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iRacing Weekly Roundup: Community Champions Decided

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Since the last edition of the iRacing Weekly Roundup, two of our community leagues have decided upon a champion. Three champions, actually, if we’re talking about the inaugural eRacr.gg Roval Racing Series and its three divisions. This roundup has that final eRacr showdown at the Homestead-Miami Speedway Road Course as well as the final two …

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Justin Allgaier Crew Chief Allen Burdett to Miss Darlington Due to COVID-19 Protocols

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(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

Justin Allgaier‘s crew chief, Jason Burdett, will miss the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW Help A Hero 200 at Darlington due to COVID-19 protocols. Allen Hart, engineer for the No. 7 Chevrolet team, will fill in during Burdett’s absence. The news was announced by JR Motorsports on Friday (Sept. 3) afternoon. Engineer Allen Hart will fill …

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Kurt Busch to Join 23XI Racing in 2022, Drive the No. 45

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Kurt Busch poses with his No. 45 Toyota for the 2022 season (23XI Racing)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — 23XI Racing announced Friday (Aug. 27) that Kurt Busch would join the team in 2022, driving the No. 45. The 2004 Cup champion will become teammates with Bubba Wallace on the team that is co-owned by Denny Hamlin and NBA legend Michael Jordan. “I cannot begin to express my gratitude for …

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Matt Bussa Scores Walk-Off Win at Michigan, Secures Playoff Spot

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Round 14 of the season at the virtual Michigan International Speedway proved to be a wild for the final regular season race, concluding with Matt Bussa taking home the victory and clinching his spot into the playoffs. The walk-off win, as many would say, allows Bussa a chance at a championship in 2021 after he …

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Christopher Bell: Kyle Larson ‘Running His Mouth is a Little Uncalled For’

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

SPEEDWAY, Ind. – What does it take to make Christopher Bell uncharacteristically mad? A racing rival “going to the media and telling half of the story.” Especially if that rival is Kyle Larson. That was the picture painted Saturday (Aug. 14) at Indianapolis Motor Speedway by Bell, who responded for the first time to comments …

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Pato O’Ward Narrowly Claims Pole at Indianapolis Road Course

Pato O'Ward Celebrates Pole at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course

(Photo by Chris Jones/INDYCAR)

INDIANAPOLIS — Pato O’Ward barely claimed his fourth NTT IndyCar Series pole position for Saturday’s (August 14th) NTT IndyCar Series race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course over the driver with the second most pole positions in American IndyCar history. O’Ward went around the 14-turn, 2.439 mile road course in 1 minute, 10.7147 seconds …

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Bob Jenkins, Iconic Broadcaster, Passes Away at 73

Bob Jenkins passed away Monday, August 9, 2021 at the age of 73. (Photo: IMS)

(Photo: Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

Legendary NASCAR and IndyCar commentator Bob Jenkins has passed away at the age of 73. Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced the news on Monday, Aug. 9, bringing an end to Jenkins’ eight-month bout with brain cancer. Jenkins’ voice was one of the most prestigious and distinguishable among race fans in the booth. For parts of five …

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Kyle Larson Surges Late, Wins Watkins Glen in NASCAR’s Return

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Two years separated the most recent NASCAR Cup Series races at Watkins Glen International after the series skipped the track in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Hendrick Motorsports success, however, at the upstate New York road course continued with Kyle Larson’s triumph on Sunday (Aug. 8). Larson hadn’t won in nearly two months, …

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