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Parker Retzlaff Running Limited Xfinity Schedule for RSS

2019 Atlanta NXS Jeff Green racing NKP

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Parker Retzlaff will debut in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2022 with RSS Racing, RSS announced Dec. 3. Retzlaff is scheduled for at least 10 races in 2022, with his first race at Phoenix Raceway. “This is an incredibly humbling opportunity for me next season,” Retzlaff said in a team release. “I realize this is …

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Miguel Paludo Returning to JRM for 3 Races

2021 Daytona road Miguel Paludo NKP

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Miguel Paludo is back with JR Motorsports in a part-time role in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2022, JRM announced Dec. 1. Paludo will drive the No. 88 in three races in 2022, at Circuit of the Americas, Road America and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. BRANDT will sponsor the effort. “We are back …

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Mike Harmon Docked Points for 2022, Caesar Bacarella Suspended

Caesar Bacarella at Daytona 2021 Xfinity race, NKP

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NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers and team owners Mike Harmon and Caesar Bacarella have been docked points and suspended, respectively, NASCAR announced Nov. 22. Harmon lost 75 driver and owner points for violating a section of the NASCAR rule book pertaining to vehicle testing. Additionally, crew chief Ryan Bell was fined $50,000 and has been suspended …

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NASCAR Announces Return of Practice, Qualifying in 2022

NASCAR Playoff drivers Chase Elliott and Martin Truex Jr. lead the field at Phoenix Raceway. (Photo: NKP)

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Practice and qualifying will return to NASCAR’s national series in 2022, NASCAR announced Nov. 19. Though the formats of each session will vary by track and series, NASCAR plans to hold practice and qualifying for all of its races in 2022. “NASCAR is excited to return practice and qualifying to its race weekends,” Scott Miller, …

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No More Burning Questions: The Last Dance

2021 Dover Cup Brad Keselowski NKP

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This season marked the conclusion of Brad Keselowski’s tenure at Team Penske. The event marks a turning point for a team and a driver who, regardless of what their futures hold, will forever be linked together in the eyes of the history of American stock car racing. After a surprise victory in 2009 at Talladega …

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Riley Herbst, Monster Energy Staying With Stewart-Haas in Xfinity in 2022

Riley Herbst smiling at Nashville Superspeedway NASCAR Xfinity NKP

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Riley Herbst will continue to pilot the No. 98 car in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Stewart-Haas Racing announced Nov. 15. Monster Energy will also stay on as a partner. Herbst finished his second full-time Xfinity season and first with SHR, earning five top fives and 13 top 10s in 2021. He ended the year 11th …

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David Starr, Carl Long & Other MBM Team Members Contract COVID-19

David Starr No. 66 MBM Motorsports NKP

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Motorsports Business Management team owner Carl Long, driver David Starr and seven other team members contracted COVID-19 after last weekend’s NASCAR races at Phoenix Raceway, Long said on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Nov. 13. “We did finish the race out at Phoenix, but myself and eight of my team members contracted (COVID-19) on the way back,” …

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Friday Faceoff: What Were the Biggest Surprises & Disappointments of 2021?

Hamlin, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Another year, another near miss for Denny Hamlin. Will he ever win a NASCAR Cup Series title? Luken Glover: Denny Hamlin absolutely has the talent to get the job done. So, can he do it? Definitely a yes. Will he do it? I’m leaning towards no. We may be seeing the equivalent of Mark Martin, who …

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Podcast: Xfinity Series Champion Daniel Hemric on Winning, Backflips & Realizing His Dream

Daniel Hemric

(Graphic: Jared Haas)

The champ is here! 2021 Xfinity Series champion Daniel Hemric joins Davey Segal to discuss how it feels to finally win a race, not have to answer the question of when he’ll grace Victory Lane, the winning move on Austin Cindric in turn 4 at Phoenix Raceway on Saturday night (Nov. 6) and if he …

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