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Christian Eckes Scores 1st Career Win in Chaotic Las Vegas Truck Series Race

2021 Trucks Las Vegas Christian Eckes Victory Lane (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

A wild night of racing saw Christian Eckes hold off teammate Ben Rhodes for his first career Camping World Truck Series win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Friday night (Sept. 24). A late spin from Carson Hocevar set up a five-lap shootout to the finish where Eckes outdueled Todd Gilliland on the final restart to …

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Romain Grosjean Moving to IndyCar Full Time in 2022 for Andretti

2021 IndyCar Road America Romain Grosjean James Black INDYCAR Media

Photo: James Black, INDYCAR Media

Romain Grosjean will drive the No. 28 car full-time in the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series season, Andretti Autosport announced Sept. 24. “(Romain) already had an impressive resume before coming to IndyCar, and watching what he’s been able to do in his rookie season here has been exciting to say the least,” team owner Michael Andretti …

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Callum Ilott Driving Full Time for Juncos Hollinger in 2022

Callum Ilott at the Portuguese Grand Prix, April 2021.

(Photo: Antonin Vincent/DPPI)

Callum Ilott will compete in the No. 77 entry for Juncos Hollinger Racing full time in the NTT IndyCar Series in 2022, the team announced Sept. 24. A 22-year-old from Cambridge, England, Ilott was originally announced to make his IndyCar Series debut at Portland International Raceway on Sept. 12. One race then turned into a …

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Friday Faceoff: Would a Move to Streaming Benefit NASCAR?

Martin Truex Jr leads a pack of NASCAR Cup cars at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Streaming could play a larger role in the next NASCAR TV deal. Would the sport benefit from such a move? Dalton Hopkins: Streaming live races could create a cause and effect that gets rid of NASCAR’s controversial stage racing format. It’s a steep slope, but hear me out. With streaming, there’s the benefit of having no …

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AJ Allmendinger Wins Bristol, Regular Season Title While Wrecking Across Line

NASCAR Xfinity Series AJ Allmendinger Austin Cindric Bristol 2021

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a wild conclusion to the Xfinity Series regular season at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday night (Sept. 17), AJ Allmendinger won the race and the regular season championship in the most improbable fashion: by taking the checkered flag while crashing into the inside wall. A chaotic overtime restart saw Allmendinger charge to the lead …

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Nutrien AG Will Not Sponsor Kaulig Racing in 2022

Jeb Burton car NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

UPDATE, Sept. 21: Kaulig Racing President Chris Rice confirmed to Frontstretch that Nutrien Ag Solutions isn’t returning to the team and is getting completely out of NASCAR amid executive changes at the company. “They’re not leaving for any performance reasons, not leaving for money reasons,” Rice said. “They’re just getting out of the sport, completely out …

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Josh Berry to Replace Michael Annett in Xfinity Race at Bristol

Josh Berry

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Michael Annett will not race in the Food City 300 tonight at Bristol Motor Speedway. Josh Berry will substitute for him in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race, JR Motorsports announced on Sept. 17. Annett, who has been in and out of the No. 1 car for the past few months while dealing with recurring leg …

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Friday Faceoff: Candy Eggs, Easter Bunnies & NASCAR Racing?

Alex Bowman at 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Michigan race

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kurt Busch and Alex Bowman are tied for the final playoff position above the cutoff heading to Bristol Motor Speedway. Who has the better odds of claiming the 12th slot? Luken Glover: Kurt Busch has a whopping six wins in Thunder Valley, including five top 10s in the last seven races at Bristol. In 10 starts …

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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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Callum Ilott Adds 2 Races to 2021 IndyCar Schedule

Callum Ilott at the Portuguese Grand Prix, April 2021.

(Photo: Antonin Vincent/DPPI)

Callum Ilott will pilot the No. 77 of Juncos Hollinger Racing for the remainder of the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season, the team announced Sept. 10. Ilott, the 23-year-old from Cambridge, England, will make his IndyCar debut at Portland International Raceway this weekend, as previously announced. Ilott will now have the final two races of …

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