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NASCAR 101: Hall-of-Fame Winners at Sonoma

(Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

Sonoma Raceway is not a track that dates way back to the early stages of the NASCAR’s history, but that does not mean that some of the most legendary drivers in the history of the sport have not enjoyed a high level of success there. In fact, eight drivers that have been inducted into the …

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William Byron, Rackley WAR Team for Nashville

William Byron walks the pits at Kansas Speedway, May 2021. (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

With the addition of Nashville Superspeedway to the NASCAR Cup Series schedule, William Byron wanted some additional experience at that track. As such, he will drive a second entry for Rackley WAR in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Nashville on June 18. Byron will drive the No. 27 Chevrolet, with team co-owner …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Ben Rhodes Talks Cup Debut at Sonoma, Truck Success

Ben Rhodes 2021 Charlotte trucks NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Ben Rhodes is having a damn good 2021. With two wins already this season, Rhodes sits second in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points with an average start of 6.2 and an average finish of 6.3 in the No. 99 Toyota for ThorSport Racing. He’s finished outside the top 10 only once, a 16th-place effort …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Memorial Day Spectacular Brings Lukewarm Action, Questionable Decisions

NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 green flag 2021 Charlotte Motor Speedway NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Memorial Day Weekend is a busy time for race teams and for many people. Typical years have big Memorial Day celebrations. A lot of those events have been wiped out because of either the COVID-19 pandemic, or by weather (nothing quite like 48 degrees for a high the day of the Indianapolis 500). For race …

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NASCAR Faces Second Straight Week of Questionable Safety Calls

Johnny Sauter at 2021 Las Vegas truck race NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

For the second week in a row, NASCAR had to answer questions about its safety procedures during a race, this time after the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 28. Trey Hutchens III’s truck slowed on the racetrack and came to a near stop on the frontstretch in the …

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Chase Elliott Competing for GMS at Texas Truck Race

Chase Elliott 2021

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Chase Elliott will drive the No. 24 for GMS Racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, the team announced Wednesday, June 2. He’ll have sponsorship from A SHOC. Elliott competed for the team in three events in 2020, earning a win at Charlotte Motor Speedway and a fourth place …

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Daytona, Martinsville, More Announce Full Capacity for Future NASCAR Events

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Six NASCAR racetracks have announced on Wednesday (June 2) that grandstands will be open to full capacity for the fall events. Michigan International Speedway and Daytona International Speedway in August, Richmond Raceway in September, Talladega Superspeedway and Martinsville Speedway in October and the Championship weekend at Phoenix Raceway in November will all be open for …

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Donny Schatz Joining David Gilliland Racing at Knoxville Truck Event

2021 Las Vegas Trucks David Gilliland truck NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Donny Schatz will compete for David Gilliland Racing in his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at Knoxville Raceway, the team announced Wednesday (June 2). Schatz will drive the No. 17 Little Giant Ford on the dirt track. Though it’s his first time in a NASCAR Truck, he has 27 career wins at Knoxville, including …

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