, a six-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion, will race at Stafford Motor Speedway. He …

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Jeff Gordon Tested Positive for COVID-19, ‘Good to Go’ for Martinsville

Jeff Gordon

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Jeff Gordon revealed April 8 he tested positive for COVID-19 last week, but that he’s “good to go” to cover this weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway. The NASCAR Hall of Famer and Fox Sports analyst shared the news on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio’s “On Track.” “I can’t say my off-week was great because …

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