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Colton Herta Wins IndyCar Pole At Laguna Seca

Colton Herta

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR Media)

Colton Herta showed off his speed in qualifying and took pole position for IndyCar’s Firestone Grand Prix Of Monterey at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca on Saturday afternoon (Sept. 18).  “The Gainbridge Honda car was awesome, it’s cool to have two for two poles here,” Herta, the 2019 winner of the race, said. “We’re not anywhere …

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Noah Gragson Scores 1st Xfinity Win of 2021 at Darlington

2021 darlington II NXS Noah Gragson celebrate NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Noah Gragson held on to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series Sport Clips Haircuts VFW Help a Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway on Saturday (Sept. 4) afternoon. Denny Hamlin dominated for most of the afternoon and looked to have things well in hand, at least until he was sent to the rear on a late restart …

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

2017 Richmond NXS Jason Burdett Russell LaBounty NKP

(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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Ryan Blaney Wins Daytona Thriller, Tyler Reddick Clinches Final Playoff Position

2021 Cup Daytona II Ryan Blaney Pit NKP

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

The 2021 NASCAR Cup Series regular season finale ended exactly the way the year began: with a wreck at Daytona International Speedway on the final lap. This time, Ryan Blaney found himself on the right side of Lady Luck. After a wild race, filled with high stakes for drivers fighting for a spot in the …

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Justin Haley, Kaulig Win Daytona Xfinity Race in Thrilling Finish

2021 Xfinity Daytona II Justin Haley Wins (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Justin Haley and Kaulig Racing took the victory at Daytona International Speedway Saturday (Aug. 28) in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Wawa 250. Kaulig Racing was dominant all day long, taking the top three positions in each of the first two stages. With five laps remaining, team orders were called and all three drivers linked up …

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AJ Allmendinger Wins Xfinity Race at Michigan

AJ Allmendinger and Kaulig Racing worked together to dominate the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona on Aug. 28, 2021 (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

AJ Allmendinger followed his surprise NASCAR Cup Series win at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course with a victory in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Michigan International Speedway Aug. 21. Allmendinger held off Brandon Jones, who finished runner-up after multiple overtimes due to cautions toward the end of the event. “The outside was the place …

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Austin Cindric Wins at Indianapolis Road Course in Xfinity

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Xfinity Series took to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course for the Pennzoil 150 at the Brickyard and Austin Cindric drove away from the field to get the win Saturday (Aug. 14). This is the second of three major American motorsports events this weekend with the NTT IndyCar Series taking to the track …

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Andy Lally Taking Over for Kyle Tilley in Cup Series Race at Indy Road Course

Kyle Tilley at Indianapolis road course Cup

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After the news of James Davison taking over for Kyle Tilley in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, it was announced Saturday (Aug. 14) that Andy Lally will replace Tilley in the NASCAR Cup Series race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course on Sunday. Lally is a veteran on road courses and this will mark his …

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Martin Truex Jr. Quickest in Indianapolis Cup Practice

Martin Truex Jr. practices at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Verizon 200 at the Brickyard, 8/14/2021 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Martin Truex Jr., one of the best road racers in the NASCAR Cup Series, took the top spot in practice on Saturday (Aug. 14), at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course. Truex’s lap at 98.021 mph topped the charts. Truex was one of three Gibbs machines in the top 10, but breaking those drivers up …

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Ty Gibbs Flexes Muscles, Wins at Watkins Glen

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#54: Ty Gibbs, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Supra Monster Energy (credit: Nigel Kinrade)

Ty Gibbs won his third race in his debut at Watkins Glen during his limited run in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in the Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey 200. After losing to Cory Heim in the ARCA Menards Series just a day before, Gibbs strapped into his #54 Joe Gibbs Toyota and used the patience and …

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