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2-Headed Monster: Did Kaulig Racing Make Right Choice in Hiring Daniel Hemric?

2021 Road America NXS Daniel Hemric NKP

#18: Daniel Hemric, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Supra Poppy Bank

Starting in 2022, Daniel Hemric will be the new driver of Kaulig Racing’s No. 11 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Hemric will replace Justin Haley, who will drive one of the organization’s Cup Series cars in 2022. Hemric’s career has been an interesting one as he has proven consistency but has yet to find …

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Portland International Raceway Highlights 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Schedule

NASCAR racecars at Michigan International Speedway, August 2021. Photo:NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The 2022 schedule for the NASCAR Xfinity Series has been released and features a new race course: Portland International Raceway. The Camping World Truck Series last ran at Portland from 1999-2000 but this will be the first time Xfinity makes the trek to the 1.964-mile road course. The race is scheduled for June 4, 2022 …

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Justin Allgaier Holds Pole for Xfinity Race at Talladega

#7: Justin Allgaier, JR Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro BRANDT At 2021 Las Vegas NASCAR Xfinity race, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Xfinity Series’ second race in the Round of 12 is at Talladega Superspeedway this weekend and Justin Allgaier is on the pole. Allgaier finished second to his JR Motorsports teammate Josh Berry, who was filling in for Michael Annett in the No. 1 last week at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Austin Cindric starts …

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Dropping the Hammer: The Next (Best?) Hope For Daniel Hemric

Daniel Hemric

#18: Daniel Hemric, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Supra Poppy Bank

Stop me if you’ve heard this before. Daniel Hemric will drive for a new race team next season. Last week brought the news that for the third consecutive season, the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year will pick up stakes and migrate to another NASCAR Xfinity Series team. After stints with JR Motorsports …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Josh Berry Putting NASCAR Owners on Notice

Josh Berry celebrates after winning the race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Saturday night (Sept. 25). (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Will what Josh Berry is doing sway owners to hiring more “racers” instead of pay drivers? – Daphne B., Nashville, Tenn. I think I speak for everyone when I say: for goodness’ sake, I hope so. We’ve known Josh Berry is a great racecar driver for a while. His late model results, including a national …

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Kevin Harvick’s Crew Chief Suspended, Multiple Teams Penalized After Las Vegas Weekend

Kevin Harvick No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford, Subway colors, 2021 Las Vegas Cup playoff race, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kevin Harvick‘s crew chief Rodney Childers has been suspended from this weekend’s event at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday Oct. 3 after two loose lug nuts were found on the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford during post race inspection at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Childers will be replaced by crew chief veteran Greg Zipadelli.  Childers has …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Round of 12 Brings Heavy Playoff Focus to Las Vegas

NASCAR racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, September 2021. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Las Vegas Motor Speedway began the Round of 12 in the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, and things got a little more serious since it is likely to be the least looney race of the round. Even with fewer intermediate tracks in the playoffs now, it’s still critical to put up a decent finish here since …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Hamlin Goes All in for Vegas Win

Denny Hamlin leads a pack of NASCAR race cars in the 2021 South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, September 2021. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Joe Gibbs Racing driver clinches spot in Round of Eight With 30 races in the books, the championship is in sight and we have a good idea who will probably be fighting for it at Phoenix. But it takes so much going right and not just piling up stats. Kyle Larson essentially rolled snake eyes …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Josh Berry Spoils Playoffs With Vegas Victory

Josh Berry poses with his trophy after winning the Sept. 2021 race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Turn the clock back to March, race number four of the 2021 season, and you’ll see Josh Berry finished seventh in the first NASCAR Xfinity Series trip to Las Vegas Motor Speedway. At the time, it tied for his best result in a budding NXS career. In the months leading into Saturday’s (Sept. 25) Alsco …

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