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Raphael Lessard Planning Xfinity Debut for SQR

Raphael Lessard stands at Daytona 2021 truck race NKP

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Raphael Lessard will attempt multiple NASCAR Xfinity Series races in 2022 for SQR Development, SQR announced Jan. 20. The newly formed team, owned by past NASCAR competitor JC Stout, will field the No. 87. “As a team just getting going this year, having someone like Raphael Lessard drive some races for us is a pretty …

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Kyle Sieg Running Part-Time Xfinity Schedule

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Kyle Sieg will run a part-time schedule for RSS Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2022, RSS announced Jan. 20. Sieg will drive the No. 28, with his first race being at Daytona International Speedway. Other races for Sieg in 2022 were not announced. Sieg, the younger brother of longtime Xfinity competitor Ryan Sieg, …

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CJ McLaughlin Running Partial Xfinity Schedule for RSS Racing

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CJ McLaughlin is returning to RSS Racing for several races in the 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series season, he announced Jan. 17. SciAps will once again sponsor McLaughlin. The stint is for 14 races, according to McLaughlin’s Facebook page. SciAps’ website currently lists 13 events: both events at Daytona International Speedway in February and August, at …

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Jeffrey Earnhardt Moving to Sam Hunt for 2022

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Jeffrey Earnhardt will compete for Sam Hunt Racing for multiple races in the 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series season, SHR announced Jan. 14. Earnhardt will drive SHR’s flagship No. 26 with sponsorship from ForeverLawn. In an interview on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, Earnhardt said his current schedule is seven races. His first start with the team has …

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Ryan Truex Running Daytona for Sam Hunt

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Ryan Truex will compete in the season-opening NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway for Sam Hunt Racing, SHR announced Jan. 13. Truex will drive the team’s No. 26 with sponsorship from Circle B Diecast. According to its release, SHR plans to have Truex in the car for other races in 2022, though those …

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Hill, MBM Add UNITS Sponsorship


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Hill Motorsports will feature UNITS Moving and Portable Storage as a primary sponsor in multiple NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races in 2022, the team announced Jan. 7. UNITS will adorn Timmy Hill‘s No. 56 in six races, starting at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Other events include Darlington Raceway, Texas Motor Speedway, Knoxville Raceway, Richmond Raceway …

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Sage Karam Moving to APR for Part-Time Schedule

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Sage Karam will compete in a part-time NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule for Alpha Prime Racing in 2022, he tweeted Jan. 6. “I’m extremely grateful for the opportunities that 2021 provided and am equally as excited to join Alpha Prime Racing for 2022,” Karam said in a team release. “I can’t thank (team co-owner) Tommy Joe …

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Ryan Preece Joins SHR as Reserve Driver

Ryan Preece celebrates his first NASCAR Truck win with a woohoo, holding up the guitar at Nashville. Red Hunt Brother Pizza firesuit. NKP

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Ryan Preece has joined Stewart-Haas Racing as a reserve driver in 2022, SHR announced Jan. 6. As part of the arrangement, Preece will fill in for SHR’s drivers in the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity series on an as-needed basis due to absences such as COVID-19 protocol. He’ll also do simulator work for the team. Additionally, …

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